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Law, lobbyists in opposition to manufactured home owners

Residents at Wildwood Mobile Villa are hoping to fight back against rent increases. (KEIZERTIMES/File photo) The owners of homes in Wildwood Mobile Villa, a manufactured home park in northwest Keizer are feeling the pinch of rent burdens, but it’s not the only way residents feel they’ve been squeezed – even[Read More…]

Museum exhibit is (slightly) radioactive

Tammy Wild’s collection of uranium glass emits a ghostly green glow under black light. Tammy Wild picked up her interest in colored glass from her in-laws who had colorful displays in their homes. But, a chance encounter with information on uranium glass on the internet helped her discover some of[Read More…]

A call for fellow sojourners

Cara Meredith Cara Meredith’s journey from Keizer led her into the arms of the man she loves and then into confrontation with her own “colorblind” view of the world. “I think I’ve gotten a lot wrong. Sometimes I think my book is what not to do when it comes to[Read More…]

Keizer at least 500 ACRES short of growth space

Keizer will come up short of the space it needs to absorb expected growth over the next 20 years, by at least 500 acres. The news was delivered by Bob Parker, a project director at ECONorthwest, at a meeting of the city’s Housing Needs and Buildable Lands Inventory Task Force Monday,[Read More…]

But play a prank on someone anyway

April Fools Day can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming. I never know where to start or what to do. So I played some pranks around the office that are safe, fun, and easy to replicate. Eye roll: Googly eyes are fun, that’s a fact[Read More…]

April Fool’s Day

On the first of April, everyone plays prank for seemingly no apparent reason. Normally, this is where I would explain where April Fool’s came from, but no one really knows. There are several prevailing theories. The first, and most common, is from France in 1582 when they switched from the[Read More…]

Family Literacy Night a hit at Keizer Elementary

More than 100 familes showed up for Family Literacy Night on March 4 at Keizer Elementary. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Coming into the school year, it was a goal of Keizer Elementary principal Christine Bowlby to increase family involvement at the school. The event that Keizer hosted earlier this month showed how[Read More…]

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…]