Suspect sought in armed robbery

Keizer police are hoping the public can help identify an armed robber who held two gas station clerks at gunpoint Wednesday, Sept. 11. Keizer police are asking for help in identifying the suspect in an armed robbery that took place at the Keizer Astro gas station Wednesday, Sept. 11. At[Read More…]

The kids are not all right

Youths nationwide are struggling with their mental health at rates higher than previous generations. Oregon has the highest rate of youth depressive episodes in the country, and rates of depression – alongside anxiety and self-harm – are trending upward.  Many of those kids can’t get the help they need before[Read More…]

Police calls: Sept. 2 – Sept. 9

Monday, September 2 2 a.m. – Bicycle theft in the 5000 block of Patrick Lane NE. 12 p.m. – Theft and fraud use of a credit card in the 3000 Partridge Lane NE. 4:30 p.m. – Assault in the 1000 block of Chemawa Road N. 9 p.m. – Theft from[Read More…]

9/11 remembered

Keizer Fire Chief Jeff Cowan speaks to attendees at the fire district’s annual 9/11 memorial ceremony in the early hours of Wednesday, Sept. 11. Each year, dignitaries place a wreath at the 9/11 monument in front of the Keizer Station and honor the fallen with speeches and moments of silence.

Train for active shooter in Salem

Restlawn Funeral Home is hosting an active-shooter survival training program open to anyone in the community. In order to promote local awareness, safety and preparedness, the training program will be presented by Lt. Tony Kollias of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. It is a free 90-minute course designed to familiarize[Read More…]

Little League task force goes back to square one

After several months hiatus – to attend to the summer sports season – the members of the Keizer Little League Long Range Planning Task Force reconvened Sept. 4. Unfortunately, much of the progress that had been made appeared to have fallen to the wayside.  The task force was convened by[Read More…]

‘Sorry won’t change what I’ve done’

Peter Zielinski takes the stand in his re-trial for the alleged murder of his wife. In the end, Peter Zielinski gained no ground in his attempt at a second trial for the murder of his wife. He was again sentenced to 25 years to life in prison with the possibility[Read More…]

Guilty again

Peter Zielinski takes the stand in his re-trial for the alleged murder of his wife. Editor’s note: This version of the story is expanded from the version that appeared in the print edition of Sept. 6, 2019, paper. For the second time in six years Peter Zielinski sat in the[Read More…]

Former councilor will try to unseat Schrader

Former Keizer City Counselor Amy Ryan Courser is tossing her hat in the ring to take on Rep. Kurt Schrader. Keizer residents might notice a familiar name on their Republican primary ballots in 2020.  Amy Ryan Courser, a former Keizer city councilor, announced this week she intends to challenge Rep.[Read More…]