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Time to walk with a Keizer firefighter

Time to walk with a Keizer firefighter

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First there was Shop with a Cop. Now there’s Walk with a Firefighter. Walk with a Firefighter starts Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at Panera Bread, located at 6110 Keizer Station Boulevard in Keizer Station. The walk is a partnership between the Keizer Fire District and Just Walk […]

Crafting a tale as old as time

Crafting a tale as old as time

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When a hauling trailer arrived at McNary High School packed with the dresses and vests and even wolf heads for the upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, costumers Beth Murphy and Lexie Simpson spent the next few hours reveling in their work. “The costumes are just […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Monday, November 2, 2015

MHS alums return as Celtic innovators

MHS alums return as Celtic innovators

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A pair of McNary High School graduates visited their alma mater last week in hope of inspiring the next generation of Celtic innovators. Amber Rushton, a Nike global brand communication manager, and Matt Watson, owner of Portland-based design firm Watson Creative, took time to talk with students at […]

Lies heroin tells him

Lies heroin tells him

Editor’s note: The names of the people in this story have been changed to protect their privacy. This article also contains adult language and content that is not suitable for children. This is the first in an ongoing Chasing Dark series of Keizertimes stories looking at heroin and other types of drug abuse in Keizer.  By […]

He’s a diamond in the rough

He’s a diamond in the rough

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After nearly 29 years working at a plywood mill, John Bail found himself a 49-year-old frantically looking around for a new line of work. The Keizer resident eventually found a job as a heavy haul truck driver for Swift Transportation. His effort was recently recognized as John was honored […]

Taking the bump of brain injury

Taking the bump of brain injury

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There is one memory of his budding pro wrestling career that survived Thomas Lucas’ traumatic brain injury: getting a piledriver from the vertically-challenged Dink the Clown. “He showed up while I was in Portland and he was one of the main coaches for the pro wrestling school there. […]

Art Burr dead at 86

Art Burr dead at 86

1928 – 2015

Bonded by uncertainty

Bonded by uncertainty

Homegrown stages Doubt: A Parable

A helping hand

A helping hand

  By LYNDON ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes The telephone call came out of the blue. Late one evening in September Mike Smedema received a call from the family that had bought his house elsewhere in Keizer. The caller said they had been visited by a Japanese man with a bicycle looking for the Smedema family. […]

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