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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 […]

Bike to end polio

Bike to end polio

On Sunday, June 28, the Rotary Club of Keizer will stage Ride 45 on the 45th, a recreational 45-mile bicycle ride to raise funds for Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign.  There will also be a 12-mile family friendly route. Riders can begin the 45- or 12-mile mapped routes anytime between 8 a.m. and 9:30. […]

Sand volleyball courts approved at KRP

Sand volleyball courts approved at KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Three new sand volleyball courts are indeed coming to Keizer Rapids Park. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Tuesday approved spending $5,000 from its matching grant program fund to help Hans Schneider complete the project. Schneider, who first offered to put the courts in nearly […]

Neighbors want Palma Ciea saved

Neighbors want Palma Ciea saved

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Just the thought of Palma Ciea Park possibly being sold has made some people unhappy. As a result, three people came to the Keizer City Council meeting June 1, asking for the park to not be sold. The idea of the city selling the one-acre park at 900 Cummings […]

Keizer faithful join forces to feed Big Toy volunteers

Keizer faithful join forces to feed Big Toy volunteers

By DEE MOORE For the Keizertimes Finding  150 volunteers a day to build the Big Toy might seem a challenge. Feeding those 150 workers three times a day for five days appeared to most a Herculean task. But for Dave Bauer the answer was simple; reach out to the faith community and ask them to […]

Grads urged to be sweet

Grads urged to be sweet

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Drawing on personal experiences and events during the past 12 months, McNary High School language arts teacher Dan Borresen urged McNary’s graduating class to act on generosity more than self-interest. “It’s your turn. It’s not your turn chase your dreams, it’s not your turn to succeed, it’s not […]

Turf field project in end zone

Turf field project in end zone

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School turf field project got the green light from the school district Monday, June 8. The immediate future of replacing the existing grass field at the high school was in question until that afternoon because fundraising the $500,000 cash needed stalled out with approximately $130,000 […]

Big Toy build underway at KRP

Big Toy build underway at KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The big week is here for the Big Toy. Hordes of community volunteers started showing up at the play structure site Wednesday morning, in the filbert orchards at Keizer Rapids Park. A playground was part of the KRP Master Plan approved in 2008. The idea for what became the […]

Grad moves ahead, no excuses

Grad moves ahead, no excuses

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Many of the McNary High School graduates who will receive their diplomas Friday, June 5, will have overcome all sorts of challenges to make that walk across the stage. Fewer would measure up to what Payton Williams has overcome in the past 12 months. In July 2014, Payton […]

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