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NEWS Oct. 21
Details surrounding deaths at Chemawa brought to light by local researchers
For over 25 years, SuAnn Reddick has been compiling information surrounding the deaths of over 300 Chemawa students from 1880 to 1945. In collaboration with Eva Guggemos and Pacific University, she shared that information on a public website for the first time earlier this month.
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COMMUNITY Oct. 22
New agreement gives CCC students easier pathway to four-year art degree
Chemeketa Community College made an agreement with the Portland-based Pacific Northwest College of Art which allows art students to get scholarships and credit transfer.
NEWS Oct. 22
Keizer's planning task force to meet Monday to discuss $8 million in funds
The Long Term Planning Task Force will meet Monday, Oct. 25 to discuss potential projects for the over $8 million in funds they received from the American Rescue Plan Act.
COMMUNITY Oct. 22
Turkey Dash returns
The annual Turkey Dash Pajama Party is coming up soon. Those interested in joining can sign up online.
NEWS Oct. 22
Todd to run for Marion County DA, making for first contested DA race in decades
Todd has spent the past eight years as a criminal defense attorney in Marion and Polk counties. He said one of the reasons he decided to run is because he believes "voters, and everybody in Marion County, deserves two options instead of just a simple, this is the way it is."
SPORTS Oct. 21
McNary earns crucial victory over Mountain View in final home game
With the win, the Celtics put themselves in great position for their first postseason berth since 2017.
SCHOOLS Oct. 21
Electric buses coming to SKPS
For the second straight year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) was selected as one of the winners of the Electric School Bus Fund, which was started by Portland General Electric (PGE).
SPORTS Oct. 19
Celts can't complete comeback against West Salem
Despite not being at full strength, McNary had a chance to take over the top spot in the Mountain Valley Conference (MVC) with a win over West Salem on Friday, Oct. 15. But late in the fourth quarter, the Celtics defense couldn't get a stop when they needed it most.
OPINION Oct. 19
Let a commission redistrict
SPORTS Oct. 19
McNary picks up key victory to remain in playoff hunt
With their playoff chances on the line, the McNary boys' soccer squad earned a much-needed victory against Bend.
BOOK REVIEW Oct. 18
Book review: "I'll Take Your Questions Now"
Terri Schlichenmeyer leaves her review of "I'll Take Your Questions Now" by Stephanie Grisham.
OPINION Oct. 18
The spirit of volunteerism lives
OPINION Oct. 17
Commitment to equity and anti-racism
COMMUNITY Oct. 17
Cats of the week
Cat of the week is located at Salem Friends of Felines on 4157 Cherry Avenue, Keizer.
FreeOBITUARY Oct. 17
Donna R. O’Neill March 20, 1938 – Sept. 22, 2021
OPINION Oct. 16
Uphold the oath
FreeOBITUARY Oct. 16
Wayne Lawrence Tschauner August 29, 1950 – August 14, 2021
FreeOBITUARY Oct. 16
Elias Nichols Ortiz February 4, 2021 – October 1, 2021
COMMUNITY Oct. 15
Halloween comes to local farms
Multiple farms that offer pumpkins and events have started to open up with halloween quickly approaching.
NEWS Oct. 15
Police calls Oct. 3 - Oct. 10
NEWS Oct. 15
Oregon state Sen. Betsy Johnson to launch independent campaign for governor
Johnson will leave the Democratic Party by next spring, she told supporters, as she prepares to run for governor outside Oregon's two major political parties.
COMMUNITY Oct. 15
Boru crowned Miss Oregon
Local Keizerite, Sofia Boru, was crowned USOA Miss Oregon for 2022. Her mission is to spread awareness for victims of domestic violence.
NEWS Oct. 14
White teachers and diverse classrooms: Salem-Keizer's representation gap continues to grow
While 58% of the district is made up of students of color, only 13% of teachers and administrators are people of color— a gap that has grown by 5% since the 2017-18 school year. Of the 300 teachers in Keizer, only 24 are not white and two schools have all-white teaching staffs.
FIRE Oct. 14
SAFER grant allows MCFD1 to hire nine firefighters
In September, Marion County Fire District #1 was awarded a grant from Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER), which allows the district to hire nine firefighters. These positions are funded for three years and applications are being accepted until Nov. 12.
COMMUNITY Oct. 14
Keizer Little League and Keizer Cal Ripken joining together to form one organization
The partnership will allow the organization, which is called Keizer Baseball and Softball, to run Little League and Cal Ripken programs under the same umbrella.
NEWS Oct. 13
City council vote on Keizer Little League Park contract postponed two weeks
A Keizer City Council vote on a contract with For The Love of The Game that was supposed to take place at the Oct. 18 city council meeting will be postponed until Nov. 1. City Attorney Shannon Johnson said, "we have discussed the matter with the Walkers and are going over a revised agreement, but were not able to finalize it in time for the October 18 meeting.”
NEWS Oct. 13
Split Salem-Keizer school board commits to antiracism in 4-2 vote
Following a contentious meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent Christy Perry said her school board's public commitment to antiracism and equity reflects the goals she's advanced for years and gives the district's elected leaders better tools to hold her accountable for outcomes.
NEWS Oct. 13
Fire restrictions lifted locally and around the state
Agencies across the state are lifting fire restrictions as an "unusually" dry summer ends in Oregon.
SPORTS Oct. 12
McNary stays in MVC title hunt with bounce-back win over South Salem
Despite being without their starting quarterback, and one of the best players in the Mountain Valley Conference in Tyler Copeland, McNary (5-1, 2-1, MVC) used a physical rushing attack and stifling defense to defeat South Salem 21-13 on Friday, Oct. 8.
BREAKING NEWS Oct. 11
State Rep. Bill Post to resign at the end of November
With 15 months left in his current term, District 25 Rep. Bill Post announced Monday night that he would be resigning from his position effective Nov. 30 after moving to Nevada in late September.
BOOK REVIEW Oct. 11
Book review: "Gastro Obscura"
Terri Schlichenmeyer leaves her review of "Gastro Obscura" by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras.
OPINION Oct. 11
Infrastructure bill is a lifeline
NEWS Oct. 10
Police calls Sept. 25 - Oct. 3
OPINION Oct. 9
Star Wars: Visions offers unique take on franchise
NEWS Oct. 9
Chemeketa houses AWARE Food Bank after fire damage
AWARE Food Bank moved to Chemeketa’s Harrison Street building on September 27th due to a fire at their previous building. Currently, anyone can access their services during office hours without any documentation needed.
NEWS Oct. 9
Council meeting: Day apologizes for conduct, new officer sworn in
Keizer City Councilor Ross Day apologized during the Oct. 4 meeting for his conduct during a Sept. 27 special session meeting. At the meeting, Day continued to criticize city staff for their handling of the new city manager search.
OPINION Oct. 8
Remember when
COMMUNITY Oct. 8
Cat of the week
COMMUNITY Oct. 8
Salem-Keizer's first woman principal remembered at Celebration of Leadership
Former McNary High School principal and longtime educator Kathleen Hanneman died last September. A public tribute Wednesday recalled her impact on the school and her students.
FreeNEWS Oct. 8
One man in critical condition after shooting at Claggett Creek Park
Two victims were shot last night near Claggett Creek Park in a shooting that police are saying was "an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.” There are no suspects in custody at this time and police say the investigation is ongoing.
NEWS Oct. 8
COVID outbreak continues at senior-living facility Avamere Court
An outbreak at the Keizer senior-living facility that originated Aug. 8 has grown to 53 cases and nearly doubled in a two-week span. Only half of Avamere Court's staff has been vaccinated while close to 90% of their residents have received the vaccination.
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