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Her final act: Mayor is parade grand marshal

Her final act: Mayor is parade grand marshal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Because of a sick young boy, Saturday’s Festival of Lights Holiday Parade has a grand marshal. Mayor Lore Christopher, who will preside over her final Keizer City Council meeting next week and attended her last ribbon cutting event last week, will finish off her 14 years as mayor in […]

Breathe in, say ahhh…

Breathe in, say ahhh…

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One of the main emphasis for Kaiser Permanente’s new Keizer Station medical office was simple: to make it not look like a medical office. The Kaiser Permanente facility in Keizer is scheduled to open next Monday, Dec. 15. Company officials hosted a well-attended open house at the facility – […]

Wolverines make the grade in DOE report cards

Wolverines make the grade in DOE report cards

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Last November, report cards issued by the Oregon Department of Education hit administrators and teachers at Whiteaker Middle School like an anvil falling out of a clear, blue sky. “I’ll never forget the professional development meeting we had when we showed the scores (from the 2012-13) report cards. […]

Fender-bender turns fatal

Fender-bender turns fatal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a minor enough accident that the Keizer Police Department wasn’t even called. Five days later, however, one of the involved drivers passed away, with the accident being considered a contributing factor. Sgt. Trevor Wenning with the KPD said a minor fender bender took place at Chemawa Road […]

Lady Celts fielding small, focused team

Lady Celts fielding small, focused team

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity bowling team may not have the depth of their male counterparts this season, but the Lady Celts are hopeful despite it. “We’ve got a really strong group, and we did pretty well in our first tournament even though we were missing a […]

Council clears buffer in KRP plan

Council clears buffer in KRP plan

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For most of the year, plenty of big-picture work has been done regarding a revised master plan for Keizer Rapids Park. Leave it to the Keizer City Council to get bogged down on the issue of buffer zones right at the end of the process. For the second consecutive […]

Celt boys hit lanes with powerful line-up

Celt boys hit lanes with powerful line-up

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a potent mix of seasoned and new talent, the McNary High School boys varsity bowling team is set to outdo themselves this season. “Last season, we only missed the finals of the state tournament by a few pins and, this year, we’re better,” said Dan Kaplan, McNary […]

Drug unit back in gear at KPD

Drug unit back in gear at KPD

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The recent arrest of three people in a Keizer home has highlighted ongoing efforts by the Keizer Police Department to combat drug use. Police Chief John Teague has implemented several changes since taking over his duties in September 2013, including restarting the CRU (Community Response Unit) squad, bringing back […]

Wrestlers return in tourney Friday

Wrestlers return in tourney Friday

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Many wrestling programs wouldn’t invite some of the top contenders in the state to their house for the first tournament year after year, but Jason Ebbs, McNary head coach, wouldn’t have it any other way. “There’s only one way to get better and that’s to wrestle the best […]

Last leaf haul on Saturday?

Last leaf haul on Saturday?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s annual Leaf Fall Haul could be happening for the last time this weekend. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Keizer residents can bring their leaves to Keizer Little League field on Ridge Drive. Drivers are asked to enter at the north gate and exit at the […]

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