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Wanted: owner of this chicken

Wanted: owner of this chicken

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Rusty Funk was walking by the dumpster at her apartment one day last month when she saw something out of the ordinary. “My son was here, so I told him to come look,” Funk said. “I told him, ‘You’ve got to help me catch a chicken.’” Initially, Funk didn’t […]

Egli questions salary survey

Egli questions salary survey

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Every three or so years, City of Keizer officials do a salary survey to determine pay ranges. The survey led to recent pay raises for city manager Chris Eppley and city manager Shannon Johnson. As mentioned last week in the Keizertimes, both Eppley got a 2.5 percent Cost of […]

Barbara Jensen elects to not run for council

Barbara Jensen elects to not run for council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Once in 2014 is enough for Barbara Jensen. The Keizer resident, who lost to Bill Post in the Republican primary for the House District 25 seat being vacated by Kim Thatcher, was rumored to be close to filing for a run at the Keizer City Council. Specifically, it was […]

Keizertimes to live stream Oregon gubernatorial debate

Keizertimes to live stream Oregon gubernatorial debate

The Keizertimes will join several Oregon newspapers in live streaming Friday’s gubernatorial debate between incumbent John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson. The debate is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. Friday, and will only be broadcasted live online. The video feed is provided by KATU television of Portland.

Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rushing for more than 1,000 yards in a single high school football season is no small feat. McNary High School alum Brett Hildebrand did it twice. Hildebrand rose to become a pillar of the Celtic offense on the gridiron during his junior year and helped pave the way […]

At-risk students make unexpected gains in transition school

At-risk students make unexpected gains in transition school

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jesus Monrroy had a leg up on his classmates when he started at McNary High School as a freshman three years ago. “I had the discipline to get assignments in on time. The bell schedules were also a big part of it because you want to get to […]

Offense no problem for Salem-Keizer as vets take field

Offense no problem for Salem-Keizer as vets take field

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 1: Vancouver 8, Volcanoes 4 The Canadians hammered Salem-Keizer for seven runs on eight singles, two doubles, two walks and three steals in the first four innings. Volcano starter Ethan Miller allowed six runs on two hits in three innings to take the loss. Dusten Knight followed him on […]

No parking at Shoreline corner

No parking at Shoreline corner

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shoreline Drive has been getting some attention this week. In addition to the rebuilding project on the street, a parking issue at Shoreline and Rafael Avenue North was discussed during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. Councilors voted 5-0 to approve a no-parking zone on the corner. “It has posed […]

Shoreline being shored up

Shoreline being shored up

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shoreline Drive has hit rock bottom. As such, the street is being dug up and redone, with work starting this week. The work is expected to be done by late September. “Shoreline has reached the point where it’s not suitable to just resurface it,” Keizer Public Works director Bill […]

A cooling splash — when open

A cooling splash — when open

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer is experiencing a bit of a heat wave. Fortunately, there is a water fountain by city hall to cool off at – as long as you don’t come Mondays or Tuesdays. Last Tuesday, as the temperature hovered around the 100 degree mark, splash fountain – in Chalmers-Jones Park […]

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