Day: April 21, 2011

Hunt ‘em down

Easter hunts abound this weekend at local businesses and churches, so grab a basket and join the fun at these locations…

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Party of the year

The Keizer Rotary Club held its annual fund raising raffle party on Saturday, April 16, at the Keizer Civic Center. More than $60,000 was netted which included a silent auction.  Money raised during the annual event fund the club’s community service projects. Dot Lewis of Keizer won the raffle grand prize:  $10,000 in gold and silver.  Her son, Jason—a Rotary Club member—sold her the ticket. Dot’s husband, George, said they thought Jason was joking when he called from the party and told them she had won. “We’ve bought tickets ever since the raffle started; this is the first time we’ve won anything,” said George Lewis. Susie Girouard won the second place prize of a $1,000 travel voucher; she bought her ticket from her husband, Dr. Kim Girouard. Party-goers enjoyed the Tailgate Party theme with tables festooned with sport team items.  Before the announcement of the raffle prize winners, the McNary High School marching band entered the hall to play the school’s Fight Song. Keizer Rotary Club has contributed almost $500,000 over the past two decades for the community such as projects at the Keizer Little League fields, local schools and parks along with international Rotary Club efforts to eradicate polio and provide clean water. Incoming Rotary Club president Greg Rands was chairman of the event. See more photos in the Photo...

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Salem Radiology will build in Keizer

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Exactly what a Salem Radiology in Keizer might look like is still up in the air, the firm’s administrative director said last week. But what is certain is this: The company closed last month on a $1.4 million deal with the city of Keizer and the Keizer Urban Renewal Agency for about two acres at McLeod Lane and Lockhaven Drive NE. “Our plan is to develop a medical office building out there,” said R.A. Neitzel, Salem Radiology’s administrative director. “I don’t think that’s a surprise.” Neitzel said the company “has been looking for the right property for several years. We’re quite pleased about the location and the opportunity to be part of the Keizer community.” Mayor Lore Christopher noted talks have been ongoing for more than a year and said Salem Radiology’s interest in being near Interstate 5 at Exit 260 gave city leaders the idea to try to attract medical facilities to the area. “That’s when we thought… regionally this is a great location,” Christopher said. “Exit 260 is a breeze to get to. That is a nice halfway point between Silverton, Portland and Salem Hospital, so for all of those support medical facilities we’re the perfect and prime location. And I think that’s going to happen.” Neitzel isn’t sure just yet what the building will look like. He said they’d likely keep...

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