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Housing ‘dark days’ are over, realtor says

Housing ‘dark days’ are over, realtor says

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Have you been looking to sell your home but been waiting for the perfect time? Local realtor Amy McLeod with Keller Williams Capital City Realty has some advice for you, which she shared with members of the Rotary Club of Keizer April 7. “What the heck are you people […]

Man dies after stabbing; teen released

Man dies after stabbing; teen released

Officers with the Keizer Police Department arrested a 16-year-old for murder at his home Friday evening, April 15 but he was later released. According to the KPD, officers received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor around 8:30 p.m. about a stabbing that had just occurred at 3865 Brooks Avenue NE. Responding officers located both the […]

Holdover budget year predicted

Holdover budget year predicted

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes John Teague wouldn’t mind having another police officer on board. But Keizer’s police chief told the Keizer Long Range Planning Task Force on Monday he’ll take what he is given. Adding back officer positions to the Keizer Police Department has been discussed the last several budget seasons. Members of the […]

New wall pads for Wall Field

New wall pads for Wall Field

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes During last week’s Keizer City Council meeting, concern was expressed about a lack of wall padding for one of the fields at Keizer Little League Park. By the end of the week, the problem was solved. Clint Holland brought up the concern during the April 4 council meeting, along […]

Bethell named Chamber director

Bethell named Chamber director

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The way Danielle Bethell sees it, her new job isn’t new. Bethell was named executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. She starts her new position on April 18, taking the place of Christine Dieker, who announced her retirement back in December. Dieker will help her […]

Gate not being closed at MHS

Gate not being closed at MHS

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For Charles Anderson, the solution is simple: close the gate between McNary High School and the adjoining neighborhood to the west. MHS principal Erik Jespersen isn’t closing the gate students can walk through, either after walking to school from home or after parking in the neighborhood. The two men […]

More changes at Schoolhouse Square

More changes at Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It has already been quite the busy year at Schoolhouse Square. Since Darren Bloch and his Bloch Properties company closed on a deal to purchase the shopping center in December, change has been happening at a rapid pace. The new B Fit gym opened in the former Office Depot […]

Bi-Mart shooting suspect pleads guilty

Bi-Mart shooting suspect pleads guilty

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – Kyle Erik Madrid, 31, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to two charges in relation to the March 21 shooting of Randall Lynn Anderson in the Keizer Bi-Mart parking lot. Madrid pleaded guilty to first degree assault and unlawful use of weapon charges in front of Marion County Circuit […]

Grad party flower fundraiser ends Friday

Grad party flower fundraiser ends Friday

Organizers of the McNary High School All-Night Graduation Party are partnering with Egan Gardens to sell flower baskets to raise funds for the party. Orders must be placed by Friday, April 15. Call or text 541-619-3274 or email celticcelebrate@gmail.com. Zonal geraniums are available for $6 each with a choice of coral, dark pink, lavender, pink […]

Low cost housing a topic at meeting

Low cost housing a topic at meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There has been plenty of housing construction around Keizer recently. Between multiple senior living centers, the project in Keizer Station Area C and the new subdivision in the north part of town, new housing options are plentiful. None of them, however, are envisioned as low-cost options. At the Mid-Willamette […]

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