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A vision for Keizer Rapids Park

A vision for Keizer Rapids Park

To the Editor: With the advent of bringing 58 acres of park land at Keizer Rapids Park into Keizer’s urban growth boundary, there is a great opportunity to revise the current plan and master plan the new acreage, “the filbert orchard area.” The city council and the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are looking […]

What has become of wisdom?

What has become of wisdom?

A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL Each day I expect to answer the bell and find wisdom on my doorstep, ready to move in.  With age was supposed to come wisdom.  Age has found me and is comfortably settled in but wisdom is somewhere delayed. “Many persons might have attained to wisdom had they […]

The most important day was the longest

The most important day was the longest

There were 36,525 days in the 20th century.  Which one stands out to you as most important?  My choice is “The Longest Day.” Arguably, one day among all the days in previous centuries can be singled out as most important. Some would say of the 1800s, for example, that it was July 3, 1863, and the Battle of Gettysburg.  In the 1700s, it’d have […]

Donald Ray Conner

Donald Ray Conner

July 30, 1933 – May 31, 2014

Janice Nissen

Janice Nissen

Aug. 27, 1924 – May 19, 2014

Protestor for cows, against development

Protestor for cows, against development

A lone woman protested Tuesday evening, June 3, against the proposed development for property along Verda Lane between Chemawa Road and Dearborn Avenue. A requested zone change could include apartments. Maddy Kephart, 22, made a sign with a “No More Apartments” on one side and “Save Keizer Cows” on the other. She stood at the […]

Future Celt hoop camp set June 16

Future Celt hoop camp set June 16

The McNary High School boys basketball program is hosting summer camps for boys in June. The camps are planned for Monday, June 16, through Thursday, June 19. Incoming third through fifth graders will meet from 9 a.m. to noon and incoming sixth through eighth graders will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Camps will focus […]

Flag poles dedicated at Ryan J. Hill Memorial Park

Flag poles dedicated at Ryan J. Hill Memorial Park

  By DEE MOORE For the Keizertimes The sun slid behind the gathering clouds as the small, solemn crowd congregated on Memorial Day to honor Pfc. Ryan Hill and dedicate the new flag poles recently added to the park named after the Keizer Army war hero who fell in 2007. The grey sky – which […]

Trevor John Fowler

Trevor John Fowler

March 20, 1979 – May 16, 2014

Photo Gallery: 2014 Keizer Iris Festival

Photo Gallery: 2014 Keizer Iris Festival

  Check out these photos from this year’s Keizer Iris Festival. Here are this years award winners… Senior Talent Show sponsored by Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community First place: Rich Forester, vocals Second place: Judy Chartier, vocals Third place: Eileen Booth, vocals and tap dance routine Battle of the Bands: Top three: Zero Seasons, Felony Flats, Sleight […]

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