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Come spend a night among the fairy-folk

Come spend a night among the fairy-folk

KHT’s Dream hits KRP stage

Salem-Keizer notches first sweep of season

Salem-Keizer notches first sweep of season

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes completed a five-game series sweep, their first sweep of the season, and on the road. There were no Northwest League games Tuesday. July 9: Volcanoes 9, Vancouver 3 Salem-Keizer started this road series like an active volcano, or an active bunch of Volcanoes. The visitors led all […]

Cooking up adult foster care in Keizer

Cooking up adult foster care in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The front door is purple for a reason. After all, purple was Mavis Wellin’s favorite color. This particular front door is at the new Apple Blossom Manor, an adult foster home at 289 Apple Blossom Avenue N in Keizer. The home is operated by Sharon Cook, who is having […]

Art as an ad?

Art as an ad?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could public art be construed as illegal advertising in Keizer? That question has come up regarding a proposed piece of art for Boucher Jewelers, located at 4965 River Road North. Lore Christopher, chair of the Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC), said the longtime business had a float with a […]

Matching grants spared cut

Matching grants spared cut

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A matching grant program was spared a big cut Tuesday night. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board were faced with the possibility of having to cut $9,000 out of an already limited budget for their matching grant program, which matches dollars and labor put into projects […]

Couple needs help after fire

Couple needs help after fire

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Randy Wilson broke the promise he made on his wife Debbie’s birthday. Randy often tells his wife to hurry up or move faster. The day before her June 20 birthday, Debbie mentioned her birthday wish: for Randy to not tell her once on her birthday to hurry up. Randy […]

Housing taking off in Keizer

Housing taking off in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes At a budget meeting in April, concerns were expressed about projected housing starts. As it turns out, there was no need for such concerns. Several new projects are either done or in the works for multi-family housing units, including an expansion of the Hawks Pointe Apartments and a couple […]

History aplenty at Civil War reenactment

History aplenty at Civil War reenactment

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Don Benson was one of the Civil War reenactors last weekend at Willamette Mission State Park north of Keizer. But you could say he was reenacting family history. For the 25th time, the Northwest Civil War Council had its Civil War reenactment on the 4th of July weekend. Nearly […]

Civil War reenactor dies

Civil War reenactor dies

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Northwest Civil War Council held its milestone 25th anniversary Civil War reenactment this past weekend at Willamette Mission State Park just north of Keizer. Unfortunately, a sad milestone was also marked. Scott Ingalls, event organizer, confirmed Tammy Stillwell, a reenactor from Washington who was riding her horse Maxx […]

‘He will be missed’

‘He will be missed’

1924 – 2015

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