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Bruno’s young helper

Bruno’s young helper

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Bruno, the Keizer Police Department’s newest K-9, has a custom-made vest. The funding for that came from a Keizer citizen. Pretty cool, right? Here’s where it gets even cooler: that citizen is 11 years old. Enya Wallace raised the funds and gave them to officer Stephen Richardson with the […]

It’s a fair time again

It’s a fair time again

The Oregon State Fair returns Friday, Aug. 22, bringing with it a slew of competitions, live music and more elephant ears than anyone could ever hope to eat. Getting in the gates will cost $8 for adults, down from $11 last year, and includes limited concert seating for the headlining acts. In addition to rides […]

Tow truck changes crash

Tow truck changes crash

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After months of discussion, change was on the horizon. It seemed a 2005 city ordinance regarding tow trucks was going to be changed following numerous meetings on the topic and a heaping of input from tow truck company owners. Even during early discussion at Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting, […]

China painting on display at library

China painting on display at library

  The Keizer Community Library is currently showcasing the porcelain art and china painting works of nationally recognized local artist Kathe Leigh Mash. The exhibit, being shown through Sept. 2, details 40 years of Kathe’s work, from traditional styles to more progressive modern styles. Mash began China Painting in 1974, when she attended an adult […]

SKSB has six-hour session

SKSB has six-hour session

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Policy governance was the subject of a six-hour work session the Salem-Keizer School Board held with administrators and a facilitator Tuesday. The session covered conduct of board members, the role of the board chair, executive limitations on the superintendent, delegation of authority, monitoring of superintendent performance and differences between […]

School board approves contracts

School board approves contracts

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Easements for Marion County to widen Cordon Road at its intersection with Caroline Avenue were approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday with little discussion. The county had asked for the easements adjacent to Chavez Elementary School to increase road capacity and reduce the potential for accidents. The […]

Hillsboro hops over Volcanoes to take 13-7 win

Hillsboro hops over Volcanoes to take 13-7 win

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes It was a hot night for hot bats Monday, and Hillsboro’s were hotter. The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes were ahead 3-0 after two innings when Keury Mella, a starter on rehabilitation assignment who had struck out three, had reached his limit of 40 pitches. Things were different for the succession of […]

Volcanoes notch sweep over Boise

Volcanoes notch sweep over Boise

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 7: Volcanoes 9, Boise 5 The first 2014 home run by a left-handed Volcano hitter started a lead that Salem-Keizer never lost. Ryder Jones’ two-out shot in the third inning with Christian Arroyo on base broke a 1-1 tie. The Volcanoes needed more runs to stay ahead of […]

Reunited & it feels so good

Reunited & it feels so good

Marion County Fire District No. 1 firefighters/paramedics were reunited last week with a near drowning victim. Three years ago MCFD responded to a reported drowning incident on Cordon Road. When they arrived they found a toddler that had just been pulled from a swimming pool by her grandmother. Paramedics performed life-saving measures and transported the […]

Claggett Creek school festival seeks Keizer’s most talented

Claggett Creek school festival seeks Keizer’s most talented

If you have an artistic or cooking talent, Claggett Creek Middle School is looking for you. The school will hold its first fall festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, and will include a chili cook-off, a pie bake-off and a Keizer talent show. Lisa Buik, an organizer, stresses that anyone can enter […]

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