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Candidates, park talk at WKNA

Candidates, park talk at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes City council candidates and Keizer Rapids Park talk filled the West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting on Oct. 9. Councilor Cathy Clark, running unopposed for mayor, was on hand along with council candidates Roland Herrera and Matt Chappell. Chappell’s opponent, Amy Ripp, was unable to attend, nor was unopposed Brandon […]

Caballero gets hat trick in 4-1 win

Caballero gets hat trick in 4-1 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Jose Daniel Caballero had hot feet in a boys varsity soccer game against Forest Grove High School Monday, Oct. 13. Caballero’s teammates had taken to calling him “Hat Trick” after scoring three of the Celts’ four goals in a 4-1 win. “We were pressuring the […]

Candidates spar at chamber forum

Candidates spar at chamber forum

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Minimum wage and mandatory sick leave are two business concerns drawing attention. Questions about both were asked to five political candidates Tuesday at a Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon forum at the Keizer Quality Suites. State Representative House District 25 hopefuls Chuck Lee and Bill Post were in attendance, […]

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Bill Post

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Bill Post

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots arriving at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a question-and-answer format. Why […]

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Chuck Lee

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Chuck Lee

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots arriving at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a question-and-answer format. Why […]

Formal action taken on Herber property

Formal action taken on Herber property

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With a bit of hesitation, Keizer City Councilors formally denied a proposal regarding the Herber Farm property, aka the cow pasture at Verda Lane an Chemawa Road. Councilors approved the motion 7-0 at their Oct. 6 meeting, following a similar vote at the Sept. 2 council meeting. Mark Grenz […]

Henson resigns MCFD post

Henson resigns MCFD post

The chief of Marion County Fire District No. 1 tendered his resignation to the board of directors after the board’s monthly meeting Oct. 8. Chief Kevin Henson will continue to serve as chief through Oct. 31. “Chief Henson has shown more determination and dedication to facilitating change in this fire district than any fire chief […]

Candidate’s business partner facing charges

Candidate’s business partner facing charges

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Council candidate Amy Ripp’s business partner has been charged with four counts of sexual abuse, but Ripp is standing by her partner. Ripp is running against Matt Chappell for the No. 5 council seat, the only contested race of four in the city this fall. A check […]

Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Joseph Vierra was a good bowler, liked hamburgers (even for breakfast) and was deeply loved by his elder brother, John, despite the 17 years that separated them in age. Joseph was killed when his tank was attacked during the Vietnam War. In a painful twist of fate, John […]

Celts vie with Titans for 2nd in GVC

Celts vie with Titans for 2nd in GVC

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  It’s been more than a month since the McNary High School varsity football team faced an opponent putting up offensive numbers anywhere in the vicinity of the West Salem High School Titans. The Titans, the No. 2 team in the Greater Valley Conference (4-1 in conference, 5-1 overall), […]

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