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Housing update at GGNA meeting

Housing update at GGNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The state of the housing market depends on your perspective. Dana Burk, a principal broker and certified residential specialist with John L. Scott in Salem, gave a real estate update at the most recent Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA) meeting. “One of the biggest questions I get every day […]

Another tour of Keizer coming?

Another tour of Keizer coming?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Is Keizer looking to become the tour town? For years, Keizer City Councilors have gone on an annual Parks Tour. Recently the idea was brought forward to have members of the new Keizer Economic Development Commission go on an annual bus tour of Keizer, looking at vacant buildings. Now […]

Keizer couple arrested on sex abuse charges

Keizer couple arrested on sex abuse charges

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer couple has been arrested for an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor. Casey Wenger, 33, and his wife, 31-year-old Rosa Wenger, were both arrested Thursday, March 20. In addition to holding state jobs, both were also volunteers with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team. […]

Hotel to pull into the station

Hotel to pull into the station

    By CRAIG MURPHY/Of the Keizertimes For years there have been signs in Keizer Station pointing out a hotel. The problem has been the lack of a hotel in the shopping area. It appears that is likely to change. Two developers, both of whom have a long history with Keizer Station dating back to […]

Sunday Market a no-go

Sunday Market a no-go

        By CRAIG MURPHY/Of the Keizertimes There was a new location and the funding was in place. But there wasn’t the vendor interest to try a second year of the Keizer Sunday Market. As such, the farmers market will not be happening in 2014. Salem Saturday Market officials started the Keizer market […]

Training room redux nearing completion

Training room redux nearing completion

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For Rhonda Brattain, the process Friday, Feb. 28, served as a perfect microcosm. Brattain is president of the McNary High School Athletic Booster Club (ABC), which was started during the 2011-12 school year in an effort to get more funding for athletics at MHS. Things have been bumpy, including […]

Gunman on the loose after armed robbery

Gunman on the loose after armed robbery

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A suspect in an armed robbery at the former Roth’s building early Tuesday afternoon escaped. Deputy Chief Jeff Kuhns with the Keizer Police Department said his department received a call around 12:30 p.m. March 18 about an armed robbery inside the former Roth’s building, located in Schoolhouse Square at […]

Election races filling up

Election races filling up

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The race is still in the early stages, but some things are starting to shape up. This fall, Keizer will elect a new mayor. Lore Christopher has held that position since being elected in 2000 but is hanging up her hat. Keizer City Councilor Cathy Clark is thus far […]

Medical marijuana resolution clarified

Medical marijuana resolution clarified

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Wait, what was that you said? And no, the haze had nothing to do with the subject matter. Instead, it was the question city staff had March 4, about decisions made by councilors the night before at the Keizer City Council meeting regarding medical marijuana facilities. A motion to […]

Parks board funding varies

Parks board funding varies

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There was $20,000 to start. That figure was cut to $10,000, causing some disappointment Tuesday night. By the end, the figure had risen to $33,000 so all was good again. Last month, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board discussed what to do with the approximately $20,000 […]

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