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Schools seek connection to combat student stress

When Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) conducted a district wide survey of secondary and elementary students, they found something they didn’t expect.  “A high number of kids reported that they did not feel connected to their school,” said David Fender, director of the SKPS Office of Behavioral Learning.  Mental health advocates[Read More…]

Celtics drop hard-fought battle with West Salem

Maddox Snider positions herself to receive the ball in McNary’s four-set loss to West Salem on Monday, Sept. 16 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary volleyball team had plenty of chances to pick up their first win in Mountain Valley Conference on Monday Sept. 14. But in the end, West Salem was[Read More…]

McNary earns clean sheet against Canby

McNary’s Luis Lopez moves the ball upfield in the Celtics 3-0 victory over Canby on Thursday, Sept. 12. Lopez scored the first goal of the contest for the Celts in the victory (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After losing their previous contest in heartbreaking fashion, the McNary boys soccer team put together a[Read More…]

Celts salvage tie with Sheldon

McNary defender Caitlin Huffman looks for a teammate during a throw-in (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Even though it’s early in the season, the McNary girls soccer team has already made a habit of coming from behind.  Centre-back Maya Luscomb scored twice for the Celtics in this one and in their second straight[Read More…]

Nominate Keizer’s best teachers for 2019 Crystal Apple

Do you know a teacher, administrator or classified staff person who goes above and beyond to create a positive learning environment and help kids achieve their dreams? Honor them by nominating them for a Crystal Apple Award. The annual event is set for Thursday, Nov. 14, at Salem’s Historic Elsinore[Read More…]

KHT gets $5K grant from Cultural Trust

Keizer Homegrown Theatre (KHT) received a $5,000 Cultural Development grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. More than $2.7 million was granted to 136 Oregon organizations earlier in September. The grant will support KHT’s initiative to provide free admission to all shows for Oregon Trail card holders. The grant will also[Read More…]

Committee suggests a dozen new crosswalks

Throughout the Keizer Revitalization Study, members of the Keizer Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian have carried the torch pushing for inclusion of cyclists and pedestrians.  At the group’s meeting, September 12, it took the effort to a whole new level. Two members of the committee, Pat Fisher and Mike DeBlasi,[Read More…]

Three options for b-ball hoops going forward

Basketball hoops will no longer be allowed on sidewalks, but the Keizer Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian (TBP) Committee recommended some possible solutions to the turmoil the new city ordinances might bring.  After a 45-minute discussion at their Sept. 12 meeting, committee members recommended allowing basketball standards to be placed[Read More…]

Skate park redux begins

Workers with Dreamland Skateparks frame out the sides of a reconstructed bowl at Carlson Skate Park. Tuesday, Sept. 17. Riding in Carlson Skate Park is about to get a lot more epic. The Keizer City Council awarded a contract for improvements to Carlson Skate Park at its meeting Tuesday, Sept.[Read More…]

Adaptation, compromise rule council Revitalization talk

At the start of Keizer City Council discussions regarding the Keizer Revitalization Study, Mayor Cathy Clark said the group intended to take it “slow and methodically.” The meeting then ran another four hours.  The Keizer Revitalization Plan is a roadmap for how the city will pursue future development and redevelopment[Read More…]