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Coffee place, sub shop coming to Schoolhouse Square

Coffee place, sub shop coming to Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s busy focal point intersection at River and Chemawa Roads could soon be known as Coffee Corner. Or would that be Koffee Korner? Coffee aplenty is already readily available: Starbucks is currently located in the Schoolhouse Square Shopping Center, Dutch Bros. coffee stand is a little south of the […]

Around we go

Around we go

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It really is happening. After several delays, the intersection planned for years at Chemawa Road NE and Verda Lane NE is finally being constructed this summer. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, confirmed the timing last week. “The schedule for the project is to close the intersection beginning […]

Lady Celts land playoff berth

Lady Celts land playoff berth

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team finished in fourth place in the Greater Valley Conference to wrap up the regular season last week. The spot earned the team a berth in the state playoffs and the Celtics seemed headed for a contest at North Medford High School […]

Trade and tariffs could define future

Trade and tariffs could define future

There has been talk during this year’s presidential campaigns about free trade and trade protections. If American people are inclined to look to the past they will find that during the latter years of the 1800s, the U.S. was viewed as possibly the most protectionist nation on earth. The most notable industrialists of that age, often referred to as the […]

Police chief emphasizes causes of recent crimes

Police chief emphasizes causes of recent crimes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A drive-by shooting last weekend means there has been a major crime in Keizer each of the past four months. No one was injured early Sunday morning, May 15 when several shots were fired at a house and a car on the 4900 block of 13th Avenue North. In […]

Iris festival and its future

Iris festival and its future

Diamond in the Rough, the 2016 Keizer Iris Festival, kicked off earlier this month with the opening of the Keizer Art Association’s Iris and the Flowers exhibit including the art piece chosen for the 2017 festival (Merren Garland’s Total Eclipse of the Heart) on display through May 28. The Keizer Volunteer Fire Fighters Association held […]

Deal with the devil

Deal with the devil

By MICHAEL GERSON  In the category of credit where credit is due, Donald Trump has been exactly right in one important respect. He attacked the Republican establishment as low-energy, cowering weaklings. Now Republican leaders are lining up to surrender to him—ike low-energy, cowering weaklings. The capitulation has justified the accusation. It would be impolite to name […]

Being grateful at all times

Being grateful at all times

By CRAIG MURPHY There were no signs of the house. Is that a good omen or a bad omen? That question was going through my mind as I saw the field where the burned out house sat last time I was here, 10 months earlier. Looking at the field, you would never know there used […]

Politicans and the city budget

Politicans and the city budget

To the Editor: Sometimes politicians can drive me crazy. During a recent budget committee meeting one position in the police department was not filled and we are told the problem is Keizer has such a low tax rate. Then we are told how the city has “stretched, matched, leveraged, granted and volunteered tremendously” and the […]

Patricia Ann Napier (Ackerman)

Patricia Ann Napier (Ackerman)

May 29, 1930 – May 14, 2016

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