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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, […]

Burger King fries employees

Burger King fries employees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The owner of a Keizer Burger King has been notified of a complaint filed against the fast food restaurant. Well, maybe. The Burger King in question is the one at 3615 River Road North. A letter dated July 16 – obtained by the Keizertimes – was sent from Ronald […]

Volcanoes take two off Everett, one from Boise

Volcanoes take two off Everett, one from Boise

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 16: Volcanoes 1, Everett 0 Nick Gonzalez gained his first win of the season as he and relievers Dusten Knight and Eury Sanchez combined for Salem-Keizer’s first shutout win of the season. The lone run came in the first inning. Seth Harrison doubled, went to third as Tyler Hollick […]

Parks Board members avoid taking stance on cows issue

Parks Board members avoid taking stance on cows issue

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Eamon Bishop made the interested citizens part of a recent meeting live up to its name. What he was interested in, however, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board weren’t. Bishop, who in recent weeks has been among those advocating for city leaders to look at purchasing […]

Volcanoes rout Indians 10-4

Volcanoes rout Indians 10-4

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes made their hits count Friday, whipping the Spokane Indians 10-4 in the first game of a long home stand. Many fans missed an exciting win, with Salem-Keizer leading all the way before a crowd of 1,633, tied for the second smallest of the season so far. Christian […]

Showing support for OSU Extension Service

Showing support for OSU Extension Service

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes By a unanimous vote, Keizer City Councilors on Monday agreed to support an effort by the Citizens for Marion County Extension to form a new 4-H service district. The request came from Derek Godwin of the Oregon State University Extension Service. Godwin was present Monday evening along with several […]

maurices coming to Keizer

maurices coming to Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new clothing store is coming to Keizer Station – plus another new restaurant. So far, only the name of the clothing store is being confirmed publicly. Minnesota-based maurices, a store for women in a variety of sizes, has confirmed it will be coming, but not when. “We are […]

McNary student helping redefine ‘pageant girl’

McNary student helping redefine ‘pageant girl’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At 17, Brandi Urban has achieved something a lot of people spend much of their lives seeking: self-confidence. Being named Oregon’s National American Miss in May was just part of the journey. “I had a queen from another pageant take me under her wing the first time I […]

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