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FreeCOMMUNITY November 30
Change to Facebook page standards
Please see the article for the updated page standards. We want to thank you for your patience as we try to find the best way to manage our social media presence and policies. As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to call the paper at (503)-390-1051.
OHSU announces COVID vaccine trial
Keizer residents are within the eligible geographic range. Two-thirds of participants will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, the remainder will receive placebos.
OPINION November 27
LETTER: The unintended consequences
Shaney Starr, MS, CFRM, is the executive director of CASA of Marion County. She wrote to the paper to encourage people to get #EyesOnKids. Without in person school it is more difficult to detect and report abuse and neglect.
OPINION November 27
LETTER: Defiance is not leadership
Former city manager John Morgan wrote to the editor to express his displeasure with the way local leadership is handling the pandemic.
COMMUNITY November 27
Hanging holiday cheer
Dylan Schmidgal (left) and Tony Newberg attach decorations to a light pole along River Road North in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 22. Click the link for a photo of the entire crew that put together the annual effort.
OPINION November 27
LETTER: Editorials struck the right points
Keizerite Cathey Philbrick wrote a letter to the editor to appreciate Lyndon's editorials last week. You, too, can submit a letter to the editor by emailing [email protected]
OPINION November 27
Netflix’s Saqqara Tomb doc enthralls
T.J. Reid frequently reviews original shows and movies for the Keizertimes. This week he looked at Saqqara Tomb on Netflix.
FreeCOMMUNITY November 27
Impacted by COVID freeze? ODHS wants to ease the burden
As Oregon endures a freeze on unnecessary activity to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is extending additional assistance to impacted families. Visit for information on how to apply for assistance using the ODHS online application, email, mail, telephone or application drop off.
FreeCOMMUNITY November 27
Assist Klosets supporting students through pandemic
The Keizer Community Foundation, which oversees The Klosets that provides food, clothes and daily living items, is calling out for donations to be delivered to students where they live. The pandemic and current economic conditions have increased the need over last year. See story for specific needs.
OPINION November 27
LETTER: Fan enjoys Top 20 Volcanoes articles
Ken Palke wrote a letter to the editor to let us know that he enjoys Associate Editor Matt Rawlings "Top 20 Volcanoes" series. You, too, can submit a letter to the editor by emailing [email protected]
OPINION November 26
LETTER: Guide missed key non-profit organization
Keizerite Audrey Butler is the president of the Keizer Community Foundation, she wrote a letter to the editor to encourage neighbors to support the Keizer Community Foundation and their Kloset program. You, too, can send a letter to the editor by emailing [email protected]
COMMUNITY November 26
Keizer food bank will get $1K from Maps CU
MAPS Credit union is making a $1,000 donation in Patti Tischer's name for their first ever MAPS Community Awards.
OPINION November 26
LETTER: My testimony before city council
After receiving some public backlash from his public testimony at the last city council meeting, State Rep. Bill Post sent us a copy of his written testimony. You, too, can submit a letter to the editor by emailing [email protected]
FreeFIRE November 26
FEMA extends deadline for canyon wildfire aid
The deadline for survivors of Oregon wildfires to apply for FEMA individual disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been extended to Monday, Nov. 30.
FreeCOMMUNITY November 26
Keizer tree lights up Tuesday, tune in online to watch
Because of the pandemic, Keizerites are encouraged to watch the tree lighting from their own homes. The ceremony will be televised on Keizer 23, Keizer's local access television station, and the Keizer Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.
OPINION November 26
LETTER: Council meeting left reader disappointed
Keizerite Carol Doerfler wrote a letter to the editor to express her displeasure with the latest Keizer city council meeting. You, too, can write a letter to the editor by emailing [email protected]
NEWS November 26
COVID changes continue roll through city hall
Between the pandemic and the hacking attack, city hall is undergoing some technological and procedural changes. “It’s been a reminder to be flexible,” said Shane Witham Keizer's interim Development Director
NEWS November 26
City will try to reign in some attached buildings
Accessory structures, such as attached garages and shops, take many forms in Keizer. At its latest meeting, the Keizer Planning Commission approved building code amendments to help reign in the variance found throughout the city.
COMMUNITY November 25
Police calls Nov. 15 - Nov. 22
NEWS November 25
traffic court
COMMUNITY November 25
Sibling rivalry saves city thousands
With the goal of outdoing his two older brothers, Blayne Elder completed his Eagle Scout service project by cleaning and painting the gazebo next to Keizer City Hall.
FreeCOMMUNITY November 25
Prepping Thanksgiving community dinner
Volunteers cook, stir, mix and cut for community dinner
SPORTS November 25
Top 20 Volcanoes players of all time: #8 Joe Panik
The Gold Glove second baseman has played in the Major Leagues for seven years.
SCHOOLS November 24
MHS makes epic moves to help students rescue failing grades
Thanks to an aggressive approach to safe, in-person learning, McNary has been able to cut their failing grades from 38% to 17% in the last month.
NEWS November 23
Notice of cancellation of meetings
The Keizer Planning Commission and Traffic Safety-Bikeways-Pedestrian Committee have canceled their next meetings.
COMMUNITY November 23
LETTER: Votes for progressives
Keizer resident Kathy Lincoln wrote to the editor to reflect on the results of the election.
BOOK REVIEW November 23
REVIEW: "One Last Song: Conversations on Life, Death, and Music" by Mike Ayers
Terri Schlichenmeyer lives in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications. "One Last Song: Conversations on Life, Death, and Music" by Mike Ayers, foreword by Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
OPINION November 23
Fear and thrills prevalent in horror show Monsterland
T.J. Reid frequently reviews original films and series for the Keizertimes, this week he looked at Hulu's Monsterland.
OPINION November 23
LETTER: COVID-19 and politics
Keizer resident writes a letter to the editor to express her disappointment with the mayor for signing the letter that asked the governor to not implement the two-week freeze.
OPINION November 23
We can still be thankful regardless of 2020
Though this year has been hard, there are still things to be thankful for. With the upcoming holiday Publisher Lyndon Zaitz encourages readers to find things to be thankful for amidst the hardships.
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