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Large crowd discusses grocery issues

Large crowd discusses grocery issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes City leaders and a state representative admitted there wasn’t much they could do to persuade a grocery store to come to Keizer during a town hall meeting Tuesday evening at the Keizer Fire Hall. State Rep. Bill Post (R-Keizer) organized the hour-long meeting to allow citizens a chance to […]

Aguilar picks LCC Titans

Aguilar picks LCC Titans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Matt Aguilar set his sights on playing college baseball at a young age. “I played for KYSA and winning a state title made me push myself that much harder,” said Aguilar. On Friday, Jan. 15, Aguilar signed a letter of intent to play for […]

McNaught to join Pirates

McNaught to join Pirates

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kinsey McNaught had a very different vision for her college career. “I wanted a big, huge school far away from home,” said McNaught, a McNary High School senior and softball player. Then the reasons to stay closer to home started piling up. It started when coaches at Spokane’s […]

Mayor gives update at WKNA

Mayor gives update at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A neighborhood association meeting last week turned into a quasi state of the city address. Mayor Cathy Clark was the guest speaker at the West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting Jan. 14 and gave an update on what’s happening around the town. Clark was elected to the Keizer City Council […]

Heroin: A devious liar with a powerful pull

Heroin: A devious liar with a powerful pull

By SAMANTHA NIXON For the Keizertimes Editor’s Note: In a recent Chasing Dark story, Elizabeth Smith talked about her daughter Sam Nixon’s struggles with heroin. This is Sam’s first person tale of what she went through and what she wants others to know about heroin. I’m sure people who have never tried heroin think, “Why […]

Vets help out a brother

Vets help out a brother

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Make no mistake, Terry Lowells greatly appreciated the new ramp. But his favorite part was something that couldn’t be seen. “One big thing is missing: the red tape,” Terry said with a big smile. Terry, who served with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, had a third knee […]

Chamber awards banquet Saturday

Chamber awards banquet Saturday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Christine Dieker wants the attention to go to the right place. On Saturday evening at the Keizer Quality Suites, the Keizer Chamber of Commerce is putting on the 55th annual Keizer First Citizen and Awards Banquet. The event starts with a 6 p.m. social hour and dinner at 7, […]

Tornado blows trouble into small town in McNary’s Anatomy of Gray

Tornado blows trouble into small town in McNary’s Anatomy of Gray

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Jaida Watson, June Muldoon is one of the most relatable characters she’s ever played. “She’s really sarcastic and not afraid to express herself and I relate to that in a lot of ways,” said Watson, who plays June in the upcoming McNary High School production of Anatomy […]

Family files lawsuit vs. McNary Estates HOA

Family files lawsuit vs. McNary Estates HOA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It started with a request last April. It ended with the Kuhn family leaving their longtime McNary Estates home in August and filing a lawsuit against the McNary Estates Homeowners Association. This marks the second time in less than five years the McNary Estates HOA has been sued over […]

Theft ring cracked on Marino Drive

Theft ring cracked on Marino Drive

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A neighborhood nuisance on Marino Drive is no more. Around 5 a.m. Tuesday, officers from various agencies served a search warrant at 555 Marino Drive North in Keizer and arrested Alexandria and Donnie Carpenter, Yvonne Connors and Rudy Sobremonte. Officers then spent the rest of the day processing the […]

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