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Nov. 11 holds two special meanings for Keizer’s Taylor

Nov. 11 holds two special meanings for Keizer’s Taylor

By LYNDON ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes Virgil Taylor celebrated his 98th birthday Tuesday in the Grace Chapel at Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community with other residents, being entertained by a performance of the Northwest Banjo Band. Taylor was born in Ohio on November 11, 1916, before it was known as Armistice Day or today’s Veterans Day. […]

Feeling Reckless? MHS has just the play for you

Feeling Reckless? MHS has just the play for you

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Dark secrets fuel McNary High School’s production of Reckless opening next week in the Ken Collins Theatre. The play opens Nov. 14 and continues with shows Nov. 20 to 22. Tickets are $5 and curtain time is 7 p.m. each night. Carina Myrand plays the lead, Rachel, who […]

School board names new assistant super

School board names new assistant super

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Salem-Keizer School Board named Kelly Carlisle, director of high schools in the district, to the vacant assistant superintendent position. Carlisle succeeds Salem Noor, who has taken a position with the Oregon Department of Education. His appointment came at a special meeting of the board Tuesday. Also at the […]

Wanted: Big hearts, warm hands for terminal patients’ final hours

Wanted: Big hearts, warm hands for terminal patients’ final hours

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Portland-based non-profit is looking for local volunteers with big hearts and a willingness to open them up to strangers in need. Jim Pfeifer, program director of No One Dies Alone (NODA), has partnered with Keizer’s Avamere Court retirement community and its new memory care center, Arbor at […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, November 3

SKSB committee draws too many applicants for quick board decision

SKSB committee draws too many applicants for quick board decision

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Salem-Keizer School District directors had so much difficulty filling five budget committee positions earlier this month that they had to postpone their vote on one of the positions for two weeks. Eight people applied for the five positions, with one disqualified because he was found not to be a […]

Riding with the Lord

Riding with the Lord

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Jerry Christensen set his retirement date, it was three years out. Now that date is here. Christensen, senior pastor at Countryside Christian Church at 5775 McLeod Lane NE, will deliver his final sermon on Sunday. There will be a reception for him from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday […]

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two summers ago, Hannah Samples and Kylie Wiedeman were swimming in the Willamette River and decided to go for a ride on a jet ski with Samples’ mother. “As we were riding along, her mom says, ‘Don’t lean.’ We look at each other and we shrugged and leaned. […]

MHS rallies around an injured senior

MHS rallies around an injured senior

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hannah Samples has been on the minds of many in and around McNary High School lately. The MHS senior was struck by an SUV on the afternoon of Oct. 14 while crossing a street in Salem. She was Lifeflighted to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Sgt. Dave Okada […]

Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Joseph Vierra was a good bowler, liked hamburgers (even for breakfast) and was deeply loved by his elder brother, John, despite the 17 years that separated them in age. Joseph was killed when his tank was attacked during the Vietnam War. In a painful twist of fate, John […]

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