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Keizer City Council No. 5 Candidate profiles: Amy Ripp

Keizer City Council No. 5 Candidate profiles: Amy Ripp

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots set to arrive soon at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a […]

Keizer City Council No. 5 Candidate profiles: Matt Chappell

Keizer City Council No. 5 Candidate profiles: Matt Chappell

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots set to arrive soon at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a […]

Lady Celts beat Saxons in five sets

Lady Celts beat Saxons in five sets

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the early going of a much-hyped match-up between the McNary High School Celtics and the South Salem High School Saxons, the Lady Celts seemed to have complete control of the match. Then the Saxons found their footing. McNary had as much as a six-point lead over the […]

No new officer for you, KPD

No new officer for you, KPD

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Plans to add a new Keizer Police Department traffic officer midway through the 2014-15 fiscal year came with a big asterisk. That asterisk was recently popped and thus there is not sufficient funding to add the officer position. Susan Gahlsdorf, Finance director for Keizer, confirmed PERS (Public Employees Retirement […]

First public mural dedicated

First public mural dedicated

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It is Keizer’s newest treasure. “It” is Valley Treasures, the name of the city’s first public mural. A dedication ceremony was held last Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Keizer Florist. The mural is on the west wall of the floral shop at 631 Chemawa Road NE. The mural was designed […]

Herrera lawsuit continues

Herrera lawsuit continues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A former city employee is continuing his legal battle with a local restaurant, as a result of a 2011 confrontation that cost him his job. Roland Herrera, a 19-year employee with the Public Works department of the City of Keizer, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against C&M Victor Company, […]

Carhartt opens in Keizer Station

Carhartt opens in Keizer Station

Carhartt, a retailer of men’s and women’s workwear, opened the doors to its second Oregon-based company-owned retail store last Friday, Oct. 3 at 6385 Ulali Drive NE Suite 101 in Keizer Station Village Center. “One of our very first company-owned retail locations opened in Portland a few years ago and has been very successful, so […]

Trio is honored for 25 years of service at KPD

Trio is honored for 25 years of service at KPD

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Jeff Kuhns can still remember being on a call with partner John Troncoso, when both were detectives at the Keizer Police Department. The two both started at KPD on Oct. 1, 1989 – two of the nine officers who started that day including John Teague, who returned to the […]

A marijuana extravaganza

A marijuana extravaganza

One council meeting, four talks on drugs

One second, one kick wins it

One second, one kick wins it

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a single second left in a game against McMinnville High School, McNary High School’s AJ Johnk, a sophomore, hit a field goal from 30 yards out that gave the Celtics a 42-39 win. It was Johnk’s first kick for the varsity team. He’d hit one from 40 […]

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