Day: May 22, 2013

Ron Christopher wins fire board seat

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ron Christopher was elected again Tuesday night. Only this time, it was for a different board. Christopher, who has held the Salem-Keizer Transit subdistrict No. 2 seat since May 2009, ran against John Rizzo for the Keizer Rural Fire Protection District Position 1 seat and won handily. Results from late Tuesday night showed Christopher garnering 1,729 (61 percent) of the votes, compared to 1,070 (37.8 percent) votes for Rizzo. “I’m very pleased and very happy about it,” Christopher said Wednesday morning. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 24 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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School board scuttles plans to sell property for now

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Sale of the Middle Grove School property was taken off the agenda of Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. At its April meeting, the board learned from Paul Dakopolos, the district’s legal counsel, that although a quiet-title action would be needed to sell the land, there was a 98 percent chance of success. The board last month authorized Dakopolos’ firm, Garrett Hemann Robertson, to seek the quiet title. Tuesday’s tabling of the issue came because the district administration, according to Mary Paulson, chief of staff, had not been able to decide on final details of the proposed sale. Also Tuesday, the board elected two candidates for two board positions of the Willamette Education Service District. The two are Phil Frey of Keizer and Larry Trott of Salem. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 17 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Men’s Wearhouse settles into new digs

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Men’s Wearhouse in Keizer Station was open again May 10. It just wasn’t in the same location. An April 14 fire caused $2 million in damage – mainly in clothing – to the Men’s Wearhouse location at 6065 Keizer Station Boulevard NE. Last Friday, store employees were scrambling to get the new temporary location at 6385 Ulali Drive NE, next to GameStop, up and running. “We started getting this space ready the day after the fire,” regional manager Jonathan Larch said while helping get ready for the store’s opening. “The landowners (at Keizer Station) have been wonderful to work with. We really got this done in record time.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 17 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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