Library fee measure defeated

Measure 24-468l that would establish a library services fee is headed to defeat by a 55-45 margin. If approved the measure would have added a $2.50 per month fee to city services bills to fund a public library. Currently Keizer residents have the all-volunteer Keizer Community Library, housed at the[Read More…]

Oregon governor race is two-way contest between Kotek, Drazan

Nonaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson was a distant third BY: JULIA SHUMWAY of OREGON CAPITAL CHRONICLE-  Oregon’s race for governor is a two-way contest between Democrat Tina Kotek and Republican Christine Drazan, early election results showed.  With more than 1 million votes counted as of 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Kotek held a narrow lead[Read More…]

Open house will kick off city’s 40th

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the City of Keizer and the Keizer City Council invites you to drop in to the Open House to celebrate.  When:  November 2, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where:  Keizer Community Center Lobby (Living Room) There will be refreshments and entertainment!  Come share your[Read More…]

Boys, Girls State sponsors to be honored

A dinner honoring Boys State, Girls State delegates and sponsors will be held at The View Restaurant at McNary Golf Club on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. To be recognized at the dinner are: Girls State delegate sponsor:  Tim Davis, Valor Mentoring; McNary High School sponsor: Ms. Kim Connolly,[Read More…]

Salem Symphonic Winds opens 48th season

Over the centuries, tribal elders, parents, and grandparents have passed on cultural heritage and wisdom through storytelling around the bonfire or late at night to send their children to sleep and dreamland.  In the first concert of their 48th season, Salem Symphonic Winds celebrates the aural tradition of storytelling with[Read More…]

Haunted Factory open through Oct. 31

It’s the oldest haunted attraction in Oregon…and the largest. The Oregon School for the Deaf’s Nightmare Factory is back until Halloween night, on Oct. 31. The COVID pandemic kept it closed for two years. It first opened in 1979 and has grown to 11,000 square foot, housed in the basement[Read More…]

Final performances of “The Music Man” this weekend

The final three performances of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11. Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s production is being staged in the Ken Collins Theatre at McNary High School. The community-wide musical features many Keizer residents including Mayor Cathy Clark. The final shows[Read More…]