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Budget coming to council Monday

Budget coming to council Monday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On Monday, members of the Keizer City Council are expected to vote on the Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget. The $38 million budget was combed over in three meetings earlier this month by the 14-member Keizer Budget Committee, which includes the six city councilors plus mayor Cathy Clark. In addition […]

MHS student in coma after crash

MHS student in coma after crash

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A McNary High School student remained in critical condition this week following a savage crash just after school was released for Memorial Day weekend last Friday, May 22. The two-vehicle crash happened just after 2:30 p.m. on Lockhaven Drive North, near McClure Street North and involved three MHS juniors, […]

City website getting closer

City website getting closer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The City of Keizer’s new website will be much less cumbersome and better looking. The only question is the same one that’s dogged the project from the start: when will the site go live? Keizer City Councilors approved spending $15,800 on a new site last May. Evo Gov is […]

Amphitheater patio okayed

Amphitheater patio okayed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Last month, Jerry Nuttbrock’s proposal to build a patio at the Keizer Rapids Park amphitheater wasn’t approved, in part, because he was asking for too much. This month, Nuttbrock brought his revised plan with more exact cost estimates back to the Keizer Park and Recreation Advisory Board. This time, […]

Cow pasture issue to come up again

Cow pasture issue to come up again

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In some form, the proposal for new apartments at Keizer’s “cow pasture” will come back before the Keizer City Council. The question is when and which proposal. In a vote that surprised many, councilors denied a proposal from developer Mark Grenz last fall to build 120 new apartments at […]

Election winners talk about victories

Election winners talk about victories

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Now the real work begins. The results from Tuesday’s election are in, meaning the winners can now focus on the task of serving. Among the four contested races involving Keizerites, only one winner is currently serving in the race being campaigned for. Chet Patterson, one of Keizer’s founding fathers, […]

Patterson, Hart, Lee, Busch winning races

Patterson, Hart, Lee, Busch winning races

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The old guard is winning. Initial results from Tuesday’s election had some familiar names winning key races with Keizer connections. Chet Patterson, one of Keizer’s founding fathers, was handily defeating James Mulhern in the race for Keizer Fire District Board of Directors Position 3. Early results showed Patterson with […]

Council OKs veterinarian zone change

Council OKs veterinarian zone change

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A veterinarian’s plan to move to a bigger building in Keizer has the blessing of the Keizer City Council. Dr. Leanne West Eggert, owner of Creekside Veterinary Clinic at 5456 River Road North, requested a change in city zoning codes late last year to allow her and husband/practice manager […]

Brief lockdown at MHS Monday morning

Brief lockdown at MHS Monday morning

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes McNary High School was under a brief Level 1 lockdown Monday morning, May 18. The school went into lockdown at about 10:30 a.m. but the lockdown was lifted in less than 20 minutes. “It was some sort of police event,” MHS principal Erik Jespersen said. “Our school resource officer […]

Fondness for Sweet Pea

Fondness for Sweet Pea

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s Jim Woodry has fixed up a car with high sentimental value. Again. Two years ago Woodry and son Eddy restored a 1967 Pontiac GTO – nicknamed Screamer – that had been in the family since new. The GTO won an award at the Portland Roadster Show and was […]

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