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Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Joseph Vierra was a good bowler, liked hamburgers (even for breakfast) and was deeply loved by his elder brother, John, despite the 17 years that separated them in age. Joseph was killed when his tank was attacked during the Vietnam War. In a painful twist of fate, John […]

Veteran need cuts into supply at KCFB

Veteran need cuts into supply at KCFB

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Rev. Curt McCormack, supplying food to the hungry isn’t a question of charity, it’s one of morality. That veracity is doubled when it comes to providing emergency food boxes to local veterans, but the decision to do so is weighing heavily on the resources of the  Keizer […]

Keizer City Council No. 5 Candidate profiles: Amy Ripp

Keizer City Council No. 5 Candidate profiles: Amy Ripp

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots set to arrive soon at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a […]

Keizer City Council No. 5 Candidate profiles: Matt Chappell

Keizer City Council No. 5 Candidate profiles: Matt Chappell

EDITOR’S NOTE: With ballots set to arrive soon at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat. The candidates’ responses are being presented in a […]

WMS students, staff focus on college future

WMS students, staff focus on college future

Students at Whiteaker Middle School are focusing on their future, specifically college plans. Along with morning announcements on the last Friday of each month, students will hear about the college experiences of their teachers and staff members in hopes of getting them thinking about which colleges they would like to attend and what they would […]

MHS students served as roadies for concert

MHS students served as roadies for concert

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A group of McNary High School students got a hands-on lesson in the transitory nature of theatre when a High School Nation concert landed in the Celtic parking lot Monday, Sept. 22. “It was kind of amazing to watch their process, they have this whole set that they […]

Still going strong at 90

Still going strong at 90

Senior attends fitness class three days a week

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 […]

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