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Suspect, victim both had criminal history

Suspect, victim both had criminal history

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Both the victim and suspect in last week’s shooting at the Keizer Bi-Mart were familiar to law enforcement. Kyle Erik Madrid, a 31-year-old transient with previous Salem and Keizer addresses, was arrested shortly after fleeing the shooting scene on March 21. Randall Lynn Anderson of Salem, 59, was quickly […]

Call for action for the homeless

Call for action for the homeless

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A full house of about 100 people was on hand Tuesday for the second meeting of the Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative task force. Due to the Salem Public Library meeting room being overcrowded for the first meeting in February, all subsequent meetings are being held in council chambers at Keizer […]

Celts win 3, tie 1 in Volcanoes tourney

Celts win 3, tie 1 in Volcanoes tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team won three of its four games during a spring break tournament hosted at Volcanoes Stadium. Even the fourth game didn’t turn out badly for the Celts; it ended in a 4-4 tie with South Eugene after being called due to time […]

Keizer library hires new manager

Keizer library hires new manager

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kathy Thomas first wandered into the Keizer Community Library (KCL) because she grew tired of driving to Salem for the offerings at the public library there. “I came down to get a patron card and I was so surprised by the warmth and coziness of this little library […]

Mr. Video owner worried about future

Mr. Video owner worried about future

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Terry Ricker doesn’t want to be frozen out of options. Ricker, owner of Mr. Video and LimeBerry Frozen Yogurt at 5003 River Road North in the Schoolhouse Square Shopping Center along with wife Lana, fears his time might be limited in his current location. Ricker moved his video store […]

More faces to be sold for mural

More faces to be sold for mural

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes All that was needed was an auctioneer. Motions were made at a fast and furious rate during the March 22 Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC) meeting in regard to faces on the upcoming public mural, scheduled to be installed this summer on the north wall at Town & Country […]

Displaced by Starbucks

Displaced by Starbucks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With Starbucks moving to a new River Road location, several current businesses are being impacted. As previously mentioned in the Keizertimes, plans call for an existing strip mall at 4943 River Road North to be torn down and replaced by a new Starbucks Coffee with a drive-through. That means […]

Chainsaw artist talks to KPAC

Chainsaw artist talks to KPAC

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Is David Hillesland the Tree Whisperer? Last month the chainsaw artist from Lyons was driving past the Keizer Civic Center when he saw the two bare trees, which are scheduled to be decorated as story poles next year as envisioned by members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission. “Those […]

New regulations discussed at luncheon

New regulations discussed at luncheon

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Stand together, be creative and brace for more. Those were three of the main messages shared during last week’s Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon forum, which was focused on surviving government mandates. The timing wasn’t surprising, given recent action by the Oregon Legislature to increase the minimum wage in […]

Second homeless meeting in Keizer on March 29

Second homeless meeting in Keizer on March 29

The new Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative needed a new home. The first meeting of the task force last month was held in a meeting room at the Salem Public Library, but a crowd of more than 100 people filled the room beyond capacity. As such, the second meeting will be held next Tuesday, March 29 in […]

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