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FreeCommunity July 17
The LEGO Movie comes to Oregon Gardens
The Oregon Gardens will be screening the LEGO movie next week on Thursday, July 23. This is part of their continual cruise-in cinema summer series.
OPINION July 17
Letter: Too much at stake
Letters to the editor can be sent to [email protected] This letter represents the view of Darlene White, a Keizer resident, not the Keizertimes.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK July 17
New business loans will be available soon from state
Support for businesses in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties impacted by the COVID -19 pandemic is available. Financial assistance is available thanks to grants from Business Oregon and the Oregon Community Foundation. Willamette Workforce Partnership will be managing the grant process.
FreeCOMMUNITY July 17
KAA accepting submissions
The Keizer Art Association is now accepting submissions for its virtual August show, Celebration of Flowers and Iris Contest. The show will be available for viewing on the association’s website, keizerarts.com, from July 30 to Aug. 25.
FreeCOMMUNITY July 17
North Santiam watershed seeking board members
The North Santiam Watershed Council (NSWC) Board of Directors is seeking potential future volunteer Board members. The NSWC Board of Directors represent the diverse interests and perspectives found throughout our geography – local landowners, land managers, businesses, recreation enthusiasts and natural resource advocates.
COMMUNITY July 17
Stronger together
Julianne Jackson addresses a crowd of about 75 at a Unity BBQ at Willow Lake Golf Center & Driving Range Sunday, July 12. See post for more photos
NEWS July 17
Debrief expected on city hack
Keizer Finance Director Tim Wood plans to debrief the council Monday, July 20, on with more details on what happened when the city's computers were hacked in early June and what the recovery process has entailed.
NEWS July 17
City looks back on lessons learned, so far
Every year in the fall the Keizer City Council reviews its emergency preparation plans, Mayor Cathy Clark wanted to see how the city responded to the pandemic while we were in the midst of it rather than wait for the fall, so each department director reported to the council on how the pandemic effected their work.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK July 17
97303 virus numbers rise 15%: Governor limits all indoor gatherings to 10 people
Numbers dropped last week, but the July 8 report shows numbers rising again. Keep wearing your mask, washing your hands and keeping your distance.
OPINION July 16
Closing schools hurts kids
This is an opinion piece pulled from a creators syndicate and is meant to provoke thought, it does not necessarily represent the views of the Keizertimes.
COMMUNITY July 16
Police calls July 2 - July 12
Community July 16
Monday, July 20 City Council Meeting Agenda
SPORTS July 16
Witherspoon signs with Corban
After playing just one year with the McNary girls’ lacrosse squad, Kyah Witherspoon signed with Corban College to continue her career as a student-athlete. She plans to study counseling and psychology.
SPORTS July 16
Keizer kids pay tribute to their biggest fan
With the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling spring sports, Tony Aicher was unable to watch the game that he loved during his final days, which is why Jake Martin, whose son, Ian, plays for McNary, decided to organize a pick-up game for the man that was always in the stands.
SCHOOLS July 15
Distance learning 2.0 to rely on more teacher-student interaction
Assistant Superintendent Kraig Sproles shared with the school board about how the district has developed a new, comprehensive all-online academy called Enhanced Digital and Guided Education (EDGE), which will look different than the distance-learning model used in the spring.
COMMUNITY July 14
Social distancing guidelines make minor tweaks to OPVA Gold Cup Golf Tournament
Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America is still hosting their 11th annual Gold Cup Golf Tournament at McNary Golf Club, though it has been modified for social distancing.
FreeSCHOOLS July 13
MHS graduations on track for Aug. 7
Cohorts will graduate 45-at-a-time on the McNary football field with up to four onlookers each. Traffic will have to enter and exit on a loop and parking is likely to be an issue as construction continues.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK July 13
Masks required while waiting in line, birthday parties to shrink under new mandate
Gov. Kate Brown on Monday announced new measures to slow the spread of Covid after seeing a spike in case numbers in the last week.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK July 13
In-person classes will be two days per week for most Salem-Keizer students under early outline for fall
Kindergarten through second-grade students would get four days per week of in-person class, and all parents could choose full-time online school for Oregon's second-largest district. More details will be developed over the next month and a hearing on the final plan slated Aug. 11.

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