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RIVERfair ready to rock this weekend at the KRP

RIVERfair ready to rock this weekend at the KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mmmmm….pie. This is the second weekend in August, which means it is time for the seventh annual RIVERfair on Saturday at Keizer Rapids Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. KRP is located at 1900 Chemawa Road North. While there is entertainment throughout the day, one […]

Keizer’s new senator

Keizer’s new senator

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  Ryan Edsall rose to the fore of the Oregon Boys State Leadership Academy in June, but he had to step up his game after being elected a senator and state representative to the Boys Nation assembly last month in Washington, D.C. Fortunately, he was up to the challenge. […]

Welcome to the jungle

Welcome to the jungle

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Dr. Erica Lipanovich loves exotic animals. How much? Let’s put it this way: she uses her vacation time each year to help rare birds on Guam. Lipanovich, who received her doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2004 from Mississippi State University, moved to Oregon with her husband in February. […]

Rough and tumble future Celts tackle camp

Rough and tumble future Celts tackle camp

About 50 area students turned out for McNary High School’s football kids camp last week.

Oregon native ready to rock RIVERfair

Oregon native ready to rock RIVERfair

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brady Goss knows a thing or two about performing outdoors during the summer. The 24-year-old Oregon native will do so again from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 as the headline musical act during the seventh annual RIVERfair at Keizer Rapids Park. By the time Goss comes to […]

Back-to-school supplies needed

Back-to-school supplies needed

The sixth annual Salem-Keizer Education Foundation School Supply Drive kicks off Friday, Aug. 1. The drive meets a critical need in local schools by restocking the year-round resource created to provide a permanent, sustainable School Supply Depot supporting the entire Salem-Keizer community. The drive extends through the end of August with barrels at more than […]

Keizer teachers get lay of Civil War land

Keizer teachers get lay of Civil War land

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Geography, for most people, is often considered in simple terms: a place, the name of that place and maybe some important land formations in that place. When Matt Faatz and Alan Town returned from a whirlwind trip through Civil War battle sites last month it was impossible to […]

McNary alumna debuts first novel, plans trilogy

McNary alumna debuts first novel, plans trilogy

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jillian Torassa’s first book, Rebel Thirds, transports readers to a dystopian future where intelligence is worshipped and ignorance is revered. “The premise is that its post-nuclear and set in New Zealand, the only place left inhabitable. The destruction of the world was blamed on intelligence because it was […]

KPD helping with National Night Out Aug. 5

KPD helping with National Night Out Aug. 5

In partnership with the National Association of Town Watch, the Keizer Police Department will be co-sponsoring the 31st annual National Night Out event citywide on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. More than 34 million people in more than 15,000 communities throughout the country will join forces to promote police-community partnerships, crime, drug […]

Steam-up powers on

Steam-up powers on

On Aug. 2 and 3, Brooks’ Antique Powerland will continue its annual Great Oregon Steam-up. Parades and exhibits will feature vintage tractors, cars, trucks, military transportation. emergency vehicles and engines in a display of automotive power since the Industrial Age. Parades are slated both days at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for a day pass, […]

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