Local homeless man hailed as hero

A local homeless man, who is known around town as Sonny, was injured as he attempted to stop another Keizer man from breaking windows in Keizer Village Shopping Center Friday, Oct. 23.  “He was going out of his way to help a Subway employee,” said Lt. Bob Trump, of the[Read More…]


1 CALL TO ORDER 2 ROLL CALL 3 FLAG SALUTE AGENDA KEIZER CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION Monday, November 2, 2020 7:00 p.m. Robert L. Simon Council Chambers Keizer, Oregon 4 SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS a. Swearing in of Keizer Police Officers Hein, Webb, and Stupfel 5 COMMITTEE REPORTS a. Appointments[Read More…]

For students, counselors are a renewed lifeline

During the switch to learning online, many students have felt stressed and in need of extra guidance. However, the resources they need may be a click away.  McNary High School, Claggett Creek Middle School and Whiteaker Middle School counselors are working hard to help students anyway they can. The best[Read More…]

Sponsor a child for Chamber giving baskets

The Keizer Chamber of Commerce is expecting additional demand for its annual Holiday Giving Basket program.  Individuals and businesses can sponsor a youth from any school for $50. Each child sponsored will receive a basket on behalf of a business or anonymously.  Those who sponsor five or more children will[Read More…]

Volunteer in a city advisory role

The city is looking for volunteers in the following roles. • Budget Committee (one vacancy) – Responsibilities include assisting the city council in the examination and analyzing of proposed budgets for the City of Keizer. Applicants must be registered voters. • Keizer Points of Interest Committee (one vacancy) – The committee[Read More…]


(Photo courstesy of Trevor Owen) Nicholas Austin McQuade, son of Max McQaude and Janay Newton (Salem) got engaged to Keizertimes Community Reporter Lauren Nicole Murphy, daughter of Chris and Heather Murphy (Keizer) on Sunday, Oct. 18. The couple are planning a 2021 wedding. 

MCFD1 needs bond approval to avoid gutting budget

The Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) board of directors passed a resolution asking voters to renew the local option levy for emergency services during the November 3 general election — the levy accounts for nearly 30% of the district’s funding for emergency services. The levy will be at a[Read More…]

Free shredding offered

In celebration of Oregon Community Bank Week, Pioneer Trust Bank in Salem is holding a free document shredding event benefiting Marion Polk Food Share.  The community shred event is taking place Saturday, Oct. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Pioneer Trust Bank Medical Center Branch located at[Read More…]