Simple 9-11 ceremony at KFD

The Keizer Fire District held a ceremony to mark 22 years since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 that destroyed the World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon and the plane brought down in Shanksville, Penn. by passengers after wrestling control from hijackers. Three hundred-forty three American flags were placed outside[Read More…]

Gubser kicks off the school year

By: LYNDON ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes Anticipation was high for kids, staff and parents as Gubser Elementary School welcomed first through fifth graders to the first day of the 2023-24 school year. A red carpet was laid out at the entrance, while decorations and signs welcomed ‘Gators’ to Gubser.

Health insurance rates set for 2024

By BEN BOTKIN Of Oregon Capital Chronicle The average Oregonian who buys health insurance on the individual marketplace will see costs increase 6.2% in 2024 after state regulators approved final rates. That’s a slightly smaller increase than last year’s 6.7%, but insurance rates for small businesses will increase slightly more[Read More…]

DEA agent indicted in accident 

By ARDESHIR TABRIZIAN Of Salem Reporter An agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been charged with criminally negligent homicide for his role in a collision in March that killed a Salem cyclist, according to court documents. A Marion County grand jury on Wednesday, Sept. 6, indicted Samuel T.[Read More…]

Council approves speed beacon on Alder

Woodard joins as youth councilor for 2023 By LYNDON ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes The first post-summer Keizer City Council meeting saw a full dais including a new youth councilor. The council voted 6-1 to add a flashing speed sign at the corner of Alder Drive NE and Brooks Ave. NE,[Read More…]

A new life for an old hall

By MADI LIETZ Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Grange Hall is well known for its historic roots in the city, starting as the Keizer School to being a meaningful community place, Grange Hall number 785 will now continue its history as a new youth mentoring center.  Tim Davis, CEO of[Read More…]

Castañeda and SKPS ready for ’23-24

The start of the 2023-24 school year for Salem Keizer Public Schools is fast approaching, with sixth and ninth graders beginning Sept. 5, and all other non-kindergarteners on Sept. 6. The district and new Superintendent Andrea Castañeda are ready with their top priority “a great opening.” 

Police Scanner

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 12:45 a.m. Assault in the 1000 block of McGee Court NE 12:45 a.m. Criminal mischief in the 1000 block of McGee Court NE 12:45 a.m. Theft in the 1000 block of McGee Court NE 8:10 a.m. Failure to perform duties of driver to injured person in the[Read More…]