New Keizer officers take oath of office

Officers Tim Hein, Cody Stupfel and Trenton Webb were sworn in to the Keizer Police Department Monday, Nov. 2. Three new Keizer Police Department officers were sworn in at a meeting of the Keizer City Council, Monday, Nov. 2.  Officer Tim Hein is a 10-year veteran of the Silverton Police[Read More…]

KT on vacation

Gayle Bachik took her Keizertimes with her when she visited Idaho recently. You too can have your photo in the Keizertimes. Simply take the paper to your destination, snap a picture with you and your group holding it, and send the photo along with everyone’s first and last names to[Read More…]

Santiam Hospital CEO retires after 38 years

Terry Fletchall Terry Fletchall, the leader of Santiam Health, is retiring after nearly four decades. Fletchall was hired as Santiam Hospital’s controller in 1982; six years later he was appointed CEO. He was the youngest CEO in Oregon at the time, and today, he is the longest-tenured CEO in the[Read More…]

Help needed for warming centers

The colder weather brings life-threatening conditions for those who don’t have shelter. The Salem Warming Network seeks to limit the harsh weather impacts by providing a place for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability when the temperature reaches 32 degrees through the winter months. The warming centers are considered a[Read More…]

Residents to council: Condemn white supremacy

A proposed statement of city values raised the ire of residents for not going far enough in condemning white supremacy during a Keizer City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 2.   Attendees at the meeting called out councilors for refusing to denounce white supremacy and directed anger and frustration at City Councilor[Read More…]

Prosper Athletic to take over former BFit location

“It’s important to be a place where people feel welcome. We want to build relationships,” said Chris Winder, the personal training manager at what will become Prosper Athletic Club on River Road North (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). BFit Gyms was one of the many businesses throughout the state that was forced to[Read More…]

Keizer Library participating in Book Release Project

Popular books are being “released” into the wild for a stranger to find, courtesy of the Keizer Community Library. If you come across one of these books, you might think it has been lost- but no. It is free! The book you find is part of the Library’s Book Release Project.  While it[Read More…]

Shots fired at Holly Court residence

On Oct. 24, at about 8:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Holly Court NE regarding shots being fired into a residence. Officers discovered that at some point during the previous evening, unknown person(s) fired several rounds into an unoccupied vehicle and the occupied home at the[Read More…]

Volcanoes set to host community markets

Volcanoes Stadium will host a fall community market Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7. The Volcanoes will also be holding a winter market Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5. The Friday markets will take place from 4-8:30 p.m. while the Saturday markets will be held from 11 a.m. to[Read More…]