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Thank you, Keizer!

To the Editor: On behalf of Keizer Community Food Bank, I want to thank the Keizer businesses and community donors for their financial support throughout 2018. Go-to friends have been Uptown Music, Tony’s Kingdom of Comics, France School of Dance, Art Impressions, Dollar Tree, Franz Bakery Keizer Elks, men and[Read More…]

Intrusive health methods more likely

By MICHAEL GERSON Another massive study has discovered no causal connection between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism. This time, the study’s cohort consisted of every child born in Denmark from 1999 through December 2010 — more than 650,000 children. The conclusion? “The study strongly supports that MMR[Read More…]

Money changes everything in politics

The Oregon Legislature is in session in Salem and we’ve learned that, due to members who practice sexual harassment, Oregon’s taxpayers must satisfy the grievances of those so harassed by $1.3 million. Not to be outdone, apparently, we now learn further that those days when then-Governor Tom McCall hailed Oregon’s ability[Read More…]

Robert Gail Corbett

Robert Gail Corbett was born on June 23, 1939, in Salem, Ore. to Harley and Margery (Dooley) Corbett. Robert grew up in the Woodburn area. He met Darlene Noeske and they married on August 10, 1958. Robert was a jack of all trades and did many jobs throughout his life[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…]

Salem area employment holds steady

The Salem metropolitan statistical area’s (MSA) unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in January, essentially unchanged from its revised December rate of 4.5 percent. Oregon’s statewide unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in January, matching its revised rate in December of 4.3 percent. Salem’s January employment declines were smaller than normal. Salem[Read More…]

Lady Celts aim for conference crown

Courtney Robers takes a hack at a ball in a game last season. Roberts is expected to be the starting catcher for McNary. (File) Last Season: 17-9, (11-5 Greater Valley Conference). Lost to Franklin in the first round of the playoffs. The McNary softball program has been one of the[Read More…]