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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 […]

Plan coming together for next mural

Plan coming together for next mural

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Have a desire to paint a fire truck on a public mural? Or how about a marching band? Those are two of several images still available for next summer’s second Keizer public mural, which will be going on the north wall at Town & Country Lanes. The wall was […]

City extends Volcano lease

City extends Volcano lease

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Play ball, for a bit longer. After several executive sessions to discuss the matter, members of the Keizer City Council unanimously agreed Monday to extend the ground lease with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. City staff has been working with Jerry Walker, owner and president of the Keizer-based minor league baseball […]

Silver Bells for holiday parade

Silver Bells for holiday parade

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The weather outside might have been frightful this week, but on Saturday night there’s something delightful. It’s the second Saturday of December, which means it’s time for the Festival of Lights Holiday Parade in Keizer. This is a milestone year for the parade, which is pretty strongly hinted at […]

Dieker leaving as chamber leader

Dieker leaving as chamber leader

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It hasn’t happened in a while, but the Keizer Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new executive director. Christine Dieker took over the position in March 1998 and has been in the position since, aside from a few turbulent months in 2003. But that is changing: Dieker submitted […]

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