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Roundabout cows get nod

Roundabout cows get nod

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A proposal to put recycled metal cow sculptures in the roundabout at Chemawa Road Northeast and Verda Lane Northeast received tentative approval at a Keizer Public Arts Committee KPAC meeting in December. Members of the committee addressed the proposal for a second time on Dec. 20. A few […]

Parks survey kick off January 9

Parks survey kick off January 9

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council and Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are hosting a joint work session Monday, Jan. 9. The topic is a parks survey and parks board members are hoping to pack the room. “I would love to have to do this three times because we […]

Catch-and-release

Catch-and-release

Third time’s the charm in pulling car from Willamette

Auditions for 2017 season Jan. 14

Auditions for 2017 season Jan. 14

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes If all goes as planned, Keizer Homegrown Theatre will have its own space by February, according to the company’s founder Linda Baker. “That is our goal. That is fingers crossed,” Baker said. “We’re really excited and it’s a big jump for us. It will be smack dab in the […]

McNary sweeps Forest Grove

McNary sweeps Forest Grove

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Easton Neitzel looked like he was shooting on a bigger rim than everyone else. The McNary senior had a career high 30 points as the Celtics defeated Forest Grove 86-68 at home on Tuesday, Jan. 3. “Guys were finding me when I was open,” Neitzel said. “I hit some […]

Check your privilege at the door

Check your privilege at the door

A view from the ground at a mid-Valley warming center

Christmas Eve burglars thwarted by alert neighbor

Christmas Eve burglars thwarted by alert neighbor

An alert neighbor led Keizer police officers to an attempted burglary on Saturday, Dec. 24. About 11:45 p.m., officers responded to 1497 Golden Lane N. where the caller suspected his neighbor’s house was being broken into. The man knew his neighbor was not planning on being home that evening. While en route to the scene, […]

School board talks McNary, McKay growth

School board talks McNary, McKay growth

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Preparing for further enrollment growth is the object of a series of Salem-Keizer School District work sessions, the first of which was held Monday, Dec. 19. The session focused on security, safety, and expansion. Participants were mostly district administrators and staffers, with Paul Kyllo the only School Board member […]

Celtics buy Christmas gifts for Keizer family

Celtics buy Christmas gifts for Keizer family

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Three Keizer kids looked out their window and declared, “They’re here. They’re here.” It wasn’t Santa and his elves. But on this Christmas these visitors brought just as much excitement as McNary’s boys basketball team arrived carrying gifts for a local family in need. Ryan Kirch started the adopt […]

MAK cleans up Salem home

MAK cleans up Salem home

Men in Action for Keizer (MAK), the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s volunteer group of men, jumped into action earlier this month when they were called by representatives of the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs to help clear out the former home of a veteran’s widow. A small group of MAK volunteers, led by Bob Shackelford, […]

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