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Submitted Jake Wyer (middle) holds up a Keizertimes newspaper after the first day of competition at the 2019 National Junior College Athletics Association Championships in Buffalo, NY. Wyer graduated from McNary High School and now swims for Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC). Wyer is joined by his dad, Shane (far[Read More…]

Volcanoes add new sound system

A new 24-speaker sound system will be ready to elevate the fan experience at Volcanoes Staduim this summer. There will be eight speakers along each foul line and eight more speakers across the main concourse behind home plate. The old speakers will be re-purposed and used towards the parking lot.

Latino Club becomes ‘second family’ for students

Members of the McNary High School Latino Club performed at the Keizer Chamber of Commerce First Citizen Banquet in January. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald) The Latino Club at McNary High School meets in portable 58 on Thursday afternoons from 2:30-3:30 p.m. But what started as a small after-school gathering has turned[Read More…]

Keizer Pho hosts Night Off

After a long day, the thought of cooking dinner and cleaning up the kitchen can be daunting. The Keizer Chamber of Commerce is hoping to restore some peace of mind to home chefs. A new initiative aims to support both home cooks and local restaurants. The chamber calls it Cook’s Night Off. By[Read More…]

Willamette Lutheran honored For Earthwise moves

On March 6, Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community was presented the Earthwise Large Business of the Year award by Salem Environmental Education (part of Marion County Environmental Services) at a special sustainability luncheon held at Mission Mill. Accepting the award was Kay Hayes, director of marketing; Sam McDonald, groundskeeper/supervisor, Matt Meisenberg,[Read More…]

Cyclists: Sign up for Monster Cookie

The Salem Bicycle Club is now registering riders for the annual Monster Cookie Metric Century. The ride, which takes participants from the Capitol to Champoeg State Park and back, is Sunday, April 28. Pre-registration can be completed at, for $30 before April 22. Lunch and T-shirts are available for[Read More…]

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Where to head to stave off Spring Break boredom

Spring Break is just around the corner, March 25-29, and local organizations a offering a variety of option to keep idle hands occupied. Keizer Boys & Girls Club • The branch on Noren Avenue in Keizer will be open every day of Spring Break from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.[Read More…]

Enlightened Theatrics stages Avenue Q in Salem

Enlightened Theatrics 2019 Season opens with the multi-Tony award winning musical, Avenue Q at Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre on Friday, March 22. The musical tackles tough subjects like racism, unemployment, homosexuality, homelessness and love through catchy tunes, larger than life characters and puppetry. The production also has adult situations and[Read More…]