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Heroin: A devious liar with a powerful pull

Heroin: A devious liar with a powerful pull

By SAMANTHA NIXON For the Keizertimes Editor’s Note: In a recent Chasing Dark story, Elizabeth Smith talked about her daughter Sam Nixon’s struggles with heroin. This is Sam’s first person tale of what she went through and what she wants others to know about heroin. I’m sure people who have never tried heroin think, “Why […]

Vets help out a brother

Vets help out a brother

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Make no mistake, Terry Lowells greatly appreciated the new ramp. But his favorite part was something that couldn’t be seen. “One big thing is missing: the red tape,” Terry said with a big smile. Terry, who served with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, had a third knee […]

Chamber awards banquet Saturday

Chamber awards banquet Saturday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Christine Dieker wants the attention to go to the right place. On Saturday evening at the Keizer Quality Suites, the Keizer Chamber of Commerce is putting on the 55th annual Keizer First Citizen and Awards Banquet. The event starts with a 6 p.m. social hour and dinner at 7, […]

Tornado blows trouble into small town in McNary’s Anatomy of Gray

Tornado blows trouble into small town in McNary’s Anatomy of Gray

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Jaida Watson, June Muldoon is one of the most relatable characters she’s ever played. “She’s really sarcastic and not afraid to express herself and I relate to that in a lot of ways,” said Watson, who plays June in the upcoming McNary High School production of Anatomy […]

WMS pioneers Google Cardboard

WMS pioneers Google Cardboard

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With the aid of some cardboard, lenses and a cell phone, James Decker’s Whiteaker Middle School social studies class took a trip from the castles of the United Kingdom to the peak of Mt. Everest to the African jungle. All in 25 minutes. “I expected like a virtual […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Tuesday, January 19 at 7 p.m.

Hoping full bellies make warm hearts

Hoping full bellies make warm hearts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Phil Bay, a Keizerite and one of the coordinators of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Just Serve group, knows a good cause when he sees one. “We’re always on the lookout for ways to give back to the community and not just our own […]

Ready for the slopes

Ready for the slopes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you’re looking to catch up with Susan Gahlsdorf after Jan. 8, make sure your skis are ready. That’s the day Gahlsdorf officially retires from the city of Keizer after 18 years as Finance Manager. Tim Wood is filling the spot on an interim basis and has expressed interest […]

Ring in new year with style, laughs

Ring in new year with style, laughs

Time is short for New Year’s Eve plans, but here are a few options for last-minute gatherings to ring in the new year and celebrate 2016 this weekend. • Town & Country Lanes, 3500 River Road N., is hosting a New Year’s Eve party starting at 9:30 p.m.Tickets are $25 and include music, three hours […]

Decorated for the season

Decorated for the season

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you’ve been through the Gubser Miracle of Christmas Lights Display in the last 25 years, odds are you’ve seen the decorations at the Naegeli house. Not to mention the Halloween decorations. And the Valentine’s Day setup. Oh yeah, there’s also the Easter display. Yes, Harlan and Barbara Naegeli […]

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