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Today in History
The Japanese battleship Yamato, weighing 72,800 tons,
ostensibly the greatest battleship in the world, is struck by
19 American aerial torpedos and sunk.
— April 7, 1945
Food 4 Thought
“Television is an invention that permits you to be
entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t
have in your home.”
— David Frost
Talk show host, born April 7, 1939
The Month Ahead
Friday, April 7
25th annual Heritage Awards honors those who have
contributed to preserving and interpreting the history
of the mid-Willamette Valley, 6-8 p.m. Headlining
History is presented by the Willamette Heritage
Center will feature the work of honoree Gerry Lewin,
a long-time Salem area photojournalist. Tickets are
$35 for WHC members, $40 for nonmembers. Visit
willametteheritage.org/heritage-awards or call Helen
Shafran at 503-585-012, ext. 228.
Saturday, April 8
Glamourous Events presents David’s Bridal Wedding
Extravaganza in Newport at Best Western Hotel, 3019
Oregon Coast Hwy. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more
information go to email@example.com
or contact Joyce Porch at 541-264-8429.
City eyes guest councilor program
By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes
The Keizer City Council wants more
information, but seems to be moving in
the direction of adding a guest councilor
program to the city’s offerings.
The possibility of launching a program
arose as the councilors reviewed proposed
changes to their policies and procedures
at a city council meeting Monday, April 3.
The guest councilor program was sug-
gested by former councilor Mark Cail-
lier, who sees similar programs as a tool
to help those interested in city council
positions see fi rst-hand how it all works.
“Many persons who might be inter-
ested in taking a serious look at serving
on Keizer City Council are intimidated
by unfamiliar processes, concerned about
time commitments, learning curves and
a cadre of other doubts or uncertainties,”
Marion County Fire District
#1 received an improved rating
by the Insurance Services Offi ce,
which could result in lower cost
to homeowners for fi re insur-
The fi re district’s previous
ratings were a 4 in urban areas
and a 8b in rural areas. As of the
recent review, all areas within the
MCFD1 jurisdiction are now
rated at a 4, effective May 1.
Tuesday, April 18, is the
deadline for fi ling your 2016
federal and state taxes, rather
than the traditional deadline
of April 15.
In 2017, April 15 falls on a
Saturday, and this would usu-
ally move the fi ling deadline
to the following Monday —
April 17. However, Emanci-
Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 9
Willamette Valley Symphony, April 8 located at the First
United Methodist Church, 1115 28th Avenue S.W. at 7
p.m. April 9 located at Ashbrook Independent School,
4045 Research Way at 4 p.m. Adult tickets are $18,
seniors (65) and students (13 and up) are $15, and
youth (0-12) are free. Tickets available online at www.
willamettevalleysymphony.org, or at the door.
Cherry City Comic Con at the Oregon State Fairgrounds
from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets start at $15. Free for active
military and for ages 12 and younger with paid adult.
Monday, April 10
5 YEARS AGO
Weekly meeting of the Iris Festival coordinating
committee at Keizer Chamber of Commerce ofﬁ ce, 6150
Ulali Dr. in Keizer Station. Open to the public.
It’s a race for
mayor in 2012
Mayor Lore Christopher
hasn’t faced opposition in a
mayoral election for a decade.
But 2012 is shaping up to be
quite different. Councilor
Joe Egli also announced his
Keizer City Council work session, 6 p.m., Keizer Civic
Tuesday, April 11
Free admission all day at Hallie Ford Museum of Art,
700 State Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Keizer Parks Board Advisory Committee meeting, 6
p.m., Keizer Civic Center.
Thursday, April 13
Keizer Trafﬁ c Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian
Committee meeting, 6 p.m., Keizer Civic Center.
West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m.,
Keizer Civic Center.
Friday, April 14 – Saturday, April 29
Willamette University’s theater department presents
Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the M. Lee Pelton Theatre on
campus. General admission is $10. 503-370-6221. thtr-
Friday, April 14 – Saturday, May 6
Jesus Christ, Superstar at Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd
Avenue N.W. on Wednesdays through Saturdays at
7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $27.50 to $29
for weekends, $26.50 to $28 for weekdays. $1 more
for opening night, includes after party. 503-485-4300,
Saturday, April 15
Dance with music by “Charles and the Angels” at the
Keizer/Salem Area Senior Center, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$5 per person. Contact Bo Allen at 503-390-7441 or
Add your event by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recent assessment takes
into account the number
of stations, apparatus, and
fi refi ghters available to respond
in the event of an emergency.
While the rural areas are not
hydranted, MCFD1 utilizes
transport water to those areas in
the event of a fi re; a method that
was not previously recognized
by ISO as a variable in their
Chief Terry Riley stated
that he was pleased with
its thoroughness and the
communication exchange with
“It was important for ISO
to recognize the strength of
services that we are able to
provide in the event of a fi re,”
Riley said. “The use of water
tender trucks to transport
water and the automatic-aid
relationships with neighboring
fi re districts allows us to provide
the best possible coverage for
Many, but not all insurance
companies rely on this
rating to establish rates for
homeowner’s insurance policies.
Homeowners are encouraged
to contact their homeowner
insurance providers to see if the
new rating will lower their fi re
insurance coverage costs.
Tax fi ling deadline is April 18
Willamette Valley Genealogical Society will meet at
10:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room, Salem Public Library,
585 Liberty St. SE. Collecting and ﬁ ling photographs and
other documents on your computer by Bill and Creta
Lenzke are the speakers. 503-363-0880.
Keizer Planning Commission Meeting, 6 p.m., Keizer
“Seeing Mark’s memo, it was some-
thing I knew nothing about. I would like
to know how other cities make it work,”
said Councilor Kim Freeman.
While the program might not make
it easier to fi ll a vacancy when a sitting
councilor departs, it might expand the
pool of interested applicants, said Coun-
cilor Bruce Anderson.
“It’s merely to give city residents a
view from this side of the dais. They can
sit in, but there is no voting,” Anderson
The only action the council took at
the meeting was to request that Keizer’s
Volunteer Coordinating Committee look
at similar programs and put forth a rec-
ommendation to the council.
The Volunteer Coordinating Commit-
tee meets Thursday, April 20.
MCFD improves its insurance rating
Dance with music by Lee Nicholas and Dianne at the
Keizer/Salem Area Senior Center. From 7 p.m. to 10
p.m. $5 per person. Contact Bo Allen at 503-390-7441.
Wednesday, April 12
Caillier wrote in a letter to the council.
“I believe a guest councilor program can
provide a unique opportunity for positive
citizen interaction and increase govern-
Caillier investigated similar programs
in other cities, including Salem, and pro-
posed some rules and guidelines in addi-
tion to putting forth the idea.
• Would be designated by a sitting
councilor to fi ll in at a regular meeting in
the event of an absence.
• Would need to be Keizer residents
and would only be allowed to fi ll in once
per year. No more than two guest coun-
cilors could fi ll in at a single meeting.
• Would not be allowed to make a mo-
tion or second someone else’s and would
not vote on council business. They would
also not be able to attend executive ses-
10 YEARS AGO
3893 COMMERCIAL ST SE
A Dog’s Purpose (PG)
Fri 4:10, Sat 11:45, 2:55,
Sun 2:15, 4:15
A Star Wars Story (PG-13)
Fri 1:40, 3:25, 8:35, Sat 1:45,
9:15, Sun 12:20, 5:00, 7:30
La La Land (PG-13)
Fri 6:20, 8:55, Sat 4:25, 6:50, 9:30,
Sun 6:15, 8:40
Fist Fight (R)
Fri 6:45, Sat 8:40
Fifty Shades Darker (R)
Fri 8:20, Sat 6:15, Sun 8:45
Rock Dog (PG) Sat 12:00
Sing (PG) Fri 2:00, 4:30,
Sat 12:40, Sun 12:00, 2:50
Monster Trucks (PG) Sat 4:10
Moana (PG) Fri 1:15
Moana (PG) Sing-Along
FOR ALL SHOWTIMES GO TO
Wilark Park is now
Wilark Park was rededicated as
the Bob Newton Family Park.
Family members gathered at
the renaming ceremony to
honor the late Keizer mayor.
15 YEARS AGO
Rolling on the river
The new, larger Wheatland
Ferry makes its debut. The
Daniel Matheny V took its
maiden voyage across the
Willamette River. The old
Daniel Matheny IV made
its last run late last year for
construction repairs and
shoreline improvements. The
ferry holds three more cars
than the old boat.
20 YEARS AGO
Water tower going up
The Keizer City Council
approved the building of a
35 foot high water tower
tank before a crowd of 40
plan.The water tank will be
built on a city owned lot on
Northeast Wiessner Drive.
pation Day — a legal holiday
in the District of Columbia
— will be observed on that
Monday, which pushes the na-
tion’s fi ling deadline to Tues-
day, April 18, 2017. Under the
tax law, legal holidays in the
District of Columbia affect
the fi ling deadline across the
from 1-9 into
of each digit.
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