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Annual book sale at Salem Library

Friends Of The Salem Public Library will be having their annual Spring Book Sale on Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7. The Friday and Saturday sale will go from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday is Bag Day when participants can purchase a bag of books[Read More…]


Continuing through Saturday, April 20 Romance is the theme of the 9th annual Heritage Invitation Exhibit at Willamette Heritage Center at Mission Mill. Nine museums from around the region each have displays including Keizer Heritage Museum’s unique Keizur family wedding socks (on loan from the Oregon Historical Society). To learn[Read More…]

McNary shows off CTE skills

On Tuesday, March 12, McNary High School held a community showcase to display what they offer in their multiple career and technical education programs. Jason Perez talks to guests about McNary’s Media Production & Journalism program. McNary students Karl Haynes (left) and Autumn Stanford go under the hood of a[Read More…]

Police Scanner

Monday, March 18 9:18 a.m. – Criminal mischief in the 3000 block of Cherry Avenue NE. 11:30 a.m. – Burglary of a residence in the 4000 block of Bailey Road NE. 2:13 p.m. – Simple assault in the 4000 block of River Road N. 2:30 p.m. – Theft from motor vehicle[Read More…]

Proposed leave bill too onerous

To the victor go the spoils, but sometimes the victors grab too much. The proposed paid family and medical leave bills is a dagger to the heart of business. House Bill 3140 mandates employers pay up to 32 weeks of family and medical leave each year; employees would be eligible after only[Read More…]

PFC Ryan Hill finished his job

As you may be aware, working in the Capitol can be draining, to say the least. The days are full of contentious legislation in committees, followed by meetings with constituents and lobbyists to hear each side of an issue, topped with floor sessions and committee hearings. So, when I can[Read More…]

Time to rethink ‘Best’ honors

A firmly held view here is that we must help our youth as much as each of us can. This view has its foundation in the fact that at no time in our history have the years of growing up and passing through the teens been more difficult and challenging than[Read More…]

Tongue in cheek

To the Editor: First, I would like to thank you for the March 22 article regarding River Road and the four options facing the Keizer Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian Committee (title here). As a Keizer resident for 42 years, I would like to offer two more options: Option 5—Slow[Read More…]

New website in works for Fire District

The Keizer Fire District held their monthly board meeting on Tuesday, March 19 to discuss general business, as well as their plans for a new website. In the early stages of the meeting, board member Betty Hart announced that Taylor Russell is now the new president of the Keizer Volunteer[Read More…]