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Bethell named Chamber director

Bethell named Chamber director

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The way Danielle Bethell sees it, her new job isn’t new. Bethell was named executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. She starts her new position on April 18, taking the place of Christine Dieker, who announced her retirement back in December. Dieker will help her […]

More changes at Schoolhouse Square

More changes at Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It has already been quite the busy year at Schoolhouse Square. Since Darren Bloch and his Bloch Properties company closed on a deal to purchase the shopping center in December, change has been happening at a rapid pace. The new B Fit gym opened in the former Office Depot […]

Bi-Mart shooting suspect pleads guilty

Bi-Mart shooting suspect pleads guilty

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – Kyle Erik Madrid, 31, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to two charges in relation to the March 21 shooting of Randall Lynn Anderson in the Keizer Bi-Mart parking lot. Madrid pleaded guilty to first degree assault and unlawful use of weapon charges in front of Marion County Circuit […]

Anderson selected to fill council seat

Anderson selected to fill council seat

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some decisions are easier than others for the Keizer City Council. One example came Monday night when it came to selecting a candidate to fill the vacancy created by Brandon Smith’s resignation in February. Smith moved to Salem in March, but was present for Monday’s special council session and […]

Man with ammo arrested after city hall episode

Man with ammo arrested after city hall episode

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A man who was asked to leave city hall last Friday morning was arrested a short time later – after staring at city employees from across the street. Jeffrey Ned Alverson, 46, was arrested on two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of restraining order violation. Sgt. Andrew […]

Suspect, victim both had criminal history

Suspect, victim both had criminal history

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Both the victim and suspect in last week’s shooting at the Keizer Bi-Mart were familiar to law enforcement. Kyle Erik Madrid, a 31-year-old transient with previous Salem and Keizer addresses, was arrested shortly after fleeing the shooting scene on March 21. Randall Lynn Anderson of Salem, 59, was quickly […]

Call for action for the homeless

Call for action for the homeless

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A full house of about 100 people was on hand Tuesday for the second meeting of the Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative task force. Due to the Salem Public Library meeting room being overcrowded for the first meeting in February, all subsequent meetings are being held in council chambers at Keizer […]

Mr. Video owner worried about future

Mr. Video owner worried about future

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Terry Ricker doesn’t want to be frozen out of options. Ricker, owner of Mr. Video and LimeBerry Frozen Yogurt at 5003 River Road North in the Schoolhouse Square Shopping Center along with wife Lana, fears his time might be limited in his current location. Ricker moved his video store […]

Displaced by Starbucks

Displaced by Starbucks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With Starbucks moving to a new River Road location, several current businesses are being impacted. As previously mentioned in the Keizertimes, plans call for an existing strip mall at 4943 River Road North to be torn down and replaced by a new Starbucks Coffee with a drive-through. That means […]

Chainsaw artist talks to KPAC

Chainsaw artist talks to KPAC

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Is David Hillesland the Tree Whisperer? Last month the chainsaw artist from Lyons was driving past the Keizer Civic Center when he saw the two bare trees, which are scheduled to be decorated as story poles next year as envisioned by members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission. “Those […]

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