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Gahlsdorf stepping down after 18 years

Gahlsdorf stepping down after 18 years

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shortly after the new year starts, Susan Gahlsdorf will finish her transition plan. Gahlsdorf, Keizer’s Finance Director for the last 18 years, confirmed to the Keizertimes this week she is retiring. “I am leaving after 18 years with the city,” Gahlsdorf said on Tuesday. “January 8 will be my […]

Keizerites push for WinCo

Keizerites push for WinCo

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ever since word came out during the summer about the Keizer Haggen closing, the question has been what grocery store chain could come to town? Speculation and interest ramped up even more when the Haggen – formerly an Albertsons – closed in late September. With Safeway the only grocery […]

Parks district in Keizer’s future?

Parks district in Keizer’s future?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An old topic was brought up again Tuesday. Through much of 2013, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board discussed various ways of securing more funding for Keizer parks. At the end of the year, then-mayor Lore Christopher splashed cold water on the idea and implored Parks […]

‘She did not want to die’

‘She did not want to die’

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If need be, Sue doesn’t mind being blunt when it comes to drugs. “If you gave people a loaded gun and told them to put it to their head, they wouldn’t do it,” Sue said. “But that’s what they do with heroin. It’s the same thing.” Unfortunately, Sue has […]

Holland looking for help for concert

Holland looking for help for concert

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Despite a setback Monday evening, Clint Holland is still moving forward with plans for a Dec. 13 Christmas concert at Keizer Civic Center. His request to the Keizer City Council for a waiver in use fees for city hall was denied by a 6-1 vote on Monday, so his […]

‘They won’t change on their own’

‘They won’t change on their own’

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sometimes it starts with the prescription painkiller. Sometimes it is youth wanting to experiment. Sometimes it is curiosity about the old bottle sitting in the medical cabinet. Sgt. Bob Trump and Officer James Young with the Keizer Police Department’s Community Response Unit (CRU) know there are various ways people […]

Olys take 21-14 win

Olys take 21-14 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Sprague High School varsity football team dominated possession time in their game with the McNary High School Celtics to take a 21-14 win Friday, Oct. 30. The Olys ran up a 14-point early in the match-up and held on as the clock wound down to take the […]

Shopping cart ordinance passed

Shopping cart ordinance passed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A more business-friendly shopping cart ordinance has been approved by the Keizer City Council. The issue of complaints related to shopping carts being left in neighborhoods was brought up in September, but councilor Brandon Smith objected to some of the requirements as proposed. Based on the feedback, councilor Marlene […]

Transit measure fails; KFD levy approved

Transit measure fails; KFD levy approved

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Yes to fire trucks, no to more bus service. Area voters rejected the Salem-Keizer Transit District’s Measure 24-388 on Tuesday, which called for a 0.21 percent payroll tax to bring in approximately $5 million in new funding. Initial results released Tuesday night by the Marion County Clerk’s Office showed […]

Time to walk with a Keizer firefighter

Time to walk with a Keizer firefighter

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First there was Shop with a Cop. Now there’s Walk with a Firefighter. Walk with a Firefighter starts Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at Panera Bread, located at 6110 Keizer Station Boulevard in Keizer Station. The walk is a partnership between the Keizer Fire District and Just Walk […]

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