COMMUNITY

Commission names emerging artist

Isabella Biondi’s pieces, Coat and Sunset Wanderer, are displayed in the Keizer Civic Center along with a collection of her other work. Keizer teen Isabella Biondi had a milestone day on Jan. 19.  Biondi was recognized as part of the Student/Emerging Artist program offered by the Keizer Public Arts Commission[Read More…]

Kudos to Bill Post and House Republicans

We offer kudos to state Representative Bill Post, and 22 other Republican House members, who released a statement last week in response to loony resolution from the Oregon Republican Party labeling the January 6 U.S. Capitol takeover a “false flag” operation. Conspiracy theories have flown fast and furious since the[Read More…]

Nominations due for Chamber awards

The Keizer Chamber of Commerce is looking for award nominees in several categories leading up to the annual First Citizen’s Event Saturday, March 20.  Awards are presented for First Citizen, Service to Education and Merchant of the Year. Nomination forms can be downloaded at tinyurl.com/2dzkhtlj. Nominations are due by March[Read More…]

What about Chick-fil-A traffic?

As the city council approved plans for a Chick-fil-A, the burning question on the mind of Councilor Laura Reid was traffic. “What will be done about lines and managing them?” Reid asked. After the addition of an In-N-Out in December 2019, traffic around that site swells to the main roads[Read More…]

Chick-fil-A gets council greenlight

Construction of a Chick-fil-A near Keizer Station moved one step closer to reality at a meeting of the Keizer City Council Monday, Feb. 1. Councilors approved changes to a master plan that removes a proposed auto lube business to accommodate additional parking for the fast food restaurant. “We’re super-excited to[Read More…]

Peace poles to be placed in four parks

Thanks, in part, to a dedicated Rotarian, Keizer’s first Peace Poles are going up soon. The installation of Peace Poles in four Keizer parks got eager approvals from the Keizer Public Arts Commission and Keizer City Council in recent weeks. The arts commission gave its blessing at a meeting Jan.[Read More…]

Keizer woman celebrates 100 years

Bessie Lelack of Keizer turned 100 years old and was feted at a her grandson’s home on Tuesday, Feb. 2. She was joined by her son Jerry Lelack, grandson Tony (who prepared the birthday dinner) and great-Bessie Lelack with (from left) great-grandson Noah, grandson Tony Lelack, great-granddaughter Chloe and son[Read More…]

Diamond anniversary

Keizerites John and Juliana (Smith) Cutsforth will celebrate their 60th anniversary years on Feb. 11. John was born in Silverton and Juliana in Salem. They were married at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Salem on Feb. 11, 1961. The couple met in 1959 while cruising “The Gut,” Portland[Read More…]

MHS artists featured at KAA

Keizer Art Association will combine its Winter Showcase and the McNary High School Art Show for its February online exhibit that available from Feb. 5 to Feb. 24. Winners of the juried show, including best of show, will be announced at keizerarts.com on Saturday, Feb. 5. Due to COVID-19, there will be[Read More…]