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Cooking up adult foster care in Keizer

Cooking up adult foster care in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The front door is purple for a reason. After all, purple was Mavis Wellin’s favorite color. This particular front door is at the new Apple Blossom Manor, an adult foster home at 289 Apple Blossom Avenue N in Keizer. The home is operated by Sharon Cook, who is having […]

Art as an ad?

Art as an ad?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could public art be construed as illegal advertising in Keizer? That question has come up regarding a proposed piece of art for Boucher Jewelers, located at 4965 River Road North. Lore Christopher, chair of the Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC), said the longtime business had a float with a […]

Matching grants spared cut

Matching grants spared cut

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A matching grant program was spared a big cut Tuesday night. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board were faced with the possibility of having to cut $9,000 out of an already limited budget for their matching grant program, which matches dollars and labor put into projects […]

Couple needs help after fire

Couple needs help after fire

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Randy Wilson broke the promise he made on his wife Debbie’s birthday. Randy often tells his wife to hurry up or move faster. The day before her June 20 birthday, Debbie mentioned her birthday wish: for Randy to not tell her once on her birthday to hurry up. Randy […]

Housing taking off in Keizer

Housing taking off in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes At a budget meeting in April, concerns were expressed about projected housing starts. As it turns out, there was no need for such concerns. Several new projects are either done or in the works for multi-family housing units, including an expansion of the Hawks Pointe Apartments and a couple […]

Keizer senior wins Masters high jump

Keizer senior wins Masters high jump

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At 75, Keizerite Jim Kesey is performing feats of athletic prowess when others his age would be more worried about falling and breaking a hip. “All my friends think I’m nuts because I work hard every day as much as I can,” said Kesey. In June, Kesey took […]

History aplenty at Civil War reenactment

History aplenty at Civil War reenactment

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Don Benson was one of the Civil War reenactors last weekend at Willamette Mission State Park north of Keizer. But you could say he was reenacting family history. For the 25th time, the Northwest Civil War Council had its Civil War reenactment on the 4th of July weekend. Nearly […]

Friendship puts book on shelves

Friendship puts book on shelves

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Wally Graham was 10 years old, a relative introduced him to a neighbor as “weak-in-the-head.” That encounter and others left him with a diminished sense of self for much of his life. “The worst thing you can do to a child is make them feel inferior,” said […]

Volcanoes beat Dust Devils 9-3

Volcanoes beat Dust Devils 9-3

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Volcanoes fans celebrated both the Fourth of July and a series-opening 9-3 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils on Saturday. A crowd of 4,303 saw Logan Webb get his second victory of the season and watched a six-run Salem-Keizer fourth inning. Independence Day ceremonies involving the military preceded the […]

Fire and brimstone sign ignites furor

Fire and brimstone sign ignites furor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A reader board message at Town & Country Lanes has garnered the business a lot of attention, but most of it is proving costly. On Thursday, July 2, T&C owner Don Lebold posted a message on the bowling alley’s sign along River Road North reading: “Judges making decisions […]

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