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FreeNEWS BRIEF August 28
Students: Check out Elks scholarships
The Keizer Elks Lodge #2472 recently announced that the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Contest is available to high school seniors who are United States Citizens. the application is completed online and must be submitted by Nov. 15.
OPINION August 28
LETTER: Inclusivity
Martin Doerfler is a Keizer resident. He wrote a letter to the editor to express his opinion about the inclusivity resolution that some residents are asking the city council to adopt. You, too, can write a letter to the editor by sending your letter to [email protected]
OPINION August 28
Is Claggett Creek in trouble?
Jim Parr lives in Keizer. He wrote to the paper to express concern for the health of Claggett Creek.
NEWS August 28
Juran hopes to bring a younger voice to council
Dylan Juran, the youngest candidate on the ballot, has been active in city government for the last five years, he also volunteers with Keizer-based non-profit Satellite Gaming, which provides after school clubs for students. He is running against Keizer attorney Ross Day for the seat vacated by Councilor Kim Freeman.
FreeNEWS August 28
City has new funds for Keizer biz relief
The City of Keizer, through a partnership with Business Oregon, is making an additional round of pandemic-related business loans available. City officials will award a total of $90,000 in COVID-19 support loans through $45,000 of city reserves and a matching grant from Business Oregon.
NEWS August 28
Keizer non-profit director will face off against businessman
Keizer resident Michele Roland-Schwartz has been the executive director for the Oregon Attorney General’s Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force since 2013 and is running to fill Marlene Parsons seat on the Keizer City Council. Keizer businessman Kyle Juran has filed to run for the same position.
NEWS August 28
The new bread line: Residents queue up for emergency checks
OnPoint Community Credit Union was one of the locations authorized to issue $500 checks to provide economic assistance to families still waiting for unemployment. In a three day period they issued 581 checks from the Keizer location and processed 21,400 emergency checks at its branches throughout Oregon.
NEWS August 28
DeBlasi will seek to unseat Reid
Mike DeBlasi has lived in Keizer for eight years, been active on the Keizer Planning Commission for seven and frequently volunteers in city advisory groups. He is running to unseat City Councilor Laura Reid.
SCHOOLS August 27
How to go seven rounds with your graduation speech
To keep capacity below 250 people, McNary High School hosted seven in-person graduation ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 7, and in each ceremony, Erik Jespersen, McNary’s principal, Bill Kirkwood, math teacher and keynote speaker, and Joe Ramiro Alvarado, the senior class speaker, recited their speeches for the Class of 2020.
OPINION August 27
A most consequential presidency
(Creators Syndicate)
NEWS August 27
Police calls August 16 - August 24
OBITUARY August 27
George Warren Standish
February 4, 1936 - August 21, 2020
SCHOOLS August 27
Schools: ‘An opportunity to put students in charge’
The Salem-Keizer School Board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25 featured members of Salem-Keizer Public School (SKPS) cabinet discussing school reentry planning and curriculum updates, as well as other topics.
COMMUNITY August 27
Morris recognized as DYW’s most spirited
After being one of the three Keizer participants to qualify for state, Leilani Morris was named the 2021 spirit award winner at the Distinguished Young Women state competition at First Baptist Church in Salem on Friday, Aug. 7.
SPORTS August 26
MYB eighth graders get one last chance to shine
Despite their final youth season being lost due to COVID-19, McNary Youth Baseball (MYB) wanted to provide one last memorable experience for their players.

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