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FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK August 13
In-N-Out reports 5 COVID-19 cases
The immensely popular burger chain has had five cases of COVID-19 linked to the site. It becomes the first restaurant in Marion and Polk counties linked to an outbreak. UPDATED with a statement from In-N-Out. Spokesman says housemates of employees were included in count.
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NEWS August 14
4-way stop planned at River-Quinaby
Marion County Public Works is planning a four-way stop intersection where River Road North meets Clearlake Northeast/Quinaby Road Northeast. The plan is to try to get it installed by the end of August.
COMMUNITY August 14
KT on vacation
Rick and Tammy Day took a copy of Keizertimes on a recent trip to Montana’s Glacier National Park. You too can have your photo in the Keizertimes. Simply take the paper to your destination, snap a picture with you and your group holding it, and send the photo along with everyone’s first and last names to [email protected]
COMMUNITY August 14
Saving themselves: Students set up online tutoring center
Three South Salem High School students have created a free online tutoring and peer support service for all Oregon Students to help with the adjustment to distance learning. Visit ConnectOregonStudents.org for more information.
FreeCOMMUNITY August 14
KCL book sale Aug. 22
The Keizer Community Library will hold a one-day book sale on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jeff and Sheryl’s On the Turn restaurant at McNary Golf Club. Book sale proceeds fund the library’s operations.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK August 14
97303 COVID numbers still rising
Be sure to wash your hands, wear your mask and practice social distancing– COVID numbers are still rising in Keizer.
OPINION August 13
Spouting radical ideas in 2020
(Creators Syndicate)
August 13
City council agenda August 17
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.
SPORTS August 13
Salazar accepted to Barcelona Soccer Academy
Salazar will forego his senior season at McNary to join the Barcelona Soccer Academy — a full-time residential academy program that is partnered with FC Barcelona, one of the best professional teams in the world.
SCHOOLS August 13
Finally: Class of 2020 has its moment
It took place 63 days after the intended date, due to COVID-19, but on Friday Aug. 7, more than 300 McNary High students got the opportunity to walk across the stage and pick up their diploma.
SPORTS August 12
OSAA puts the fall sports season on hold
After announcing in July that they would delay the start of fall sports, the OSAA executive board made the decision on Wednesday, Aug. 5 to condense all sports seasons and to shift the fall season into March as a part of the new 2020-21 athletics calendar.
NEWS August 11
KPD investigating 2 unrelated shooting incidents
No one was hurt in either incident and investigations are ongoing.
COMMUNITY August 8
Keizer United grants provide pandemic relief to gardens
Keizer United offered four grants of $150 to assist community gardens. The recipients of the grant were John Knox Community Garden (pictured below), Jerry & Peggy Moore Community Garden, Dayspring Community Garden and Keizer Church of Christ Community Garden.
OPINION August 8
Does it have a swimming pool?
Lyndon Zaitz, Keizertimes publisher, reminisces about family road trip around American from his childhood.
OPINION August 8
Try Kimmy Schmidt for a dose of relentless optimism
TJ Reid reviews original creations for the Keizertimes. This week he looked at Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix.
COMMUNITY August 8
KAA flower show winners announced
The Keizer Art Association awarded 14 awards for their Celebration of Flowers show.
COMMUNITY August 7
Sharing the bounty
Leon Search and his wife, Vickie, stopped by the Keizertimes office on the way to deliver bouquets to the residents of Emerald Pointe Senior Living Community.
COMMUNITY August 7
Storytelling with a chainsaw
Artist James Lukinich outlines trees with a chainsaw at the second of two story poles in front of the Keizer Civic Center Tuesday, Aug. 4.
FreeNEWS August 7
New wave of city-sponsored business loans in the works
Thanks to a matching grant from Oregon Business Development Department, another round of grants will be offered. The new grants will look quite different from the first wave, in which a total of $45,000 was awarded via drawing business names out of a bucket.
COMMUNITY August 7
Council approves sending charter changes to ballot
Keizer voters will have the opportunity to update the city’s charter for the first time in almost three decades this November. The vote will be to remove Section 44 which features homophobic language and has been rendered unenforceable by the Oregon State Legislature.
NEWS August 7
Council asks for solutions at site of fatal crash
A fatal crash at the intersection of River Road Northeast and Clear Lake Road Northeast is prompting action on the part of the Keizer City Council. Mayor Cathy Clark wrote a letter to the Marion County Area Transportation Commission and delivered it to the meeting on Thursday, Aug 6.
FreeCOMMUNITY August 7
Paper adds new account rep
The Keizertimes is excited to welcome Karli McNutt, the new account representative, to the team. Questions about advertising, contact Karli at [email protected]
NEWS August 7
Claggett Creek playground slated for $280K makeover
New swings, new play structures for infants and small children alike, balance beams and a two-person merry-go-round will all be part of a replacement of the playground at Claggett Creek Park.
NEWS August 7
‘Jug handle’ changes greenlit
Keizer gets ready to potentially welcome its third 7/11 in the area that will be known as Chemawa Station. There is no mention of a potential Chick-Fil-A in the plans for the property owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.
OPINION August 7
Getting their diploma at last
Lyndon Zaitz and the Keizertimes says congratulations to the Class of 2020, who are having their graduation ceremonies today. We urge attendees to wear masks, practice social distancing and follow all event rules so the day can stay focused on the seniors who've reached a life milestone.
FreeSCHOOLS August 6
Parents: SKPS is falling short on fall plans
More than 60% of parents that participated in the Keizertimes survey believe that the Salem-Keizer School District hasn't adequately explained what is happening this fall.
FreeSPECIAL SECTION August 6
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FIRE August 6
MCFD1 will seek levy renewal in November
The Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) board of directors passed a resolution asking voters to renew the local option levy for emergency services during the November 3 general election — the levy accounts for nearly 30 percent of the district’s funding for emergency services.
FreeSPECIAL SECTION August 6
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OPINION August 6
As goes the filibuster...
OBITUARY August 6
Darold Milton Strean
April 17, 1927 – July 25, 2020
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