COMMUNITY

KHT hosts playwrights showcase of new works

Members of the 45th Parallel Playwrights. Keizer Homegrown Theatre will host the 45th Parallel Playwrights’ (45PP) second annual showcase throughout the month of June at the Keizer Cultural Center. Under the banner, The Evolution of the Play, the 45th Parallel Playwrights (45PP) will illustrate the stages a play goes through[Read More…]

Casting a spell over prom

Raine Haley, Caleb Matthews, Siosi Uta Atu, Camden Whette Eliana Strasser, Benson Hedden. For the first timer since 2019, the Keizer Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held their annual Prom on Saturday, May 21.  The event was planned and organized with the integral participation of[Read More…]

Clark and Kohler to run for re-election

Mayor Cathy Clark and city councilor Daniel R. Kohler have announced they will both seek re-election to their current posts. Clark was first elected mayor in 2014 after serving eight years as councilor. Presently, there are no other announced candidates for the office. The deadline for filing is August 31.[Read More…]

Keizer first city in Oregon to get certification from OHSA’s health and safety program

City of Keizer’s Safety Committee, from left: City Manager Adam Brown, Shannon Johnson, city attorney, Tracy Davis, city recorder, Brad Beverly, Tim Wood, finance director, Lt, Trevor Wenning, Machell DePina, Human Resources director, Arsen Avetisyan, Amanda Hague, Kristin Meyers, Dan Collingham, Franklin Wall, Bill Lawyer, Public Works director and Shane[Read More…]

CASA holds fundraiser

CASA of Marion County held its first in-person fundraiser on Saturday, May 14, raising more than $50,000. The event, Light of Hope, was emceed by Marion County District Attorney Paige Clarkson. Executive Director Shaney Starr acknowledged sponsors, CASA staff and advocates in attendance. CASA—Court Appointed Special Advocates—provides children in need[Read More…]

2022 Percey Auction raises $20k

(From left): Ashley Stearns, Annie Stroup, Maribeth Allen, Rebecca Tyler, Lizi Aguilar, Cherice Cochrane, Alisa Gilbertson, Taylor Miller, Rachel Ritz.The scene at the Percey Auction.(From left) Amber Rene (USofA Director), Sofia Boru, USofA Miss Oregon, Susan Funk, USofA Mrs. Montana, Ellen King, USofA Mrs. Oregon.Keizer Network of Women president April[Read More…]

We all scream for ice cream

What seemed like the end for a local ice cream truck owner’s business suddenly blossomed into a new adventure for one of his workers who decided to take over. Dennis Roeper, the previous owner of Keizer Ice Cream, started the business after going to get his daughter ice cream and[Read More…]