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This camp will be a Blast

This camp will be a Blast

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Lt. Andrew Copeland with the Keizer Police Department was figuring he would have to really promote Blast Camp. Copeland had plans for promoting the June 17 to 20 event aimed at boys and girls going into grades 3 to 8. “We anticipated probably 50 kids,” he said. “Now we’re […]

Cyclocross proposed for KRP

Cyclocross proposed for KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For the second time in less than a year, the idea of bicycle racing at Keizer Rapids Park has been brought up. Like a proposed BMX track – an idea which hasn’t been publicly discussed since – proposed last summer, Tuesday’s idea of a cyclocross track was brought up […]

State’s WWII Memorial is dedicated on D-Day

State’s WWII Memorial is dedicated on D-Day

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – The beauty of the day contrasted vividly with the somberness. Last Friday, June 6, the new Oregon World War II Memorial at Willson Park was dedicated, in the foreground of the state capitol building. It was estimated more than 250 World War II veterans were among the […]

Grant for Big Toy denied

Grant for Big Toy denied

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Early on, one key grant was the target for the Big Toy play structure project at Keizer Rapids Park. On Thursday, city leaders learned their $150,000 application to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s Local Government Grant program was denied. Nate Brown, the director of Community Development for […]

Having a cow? Nah, saving them

Having a cow? Nah, saving them

Proposal would rezone land with cows and make way for apartments

They’ve got the Write stuff

They’ve got the Write stuff

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Amanda Warner was pretty giddy. So was her mom, Michelle. The hard part was figuring out who was more excited. Amanda, a senior at McNary High School, was with fellow The Write Club members May 29 when they opened the box containing hardback copies of the book The Paperside […]

A shared goal: shed the pounds

A shared goal: shed the pounds

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Charlee Tyler and Doreen Jaramillo knew each other in elementary school, but weren’t friends. Now they are friends with a common bond: working out and losing weight. Combined, the two ladies have lost more than 200 pounds in the last couple of years. They both figure to keep going. […]

GGNA kicks off series of KRP meetings

GGNA kicks off series of KRP meetings

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A small gathering at last month’s Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting kicked off an extended public outreach process. As mentioned recently in the Keizertimes, Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members last month approved a timeline calling for a series of pubic hearings in conjunction with amending the Keizer […]

Brinks robber indicted

Brinks robber indicted

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer man has been arrested for an attempted robbery back in March. Jeff Kuhns, deputy police chief with the Keizer Police Department, said on Wednesday 28-year-old Anthony Samuel White was indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury on 14 criminal charges, with 13 of those being felonies and […]

Delaney Madison Grill to open this summer

Delaney Madison Grill to open this summer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Jim Marshall’s original plan wasn’t to use the middle names of two of his five daughters for his new restaurant. It just worked out that Delaney Madison Grill sounded like a good name. So what did Jennifer, Stephanie and Ashley think of the name honoring younger sisters Hallie Madison […]

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