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City’s holiday lights require lots of volunteer coordination

City’s holiday lights require lots of volunteer coordination

By LYNDON A. ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes When Keizer wakes on the Sunday before Thanksgiving it finds that the decoration elves have completed their handiwork—more than 100 Christmas decorations line River Road and other streets. Cities and towns across the country, no matter how big or small, have Christmas or holiday decorations. Keizer’s decorations date […]

School board: Pension bonds get approval

School board: Pension bonds get approval

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Saving the Salem-Keizer School District large amounts of money by issuing pension obligation bonds was approved at Tuesday’s school board meeting. The bonds will pay down the district’s portion of the state liability of the Public Employees Retirement System. District staff had told the board that the district would […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, December 1 at 7 p.m.

Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two years later, Connor Hogan and Dawson Young can still vividly remember unpacking the dummy rifles they would become closely acquainted with. “They were shipped in from another program and I remember thinking how cool they were,” said Hogan. Since that day, the pair of McNary High School […]

Eye on the big picture

Eye on the big picture

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Curriculums and academic goalposts at times seem to change with the wind, but Gubser Elementary School teacher Melissa Frank keeps her sights set on a bigger picture. “The biggest thing is just instilling confidence in working at a task. If you can instill that confidence and sense of […]

The right Day to give

The right Day to give

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Rick Day wants to help out Keizer. Day, owner of Advantage Precast at 1302 Candlewood Drive North in Keizer, gave a list of items he’s willing to donate to help out parks in Keizer during this month’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. New dugouts at Keizer Little […]

KPIC looks to celebrate Japanese celery farmer

KPIC looks to celebrate Japanese celery farmer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After years of discussion, progress is finally being made on the Keizer Points of Interest Committee’s (KPIC) Japanese History Project. The project, discussed again at Tuesday’s KPIC meeting, has been mentioned at most meetings the last couple of years, but mostly just in passing reference. Much of the history […]

Whiteaker students need help filling bus with food

Whiteaker students need help filling bus with food

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School students will be attempting to stuff a Salem-Keizer school bus full of donated food Saturday, Nov. 22. The Wolverines tried the same stunt last year, but this year’s eighth graders are even more driven. “I’ve started talking with people around my neighborhood and they’ve tried […]

Brad Coy stepping down as Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association president after a two-year stint

Brad Coy stepping down as Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association president after a two-year stint

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brad Coy has quite a bit on his plate. As such, Coy has announced he will no longer serve as president of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA). Nominations for a new GGNA president can be made at the organization’s next monthly meeting, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Monday, Nov 17 at 7 p.m.

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