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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, […]

Parks survey hitting mailboxes

Parks survey hitting mailboxes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes About half of Keizer residents are going to be receiving a thicker utility bill this week. It’s because a survey about Keizer parks is being included with the regular mailing. The remaining utility customers will receive the survey with their January bill. Keizer residents can also fill out […]

Celtics finish Classic strong

Celtics finish Classic strong

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—McNary suffered its first loss of the season in the Capitol City Classic. But that doesn’t mean the tournament wasn’t a success. After falling to Mater Dei, a Catholic school in southern California, 64-60 on Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Celtics rebounded to defeat Evergreen, Wash. 80-42 on Thursday and […]

Salem mayor-elect shares vision for Salem-Keizer

Salem mayor-elect shares vision for Salem-Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Salem’s mayor-elect, Chuck Bennett, stopped by the weekly Rotary Club of Keizer luncheon Thursday, Dec. 22, to talk about the ways Salem and Keizer can work together. Topics ranged from the future of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) to transit and homelessness. Bennett reserved his harshest critique for […]

Keizer woman wins ‘Super Bowl’ of Rodeo

Keizer woman wins ‘Super Bowl’ of Rodeo

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In September, most of the women who were headed to the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) earlier this month had already secured their spot. Keizer’s Amber “Amberleigh” Moore was still on the bubble. “I was ranked about 16th or 17th and only the top 15 get to […]

Local nonprofit has near-perfect record in resheltering families

Local nonprofit has near-perfect record in resheltering families

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council got a glimpse into one of the more successful organizations tackling the problem of homelessness in the mid-Willamette Valley. Recently-arrived Keizer resident TJ Putman briefly spoke to the council about his work as executive director of the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), a non-profit collective […]

New store is Lego HQ in Keizer

New store is Lego HQ in Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Matthew Bauman, the franchise owner of the new Bricks & Minifigs on River Road North, knew that local Lego enthusiasts were looking forward to the store opening. Still, the response surprised him. “I was away from the shop for a little while on the first day and called […]

Top 10 sports stories of 2016

Top 10 sports stories of 2016

#10 McNary’s new gym floor McNary High School renovated its gymnasium thanks to $20,000 provided by the Athletic Booster Club. The project included painting both levels of the gym, along with refinishing the 15-year-old floor to include a McNary “M” at center court with ‘McNary” and “Celtics” at each baseline. Work began as soon as […]

Eclipse event gets fee waivers

Eclipse event gets fee waivers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At its meeting Monday, Dec. 19, the Keizer City Council approved fee waivers totaling a little more than $1,000 for the upcoming Keizer Eclipse 2017. Totally! event. The Keizer Parks Foundation (KPF) is planning an event at Keizer Rapids Park to mark the passage of a total solar […]

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