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Wanted: Big hearts, warm hands for terminal patients’ final hours

Wanted: Big hearts, warm hands for terminal patients’ final hours

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Portland-based non-profit is looking for local volunteers with big hearts and a willingness to open them up to strangers in need. Jim Pfeifer, program director of No One Dies Alone (NODA), has partnered with Keizer’s Avamere Court retirement community and its new memory care center, Arbor at […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, November 3

SKSB committee draws too many applicants for quick board decision

SKSB committee draws too many applicants for quick board decision

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Salem-Keizer School District directors had so much difficulty filling five budget committee positions earlier this month that they had to postpone their vote on one of the positions for two weeks. Eight people applied for the five positions, with one disqualified because he was found not to be a […]

Riding with the Lord

Riding with the Lord

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Jerry Christensen set his retirement date, it was three years out. Now that date is here. Christensen, senior pastor at Countryside Christian Church at 5775 McLeod Lane NE, will deliver his final sermon on Sunday. There will be a reception for him from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday […]

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two summers ago, Hannah Samples and Kylie Wiedeman were swimming in the Willamette River and decided to go for a ride on a jet ski with Samples’ mother. “As we were riding along, her mom says, ‘Don’t lean.’ We look at each other and we shrugged and leaned. […]

MHS rallies around an injured senior

MHS rallies around an injured senior

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hannah Samples has been on the minds of many in and around McNary High School lately. The MHS senior was struck by an SUV on the afternoon of Oct. 14 while crossing a street in Salem. She was Lifeflighted to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Sgt. Dave Okada […]

Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Joseph Vierra was a good bowler, liked hamburgers (even for breakfast) and was deeply loved by his elder brother, John, despite the 17 years that separated them in age. Joseph was killed when his tank was attacked during the Vietnam War. In a painful twist of fate, John […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Monday, October 20 at 7 p.m.

Veteran need cuts into supply at KCFB

Veteran need cuts into supply at KCFB

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Rev. Curt McCormack, supplying food to the hungry isn’t a question of charity, it’s one of morality. That veracity is doubled when it comes to providing emergency food boxes to local veterans, but the decision to do so is weighing heavily on the resources of the  Keizer […]

Keizer City Council No. 5 Candidate profiles: Amy Ripp

Keizer City Council No. 5 Candidate profiles: Amy Ripp

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots set to arrive soon at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a […]

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