Distinguished Young Women named

Grace Trammell and Maya Luscomb were named the 2019 Distinguished Young Women of Keizer on May 11 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Eight of Keizer’s smartest and most talented young women battled it out at the 45th annual Distinguished Young Women of Keizer event last weekend. But only two would stand out among[Read More…]

Swashbuckling, thirilling heroics take stage at MHS

 Hannah Condello (blue dress) leads a charge (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). For the last 22 years, the McNary theatre department has staged a Shakespeare show in the spring, including last year’s Much Ado About Nothing. This year, and after much discussion, the students were ready for a change. Coming this month, attendees[Read More…]

Celebrate with Mom at KFD breakfast

The Keizer Volunteer Firefighters Association will hold its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 12 at the Keizer Fire Station 661 Chemawa Road NE. The menu will include pancakes, eggs, and ham. Attendees will also be served milk, coffee and orange juice.  The cost for this[Read More…]

City, Rotary at impasse over rent

An issue of room rental is putting the city at odds with one of its most longstanding nonprofit groups.  In a letter to the Keizer City Council, the president of the Rotary Club of Keizer, AJ Nash, and the president of the Keizer Rotary Foundation, Marc Adams, take the city[Read More…]

Skate park upgrades draw crowd

Keizer Parks Supervisor Robert Johnson (left) goes over planed upgrades with users of Carlson Skate Park at a public forum Wednesday, May 1. Chris Styler grew up in Salem-Keizer and was in high school when Carlson Skate Park opened. Unfortunately, even then, it didn’t live up to his hopes and[Read More…]

Water wonders

Joshua Vargas and Tevin Thomas Flemons slide out of the mouth of Claudia the Chinook Salmon as part of a Water Festival hosted by Keizer Public Works Tuesday, April 30.  Fifth graders at Hallman Elementary School visited Keizer on April 30 to take part in a Water Festival and learn[Read More…]

‘The Legend’ Coach Anagnos: 1956 — 2019

Craig Nicholas expected the death of his longtime friend and co-coach Ted Anagnos to be, somehow, more epic. “I always figured he’d be wrestling a gorilla on some volcano some place and the mountain would explode and that’s how it would happen. He’s was too dang young.” Nicholas said.  In[Read More…]

Volunteers needed for KeizerFEST runs

2019 KeizerFEST is approaching fast with preliminary activities happening this weekend—Keizer’s Distinguished Young Women program and the Mother’s Day breakfast at the Keizer Fire Hall. Planning is just about complete for the big festival weekend—Thursday through Sunday, May 16-19. However, organizers are seeking a select number of volunteers for the[Read More…]