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Jun 21 2021 thru Jun 27 2021

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COMMUNITY Jun. 26
Pulling on threads: Flags and the city
The legal explanation about the complications of flying the LGBTQ+ pride flag and other flags outside the Keizer Civic Center.
COMMUNITY Jun. 26
Pride flag debate stirs more ire
During a city council meeting, members of Keizer expressed their opinion on flying a LGBTQ+ pride flag outside the Keizer Civic Center. Residents also shared how they felt with the way city councilors discussed the same issue in a meeting two weeks prior.
COMMUNITY Jun. 26
Giving peace a chance
Members of the community gathered to plant a new Peace Pole.
COMMUNITY Jun. 26
Take your shot before June 28 or lose your chance at prizes
Oregon residents who are vaccinated before June 28 will be automatically entered for the chance to win $1 million. There is also 36 $10,000 prizes available and 5 $100,000 scholarships for those 12-17.
OPINION Jun. 26
Speed Bump By Dave Coverly
SPORTS Jun. 25
McNary puts the clamps on South Albany
The Celtics held South Albany to a season-low of 34 points in their 48-34 win over the Rebels in their home finale.
FreeHEAT WAVE Jun. 25
Escaping the heat by hitting the water? How you and your family can have fun yet stay safe
Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when you're cooling off near the water
NEWS Jun. 25
Police calls June 13 - June 19
FreeCOMMUNITY Jun. 25
How to protect your pets during the heatwave
Dr. Leanne Eggert of Creekside Veterinary clinic provides some tips on how to keep your pets and animals safe during extreme heat.
FreeCOVID-19 Jun. 25
Salem, you're going to be free - Oregon pandemic limits going away
Gov. Kate Brown on Friday said the state would fully reopen by the end of the month. That means an end to capacity limits and early closing times for restaurants, bars, gyms and other businesses. The state's mask mandate will go away, and decisions about school health guidelines would be in the hands of local authorities.
BOOK REVIEW Jun. 25
Book review: "Chasing the Thrill" by Daniel Barbarisi
Terri Schlichenmeyer gives her review of "Chasing the Thrill" by Daniel Barbarisi.
COMMUNITY Jun. 25
KPD gets new role in SKPS safety team
A KPD officer will join the Safety and Support Response Team (SSRT) to replace the School resource officers at schools.
FreeHEAT WAVE Jun. 25
How to stay safe during the heat wave
Key advice to staying cool and avoiding dangers to your health
SPORTS Jun. 25
Swarming defense puts Celts over the top in season finale
The Celtics finish the year with a 12-3 record. Despite the season being shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is McNary’s highest win total since the 2017-18 season.
COMMUNITY Jun. 25
Council work group begins plotting path of DEI work
Three Keizer city councilors started the Community Diversity Engagement Work Group to discuss how the city of Keizer could include more DEI. Members made plans for their next meeting which is scheduled for July 21 at 4 p.m.
FreeHEAT WAVE Jun. 25
Tips for helping livestock as mercury rises
If you have a flock, herd or hive, we've got tips from extension services throughout the nation on helping them beat the heat.
FreeHEAT WAVE Jun. 25
Know when to seek medical attention for heat-related illness
Young children and seniors are especially vulnerable to heat, but Salem Health's Dr. Ralph Yates said he more often treats healthy adults for heat-related illness because of exercise, overexertion, or drinking alcohol in hot weather.
FreeHEAT WAVE Jun. 25
Air conditioners sold out ahead of record heat wave
Electric fans and do-it-yourself mister kits are selling fast at the local hardware stores that still have them in stock.
COMMUNITY Jun. 25
Cat of the Week
Cat of the week this week at Salem Friends of Felines located on 4157 Cherry Avenue, Keizer.
FreeHEAT WAVE Jun. 25
Civic center will be cooling center Sunday, Keizer splash pad open afternoons
City officials will open the Keizer Civic Center as a cool station Sunday, June 27, the splash pad behind the building will be open all weekend.
OPINION Jun. 24
Caption It! By Steve Breen
FreeHEAT WAVE Jun. 24
Extraordinary heatwave expected, be prepared
There will be a large rise in the temperature this weekend and local authorities are urging people to protect themselves from the heat as much as possible.
SPORTS Jun. 24
Celtics conclude season against South Salem
The McNary swim team competed against South Salem in their final meet of the season on Monday, June 21.
SPORTS Jun. 23
Celts send nine wrestlers to the state tournament
The McNary boys wrestling squad sent 15 athletes to the podium at the Mountain Valley Conference District Meet, which took place on Saturday, June 19 at Corban College.
SPORTS Jun. 23
Campesinos stay atop Mavs League standings
(Weekly Recap): The Campesinos go 4-0 over the weekend to give themselves a four-game lead over the Portland Mavericks.
COMMUNITY Jun. 23
Keizer Heritage honors two Celt seniors with $1,000
Two McNary High School seniors were awarded with $1000 scholarships from the Keizer Heritage Foundation based on their academic achievements.
SPORTS Jun. 22
Celts exact their revenge on South Salem
After losing to South Salem in gut-wrenching fashion earlier in the season, the McNary boys hoops squad dominated the Saxons in the rematch.
SPORTS Jun. 22
Volcanoes rally to defeat Senators
Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Nick DiBenedetto knocked a two-out, three-run single to give the Volcanoes the 4-3 victory against the Salem Senators in a seven-inning contest on Friday, June 18.
COMMUNITY Jun. 22
Splash fountain opening slated
Chalmers Jones Park is opening the splash fountain starting Tuesday, June 22. The fountain will be on Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m.
OPINION Jun. 22
Friends: The one where they get back together
T.J. Reid leaves his review of Friends: The Reunion.
COMMUNITY Jun. 21
Community dinner June 23
There will be a drive through community dinner on June 23 at St. Edward's Catholic Church.
SPORTS Jun. 21
McNary cruises by Central in final home game
After falling behind in the first quarter, the Celtics ended the half by going on a 25-5 run and eventually defeated Central by a score of 50-24.
FreeOPINION Jun. 21
Pride, protest & lingering questions

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