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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. […]

Cyclocross events get the green flag at KRP in August

Cyclocross events get the green flag at KRP in August

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On a night billed as a chance to look at future amenities for Keizer Rapids Park, an event for next month moved forward. Jarod Seaman from Half Penny Cycling in Salem spoke at the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Tuesday for a second time, having also spoken […]

Chemawa project resumes

Chemawa project resumes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The race is on. The Chemawa Road reconstruction project finally got restarted this week. The $3.5 million Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) project was supposed to resume in the spring, but more issues with utilities – the same problem that prevented the project from being done last year – […]

It’s about creating the memories

It’s about creating the memories

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In some ways, the new Avamere Court at Keizer Memory Court facility is a mirror image. The $7.8 million facility, located at 450 Claggett Court N behind St. Edward Catholic Church and looking at the back of McNary High School, is set to open this fall. The Keizertimes was […]

Missing Keizer man found deceased

Missing Keizer man found deceased

The body of missing Keizer man Robert Allen Knupp, 54, was found Wednesday morning, July 9. The Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Keizer Police Department and Marion County District Attorney’s Office, are investigating the manner and cause of death of Knupp, whose body was found […]

Ripp looks forward to her run at city council

Ripp looks forward to her run at city council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Amy Ripp decided to run for a spot on the Keizer City Council, it wasn’t a spur of the moment decision. The younger of the single mom’s two sons, Zachary, is entering his senior year at McNary High School. Older son Ryan is studying political science at Western […]

Chappell running for city council for a second time

Chappell running for city council for a second time

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It doesn’t get much easier for Matt Chappell the second time around. Like he did in 2012, Chappell is once again running for Keizer City Council, this time against Amy Ripp for the seat No. 5 being vacated by Joe Egli. In 2012, Chappell came in third in a […]

Employer offers reward to find missing Keizer man

Employer offers reward to find missing Keizer man

The employer of a Keizer-area man reported missing June 8 is offering a reward of up to $500 for information that helps authorities find him. Robert Allen Knupp, 54, was reported missing to Oregon State Police (OSP) after his vehicle was found unoccupied at the Santiam Rest Area along Interstate 5 south of Salem. Knupp […]

KRP amenities discussed, rated

KRP amenities discussed, rated

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There was a definite difference in participation levels in recent meetings regarding Keizer Rapids Park amenities. On two June nights, there were public hearings at Keizer Civic Center to see what amenities residents would like to see at KRP. The meetings are part of an ongoing series of such […]

Doggone good training

Doggone good training

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The purchase is only part of the process. Before Bruno can hit the streets as the Keizer Police Department’s newest K-9, he has plenty to learn. His human partner, Scott Keniston, is there to teach him. Keniston is assisted by fellow officer Stephen Richardson, whose current partner is K-9 […]

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