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Dollar Tree preps to open Sept. 20

Dollar Tree preps to open Sept. 20

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The grand opening date for the new Dollar Tree in Keizer has been set. Sara Auxier, who will be store manager, made the announcement this week. “We are planning a grand opening on September 20,” Auxier told the Keizertimes. “We will probably do a soft opening around September 14 […]

Parks Board matching grant program funds first request, for mics

Parks Board matching grant program funds first request, for mics

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There is now only $13,000 left in the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board’s new matching grant program. The reduction of $1,000 is because that’s the amount given to the first applicant for the program, which started last month. Matt Lawyer made a request for $1,000 on behalf of […]

Have crutches, will campaign

Have crutches, will campaign

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some potential elected officials in Keizer are really hobbling around. Candidates for Keizer City Council and mayoral races have until the end of the day Tuesday, Aug. 26 to file for this fall’s election. There are currently five candidates for four open seats. Cathy Clark is the only candidate […]

Volcanoes stymied by Ems, Hawks

Volcanoes stymied by Ems, Hawks

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 13: Volcanoes 2, Eugene 1 Drew Leenhouts, in a new role of reliever, was the winning pitcher in this road series opener that was nearly all pitching. Leenhouts pitched scoreless sixth and seventh innings after starter Jose Reyes went five with seven strikeouts. Eury Sanchez got his 11th save, […]

Author puts protagonist on the run from hitman he hired

Author puts protagonist on the run from hitman he hired

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The foundation of Riya Anne Polcastro’s first novel started off as a joke that turned into a story she couldn’t let go of. “I had a friend who was really depressive and always seemed on the verge of suicide. I finally told him that if he was ever […]

New leader of the pack

New leader of the pack

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Julia Dewitt is taking over the principal’s office at Whiteaker Middle School at an exciting time. By the end of the 2013-14 school year, Wolverine students had, almost universally, made exceptional gains in state testing assessments, but the official results won’t be released until October. “The faculty and […]

Volcanoes snap slide with 7-3 win

Volcanoes snap slide with 7-3 win

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 7-3 win over Boise ended the series and the losing streak for the Volcanoes on Monday. After trailing 3-2 in the middle of the fifth inning, Salem-Keizer went ahead 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth and kept the lead. The crowd of 2,255 at Volcanoes Stadium saw […]

Kaiser Permanente targets mid-December opening

Kaiser Permanente targets mid-December opening

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been hard to miss the construction of Kaiser Permanente’s new medical facility. The 10,000 square foot building in Keizer Station is highly visible to anyone around the shopping area. Now, we know when the use of the building should be available to anyone. “It should be opening on […]

No slowing this flapper tapper

No slowing this flapper tapper

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Eileen Booth has a goal not shared with most people her age. Booth, a Salem resident who has been tap dancing around the Keizer and Salem area for years, turns 88 late next month. She’s still going strong and looks forward to setting a record soon. “My goal is, […]

Year-old section of McLeod being fixed

Year-old section of McLeod being fixed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Work done a year ago has to be redone already. Roadwork will be happening soon on McLeod Lane, just south of the stop sign at Stone Hedge Drive. Last summer new pavement was laid. Earlier this month, a large chunk of pavement buckled. “We don’t see that very often […]

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