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What is the next priority for KRP?

What is the next priority for KRP?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy portion of Keizer Rapids Park is pretty much figured out. What about the rest of the park? In 2014, the master plan for KRP was updated as part of moving the play structure to its location in the filbert orchard. While amenities were put into place […]

Ready for the slopes

Ready for the slopes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you’re looking to catch up with Susan Gahlsdorf after Jan. 8, make sure your skis are ready. That’s the day Gahlsdorf officially retires from the city of Keizer after 18 years as Finance Manager. Tim Wood is filling the spot on an interim basis and has expressed interest […]

2015: A year in Keizer sports

2015: A year in Keizer sports

2015 was filled with ups and down for many McNary High School teams, but along the way a few rose to new peaks and a number of individual athletes made waves with top finishes in their sports of choice. Here is a round-up of some of the biggest stories of the year. New turf at […]

Keizer’s top stories of 2015

Keizer’s top stories of 2015

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When a city keeps getting new housing developments, apartments and senior living centers, it may seem logical to assume more core services would follow. Such was not the case in Keizer in 2015. As recently as mid-2012, Keizer had three grocery stores. Then Roth’s closed that year. Albertsons closed […]

Ring in new year with style, laughs

Ring in new year with style, laughs

Time is short for New Year’s Eve plans, but here are a few options for last-minute gatherings to ring in the new year and celebrate 2016 this weekend. • Town & Country Lanes, 3500 River Road N., is hosting a New Year’s Eve party starting at 9:30 p.m.Tickets are $25 and include music, three hours […]

Wrestlers take down Grizzlies

Wrestlers take down Grizzlies

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Four McNary High School wrestlers were key to picking up the team’s first win, 44-28, over McMinnville High School since the Grizzlies joined the Greater Valley Conference. “It was a four-man puzzle, and we had some kids step up who had never been bumped up a weight class […]

New lease on life for orchard

New lease on life for orchard

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There is a future again for the filbert orchard at Keizer Rapids Park. After Tony Weathers was granted a release from his contract to harvest the orchards in June, there was considerable question if another farm would take his place, especially given the desire to not use chemicals necessary […]

Boys surge to sixth on win over Vikings

Boys surge to sixth on win over Vikings

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In one of the McNary High School boys varsity basketball team’s most controlled wins in years, the Celts handily defeated the Forest Grove Vikings 76-62 Friday, Dec. 18. The victory sent the Keizer team soaring up the state rankings to sixth in the OSAA 6A classification. “Forest Grove […]

Man extradited to Keizer for 2007 case

Man extradited to Keizer for 2007 case

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A man who allegedly took an 11-year-old Keizer girl to Mexico in the spring of 2007 has been extradited to Oregon to face criminal prosecution from the Marion County District Attorney’s office. Raul Xalamihua-Espindola, now 28, was escorted Dec. 15 by two special agents from the Portland office of […]

Decorated for the season

Decorated for the season

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you’ve been through the Gubser Miracle of Christmas Lights Display in the last 25 years, odds are you’ve seen the decorations at the Naegeli house. Not to mention the Halloween decorations. And the Valentine’s Day setup. Oh yeah, there’s also the Easter display. Yes, Harlan and Barbara Naegeli […]

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