Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, January 30, 2015, Image 2

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Today in History
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual
leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated
in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.
— January 30, 1948
Food 4 Thought
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and
hang on.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt (born January 30, 1882)
The Month Ahead
Legally Blonde: The Musical, presented by McNary High School.
Jan. 29-31. Performances at 7 p.m., 1:30 matinees on Saturday,
Jan. 31. Tickets are $10, $7 for seniors and kids under 12.
Continuing Through Saturday, February 14
Lend Me a Tenor at Pentacle Theatre, by Ken Ludwig. Period
comedy set in Cleveland Opera Company circa 1934. Comedy of
errors and mistakes. Performances at 7:30 p.m., check website
for days. $19.
Friday, January 30
Community Bunco Night at Gubser Elementary School, 6610
14th Avenue NE. Fundraiser for fi fth grade activities. Only those
age 16 and older may play. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games
begin at 6:30.
Friday, January 30 – Saturday, January 31
Mid-Willamette Valley Women’s Show, Salem Convention
Center. Vendors, fashion shows, refreshments, complimentary
parking. Admission: $5. Hours are 4-9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-5
p.m. on Saturday.
Saturday, January 31
Rising to the Ocassion, the 2015 Keizer Chamber of Commerce
First Citizen and Awards banquet, 6 p.m., Keizer Quality Suites.
Tickets are $44; table is $400. For tickets call the chamber at
Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” starts at 9:55 a.m. at Regal
Santiam Stadium 11, 365 Lancaster Drive SE. Starring Vittorio
Grigolo. Tickets are available at the door, $22 for seniors and
$26 for general. (503) 983-6030.
Sunday, February 1
Angela Cheng, pianist, 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1444 Liberty Street SE. Music of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann
and Prokofi ev. (503) 362-3661 or visit
Monday, February 2
Keizer City Council meeting, 7 p.m. in council chambers at
Keizer Civic Center.
Tuesday, February 3
Community Build Task Force meeting, 6 p.m. in council
chambers at Keizer Civic Center.
Wednesday, February 4
Claggett Creek Watershed Council, 5:30 p.m. in Room B at
Keizer Civic Center.
Friday, February 6
Volcanoes Winter Sports Banquet, 6 p.m., Keizer Quality Suites.
Silent auction, introduction of 2015 manager Kyle Haines.
Dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person, $60 per couple or
$225 for a table of eight. For tickets call 503-390-2225.
Saturday, February 7
Keizer Jazz Night, McNary High School’s jazz band will be
performing at Salem’s 50+ Center. The concert includes a
special performance with Stan Bock & The New Traditions.
Keizer Jazz Night begins at 7 p.m. The 50+ Center is located at
2615 Portland Road NE in Salem. Tickets are $15 and include
dessert. To purchase, call 503-383-9377 or e-mail tjaardajen@
Sunday, February 8
Afternoon Tea benefi t for Keizer Community Library, 1:30 p.m.
Multi-course tea. Music by Bonfi re Bettys. Vintage hat and glove
display. $25 per person. Call 503-363-4548 for tickets. Keizer
Heritage Center, 980 Chemawa Rd. N.E.
Monday, February 9
Keizer City Council work session, 5:45 p.m. in council chambers
at Keizer Civic Center.
Tuesday, February 10
Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, 6 p.m. in
council chambers at Keizer Civic Center.
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Of the Keizertimes
The recently amended
master plan for Keizer Rapids
Park includes projects such as
the Big Toy playground struc-
ture, fi elds for soccer, soft-
ball and volleyball, an indoor
sports facility and an expand-
ed trail system.
Another possible project:
information about historic
fl oods in Keizer.
Members of the Keizer
Points of Interest Committee
(KPIC) met Jan. 20 to discuss
a fl ood history sign project.
Information compiled by
Brian Hanssen shows fl oods
along the Willamette River in
Keizer over the years. Hans-
sen recommended putting in
a sign with markings for the
various fl oods.
According to Hanssen’s in-
formation, the fl ood stage is
at 23 feet, 8 inches. That mark
has been surpassed several
times, with the highest level
of 47 feet in 1861. Other high
marks include 45 feet, 3 inches
in 1890 and 44 feet, 5 inches
in 1881.
There were also fl oods of
39 feet (1923); 38 feet, 6 inch-
es (1943); 37 feet (1901 and
1964); 36 feet, 5 inches (1903,
1907 and 1945); 35 feet, 1 inch
(1996); 35 feet (1946) and 33
feet (1927, 1955 and 1961).
“It shows historic fl ood
levels in Keizer,” deputy city
recorder Debbie Lockhart
told KPIC members. “We
don’t have a cost (for the sign),
but it’s already been surveyed.
I would suggest markings at
the (KRP) boat ramp. You’ll
be asking council to direct
staff to mark the pilings. It’s
a neat idea. A lot of people
would enjoy seeing that.”
“When we
asked for
funding for
the Marie
Dorion signs,
we told you
at the time
we would
be coming
— Jill Bonney-Hill,
Keizer Points of
Interest Committee
KPIC member Charlotte
Clark agreed.
“It’s a true point of inter-
est,” Clark said.
Lockhart also suggested
putting in a sign or kiosk
nearby to explain the fl ood
Jill Bonney-Hill, KPIC
chair, spoke at the Keizer City
Council later that evening
about the project.
“We’d like to ask to have
these put on the pilings on the
boat ramp at Keizer Rapids
Park,” Bonney-Hill said. “We
have all the markings of the
different fl ood levels. Hope-
fully it will be in white so
people can see it. We also want
to put a kiosk up at Keizer
Rapids Park explaining the
Mayor Cathy Clark liked
the idea.
“Send a funding proposal
to the city manager about the
kiosk,” Clark said.
Bonney-Hill also submit-
ted a bid from Sign Crafters
of Oregon for $157.27 to do
a 40 inch by 54 inch sign de-
picting the history of Japanese
Americans in the Keizer area.
City staff will be putting the
sign up on the other side of
the Marie Dorion sign at Pfc.
Ryan J. Hill Memorial Park in
Keizer Station.
“When we asked for fund-
ing for the Marie Dorion
signs, we told you at the time
we would be coming back
and asking for funding on the
other side for the Japanese
American project,” Bonney-
Hill told councilors. “I’m here
to ask you for $157.27.”
Clark sought to clarify if
the sign would be similar in
size to the Marie Dorion one.
“We’re trying to match the
size and the color,” Bonney-
Hill said. “This is exactly what
it would look like.”
Clark was impressed.
“A lot of research has gone
into this,” she said. “This is
KPIC members also picked
up a new project at their Jan.
20 meeting. Lyndon Zaitz,
publisher of the Keizertimes
and president of the Keizer
Heritage Center, noted the
old schoolhouse will be turn-
ing 100 years old in 2016.
“We have appointed a cen-
tennial committee,” Zaitz said.
“I come before KPIC to ask
for your help and to choose
one of you to be on the com-
KPIC vice chair Sherrie
Gottfried immediately volun-
“How fun,” Gottfried said.
“I’d love to.”
Zaitz noted the commit-
tee, being chaired by JoAnne
Beilke, had just been formed
the week before so no meet-
ing schedule had been put
together yet. Meetings will
happen approximately every
month, with a date for the ac-
tual centennial celebration yet
to be determined.
“This will rock,” Gottfried
Lone Star training? Not quite
Of the Keizertimes
Offi cers with the Keizer
Police Department will con-
tinue going all the way to Dal-
las to use a fi rearms range.
Before getting pictures of
cops in 10-gallon cowboy
hats, big badges and a Marc
Adams-style drawl, however,
relax: it’s the nearby Dallas
here in Oregon, not in Texas.
The KPD entered into an
agreement to use the Dallas
Police Department’s police
fi rearms range in the fall of
2012, when Texas native Ad-
ams was Keizer’s police chief
and John Teague was the po-
lice chief in Dallas. Teague
took over as chief in Keizer
the following fall after Adams
A revised agreement be-
tween the two cities was
unanimously approved dur-
ing the Jan. 20 Keizer City
Council meeting during the
consent calendar portion of
the meeting. There was no
discussion amongst councilors
of the agreement or any other
parts of the consent calendar.
Keizer will pay Dallas $300
a year for use of the fi rearms
range. Discharging of fi rearms
at the range is allowed from
7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday
through Saturday.
In other council business:
• Agreements with several
artists were also approved as
part of the consent calendar,
as a continuation of the Keizer
Art Walk Project. The proj-
ect began in the fall of 2008
when the Keizer Chamber of
Commerce placed sculptures
at visible places around the
city. Chamber leaders selected
the art while the city provided
staff support for the placement
of the art and also provided
the insurance.
The original plan was for
art pieces to be rotated each
year, with the fi rst fi ve piec-
es being selected in 2009. At
the end of the fi rst year fi ve
new pieces were selected and
installed, with artists entering
into one-year agreements. The
agreements have since expired.
The Keizer Arts Commis-
sion recommended keeping
the present pieces on display
for another year, with $200
paid to each artist. The agree-
ment also calls for an automat-
ic one-year extension and an
additional $200 after the fi rst
year is up.
As such, agreements were
signed for Jim Johnson’s piece
“Praise” at Keizer Plaza; Jo-
seph Mross’ “Trilat Relic 1” at
Town & Country Lanes; Jim
Dementro’s “Summer Breeze”
at Albertsons and also his
“Twilight Reverence” on In-
land Shores Way, just north of
Lockhaven Drive.
• Also approved under the
consent calendar was a change
to right of ways services with
the Oregon Department of
Transportation for the up-
coming roundabout at Verda
Lane and Chemawa Road.
An agreement from last
May called for ODOT’s right
of way for the project to be
done by the end of this month,
at a cost to the city of $27,832.
The revised agreement ex-
tends the acquisition date to
the end of 2017, with a cost
of $33,575.09. The agreement
noted ODOT’s fi nal acquisi-
tion of the property and trans-
fer to the city can occur well
after the project is fi nished.
Bill Lawyer, Public Works
director for the city, said in
October bidding for the proj-
ect is scheduled for the begin-
ning of March. The project
is scheduled for this summer,
with an early-to-mid June
start time.
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Of Keizer and Keizurs
A statue of Thomas Dove Keizur
was unveiled last week in front
of the civic center and more
than 140 of his descendants
were on hand to witness.
West Keizer
blazes, one dead
Keizer Fire District crews put
out four house fi res in as many
days, including one that claimed
the life of a 90-year-old woman.
Web Poll
Do you plan to
contribute money to
the Keizer Rapids Park
Big Toy project?
Student accused of
taking gun to school
Keizer police arrested a 13-year-
old student at Whiteaker Middle
School after the boy admitted
he had taken a handgun to
school last month.
Panels urge city to
take economic role
The Keizer City Council can
expect a wake-up call from the
River Road Redevelopment
Board and the Keizer Planning
Commission. The two groups
resolved to ask the city to design
a development strategy for the
city’s main thoroughfare.
54% - No, I don’t want to contribute
to this project
21% - No. I don’t have the ability to
contribute now.
11% - Yes! Absolutely.
8% - No. My money is earmarked
for other community projects.
6% - Yes, but I’ll contribute my time
instead of money.
Vote in a new poll every Thursday!
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Sat 12:00. 3:45, Sun 2:00
The Woman in Black: The
Angel of Death (PG-13)
Fri 6:30, Sat 8:10, 10:05
Exodus: Gods & Kings (PG-13)
Fri 5:55, 8:50, Sat 4:25, 7:20,
Sun 4:40, 8:10
Dumb & Dumberer To (PG-13)
Sat 2:15, 10:00, Sun 5:55
Alexander and the Terrible… (PG)
Fri 4:30, Sat 12:20, 2:00,
Sun 12:45, 4:15
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Horrible Bosses 2 (R) Sat 6:05, Sun 8:00
Gone Girl (R) Fri 8:25, Sun 7:30
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Fri 4:00, Sat 1:00, 3:00, Sun 11:45,
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The Boxtrolls (PG) Sun 12:05