Mr. Walker goes to Washington

Rep. Kurt Schrader and Jerry Walker, owner of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Submitted). Due to a new proposal from Major League Baseball (MLB), the future of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes could be in jeopardy.  However, it’s clear that the organization, and team owner Jerry Walker, aren’t going down without a fight.  On[Read More…]

Getting to know our neighbors

Marlene Brown. Marlene Brown was married to her husband, Richard, for a year before he received orders to go to England where they lived for two years. They also traveled to Germany and Austria later in life. The two settled in Keizer and lived here for 38 years. When her[Read More…]

‘The Snowman’s Dance’ takes the stage

City Dance Theater staged its annual The Snowman’s Dance – twice – to a packed house at McNary High School Saturday, Dec. 7. The production is a showcase for students of all ages at the school.  Alisah and Iesha Brown take flight as part of City Dance Theater’s annual The[Read More…]

Swapping old and new-ish

Xandros Huddleston discovers a toy he donated among the hundreds of other donations at the Marion County Recycling Toy Swap. On Saturday, Dec. 7, Faith Lutheran Church on River Road North hosted the area’s first-ever Toy Swap. In the weeks leading up to the event, area residents dropped off lightly[Read More…]

Keizer Fire District brings Santa to town Sunday

The Keizer Fire District will host its annual Santa Breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, milk and coffee will be served. The cost of the breakfast, which supports the Keizer Volunteer Firefighters Association, is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12[Read More…]

Parade hits River Road Saturday

Grand Marshal Lyndon Zaitz with Dave Walery and Danielle Bethell representing the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. Zaitz was surprised with the offer to be grand marshal in November.  The Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s Toys and Tinsel Parade hits River Road North Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., but you should[Read More…]

Breaking ground at Chemawa Station

Tribal leaders from the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and Keizer Mayor Cathy Clark, came together at their Chemawa Station property Monday, Dec. 9, for the blessing, and ground-breaking, that will lead to the site’s first phase of construction. Chemawa Station, also[Read More…]

In-N-Out is here

The In-N-Out in Keizer Station is the franchise’s northernmost location (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The wait is finally over. In-N-Out Burger in Keizer Station officially opened its doors on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 12 to a pack of hungry customers, many of whom camped out overnight to be one of the[Read More…]