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Parks Board talks budget

Parks Board talks budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The recent spring-like weather is a reminder things are picking up in Keizer’s parks department. Another reminder about things picking up: it’s budget season at Keizer City Hall, meaning discussions of priorities for parks, as well as other departments. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, reminded members of […]

Big check for Marion-Polk Food Share at GGNA meeting [with Video]

Big check for Marion-Polk Food Share at GGNA meeting [with Video]

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The check was so big, Rick Gaupo needed help holding it. Fortunately for the president and CEO of Marion-Polk Food Share, he had several hands. Gaupo was at the Feb. 19 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting to accept a check for money raised during December’s Keizer Miracle of Christmas […]

Can you spare a mural?

Can you spare a mural?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Town and Country Lanes already has the coolest looking sidewalk in town. So hey, why not have a large mural painted on the long north wall? That’s what is expected to happen this summer, as longtime owner Don Lebold gave his blessings to a plan proposed by former mayor […]

Councilors set short-term, long-term goals in session

Councilors set short-term, long-term goals in session

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors can see where they are going. Councilors spent their work session on Feb. 9 fine tuning goals they hope to accomplish in the next two years, as well as long-term goals. The work session built upon goals talked about in a similar meeting back in December. […]

Clem not prepared for the President’s Award

Clem not prepared for the President’s Award

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Having recently stepped down from public office, Dan Clem figured there was no reason to dress up for the Keizer First Citizen Awards Banquet on Jan. 31. Besides, the former Salem City Councilor didn’t anticipate winning anything so a sweater, jeans and tennis shoes seemed to be safe enough. […]

Egli continues tradition as Keizer’s Merchant of Year

Egli continues tradition as  Keizer’s Merchant of Year

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It only looked like Joe Egli was practicing scenes from “Rocky.” In reality, Egli was just a tad nervous while delivering a short speech Jan. 31 after being named 2014 Merchant of the Year at the Keizer First Citizen and Awards Banquet. Shortly after his name was called by […]

Keizer Florist set to reopen March 2

Keizer Florist set to reopen March 2

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Car after car pulled into the parking lot of the flower shop both Feb. 13 and 14, with regular customers getting out to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day. Except there were no flowers to be bought at Keizer Florist. Lisa Vasquez and her husband Rich bought the business from […]

Jazzed up for change

Jazzed up for change

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes You can tell Jim Nardi and Paul Elliott have worked in a music store a long time. How? In normal conversations, music-related words just pop up, with no puns intended. For example, here is Nardi talking about Elliott’s impact on Uptown Music over the years. “He’s been instrumental to […]

Final approval given for Area C development plan

Final approval given for Area C development plan

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The ending was somewhat anti-climatic. For years a war of words surrounded development in Area C of Keizer Station. By the time the Keizer City Council gave final approval Tuesday of plans calling for 180 apartments and a 154-unit retirement community, only a handful of people were in the […]

Cheaper surface means Big Toy budget trimmed

Cheaper surface means Big Toy budget trimmed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Expenses for the Big Toy have been chopped by a quarter. A motion was approved at the Feb. 10 Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting to hold off on getting a top-line surface for the play structure at Keizer Rapids Park. A similar motion was approved the week […]

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