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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
HW: Health & Wellness Magazine
OPINION August 6
As goes the filibuster...
OBITUARY August 6
Darold Milton Strean
April 17, 1927 – July 25, 2020
SPORTS August 6
McNary seniors get final sendoff on the diamond
Alex Simpson, Danny Okada, Ethan Patterson, Jamison Martin and Alex Tavera all competed for Team Lincecum last weekend as Volcanoes Stadium played host to the 2020 senior day series, which featured more that 100 high school seniors from 48 different schools across the state.
FreeSPORTS August 5
OSAA adopts new 2020-21 school activities calendar
Association shifts Fall season, condenses all seasons and waives out-of-season coaching policies.
SPORTS August 5
Offense carries Celts in victory over Woodburn
Luke Allen and Henry Wort each hit two-run homers to give McNary the 14-6 win.
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.

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