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Second murder trial starts next week

Second murder trial starts next week

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For the second time, the case against Victor David Smith starts next week. Smith has been charged with the 2004 murder with a firearm of Keizer resident Phillip Johnson. After more than three days of deliberations in June, the Marion County Circuit Court jury remained irreparably split. Judge Thomas […]

Public turns out against apartment proposal

Public turns out against apartment proposal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Council chambers weren’t quite as full the second time around, but it was close. In June, a public hearing about a proposal to convert the “cow pasture” along Verda Lane between Chemawa Road and Dearborn Avenue at Keizer Civic Center resulted in the council chambers being filled with about […]

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So, there’s a grenade in my desk drawer…

So, there’s a grenade in my desk drawer…

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes High on the list of things teachers don’t want to see in their desks when returning from the summer break: a grenade. That’s just what one teacher at McNary High School found last Thursday, Aug. 28. As a result, the Keizer Police Department was called and the bomb squad […]

Apartment plan gets nixed

Apartment plan gets nixed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the end, the numbers didn’t add up. As a result, members of the Keizer City Council unanimously rejected a proposal that would have cleared the way for approximately 120 new apartments along Verda Lane between Chemawa Road and Dearborn Avenue, on land referred to as the cow pasture. […]

KHC honoring DAR luminary

KHC honoring DAR luminary

A memorial plaque honoring Anna Maria Pittman will be dedicated on the front lawn of the Keizer Heritage Center on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. The plaque memorializes the namesake of the Anna Maria Pittman Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Keizer chapter was chartered on Dec. […]

Hot bats a double-edged sword for Volcanoes last week

Hot bats a double-edged sword for Volcanoes last week

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 20: Volcanoes 5, Tri-City 2 Salem-Keizer turned five double plays in the first game of this home series. Although the Dust Devils scored the first run in the first inning, the Volcanoes got all they needed (three) in the third. They also hit two home runs, solo shots by […]

Trying to find land’s true worth

Trying to find land’s true worth

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes How much is city property in Keizer Station Area B worth? City officials aren’t sure. As such, agents of the Keizer Urban Renewal Agency unanimously approved a request Aug. 18 to have an appraisal done on city-owned commercial properties along Lockhaven Drive between the Keizer Transit Center and the […]

Tri-City ekes one out over Volcanoes

Tri-City ekes one out over Volcanoes

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The only time the Volcanoes were ahead in this one was the final moment of the game. After trailing the Tri-City Dust Devils 5-2 in the middle of the ninth inning, Salem-Keizer won the rubber game of the series and the last regular-season home game of this year 6-5. […]

New homes on Bair proposed

New homes on Bair proposed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The developer hoping to convert the “cow pasture” by Claggett Creek Park into apartments is also proposing a new subdivision on Bair Road. Mark Grenz with Multi-Tech Engineering has submitted an application to turn a 2.32 acre parcel by Bair Park into a new 12-lot subdivision. A hearing on […]

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