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Public turns out against apartment proposal

Public turns out against apartment proposal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Council chambers weren’t quite as full the second time around, but it was close. In June, a public hearing about a proposal to convert the “cow pasture” along Verda Lane between Chemawa Road and Dearborn Avenue at Keizer Civic Center resulted in the council chambers being filled with about […]

So, there’s a grenade in my desk drawer…

So, there’s a grenade in my desk drawer…

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes High on the list of things teachers don’t want to see in their desks when returning from the summer break: a grenade. That’s just what one teacher at McNary High School found last Thursday, Aug. 28. As a result, the Keizer Police Department was called and the bomb squad […]

KHC honoring DAR luminary

KHC honoring DAR luminary

A memorial plaque honoring Anna Maria Pittman will be dedicated on the front lawn of the Keizer Heritage Center on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. The plaque memorializes the namesake of the Anna Maria Pittman Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Keizer chapter was chartered on Dec. […]

Trying to find land’s true worth

Trying to find land’s true worth

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes How much is city property in Keizer Station Area B worth? City officials aren’t sure. As such, agents of the Keizer Urban Renewal Agency unanimously approved a request Aug. 18 to have an appraisal done on city-owned commercial properties along Lockhaven Drive between the Keizer Transit Center and the […]

Resource night at Kennedy, open house for other schools

Resource night at Kennedy, open house for other schools

Kennedy Elementary School is going all-out for its Open House event Tuesday, Sept. 2. Students will find out who their new teachers are and explore new home rooms, but there will also be opportunities to get dental and vision screenings, free haircuts and more. New Kennedy principal Jesse Leonard, who was reassigned from Gubser at […]

New homes on Bair proposed

New homes on Bair proposed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The developer hoping to convert the “cow pasture” by Claggett Creek Park into apartments is also proposing a new subdivision on Bair Road. Mark Grenz with Multi-Tech Engineering has submitted an application to turn a 2.32 acre parcel by Bair Park into a new 12-lot subdivision. A hearing on […]

A busy day for Keizer Police

A busy day for Keizer Police

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes From start to finish, Aug. 20 was a strange and busy day for the Keizer Police Department. It all started around 8 a.m. when a member of the KPD’s Community Response Unit (CRU) spoke with Angelica Maria Rodriguez, 33, who had been living illegally in a residence at 4795 […]

Chemawa Road work to continue as MHS begins

Chemawa Road work to continue as MHS begins

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Construction on Chemawa Road will continue as McNary High School starts up again next week. Work resumed on the project later than anticipated this summer, meaning things could be slow for a while. The project, being administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), stretches from River Road to […]

Cow pasture hearing Tuesday

Cow pasture hearing Tuesday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Council meetings tend to draw rather small audiences. Next week could be different. The proposal to convert the “cow pasture” at Verda Lane into apartments will be discussed at another public hearing next week. The hearing will take place during the Tuesday, Sept. 2 council meeting, held […]

A look at the Big Toy budget

A look at the Big Toy budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As originally planned, the Big Toy would be built at Keizer Rapids Park next month. The project has been delayed until June 2015, as previously reported in the Keizertimes. The delay is a good thing, when looking at the budget for the project. County Commissioner Janet Carlson, co-chair of […]

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