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Have crutches, will campaign

Have crutches, will campaign

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some potential elected officials in Keizer are really hobbling around. Candidates for Keizer City Council and mayoral races have until the end of the day Tuesday, Aug. 26 to file for this fall’s election. There are currently five candidates for four open seats. Cathy Clark is the only candidate […]

Kaiser Permanente targets mid-December opening

Kaiser Permanente targets mid-December opening

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been hard to miss the construction of Kaiser Permanente’s new medical facility. The 10,000 square foot building in Keizer Station is highly visible to anyone around the shopping area. Now, we know when the use of the building should be available to anyone. “It should be opening on […]

No slowing this flapper tapper

No slowing this flapper tapper

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Eileen Booth has a goal not shared with most people her age. Booth, a Salem resident who has been tap dancing around the Keizer and Salem area for years, turns 88 late next month. She’s still going strong and looks forward to setting a record soon. “My goal is, […]

Year-old section of McLeod being fixed

Year-old section of McLeod being fixed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Work done a year ago has to be redone already. Roadwork will be happening soon on McLeod Lane, just south of the stop sign at Stone Hedge Drive. Last summer new pavement was laid. Earlier this month, a large chunk of pavement buckled. “We don’t see that very often […]

Bruno’s young helper

Bruno’s young helper

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Bruno, the Keizer Police Department’s newest K-9, has a custom-made vest. The funding for that came from a Keizer citizen. Pretty cool, right? Here’s where it gets even cooler: that citizen is 11 years old. Enya Wallace raised the funds and gave them to officer Stephen Richardson with the […]

Tow truck changes crash

Tow truck changes crash

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After months of discussion, change was on the horizon. It seemed a 2005 city ordinance regarding tow trucks was going to be changed following numerous meetings on the topic and a heaping of input from tow truck company owners. Even during early discussion at Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting, […]

China painting on display at library

China painting on display at library

  The Keizer Community Library is currently showcasing the porcelain art and china painting works of nationally recognized local artist Kathe Leigh Mash. The exhibit, being shown through Sept. 2, details 40 years of Kathe’s work, from traditional styles to more progressive modern styles. Mash began China Painting in 1974, when she attended an adult […]

Councilors go over more medical marijuana details

Councilors go over more medical marijuana details

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s not coming up as frequently now, but medical marijuana is still coming up from time to time in Keizer City Council meetings. Such was the case once again at the Aug. 4 council meeting. The issue has been a hot one at the city and county levels around […]

Theft at Tony’s Kingdom

Theft at Tony’s Kingdom

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tony’s Kingdom of Comics and Collectibles was robbed last weekend. Owner Tony Grove confirmed the news on Facebook Saturday morning, Aug. 9. “Bad news at Tony’s Kingdom of Comics,” Grove posted. “Last night someone broke in. I’m working with the police on this but if anyone has any information […]

Keizer family helps out Wounded Warriors

Keizer family helps out Wounded Warriors

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was supposed to be a small gathering. But to Keizer’s Noel MacDonald, it morphed into a real-life Bible story. Noel said it all started with a simple request from son-in-law Michael Dayton, concerning her husband Dan and his Traeger grill. The couple’s youngest daughter, 2001 McNary High School […]

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