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SPORTS Jun. 22
Celts exact their revenge on South Salem
After losing to South Salem in gut-wrenching fashion earlier in the season, the McNary boys hoops squad dominated the Saxons in the rematch.
SPORTS Jun. 22
Volcanoes rally to defeat Senators
Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Nick DiBenedetto knocked a two-out, three-run single to give the Volcanoes the 4-3 victory against the Salem Senators in a seven-inning contest on Friday, June 18.
COMMUNITY Jun. 22
Splash fountain opening slated
Chalmers Jones Park is opening the splash fountain starting Tuesday, June 22. The fountain will be on Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m.
OPINION Jun. 22
Friends: The one where they get back together
T.J. Reid leaves his review of Friends: The Reunion.
COMMUNITY Jun. 21
Community dinner June 23
There will be a drive through community dinner on June 23 at St. Edward's Catholic Church.
SPORTS Jun. 21
McNary cruises by Central in final home game
After falling behind in the first quarter, the Celtics ended the half by going on a 25-5 run and eventually defeated Central by a score of 50-24.
FreeOPINION Jun. 21
Pride, protest & lingering questions
NEWS Jun. 20
Demonstrators clash with Pride attendees
Anti-LGBTQ+ group disrupts Keizer's first pride fair with hateful signs. Counter-protestors confront them in hopes that they will leave.
OPINION Jun. 20
Happy Father's Day
COMMUNITY Jun. 19
Pride Fair draws hundreds
Photos of the Keizer Pride Fair that was on Saturday, June 12.
COMMUNITY Jun. 19
Library's preps summer reading program relaunch
The Keizer Community Library offers a reading challenge for children in elementary school. The challenge will go through the summer and prizes will be available.
OPINION Jun. 19
Speed Bump By Dave Coverly
SCHOOLS Jun. 19
Weddle teachers earn Sonic Drive-In donations
Stacy Thibodeaux and counselor Melissa Shrout received donations from Sonic Drive-in to help out students and give them the opportunity to participate in fun activites.
COMMUNITY Jun. 18
Make Music returns to Salem June 21
Make Music Salem is a one-day event to celebrate music throughout Salem. The event will be on June 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
FreeCOMMUNITY Jun. 18
Celebration of life: Howard E. Wood
COMMUNITY Jun. 18
Cat of the Week
Cat of the week is at Salem Friends of Felines located on 4157 Cherry Avenue, Keizer.
NEWS Jun. 18
Police calls June 6 - June 12
NEWS Jun. 18
Independence man arrested in alleged rape
Armando Rodarti Gonzalez was arrested for multiple charges including rape. He has been released but is prohibited from having contact with the victim and will be fined $10,000 if he doesn't show up in court.
COMMUNITY Jun. 18
City manager candidate in hot seat
Wes Hare, the primary candidate for interim city manager discusses why he would be a good fit for the position in a city council meeting on Monday, June 14. Hare also brings up the comments about him brought up by City Councilor Ross Day.
OPINION Jun. 18
Caption It! By Steve Breen
NEWS Jun. 17
23-year-old sentenced to 15 years in Keizer death
Dasio Gonzalez of Salem pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the gunshot death of Oscar Martinez in February 2020. Martinez was found in the parking lot the the Keizer Starbucks location. An associate of Gonzalez is still awaiting trial.
SCHOOLS Jun. 17
500+ cross podium at MHS graduation
Just over 500 students walked across the stage over the course of three ceremonies as the McNary High School Class of 2021 received their diplomas at Volcanoes Stadium on Wednesday, June 9.
SPORTS Jun. 17
Celts pick up league win in final home meet
At a four-team dual, the McNary wrestling team went 1-2 in their final home meet of the season on Saturday, June 12. The Celtics lost to Century 40-36 and Crater 45-33, but defeated Bend 48-36.
SPORTS Jun. 17
McNary receives four all-league nods
Trevor Thompson, Hayden Kaiser, Eben Mayer and Gunner Smedema each received first-team all-league honors for their play during the 2021 season.
SCHOOLS Jun. 16
School board will establish 'Free Speech' zones for future board meeetings
The new motion, which designates free speech and no-trespassing zones, was proposed by SKPS board chair Satya Chandragiri, and passed with a 5-2 vote.
SPORTS Jun. 16
Volcanoes pick up key victory against Campesinos
The Volcanoes got RBIs from seven different players and a solid pitching performance from Logan Dubbe as they defeated the Campesinos 10-4 in a seven-inning contest on Thursday, June 10. (Plus weekly recap/standings).
SPORTS Jun. 16
McNary demolishes Dallas behind Meithof's 31 pts
The Celtics went up by double-digits midway through the first quarter and never looked back, defeating the Dragons 73-43 on Monday, June 14.
NEWS Jun. 15
One recount remains, but election results portend SKPS sweep
Tallies for the new Salem-Keizer school board members were updated on Wednesday, June 2. The deadline for the votes to be official is July 7.
SPORTS Jun. 14
Salang places fourth at National Championships
Blanchet alum, and Keizer native, Leilani Salang earned first-team All-American honors for the Coast Guard at the Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted at North Carolina AT&T on Thursday, May 27.
OPINION Jun. 14
Shadow and Bone fills tall order of high fantasy
T.J. Reid leaves his review of Shadow and Bone
COMMUNITY Jun. 14
Bigfoot footprint approved in KRP
James Lukinich carved wooden Sasquatch which was placed in Keizer Rapids Park on Monday, June 7.
SCHOOLS Jun. 14
New hours for MHS next fall
Schools in the Salem-Keizer school district will have new bell schedules and open an hour late on Wednesdays starting in the Fall.
SCHOOLS Jun. 14
Kennedy breaks ground on renovations
An official groundbreaking ceremony, featuring school board members, local officials, school staff and community supporters, was held on Friday, June 4, to kick off the beginning of the $12.2 million expansion.
NEWS Jun. 13
Thatcher bill calls for prohibition on 'vaccine passports'
State Sen. Kim Thatcher introduced Senate Bill 872 which would prohibit public and private entities from denying services based on COVID-19 vaccination status. The bill was referred to the desk of Senate President Peter Courtney for further consideration.
NEWS Jun. 13
Police calls May 30 - June 6
OPINION Jun. 13
Caption It! By Steve Breen
NEWS Jun. 12
COVID vaccines going mobile at Salem Health
Salem Health is now including mobile vaccine clinic events to encourage more vaccinations. Walk-ins are accepted.
NEWS Jun. 12
Third time’s the cure: “Sudafed Bill” sails through legislative approval
Rep. Bill Post gives his input on a bill he sponsored that passed on Monday, June 7. This bill relaxes laws related to pseudoephedrine which is a medication used for allergies.
COMMUNITY Jun. 12
Photo honors awarded at Keizer Art Assoc.
Janice Christman won first place in the Keizer Art Association's virtual photography show.
OPINION Jun. 12
Speed Bump By Dave Coverly
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