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Love to bend unexpectedly for McNary HS thespians

Love to bend unexpectedly for McNary HS thespians

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two tales of forbidden love will bookend McNary High School’s drama season. “Last year, we spent the year on plays dealing with choice. This year, we are looking at the many faces of love as a theme,” said Dallas Myers, McNary drama director. First up, in November, will […]

Keizer to cover girl

Keizer to cover girl

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When she was a McNary High School student, Alesha Cubitt was likely most memorable because of her hair. She changed colors and styles regularly, even went so far as to shave it. “I was a complete tomboy,” Cubitt said. “I was actually really shy, I did track in […]

Blue Day marks turf unveiling

Blue Day marks turf unveiling

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Danielle Bethell, president of the McNary High School Athletic Booster Club (MABC), McNary’s new artificial turf field is less about sports and more about the individual students who will end up using it. “Every kid that puts effort into one of the groups using the field puts […]

Turn on, tune in and listen for the mic drop

Turn on, tune in and listen for the mic drop

Keizerites help give KMUZ distinct voice

Parade mural still on despite recent site controversy

Parade mural still on despite recent site controversy

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Think that it might be a risk to put up a city-approved mural on the wall of a business that recently stirred up nationwide controversy with an anti-gay marriage message on its readerboard? Former Keizer mayor Lore Christopher, chair of the Keizer Public Arts Commission which met July […]

The Lesson of “WOW”

The Lesson of “WOW”

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Sandra Krause breathed a sigh of relief when admissions officers at a naval academy rejected her application. “It was like being on the edge of a cliff,” Krause said. “They turned me down, but it meant I could pursue what was in my heart and soul, which was […]

Local bowler to State Games of America

Local bowler to State Games of America

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer teen with an already long list of accomplishments in bowling will be seeking another notch in his belt at the State Games of America next weekend. On Saturday, July 25, Nick Blythe is holding a car wash at Town & Country Lanes in Keizer to help […]

Keizer senior wins Masters high jump

Keizer senior wins Masters high jump

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At 75, Keizerite Jim Kesey is performing feats of athletic prowess when others his age would be more worried about falling and breaking a hip. “All my friends think I’m nuts because I work hard every day as much as I can,” said Kesey. In June, Kesey took […]

Friendship puts book on shelves

Friendship puts book on shelves

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Wally Graham was 10 years old, a relative introduced him to a neighbor as “weak-in-the-head.” That encounter and others left him with a diminished sense of self for much of his life. “The worst thing you can do to a child is make them feel inferior,” said […]

Fire and brimstone sign ignites furor

Fire and brimstone sign ignites furor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A reader board message at Town & Country Lanes has garnered the business a lot of attention, but most of it is proving costly. On Thursday, July 2, T&C owner Don Lebold posted a message on the bowling alley’s sign along River Road North reading: “Judges making decisions […]

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