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Getting the head in gear

Getting the head in gear

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For Jun Zhu, the reason for opening Gearhead Automotive earlier this year was simple. “We don’t have enough affordable auto repair shops in Keizer,” said Zhu, who opened his shop at 1091 Chemawa Road North No. 11 in January. “I’m also trying to see if I can help the […]

Housing update at GGNA meeting

Housing update at GGNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The state of the housing market depends on your perspective. Dana Burk, a principal broker and certified residential specialist with John L. Scott in Salem, gave a real estate update at the most recent Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA) meeting. “One of the biggest questions I get every day […]

Celtic track teams back for another go

Celtic track teams back for another go

  By Evan Rummerfield For the Keizertimes Spring sports are in full swing. More than 100 McNary track and field athletes are now practicing as of March 3. Last year, the boys placed second at the district meet, and the girls ran away with first place – a district title. Fifteen boys that competed at […]

Another tour of Keizer coming?

Another tour of Keizer coming?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Is Keizer looking to become the tour town? For years, Keizer City Councilors have gone on an annual Parks Tour. Recently the idea was brought forward to have members of the new Keizer Economic Development Commission go on an annual bus tour of Keizer, looking at vacant buildings. Now […]

Baseball team starts 1-1

Baseball team starts 1-1

          By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team stumbled a bit in its first outing Monday, March 17. The Celtics lost 3-1 to Reynolds High School. McNary struggled to put runners on the bases in the early going. Senior Connor Suing made it to […]

Cops honored for CPR effort

Cops honored for CPR effort

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes He didn’t do it for the honor or recognition. But Monday night sure felt good to Sgt. Jeff Goodman with the Keizer Police Department. Goodman and officer Kevin DeMarco were feted at the start of Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting for their actions exactly two months earlier. On […]

Celt actors will take you to Almost, Maine this weekend

Celt actors will take you to Almost, Maine this weekend

By ERIC A. HOWALD/ Of the Keizertimes Who do you call to heal a broken heart? Is it possible to recapture lost love? Do opposites really attract? What happens when any of those scenarios play out? Those are a few of the questions pondered in Almost, Maine. The McNary High School drama department is staging […]

Keizer couple arrested on sex abuse charges

Keizer couple arrested on sex abuse charges

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer couple has been arrested for an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor. Casey Wenger, 33, and his wife, 31-year-old Rosa Wenger, were both arrested Thursday, March 20. In addition to holding state jobs, both were also volunteers with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team. […]

Fire board douses Big Toy

Fire board douses Big Toy

      By ERIC A. HOWALD/Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Fire Board denied a request to pony up $7,000 for the Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park at its meeting Tuesday, March 18. Director Joe Van Meter was the most adamant in his denial. “I am never going to vote for using tax money […]

Hotel to pull into the station

Hotel to pull into the station

    By CRAIG MURPHY/Of the Keizertimes For years there have been signs in Keizer Station pointing out a hotel. The problem has been the lack of a hotel in the shopping area. It appears that is likely to change. Two developers, both of whom have a long history with Keizer Station dating back to […]

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