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Today in History
After a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland dies in his sleep. Princess Elizabeth is the
oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in line to succeed
him. She was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953,
at age 27.
— February 6, 1952
Food 4 Thought
“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls
around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except
those we ourselves erect.”
— Ronald Reagan (Born Feb. 6, 1911)
The Month Ahead
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. www.pentacletheatre.org.
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-
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
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.
Thursday, February 12
West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m. at
Keizer Civic Center.
City will honor Japanese pioneer
By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes
A project that languished for years has
quickly moved forward.
Members of the Keizer Points of In-
terest Committee (KPIC) had talked
about a project to honor the history of
Japanese Americans in the Willamette
Valley off and on in recent years. Late
last year bids were secured for a sign to
put up on the other side of the Marie
Dorion kiosk at Pfc. Ryan J. Hill Me-
morial Park in Keizer Station.
Jill Bonney-Hill, KPIC chair, brought
a request for the sign to the Keizer City
Council on Jan. 20.
At Monday’s meeting, councilors ap-
proved the project and expenditures of
$157.27 to have the sign printed by Sign
Crafters. Parks Department employees
will be placing the sign once it is ready.
“You may remember at your last
meeting a KPIC representative spoke
about this item,” city attorney Shannon
Johnson told councilors.
A motion to approve the resolution
was approved unanimously without
As detailed in a Keizertimes story in
November, much of the project revolves
around Japanese farmer Roy Fukuda,
who settled near Lake Labish northeast
of Keizer in 1905. His hope was to make
his fortune before returning home, but
he and his wife decided to stay in the
One of the winter’s biggest
and most popular fundraisers
is being planned and organiz-
ers need help from parents, the
community and businesses of
Knight of Arts Show and
Auction, the major event
to raise funds for all the arts
programs at McNary High
School, will be held on Sat-
urday, March 7. Proceeds from
this year’s event are earmarked
• The Keizer City Council
will hold a public hearing at
7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 to
consider a new liquor license
application for Gustav’s Bar-
garten in Keizer Station, lo-
cated at 6045 Keizer Station
Boulevard. The hearing takes
place in council chambers
at Keizer Civic Center, 930
Chemawa Road NE.
• Council will also have
a hearing for 2015 liquor li-
cense renewals at the same
meeting. Public comment is
being solicited before council
makes a recommendation to
the Oregon Liquor Control
Commission on the renewals
of liquor licenses at various
establishments within Keizer.
Schools, government ofﬁ ces and postal service are closed
for President’s Day.
Presidents Day Kid’s Event at Deepwood Estate. Begins
at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Pre-registration is required, $3 per
Top city opening
draws big fi eld
Keizer City Council meeting, 7 p.m. in council chambers at
Keizer Civic Center.
Wednesday, February 18
Keizer Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m. in council
chambers at Keizer Civic Center.
Thursday, February 19
3rd Thursday event at Keizer Heritage Center: Digital
Preservation Workshop. Daisy Hickman shows how to
preserve your family photos, videos and papers. 7-9 p.m.
Free. 980 Chemawa Rd. N.E. keizerheritage.org. 503-393-
Volunteer Coordinating Committee meeting, 6 p.m. in
council chambers at Keizer Civic Center.
Motorcyclist injured in crash
A motorcyclist was critical-
ly injured in an accident just
north of Keizer last Saturday
night, Jan. 31.
Shortly before midnight
that night, deputies with the
Marion County Sheriff ’s Of-
fi ce responded to a two-vehi-
cle crash at the intersection of
Quinaby Road NE and River
Road North, just north of
Keizer city limits.
According to authorities,
22-year-old Juan Velazquez
of Salem was riding his Har-
ley Davidson motorcycle
north on River Road while
20-year-old Alfonso Acosta-
Acosta of Keizer was driving
west on Quinaby in his 1997
The two vehicles collided
at the intersection of the roads.
Acosta-Acosta was treated and
released while Velazquez was
initially taken to Salem Hos-
pital with critical injuries and
later transferred to Oregon
Health and Science University
The cause of the accident
was still under investigation at
The intersection was closed
for several hours as the Mar-
ion County Traffi c Safety
Team’s CRASH unit assisted
in the investigation.
from 1-9 into
of each digit.
So must every
10 YEARS AGO
Described as Keizer’s “very
own Mr. Christmas,” longtime
volunteer Dave Walery was
honored as the 2004 Keizer First
Citizen. The pizza restaurant
owner has helped hang holiday
lights and at the Iris Festival for
Keizer Points of Interest Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m. at
Keizer Civic Center.
donations contact Jeff Cowan
volunteer at the 2015 event
contact Julie Elwell (elwell.
firstname.lastname@example.org); to as-
sist the board contact Leah
k12.or.us); to volunteer at the
Knight of Arts Show con-
tact Jim Taylor (taylor_jim@
5 YEARS AGO
Dave Walery named
Tuesday, February 17
There are four ways for in-
dividuals or businesses to help:
donate money dedicated to a
specifi c art, a scholarship or
the overall program, volunteer
to help raise fi nancial dona-
tions, donate time at the event
or volunteer to serve on the
board and assist in organizing
For fi nancial or auction
Coffee Paradigm closes
Valentines Tea begins at 11 a.m. at Deepwood Estate.
Registration required, $27 for members and $30 for
nonmembers. (503) 363-1825.
Monday, February 16
for a video recording system
and audio upgrades in the
school’s Ken Collins Theatre,
as well as scholarships for stu-
dents who continue their ed-
ucation in the arts.
The goal for this year is to
raise a total of $30,000. In re-
cent years McNary Fine Arts
has distributed more than
$10,000 in scholarships.
in the KT
“Lolanta/Bluebeard Castle” starts at 9:30 a.m. at Regal
Santiam Stadium 11, 365 Lancaster Drive SE. Directed by
Mariusz Trelinski. Tickets are available at the door, $22 for
seniors and $26 for general. (503) 983-6030.
Valentines Dinner begins at 6 p.m. at Deepwood Estate.
Registration required, $54 for members and $60 for
nonmembers. (503) 363-1825.
has stayed on as a board member. Ryan
Steckly is the vice president.
Caillier noted GGNA uses funds from
the city for fl yers, yard signs and a news-
“We continued our presence on
Nextdoor and Facebook,” Caillier said
of social media efforts. “We have almost
300 households using Nextdoor. We’ve
been able to keep people up to date.”
One of the main projects for GGNA
was the annual Miracle of Christmas, an
effort during the Christmas season each
year that collects food and cash dona-
tions to benefi t the Marion Polk Food
Share. A new record was set in one of
those two categories this past year, with
the second best ever in the other. Totals
will be announced at the next GGNA
meeting, taking place at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 19 at Gubser Elementary.
• Several recommendations from the
Volunteer Coordinating Committee
were approved by councilors. Former
Mayor Lore Christopher – who refers to
herself as Public Art Girl on her Face-
book page – was appointed to the Keizer
Arts Commission. Christopher previ-
ously was on that committee, but her
term expired when she was no longer in
public offi ce.
Bev Ecklund was appointed to serve
on KPIC while Scott Klug was appoint-
ed to the Keizer Parks and Recreation
Help needed for Knight of Arts
Coffee Paradigm has closed
after three years of business.
Owner Teresa Sepmeyer said
she’d been trying to keep the
shop open, but didn’t see the
economy getting better anytime
Saturday, February 14
Fukuda transformed the beaver
marshes into profi table farmland, which
led to more Japanese families coming to
the area. At one point nearly 50 Japanese
families were farming small plots around
Lake Labish, expanding to farm in Keiz-
er and Independence as well as owning
businesses in Salem.
In 1920 The Statesman did a story on
Fukuda and his successful celery grow-
ing business, an industry that had grown
to $100,000 in output a year by that
Among other places, the quality of
the crop was appreciated in Washington,
D.C. In 1925, U.S. Senator Charles Mc-
Nary – the namesake of McNary High
School who served in the Senate from
1917 to 1944 and was a vice president
nominee in 1940 – wrote a thank you
letter to Fukuda.
In other business Monday:
• Mark Caillier, president of the
Greater Gubser Neighborhood Associa-
tion, gave the annual report for his group,
which was formed in 1994 and was ex-
panded in 2013 to encompass more than
2,500 households within the Gubser El-
ementary School attendance boundary.
Caillier gave a recap of what was dis-
cussed during the eight meetings last
year and some of the projects complet-
ed by the association. He took over as
president last fall from Brad Coy, who
15 YEARS AGO
Twenty-seven people have
fi led to succeed Wally Mull as
Keizer’s city manager. A review
committee will narrow the list
down to fi ve for the city council
to make the fi nal choice.
20 YEARS AGO
to form group
Organizers of the new
Claggett Creek-Central Keizer
Neighborhood Association say
they were prompted by Paul
Wittenburg’s plan for a 15-acre
development on River Road
between Chemawa Rd. and
Claggett Street. The group feels
the size of the project would
hurt the area’s livability.
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