New life for local garden

During the past year, a community garden in southeast Keizer has gone largely unused at Salem Mennonite Church. A group of Keizer residents will begin restoring to its pre-pandemic state on Saturday, April 17, and they are inviting other members of the community to pitch in. From 11 a.m. to[Read More…]

Cat of the Week

Name: Poppa Blue Age: 1½ History: Stray cat brought in March. He is a domestic short hair lynx point. Preferred home: Very loving and affectionate cat but doesn’t do well with other pets.

Council delays adoption of new goals, work plan

Members of the Keizer City Council delayed adoption of its bi-yearly short and long-term goals at a meeting Monday, April 5. Between adding an additional short-term goal of recruiting and hiring a new city manager, there was some consternation as to whether the council should only adopt the new goals[Read More…]

Keizer Am. Legion post begins new era April 13

Keizer’s American Legion Post 17, established in 1992, is being revitalized. Members met virtually for an election meeting on Friday, Feb. 26. Doug Kroll, a Legion member for 34 years was elected post commander, Roger Holderby, a Legion member for 20 years was elected as post adjutant and Matthew Price,[Read More…]

Mayor declares Child Abuse Prevention Month

Mayor Cathy Clark declared April Child Abuse Prevention Month at a meeting of the Keizer City Council Monday, April 5. Shaney Starr, executive director of Keizer-based CASA of Marion County (Court-Appointed Special Advocates), gave a brief presentation before accepting the proclamation. CASA volunteers are specially trained to advocate for the[Read More…]

Cats of the Week

Marceline Name: MARCELINE, Age: 1 History: These sisters’ mother was a stray cat that had kittens. Marceline came to the shelter with her sister Serena at 8-9 months old. Both are grey with white, domestic short hairs. Serena Name: SERENA, Age: 1 Preferred home: Both cats are very shy and[Read More…]

Finance dir. appointed city manager

Tim Wood, Keizer’s finance director, will serve as Keizer’s city manager for the next 60 to 90 days while the city council searches for an interim city manager. The announcement was made at a Keizer City Council meeting Monday, April 5. Wood has been the city’s finance director for nearly[Read More…]

Community Events

Gaming events at Rogue Knights Pokemon on Wednesdays, 4 p.m., Magic: The Gathering on Fridays, 6 p.m., Magic: The Gathering Commander on Sundays, 2 p.m., 4904 River Road North. More information at Saturdays through December Oregon’s oldest public market, the Salem Public Market, 8:30 am to 2:30 p.m.. The Market[Read More…]