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Salem-Keizer Public Schools is slated to receive more than $35 million from the Student Success Act. Annually, this student investment account can only be used to meet students’ mental or behavioral health needs and increase academic achievement for students while reducing academic disparities. The district convened a student investment account[Read More…]

Poetry in spotlight at Chemeketa

The final event in its 2019 Poetry in Performance series, hosted by the Mid-Valley Poetry Society, is Sunday, Nov. 17.   A program titled Because a Poem Breathes will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the TV Studio in Building 9, Chemeketa Community College.  Between sets by the[Read More…]

Bethell gets early endorsement for county commissioner bid

Daniele Bethell The director of Keizer’s Chamber of Commerce successfully unseated a member of the Salem-Keizer School District Board of Directors earlier this year. Next year, she will vie to replace an outgoing Marion County commissioner.  Commissioner Sam Brentano announced that he would not seek re-election to his seat in[Read More…]

Second Keizer woman joins race for Congress

Angela Roman Keizerite Angela Roman never had any intention of getting involved with politics, but an invitation to a 9/11 memorial convoy led to her run for the Republican nomination in the race for the 5th District congressional seat. “After the convoy, we were standing around talking wearing our 3-percenter[Read More…]

City will add new employee to cover community center

Keizer is adding a new employee to help cover the staffing required by the community center operations of the Keizer Civic Center.  The Keizer City Council approved the addition of a new full-time employee in a unanimous vote.  “While we have been successful in staffing events using temporary on-call employees[Read More…]

Cause of McNary Oaks home fire still unknown

A fire decimated the home of the property manager in McNary Oaks Mobile Villa on the afternoon of Oct. 30. The cause of a fire that destroyed the property manager’s home at McNary Oaks Mobile Villa Oct. 30 is not yet known, but the fire had rippling effects throughout the[Read More…]

GoFundMe started for boy in bike accident

Kai-Orn Ellertson A GoFundMe account has been established to help with the medical bills of the 7-year-old boy struck while riding his bike in a crosswalk on River Road North.  Kai-Orn Ellertson was hit by a SUV while crossing River Road at Sam Orcutt Way Northeast on Oct. 29. He[Read More…]

What to expect when you are expecting In-N-Out

Here’s what we know: In-N-Out at Keizer Station will be opening soon. Beyond that, all bets are off.  Expect the fan-favorite burger chain to announce the location’s official opening about 48 hours before the day it happens, at least that’s what has happened elsewhere.  Expect there to be people “camping”[Read More…]

Police calls: Oct. 28 – Oct. 30

Monday, October 28 11:38 a.m. – Arrest for probation violation in the 3000 block of River Road N. 5 p.m. – Violation of release agreement in the 800 block of Foothill Court NE. 10:44 p.m. – Arrest for minor in possession and driving under the influence at the intersection of[Read More…]

Whiteaker greenlit for summer construction

So far in 2019, five schools in the Salem-Keizer School District, including Gubser Elementary and McNary High, have received seismic improvements thanks to the bond measure that was passed in May of 2018 — which has grown from $619.7 million, which was the original base amount, to $667.7 million, without[Read More…]