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FreeNEWS August 3
City council agenda August 3
The City of Keizer is committed to providing equal access to all public meetings and information per the requirements of the ADA and Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS). The Keizer Civic Center is wheelchair accessible. If you require any service such as SPANISH translation or other interpretive services that furthers your inclusivity to participate, please contact the Office of the City Recorder at least 48 business hours prior to the meeting by email at [email protected] or phone at (503)390-3700 or (503)856-3412. Most regular City Council meetings are streamed live through www.KeizerTV.com and cable-cast on Comcast Channel 23 within the Keizer City limits. Thank you for your interest in the City of Keizer.
BOOK REVIEW August 3
"Bunker: Building for the End Times" by Bradley Garrett
Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications. This month she looked at the emergency preparedness book "Bunker: Building for the End Times" by Bradley Garrett.
NEWS BRIEF August 3
Free bike repair at Keizer Church of Christ
A free bike repair by the NW Hub will be held in the Kennedy Neighborhood at the Keizer Church of Christ, 5405 Ridge Dr N.E on Friday, August 7 and Friday, August 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.
FreeCOMMUNITY August 3
ODF declares high fire danger for all of west Oregon
All Oregon Department of Forestry districts in western Oregon and the Douglas Forest Protective Association have raised the fire danger level to high (yellow) except for the coastal counties of Clatsop, Coos, Curry and Tillamook, which remain at moderate fire danger.
OPINION August 1
Letter: Fireworks
You, too, can send a letter to the editor by emailing [email protected]
COMMUNITY July 31
You’re a genius all the time: Keizer author wants you to start writing like it
The writing instruction book, "You're a Genius All the Time: A Teacher's Guide to Conscious Creative Writing" written by Keizerite James Merrill, is now available at the Reader's Guide in Salem.
COMMUNITY July 31
Library’s next chapter could be more attainable than ever
The only thing standing between Keizer and a public library is a half time librarian, and Keizerite Jane Herb, who has been pushing for a library for over a decade, thinks she may have found a way to fund the position.
COMMUNITY July 31
Salem Health donates $60K to fund community health personnel
Salem Health announced two Community Investment Grants — each totaling $30,000. The grants were awarded to Mano a Mano Family Center and Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency’s (MWVCAA) HOME Youth Services. Both organizations help connect vulnerable populations with a range of services needed to maintain good health.
COMMUNITY July 31
Dyslexic students can get additional support while distance learning
As plans for returning to school in the fall take shape the Willamette Valley Dyslexia Center is adapting their strategies to help students adjust to the distance learning model. They plan to have programs to serve all struggling readers, not just students struggling with dyslexia.
COMMUNITY July 31
The problems at 4129 Gary Street
‘Unsanitary’ home leads to charges of attempted murder for owner
OPINION July 31
No school poses problems
Lyndon Zaitz is the Publisher of the Keizertimes. He frequently shares his opinion about current events.
COMMUNITY July 31
A good hangout: BIPOC Market Place celebrates business, community and entrepreneurs
Keizer business owner Alicia Stroms wanted to host an event to bring the community together to celebrate Oregon owned business
Keizer woman details experience with COVID-19 July 31
Keizer woman details experience with COVID-19
Though COVID-19 has a low mortality rate, the effects of the virus can be brutal– as Keizerite Lucy Workman describes in her interview with the Keizertimes.
NEWS July 31
Activist attorney to run for city council
Keizer based attorney and resident, Ross Day, announced that he will be running for the city council seat vacated by Councilor Kim Freeman.
FreeCOMMUNITY July 30
Keizer splash fountain now open
The splash fountain behind the Keizer Civic Center is now open
SCHOOLS July 30
Seven in-person graduation ceremonies planned for McNary Class of 2020
There will be 90 minutes in-between each ceremony, with the first one taking place at 10 a.m. and the final ceremony beginning at 7 p.m.
COMMUNITY July 30
New workout equipment headed to city’s parks
After spearheading the project to put a seven-station gym in Claggett Creek Park and Country Glen Park last summer, Jeff Davis is working on completing phase two of his plan, which will put exercise equipment at Keizer Rapids Park, Wallace House Park and Meadows Park.
SCHOOLS July 29
No in-person classes until November — at earliest
Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) will take the place of in-person instruction for at least the first nine weeks of the school year. Students in kindergarten through 10th grade will not attend in-person classes until the week of Nov. 16 — which signals the start of the second quarter of the school year. Students in 11th and 12th grade will not attend in-person classes until the beginning of second semester, which begins in the first week of February 2021.
SPORTS July 29
MYB squad ties with Cherry City in scrimmage
The Celtics came back from multiple deficits to earn a tie against the Cherry City 14U club.
SPORTS July 29
OSAA delays fall sports until late-September
The OSAA executive board elected to push back the first contest date for cross country, soccer and volleyball from Aug. 27 to Sept. 23. Currently, tackle football is considered a full-contact activity under guidelines from Gov. Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority, and is forbidden across the state. There is hasn’t been a date set to review that designation.
FreeCOMMUNITY July 25
Keizer library now offers curbside service
COMMUNITY July 25
Opponents, not enemies
Lyndon Zaitz is the publisher of the Keizertimes. This week he shared the difference between an opponent and an enemy.
COMMUNITY July 25
Listen to students on SROs
Lauren Murphy is a community reporter for the Keizertimes. She is looking for student sources for a story on the potential removal of SROs. Please email [email protected] if you are interested.
OPINION July 25
Governing during COVID-19
Bill Post is the House Representative for Oregon House District 25. He writes in the paper to update the community about happenings in the capital and share his opinion.
COMMUNITY July 24
2nd tree carving begins soon
Carving of the second story pole in front of the Keizer Civic Center is set to commence next week and, this time around, a McNary High School graduate is returning home to show off his skills.
COMMUNITY July 24
Now serving
The Keizer Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Wicked Sweet, Keizer’s new bakery in Keizer Village, on Tuesday, July 21. Co-owner Michael Peters was joined by daughter Alyson and Chamber members for the ceremony.
COMMUNITY July 24
Effort to establish new library launches virtual book club
The movement to bring a public library to Keizer is launching a virtual book club in August. Keizer’s Library: The Next Chapter, the group dedicated to the establishing a public library, is offering readers two options to participate in a city-wide book club.
COMMUNITY July 24
Keizer principals will lead district’s new online program
Clear Lake Elementary School Principal Artonya Gemmill and Keizer Elementary School Principal Christine Bowlby have been named as the new administrators to support the new online program, EDGE: Enhanced Digital and Guided Education.
COMMUNITY July 24
‘We want to decide what’s good for us’
The recent Supreme Court decision is glimmer of hope for Siletz chairman who is a Keizer resident. Delores "Dee" Pigsley feels encouraged but skeptical.
COMMUNITY July 24
Coming soon– The Chicken Shack: Wings, Fingers and Fries
Chic-Fil-A generated a buzz early this year on social media with rumors of coming to town but The Chicken Shack is here for certain. Watch for the grand opening in August.
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