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Plan could save up to six figures

Plan could save up to six figures

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes A plan to continue using underground injection control (UIC) systems to treat stormwater will save hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in the future, city officials hope. The City of Keizer entered into a sole-source contract with GSI Water Solutions Inc. to develop a plan that will […]

Little League field agreement could boost city funding

Little League field agreement could boost city funding

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes The City of Keizer may take on additional maintenance at Keizer Little League Park as part of a proposed agreement between the city and two youth sports groups with a serious stake in the facility. Keizer Youth Sports Association and Keizer Little League would jointly operate the park, while […]

New florist fulfills lifelong dream

New florist fulfills lifelong dream

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Something fresh is in the air at Keizer Florist, and it’s not just the mums, the roses and the baby’s breath. Its on-site cafe now opens at 6 a.m. daily serving fresh coffee and lattes to go with fresh-baked cookies and brownies. And its showroom has been refreshed to […]

Fire strikes apartment in east Keizer

Fire strikes apartment in east Keizer

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes  A woman and her baby escaped a fire that officials believe started in a bedroom of a four-plex on Meadowbrook Court NE. Keizer Fire personnel arrived on the call after dispatch at about 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 26 to 4276 Meadowbrook Court NE. The resident, Brittany Johnson, was in […]

Christopher enjoys cash advantage in mayor’s race

Christopher enjoys cash advantage in mayor’s race

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes At least on paper, Mayor Lore Christopher holds a significant cash advantage over opponent and city councilor David McKane in the city’s first contested mayoral election in a decade. According to state records, Christopher has raised $5,450 as of Tuesday and spent $3,135 in her bid for a seventh […]

MHS alum spreads love of reading in Nicaragua

MHS alum spreads love of reading in Nicaragua

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes A young Keizer woman is using American newspapers and magazines to instill a love and habit of reading for children in Nicaragua. Megan McCann has been in the country for just more than two years, departing from Keizer in August 2010. is completing her master’s at Gonzaga University in […]

No good with a cue? They’ll teach you

No good with a cue? They’ll teach you

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes You might have guessed that the man who started Kolby’s Restaurant, Bar and Billiards is pretty serious about pool tables. What you might not have guessed is that beginners are not only welcomed, but encouraged to come sign up for league play via the American Pool Association. Cameron “Corky” […]

Celts plan to run the field in contest with Royal Scots

Celts plan to run the field in contest with Royal Scots

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team squares off with McKay High School Friday, Oct. 19, at McKay. However, for Celtic players and coaches, they plan on the game being all about them. “We’re going to take it to them, run the ball hard and bring down their […]

Chamber forum offers insight on ballot measures

Chamber forum offers insight on ballot measures

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Measures affecting Oregon’s economy and business community were the star of the show at a KeizerVotes forum held by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce last week at lunchtime. The chamber took on Measures 79, 82, 84 and 85 – all of which could potentially affect members. Representatives for and […]

Sides pays back bond debt; leaves worthless lot for city

Sides pays back bond debt; leaves worthless lot for city

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Two prime parcels at Keizer Station set to be auctioned to the highest bidder to cover costs associated with an anticipated bond default won’t be placed on the block after all. City officials announced late Monday afternoon that Chuck Sides paid a total of $627,009.25 to make current payments […]

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