COMMUNITY

Volunteers needed for KeizerFEST runs

2019 KeizerFEST is approaching fast with preliminary activities happening this weekend—Keizer’s Distinguished Young Women program and the Mother’s Day breakfast at the Keizer Fire Hall. Planning is just about complete for the big festival weekend—Thursday through Sunday, May 16-19. However, organizers are seeking a select number of volunteers for the[Read More…]

In-N-Out plans June groundbreaking

A Keizer Station In-N-Out location may begin construction as soon as June. A message from Jim Lockington, a new store development manager with the fan-favorite burger chain, to city officials confirms that the chain is moving ahead with its plans. Lockington said that the chain’s escrow on the property will[Read More…]

Egg-hunting smiles

Vincent Perres and care provider Christina Corum. Shangri-La, an organization that provides support and assistance to those with developmental disabilities, held its annual Easter egg hunt at the Log House Gardens in Keizer Saturday, April 20.   Alexander MartinezGail Reid with the Easter Bunny. Leo MarshallMichael KluverAriel Burlington dances while following the[Read More…]

KPD seeks BLAST Camp support

The Keizer Police Department is seeking donations to support its 6th annual BLAST Camp (Bringing Law Enforcement And Students Together) scheduled for July 16-18 at Whiteaker Middle School.  Blast Camp is a law enforcement-themed day camp offered at no cost to children who will be entering grades three through six the[Read More…]

Keizer Quick Lane expands

Skyline’s Keizer Ford is expanding their Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center by adding two car racks. The expansion will add more workable space for employees.  The company has continued to have a growing customer base, and the added space will help to maintain service quality.  Jennifer Bernard, a service[Read More…]

Chicken dinner at Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart-St. Louis Parish will hold their 61st semi-annual BBQ chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall 485 Seventh Street in Gervais. Dinners are $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Each meal will include BBQ[Read More…]

Heritage festival planned at Capitol

Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Oregon State Capitol.  All are welcome to this free event to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the Asian Pacific Islander geographic region and their influence on Oregon. Participants will[Read More…]

Master Gardener plant sale slated May 3-4

The 2019 Marion County Master Gardener Association will host the Annual Plant and Yard Sale at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Columbia Hall on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. The sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.[Read More…]

‘It was really difficult to say goodbye.’

Dr. Kim Girouard had been working as a veterinarian in Keizer for over 30 years before announcing his retirement in April (Submitted). For more than three decades, Dr. Kim Girouard has been a staple of the Keizer community. Girouard has worked and co-owned the Keizer Veterinary Clinic — now Veterinary Centers[Read More…]