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    JANUARY 19, 2018, KEIZERTIMES, PAGE A7
Liberty House gets $50K grant
Liberty House has been
awarded a $50,000 Commu-
nity Partnership Grant from
Salem Health.
Grant funds will support
medical evaluations for chil-
dren in Polk County referred
for concerns of abuse or ne-
glect. Liberty House will
use the funds to make these
medical assessments available
in Polk County, making it
easier for children to get the
specialized, life-saving help
they need in a location that is
closer to home.
Currently, to be seen at
Liberty House, children from
Polk County must travel to
Salem. The time and dis-
tance involved create signifi -
cant barriers for the children
and their families. The grant
will meet a critical, top-pri-
ority need.
“We are deeply grateful
for this incredibly generous
grant from Salem Health.
This is an investment in chil-
dren that will save lives and
help children get specialized,
critical medical assessment
when they need it,” said Ali-
son Kelley, Liberty House
CEO.
Liberty House is a com-
munity assessment center
(ORS 418.782) and provides
medical assessment, inter-
viewing, counseling and sup-
port for children referred for
concerns of abuse, neglect,
trauma or grief, serving
over 600 children and fami-
lies each year from Marion
and Polk counties. Liberty
House offers a child-friendly
environment that allows chil-
dren to be seen by a provider
with expertise in child abuse,
and to feel safe during the
process of answering ques-
tions from investigators who
are responding to concerns
of abuse. Liberty House is
located just south of Keizer
in Salem.
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Leona Fay Schroeder Cole
October 17, 1936 – January 10, 2018
Leona Fay Schroeder Cole and children Christopher and
was born Oct. 17, 1936 in Jamie; Mary (Bill) Sughroue
O’Neill, Neb., to William and children Casey and Samu-
el; Thomas Jr. (Karen)
“Bill” Schroeder and
Cole and children
Letha Violet Patterson.
Sarah and Ashley;
She passed away at her
Henry Cole and son,
home in Keizer on
Sean; daughter, Patri-
Jan. 10, 2018.
cia Cole along with
Leona was married
many great, great
for 37 years to Thom-
grandchildren.
as Spencer Cole, Sr.,
Leona was pre-
who preceded her in
L. Schroeder
ceded in death by her
death.
parents and sons-in-
She loved read-
ing, puzzles and, above all else, law Hugh Spencer and Rod-
ney Michaelson.
family.
In keeping with Leona’s
Leona is survived by her
daughter, Carla Spencer and wishes, no public services will
her children Travis and Jenny; be held. Assisting is Virgil T.
daughter, Jeanette Michaelson Golden Funeral Service.
KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald
K9 Offi cer Kobe was introduced to the Keizer City Council at a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16. Kobe is
fi lling the role left vacant with the sudden death of another K9 offi cer last year.
KPD gets new K9 offi cer
By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes
The Keizer Police Depart-
ment has a new K9 offi cer to
replace Bruno who died sud-
denly of an infection in Octo-
ber 2017.
Kobe, a black German shep-
herd from Czechoslovakia, was
introduced to the Keizer City
Council at its meeting Tuesday,
Jan. 16. Keizer K9 offi cers are
expensive and purchased with
private donations to the de-
partment.
Kobe is a tracking dog, not
a drug dog, and was purchased
from Adlerhorst Kennels in
Riverside, Calif., in November
2017.
In addition to the training
Kobe received in Czechoslo-
vakia, he and his handler, Of-
fi cer Scott Keniston, attended a
month-long K9 training acad-
emy in Albany.
Keniston, who was Bruno’s
partner, is an experienced han-
dler so most of that training was paid special thanks to Kenis-
to apprise him of Kobe’s skills ton’s wife and two sons, who
and subtleties and to refi ne were also in attendance, for
their communication during their role in supporting the K9
tracking and trailing, building unit.
searches, area searches, discard-
“Taking on the responsi-
ed article searches, apprehen- bility takes the whole family,”
sion, handler
Kuhns
said.
protection, and
“These dogs
other dynamic
aren’t kenneled
and potentially
at the depart-
dangerous ac-
ment, they go
tivities.
home with the
Kobe
is
offi cer and be-
now certifi ed
come a part of
through
the
the family.”
Oregon Police
Along with
— Jeff Kuhns
Canine
As-
presenting po-
Deputy Police Chief
sociation and
lice
service
began work-
dog Kobe, the
ing
Keizer’s
department
streets in December. Kobe’s honored the late, retired U.S.
fi rst deployment ended with Marine Corps Master Gun-
him fi nding and apprehending nery Sergeant Lou Nordyke
a wanted felon who fl ed from and his late wife, Nancy. The
offi cers.
Nordykes were longtime
In Kobe’s introduction be- friends of the police depart-
fore to the Keizer City Coun- ment and generous donors to
cil, Deputy Chief Jeff Kuhns the K9 program.
“They…
become a
part of the
family.”
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