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Ready for the slopes

Ready for the slopes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you’re looking to catch up with Susan Gahlsdorf after Jan. 8, make sure your skis are ready. That’s the day Gahlsdorf officially retires from the city of Keizer after 18 years as Finance Manager. Tim Wood is filling the spot on an interim basis and has expressed interest […]

2015: A year in Keizer sports

2015: A year in Keizer sports

2015 was filled with ups and down for many McNary High School teams, but along the way a few rose to new peaks and a number of individual athletes made waves with top finishes in their sports of choice. Here is a round-up of some of the biggest stories of the year. New turf at […]

Keizer’s top stories of 2015

Keizer’s top stories of 2015

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When a city keeps getting new housing developments, apartments and senior living centers, it may seem logical to assume more core services would follow. Such was not the case in Keizer in 2015. As recently as mid-2012, Keizer had three grocery stores. Then Roth’s closed that year. Albertsons closed […]

Ring in new year with style, laughs

Ring in new year with style, laughs

Time is short for New Year’s Eve plans, but here are a few options for last-minute gatherings to ring in the new year and celebrate 2016 this weekend. • Town & Country Lanes, 3500 River Road N., is hosting a New Year’s Eve party starting at 9:30 p.m.Tickets are $25 and include music, three hours […]

Decorated for the season

Decorated for the season

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you’ve been through the Gubser Miracle of Christmas Lights Display in the last 25 years, odds are you’ve seen the decorations at the Naegeli house. Not to mention the Halloween decorations. And the Valentine’s Day setup. Oh yeah, there’s also the Easter display. Yes, Harlan and Barbara Naegeli […]

Palma Ciea appraisal complicated

Palma Ciea appraisal complicated

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As it turns out, getting an appraisal on Palma Ciea Park isn’t that simple. Earlier this year, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board proposed to see what the value of the park was. The park is on the Willamette River but for the most part isn’t […]

3 bomb threats at Keizer schools

3 bomb threats at Keizer schools

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two bomb threats at two Keizer schools in two days was unusual enough. That makes three such threats in four school days all the more unusual. McNary High School parents received an automated phone message last Thursday, Dec. 10 about a threat found at the school that day. School […]

Keizerite arrested for rape charges

Keizerite arrested for rape charges

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer man was arrested earlier this month in connection with raping three people in the last 15 years, two of whom were minors at the time. Keizer Police Department detectives arrested Nikolay Avdeyev, 52, a Keizer resident on the 1300 block of Angie Way NE, on Dec. 3. […]

Getting a new perspective

Getting a new perspective

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Eric Peterson certainly had preconceived notions in his mind and figured they would be proven right. A few days after 22-year-old Brandon Crist of Keizer – the nephew of Peterson’s longtime significant other – died of a heroin overdose in late September, Peterson heard some of Crist’s friends would […]

Man extradited to Keizer for 2007 case

Man extradited to Keizer for 2007 case

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A man who allegedly took an 11-year-old Keizer girl to Mexico in the spring of 2007 has been extradited to Oregon to face criminal prosecution from the Marion County District Attorney’s office. Raul Xalamihua-Espindola, now 28, was escorted Tuesday by two special agents from the Portland office of the […]

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