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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…]

HB 2797: The definition of insanity

One of the many bills under consideration in the Oregon Legislature this year would erect a giant barrier to seeking help when a drug overdose occurs, and more dishearteningly, it is a backslide into anti-drug policy proven not to work. Oregon House Bill 2797 would establish a mandatory minimum prison[Read More…]

There was no collusion Rep. Schiff

President Donald Trump called on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to resign from Congress. That, of course, is not going to happen. Even after special counsel Robert Mueller found no conspiracy or coordination between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian actors, Schiff told The Washington Post, “Undoubtedly, there is collusion.”[Read More…]

Turkey’s president is a case study

History shows that when revolutions occurred in human civilizations—recent and ancient—a huge number of people involved believed the outcomes would advantage them. However, the specifics in many examples reveal that, after peace returned, one man, sometimes a woman, established a stranglehold that resulted, save for a few confidants, in widespread loss[Read More…]

McNary proves to be tough test for top-ranked Tualatin

Kamryn Miller sprints down the line after hitting a hard ground ball (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The Tualatin softball team hasn’t lost a game since 2017. But McNary gave the top-ranked Timberwolves a run for their money on Monday night. The Celtics outhit Tualatin 10-8 and held the lead through three innings,[Read More…]

Motocross legend honored in Seattle

Salem resident and former McNary grad Mark Gregson shows off the award he was presented at the Legends and Heroes motocross tour in Seattle, Wash. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Mark Gregson doesn’t consider himself a legend when it comes to the sport of motocross. However, some of his peers beg to differ.[Read More…]

McNary gets two wins in Arizona

McNary pitcher David Allen delivers to the plate (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Over spring break, the McNary baseball team got the opportunity to play in a tournament down in Goodyear, AZ. — coincidently, the Celtics only ended up matching up with teams from Colorado. Despite facing some talented squads, McNary was able[Read More…]

Celts take three out of four at spring break tournament

McNary’s Kate Ronning gets a base hit in a game against Tigard earlier this season (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary softball team competed in the Jesuit/Mountainside Tournament in Beaverton over spring break, where they played four games in the span of just two days.  The Celtics finished the tournament with a[Read More…]

Keizer activist, tribal leader honored by Merkley

Delores “Dee” Pigsley The name and accomplishments of Keizer woman and longtime leader of the Siletz Tribe are now inscribed forever in the records of the United States Congress thanks to Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley. Merkley submitted a written statement about Delores “Dee” Pigsley into the records as part of[Read More…]

Gubser upgrade starts

From left: Keizer Mayor Cathy Clark. Gubser teacher Carly Justino, Gubser students Colin Williams and Marin Williams, and superintendent Christy Perry pose with their shovels after breaking ground at Gubser Elementary. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) The expansion at Gubser Elementary kicked off on the morning of Friday, March 22 with an official[Read More…]