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The Big Toy’s castle plans are not cast in concrete quite yet

The Big Toy’s castle plans are not cast in concrete quite yet

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The design for the Big Toy is still being tweaked. In September Rick Day, owner of Advantage Precast in Keizer, offered to donate blocks of concrete that could be used for a castle look at the play structure set to be built by community volunteers at Keizer Rapids Park […]

Boozing burglar busted

Boozing burglar busted

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A naked burglar who went boozing, used a shower and hot tub was captured after breaking into a second Keizer home last weekend. The surprising part? Some of the details aren’t unique to this particular case. Guillermo Brambila Lopez of Woodburn, 24, was arrested in the early morning hours […]

Adios! Old councilors ride into the sunset

Adios! Old councilors ride into the sunset

By CRAIG MURPHY and LYNDON A. ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes Three familiar faces may have joined the Keizer City Council on Monday, but that means three left. Mayor Lore Christopher vacated her seat after 14 years, while Jim Taylor left his council seat after 12 years and Joe Egli left after four years. Cathy Clark […]

Swift timeline planned for football coach replacement

Swift timeline planned for football coach replacement

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School officials are wasting little time in their search for a replacement for Isaac Parker, the current head coach of the Celtic football program. Parker is leaving his coaching and teaching positions on Jan. 26 to take a job as an offensive coach and recruiter for […]

First medical marijuana facility opens in Keizer

First medical marijuana facility opens in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ben Robison recently opened Keizer’s first medical marijuana facility. The way he sees it, there won’t be much competition in the future in Keizer. Robison opened Alpha Alternative Solutions at 3700 River Road on Dec. 20, nearly a year after he hoped to open. Figuring out how to regulate […]

The Real Deal

The Real Deal

Barn-burner with Saxons puts Celts at top of GVC

New mayor, councilors take over (with VIDEO)

New mayor, councilors take over (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Four familiar faces were sworn in during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. Cathy Clark was sworn in as the new mayor after serving on the council for eight years. Clark took over the seat previously held by Lore Christopher for 14 years. Roland Herrera may be new to council, […]

Dog shot, two arrested at longtime drug home

Dog shot, two arrested at longtime drug home

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two people were arrested and an aggressive dog was shot early Thursday morning. According to a news release from the Keizer Police Department, members of the KPD’s Community Response Unit (CRU) heard about complaints of drug dealing at 453 Juedes Avenue North in December and began an investigation. A […]

Mahalo! Parker leaving MHS

Mahalo! Parker leaving MHS

Football  coach takes job with Lewis & Clark

A shaky start, but Celtics collar Bulldogs

A shaky start, but Celtics collar Bulldogs

The McNary High School boys varsity basketball team was scrambling in the early going of a game with Woodburn High School Monday, Dec. 22. The Bulldogs’ scrappiness kept the Celtics off their game until the second half, but McNary emerged with a 73-43 win. Tregg Peterson led the Keizer team with 16 points; Mathew Ismay […]

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