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NEWS September 5
Sidewalk plan forthcoming, funding less likely
There are many patches of street with no sidewalk in Keizer. The Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian Committees has identified the top places for sidewalk instillation but has not identified a source of funding - which became a point of contention at the last meeting.
OPINION September 5
Is anyone persuadable?
Lyndon Zaitz, Keizertimes publisher, ponders whether Americans can be persuaded through debate or if they'll only dig in their heels.
SPORTS September 5
Elks host fundraiser golf tourney
The Keizer Elks Lodge held its annual golf tournament on Sunday, Aug. 30, at McNary Golf Course.
OPINION September 5
Palm Springs brings familiar, yet unique storyline to Hulu
TJ Reid frequently reviews original creations for the Keizertimes. This week he looked at Hulu's Palm Springs.
NEWS September 5
President’s supporters step out
Members of Oregon Women for Trump gathered at the corner of River Road N. and Chemawa Road on Saturday, Aug. 29, to rally for support for their candidate.
COMMUNITY September 5
Market at stadium Sept. 6-7
Volcanoes Stadium will host their second Community Market on Sunday, Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FreeCOMMUNITY September 5
Salt-making in Seaside Sept. 12
The Seaside Museum stages the annual reenactment at the west end of U Avenue where it intersects with the Promenade. It will take place 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. Mandated COVID-19 precautions will be observed including face coverings and social distancing.
FreeCOMMUNITY September 4
SKPS bringing back grab and go meal sites
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) will switch from the summer meal program to the regular national school lunch and breakfast programs. Most school sites will have grab and go meals available for pick up each weekday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A full list of meal distribution sites can be found on the district website.
COMMUNITY September 4
Diamond dancers
Keizer’s France School of Dance celebrated its 60th anniversary recently. LEFT: Owners Linda Martin and Carole Janes.
FreeNEWS September 4
State launches ‘two weeks ready’ campaign
In light of the pandemic, historic wildfires in Cali. and the general craziness that 2020 has brought, Oregon state officials are encouraging home owners to be ready to survive for two weeks in case of disaster.
COMMUNITY September 4
Keizer teen, her horse, 1st in wild makeover
Some people's pandemic projects included sourdough starters or knitting needles, for Keizer teen Elisabeth Burleson it was transforming a five year old mustang. Burleson and her horse, Glimmer, took first in the Mustang Yearling Washington Youth completion.
COMMUNITY September 4
McNary senior who sat for commencement anthem explains why
Kneeling for the national anthem has become a form of protest against police brutality. While recent McNary graduate supports protesting in that way, Wocus Gibbons choose to sit for the anthem for a different reason.
COMMUNITY September 4
Order up
Keizer’s Chicken Shack is now open for business at 3844 River Road N. The Keizer Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 1.
COMMUNITY September 4
Lights, Zoom, Action: Keizer Homegrown Theatre gears up for digital production
The Keizer Homegrown Theater is presenting the The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane over Zoom as it is not yet safe to produce live theater with an audience. Information about how to view the show and tickets are available online at www.keizerhomegrowntheatre.org. Tickets are free but the theater is asking for donations.
NEWS September 4
Reid seeks second council term
City Councilor and McNary teacher Laura Reid is running for a second term on the city council. She will face off with Mike DeBlasi for Position 1, which she currently holds, in November.
NEWS September 4
Black Joy Tour visits Keizer
The Black Joy tour went from Salem to Eastern Oregon spreading joy and showing support for people of color in small communities. See the article for more pictures.
COMMUNITY September 3
Help wanted: Teen concierges
In April, Jain created PDX Concierge, a free grocery delivery service to those who are vulnerable and confined to their homes during COVID-19. After mostly doing deliveries in the Portland area, Jain plans to bring his services to the Keizer area .
NEWS September 3
Police calls: August 23 - August 30
OPINION September 3
Is Biden ceding the law and order issue?
(Creators Syndicate)
OBITUARY September 3
Papa Tom Ferrando
Papa Tom Ferrando October 1, 1938 – August 9, 2020
FIRE September 3
Keizer firefighters assist in a historic Cali wildfire fight
On Wednesday, Aug. 19 KFD sent four firefighters down to assist with the LNU Lighting Complex fires near Napa Valley, CA. Three of the KFD firefighters were operating a brush truck and one of them was an assistant strike team leader working as a part of a Marion County task force.
SCHOOLS September 3
Distance learning at MHS: Daily advisory, locked-in schedules
Students will meet with their advisors virtually on every school day and won't be able to change their schedule.
SPORTS September 2
Meithof transferring to out-of-state school
Nate Meithof, the Mountain Valley Conference co-player of the year last season as a junior, will be transferring to Coranado High School in Henderson, NV. for his senior year.
FreeNEWS BRIEF August 31
Free bike repair at Keizer Church of Christ set for Sept.
The City of Keizer's Traffic Bikeways and Pedestrians committee is going to host one more bike repair event on Sept. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.. Due to potential exposure of COVID-19 the Northwest Hub was unable to make the last event to do bike repair.
FreeSPECIAL SECTION August 31
We Are Keizer
A publication of Keizertimes
BOOK REVIEW August 31
Book review: "Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole" by Hans-Olav Thyvold
Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications.

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