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Parade plans come into sharper focus

Parade plans come into sharper focus

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a little over a week before the cut-off date, the Keizer Holiday Lights Parade is ahead of where its predecessor was at this time last year. “Right now, we have more than 30 entries and there were only 28 in the parade last year,” said Danielle Bethell, […]

Keizer man celebrates Trump victory with cannon

Keizer man celebrates Trump victory with cannon

One Keizer man was arrested and two more given citations stemming from a decision to celebrate Donald Trump’s presidential victory by lighting off a cannon. On Wednesday, November 9, at 8:47 p.m. officers from the Keizer Police Department responded along with members of the Keizer Fire District to the intersection of 7th Avenue Northeast and […]

An agent of peace

An agent of peace

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Dr. Pritam Rohila thinks a lot about peace, mostly because he’s witnessed the horrors conflict conjures. Pritam was born in Rupar, India, when it was still ruled by British colonialists. When he was 11 years old, Britain gave up control over the land, but not before dividing it […]

Keizer vet has new roof over her family’s heads

Keizer vet has new roof over her family’s heads

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer veteran has a new roof this week thanks to the collective efforts of the Oregon Service Member & Family Support Office, Owens Corning Roofing and Pfeifer Roofing. “Seeing this roof happen, it kind of reminds you about the reasons behind the fight. You find amazing people […]

Homeless student numbers on the rise

Homeless student numbers on the rise

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer schools served 199 homeless students during the last academic year, students who were spending the night doubled up in homes with other families, in shelters, hotels and motels, cars and on the street. McNary High School was third among the Salem-Keizer School District high schools with 52 […]

Camp gone, homelessness isn’t

Camp gone, homelessness isn’t

Mike could sleep standing up. It wasn’t a parlor trick he’d learned to impress people, it was a survival skill. He’d spent much of his late teens and early twenties homeless and figured out that if he could find a 24-hour laundromat and leaned up against the dryers while they ran, it solved two problems: […]

Keizer Liquor now largest in the state

Keizer Liquor now largest in the state

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer Liquor is now open at its new location in Schoolhouse Square and, if you’re human, you’re not going to be able to resist running your hand over the bar. “They sent us out looking for a board that was this big and this wide and we picked […]

Oh-oh-it’s magic…

Oh-oh-it’s magic…

Cinemagic movie theater may be coming

Board nixes adopt-a-park talk

Board nixes adopt-a-park talk

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met Tuesday, Oct. 11. These are some of the topics the board addressed: • Board members put off a detailed discussion of instituting an adopt-a-park program intended to get local businesses involved in the city’s parks. City Councilor Amy Ryan suggested […]

Artist sows Combat Grass

Artist sows Combat Grass

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Before he headed to the war front in Iraq in 2003, Matthew Boulay’s preferred reading list was nonfiction for the most part. When he returned home and was trying to find his way back to civilian life, he continued to read, but poetry, specifically work by veterans, took […]

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