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Family affair for the Whites

Family affair for the Whites

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First Scott White honored his dad. Then it was Scott himself getting an even bigger honor. During the Keizer First Citizen and Awards Banquet on Jan. 23, there were 14 Pairings of Excellence recipients, with Scott, owner of Keizer Big Town Hero, honoring father Glenn White as “Big Town […]

Koho in ICU after heart attack

Koho in ICU after heart attack

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Former Keizer Mayor and current Keizer City Council president Dennis Koho suffered a heart attack last Saturday, Feb. 6 and was taken to Salem Hospital. As of press time Wednesday, Koho remained in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital. Koho was Keizer’s third mayor, […]

Keizer joins homeless initiative

Keizer joins homeless initiative

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After months of planning, the Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative is ready to begin. During last week’s Keizer City Council meeting, the Keizer members of the task force were approved unanimously. Mayor Cathy Clark has had conversations in recent months with Salem Mayor Anna Peterson as well as Marion County Commissioner […]

Big Toy grant request sent to council

Big Toy grant request sent to council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Let’s run those numbers again. That was what city leaders working on a grant application for the Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park had to do. At the January Community Build Task Force meeting, committee members approved plans for how much local funding would be used and how much […]

Bethell honored for booster efforts

Bethell honored for booster efforts

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Danielle Bethell nearly missed her big moment at the Jan. 23 Keizer First Citizen Awards Banquet. “We almost didn’t come,” Bethell said, referring to herself and husband Nathan. “My daughter was having a rough day today. She wanted us to stay home, so we almost stayed home. But I’m […]

Want a marijuana shop? Be first

Want a marijuana shop? Be first

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First come, first served. That’s the gist of a ruling Keizer City Councilors made Monday night in regard to an amendment for the recreational marijuana retailer permit ordinance. The ordinance was adopted by councilors at their previous meeting on Jan. 19. For the most part the city followed state […]

The right time for Caillier

The right time for Caillier

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Does anybody really know what time it is? Hopefully the Cailliers do. Mark and Kris Caillier have a large collection of clocks in their Keizer home. Let’s just say it is 20-plus. So many clocks, in fact, what do you do with one more? Mark got a clock at […]

Next mural workshop is on Saturday

Next mural workshop is on Saturday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A rough sketch of a timeline for Keizer’s next public mural has emerged. The mural, which has been discussed a number of times during Keizer Public Arts Association (KPAC) meetings, was originally going to be done last fall on the north wall of Town & Country Lanes at 3500 […]

Mayor, two city councilors to run again; Koho done

Mayor, two city councilors to run again; Koho done

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking to run for a seat on the Keizer City Council this fall? Odds are you’ll have competition. Mayor Cathy Clark and councilors Marlene Parsons and Kim Freeman all announced this week they are running again this fall. On the other hand, Dennis Koho, the current council president and […]

WKNA marks 10 years with new leader

WKNA marks 10 years with new leader

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a milestone evening for the West Keizer Neighborhood Association on Jan. 14. For one, it marked the 10 year mark since WKNA had been restarted. When WKNA restarted in 2006, Rhonda Rich was the initial president. Rich stayed in that position – until the Jan. 14 meeting. […]

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