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Two win the show at DYWK

Two win the show at DYWK

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Fatima Falcon and Cambria Rushton were selected to represent Keizer as the city’s Distinguished Young Women during the scholarship program Saturday, May 9. “Actually, I wasn’t nervous until I hit the stage today. Up to today it was like, ‘I got this,’ but today was nerve-wracking,” said Falcon. […]

Fondness for Sweet Pea

Fondness for Sweet Pea

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s Jim Woodry has fixed up a car with high sentimental value. Again. Two years ago Woodry and son Eddy restored a 1967 Pontiac GTO – nicknamed Screamer – that had been in the family since new. The GTO won an award at the Portland Roadster Show and was […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

Is Iris Fest set for long term?

Is Iris Fest set for long term?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After years of moving around, the Keizer Iris Festival is back downtown for the foreseeable future. Keizer’s biggest annual event kicked off May 7 with the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and continues this weekend with Sunday’s Mother’s Day Breakfast at Keizer Fire District. But the festival kicks into high gear […]

Hitting a euphoric note

Hitting a euphoric note

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Earlier this year, McNary High School senior Tom Janssen had a T-shirt printed with one of the euphonium masters riding the instrument and the words “Be Euphonius” printed underneath. Given that sort of dedication, and one state title playing the instrument already in the rearview, it would be […]

From Keizer to the Big Apple

From Keizer to the Big Apple

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer native Steven Kirby was hoping to land a full-time job with the city. It didn’t happen. Don’t feel too sorry for the 2010 McNary High School graduate, however. After all, he now has a full-time job working for a city you may have heard of before: New York […]

Students dedicate new tree at KRP

Students dedicate new tree at KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are few ways better to celebrate Arbor Day than with a new tree. Such was the case April 24 at Keizer Rapids Park as more than 100 students from the Optimum Learning Environment (OLE), a charter school within Keizer’s Forest Ridge Elementary, took a bus ride to the […]

If the bar ain’t bendin’, you’re just pretendin’

If the bar ain’t bendin’, you’re just pretendin’

MHS teacher sets powerlift world record

McNary drama takes on Bard’s less known play

McNary drama takes on Bard’s less known play

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes An unplanned pregnancy, deception and the questions of mortality and mercy are at the heart of McNary High School’s production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. “Shakespeare is a master of language, but, despite that, he makes lots of immature jokes. It’s beautiful and funny all at the […]

Ann Lossner, Keizer historian, passes at 101

Ann Lossner, Keizer historian, passes at 101

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ann Lossner didn’t write the new history book about Keizer that came out this month. But her fingerprints were all over it. Lossner, 101, passed away on April 18. Tammy Wild’s new book Images of America: Keizer was officially released this month and dedicated to Lossner. For good reason: […]

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