Boys, Girls State sponsors to be honored

A dinner honoring Boys State, Girls State delegates and sponsors will be held at The View Restaurant at McNary Golf Club on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. To be recognized at the dinner are: Girls State delegate sponsor:  Tim Davis, Valor Mentoring; McNary High School sponsor: Ms. Kim Connolly,[Read More…]

Husseman wants to join council

Husseman says he is running because he wants to serve his community.
“I don’t want to sit on the sidelines in an observational role,” said Husseman. “I’ve speculated what kind of positive changes can made in the world. This is a test for me. I can serve with people I grew up with.”

Easy day for City Council Monday

A light agenda met the Keizer City Council at its Monday, Oct. 17, meeting.

There were no public hearings, but the council took actions on fee waivers and granting money to the Keizer Cultural Center for new windows.

Oregon Chief Justice Martha Walters to retire at year’s end

The head of the Oregon Supreme Court announced Wednesday she’ll retire at the end of the year. 

Chief Justice Martha Walters, 72, has spent the last 16 years on the state’s highest court, and has been its leader for the last four. Walters is the first woman to serve as chief justice in Oregon. Her last day will be Dec. 31.

Assessments vary across Keizer schools

The 2022 assessment tests for Salem-Keizer Public School students showed a sharp decline in English, math and science during the pandemic. 

While reported proficiency numbers are down across the country, when looking deeper into the 10 Keizer-based schools, the drop off seems even more stark.