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K-23 production manager debuts short film Sept. 23

K-23 production manager debuts short film Sept. 23

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  Phillip Wade, Keizer-23 production manager, is making his big-screen debut later this month. Wade acts in, and produced, a new short film title Chryzinium, which will premiere at Salem’s Grand Theatre Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Wade plays a small part in front of the camera, a […]

Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new, simple approach is being utilized to cut down on incidents with McNary High School students causing issues on Sandy Drive. The issue, which has been ongoing for years, flared up again last spring as neighbors complained students were loitering in their neighborhood starting around 6:30 a.m. on […]

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Tregg Peterson found out about his friend Payton Williams’ cancer diagnosis, he and his mother, Stacie, visited the Williams home to do some cleaning. Tregg left Payton’s room stuffed with 72 balloons. “I just wanted him to know that he’s not in this alone and that he’s […]

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There are some things cancer, and its various treatments, will take from its victims without them having a say: energy, appetite and mental acuity are a few. But, there are some where the patient has more control. For 17-year-old Payton Williams, his dreadlocks were in the latter category. […]

Free roses available on Patriot Day

Free roses available on Patriot Day

Keizer Florist invites you to receive one dozen free roses to mark Patriot’s Day on Thursday, Sept. 11. The public is invited to come to the store on Wednesday, Sept. 10 to get 12 roses, one to keep and 11 to give away to others to spread friendship, goodwill, unity and celebrating all our heroes. […]

House is worth the wait

House is worth the wait

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Deici Diaz can’t wait for Saturday. After all, it’s been a long wait. On Saturday Diaz, her three children and her mother will move into their brand new home at 1008 Alexis Lane. The four bedroom home was a Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley project. A Diaz […]

Author puts protagonist on the run from hitman he hired

Author puts protagonist on the run from hitman he hired

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The foundation of Riya Anne Polcastro’s first novel started off as a joke that turned into a story she couldn’t let go of. “I had a friend who was really depressive and always seemed on the verge of suicide. I finally told him that if he was ever […]

New leader of the pack

New leader of the pack

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Julia Dewitt is taking over the principal’s office at Whiteaker Middle School at an exciting time. By the end of the 2013-14 school year, Wolverine students had, almost universally, made exceptional gains in state testing assessments, but the official results won’t be released until October. “The faculty and […]

No slowing this flapper tapper

No slowing this flapper tapper

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Eileen Booth has a goal not shared with most people her age. Booth, a Salem resident who has been tap dancing around the Keizer and Salem area for years, turns 88 late next month. She’s still going strong and looks forward to setting a record soon. “My goal is, […]

Bruno’s young helper

Bruno’s young helper

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Bruno, the Keizer Police Department’s newest K-9, has a custom-made vest. The funding for that came from a Keizer citizen. Pretty cool, right? Here’s where it gets even cooler: that citizen is 11 years old. Enya Wallace raised the funds and gave them to officer Stephen Richardson with the […]

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