Author: Lyndon Zaitz

Starr accepts position with national CASA

Shaney Starr has tendered her resignation as executive director of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Marion County to accept a position with the National CASA Association. Her last day in her current position will be Aug. 12. Starr, a Keizer resident, has been with CASA of Marion County since[Read More…]

Windsor Island Road repaving complete

The final touches of the repaving of Windsor Island Road in west Keizer were completed on Friday, July 22. The $1.3 million project began last fall. Crews from Knife River were applying the asphalt and finishing sidewalks and driveways on Friday.

Dracula: This show has bite

Dracula is coming to the stage at Keizer Cultural Center. It is the first production of Keizer Homegrown Conservatory, a new launch from Keizer Homegrown Theatre. The show opens on Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Subsequent performances are 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, and a 2 p.m. matinee[Read More…]

2022 scavenger hunt set, early registration is July 1

The 2022 Salem-Keizer Scavenger Hunt will kick off on Saturday, July 9.  The hunt is designed to connect consumers with local businesses, enter to win cash and prizes, have a good time and build community. The Scavenger Hunt is organized by Farmers Insurance—Matthew Poteet and WhirLocal—Tim Fahnrich. WhirLocal is a[Read More…]

Clark and Kohler to run for re-election

Mayor Cathy Clark and city councilor Daniel R. Kohler have announced they will both seek re-election to their current posts. Clark was first elected mayor in 2014 after serving eight years as councilor. Presently, there are no other announced candidates for the office. The deadline for filing is August 31.[Read More…]

Keizer first city in Oregon to get certification from OHSA’s health and safety program

City of Keizer’s Safety Committee, from left: City Manager Adam Brown, Shannon Johnson, city attorney, Tracy Davis, city recorder, Brad Beverly, Tim Wood, finance director, Lt, Trevor Wenning, Machell DePina, Human Resources director, Arsen Avetisyan, Amanda Hague, Kristin Meyers, Dan Collingham, Franklin Wall, Bill Lawyer, Public Works director and Shane[Read More…]

Library campaign begins

Keizer is moving closer to having a public library. After vigorous testimony and debate, the Kezer City Council voted to place the question of adding a fee to the city services bill on November’s general election ballot. It is cost-free to the city to put the question on the ballot[Read More…]

CASA holds fundraiser

CASA of Marion County held its first in-person fundraiser on Saturday, May 14, raising more than $50,000. The event, Light of Hope, was emceed by Marion County District Attorney Paige Clarkson. Executive Director Shaney Starr acknowledged sponsors, CASA staff and advocates in attendance. CASA—Court Appointed Special Advocates—provides children in need[Read More…]

2022 Percey Auction raises $20k

(From left): Ashley Stearns, Annie Stroup, Maribeth Allen, Rebecca Tyler, Lizi Aguilar, Cherice Cochrane, Alisa Gilbertson, Taylor Miller, Rachel Ritz.The scene at the Percey Auction.(From left) Amber Rene (USofA Director), Sofia Boru, USofA Miss Oregon, Susan Funk, USofA Mrs. Montana, Ellen King, USofA Mrs. Oregon.Keizer Network of Women president April[Read More…]