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Council moves forward on medical marijuana issue

Council moves forward on medical marijuana issue

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some Keizer City Councilors feel the medical marijuana discussion is being dragged out too long. Other councilors feel the city is rushing into decisions that don’t – or shouldn’t – need to be made yet. For the second meeting in a row Monday, those wanting to move forward won […]

The Big Toy castle?

The Big Toy castle?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If Rick Day has his way, the Big Toy play structure will get an extreme makeover before it’s even built. Day, owner of Advantage Precast in Keizer, talked about his proposal for the project during the Sept. 3 Community Build Task Force meeting. The play structure, originally scheduled to […]

ServeFest returns Sunday

ServeFest returns Sunday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you are looking to go to a regular church service this Sunday, Lakepoint Community Church at the Keizer Civic Center isn’t the place to go. If you want to see a church in action, however, the civic center is the perfect place to go. For the sixth time, […]

Johnson’s family, Keizer Police relieved by outcome

Johnson’s family, Keizer Police relieved by outcome

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – Shortly after the verdict was read, Jean Ausborn bowed her head. “Thank you Jesus. Thank you Jesus,” she sobbed quietly as the tears flowed. For more than 10 years, Ausborn had been waiting for this day. It finally came at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when Marion County Circuit […]

Guilty on second try

Guilty on second try

Victor Smith found guilty of murdering Phillip Johnson

Med marijuana permit process tuned

Med marijuana permit process tuned

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors continue to fine tune a permit process for medical marijuana facilities in city limits. City Attorney Shannon Johnson explained an ordinance with the latest updates during the Sept. 2 council meeting. The issue has been a regular topic in Keizer and other cities around Oregon this […]

Victor Smith found guilty of murder

Victor Smith found guilty of murder

By Craig Murphy Of the Keizertimes More than 10 years later, there is finally resolution in Keizer’s oldest unsolved murder. A Marion County Circuit Court jury found Victor David Smith guilty of murder with a firearm in the July 1, 2004 shooting of Keizer’s Phillip Johnson outside Johnson’s apartment. Following closing arguments Tuesday morning, the […]

Candidates meet at forum

Candidates meet at forum

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Five people are running for four spots on the Keizer City Council in November. The five candidates were all present Tuesday for the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum luncheon at the Keizer Quality Suites and Conference Center (the former Renaissance Inn). Current councilor Cathy Clark is the only […]

City, KPD battle transient camps at Wallace House

City, KPD battle transient camps at Wallace House

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Typically, homeless camps are not an issue in Keizer. Recently, however, such an issue arose at Wallace House Park, off Rivercrest Drive at the south end of town. Officers with the Keizer Police Department got several complaints about transients camping in the park last month. Lt. Andrew Copeland led […]

Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new, simple approach is being utilized to cut down on incidents with McNary High School students causing issues on Sandy Drive. The issue, which has been ongoing for years, flared up again last spring as neighbors complained students were loitering in their neighborhood starting around 6:30 a.m. on […]

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