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4th of July weekend events

4th of July weekend events

After the patriotism, barbecues and revelry, fireworks are an integral part of what Americans “do” on July 4. Here’s a listing of fireworks displays in the mid-Willamette Valley and beyond: July 4-July 6 The Volcanoes baseball club has a huge slate of activities planned all weekend. For all the details, see page 12. The city […]

Civil War living history returns to Willamette Mission July 4

Civil War living history returns to Willamette Mission July 4

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Abe Lincoln will be making a return appearance at this year’s annual Civil War reenactment slated for July 4-6 at Willamette Mission Park north of Keizer. Stephen Holgate, who has been hailed as “the best Lincoln in America,” will perform a presidential press conference at the event Saturday, […]

Keizerite speaks out about SAIF

Keizerite speaks out about SAIF

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brandon Smith has plenty of pots going. The former Keizer City Councilor, currently chair of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, is running for the council seat being vacated by Jim Taylor. Smith is also a grandpa who is helping to take care of his daughter, who was […]

Council goes over medical marijuana

Council goes over medical marijuana

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes This spring, a moratorium was established to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Keizer until May 2015. The moratorium, like ones passed by various cities and counties around Oregon, was designed to allow time for the Keizer City Council to finalize local rules for medical marijuana, which was made […]

Salem-Keizer falls to AquaSox in 13 innings

Salem-Keizer falls to AquaSox in 13 innings

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 13-inning home game with Everett ended with the Volcanoes on the losing side Tuesday, 6-5. Salem-Keizer performed well in some ways, including a rebound from starting pitcher Jose Reyes, allowing no AquaSox player to reach base in five innings following a three-run top of the first for Everett. […]

Making a run for the (Keizer) border

Making a run for the (Keizer) border

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Taco Bell may have changed its advertising slogan, but the old one would be appropos in this case. The California-based fast food restaurant subsidy of Yum! Brands is expected to open a new location in Keizer Station either late this year or early next year. In other words, Taco […]

Parks Board ready to start new program

Parks Board ready to start new program

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The funding amount isn’t what was hoped for. No matter: members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are ready to start their new matching grant program. In the midst of trying to get more money for the program – which will in essence allow the Parks Board […]

Lady Celts hosting first camp under new coach

Lady Celts hosting first camp under new coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls basketball program is hosting a camp for hopeful future Celtics July 1-3. It will double as an opportunity for athletes and their families to meet the Lady Celts’ new head coach, Derick Handley. “We’ll be looking for the next Madi Hingston or Sydney […]

Needed: a new van

Needed: a new van

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Charlie Cheney needs a new van. One look at how he fits into the current one, a mid-1990s Ford Econoline, is probably all it would take for anyone to agree. Charlie needs to tilt his chair back to about a 60-degree angle to clear his head under the […]

No more Honey at MHS

No more Honey at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With 30 years experience as a teacher and administrator, there’s not a whole lot that keeps John Honey up at night when it comes to the day-to-day operations of a high school. That’s changed in recent weeks knowing he’s to become the planning principal for Salem-Keizer’s new Career […]

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