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Auvinen new football coach

Auvinen new football coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At a team meeting Monday, March 2, Jeff Auvinen was announced as the Celtic football program’s new head coach. Auvinen, 48, has taught at McNary High School for 25 years and coached at some level in many sports for 23 of them. In football, Auvinen has served as […]

WKNA annual report presented

WKNA annual report presented

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a busy 2014 for the West Keizer Neighborhood Association. WKNA president Rhonda Rich gave an annual report to the Keizer City Council on Feb. 17 and touched on some highlights from her eight-page report. “We supported Urban Growth Boundary expansion and new land at Keizer Rapids Park, […]

KPIC’s flood of information

KPIC’s flood of information

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Soon, members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee should be able to tell you all about historic floods in Keizer. KPIC members have been working on a kiosk for Keizer Rapids Park detailing some of the biggest floods of the Willamette River in the Keizer area. Discussion continued […]

Parks Board talks budget

Parks Board talks budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The recent spring-like weather is a reminder things are picking up in Keizer’s parks department. Another reminder about things picking up: it’s budget season at Keizer City Hall, meaning discussions of priorities for parks, as well as other departments. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, reminded members of […]

Big check for Marion-Polk Food Share at GGNA meeting [with Video]

Big check for Marion-Polk Food Share at GGNA meeting [with Video]

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The check was so big, Rick Gaupo needed help holding it. Fortunately for the president and CEO of Marion-Polk Food Share, he had several hands. Gaupo was at the Feb. 19 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting to accept a check for money raised during December’s Keizer Miracle of Christmas […]

Can you spare a mural?

Can you spare a mural?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Town and Country Lanes already has the coolest looking sidewalk in town. So hey, why not have a large mural painted on the long north wall? That’s what is expected to happen this summer, as longtime owner Don Lebold gave his blessings to a plan proposed by former mayor […]

Councilors set short-term, long-term goals in session

Councilors set short-term, long-term goals in session

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors can see where they are going. Councilors spent their work session on Feb. 9 fine tuning goals they hope to accomplish in the next two years, as well as long-term goals. The work session built upon goals talked about in a similar meeting back in December. […]

Clem not prepared for the President’s Award

Clem not prepared for the President’s Award

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Having recently stepped down from public office, Dan Clem figured there was no reason to dress up for the Keizer First Citizen Awards Banquet on Jan. 31. Besides, the former Salem City Councilor didn’t anticipate winning anything so a sweater, jeans and tennis shoes seemed to be safe enough. […]

Egli continues tradition as Keizer’s Merchant of Year

Egli continues tradition as  Keizer’s Merchant of Year

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It only looked like Joe Egli was practicing scenes from “Rocky.” In reality, Egli was just a tad nervous while delivering a short speech Jan. 31 after being named 2014 Merchant of the Year at the Keizer First Citizen and Awards Banquet. Shortly after his name was called by […]

Keizer Florist set to reopen March 2

Keizer Florist set to reopen March 2

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Car after car pulled into the parking lot of the flower shop both Feb. 13 and 14, with regular customers getting out to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day. Except there were no flowers to be bought at Keizer Florist. Lisa Vasquez and her husband Rich bought the business from […]

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