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Cooking up adult foster care in Keizer

Cooking up adult foster care in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The front door is purple for a reason. After all, purple was Mavis Wellin’s favorite color. This particular front door is at the new Apple Blossom Manor, an adult foster home at 289 Apple Blossom Avenue N in Keizer. The home is operated by Sharon Cook, who is having […]

Art as an ad?

Art as an ad?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could public art be construed as illegal advertising in Keizer? That question has come up regarding a proposed piece of art for Boucher Jewelers, located at 4965 River Road North. Lore Christopher, chair of the Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC), said the longtime business had a float with a […]

Matching grants spared cut

Matching grants spared cut

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A matching grant program was spared a big cut Tuesday night. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board were faced with the possibility of having to cut $9,000 out of an already limited budget for their matching grant program, which matches dollars and labor put into projects […]

Couple needs help after fire

Couple needs help after fire

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Randy Wilson broke the promise he made on his wife Debbie’s birthday. Randy often tells his wife to hurry up or move faster. The day before her June 20 birthday, Debbie mentioned her birthday wish: for Randy to not tell her once on her birthday to hurry up. Randy […]

Housing taking off in Keizer

Housing taking off in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes At a budget meeting in April, concerns were expressed about projected housing starts. As it turns out, there was no need for such concerns. Several new projects are either done or in the works for multi-family housing units, including an expansion of the Hawks Pointe Apartments and a couple […]

Fire and brimstone sign ignites furor

Fire and brimstone sign ignites furor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A reader board message at Town & Country Lanes has garnered the business a lot of attention, but most of it is proving costly. On Thursday, July 2, T&C owner Don Lebold posted a message on the bowling alley’s sign along River Road North reading: “Judges making decisions […]

Civil War reenactor dies

Civil War reenactor dies

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Northwest Civil War Council held its milestone 25th anniversary Civil War reenactment this past weekend at Willamette Mission State Park just north of Keizer. Unfortunately, a sad milestone was also marked. Scott Ingalls, event organizer, confirmed Tammy Stillwell, a reenactor from Washington who was riding her horse Maxx […]

Looking for heat relief?

Looking for heat relief?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking to beat the heat during this ongoing heat wave? Head over to Salem. Jeff Cowan, chief at Keizer Fire District, referred to a press release from the City of Salem when asked about what Keizerites can do to stay cooler in the hot weather. Forecasts call for highs […]

Porter’s to become Full Monty’s in July

Porter’s to become Full Monty’s in July

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Porter’s Pub is changing hands – not to mention names and style – again. The longtime bar is expected to reopen late next month as Full Monty’s Bistro. There will be a public hearing on a liquor license application for the new business at the July 6 Keizer City […]

Mural timeline still undecided

Mural timeline still undecided

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For months, this summer or early fall has been targeted as the time for Keizer’s second public mural to be done. That could be changing, though it’s not certain yet. Lore Christopher and Jill Hagen, both members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC), announced plans in February to […]

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