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Public Art holiday card contest ups the ante

Public Art holiday card contest ups the ante

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Having your design chosen as the city’s official holiday card would be a nice feather in the cap. What would be a nice topper? Try a $100 gift card. Keizer City Councilors recently adopted a resolution supporting the holiday card contest, which was created by Beth Melendy with the […]

‘Retirement’ a temporary gig for longtime KCFB volunteers

‘Retirement’ a temporary gig for longtime KCFB volunteers

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The weeks revolve around Thursdays for Ray and Laura Ayers. Except for lately. The Ayers, who have been married for 66 years, have been volunteering at the Keizer Community Food Bank together for more than 12 years. Laura, 84, has been serving food alongside her 88-year-old husband for 10 […]

Teen takes reins, tames wild horse

Teen takes reins, tames wild horse

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Calypso is still afraid of a lot of things. Anything brightly colored is a challenge to lead her over. She doesn’t particularly care for having things placed over her head or around her body. Two months ago, she could barely tolerate a human touch. Now, the equine adores […]

SB hopeful talks of mistakes

SB hopeful talks of mistakes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tim Moles doesn’t hide from his dark past. The Keizer native has filed his paperwork to run for the Zone 6 seat on the Salem-Keizer School Board. Moles is running against Chuck Lee, who is seeking a third term in the May 19 election. Just running is a big […]

Robin Roberts to speak at Elsinore

Robin Roberts to speak at Elsinore

Few tickets remain for “From the HEART…An Evening with Robin Roberts” at the Elsinore Theatre on Friday, April 17. Roberts, Good Morning, America anchor, author and cancer survivor will speak at the Medical Foundation of Marion and Polk County’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Contact TicketsWest.com or call 503-375-3574 for tickets. The Medical Foundation works […]

Flood research continues for KPIC

Flood research continues for KPIC

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) are looking for information about past floods in the city. So why not look through old family books? That’s just what KPIC member Kris Adams did recently. KPIC members are working on a project that will culminate with a kiosk […]

Organization Day big day for Big Toy

Organization Day big day for Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For the Big Toy playground project, it’s time to get organized. Construction consultant Bill Hugill from New York-based project consultant Leathers and Associates will be in Keizer Tuesday, April 7. Hugill will spend the day meeting with leaders of the project, including chairs of the various committees, two months […]

Easter services, egg hunts all over town this weekend

Easter services, egg hunts all over town this weekend

If you are looking for Easter services or egg hunts this weekend, there is no shortage of options. With a bit of travel, dogs can take part or kids can dive in at the Woodburn Aquatic Center for Easter treats. Here are a few of the events around town and the region this weekend: • […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m.

They work hard for the ivy

They work hard for the ivy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some work for the money. Some work in exchange for food or beer. And then you have Chip and Ergo, who are helping to clean up the poison ivy around Keizer Rapids Park. Chip and Ergo work for ivy. After all, they are goats. Vince Alvarez has lived right […]

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