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Citing censorship, council denies fast pass for ‘trusted’ art exhibitors

Citing censorship, council denies fast pass for ‘trusted’ art exhibitors

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There will not be a trusted vendor program for organization hoping to display work in the Keizer Civic Center. At least not yet. Lore Christopher of the Keizer’s Public Arts Commission (KPAC) presented the Keizer City Council with a plan to expedite approval of artwork from organizations with […]

The race is on for city council

The race is on for city council

In November, Keizer residents will get the chance to vote on three open city council seats, but only one will be a contested race. Keizertimes spoke with the candidates for Position 1, Allen Barker and Laura Reid, about their visions for the city and what they think they can bring to a role on the […]

Clark will seek second term

Clark will seek second term

BY ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some of the lessons from Cathy Clark’s first two years as Keizer’s mayor fill two notebooks. They are the compiled notes, questions and ideas from nearly two years of her monthly Coffee with Cathy talks. Each month, she sets down stakes at a local coffee shop and invites […]

Man leads cops on 7-hour hunt

Man leads cops on 7-hour hunt

A man found sleeping on a lawn in north Keizer sparked a seven-hour manhunt Monday, Aug. 29. Shortly after 8 a.m., officers from the Keizer Police Department were called to a report of a suspicious person sleeping in a lawn in the 700 block of New Terrace Drive North, part of the Terrace Green Neighborhood […]

Grant money will pay for dev. studies

Grant money will pay for dev. studies

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The City of Keizer will be dusting off some older economic development studies in hope of finding a new vision for the future of the Iris Capital’s business districts. Keizer was recently awarded a $165,000 Transportation Growth Management Plan grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation to update […]

Third time’s the charm in 7-hour manhunt

Third time’s the charm in 7-hour manhunt

A man found sleeping on a lawn in north Keizer sparked a seven-hour manhunt Monday, Aug. 29. Shortly after 8 a.m., officers from the Keizer Police Department were called to a report of a suspicious person sleeping in a lawn in the 700 block of New Terrace Drive North, part of the Terrace Green Neighborhood […]

Bowling alley changing owners after nearly 50 years

Bowling alley changing owners after nearly 50 years

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After 49 years under the same owner, a new face is taking the reins of Town & Country Lanes. Jayne Sonognini is in the process to transitioning ownership of the business from Don Lebold, whose name is practically synonymous with bowling in Keizer. “We decided to do the […]

Double-dipping robber gets 11 years

Double-dipping robber gets 11 years

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s One Stop Smoke Shop was robbed twice by an armed man earlier this year, and he’s headed to prison for 11 years after pleading guilty to the crimes in court Monday, Aug. 22. Earl Creemedicine, 33 of Stanwood, Wash., was arrested on July 12 after a traffic […]

Oregon State Fair returns

Oregon State Fair returns

The Oregon State Fair returns to Salem beginning Friday Aug. 26, bringing rides, exhibits, concerts and more elephant ears than are found in the African savanna. The fair runs daily through Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days. It will stay open to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $8 […]

Simonka Place numbers contradict homeless counts

Simonka Place numbers contradict homeless counts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Dianna arrived at the doorstep of Keizer’s Simonka Place last October, she simply stood outside the shelter and cried for a while. It took most all of her resolve to actually open the door. “I was at my lowest of lows. I never thought I would be […]

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