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Boost academics

Boost academics

Athletics at McNary High School has a club of boosters—a non-profit organization comprised mainly of parents of the students who play sports. The choir and band programs also have organized boosters. Boosters not only support the programs but are also a big source of fund raising. Athletics and arts should be supported and boosted. We […]

Robert “Bob” Riley Beck

Robert “Bob” Riley Beck

January 1, 1935 – February 7, 2017

Don, this is what we’re afraid of

Don, this is what we’re afraid of

To the Editor: Re: Don Vowell’s Feb. 10 column, What are we afraid of?: I’m afraid because Fukushima has poisoned our ocean and the problem isn’t going away. Our fish and all life in our ocean is now contaminated.  We are breathing this and I saw pictures of the seals, salmon and other fish with […]

What is needed to jumpstart economic development in city?

What is needed to jumpstart economic development in city?

From the Mayor’s Desk The editorial in last week’s paper, Call it a day for the EDC (Economic Development Commission) reflects thoughts I have had for a while. And I agree that a re-think of the city role in promoting economic development, particularly in the context of our Economic Opportunities Analysis in the Comprehensive Plan, […]

Sanctuary cities are not a solve-all

Sanctuary cities are not a solve-all

Immigration, immigrants, refugees, green cards, and illegals have often found their way into topics of discussion. Whether or not in each case the individual or group of individuals found acceptance or rejection had a lot to do with their point of origin. A welcome mat for western Europeans while the door is mostly shut for Asians. My third generation Scotch-American father entered […]

Public Legal Notices: Published FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Public Legal Notices: Published FEBRUARY 17, 2017

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Evans going to Webster University

Evans going to Webster University

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Kayla Evans was at work when she got a life-changing email from an university she’d never heard of located 10 miles west of St. Louis, Mo. “I read it and I literally started crying,” said Evans of the letter from Webster University offering her the opportunity to […]

Uptown Music wins national award

Uptown Music wins national award

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There are certain things Paul Elliott, the owner of Keizer’s Uptown Music, can teach a new employee, like how to answer the phone and take good care of a customer. But, whenever he hires a new employee for the store at 3827 River Road N., Elliott is looking […]

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