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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.
COMMUNITY October 9
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.
COMMUNITY October 9
Rummage sale benefit slated
A Keizer non-profit organization, No Solo Existen will host a rummage sale Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11. The name of the organization loosely translates to “not only exist.”
OPINION October 9
LETTER: Ross Day is an excellent choice
You, too, can submit a letter to the editor by emailing [email protected]
OPINION October 9
LETTER: Symptoms to watch for?
Keizer resident Martin Doerfler wrote to the editor to share some symptoms of COVID-19. Note: these symptoms have not been confirmed by the CDC and should not be taken as legitimate medical advise.
COMMUNITY October 9
Thinking early graduation? This is what you need to know
Rochelle Farris, the College and Career Center advisor at McNary High School, encourages students contemplating an early graduation to talk with her and their counselor about the scholarships they want before committing to an early graduation.
FreeNEWS October 9
City issues suspect COVID-19 numbers in email, KFD data is sharp contrast
On Friday, Oct. 2, Keizer city officials sent out a weekly email update that included a chart with the number of times Keizer Police Department responded to calls related to COVID-19. Since people experiencing a medical emergency might call the the Keizer Fire Department instead, the Keizertimes reached out to see what their numbers looked like.
OPINION October 9
Our choices for Keizer City Council
The Keizertimes formally endorses Laura Reid, Dylan Juran and Michele Roland-Schwartz for Keizer city council. This decision was deliberated on and agreed upon by the editorial board of the Keizertimes.
COMMUNITY October 9
Called up: Uncle Troy’s BBQ headed to Salem
Uncle Troy's BBQ is moving to the Fork Forty Food Hall in Salem. Though his business is moving up, he plans to stay active in the Keizer community.
NEWS October 9
For one councilor, changes  to city charter are personal
Keizer City Councilor Roland Herrera is fighting to revise the city charter to honor his late brother, who died in 1994 from AIDS related complications.
OPINION October 8
10 days that shook the presidency
(Creators Syndicate)
COMMUNITY October 8
Police calls Sept. 28 - Oct. 4
COMMUNITY October 8
Traffic Court
SPORTS October 8
Fall workouts begin for McNary athletes
After entering a modified moratorium period from Aug. 31 to Oct. 4, a number of McNary student-athletes returned to practicing at school facilities earlier this week.
COMMUNITY October 7
Afloat in a fire: Keizerites lead canyon boat retrieval
Garrett Olson, a Marine Patrol Deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and a 2007 grad of McNary High, organized an effort to retrieve hundreds of boats from Detroit Lake.
SPORTS October 7
Volcanoes host cancer awareness game
Even though the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19, the organization still found a way to maintain their long-standing tradition of honoring cancer survivors.
FreeNEWS October 6
VIDEO - City Council Conversations: Ross Day and Dylan Juran
Keizertimes talks with the candidates for Keizer City Council Position 2 in the upcoming 2020 election, Ross Day and Dylan Juran. Remember to vote this November, and that there's a ballot drop box located in the Keizer Civic Center parking lot.
FreeNEWS October 6
VIDEO - City Council Conversations: Laura Reid and Mike De Blasi
Keizertimes talks with the candidates for Keizer City Council Position 1 in the upcoming 2020 election, Laura Reid and Mike De Blasi. Remember to vote this November, and that there's a ballot drop box located in the Keizer Civic Center parking lot.
FreeNEWS October 6
VIDEO - City Council Conversations: Kyle Juran and Michele Roland-Schwartz
Keizertimes talks with the candidates for Keizer City Council Position 3 in the upcoming 2020 election, Kyle Juran and Michele Roland-Schwartz. Remember to vote this November, and that there's a ballot drop box located in the Keizer Civic Center parking lot.
COMMUNITY October 5
Empty Bowls silent auction set for Oct. 9 -15
The Josephine County Food Bank is partnering with Options for Souther Oregon to present this year's Empty Bowl Event. Text “EmptyBowls” to (406) - 302- 5086 to get a link to bid or visit the site go.eventgroovefundraising.com/joco-emptybowls-2020.
COMMUNITY October 5
City council agenda October 8
CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT: KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT AND LEAST COST FASHION.
BOOK REVIEW October 5
Book review: "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman
Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin and reviews books for the Keizertimes and other publications.

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