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Hearing held for new subdivision

Hearing held for new subdivision

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some concerns were expressed July 16 regarding a proposed new housing development in west Keizer. And no, concerns weren’t just expressed by the neighbors. Three neighbors did express various concerns before Hearings Officer Cynthia Domas, who conducted a public hearing on a proposal to turn 5.73 acres of land […]

Manager leaves Town & Country Lanes after reader board incident

Manager leaves Town & Country Lanes after reader board incident

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The fallout over a recent billboard message at Town & Country Lanes continued last week as manager Mardi Smith quit. Smith had been at Keizer’s bowling alley for 10 years and had been manager since 2010. Don Lebold has owned Town & Country for 47 years. On July 2, […]

Keizer youth remembered, 10 years later

Keizer youth remembered, 10 years later

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It warms Brandy Thomas’ heart to know her son is still remembered. About 50 friends and family members came to the Best Western Mill Creek Inn in Salem on July 18 to commemorate the 10-year passing of Justin Wood. Justin was 14 at the time, preparing for his freshman […]

Local bowler to State Games of America

Local bowler to State Games of America

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer teen with an already long list of accomplishments in bowling will be seeking another notch in his belt at the State Games of America next weekend. On Saturday, July 25, Nick Blythe is holding a car wash at Town & Country Lanes in Keizer to help […]

Sand volleyball courts almost done

Sand volleyball courts almost done

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Visitors to Keizer Rapids Park last week may have noticed the rather large mound of sand by the area of the old volleyball courts. There were actually two mounds: one with the old sand and one with the new sand for the three new courts. Hans Schneider, who has […]

Progress made in Area C project

Progress made in Area C project

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Trees are being taken down to make way for the road and permits are being submitted. Yes, plans for apartments and senior housing in Keizer Station Area C are moving forward. Plans submitted by Bonaventure Senior Living for a 154-unit retirement community and Mountain West Investment Corporation for 180 […]

25 Fields for Oregon expands its scope

25 Fields for Oregon expands its scope

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It all started with the seemingly simple idea of adding much-needed soccer fields. But the 25 fields for Oregon project has expanded far beyond that. Carrie Cool, executive director for the project launched in late 2012, had originally hoped to have 25 soccer fields open by the start of […]

All-male choir festival planned

All-male choir festival planned

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Times have changed, but the idea of a young men involved with choir still brings to mind a range of stereotypes. “Even today, in 2015, a lot of young men have a lot of pressures when it comes to being involved in the arts, and especially in singing. […]

Come spend a night among the fairy-folk

Come spend a night among the fairy-folk

KHT’s Dream hits KRP stage

Salem-Keizer notches first sweep of season

Salem-Keizer notches first sweep of season

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes completed a five-game series sweep, their first sweep of the season, and on the road. There were no Northwest League games Tuesday. July 9: Volcanoes 9, Vancouver 3 Salem-Keizer started this road series like an active volcano, or an active bunch of Volcanoes. The visitors led all […]

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