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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…]

Saturday concert gets cancelled

Gabriel Cox plays guitar in the studio. Cox had scheduled a Keizer concert this weekend, but it has been canceled over weather concerns. Local singer/songwriter, Gabriel Cox, was getting ready to release his third self-produced album, Junior, during a live performance at Keizer Rapids Park on Sept. 14. Unfortunately, concerns[Read More…]

Simonka gets a special delivery

Kyle Juran backs a playhouse into the Simonka Place propertyFriday, Sept. 6. Simonka Place took delivery of a donated playhouse to add to their growing backyard Tuesday, Sept. 10. The house was donated by Bob Shackelford who won it in a Remodeling by Classic Homes raffle.  Union Gospel Mission dignitaries[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…]

Hoop schemes

Sidewalks will need to be cleared of all obstructions with the onset of ordinances passed by the Keizer City Council. The Keizer City Council voted to approve two ordinances that will have a limiting effect on when and where basketball hoops can be placed around the city.  Under two new[Read More…]

Caretaker nixed at Keizer Rapids

A home formerly designated for a park caretaker will become a city-owned rental property. Despite calls to maintain a park host program at Keizer Rapids Park (KRP), the Keizer City Council opted instead to rent out a home in the park at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 3.  Potential legal entanglements[Read More…]