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Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Bill Post

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Bill Post

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots arriving 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 question-and-answer format. Why […]

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Chuck Lee

Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Chuck Lee

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots arriving 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 question-and-answer format. Why […]

Formal action taken on Herber property

Formal action taken on Herber property

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With a bit of hesitation, Keizer City Councilors formally denied a proposal regarding the Herber Farm property, aka the cow pasture at Verda Lane an Chemawa Road. Councilors approved the motion 7-0 at their Oct. 6 meeting, following a similar vote at the Sept. 2 council meeting. Mark Grenz […]

Henson resigns MCFD post

Henson resigns MCFD post

The chief of Marion County Fire District No. 1 tendered his resignation to the board of directors after the board’s monthly meeting Oct. 8. Chief Kevin Henson will continue to serve as chief through Oct. 31. “Chief Henson has shown more determination and dedication to facilitating change in this fire district than any fire chief […]

Candidate’s business partner facing charges

Candidate’s business partner facing charges

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Council candidate Amy Ripp’s business partner has been charged with four counts of sexual abuse, but Ripp is standing by her partner. Ripp is running against Matt Chappell for the No. 5 council seat, the only contested race of four in the city this fall. A check […]

Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Joseph Vierra was a good bowler, liked hamburgers (even for breakfast) and was deeply loved by his elder brother, John, despite the 17 years that separated them in age. Joseph was killed when his tank was attacked during the Vietnam War. In a painful twist of fate, John […]

Celts vie with Titans for 2nd in GVC

Celts vie with Titans for 2nd in GVC

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  It’s been more than a month since the McNary High School varsity football team faced an opponent putting up offensive numbers anywhere in the vicinity of the West Salem High School Titans. The Titans, the No. 2 team in the Greater Valley Conference (4-1 in conference, 5-1 overall), […]

Gridders surge to win over Forest Grove in second half

Gridders surge to win over Forest Grove in second half

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Tanner Walker had two touchdown catches and a pick-six in the Celtics game with Forest Grove High School Vikings. Walker intercepted a Viking pass in the final minutes of the game to drive a nail in the coffin of a 32-10 final score. “They threw […]

Parks Board pegs Big Toy site

Parks Board pegs Big Toy site

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy has a location at Keizer Rapids Park. Again. For now. On Tuesday night, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board selected sites for various amenities in the expanded 28 acres of land that has been discussed as part of the Urban Growth Boundary at […]

Thatchers address ODOT issues

Thatchers address ODOT issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer politician running for a new state senate seat continues to feel she is being retaliated against by a state agency she used to do business with. Kim Thatcher, owner of both KT Contracting and Highway Specialties based in Brooks, said the issues stem from a 2005 project […]

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