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Honor Flight indeed

Honor Flight indeed

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes John Vierra and his grandson, Matt Seely, boarded a plane set bound for Washington, D.C. Friday, Oct. 3, but it wasn’t just any flight. The veteran of the merchant marines, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Army was taking an Honor Flight to visit the World War […]

First public mural being dedicated

First public mural being dedicated

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The dedication of Keizer’s first public mural, Valley Treasures, is right around the corner. The mural was completed a few weeks ago on the west side wall of Keizer Florist, located at 631 Chemawa Road NE. Local artist Colleen Goodwin-Chronister did the work. Next Wednesday, Oct. 1 is the […]

KHT’s Carnage dares you to laugh despite touchy subject matter

KHT’s Carnage dares you to laugh despite  touchy subject matter

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Laughter is not often thought of as an act of courage, but a healthy dose of the latter is needed to enjoy Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s production of God of Carnage. Courage is needed because there are some outright uncomfortable moments crying out to be laughed at in the […]

School board approves $4.2 million in grants

School board approves $4.2 million in grants

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Grants totaling $4,236,700 were approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Most of this month’s grant funding comes from the Oregon Department of Education, the rest from the Chalkboard Project. The largest grant, $2,553,300, is from ODE and is a continuation grant for the Head Start […]

Dedication planned for mural

Dedication planned for mural

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A party is being planned to celebrate Keizer’s first public mural. The mural on the west wall of Keizer Florist at 631 Chemawa Road NE was completed recently by artist Colleen Goodwin-Chronister. The mural will be dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 1. “We will have chairs and tables out,” mayor […]

ServeFest returns Sunday

ServeFest returns Sunday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you are looking to go to a regular church service this Sunday, Lakepoint Community Church at the Keizer Civic Center isn’t the place to go. If you want to see a church in action, however, the civic center is the perfect place to go. For the sixth time, […]

K-23 production manager debuts short film Sept. 23

K-23 production manager debuts short film Sept. 23

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  Phillip Wade, Keizer-23 production manager, is making his big-screen debut later this month. Wade acts in, and produced, a new short film title Chryzinium, which will premiere at Salem’s Grand Theatre Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Wade plays a small part in front of the camera, a […]

Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new, simple approach is being utilized to cut down on incidents with McNary High School students causing issues on Sandy Drive. The issue, which has been ongoing for years, flared up again last spring as neighbors complained students were loitering in their neighborhood starting around 6:30 a.m. on […]

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Tregg Peterson found out about his friend Payton Williams’ cancer diagnosis, he and his mother, Stacie, visited the Williams home to do some cleaning. Tregg left Payton’s room stuffed with 72 balloons. “I just wanted him to know that he’s not in this alone and that he’s […]

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There are some things cancer, and its various treatments, will take from its victims without them having a say: energy, appetite and mental acuity are a few. But, there are some where the patient has more control. For 17-year-old Payton Williams, his dreadlocks were in the latter category. […]

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