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City extends Volcano lease

City extends Volcano lease

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Play ball, for a bit longer. After several executive sessions to discuss the matter, members of the Keizer City Council unanimously agreed Monday to extend the ground lease with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. City staff has been working with Jerry Walker, owner and president of the Keizer-based minor league baseball […]

Silver Bells for holiday parade

Silver Bells for holiday parade

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The weather outside might have been frightful this week, but on Saturday night there’s something delightful. It’s the second Saturday of December, which means it’s time for the Festival of Lights Holiday Parade in Keizer. This is a milestone year for the parade, which is pretty strongly hinted at […]

Dieker leaving as chamber leader

Dieker leaving as chamber leader

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It hasn’t happened in a while, but the Keizer Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new executive director. Christine Dieker took over the position in March 1998 and has been in the position since, aside from a few turbulent months in 2003. But that is changing: Dieker submitted […]

Sex offender arrested on new charges

Sex offender arrested on new charges

A Keizer sex offender was arrested recently for encouraging child sexual abuse. Larry Lee Edwards, 51, was charged with 10 counts of the crime on Nov. 19. Edwards was arrested and taken to the Marion County Correctional Facility with a bail of $200,000. At 1:20 p.m. on Nov. 19, investigators with the Keizer Police Department […]

Man arrested after multiple crimes

Man arrested after multiple crimes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The entire incident didn’t take long, but plenty of crimes were committed in the short matter of time. James Rodney Hill III, 24, was arrested Sunday night on multiple charges after initially slipping away from Keizer Police Department officers at the Keizer Station Target. Hill was charged with criminal […]

Bud Pierce is named parade grand marshal

Bud Pierce is named parade grand marshal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The doctor is in the car. Bud Pierce, a longtime medical cancer doctor and 2016 candidate for Oregon governor, has been named grand marshal of the Dec. 12 Festival of Lights Holiday Parade in Keizer. Next Saturday’s 7 p.m. parade down River Road isn’t just a normal event: this […]

Keizer climber dies on Mt. Jefferson

Keizer climber dies on Mt. Jefferson

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A climber who died on a hike on Mt. Jefferson over the weekend was a man with Keizer connections. Tommy Fountain, 32, and wife Alison, 29, were climbing Mt. Jefferson on Sunday when authorities say Tommy fell into a crevasse. Sgt. Chris Baldridge with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office […]

Bids come in low for roundabout

Bids come in low for roundabout

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Like it or not, a roundabout is one step closer to coming at Chemawa Road and Verda Lane. Bids for the project were opened last week by Oregon Department of Transportation officials. The project is expected to start next summer, having been delayed a couple of times. Bill Lawyer, […]

Gahlsdorf stepping down after 18 years

Gahlsdorf stepping down after 18 years

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shortly after the new year starts, Susan Gahlsdorf will finish her transition plan. Gahlsdorf, Keizer’s Finance Director for the last 18 years, confirmed to the Keizertimes this week she is retiring. “I am leaving after 18 years with the city,” Gahlsdorf said on Tuesday. “January 8 will be my […]

Keizerites push for WinCo

Keizerites push for WinCo

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ever since word came out during the summer about the Keizer Haggen closing, the question has been what grocery store chain could come to town? Speculation and interest ramped up even more when the Haggen – formerly an Albertsons – closed in late September. With Safeway the only grocery […]

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