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Council OKs K23 social media experiment

Council OKs K23 social media experiment

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors on Monday agreed to pay $4,900 for a two-month experiment. The experiment builds upon the city’s established KeizerTV.com and K-23 ventures with Rex Robertson. Currently the public access TV station broadcasts various Keizer meetings live on Channel 23 on Comcast Cable, as well as archiving them […]

Pleasing new Weddle principal boils down to two simple rules

Pleasing new Weddle principal boils down to two simple rules

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The way Wendy Roberts sees it, students end up in the principal’s office for failure to do one of two things: work hard or be nice. Roberts is the new principal of Weddle Elementary School, taking over for of longtime principal Samantha Ragaisis who left for an out-of-district […]

Gators get new ‘pal with old ties to Keizer schools

Gators get new ‘pal with  old ties to Keizer schools

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Dave Bertholf, a new job as principal of Gubser Elementary School is as much a return to Keizer as it is a chance to tackle new challenges. “Gubser was one of the schools on a very short list of places I was hoping for when I found […]

New KPD K-9 publicly introduced

New KPD K-9 publicly introduced

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Officer Scott Keniston’s new partner was introduced to members of the Keizer City Council on Monday evening. The new partner was so short, councilors had to stand in order to see him. Did we mention Bruno is the Keizer Police Department’s newest K-9? Bruno is now on patrol with […]

RIVERfair ready to rock this weekend at the KRP

RIVERfair ready to rock this weekend at the KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mmmmm….pie. This is the second weekend in August, which means it is time for the seventh annual RIVERfair on Saturday at Keizer Rapids Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. KRP is located at 1900 Chemawa Road North. While there is entertainment throughout the day, one […]

Keizer’s new senator

Keizer’s new senator

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  Ryan Edsall rose to the fore of the Oregon Boys State Leadership Academy in June, but he had to step up his game after being elected a senator and state representative to the Boys Nation assembly last month in Washington, D.C. Fortunately, he was up to the challenge. […]

Why Keizer’s tax rate is $2.08

Why Keizer’s tax rate is $2.08

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sometimes Keizer City Manager Chris Eppley has to give complicated answers to complex questions. Then there are the times he has simple answers for seemingly complex questions. Questions about potentially raising Keizer’s base tax rate fall into the latter category. As has been documented in recent issues of the […]

Welcome to the jungle

Welcome to the jungle

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Dr. Erica Lipanovich loves exotic animals. How much? Let’s put it this way: she uses her vacation time each year to help rare birds on Guam. Lipanovich, who received her doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2004 from Mississippi State University, moved to Oregon with her husband in February. […]

AquaSox snap Volcanoes’ four-win streak

AquaSox snap Volcanoes’ four-win streak

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 23: Volcanoes 5, Spokane 3 Salem-Keizer trailed 2-0 after 2-1/2 innings but scored once in the third and then took over. Starter Jason Forjet won his third game against no losses and struck out 11 in his 6-2/3 innings. Shilo McCall, still pushing his offensive figures upward, hit a […]

Rough and tumble future Celts tackle camp

Rough and tumble future Celts tackle camp

About 50 area students turned out for McNary High School’s football kids camp last week.

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