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Bouvier becomes full-time employee for civic center

Bouvier becomes full-time employee for civic center

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Limited duration no more. When Kristian Bouvier became Event Center Coordinator for the Keizer Civic Center in January 2014, the future of the job was uncertain. It was listed as limited duration, in essence needing to prove it was worthy of bringing in more funding in order to become […]

No one injured in Sunday morning drive-by shooting

No one injured in Sunday morning drive-by shooting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No one was injured early Sunday morning when several shots were fired in what police are calling a drive-by shooting on the 4900 block of 13th Avenue North. According to the Keizer Police Department, the shooting was reported at 2:17 a.m., though one neighbor told the Keizertimes about being […]

Iris Festival just around the corner

Iris Festival just around the corner

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s May in Keizer, which could only mean one thing: it’s time for the Iris Festival. Keizer’s biggest weekend of the year is almost here, starting in earnest next Thursday, May 19 with a kickoff dinner and party. Activities conclude with several events on Sunday, May 22 including runs, […]

Middle school rivals meet on MHS track

Middle school rivals meet on MHS track

Keizer’s two middle schools, Claggett Creek and Whiteaker, met at McNary High School for a track and field meet Thursday, May 5, and both schools had strong showings throughout the meet. In sixth grade events, Whiteaker winners were: Spencer Mills in the boys shot put with a mark of 27-6.75; Grace Greer in the girls […]

KHT premieres Drop Dead!

KHT premieres Drop Dead!

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s (KHT) latest production, a troupe of has-been thespians attempts to stage a comeback, but the bodies keep piling up. “It’s pants-wetting funny,” said Tyler Fredrickson, who plays the stage manager of the production. “My character alone flips from passive to assertive to aggressive at […]

Lady Celts score 31 times in two games

Lady Celts score 31 times in two games

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes By most measures, the McNary High School varsity softball team had a rough start to its season. The Lady Celts won only two of their first 12 contests, but those days are looking more and more distant. The team, which has been known for its offense in seasons […]

Furor over officer budget hole

Furor over officer budget hole

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Yes, the Keizer Budget Committee was able to approve the 2016-17 fiscal year budget in two meetings last week. But not everyone was happy. In particular, funding for another police officer position – or the lack thereof – once again caused a great deal of angst. The Keizer Police […]

MHS alumni basketball tourney kicks off May 14

MHS alumni basketball tourney kicks off May 14

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For its first time out, a planned boys varsity basketball tournament may not be as big as its organizers would hope, but they’re in it for the long haul. “One of the things that we’ve tried to do is honor the tradition of the program a little more, […]

Man arrested after driving through KLL Park

Man arrested after driving through KLL Park

A 20-year-old Salem man who drove away from two police officers Tuesday was arrested after hitting a fence at Keizer Little League Park, where games were taking place. The incident started around 5 p.m. May 10 when officer Jeremie Fletcher with the Keizer Police Department saw a 1992 Honda Civic hatchback with no plates or […]

Dwellings per acre rules will now be consistent throughout Keizer

Dwellings per acre rules will now be consistent throughout Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If Keizer allows eight dwellings per acre, why should one area have a limitation of six dwellings per acre? That question came up during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. The proposed revision to the Keizer Development Code, previously approved by the Keizer Planning Commission, deals with a limit on […]

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