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Keizer PD uses old Roth’s for training

Keizer PD uses old Roth’s for training

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Since the Roth’s grocery store closed in Keizer nearly three years ago, it hasn’t been unusual to see officers with the Keizer Police Department meet up in the parking lot. Inside the former grocery store, though? That hasn’t happened much. But that’s just what happened over a two-day period […]

Art interest picking up

Art interest picking up

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things are filling up for the gallery at Keizer Civic Center. In the last couple of years, efforts have been made to get new art hanging at city hall on a rotating basis. That effort is paying off. Currently the Mid Valley Quilt Guild has work on display. The […]

Enrichment Academy packs them in at WMS

Enrichment Academy packs them in at WMS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At Whiteaker Middle School, 128 students are taking part in enrichment activities after school several days each week. Options run the gamut from sports like wrestling, volleyball and fencing to art and knitting clubs. “We now have 10 girls who have learned how to knit,” said Michele Husseman, […]

One day, two garage sales on tap for Aug. 1 in Keizer

One day, two garage sales on tap for Aug. 1 in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking to do as many garage sales as possible in one day in Keizer? If so, remember this date: Saturday, Aug. 1. That is the date members of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association will be holding their third annual neighborhood-wide garage sale. That is also the date for the […]

Keizer’s new website close to going live

Keizer’s new website close to going live

By CRAIG MURPHY Of  the Keizertimes The City of Keizer’s new website should be up any day now. Or is that any week? As previously mentioned in the Keizertimes, Keizer City Councilors approved a contract last May to replace the city’s antiquated website. The anticipation at the time was the new site would be up […]

Volcanoes paying for a volcano slide at Big Toy

Volcanoes paying for a volcano slide at Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It would be expected for any large structure like the Big Toy being planned for Keizer Rapids Park to have a slide or two. How can a slide get a Keizer twist? Well, a volcano slide would do the trick. Jerry Walker, owner of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball team, […]

Boys to second round after Newberg scare

Boys to second round after Newberg scare

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If the best-laid plans often go awry, the McNary High School varsity basketball team’s were also going sideways and pear-shaped Tuesday, March 3. The boys faced Newberg High School in the opening round of the state tournament and had to overcome more turbulence than most would have expected […]

Roundabout spun off to 2016

Roundabout spun off to 2016

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In between Groundhog’s Day and April Fool’s Day comes this update: a major construction project involving Chemawa Road in Keizer has been delayed. Previously, the Chemawa Road Reconstruction Project from River Road to Keizer Rapids Park was delayed multiple times before finally being completed late last year. Now, it’s […]

Auvinen new football coach

Auvinen new football coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At a team meeting Monday, March 2, Jeff Auvinen was announced as the Celtic football program’s new head coach. Auvinen, 48, has taught at McNary High School for 25 years and coached at some level in many sports for 23 of them. In football, Auvinen has served as […]

WKNA annual report presented

WKNA annual report presented

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a busy 2014 for the West Keizer Neighborhood Association. WKNA president Rhonda Rich gave an annual report to the Keizer City Council on Feb. 17 and touched on some highlights from her eight-page report. “We supported Urban Growth Boundary expansion and new land at Keizer Rapids Park, […]

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