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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 […]

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 […]

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