A baked-in legacy

Lt. Andrew Copeland hands off a final coffee cake delivery from Sandy Olson to Sgt. Greg Barber. Sandy Olson was a stalwart supporter of the Keizer Police Department. She wasn’t a reserve officer. She didn’t volunteer in the police station. She made sure the department’s employees were well fed with[Read More…]


Tyson Cox, club manager of Keizer’s Physique Fitness, delivers a refilled bottle of sanitizer to Annie Owen of Keizer. Physique Fitness is providing semi-regular refills of sanitizing solution, the same brand as it uses inside the clubs, at its Salem area locations. Follow the gym on Facebook to find out[Read More…]

A world of thanks

Keizer firefighters Sean Cummings, Tyler Bullock, Taylor Russell and Victor Hess show off meals delivered to the station on Wednesday, April 22. A firefighter picks up a meal as Mike Adams, owner of Adam’s Rib Smokehouse, looks on.

Charter task force opts for status quo on major change

Recommendations for altering the Keizer city charter will be relatively minor except for the removal of language that marginalized LGBTQ+ residents.  A task force that reviewed the entire document is expected to vote on its final draft Tuesday, May 5, at 6 p.m.   In a limited public forum held[Read More…]

Lucky ducks

An alert driver and two Keizer Public Works employees helped reunite a mother duck and her ducklings Wednesday, April 22.  Keizer Public Works was informed that a female mallard was seen flapping frantically near a storm drain on Keizer Station Boulevard shortly before 5 p.m.  Brad Beverly and Lyle Bell,[Read More…]

A look into the inequities of wealth

Last year, I got a frustrated email from a reader. The writer was upset that I’d chosen to report on the presidential campaign donations contributed by our friends and neighbors. They didn’t think that type of reporting belong in the paper. I understood that the reports stood out from the[Read More…]

Retailers ride wave of upheaval

Tony Grove, owner of Tony’s Kingdom of Comics, and pup Neddard wait for customers at the shop in Keizer Village on River Road North (KEIZERTIMES/Lauren Murphy). COVID-19 has caused a substantial amount of uncertainty for people all over the globe for a number of reasons, and small business owners are[Read More…]