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The Big Toy’s castle plans are not cast in concrete quite yet

The Big Toy’s castle plans are not cast in concrete quite yet

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The design for the Big Toy is still being tweaked. In September Rick Day, owner of Advantage Precast in Keizer, offered to donate blocks of concrete that could be used for a castle look at the play structure set to be built by community volunteers at Keizer Rapids Park […]

Adios! Old councilors ride into the sunset

Adios! Old councilors ride into the sunset

By CRAIG MURPHY and LYNDON A. ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes Three familiar faces may have joined the Keizer City Council on Monday, but that means three left. Mayor Lore Christopher vacated her seat after 14 years, while Jim Taylor left his council seat after 12 years and Joe Egli left after four years. Cathy Clark […]

New mayor, councilors take over (with VIDEO)

New mayor, councilors take over (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Four familiar faces were sworn in during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. Cathy Clark was sworn in as the new mayor after serving on the council for eight years. Clark took over the seat previously held by Lore Christopher for 14 years. Roland Herrera may be new to council, […]

Councilors revise ‘99 truancy ordinance

Councilors revise ‘99 truancy ordinance

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a blast from the past for members of the Keizer City Council meeting. At their Dec. 15 meeting, councilors revisited 1999 ordinances regarding truancy for youth in Keizer. City Attorney Shannon Johnson noted he had discussions with police chief John Teague about truancy and curfew ordinances. That […]

Old, new councilors talk long-term goals

Old, new councilors talk long-term goals

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes New Keizer City Councilors don’t officially begin their terms until next week. But Brandon Smith, Amy Ripp and Roland Herrera are ready to hit the ground running. The trio took part in a council work session last month to look at short-term and long-term council goals, and to look […]

Gone fishin’: Taylor set to leave council (with VIDEO)

Gone fishin’: Taylor set to leave council (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you want to know why Jim Taylor has served on the Keizer City Council for 12 years – and the Parks Board for 10 years before that – you have to hit the rewind button. Taylor, 67, has lived in Keizer his entire life. He was active in […]

Meet the new mayor (with VIDEO)

Meet the new mayor (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On Jan. 5, Cathy Clark takes over as Keizer’s new mayor. Clark is a longtime educator and a lifetime learner who is always eager to learn something new. Those who know basics about Clark or have watched her serve for the last eight years on the Keizer City Council […]

No farewell speeches yet for mayor, council president

No farewell speeches yet for mayor, council president

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mayor Lore Christopher declined the opportunity to give a speech. That didn’t stop others from giving speeches about her, however. Christopher presided over her last Keizer City Council meeting on Monday evening. The next time the council meets, on Jan. 5, she will open the meeting but soon turn […]

New mayor, councilors give visions at Gubser meeting

New mayor, councilors give visions at Gubser meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes New Mayor Cathy Clark and members of the Keizer City Council will be setting goals early in the new year. A preview of the process was given during the Nov. 20 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA) meeting. “What an honor,” Clark said of being the next mayor. “It’s such […]

Hohnbaum goes off on plans

Hohnbaum goes off on plans

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The recently introduced plans for Area C of Keizer Station have been met by a familiar foe. Kevin Hohnbaum, who has fought previous Area C proposal on behalf of the Keep Keizer Livable (KKL) neighborhood group, has filed a formal protest against the revised Area C plans. Last month, […]

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