Cucumber cool

People don’t generally think about cucumbers much unless they favor pickles, in all their forms. 

The Ostrom family does think about them; it is their livelihood. Brian and Carmen Ostrom along with three of four sons are in the middle of preparing their pickling cucumbers for market.

Chief stresses prevention

John Teague, who will retire as Keizer’s police chief Sept. 30, is known for focusing on crime prevention and strict adherence to procedure.

Teague started his police career along with eight others at the Keizer Police Department in 1989. He stayed with the department until April 2009, when he became the police chief of Dallas. He returned as the Keizer chief in April 2009 and has been here since.

Need a volunteer? Ask a busy person

One of 70 Oregon Red Cross volunteers, Fuller answered the call for help. The organization has a list of hundreds of disaster relief volunteers from around the country who can respond to natural disasters including tornadoes and floods. He had a business obligation first, so he packed up the supplies he needed and headed to the east coast.

Husseman wants to join council

Husseman says he is running because he wants to serve his community.
“I don’t want to sit on the sidelines in an observational role,” said Husseman. “I’ve speculated what kind of positive changes can made in the world. This is a test for me. I can serve with people I grew up with.”

A run for his life

Scott Torgeson, who taught Keizer students for more than 30 years, is undergoing multiple surgeries after sustaining burns to 20 percent of his body. After spending Labor Day kayaking on Detroit Lake with members of his family, former Clear Lake and Forest Ridge Elementary teacher Scott Torgeson was ready to[Read More…]