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Down to the wire

Down to the wire

City council race still too close to call

Garden, KLL fields get parks grants

Garden, KLL fields get parks grants

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Parks Advisory Board considered and unanimously approved two matching grant applications at its meeting Tuesday Nov. 8. First up were Peggy and Jerry Moore, garden coordinators at Rickman Community Garden near Chalmers Jones Park behind the Keizer Civic Center The Moores, working with the Marion-Polk Food […]

Parade plans come into sharper focus

Parade plans come into sharper focus

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a little over a week before the cut-off date, the Keizer Holiday Lights Parade is ahead of where its predecessor was at this time last year. “Right now, we have more than 30 entries and there were only 28 in the parade last year,” said Danielle Bethell, […]

Trump wins presidency

Trump wins presidency

Barker will take council seat, weed tax passes

Keizer man celebrates Trump victory with cannon

Keizer man celebrates Trump victory with cannon

One Keizer man was arrested and two more given citations stemming from a decision to celebrate Donald Trump’s presidential victory by lighting off a cannon. On Wednesday, November 9, at 8:47 p.m. officers from the Keizer Police Department responded along with members of the Keizer Fire District to the intersection of 7th Avenue Northeast and […]

Local candidates talk Latino issues

Local candidates talk Latino issues

Several candidates from around the region took part in a forum hosted by the Latino Business Alliance on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce joined Republican Rep. Jodi Hack, a candidate for House District 19; Republican Laura Morett and incumbent Democrat Rep. Paul Evans, candidates for House District 20; and House District 22 […]

Homeless student numbers on the rise

Homeless student numbers on the rise

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer schools served 199 homeless students during the last academic year, students who were spending the night doubled up in homes with other families, in shelters, hotels and motels, cars and on the street. McNary High School was third among the Salem-Keizer School District high schools with 52 […]

Eclipse planning hits logistic hurdles

Eclipse planning hits logistic hurdles

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Planning for an event centered around the total eclipse that will pass over Keizer in August 2017 is beginning to stumble and time is growing short for things to begin taking shape. That was the message from Sherrie Gottfried, a member of the Keizer Festivals Advisory Board and […]

It’s decision time for Oregon voters, here’s a primer

It’s decision time for Oregon voters, here’s a primer

With ballots making their way to voters, the Keizertimes took a look at some of the major issues and the local candidates in contested races. We are not endorsing any of these measures or candidates in this article, merely presenting a look at the issues and potential effects. STATE MEASURES Measure 97 A “yes” vote […]

Mr Video finds new home in Keizer

Mr Video finds new home in Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Staying in Keizer was a top priority for Terry Ricker once he learned keeping Mr. Video and Games would not be able to stay in its Schoolhouse Square location. There were many reasons, but the most heartfelt one was the result of his reception when he moved the […]

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