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Everything you wanted to know about the Big Toy

Everything you wanted to know about the Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In case you haven’t heard, a big playground is coming to Keizer soon. If things go according to plan, the Big Toy will be built in June. The project has had some issues, such as a nine-month delay and a controversy over the location that lasted most of 2014. […]

A look inside the Keizer Police Department’s strategic shift

A look inside the Keizer Police Department’s strategic shift

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Police Department is all about the POP. Since John Teague returned to the KPD and took over as police chief in the fall of 2013, a shift has been accelerating. With the shift, problem-oriented policing (POP) is now a way of life at the department. In simple […]

CRU cracking down on Keizer Station theft

CRU cracking down on Keizer Station theft

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the past, the Community Response Unit of the Keizer Police Department was focused on drugs. Since being brought back early last year, CRU’s scope has expanded. One of those expansions has been the Organized Retail Crime position, targeted at ongoing thefts at businesses in Keizer – particularly at […]

Slight changes in KLL usage fees

Slight changes in KLL usage fees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The fees are the same, some are just switched around. Fee changes for Keizer Little League Park were approved unanimously March 2 by the Keizer City Council. Most fees are the same for the park, which is heading into a second year of management by Keizer Little League. KLL […]

Lakepoint church usage fees explained

Lakepoint church usage fees explained

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One councilor’s question of finances led to others extolling the virtues of a local church. Lakepoint Community Church uses the Keizer Civic Center each Sunday for its church service, paying the city $535 per week for the rental. Services start at 11 a.m. and are attended by approximately 150 […]

Comcast helping Big Toy project

Comcast helping Big Toy project

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A cable TV company learned about a big park project in Keizer thanks to e-mail. That led to Tim Goodman, director of Government Affairs for Comcast Cable in Oregon and Southwest Washington, publicly thanking Janet Carlson at the March 2 Keizer City Council meeting. Carlson, the Marion County commissioner, […]

Suspicious package closes River Road

Suspicious package closes River Road

A suspicious package was found late Monday afternoon at the Summer Breeze statue on River Road near Figaro’s. As a precaution, deputy chief Jeff Kuhns with the Keizer Police Department said River Road was closed from about 6:20 to 6:55 p.m. “We closed River Road to let the bomb squad use their robot to check […]

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, […]

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