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Mr. Video owner worried about future

Mr. Video owner worried about future

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Terry Ricker doesn’t want to be frozen out of options. Ricker, owner of Mr. Video and LimeBerry Frozen Yogurt at 5003 River Road North in the Schoolhouse Square Shopping Center along with wife Lana, fears his time might be limited in his current location. Ricker moved his video store […]

Displaced by Starbucks

Displaced by Starbucks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With Starbucks moving to a new River Road location, several current businesses are being impacted. As previously mentioned in the Keizertimes, plans call for an existing strip mall at 4943 River Road North to be torn down and replaced by a new Starbucks Coffee with a drive-through. That means […]

Chainsaw artist talks to KPAC

Chainsaw artist talks to KPAC

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Is David Hillesland the Tree Whisperer? Last month the chainsaw artist from Lyons was driving past the Keizer Civic Center when he saw the two bare trees, which are scheduled to be decorated as story poles next year as envisioned by members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission. “Those […]

New regulations discussed at luncheon

New regulations discussed at luncheon

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Stand together, be creative and brace for more. Those were three of the main messages shared during last week’s Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon forum, which was focused on surviving government mandates. The timing wasn’t surprising, given recent action by the Oregon Legislature to increase the minimum wage in […]

Koho returns to council

Koho returns to council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There weren’t a whole lot of people at Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. Councilor Amy Ryan and youth councilor Siri Scales were absent, while Brandon Smith’s former seat is still vacant. City attorney Shannon Johnson and Public Works director Bill Lawyer were absent, as was police chief John Teague. […]

McNary relay team hits world stage in PDX

McNary relay team hits world stage in PDX

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The track and field season is barely underway, but the McNary High School boys 4×400 relay started things off in a big way. The team – comprised of seniors Anthony Nguyen and Austin Brown, junior Brendan Van Voorhis and sophomore Levi Timmons – took part in an exhibition […]

Changes aplenty for Monster Cookie Ride

Changes aplenty for Monster Cookie Ride

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sometimes big anniversaries are the perfect time to introduce changes. Such is the case with the Monster Cookie Metric Century Bicycle Ride, the premier spring event for the Salem Bicycle Club. The 40th anniversary event is coming up April 24, starting at the state Capitol Mall in Salem, to […]

Arrest made following Monday shooting

Arrest made following Monday shooting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A 31-year-old male has been arrested in connection with Monday afternoon’s shooting in the Keizer Bi-Mart parking lot. Jeff Kuhns, deputy chief with the Keizer Police Department, announced Tuesday morning Kyle Erik Madrid had been arrested for the shooting of Randall Lynn Anderson, 59. The shooting happened shortly after […]

Roundabout on track for June start at Chemawa and Verda

Roundabout on track for June start at Chemawa and Verda

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Construction is still on schedule to start in June for the new roundabout at Chemawa Road and Verda Lane. The Oregon Department of Transportation project, with a total cost of approximately $1.8 million, should be open sometime in September. “Construction is expected to start in early- to mid-June,” said […]

Shooting at Bi-Mart Monday afternoon

Shooting at Bi-Mart Monday afternoon

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One person was taken to Salem Hospital Monday afternoon after a shooting in the Keizer Bi-Mart parking lot. Police scanner traffic indicated a suspect was seen running northbound from the scene on River Road. Jeff Kuhns, deputy chief with the Keizer Police Department, was on scene at JC’s Pizzaria […]

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