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Church thanks community

Church thanks community

To the Editor: Truth Tabernacle Church and Truth Tabernacle Christian Academy would like to express our gratitude to the communities of Salem & Keizer for their donations to our 18th Annual 30 Kilometer Bike-A-Thon that was held on June 4th. It was a tremendous success and we thank you for your support. Jessica M. Anderson […]

Support for Bud Pierce

Support for Bud Pierce

To the Editor: As a native Oregonian, I have become disappointed with my state government. There was a time when our state government listened to the people of Oregon. But in the last 20 plus years those elected (and appointed) have been controlled by big money and special interest groups. The mind-set seems to be […]

Confronting both nostalgia and amnesia

Confronting both nostalgia and amnesia

By E.J. DIONNE JR. The haunting U2 lyric, “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for,” captures what many Americans seem to feel about politics in 2016. And a lot of us are looking backward. Donald Trump’s pledge to make our country great again captures the longing of some of his supporters for a time […]

Public officials should set standard

Public officials should set standard

Sometimes, a two-word descriptive phrase can communicate equal to a 100 word paragraph. Consider the phrase “political hack.”  It can be used in a number of contexts but in this column it references a political office holder who may be best described as having displayed ethically-deficient behavior. Case in point comes from a newspaper story out of Salem reporting that State […]

Giants’ top pick joins Volcanoes

Giants’ top pick joins Volcanoes

By TIM HAYS Of the Keizertimes Bryan Reynolds has finally arrived in Salem-Keizer. The 2016 second round pick by the San Francisco Giants joined the Volcanoes last Thursday in Hillsboro. His home debut was Monday against the Vancouver Canadians. A native of Brentwood, Tenn., Reynolds has grown up around baseball his whole life. “Growing up […]

A PLACE IN HISTORY?

A PLACE IN HISTORY?

Historic home may impede apartment plans

Pitcher back from elbow surgery

Pitcher back from elbow surgery

By TIM HAYS Of the Keizertimes Caleb Simpson, 24-year-old Oklahoma native and pitcher for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, has gone through a lot of adversity to get him to where he is today. Out of high school Simpson attended Seminole State Community College in Sanford, Fla. After two successful seasons behind the plate, Simpson signed to […]

The best and brightest of local(ish) July 4th events

The best and brightest of local(ish) July 4th events

Civil War Battles, rodeos and enough fireworks to make your head explode. Here is a round-up of where to see the best and brightest this July 4. July 2 through 4 The Northwest Civil War Council at Antique Powerland in Brooks. Approximately 1,000 reenactors are expected, who will demonstrate the living and fighting conditions of […]

Civil War Reenactment July 2-4

Civil War Reenactment July 2-4

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes After 25 years at Willamette Mission State Park, the Northwest Civil War Council’s annual Civil War reenactment is moving four and half miles east to Antique Powerland. “We’re still going to have the same battles,” said Steve Robinson, who along with doing public relations for the NWCWC, is also […]

Keizer woman competing for Miss Oregon

Keizer woman competing for Miss Oregon

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Hannah Patterson’s dream is to become a professional actor and if she happens to be crowned Miss Oregon or even Miss America on the way, so be it. “The scholarship money is the biggest pull for me,” Patterson said. “I want to go to grad school and I’d like […]

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