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NEWS Jan. 23
Driver crashes into Keizer home, killing one person
A Keizer man crashed into a home on the 5600 block of Trail Avenue in Keizer on Saturday morning and killed one person that was inside. The driver is facing eight charges, including manslaughter and driving under the influence of intoxicants.
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SPORTS Jan. 24
Defense prevails in McNary's victory over Bend
The Celtics defense held Bend to a season low in points en route to their first Mountain Valley Conference (MVC) win, upsetting the Lava Bears 37-26 on Friday, Jan. 21.
NEWS Jan. 24
Volunteers needed now for Point-in-Time Count
After registering, volunteers will survey and count shelter-less people in Marion and Polk counties
OPINION Jan. 23
Disney offers another animated hit in Encanto
T.J. Reid leaves his review of Disney's Encanto.
COMMUNITY Jan. 23
Oregon Department of Veterans’ helps Chemeketa continue support of vets
Chemeketa Community College has been awarded $57,416 in Veterans Resource Center (VRC) grant funding from the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA). The grant will fund the center for about a year-and-a half.
NEWS Jan. 22
Police calls Jan. 9 - Jan. 16
OPINION Jan. 22
2022.2?
COMMUNITY Jan. 21
Salem Keizer Public Schools partners with community for informative safety series
Salem-Keizer Public Schools will host a three-part virtual series together with district, school and community leaders on safety in local schools.
COMMUNITY Jan. 21
SKPS announces Robert Silva as chief operations officer
The Salem-Keizer School Board of Directors approved the employment contact for Robert Silva as the district’s new Chief Operations Officer (COO).
NEWS Jan. 21
Far-right “Reawaken America Tour” will bring former Trump officials to Salem
The tour, which bills guest speakers who have spread false conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, is scheduled for April 1-2 at Salem’s River Church. Organizers initially planned an event in Redmond.
NEWS Jan. 21
Questions and criticism overshadow Summer Concert Series approval
The five month process to find an operator for Keizer's Summer Concert Series ended Monday, but not before the council further questioned and criticized the controversial process that awarded KRA and Clint Holland the contract until 2024.
NEWS Jan. 20
Mannix joins crowded field contending for vacant representative seat
Kevin Mannix, architect of Measure 11 and former state representative, announced Thursday that he will be seeking the House District 21 seat. Four other candidates have already filed in the district, which represents Keizer and part of Salem. Chris Hoy currently holds the seat but announced that he will not seek reelection.
NEWS Jan. 20
Salem Symphonic Winds' Jan. 23 concert has been rescheduled for May 22
NEWS Jan. 20
Oregon DOJ investigating Covid testing center with locations in Salem
The Center for Covid Control, which ran two testing sites in Salem, is currently being investigated by the Oregon Department of Justice. The testing company operates over 300 test sites across the U.S. and is being investigated in multiple states after it was discovered that thousands of their tests may be invalid.
SPORTS Jan. 19
Capital Pioneers offer tackle football to women from "all walks of life"
After finishing their inaugural 2021 campaign with an unbeaten record in the regular season, the Capital Pioneers — an all women's tackle football team that is a part of the Women's Football Alliance — have begun preparations for the 2022 season.
NEWS Jan. 19
Oregonians invited to ‘Let’s Talk’ session to share what they want from an Oregon governor
Join this unique event as Oregon Capital Chronicle, Rural Development Initiatives and the Agora Journalism Center are leading regional virtual sessions to hear from Oregonians.
NEWS Jan. 19
Red Cross blood drive at St. Edward's on Jan. 27
Blood donations are in high demand
FreeCOMMUNITY Jan. 18
At-home COVID tests now available from USPS
Every household in the U.S. can now get four rapid COVID tests mailed to them for free.
SPORTS Jan. 18
McNary falters in second half against West Salem
After falling behind by double-figures in the opening half, the McNary boys' basketball team rallied to cut the lead to four in the third quarter. But the Celtics ran out of gas in the final period against one of the top teams in the Mountain Valley Conference (MVC), falling to West Salem by a score of 66-51 on Friday, Jan. 14.
BOOK REVIEW Jan. 17
Book review: Let's Get Physical
Terri Schlichenmeyer leaves her review of "Let's Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World" by Danielle Friedman.
NEWS Jan. 17
Salem-Keizer school board approves proclamation honoring parents and guardians
Salem-Keizer board members declared the month of January Parent and Guardian Engagement in Education Month at the Jan. 11 board meeting. Parents had worked with the school board for weeks to form the proclamation.
OPINION Jan. 17
We can celebrate
OPINION Jan. 16
Return to Hogwarts features trip down memory lane for Harry Potter fans
T.J. Reid leaves his review of Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts.
COMMUNITY Jan. 16
Willamette Humane Society receives $75k grant
Willamette Humane Society (WHS) has received a $75,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help ensure shelter pets in the Salem area are ready for adoption. See adoptable cats and adoptable dogs on the WHS website.
OPINION Jan. 16
The key to solving poverty without ruining incentive
COMMUNITY Jan. 15
Keizer man helps gather nearly 400 lbs. of food
Employees from NorthWest Handling Systems collected 387 pounds of food for Marion Polk Food Share last month.
NEWS Jan. 15
Police calls Jan. 3 - Jan. 9
COMMUNITY Jan. 15
Cat of the week
Cat of the week is located at Salem Friends of Felines on 4157 Cherry Avenue, Keizer.
SPORTS Jan. 14
McNary falls in back-and-forth dual with South Salem
In a meet that featured several competitive matches, the Celtics fell just short in their dual with South Salem on Wednesday, Jan. 12, losing by a score of 36-33.
COMMUNITY Jan. 14
Marketing choices: What's essential
Jennifer Morrow, a Business Adviser at the Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, gives her marketing advice.
COMMUNITY Jan. 14
Make-A-Wish comes through with new deck for local family
Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking collaborated with Make-A-Wish to build a new deck for the Newstone family.
FEATURE Jan. 14
Guilty as charged on Facebook: A look at the Keizer Police Department's use of social media
In a practice that’s become common among police departments, the Keizer Police Department uses Facebook regularly to post the personal information of people arrested only days, or hours, after incidents occur. The posts describe alleged crimes that range from attempted murder to DUIIs and often receive hundreds of comments attacking the person arrested.
Jan. 13
Classifieds
01-14-2021 Classifieds
OBITUARY Jan. 13
Terry "Phil" Bay: Sept. 10, 1936 – Jan. 5 2022
NEWS Jan. 13
Back where we began: Council expected to sign Summer Concert Series contract with KRA
Just over a month after the Keizer Chamber of Commerce was set to become the next Summer Concert Series operator, the city has flipped back to renewing its contract with KRA and Clint Holland. The contract isn't final, however, and will be voted on at the city council's Jan. 18 meeting.
COMMUNITY Jan. 13
Carol Adelman awarded for lifelong commitment to peonies
The Brooks woman, of Adelman Peony Gardens, was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award for her efforts teaching others about the flower and growing beautiful and rare blooms.
FreeNEWS Jan. 12
McNary High receives bomb threat, building evacuated
McNary High School was evacuated earlier this afternoon after receiving an anonymous bomb threat.
FreeNEWS Jan. 12
Salem-Keizer cancels classes Friday due to staffing shortage
With high rates of student and staff illness and absence, Superintendent Christy Perry acted in hopes a four-day weekend would allow enough people to recover so schools could continue operating more normally next week. “It’s just knowing how long you can hang on,” she said.
SPORTS Jan. 11
McNary pulls off upset over Canby
Clinging to a two-point lead with less than a minute to go in the third quarter, the Celtics (2-8) outscored Canby (6-3) 19-5 in the final 8:42 to run away with the 45-29 win on Friday, Jan. 7.
SPORTS Jan. 11
Celts get the sweep against Sprague
The McNary girls' defeated Sprague 67-55, while the boys' team won by a score of 85-70 on Thursday, Jan. 6.
NEW Jan. 10
State Sen. Kim Thatcher announces run for District 11
Republican state Sen. Kim Thatcher announced Monday that she would be seeking election in the newly drawn Senate District 11. Thatcher has represented District 13 since 2015 but her hometown of Keizer was moved to District 11 in redistricting earlier this year.
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