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May 24 2021 thru May 30 2021

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OPINION May. 29
Memorial Day
SCHOOLS May. 29
Two school board races decided, two other too close to call
The Salem-Keizer School Board is still deciding who will be the new member. Osvaldo Avila in Zone 1 and Maria Hinojos Pressey were both leading their opponents by counts more than the number of outstanding ballots.
NEWS May. 29
Police calls May 16 - May 21
COMMUNITY May. 29
Oregon plays who wants to be a vaccinated millionaire
Oregonians with at least one COVID vaccine shot have the chance to win cash prizes. One $10,000 winner will be selected from each county in Oregon.
COMMUNITY May. 28
Library eliminates late fees, drop box closes temporarily
All overdue fines at the Keizer Community Library have been eliminated. People that wish to return their books can do so during curbside pick up hours at the Keizer Cultural Center.
OPINION May. 28
Caption It! By Steve Breen
SPORTS May. 28
McNary suffers devastating defeat in final moments
After leading the entire way, the Celtics gave up four points in the final 10 seconds of the game to lose a gut-wrenching 48-47 contest to South Salem.
COMMUNITY May. 28
Sign up for SKPS summer camps
Multiple summer camps are being offered to all students by the Salem-Keizer Public School district. There are over 100 opportunities available with different activities and interests.
FreeNEWS May. 28
Youth leagues push back on who endorsed who for park management
Two leaders of local youth leagues are contesting their inclusion in a proposal by the owners of the Volcanoes/Mavericks League to manage Keizer Little League Park. A third said his league didn't endorse either proposal.
COMMUNITY May. 28
ODFW sounds all clear on backyard feeders
Previously this year, the ODFW asked that people to take down their bird feeders due to the spread of salmonella in birds. The disease has become less of an issue which means that bird feeders can go back up as long as they are cleaned regularly.
FreeOBITUARY May. 28
Paul W. Morgan August 30, 1925 – May 13, 2021
COMMUNITY May. 28
KLL Park’s future could be at Volcanoes Stadium; Plans include ‘mini-Fenway’
Keizer Little League Park may move to the Volcanoes Stadium in the future if City Council accepts the proposal. UDATED with additional info.
COMMUNITY May. 28
Cat of the Week
Cat of week at Salem Friends of Felines located on 4157 Cherry Avenue, Keizer.
NEWS May. 27
Sen. Merkley to hold remote town hall for Marion County
Senator will give update on his work in Washington
COMMUNITY May. 26
Stand-up comedy comes to KHT this weekend
FIRE May. 26
MCFD1 breathing sigh of relief after levy approval
After suffering through a pair of failed levies over the last year, Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) had their local option levy (Measure #24-455) pass with over 60% of the vote at the May 18 Special District election.
SPORTS May. 25
Celtics get convincing win in home opener
The 16 points that the Celtics surrendered was the least they have given up on a game since 2015.
SPORTS May. 25
McNary splits doubleheader to conclude season
The Celtics defeated Summit in game one thanks to a walk-off single in extra innings by Zane Aicher, but fell to Mountain View 13-7 in game two.
SPORTS May. 25
McNary defeats McKay 42-34 in their first dual of the season
The Celtics get key pins from Jordan Orr and Layne Runyan in the victory.
SPORTS May. 25
McNary hosts signing day ceremony for three Celtics softball players
McNary softball players Taylor Ebbs, Kate Ronning and Abbi Covalt each signed their letter of intent to compete in college in a ceremony at McNary on Thursday, May 20. Ebbs signed with the University of Kentucky, Ronning committed to play at Western Oregon University and Covalt signed with Southern Oregon University.
BOOK REVIEW May. 25
Book review: "Freedom" by Sebastian Junger
Terri Schlichenmeyer leaves her review for the book Freedom by Sebastian Junger
COMMUNITY May. 25
The lion-like heart behind Phil Bay Day
Due to his contributions to the community, Phil Bay is being celebrated by his own day which is on Sept. 10. He is being honored for the many years he spent volunteering, coaching and being a city councilor.
OPINION May. 25
$2 million in projects
COMMUNITY May. 24
Heritage Center funding campaign crosses $50K
The Keizer Heritage Foundation is asking for members of the community to donate money in order to keep up maintenance with the the Keizer Cultural Center. They have currently reached the halfway point of their goal.
COMMUNITY May. 24
Herrera receives peers' memo of concern
Councilor Roland Herrera acknowledges that he forwarded city emails to his private email account in a letter of concern. Any future violation in this letter of concern could lead to a future council investigation.
COMMUNITY May. 24
Heritage center celebrates valley wine
The Willamette Heritage Center says hello to Toasting the Mid-Willamette Valley Winemaking Heritage, their newest exhibit which explores the history of winemaking.

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