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Keizer author’s second novel out July 26

Keizer author’s second novel out July 26

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The Hidden Letters of Velta B., written by Keizer author Gina Ochsner, will be released Tuesday but the journey to writing her second novel began 11 years ago with a story in the Boston Review. Ochsner was reading Regeneration by Latvian author Pauls Toutonghi. “His use of language, his […]

Kids: Leave your mark on Iris Parade mural

Kids: Leave your mark on Iris Parade mural

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes On July 23 and 25, organizers of Keizer’s mural project at Town & Country Lanes are hoping area children turn out to leave their mark. On those dates, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., kids up to 13 years old (including newborns) are invited to leave their handprints […]

McNary taps its new choir director

McNary taps its new choir director

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Joshua Rist knows what it’s like to be dragged to choir. At 16 years old, taking classes at Linn-Benton Community College in Corvallis, a friend managed to get Rist to give singing a try for the first time. “I fell in love pretty hardcore,” Rist said. “It really changed […]

Community Calendar

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The Bard returns to Keizer Rapids

The Bard returns to Keizer Rapids

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Come to Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night ready to laugh. “This show is a ridiculous romp,” Director Linda Baker said. “[William] Shakespeare didn’t take it very seriously, I think, so we’re not either.” Baker said the comedy comes from her cast. “Really what I have here is […]

Children’s hands to be part of mural

Children’s hands to be part of mural

Keizer kids can get their hands on the new public mural on July 23 and 25. Keizer Public Arts Commission and Jill Hagen, project manager, invites the public to bring their children—newborn to 13 years—to have their handprints painted on the Iris Festival parade mural being painted on the north side wall of Town and […]

The best and brightest of local(ish) July 4th events

The best and brightest of local(ish) July 4th events

Civil War Battles, rodeos and enough fireworks to make your head explode. Here is a round-up of where to see the best and brightest this July 4. July 2 through 4 The Northwest Civil War Council at Antique Powerland in Brooks. Approximately 1,000 reenactors are expected, who will demonstrate the living and fighting conditions of […]

Civil War Reenactment July 2-4

Civil War Reenactment July 2-4

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes After 25 years at Willamette Mission State Park, the Northwest Civil War Council’s annual Civil War reenactment is moving four and half miles east to Antique Powerland. “We’re still going to have the same battles,” said Steve Robinson, who along with doing public relations for the NWCWC, is also […]

Keizer woman competing for Miss Oregon

Keizer woman competing for Miss Oregon

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Hannah Patterson’s dream is to become a professional actor and if she happens to be crowned Miss Oregon or even Miss America on the way, so be it. “The scholarship money is the biggest pull for me,” Patterson said. “I want to go to grad school and I’d like […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council

Agenda for Keizer City Council

CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT, AND LEAST COST FASHION AGENDA KEIZER CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION Tuesday, July 5, 2016 7:00 p.m. Robert L. Simon Council Chambers Keizer, Oregon 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL […]

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