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COMMUNITY October 15
The hardest pill: While helping others, Keizerite mourns loss of memories consumed in canyon fires
After learning that his Detroit cabin was a casualty of the fires, Dave Walery still wanted to provide assistance for people helping with the clean-up process.
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OPINION October 19
LETTER: Support for Mike DeBlasi
Keizerite Pat Fisher wrote a letter to the editor to express support
OPINION October 19
LETTER: Dylan Juran has tools to add to city council
Keizerite Linda Baker endorses candidate Dylan Juran for Keizer City Council.
OPINION October 19
Endorsement clarification
A clarification about the endorsement editorial written by the Keizertimes editorial board last week. Candidate Ross Day requested a clarification of his stance on LGBTQ+ issues. His response does not change the paper's endorsement of Dylan Juran
COMMUNITY October 19
Mentors wanted: McNary grad founded group to support teens
The group "No Solo Existen" is looking for mentors to help at risk youth connect with a safe adult. To inquire about mentoring opportunities and upcoming meetings, visit the group’s Facebook page, email [email protected] or call Brian Harrison at 971-701-5906.
OPINION October 19
Regarding the bare minimums
Keizertimes Publisher clarifies the "bare minimum" comment in the Oct. 9 endorsement editorial.
COMMUNITY October 19
Starting from scraps: Quilters rally to spread joy amid tragedy
Keizerite Diane Bowden organized a supply drive to help quilters who had lost everything in the fires. She collected enough supplies to create 100 care packages that she delivered to local quilt shops from Ashland to Jefferson.
OPINION October 19
LETTER: Laura Reid deserves another council terrm
Marlene Parsons serves on the Keizer City Council, Position 3, and endorses Laura Reid.
OPINION October 17
Vote yes on Measure 24-452
The Keizertimes supports the local option levy for Marion County Fire District #1
FreeCOMMUNITY October 16
Santiam Hospital leads wildfire relief efforts
An effort to support refugees of the Santiam Canyon fires sailed passed $1 million and has offered relief to hundreds of residents after fleeing the fires.
COMMUNITY October 16
LETTER: Response to  Oct. 9 editorial
Letter to the editor written by sitting councilor Daniel Kohler with his picks for city council, mayor and county commissioner.
OPINION October 16
LETTER: Laura Reid for Council Position 1
Kim Freeman serves as president of the Keizer City Council and endorses Laura Reid for Council Position 1
COMMUNITY October 16
Parking lot sale at golf course
The McNary Ladies Club is inviting people to join them for a parking lot garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of McNary Golf Club. The sale will be at 155 McNary Estates Drive North Keizer.
OPINION October 16
Danielle Bethell for Marion County commisoner
Keizertimes publisher Lyndon Zaitz endorses Danielle Bethell for Marion County Commissioner.
NEWS October 16
Grassroots Government: Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian Committee
The Keizer Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian Committee had its most recent meeting Oct. 8. Here’s what was discussed:
OPINION October 16
LETTER: I don’t agree with Bill Post on debate
Keizerite Tom Homan wrote a letter to the editor to disagree with Representative Bill Post's take on the first presidential debate.
OPINION October 16
Approve charter changes
From the Editorial Board: The existing "no-special rights" clause in our city charter, Section 44, is harmful on personal and economic levels. Vote yes on Measure 24-453 to remove the section that has been rendered unenforceable by the Oregon State Legislature.
NEWS October 16
Council candidates weigh in on growth, safety, economy
Candidates for the Keizer City Council and Mayor Cathy Clark took part in a candidate forum sponsored by the West Keizer Neighborhood Association Thursday, Oct. 8. Candidate Kyle Juran missed the forum because of other commitments, but all others participated.
COMMUNITY October 15
Marching On: Band Day set Oct. 17
Though it looks different this year, Band Day will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drop off redeemable cans and bottles as well as canned food for the Keizer Community Food Bank in the V2 Dentistry parking lot.
SPORTS October 15
Top 20 Volcanoes players of all time: #15 Matt Duffy
Duffy made it to the big leagues as a utility infielder in 2014 and has played for the San Francisco Giants and Tampa Bay Rays.
COMMUNITY October 15
Police calls Oct. 4 - Oct. 11
SPORTS October 15
Top 20 Volcanoes players of all time: #16 Dan Otero
At #16 on the top 20 greatest Volcanoes of all time list is right-handed pitcher Dan Otero. Otero broke into the big leagues in 2012 and has played for the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians.
SCHOOLS October 14
School board responds to months of criticism
Board chairperson Satya Chandragiri suggested revising the guidelines for public comment at board meetings moving forward.
FreeNEWS October 12
Police identify victim of hit-and-run
70-year-old Andrew Otho Polston, of Keizer, was lawfully riding his bicycle north on Windsor Island Road when he was struck and killed by a northbound 1973 Dodge van driven by 93-year-old Robert E. Lindsey, of Salem.
BOOK REVIEW October 12
REVIEW: "Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America" by Mark L. Cushing
Terri Schlichenmeyer lives in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications.
OPINION October 12
LETTER: Support for Ross Day for City Council
You, too, can submit letters to the editor by emailing [email protected]
OPINION October 12
Man befriends octopus, films it: Our reviewer: Your mileage may vary
TJ Reid reviews original films and tv shows for the Keizertimes. This week he looked at Netflix's "My Octopus Teacher" which he deemed pretty, if not mentally stimulating.
OPINION October 12
LETTER: Vote for Kyle Juran
You, too, can submit a letter to the editor by emailing [email protected]
COMMUNITY October 12
Water got shut off? Don’t panic
The City of Keizer will resume shutting off the water of residents with overdue bills the week of Oct. 12, but city officials are not trying to punish anyone. Instead, they need those whose water is shut off to get in touch with the city so they can provide utility assistance.
NEWS October 9
Keizertimes wins 10 awards, 5 first place, in contest
The Keizertimes won 10 awards presented by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association via a video presentation. Every member of the reporting team won an award and the Keizertimes itself won third place in the general excellence category.
Simonka Place dedicates playground to Rotary
The Keizer Rotary recently donated time, man power and money to create a playground for the kids at Simonka Place, the women's shelter in Keizer. At a dedication ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 1 the Simonka place thanked the Rotary for their involvement and dedicated the playground to them.
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