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A shared goal: shed the pounds

A shared goal: shed the pounds

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Charlee Tyler and Doreen Jaramillo knew each other in elementary school, but weren’t friends. Now they are friends with a common bond: working out and losing weight. Combined, the two ladies have lost more than 200 pounds in the last couple of years. They both figure to keep going. […]

And the Onion goes to…

And the Onion goes to…

The McNary High School drama department hosted its annual award show, The Golden Onions, Friday, May 30. In addition to awards such as Most Disorganized Backstage and Biggest Flirt Backstage, the ceremony honored students for a variety of more serious achievements. Theater students of merit, students with at least a 3.5 GPA and 4.0 in […]

McNary senior leaves mark on CVC replacement league

McNary senior leaves mark on CVC replacement league

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some high school athletes leave their marks in record books, some leave them in their attitudes toward teammates and coaches, McNary High School’s McKenzie Evers is leaving hers on an entire conference. Evers, a Celtic volleyball player, won a contest to design a logo for the newly-named Greater […]

Playing his way to Utah

Playing his way to Utah

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Next fall, McNary High School senior Alex Hunter is headed to the University of Utah, but neither he nor his family will be worried about footing the bill. Hunter, a valedictorian and trombone player in the Celtic band, symphony and jazz band, netted a full-ride academic scholarship from […]

Poison oak issue resolved

Poison oak issue resolved

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The continued presence of poison oak by a local baseball field ignited some anger. A city councilor’s offhand comment about it on Facebook simply fanned the flames. The poison oak was discovered last month growing over a fence and onto the t-ball field in the northwest corner of the […]

Food programs a topic at WKNA

Food programs a topic at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A bulk of this month’s West Keizer Neighborhood Association (WKNA) meeting centered around food. More specifically, most of the May 8 meeting centered around updates about the Community Garden at John Knox Presbyterian Church, the Keizer Community Food Bank and Marion-Polk Food Share. Nancy Morgan with the KCFB recalled […]

Keizer teachers to investigate Civil War geography, bring home lesson plans

Keizer teachers to investigate Civil War geography, bring home lesson plans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For all the knowledge available in books, there’s something to be said for seeing historic sites in person. Two Keizer teachers, Matt Faatz and Alan Town, will be doing that next month with a trip to Civil War battlegrounds in Pennsylvania and Virginia. “I’ve been thinking a lot […]

A Sandy issue with students

A Sandy issue with students

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes McNary High School principal John Honey is well aware of the problems by the barrier separating the school from the neighborhood on Sandy Drive. “It has been the bane of my existence,” the fourth-year MHS principal said. “It has been a problem probably since the school opened and there […]

When the police and Latinos come together

When the police and Latinos come together

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes While the Keizer Iris Festival was bringing people together recently, another event was quietly bringing a community together as well. In conjunction with Pastor Jose Dominguez and Roland Herrera, Keizer police chief John Teague spoke to 50 people at Dominguez’s Light of the Valley (La Luz Del Valle) Church […]

She’s got… The Voice

She’s got… The Voice

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Next month, Keizer resident Angie Brown hopes to become a finalist on the NBC singing competition show “The Voice.” Two years ago, she was homeless. Brown fell on hard times after losing a job. “This was when the economy was really bad,” she recalled. “For two years we were […]

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