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Hart resigns from Keizer Fire Board

Hart resigns from Keizer Fire Board

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Citing declining health, a longtime member of the Keizer Fire Board stepped down last month. Mike Hart, a former city councilor who was elected to the Keizer Fire District fire board in 2003, turned in his resignation in December. “My health has continued to decline and it has […]

The year in photos

The year in photos

From The year in photos — 2014, posted by Keizertimes on 1/05/2015 (9 items) A makeshift memorial set up in memory of Andre Joaquin Sosa, a 4-year-old killed in a… Maddy Kephart protests a proposal to develop land at Verda Lane and Chemawa Road into… Dylan Bunten’s Stephano offers a drink to Osvaldo Torres’ Caliban […]

The Christopher Era (with VIDEO)

The Christopher Era (with VIDEO)

She was a mother of two and frustrated about the state of her city’s parks for her children to play in. Lore Christopher looked around and saw no one doing what she thought should be done for Keizer and its families. She was involved with Keizer Little League and spent almost 10 years on the […]

In hands of MHS grad… Bicycles are blessings

In hands of MHS grad… Bicycles are blessings

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a wrench, a pair of tubes and some grease – actual and elbow – a 2007 McNary High School grad is making the world a better place one bicycle at a time. Austin Rogerson’s fledgling interest in bicycles turned into a full-on passion after arriving at college […]

Youth is being served (and serving) in Keizer

Youth is being served (and serving) in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Having a youth councilor on the Keizer City Council isn’t a new thing. This school year, that role is being filled by McNary High School senior Ryan Edsall. For the first time, however, there are two youth involved, as Jeremy Darst is serving as the youth liaison to the […]

Keizer family hunting a different kind of treasure this weekend

Keizer family hunting a different kind of treasure this weekend

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s not unusual for families to spend the weekend before Christmas looking for treasures. Usually the treasures are gifts to give at Christmas time. The Hedberg family, however, will be looking for a different sort of treasure. Erica Hedberg joined the Keizer Points of Interest Committee in October, a […]

They KNOW they’re helping

They KNOW they’re helping

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Jeff Thomas helped with the program for 20 years but has only seen the finale the past three years. Thomas is one of the dozens who help out each year with the Keizer Network of Women’s (KNOW) Giving Basket program. The program starts in June when school counselors in […]

Parade winners

Parade winners

The weather held out nicely for the 24th annual Festival of Lights Holiday Parade down River Road in Keizer last Saturday, Dec. 13. Some, however, were upset when a number of parade entries pulled off early to take part in the After Glow Party at Skyline Ford, a new addition this year. Here are the […]

School board sets priorities for 2015

School board sets priorities for 2015

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Oregon School Boards Association matters took up much of Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. Several legislative policy and priority resolutions were approved, and a director candidate from the North Santiam School District received the board’s vote. The OSBA’s legislative policy committee has proposed that the association introduce and support […]

France Dance show Friday, Dec. 19

France Dance show Friday, Dec. 19

North Salem High School will host the France School of Dance semi-annual performance Friday Dec. 19. Admission to the show is three cans of food or a $3 donation per person. All proceeds benefit the Keizer Community Food Bank. Students will perform tap, ballet, pointe and hip-hop routines. To date, the school has collected more […]

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