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City will honor Japanese pioneer

City will honor Japanese pioneer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A project that languished for years has quickly moved forward. Members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) had talked about a project to honor the history of Japanese Americans in the Willamette Valley off and on in recent years. Late last year bids were secured for a […]

Big Toy public relations machine is ramping up

Big Toy public relations machine is ramping up

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Just four months before construction, expect to see public relations crank up for the Big Toy project at Keizer Rapids Park. During Tuesday’s monthly Community Build Task Force meeting, held 126 days before the scheduled June 10 construction start date, plans for renewed publicity were discussed. Evan Christopher, the […]

Pit bull kills small dog in McNary Estates

Pit bull kills small dog in McNary Estates

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An aggressive pit bull got away last Saturday, Jan. 31 after attacking a small dog and three humans in the McNary Estates area. The small dog had to be put down the next day. Steven Strean said he was just returning to his home on McNary Estates Drive in […]

Lone Star training? Not quite

Lone Star training? Not quite

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Officers with the Keizer Police Department will continue going all the way to Dallas to use a firearms range. Before getting pictures of cops in 10-gallon cowboy hats, big badges and a Marc Adams-style drawl, however, relax: it’s the nearby Dallas here in Oregon, not in Texas. The KPD […]

KPIC moving forward with history

KPIC moving forward with history

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The recently amended master plan for Keizer Rapids Park includes projects such as the Big Toy playground structure, fields for soccer, softball and volleyball, an indoor sports facility and an expanded trail system. Another possible project: information about historic floods in Keizer. Members of the Keizer Points of Interest […]

Chief Teague talks about POP, CRU, stats and more

Chief Teague talks about POP, CRU, stats and more

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s no secret things are done differently these days at the Keizer Police Department. Chief John Teague feels the changes have been for the better – even if that isn’t always easy to show in numbers. Teague, who took over as Keizer’s police chief in September 2013 following the […]

Area C proponents kept meeting with neighbors

Area C proponents kept meeting with neighbors

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Before meeting with Keizer City Councilors last week, proponents of new development in Keizer Station’s Area C continued to meet with neighbors. One example took place at the Jan. 15 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting, as Brian Moore from Mountain West Investment Corporation talked about his company’s plans for […]

Hurdles still to clear for Area C proposal

Hurdles still to clear for Area C proposal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Approval at the Keizer City Council level does not mean apartments and a retirement community in Keizer Station Area C are a done deal. After all, this is Area C we’re talking about – the area where a Walmart was reported to be going in back in 2011 before […]

Plowing ahead with MHS turf

Plowing ahead with MHS turf

New field expected to be done by middle of August

Doggone good (gluten-free) treats

Doggone good (gluten-free) treats

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Tena Northern got her husband Dawayne a puppy for Christmas 2013, she also got herself a ticket to a new business venture. Buddy the weimaraner is the first pet the couple has had in 30 years. When Tena found herself unemployed for the second time due to company […]

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