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KCFB, K-9s receive $2,500

KCFB, K-9s receive $2,500

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Curt McCormack, executive director of the Keizer Community Food Bank (KCFB), breathed a sigh of relief when he got a call from Lyndon Zaitz of the Making Keizer Better Foundation (MKB). Zaitz, chair of the now-disbanded MKB which ran the annual RIVERfair event, called to let him know […]

Small rewards, big change at skate park

Small rewards, big change at skate park

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kelly Owen’s first trip to Keizer’s Carlson Skate Park was discouraging. The Salem Health emergency room and trauma nurse estimated that less than a third of the park’s users were wearing helmets while they rode their bikes, skateboards and scooters. And that was the best rider-to-helmet ratio of […]

Verda farmhouse ‘unsalvageable,’ request says

Verda farmhouse ‘unsalvageable,’ request says

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Citing a primitive foundation that has led to sagging support walls, the “cow pasture” owners claim the Pugh-Savage-Hall farmhouse isn’t worth saving, and vow to block any attempt to have it registered as a site of historical significance. For those reasons, and others, the Herber family is urging […]

Tickets for Chef’s Nite Out on sale

Tickets for Chef’s Nite Out on sale

Tickets for the 18th annual Chef’s Nite Out are now sale for the Oct. 9 event to be held at the Salem Convention Center. Sponsored by Bonaventure Senior Living, the event will feature more than 45 local food and beverage vendors. Proceeds will benefit Marion-Polk Food Share. Tickets are $75, but if purchased before Aug. […]

School supply drive runs through Sept. 1

School supply drive runs through Sept. 1

The Keizertimes office is a drop-off location for the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation’s school supply drive through Sept. 1. The needed supplies include notebooks, hand sanitzer, water color paints, glue sticks, color pencils and all the items grade school students need throughout the year. For a complete list of needed items visit skeducationfoundation.org. The Keizertimes is […]

Target employees given lifesaving award

Target employees given lifesaving award

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Sharon Winter went to the Target at Keizer Station on Saturday, March 12 looking for Easter decorations but believes she was led to the store for a completely different reason. On surveillance video, Winter can be seen at the front of the store falling out of a motorized cart. […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council

Agenda for Keizer City Council

Monday, August 1, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Keizer author’s second novel out July 26

Keizer author’s second novel out July 26

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The Hidden Letters of Velta B., written by Keizer author Gina Ochsner, will be released Tuesday but the journey to writing her second novel began 11 years ago with a story in the Boston Review. Ochsner was reading Regeneration by Latvian author Pauls Toutonghi. “His use of language, his […]

Kids: Leave your mark on Iris Parade mural

Kids: Leave your mark on Iris Parade mural

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes On July 23 and 25, organizers of Keizer’s mural project at Town & Country Lanes are hoping area children turn out to leave their mark. On those dates, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., kids up to 13 years old (including newborns) are invited to leave their handprints […]

McNary taps its new choir director

McNary taps its new choir director

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Joshua Rist knows what it’s like to be dragged to choir. At 16 years old, taking classes at Linn-Benton Community College in Corvallis, a friend managed to get Rist to give singing a try for the first time. “I fell in love pretty hardcore,” Rist said. “It really changed […]

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