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Boss recalls Knupp

Boss recalls Knupp

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As days turned to weeks, Robert Allen Knupp’s co-workers held out hope. After the 54-year-old Keizerite was reported missing on June 8, his co-workers at Garten Services Inc. in Salem kept looking for him. “His co-workers have been great,” Garten CEO Tim Rocak said. “People really rallied to try […]

KSC still looking for fields at KRP

KSC still looking for fields at KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Field space issues aren’t going away anytime soon for the Keizer Soccer Club (KSC). As such, club officials are hoping to move forward with plans for two soccer fields at Keizer Rapids Park. The idea was brought up last week during the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. […]

Plan for sports facility outlined

Plan for sports facility outlined

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Picture this, if you will. Picture softball and baseball fields at Keizer Rapids Park, as well as a multi-use field for soccer, football and lacrosse. In addition, picture an adjoining indoor facility for indoor sports such as tennis and basketball, plus space for softball and baseball teams to use. […]

Wanted: owner of this chicken

Wanted: owner of this chicken

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Rusty Funk was walking by the dumpster at her apartment one day last month when she saw something out of the ordinary. “My son was here, so I told him to come look,” Funk said. “I told him, ‘You’ve got to help me catch a chicken.’” Initially, Funk didn’t […]

Egli questions salary survey

Egli questions salary survey

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Every three or so years, City of Keizer officials do a salary survey to determine pay ranges. The survey led to recent pay raises for city manager Chris Eppley and city manager Shannon Johnson. As mentioned last week in the Keizertimes, both Eppley got a 2.5 percent Cost of […]

Barbara Jensen elects to not run for council

Barbara Jensen elects to not run for council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Once in 2014 is enough for Barbara Jensen. The Keizer resident, who lost to Bill Post in the Republican primary for the House District 25 seat being vacated by Kim Thatcher, was rumored to be close to filing for a run at the Keizer City Council. Specifically, it was […]

No parking at Shoreline corner

No parking at Shoreline corner

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shoreline Drive has been getting some attention this week. In addition to the rebuilding project on the street, a parking issue at Shoreline and Rafael Avenue North was discussed during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. Councilors voted 5-0 to approve a no-parking zone on the corner. “It has posed […]

Shoreline being shored up

Shoreline being shored up

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shoreline Drive has hit rock bottom. As such, the street is being dug up and redone, with work starting this week. The work is expected to be done by late September. “Shoreline has reached the point where it’s not suitable to just resurface it,” Keizer Public Works director Bill […]

A cooling splash — when open

A cooling splash — when open

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer is experiencing a bit of a heat wave. Fortunately, there is a water fountain by city hall to cool off at – as long as you don’t come Mondays or Tuesdays. Last Tuesday, as the temperature hovered around the 100 degree mark, splash fountain – in Chalmers-Jones Park […]

Spreading word about the Big Toy

Spreading word about the Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Construction of the Big Toy play structure at Keizer Rapids Park is still 11 months away. However, project officials are doing their best to keep the project in the public eye. For example, there will be a booth at this week’s Marion County Fair with information about the project. […]

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