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Christmas Eve burglars thwarted by alert neighbor

Christmas Eve burglars thwarted by alert neighbor

An alert neighbor led Keizer police officers to an attempted burglary on Saturday, Dec. 24. About 11:45 p.m., officers responded to 1497 Golden Lane N. where the caller suspected his neighbor’s house was being broken into. The man knew his neighbor was not planning on being home that evening. While en route to the scene, […]

School board talks McNary, McKay growth

School board talks McNary, McKay growth

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Preparing for further enrollment growth is the object of a series of Salem-Keizer School District work sessions, the first of which was held Monday, Dec. 19. The session focused on security, safety, and expansion. Participants were mostly district administrators and staffers, with Paul Kyllo the only School Board member […]

Parks survey hitting mailboxes

Parks survey hitting mailboxes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes About half of Keizer residents are going to be receiving a thicker utility bill this week. It’s because a survey about Keizer parks is being included with the regular mailing. The remaining utility customers will receive the survey with their January bill. Keizer residents can also fill out […]

Free towing service on New Year’s

Free towing service on New Year’s

Wiltse’s Towing is offering a free New Year’s service for anyone in the Salem-Keizer city limits who has had too much to drink, wants to get home safely but doesn’t want to leave their vehicle. Call 503-581-1533 on Dec. 31 at noon through Jan. 1 at noon and Wiltse’s Towing will pick you and your […]

Salem mayor-elect shares vision for Salem-Keizer

Salem mayor-elect shares vision for Salem-Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Salem’s mayor-elect, Chuck Bennett, stopped by the weekly Rotary Club of Keizer luncheon Thursday, Dec. 22, to talk about the ways Salem and Keizer can work together. Topics ranged from the future of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) to transit and homelessness. Bennett reserved his harshest critique for […]

New store is Lego HQ in Keizer

New store is Lego HQ in Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Matthew Bauman, the franchise owner of the new Bricks & Minifigs on River Road North, knew that local Lego enthusiasts were looking forward to the store opening. Still, the response surprised him. “I was away from the shop for a little while on the first day and called […]

Eclipse event gets fee waivers

Eclipse event gets fee waivers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At its meeting Monday, Dec. 19, the Keizer City Council approved fee waivers totaling a little more than $1,000 for the upcoming Keizer Eclipse 2017. Totally! event. The Keizer Parks Foundation (KPF) is planning an event at Keizer Rapids Park to mark the passage of a total solar […]

Forest sale vote brings protest to Keizer

Forest sale vote brings protest to Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A hearing by the Oregon State Land Board regarding the potential sale of a state forest in southwest Oregon drew protests outside Keizer Civic Center Tuesday, Dec. 13. The board, consisting of Gov. Kate Brown, Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler were expected to […]

Chimney smolders at funeral home

Chimney smolders at funeral home

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A chimney fire in the crematorium at Keizer Funeral Chapel on River Road North, kept crews from throughout the region busy Monday, Dec. 12. The Keizer Fire District, Marion County Fire District No. 1 and Salem Fire Department all responded to the call that came in shortly after […]

Council changes mind, absorbs some parade fees

Council changes mind, absorbs some parade fees

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes In its previous meeting, the Keizer City Council turned down a request by the Keizer Chamber to waive public works fees for the upcoming Holiday Lights Parade. On Monday, Dec. 5, the city council reversed course and voted 6-1 to absorb $1,300 for barricades and staff time by the […]

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