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History aplenty at Civil War reenactment

History aplenty at Civil War reenactment

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Don Benson was one of the Civil War reenactors last weekend at Willamette Mission State Park north of Keizer. But you could say he was reenacting family history. For the 25th time, the Northwest Civil War Council had its Civil War reenactment on the 4th of July weekend. Nearly […]

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 […]

Quite the honor

Quite the honor

BY ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes This July 4, four U.S. Armed Forces veterans with Keizer ties are feeling especially patriotic. The quartet – Jerry Bowerly (Navy), Alfred Bochsler (Air Force), Paul Morgan (Navy) and Ed Bietshek (Air Force) – took part in an Honor Flight of Oregon allowing them to visit numerous memorials […]

Verboort’s mom gives thanks

Verboort’s mom gives thanks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Kathy Verboort continues to be blown away by the love being shown to her son. Son Austin, 16, was critically injured in a two-vehicle accident May 22. Austin’s Jeep Wrangler crumpled after being hit on the driver’s side, leaving the McNary High School junior in a coma. Immediately family, […]

Gray and blue battle anew

Gray and blue battle anew

It’s the silver anniversary of the Civil War. The Civil War reenactments, that is. This 4th of July weekend once again means the Northwest Civil War Council’s (NCWC) reenactment at Willamette Mission State Park, just north of Keizer. The holiday falls perfectly this year, as the three-day event starts Friday, July 3 and concludes on […]

Plan your 4th for maximum boom

Plan your 4th for maximum boom

Civil War battles, a music festival 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 3 through 5 The 25th annual appearance of the Northwest Civil War Council at Willamette Mission State Park. Approximately 1,000 reenactors are expected, who will […]

Splash Fountain hours (kinda) set

Splash Fountain hours (kinda) set

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hoping to use Keizer’s Splash Fountain on Mondays and Tuesdays? Better hope for extreme heat. Next week might just qualify. A heat wave is expected to hit Keizer this weekend, with highs forecasted to be in the 90s through next week. That includes upper 90s on Monday and Tuesday. […]

Art stroll at Capitol Auto

Art stroll at Capitol Auto

Capitol Auto Group will play host to art from 10 local artists Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28. Art will displayed in all the locations of the Capitol Auto campus including Toyota, Chevrolet and Subaru. Art lovers can stroll throughout the Capitol Auto groups, around the lake (with the floating golf green). Food and […]

Death penalty discourse draws celebrity to Keizer

Death penalty discourse draws celebrity to Keizer

For Becky O’Neil McBrayer, “closure” is something that belongs solely in the realm of real estate. “There isn’t closure for murder family victims,” said O’Neil at an annual meeting and fundraiser at Keizer Civic Center for the Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. “Killing the killer doesn’t bring anybody back, it doesn’t solve anything, […]

Stitt happy to see Big Toy happen

Stitt happy to see Big Toy happen

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Will Stitt’s son had to wait nearly a year. Before Liam Stitt turned 6 last September, dad figured he had the perfect present: a new playground at Keizer Rapids Park called the Big Toy. While such a structure was already in the park’s master plan, it was Will Stitt […]

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