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McNary alumna debuts first novel, plans trilogy

McNary alumna debuts first novel, plans trilogy

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jillian Torassa’s first book, Rebel Thirds, transports readers to a dystopian future where intelligence is worshipped and ignorance is revered. “The premise is that its post-nuclear and set in New Zealand, the only place left inhabitable. The destruction of the world was blamed on intelligence because it was […]

KPD helping with National Night Out Aug. 5

KPD helping with National Night Out Aug. 5

In partnership with the National Association of Town Watch, the Keizer Police Department will be co-sponsoring the 31st annual National Night Out event citywide on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. More than 34 million people in more than 15,000 communities throughout the country will join forces to promote police-community partnerships, crime, drug […]

Steam-up powers on

Steam-up powers on

On Aug. 2 and 3, Brooks’ Antique Powerland will continue its annual Great Oregon Steam-up. Parades and exhibits will feature vintage tractors, cars, trucks, military transportation. emergency vehicles and engines in a display of automotive power since the Industrial Age. Parades are slated both days at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for a day pass, […]

McNary student helping redefine ‘pageant girl’

McNary student helping redefine ‘pageant girl’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At 17, Brandi Urban has achieved something a lot of people spend much of their lives seeking: self-confidence. Being named Oregon’s National American Miss in May was just part of the journey. “I had a queen from another pageant take me under her wing the first time I […]

Welcome home, Officer Ricketts

Welcome home, Officer Ricketts

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Seeing an officer at school during lunch this coming year isn’t necessarily a negative. Especially not if it’s Keizer Police Department officer Travis Ricketts with his two children – Allison, 9 and Cole, 6. Ricketts, a former KPD reserve officer, was hired by the KPD on June 18 and […]

Keizer woman recalls the echoes of WWII

Keizer woman recalls the echoes of WWII

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizerite Joy Bebee’s lasting impression of war is its sounds. “There is never any quiet. The bombs get bigger and bigger. We had anti-aircraft guns stationed in a nearby park, there were planes in the sky, a railway track several hundred feet away carried rocket guns back and […]

Familiar face, new place

Familiar face, new place

Former McNary teacher, coach Erik Jespersen will take over as next MHS principal

Numerous resignations draw attention of S-K School Board

Numerous resignations draw attention of S-K School Board

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A number of resignations and retirements at Keizer schools and the district at large sparked concern from members of the Salem-Keizer School Board and audience members at the board meeting Tuesday, July 15. Board Member Nancy MacMorris-Adix expressed concern at the numbers of resignations. Assistant Superintendent Ken Parshall noted […]

Boss recalls Knupp

Boss recalls Knupp

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As days turned to weeks, Robert Allen Knupp’s co-workers held out hope. After the 54-year-old Keizerite was reported missing on June 8, his co-workers at Garten Services Inc. in Salem kept looking for him. “His co-workers have been great,” Garten CEO Tim Rocak said. “People really rallied to try […]

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

For Keizer author, the very nature of the divine

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