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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: […]

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 […]

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