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U.S. Bank robbed Friday morning

U.S. Bank robbed Friday morning

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A robber got away after taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the Keizer U.S. Bank on Friday morning, Jan. 2. Shortly before 11:15 a.m., officers with the Keizer Police Department were called to the bank, located at 5110 River Road N, about a robbery that had just occurred. […]

Gone fishin’: Taylor set to leave council (with VIDEO)

Gone fishin’: Taylor set to leave council (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you want to know why Jim Taylor has served on the Keizer City Council for 12 years – and the Parks Board for 10 years before that – you have to hit the rewind button. Taylor, 67, has lived in Keizer his entire life. He was active in […]

The Christopher Era (with VIDEO)

The Christopher Era (with VIDEO)

She was a mother of two and frustrated about the state of her city’s parks for her children to play in. Lore Christopher looked around and saw no one doing what she thought should be done for Keizer and its families. She was involved with Keizer Little League and spent almost 10 years on the […]

Year in review 2014: Political shakeup, drugs and a Big Delay

Year in review 2014: Political shakeup, drugs and a Big Delay

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There was a change in Keizer’s political landscape in 2014, but so much more. Before the year even started, big news items from late 2013 already were having an impact. As the year progressed, more issues kept coming up. Below is a brief summary of the top 10 Keizer […]

Meet the new mayor (with VIDEO)

Meet the new mayor (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On Jan. 5, Cathy Clark takes over as Keizer’s new mayor. Clark is a longtime educator and a lifetime learner who is always eager to learn something new. Those who know basics about Clark or have watched her serve for the last eight years on the Keizer City Council […]

Albertsons to become Haggen store in Keizer

Albertsons to become Haggen store in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Pretty soon Keizer will no longer have an Albertsons. That’s because the grocery store located at 5450 River Road N will become a Haggen sometime in 2015. Haggen Food and Grocery was started in Washington in 1933 and currently has 18 locations. Florida-based Comvest Partners purchased a majority stake […]

Progress in KYSA, KLL talks

Progress in KYSA, KLL talks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Youth Sports Association (KYSA) and Keizer Little League (KLL) are still two entities. However, signs point to a renewed effort to merge the two youth sports groups. One such sign: the two groups won’t both be offering softball programs in 2015; only KLL will be doing so. “We […]

No farewell speeches yet for mayor, council president

No farewell speeches yet for mayor, council president

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mayor Lore Christopher declined the opportunity to give a speech. That didn’t stop others from giving speeches about her, however. Christopher presided over her last Keizer City Council meeting on Monday evening. The next time the council meets, on Jan. 5, she will open the meeting but soon turn […]

Youth is being served (and serving) in Keizer

Youth is being served (and serving) in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Having a youth councilor on the Keizer City Council isn’t a new thing. This school year, that role is being filled by McNary High School senior Ryan Edsall. For the first time, however, there are two youth involved, as Jeremy Darst is serving as the youth liaison to the […]

Keizer family hunting a different kind of treasure this weekend

Keizer family hunting a different kind of treasure this weekend

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s not unusual for families to spend the weekend before Christmas looking for treasures. Usually the treasures are gifts to give at Christmas time. The Hedberg family, however, will be looking for a different sort of treasure. Erica Hedberg joined the Keizer Points of Interest Committee in October, a […]

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