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Couple needs help after fire

Couple needs help after fire

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Randy Wilson broke the promise he made on his wife Debbie’s birthday. Randy often tells his wife to hurry up or move faster. The day before her June 20 birthday, Debbie mentioned her birthday wish: for Randy to not tell her once on her birthday to hurry up. Randy […]

Housing taking off in Keizer

Housing taking off in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes At a budget meeting in April, concerns were expressed about projected housing starts. As it turns out, there was no need for such concerns. Several new projects are either done or in the works for multi-family housing units, including an expansion of the Hawks Pointe Apartments and a couple […]

History aplenty at Civil War reenactment

History aplenty at Civil War reenactment

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Don Benson was one of the Civil War reenactors last weekend at Willamette Mission State Park north of Keizer. But you could say he was reenacting family history. For the 25th time, the Northwest Civil War Council had its Civil War reenactment on the 4th of July weekend. Nearly […]

Civil War reenactor dies

Civil War reenactor dies

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Northwest Civil War Council held its milestone 25th anniversary Civil War reenactment this past weekend at Willamette Mission State Park just north of Keizer. Unfortunately, a sad milestone was also marked. Scott Ingalls, event organizer, confirmed Tammy Stillwell, a reenactor from Washington who was riding her horse Maxx […]

‘He will be missed’

‘He will be missed’

1924 – 2015

Verboort’s mom gives thanks

Verboort’s mom gives thanks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Kathy Verboort continues to be blown away by the love being shown to her son. Son Austin, 16, was critically injured in a two-vehicle accident May 22. Austin’s Jeep Wrangler crumpled after being hit on the driver’s side, leaving the McNary High School junior in a coma. Immediately family, […]

Looking for heat relief?

Looking for heat relief?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking to beat the heat during this ongoing heat wave? Head over to Salem. Jeff Cowan, chief at Keizer Fire District, referred to a press release from the City of Salem when asked about what Keizerites can do to stay cooler in the hot weather. Forecasts call for highs […]

Porter’s to become Full Monty’s in July

Porter’s to become Full Monty’s in July

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Porter’s Pub is changing hands – not to mention names and style – again. The longtime bar is expected to reopen late next month as Full Monty’s Bistro. There will be a public hearing on a liquor license application for the new business at the July 6 Keizer City […]

Mural timeline still undecided

Mural timeline still undecided

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For months, this summer or early fall has been targeted as the time for Keizer’s second public mural to be done. That could be changing, though it’s not certain yet. Lore Christopher and Jill Hagen, both members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC), announced plans in February to […]

Splash Fountain hours (kinda) set

Splash Fountain hours (kinda) set

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hoping to use Keizer’s Splash Fountain on Mondays and Tuesdays? Better hope for extreme heat. Next week might just qualify. A heat wave is expected to hit Keizer this weekend, with highs forecasted to be in the 90s through next week. That includes upper 90s on Monday and Tuesday. […]

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