Let’s get Weird

By TJ REID For the Keizertimes The first time I ever truly felt old was the day I realized that I didn’t recognize any of the songs Weird Al Yankovic was parodying on his last album, 2014’s Mandatory Fun.  Taking something serious and replacing it with something silly while treating[Read More…]

David Elliot Smith

On November 15, 1943, David Elliot Smith was born to Harry M. Smith and Jean H. Schumann in La Jolla, California. His parents and siblings, Steve and Karen, watched him grow up and earn his Eagle Scout award and later graduate from Carlmont High School, where he caught the eye[Read More…]

Thelma Gillespie

Thelma Gillespie was born on Thanksgiving Day and what a blessing she was to her family. She was nearly 102 years old when she went to be with the Lord on October 18th. Thelma grew up in Fresno, Ca. and went to Pepperdine College for almost 4 years in Los[Read More…]

Lights parade entries due by Dec. 2

The deadline for applications for the 2022 Keizer Holiday Lights Parade is Friday, Dec. 2. March of the Toys is the theme of this year’s parade, presented by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. Entry categories include decorated float, marching or walking group, single vehicle, horse groups and automotive. All entries,[Read More…]

Small business Saturday is Nov. 26

Saturday, Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for the community.  Small businesses need support more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  The Keizer Chamber of Commerce encourages the public[Read More…]

New business offers seasoned therapy

By LYNDON ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes We are told to limit our salt intake in our diet. However, there is a halotherapy utilizing salt that is said to be beneficial.  The modern history of halotherapy dates to 1843, when a Polish physician promoted the idea of salt treatment after noticing[Read More…]

Youth councilor is a doer

By LYNDON ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes Angelica Sarmiento Avendano wants to help her community and is serving as the youth councilor for the city of Keizer. The McNary High School junior joins the city councilors twice a month as it meets to make policy in all areas of Keizer.  Avendano[Read More…]

‘Tis the season

Volunteers braved 25 degree weather on Sunday, Nov. 20, as they installed holiday lights along Keizer streets. Dave Walery, Keizer’s unofficial Mr. Christmas, led the troupe as they hung decorations on utility poles along River and Chemawa Roads, a tradition dating back decades.

Thanksgiving meal at community dinner

The November Keizer Community Dinner at Saint Edward Catholic Church is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 3 to 6p.m. The host for this month’s dinner are community dinner partners. The free, non ecumenical dinner is open to everyone. There will not be a take-away option at this dinner. Saint[Read More…]