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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 […]

Keizer Fire hosts Santa b’fast Sunday

Keizer Fire hosts Santa b’fast Sunday

Santa Claus will be getting to various Keizer events in December thanks to his friends at the Keizer Fire District. Old St. Nick will be in town first for KFD’s Santa Breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 14. He will sit for photos with the kids and adults alike for a nominal fee to support the Keizer […]

Hugo’s out of the shadows

Hugo’s out of the shadows

MHS grad walks path of deferred action

Her final act: Mayor is parade grand marshal

Her final act: Mayor is parade grand marshal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Because of a sick young boy, Saturday’s Festival of Lights Holiday Parade has a grand marshal. Mayor Lore Christopher, who will preside over her final Keizer City Council meeting next week and attended her last ribbon cutting event last week, will finish off her 14 years as mayor in […]

City’s holiday lights require lots of volunteer coordination

City’s holiday lights require lots of volunteer coordination

By LYNDON A. ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes When Keizer wakes on the Sunday before Thanksgiving it finds that the decoration elves have completed their handiwork—more than 100 Christmas decorations line River Road and other streets. Cities and towns across the country, no matter how big or small, have Christmas or holiday decorations. Keizer’s decorations date […]

Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two years later, Connor Hogan and Dawson Young can still vividly remember unpacking the dummy rifles they would become closely acquainted with. “They were shipped in from another program and I remember thinking how cool they were,” said Hogan. Since that day, the pair of McNary High School […]

Eye on the big picture

Eye on the big picture

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Curriculums and academic goalposts at times seem to change with the wind, but Gubser Elementary School teacher Melissa Frank keeps her sights set on a bigger picture. “The biggest thing is just instilling confidence in working at a task. If you can instill that confidence and sense of […]

The right Day to give

The right Day to give

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Rick Day wants to help out Keizer. Day, owner of Advantage Precast at 1302 Candlewood Drive North in Keizer, gave a list of items he’s willing to donate to help out parks in Keizer during this month’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. New dugouts at Keizer Little […]

KPIC looks to celebrate Japanese celery farmer

KPIC looks to celebrate Japanese celery farmer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After years of discussion, progress is finally being made on the Keizer Points of Interest Committee’s (KPIC) Japanese History Project. The project, discussed again at Tuesday’s KPIC meeting, has been mentioned at most meetings the last couple of years, but mostly just in passing reference. Much of the history […]

Whiteaker students need help filling bus with food

Whiteaker students need help filling bus with food

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School students will be attempting to stuff a Salem-Keizer school bus full of donated food Saturday, Nov. 22. The Wolverines tried the same stunt last year, but this year’s eighth graders are even more driven. “I’ve started talking with people around my neighborhood and they’ve tried […]

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