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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: […]

Threat meant empty rooms at MHS

Threat meant empty rooms at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School was a veritable ghost town Monday, April 20. Many of the classrooms still had the majority of chairs on desks after weekend cleaning. Principal Erik Jespersen said more than half the 2,100 student body was absent in the wake of a bomb threat discovered last […]

Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jesse Cline was homeless and desperate for a second chance when he arrived at the door of Keizer’s Mid-Valley Literacy Center for GED tutoring. Cline, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, became one of more than 175 students to earn their GEDs with the help […]

Brewfest for KeizerFest?

Brewfest for KeizerFest?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Wanna beer? One of the big changes for next month’s Keizer Iris Festival revolves around changes in drinks. Keizer’s biggest annual celebration technically kicks off with the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Firefighters Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Keizer Fire District […]

In Plain Sight at MHS

In Plain Sight at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Parents: have the tough, uncomfortable conversations with your kids. That was the message from In Plain Sight, a forum held by the McNary High School AWARE Club April 7. The AWARE Club focuses on issues of human trafficking and invited speakers from a number of area and Portland […]

Public Art holiday card contest ups the ante

Public Art holiday card contest ups the ante

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Having your design chosen as the city’s official holiday card would be a nice feather in the cap. What would be a nice topper? Try a $100 gift card. Keizer City Councilors recently adopted a resolution supporting the holiday card contest, which was created by Beth Melendy with the […]

‘Retirement’ a temporary gig for longtime KCFB volunteers

‘Retirement’ a temporary gig for longtime KCFB volunteers

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The weeks revolve around Thursdays for Ray and Laura Ayers. Except for lately. The Ayers, who have been married for 66 years, have been volunteering at the Keizer Community Food Bank together for more than 12 years. Laura, 84, has been serving food alongside her 88-year-old husband for 10 […]

Teen takes reins, tames wild horse

Teen takes reins, tames wild horse

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Calypso is still afraid of a lot of things. Anything brightly colored is a challenge to lead her over. She doesn’t particularly care for having things placed over her head or around her body. Two months ago, she could barely tolerate a human touch. Now, the equine adores […]

SB hopeful talks of mistakes

SB hopeful talks of mistakes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tim Moles doesn’t hide from his dark past. The Keizer native has filed his paperwork to run for the Zone 6 seat on the Salem-Keizer School Board. Moles is running against Chuck Lee, who is seeking a third term in the May 19 election. Just running is a big […]

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