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5 years for Keizer man after following teens

5 years for Keizer man after following teens

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer man will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to 10 counts of encouraging sex abuse stemming from an arrest in May. Trevor Phillip Highsmith, of Keizer, was arrested after a Claggett Creek Middle School student noticed him following her and taking photos or video […]

A comic book wedding…

A comic book wedding…

Couple ties the knot in Keizer comic store

Reid defeats Barker

Reid defeats Barker

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The election counts are finally complete and McNary High School teacher Laura Reid will be Keizer’s next city councilor. According to the final cumulative totals, Reid edged out Allen Barker by 109 votes, 50.44 percent to 49.56 percent. Nearly 12,400 votes were cast for the two candidates in […]

Keizer church hosts OSP outreach

Keizer church hosts OSP outreach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Oregon State Trooper Cristian Cuevas was only called in to meet with his high school counselor once, and it remains something of a sore point. “They only wanted to ask me why I wasn’t picking up my free bus passes,” said Cuevas at Inglesia Luz Del Valle Church […]

City recognized for bicycle friendliness

City recognized for bicycle friendliness

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer has earned an honorable mention as a bicycle-friendly city from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). It was announced last week in Washington, D.C., that Keizer joined 33 other communities throughout the nation in the honorable mention category of recognition. Platinum, gold, silver and bronze designations are […]

Mecha-cow proposal meets resistance

Mecha-cow proposal meets resistance

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer roundabout opened just three months ago but the Keizer Public Arts Commission is already trying to figure out what to put in the center of it. Commissioners discussed the potential of the space and even one proposal from a Keizer sculptor with a piece along the […]

Council denies Keizer Chamber request for parade fee waivers

Council denies Keizer Chamber request for parade fee waivers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer Chamber of Commerce request that city officials waive fees and other costs associated with the Holiday Lights Parade was snuffed out at the Keizer City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 21. The Keizer Chamber requested waivers for fees totaling $5,805 related to police staffing, public works costs […]

Planning commission backs UGB expansion

Planning commission backs UGB expansion

Approval would pave way for third bridge

Garden, KLL fields get parks grants

Garden, KLL fields get parks grants

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Parks Advisory Board considered and unanimously approved two matching grant applications at its meeting Tuesday Nov. 8. First up were Peggy and Jerry Moore, garden coordinators at Rickman Community Garden near Chalmers Jones Park behind the Keizer Civic Center The Moores, working with the Marion-Polk Food […]

Parade plans come into sharper focus

Parade plans come into sharper focus

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a little over a week before the cut-off date, the Keizer Holiday Lights Parade is ahead of where its predecessor was at this time last year. “Right now, we have more than 30 entries and there were only 28 in the parade last year,” said Danielle Bethell, […]

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