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‘He will be missed’

‘He will be missed’

1924 – 2015

Verboort’s mom gives thanks

Verboort’s mom gives thanks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Kathy Verboort continues to be blown away by the love being shown to her son. Son Austin, 16, was critically injured in a two-vehicle accident May 22. Austin’s Jeep Wrangler crumpled after being hit on the driver’s side, leaving the McNary High School junior in a coma. Immediately family, […]

Looking for heat relief?

Looking for heat relief?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking to beat the heat during this ongoing heat wave? Head over to Salem. Jeff Cowan, chief at Keizer Fire District, referred to a press release from the City of Salem when asked about what Keizerites can do to stay cooler in the hot weather. Forecasts call for highs […]

Porter’s to become Full Monty’s in July

Porter’s to become Full Monty’s in July

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Porter’s Pub is changing hands – not to mention names and style – again. The longtime bar is expected to reopen late next month as Full Monty’s Bistro. There will be a public hearing on a liquor license application for the new business at the July 6 Keizer City […]

Mural timeline still undecided

Mural timeline still undecided

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For months, this summer or early fall has been targeted as the time for Keizer’s second public mural to be done. That could be changing, though it’s not certain yet. Lore Christopher and Jill Hagen, both members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC), announced plans in February to […]

Splash Fountain hours (kinda) set

Splash Fountain hours (kinda) set

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hoping to use Keizer’s Splash Fountain on Mondays and Tuesdays? Better hope for extreme heat. Next week might just qualify. A heat wave is expected to hit Keizer this weekend, with highs forecasted to be in the 90s through next week. That includes upper 90s on Monday and Tuesday. […]

Mom pleads guilty in fatal fire case

Mom pleads guilty in fatal fire case

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer mom has pleaded guilty in a case involving the death of her 4-year-old son. Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez, now 24, pleaded guilty to three charges earlier this month, including manslaughter in the first degree. Fire destroyed the apartment on Susan Court Sosa-Martinez shared with her two young children […]

Palma Ciea talked about again at Parks Board

Palma Ciea talked about again at Parks Board

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For a park that hasn’t had much attention over the years, Palma Ciea Park has sure gotten a lot of notice recently. After neighbors talked about the issue at the June 1 Keizer City Council meeting, the same people brought up the topic again at the June 9 Keizer […]

Council amends marijuana permit process

Council amends marijuana permit process

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A relatively simple question split the Keizer City Council on Monday. The first question didn’t cause the issue: should a permit for a medical marijuana facility in Keizer expire each June 30 – regardless of when it was issued – as the ordinance approved last year reads, or should […]

Officer honored for saving life

Officer honored for saving life

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The first time Keizer Police Department Officer Andrew Phelps met the Clason family, it was not a good situation. Tammy Clason had called 9-1-1 on March 1 because her husband, 60-year-old Glen Clason, wasn’t breathing. Phelps was the first responder to the call and administered CPR until medics from […]

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