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MHS junior Best of Show

MHS junior Best of Show

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Elizabeth Russell, a McNary High School junior, was given a photography assignment with the theme of “reflection” earlier this year, she came up with a unique take. She took her 13-year-old sister, Nicole, out into a field on a sunny day and took a picture of her […]

Woman blessed by Benny — twice

Woman blessed by Benny — twice

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Is Benny back with his $100 bills? Keizer’s Joni Powers sure is a Benny Believer. On Valentine’s Day, Powers was shopping in the toy aisle at the Keizer Goodwill store with grandson Jackson, 3. Powers takes care of Jackson full-time so his parents can both work. Having not worked herself […]

Two wrestlers, zero excuses

Two wrestlers, zero excuses

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two former wrestlers with similarly unique challenges visited Keizer schools last week delivering messages of inspiration. Anthony Robles, who won the 2011 national NCAA wrestling title at 125 pounds, visited McNary High School Wednesday, Feb. 17. Keizer’s own Kacey McCallister, a wrestling standout at McNary who ended his […]

Jamieson says doctors turning around opioid prescription issue

Jamieson says doctors turning around opioid prescription issue

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The numbers are staggering. Dr. Jay Jamieson has faith things will get better. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Vital Statistics System mortality data, 44 people die each day in the United States as a result of prescription opioid overdose. The data shows there […]

Tour shows need for KLL help

Tour shows need for KLL help

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On the surface, things don’t appear that bad at Keizer Little League Park. After all, from the distance, the 12 fields have green grass and clearly defined base paths. Fences and dugouts are present at each field. Examine the fields more closely, however, and the need for repairs becomes […]

Fixing KLL Park, one field at a time

Fixing KLL Park, one field at a time

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Clint Holland knows what the fields at Keizer Little League Park look like in prime condition. After all, Holland is one of the scores of people who used to work on the fields, which at one time were the heart and soul of the city. The fields have since […]

Service to Education a sweet award for Honey

Service to Education a sweet award for Honey

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sure, John Honey could have retired when he thought he would. But had Honey merely retired after serving as McNary High School principal for four years, he would have missed out on a couple of things. For example, there’s last fall’s opening of the new Career Technical Education Center, […]

Family affair for the Whites

Family affair for the Whites

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First Scott White honored his dad. Then it was Scott himself getting an even bigger honor. During the Keizer First Citizen and Awards Banquet on Jan. 23, there were 14 Pairings of Excellence recipients, with Scott, owner of Keizer Big Town Hero, honoring father Glenn White as “Big Town […]

Bethell honored for booster efforts

Bethell honored for booster efforts

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Danielle Bethell nearly missed her big moment at the Jan. 23 Keizer First Citizen Awards Banquet. “We almost didn’t come,” Bethell said, referring to herself and husband Nathan. “My daughter was having a rough day today. She wanted us to stay home, so we almost stayed home. But I’m […]

The right time for Caillier

The right time for Caillier

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Does anybody really know what time it is? Hopefully the Cailliers do. Mark and Kris Caillier have a large collection of clocks in their Keizer home. Let’s just say it is 20-plus. So many clocks, in fact, what do you do with one more? Mark got a clock at […]

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