Author: Lauren Murphy

Keizertimes welcomes new translator

he Keizertimes welcomed Carlos Cruz to its staff as a Spanish-language translator in September. Cruz graduated from McNary with the class of 2020 and is currently attending Corban University for Political Science. “Originally I was going for bio-med but I switched over to political science,” Cruz said. Though he was[Read More…]

Residents take softer tone after changes

City Meetings Tensions were running high going into the City Council work session on Monday, Nov. 9. More than one Keizer resident in attendance started off their testimony by saying they came in with a different prepared statement, which was revised by the progress made in the work session. Most[Read More…]

Keizer MD, dentist on shifting to telehealth

The team at SmileCare of Oregon on River Road North received adulation from OSHA inspectors as one of only two dentist offices in the state that had met all pandemic guidelines the first time out. Despite specializing in wellbeing, the healthcare industry was not immune from the effects of COVID-19.[Read More…]

Marching On: Band Day set Oct. 17

Many beginning of the school year traditions have changed form to adapt to COVID-19 regulations. One of these is McNary’s annual Band Day.  Band Day, in its normal form, happens on the first Saturday of every school year. Band students go door-to-door all around town and ask for bottles and[Read More…]

Simonka Place dedicates playground to Rotary

Pictured (from left) are: Rotary Club president Jeff Davis, Club member Mark Caillier and Kathy Smith. Director of Women’s Ministries for the Union Gospel Mission Kathy Smith presents a plaque to members of the Rotary Club of Keizer thanking them for financial and other support that resulted in a playground[Read More…]