Keizer outdoors writer self-publishes book

Keizer resident G.I. Wilson, a veteran fisherman and writer, has collected a number of his columns into a self-published book, Bear Crushes Dad.  Wilson won first place in the humor category of the Excellence in Craft competition at the annual Northwest Outdoor Writers Association conference earlier this year. Wilson is a[Read More…]

Countryside welcomes new pastor

Jared Jordan with wife, Megan, and son, Malachi. On Oct. 1, Countryside Christian Church welcomed a new worship pastor, Jared Jordan.  For the past 10 years Jordan has been leading music in different capacities at different churches; he has been playing music for 13 years. Jordan moved to Oregon from[Read More…]

McNary junior to be featured in 45th Parallel Film Festival

Braeden Olheiser (right) chats with actor Jonathan Echavarria on set (Submitted). Braeden Olheiser has only been interested in filmmaking for a couple of years, but despite his inexperience, the 16-year-old McNary High student is already getting recognized for his skills.  Olheiser’s short film, Tandem Thoughts, has been nominated for an[Read More…]

Homegrown Theatre debuts pair of thrillers

Dakota Saunders rehearses for KHT’s dramatic reading of The Hitchhiker (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). For most of the 2019 season, Keizer Homegrown Theater (KHT) has put together lighthearted shows for their audiences, often featuring tales of comedy and romance. But in honor of Halloween, director Jeff Minden has put together a pair[Read More…]

Students form mental health non-profit

Live To Tell President Eric Marz speaks at Salem Keizer School Board Meeting about the importance of student advocacy in suicide prevention work. On Monday, Oct. 7, South Salem High School held a student-led presentation for the public launch of Live To Tell. The event had many speakers from the[Read More…]

Book explores the relationship of historical figures Buchanan and King

“Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan & William Rufus King” by Thomas J. Balcerski c.2019, Oxford University Press       $34.95 / higher in Canada                  337 pages Tethered by a cord. That’s what people think when they see you and your closest pal: that you’re tethered by some sort of invisible cord.[Read More…]

Win $100 by dining out courtesy of Keizer Chamber

After a long day, the thought of cooking dinner and cleaning up the kitchen can be daunting. The Keizer Chamber of Commerce is hoping to restore some peace of mind to home chefs. A recently-implemented, monthly program aims to support both home cooks and local restaurants. The chamber calls it Cook’s Night[Read More…]

Feedback sought on new corp. tax

The Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) will seek input about the administrative rules for the state’s new Corporate Activity Tax from business taxpayers and tax preparers in a meeting in Salem Oct. 4. Salem area business taxpayers and tax preparers are invited to discuss the rules 7:30 to 9 a.m.,[Read More…]