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Police? Parks? How about both

Police? Parks? How about both

Parks or police? What should be the focus of Keizer’s city government? At recent completed Budget Committee meetings the call for adding at least one cop position to the Keizer Police Department was loud and clear. Also loud and clear was the call for better funding of the city’s 19 parks. A vast majority of […]

Free speech is not up for debate

Free speech is not up for debate

By now I’m sure you are all aware that an election is just around the corner. Hopefully you’ve registered to vote and may have received your ballot in the mail already. I have been out putting up a lot of lawn signs and I know I’m not the only one—you can hardly drive a block […]

The good news; the bad news

The good news; the bad news

I slowly study the newspaper each morning. Here’s what I learned today: • The featured national crisis of the day was worry over who you might meet in a public bathroom. In my first 67 years I’ve been spared a traumatic event in any public restroom.  Well, actually, there was Japan.  I was shocked to […]

Strategy: Speak. Repeat. Repeat again

Strategy: Speak. Repeat. Repeat again

Any Keizerite who watched the GOP debates may remember that Donald Trump quite often used nicknames on his competitors. He referred to Marco Rubio as “Little Marco,” Jeb Bush as “Low Energy Jeb,” “One in 41” for Kasich and, and for his biggest obstacle, “Lying Ted” for Ted Cruz, among other derogatory labels he pinned on those […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, May 16

Tickets available for ‘A Secret Garden’

Tickets available for ‘A Secret Garden’

The Keizer Art Association presents A Secret Garden 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Keizer Heritage Center at 980 Chemawa Road N.E. The annual fundraiser supports the association’s programs and the Enid Joy Mount Gallery. The event will include tea and light luncheon, tea hat contest, raffle and prizes, fairy garden […]

Big Toy gets new trees

Big Toy gets new trees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The plan all along was to have more trees around the Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park. Kevin Pack with Optimum Learning Environment (OLE), a charter school within Keizer’s Forest Ridge Elementary, was looking for a place to put in new trees. When Pack, president of OLE, got together […]

McNary’s rubber band man

McNary’s rubber band man

Junior on the mend after surgery threatened to cut short career

Velma Tepper

Velma Tepper

Aug. 17, 1947 – April 25, 2016

Nanci Anne Gogle

Nanci Anne Gogle

May 3, 1945 – April 8, 2016

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