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Laundromat hearing gets washed back

Laundromat hearing gets washed back

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Salem’s Thomas Patrick Henry was already in quite a bit of legal trouble. Fleeing to Arizona and getting arrested down there didn’t help his cause. Healy, 50, had a plea hearing before Judge Audrey Broyles in the Marion County Courthouse Annex on Jan. 7. The hearing didn’t last long, […]

Gym to fill empty Depot space

Gym to fill empty Depot space

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new gym is tabbed for Schoolhouse Square. It’s location? Right next to an existing gym. Last week, Gary Miller with Utah-based Cumming Construction Inc. submitted an application for a permit at 5045 River Road North, the former site of the Office Depot. The office supply store closed in […]

Five topics to watch in 2016

Five topics to watch in 2016

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There were some unresolved issues in Keizer in 2015. As such, some of the top stories from last year are expected to still be hot topics for the new year. Another grocery store? Keizer being down to one grocery store was one of the hottest topics in 2015, as […]

Marijuana retailer rules passed after a change

Marijuana retailer rules passed after a change

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An ordinance regarding a marijuana retailer permit process was approved Monday night, but only after a change was made to make it more edible to Keizer City Councilors. Councilors in Keizer and across the state have spent plenty of time since the end of 2014 trying to figure out […]

Leaving some big shoes to fill

Leaving some big shoes to fill

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An era ended quietly in Keizer last week. After 53 years as a State Farm insurance agent, George Goesch retired without fanfare at the end of the year. The lack of fanfare was George’s desire. He politely declined a request for an interview from the Keizertimes. George turned 80 […]

Stolen car pulled from river

Stolen car pulled from river

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s not every day a car gets pulled from the Willamette River at Keizer Rapids Park. But that’s just what unfolded this week. On Monday, a Hyundai Elantra wagon was towed out of the river, after having been originally spotted in the water on Dec. 28. “We don’t know […]

Update to city’s rec marijuana rules

Update to city’s rec marijuana rules

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes More progress has been made on the recreational marijuana retailer permit process in Keizer. In August, Keizer City Councilors directed staff to move forward on a permit process for recreational marijuana retailers that is similar to the process used for permitting medical marijuana facilities. On Dec. 7, city attorney […]

What is the next priority for KRP?

What is the next priority for KRP?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy portion of Keizer Rapids Park is pretty much figured out. What about the rest of the park? In 2014, the master plan for KRP was updated as part of moving the play structure to its location in the filbert orchard. While amenities were put into place […]

Keizer’s top stories of 2015

Keizer’s top stories of 2015

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When a city keeps getting new housing developments, apartments and senior living centers, it may seem logical to assume more core services would follow. Such was not the case in Keizer in 2015. As recently as mid-2012, Keizer had three grocery stores. Then Roth’s closed that year. Albertsons closed […]

Ring in new year with style, laughs

Ring in new year with style, laughs

Time is short for New Year’s Eve plans, but here are a few options for last-minute gatherings to ring in the new year and celebrate 2016 this weekend. • Town & Country Lanes, 3500 River Road N., is hosting a New Year’s Eve party starting at 9:30 p.m.Tickets are $25 and include music, three hours […]

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