Day: May 21, 2010

Parade will close River Road Saturday morning

The Iris Festival parade is a yearly tradition. But if you’ve got somewhere to be during the parade, here’s your guide to getting around: • 7 a.m. – Lockhaven Drive N. closed between River Road and McClure Street for parade staging. • 9 a.m. – River Road closed between Lockhaven Drive and Plymouth Drive for pre-parade staging. • 12:30 p.m. – All parade street closures expected to open. Motorists are advised to find alternate routes and avoid these heavily congested areas if possible. Signs advising of the closure will be posted along River Road the week prior to the parade. All street closures are expected to re-open by 12:30 p.m. Traffic control is provided by Keizer...

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Home rule proposal loses big

By JASON COX and HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Home rule for Marion County went down with a crash, with 41,600 votes (76.67 percent) no to 12,656 votes (23.33 percent) yes. Marion County voted in the minority on only the race for superintendent of public instruction, unofficial results from the clerk’s office indicated Wednesday. Although incumbent Susan Castillo narrowly defeated Ron Maurer statewide, Marion County voted for Maurer with 29,507 votes (58.21 percent) to Castillo’s 21,053 (41.54 percent). Marion County Commissioners Patti Milne and Janet Carlson both were uncontested in their respective Republican primaries. Jason Freilinger, a Democrat, will take on Milne in the general election. He was unopposed in his primary. Rep. Kim Thatcher easily won the Republican primary over Douglas Heuer, taking some 87 percent within the district and close to 88 percent in the county for the 25th District state house seat. Democrat Jim Dyer went unopposed in the primary and will take on Thatcher in the general election. Sen. Larry George likewise was unopposed in his 13th Senate District primary, and will take on Democrat Timi Parker. In the 5th District Congressional Republican primary, Scott Bruun dominated Fred Thompson 62.6 percent to 36.9 percent statewide, but it was a bit closer in Marion County. Bruun still had a solid win here, defeating Thompson 57.5 percent to Thompson’s 42 percent. Bruun now takes on incumbent Rep....

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Clifford William ‘Bill’ Carter

Bill Carter passed away on May 12 at the age of 87. He was born September 27 in Great Falls, Montana. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the Marines and served in WWII. After the war he married Mildred Jean Frohmader. They were together almost 65 years. After he returned, Bill worked for First National Bank of Portland where he retired at the First Interstate Bank after 38 years. Upon retirement Bill and Milli split their time between Keizer and Yuma, Arizona. Bill is survived by his wife, Mildred; his children, Lawrence (Kay), Christine, Dorothy (Christopher); three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Services were held at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service at 605 Commercial SE at Oak in Salem on Tuesday, May...

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Weir E. Baldwin, Jr.

Weir E. Baldwin, Jr. born Jan, 28, 1923 in Corvallis, Oregon, died May 13, 2010. He was a resident of Judy Farmer’s home for the last four years. He served in the Navy during World War II as a radarman, second class. He worked many years as an appliance repair man. He is survived by his sons Dale Baldwin of Umatilla, Tom Baldwin of Keizer, and Larry Baldwin of Livermore, CA; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Bertina Baker of Salem and Dorle Stencil of Sunnyside WA. No services are planned. He is buried at Willamette National...

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Vivian Lois Wiser

Vivian Lois Wiser died May 9, 2010. The memorial service will be on May 22, at 2 p.m. at Restlawn Funeral Home, 201 Oak Grove Road NW, Salem. Burial at Restlawn Memory Gardens at a later date. Arrangements by Restlawn Funeral...

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