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Carjacker caught after taking car from hotel

Carjacker caught after taking car from hotel

A 28-year-old Keizer man was arrested after a carjacking incident Wednesday morning. Shortly before 11 a.m. March 9, Keizer Police Department officers were dispatched to a carjacking incident at the Keizer Quality Suites on Wittenberg Lane. According to a release from the Keizer Police Department, the 51-year-old male victim told police he had been pushed […]

BFit to open this month

BFit to open this month

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Anytime Fitness gym in Schoolhouse Square closed at the end of January. A new gym is set to open soon right next door. A company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday BFit Gym is scheduled to open sometime this month at 5045 River Road North. As mentioned previously in the Keizertimes, […]

Big Town Hero closing Keizer retail location

Big Town Hero closing Keizer retail location

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been a big year so far for Scott White and his family. In January, White won the Merchant of the Year award at the annual Keizer Chamber of Commerce First Citizens Award banquet for his family-run Big Town Hero Keizer location. On Tuesday, White announced he is closing […]

Former councilor Al Miller remembered for baseball ties

Former councilor Al Miller remembered for baseball ties

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Al Miller was a longtime Keizer attorney and served on the Keizer City Council throughout most of the 1990s. He’s most remembered for his baseball connections, however. Miller, known as Big Al, passed away suddenly at his Keizer home on Feb. 16 at the age of 68. A service […]

Sports court at KRP explored

Sports court at KRP explored

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Care for a game of pickleball? While some may not have heard of the racquet sport – a combination of badminton, table tennis and tennis – others in Keizer have. Robert Johnson, Keizer parks supervisor, said a place for a pickleball court is a common request. “We get a […]

New Starbucks coming soon

New Starbucks coming soon

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new Starbucks is coming to River Road in Keizer. Yes, there is already a Starbucks at the corner of River and Chemawa Roads, in Schoolhouse Square. This will take the place of that location. The new location will be at 4943 River Road N, a small strip mall […]

Lights out! No more Christmas parade

Lights out! No more Christmas parade

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Last December marked the 25th year for the Festival of Lights Holiday Parade. Turns out, it also marked the last parade. Cheryl and Bob Mitchell, who have volunteered with the parade for 23 years and been in charge since 1999, announced Monday they are retiring and thus concluding the […]

Miracle of Christmas sets record

Miracle of Christmas sets record

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When it comes to a big event like the Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display held each December in the Gubser neighborhood, there are things that can point to growth. On busy nights the line of vehicles waiting to start the route of Christmas lights can stretch to Lockhaven […]

KPD questioned persons of interest about fatal shooting

KPD questioned persons of interest about fatal shooting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two men arrested in Eugene last week were also questioned about the fatal Keizer Station shooting on Valentine’s Day night, Feb. 14. Jeff Kuhns, deputy chief with the Keizer Police Department, said officers investigating the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Jerrid Goodpaster went to Eugene the night of Feb. 16. […]

Woman blessed by Benny — twice

Woman blessed by Benny — twice

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Is Benny back with his $100 bills? Keizer’s Joni Powers sure is a Benny Believer. On Valentine’s Day, Powers was shopping in the toy aisle at the Keizer Goodwill store with grandson Jackson, 3. Powers takes care of Jackson full-time so his parents can both work. Having not worked herself […]

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