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School Board hopeful for increased revenue

Budget committee members of Salem-Keizer Public Schools received a summary on Tuesday, March 19 of the choices they will have to make in efforts to improve the schools. Officials of this and other districts in Oregon hope the state will be able to spend $10.37 billion on public schools for[Read More…]

McNary can’t come back against Tigard

McNary second baseman Abbi Covalt throws out a runner at first in the Celtics 6-4 loss to Tigard (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings The McNary softball squad had every chance to get back into the game, but at the end of the day, they couldn’t cash in on multiple opportunities. After digging themselves[Read More…]

Celts fall to old conference foe

McNary’s Jacob Jackson heads for second base after hitting a ball to the wall in right field. Jackson had four hits on the night, but it wasn’t enough as the Celtics fell to North Salem by a score of 11-5 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After falling behind early, the McNary baseball team[Read More…]

McNary honors Hall of Famers

Former McNary great Shawn Kintner (middle) receives his Hall of Fame hardware from principal Erik Jespersen (right) and athletic director Scott Gragg (left). Kintner graudated in 1998 and is one of the most decorated McNary athletes of all time (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings).   In the first time in nearly a decade,[Read More…]

Legislature’s HR director retires, gets work-at-home deal worth $12,000 a month

SALEM — The Legislature’s top personnel executive, embroiled in the sexual harassment controversy at the Capitol, has retired but will draw more than $12,000 a month until September to work from home. Lore Christopher, 64, negotiated a retirement agreement last fall in which she agreed to step down as director[Read More…]

“In Miniature” by Simon Garfield

“In Miniature” by Simon Garfield c.2018, Atria Books; $25.00 / $34.00 Canada; 336 pages Baby’s socks and kitten’s ears. Delicate china teacups and hand-made fashions. Tin soldiers and thumb-sized horses, bonsai trees, newborn chicks, and spring violets. These are tiny things to admire and cherish, and in the new book[Read More…]


Continuing through Friday, March 29 The Keizer Heritage Museum is featuring an exhibit of Tammy Wild’s glass collection including uranium glass, vaseline glass and canary glass among other types. Museum hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 to 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continuing through Saturday, April[Read More…]

It’s Cabaret

The Whiteaker Middle School choir program hosted its annual Cabaret show in late February. Students performed medleys from a variety of Broadway hits.