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Parking at Big Toy questioned

Parking at Big Toy questioned

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An early concern about The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project resurfaced recently. At the March 11 Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, the issue of parking was brought up – especially if the Site 1 location between the amphitheater and the boat ramp is chosen. Originally […]

The Bard goes steampunk

The Bard goes steampunk

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Of all the things that could possibly create challenges for the McNary High School students working behind the scenes to put on a steampunk-themed production of The Tempest, the biggest was one they weren’t expecting: brown pants. “We’ve only got two pairs of brown pants for guys, and […]

McNary offense leads in win(?) over Senators

McNary offense leads in win(?) over Senators

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team had its most recent outing called in the eighth inning due to lack of daylight Thursday, March 20. The game may or may not be completed at a later date, but the Celts will be in the driver’s seat if it […]

Keizer teens plan tourney to benefit cancer research

Keizer teens plan tourney to benefit cancer research

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Alee Banuelos combined two of her passions when coming up with her senior service project at Blanchet Catholic School: softball and fighting cancer. Banuelos and companion Lauren Kessel, who joined her on the project, hail from Keizer, but the they’re hoping to spread news of their Strike Out […]

Renaissance Inn getting a Quality upgrade

Renaissance Inn getting a Quality upgrade

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Quality is coming to Keizer. Quality Suites, that is. Keizer Renaissance Inn, which underwent a change of ownership last June, will soon become Keizer Quality Suites and Conference Center. The change is expected to take place in mid- to late-April. The Renaissance Inn, built in 1997, is currently Keizer’s […]

Big grant application for The Big Toy project is nearly completed

Big grant application for The Big Toy project is nearly completed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The amount on the grant application is $100,000. At least $100,000. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, has been working with Jeanne Bond-Esser on the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s Local Government Grant for The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project. The grant has been pointed […]

Debate grows over Big Toy site

Debate grows over Big Toy site

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The grumbling has been increasing regarding the placement of The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project. As previously mentioned in the Keizertimes, for months it appeared certain the community build play structure would be built between the amphitheater and the boat ramp area of KRP. In late January, […]

Blazing bats put Celts over Foxes

Blazing bats put Celts over Foxes

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If the McNary High School varsity softball team set out to make a statement in its season opener, Silverton High School heard it loud and clear. The Lady Celts had 22 hits in the 22-0 win March 18, behind a one-hitter from junior pitcher Megan Ulrey. Ulrey […]

Medical marijuana dispensary task force gets going in Keizer

Medical marijuana dispensary task force gets going in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The city’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force has been established. Just don’t expect many meetings for the group. The task force held its first meeting last Wednesday, March 19, at Keizer Civic Center. City councilor Dennis Koho, who chaired the initial meeting, passed around a calendar and had the […]

New details come out in Keizer murder case

New details come out in Keizer murder case

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A positive has emerged in the past week concerning the murder of a Keizer mother. On the other hand, disturbing details of the murder were also unveiled. Michelle Pearson was killed in her Ventura Loop home the night of March 5. Husband Wilfred “Bill” Pearson was also shot […]

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