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OPINION April 4
Keep up the good work
Keizertimes Publisher encourages readers to continue social distancing efforts, despite of unanswered questions.
OPINION April 4
Mankind is up to task to defeat COVID-19
Gene H. McIntyre lives in Keizer. He shares his opinion frequently in the Keizertimes. This week he encourages readers that history shows mankind is capable of making vaccines and fighting illnesses.
OBITUARY April 4
Janette Marie (Stratton) Stewart
Aug. 28, 1925 – March 25, 2020
NEWS April 3
Martial arts studio goes online
Keizer ATA Martial Arts is offering virtual classes during social gathering bans. Classes are held via Zoom.us and some are free to the community.
COMMUNITY April 3
Sewing machines fire up to make masks
Keizerites Summer Donily and Sharon Belleque have been making masks to help protect loved ones, strangers and healthcare workers.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 3
Marion County stretches out arm to local business
County dedicates $200K to economic stimulus program.
NEWS April 3
Monetary support needed at food share
Marion Polk Food Share asks for financial donations instead of volunteers or food donations for fear of spreading COVID-19.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 3
Thatcher urges local businesses to apply for SBA loans
The loans cover a wide range of businesses in Oregon and many will not need to be repaid.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 3
SAIF stands up fund to reduce risk for businesses
The non-profit worker compensation fund will help businesses clean-up after a coronavirus infection among other impacts ranging from modifying workspace to reopening when the madness ends.
NEWS April 3
Hospitals brace for crisis, models shows we can nip need
The state released statistic modeling tracking the spread of COVID-19 for three possible scenarios.
NEWS April 3
Slew of drug charges follows River Road chase
A Salem man was arrested on a slew of drug-related and other charges after attempting to elude a Keizer police officer on River Road North and then crashing into bollards outside Dan’s Pawn Shop.
NEWS April 3
Tax filing deadline moves to July 15
State and federal taxes do not need to be filed until July 15.
COMMUNITY April 3
100 years young
Mariella Dibble turned 100 years on Thursday, March 26 at The Village at Keizer Ridge. While her birthday plans were sidelined by COVID-19 precautions, undeterred family, friends, and staff members arranged a surprise visit.
COMMUNITY April 3
‘Angel’ donor delivers cause to celebrate
Keizer dad expressed his frustration that his son's fifth birthday would be less than exciting on a local Keizer Facebook group. Fellow group member Megan Ford stepped in to make the birthday extra special.
NEWS April 2
Police calls March 22 - March 29
OPINION April 2
Worst-case scenarios aren’t the only ones
SCHOOLS April 2
Chromebook rental lines back up traffic
Salem-Keizer Public School District is renting out chromebooks to students while schools are closed. Heavy traffic seen on Chemawa Road N. and Delight Street N. was caused as students and parents waited in line to pick them up
FreeNEWS April 2
Agenda for April 6 Keizer City Council meeting
COMMUNITY April 2
Keizer woman connects mothers of kids with Down Syndrome
Despite being quarantined, TiAnna Wright still found a way to create a group for mothers with children who have Down syndrome.
SPORTS April 2
Keizer golf facilities remain open and safe
Despite Gov. Kate Brown releasing an executive order on Monday, March 23, that shut down many non-essential businesses, golf facilities like McNary Golf Club and Willow Lake Golf Center are allowed to stay open for the time being, so long as they adhere to a strict set of regulations that enforce social distancing.
SCHOOLS April 1
Remaining school year will likely lean on virtual learning
On Monday, March 30, the Oregon Department of Education shared that students might not be returning to classroom this school year due to the spread of COVID-19. Because of this realization, the department released guidance on virtual learning that same evening.
SCHOOLS April 1
Salem-Keizer taps new assistant superintendent
SPORTS April 1
McNary seniors may never see the diamond again
If the season does indeed get canceled, all five seniors on the McNary baseball team — Jamison Martin, Ethan Patterson, Danny Okada, Alex Tavera and Alex Simpson — would see their prep careers come to a conclusion without a final sendoff.
FreeNEWS March 31
Keizer church helps bring truckload of food to MPFS
More than $40,000 worth of food was delivered the Marion Polk Food Share this morning courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 31
Salem-Keizer schools not likely to open again, shift to 'distance learning' coming
The state Education Department notified local school superintendents and principals to prepare to teach Oregon's 582,000 students from long distance. The state's top education official said in a statement Monday night there was a "strong possibility" schools wouldn't open again this school year.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 31
Raffle party canceled, drawing to be live-streamed
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rotary Club of Keizer and the Keizer Rotary Foundation have canceled the 2020 Raffle Party and announced the drawing will be live streamed.
NEWS March 31
Man crashes into Keizer home
A Salem man charged with DUII in incident that sheared off a utility pole and damaged fence, home.
NEWS March 30
SKPS offers Chromebooks to students in need of devices
Devices will be available for curbside pick-up April 2 and 3 at each of the district’s six traditional high schools.
BOOK REVIEW March 30
Book review: "Gone at Midnight: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam" by Jake Anderson
Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 30
Salem-Keizer board will meet virtually Monday to hear the latest on local school closure
With no end to social distancing in sight, Salem-Keizer's school board is voting on a policy change allowing virtual meetings, and testing a call-in system for public comments.

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