Parks board seeks boost to matching grant fund

A conversation about instituting a parks improvement fund aimed at assisting youth projects turned into a plan to ask for a $5,000 increase to a matching grant program administered by the Keizer Parks Advisory Board at a meeting Tuesday, March 12. Inspired by some of the past projects completed with[Read More…]

Bracing for change

The McNary High School campus is about to get a lot busier. Beginning later this month or April, Salem-Keizer School district officials are expected to start staging a multimillion dollar expansion of the Celtic’s school. “Now that we’ve purchased the [church] property, we’ll start the mobilization. You’ll see the trailers[Read More…]

Sports impact will set in this summer

The McNary softball program will have to do away with the brand new dugouts they installed two years ago as they will begin playing on their new field by Saint Edward Catholic Church in 2021. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) With construction on the expansion of McNary High School getting set to take[Read More…]

Police Scanner

Friday, March 1 • 12:01 a.m. – Theft from vehicle, unlawful entry vehicle with intent to commit theft on 4100 block Arnold Street NE. • 3 p.m. – Theft by deception on 6400 block Keizer Station Blvd NE. • 3:01 p.m. – Scam by internet on 5300 block Jeffrey Court[Read More…]

Measles case confirmed in Marion County

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has confirmed a case of measles in a resident of Marion County. The case is linked to a traveler who recently visited Marion County. Marion County health officials were monitoring an additional suspect case with lab tests pending at press time Wednesday, March 13. The[Read More…]

McNary musicians clean up at OMEA district competition

McNary High School’s Kacey Whitfield took first place in the French horn competition at the district level. (Submitted) The Oregon Music Education Association District 4 2019 Solo and Ensemble Contest was held at McNary High School on Saturday, March 9. Band, orchestra and choir students from all Salem area high schools competed,[Read More…]

Keizer cook-off

Fourth and fifth grade students from around the Salem-Keizer School District duked it out in the kitchen at McNary High School Friday, March 8.  More than 50 students submitted recipes to the competition. Sixteen were selected and 15 competed in the competition assisted by McNary High School students in the[Read More…]