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Medical marijuana dispensary task force gets going in Keizer

Medical marijuana dispensary task force gets going in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The city’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force has been established. Just don’t expect many meetings for the group. The task force held its first meeting last Wednesday, March 19, at Keizer Civic Center. City councilor Dennis Koho, who chaired the initial meeting, passed around a calendar and had the […]

New details come out in Keizer murder case

New details come out in Keizer murder case

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A positive has emerged in the past week concerning the murder of a Keizer mother. On the other hand, disturbing details of the murder were also unveiled. Michelle Pearson was killed in her Ventura Loop home the night of March 5. Husband Wilfred “Bill” Pearson was also shot […]

Housing update at GGNA meeting

Housing update at GGNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The state of the housing market depends on your perspective. Dana Burk, a principal broker and certified residential specialist with John L. Scott in Salem, gave a real estate update at the most recent Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA) meeting. “One of the biggest questions I get every day […]

Another tour of Keizer coming?

Another tour of Keizer coming?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Is Keizer looking to become the tour town? For years, Keizer City Councilors have gone on an annual Parks Tour. Recently the idea was brought forward to have members of the new Keizer Economic Development Commission go on an annual bus tour of Keizer, looking at vacant buildings. Now […]

S-K school board extends search for new head honcho

S-K school board extends search for new head honcho

    By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The two finalists for superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District met with members of the public two weeks ago at two middle schools. The Salem-Keizer School Board decided, after interviewing the finalists for superintendent, to extend the search and interview more candidates. “In the next few days,” […]

Mat Club shines in region, state

Mat Club shines  in region, state

      By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School Mat Club was well-represented in the regional tournament Saturday, March 8. The team posted four state qualifiers and several top finishers. Brayden Ebbs took first at 100 pounds; Tony Castaneda took second at 90 pounds; Jacob Doerfler took third at 195 […]

Cops honored for CPR effort

Cops honored for CPR effort

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes He didn’t do it for the honor or recognition. But Monday night sure felt good to Sgt. Jeff Goodman with the Keizer Police Department. Goodman and officer Kevin DeMarco were feted at the start of Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting for their actions exactly two months earlier. On […]

Keep idle hands busy with spring break activities, camps

Keep idle hands busy with spring break activities, camps

      Spring break brings many idle hours, but many local organizations are offering opportunities for learning and recreation during the break. Here are a few: Multi-day The Kroc Center is offering five-day camps with a variety of themes including cooking, sports, fashion, musical theater, art, science and crafting. Cost ranges from $100 to […]

Celt actors will take you to Almost, Maine this weekend

Celt actors will take you to Almost, Maine this weekend

By ERIC A. HOWALD/ Of the Keizertimes Who do you call to heal a broken heart? Is it possible to recapture lost love? Do opposites really attract? What happens when any of those scenarios play out? Those are a few of the questions pondered in Almost, Maine. The McNary High School drama department is staging […]

Fire board douses Big Toy

Fire board douses Big Toy

      By ERIC A. HOWALD/Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Fire Board denied a request to pony up $7,000 for the Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park at its meeting Tuesday, March 18. Director Joe Van Meter was the most adamant in his denial. “I am never going to vote for using tax money […]

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