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Hopkins retires from Keizer Elementary

Hopkins retires from Keizer Elementary

At the end of every school year, Gay Hopkins gets out her magic wand and turns all her Keizer Elementary second graders into third graders. It’s a ritual that has meant so much to students that one recently asked Hopkins to bring the wand to her graduation at Linfield College to turn her into a […]

McNary presents Class of 2016

McNary presents Class of 2016

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Kacey McCallister and Serena Dufour challenged McNary’s Class of 2016 to try new things because failure is inevitable. “What good is life if you never try to do something remarkable?” asked McCallister, a 2004 graduate who delivered the keynote speech. “Get out there and be successful.” McCallister used his […]

Maestro, if you please

Maestro, if you please

High school orchestra gets new director

Top of the class

Top of the class

MHS Valedictorians reach new heights

McNary scribes release new book

McNary scribes release new book

The McNary High School Write Club released its newest anthology of work Thursday, May 27. The book, titled Questionable Search Histories of the Researching Writer, includes work by junior Emily Dolph, sophomores Emma Snyder and Parker Kehret, and freshmen Michael Hitchcock and Hanna Lawson. The stories and poems included in the book  run the gamut […]

Keizer girl has the world on a leash

Keizer girl has the world on a leash

Sarah Stong shines in largest dog show yet

Celtic pair takes home ‘distinguished’ medals

Celtic pair takes home  ‘distinguished’ medals

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A last-minute donation to the Distinguished Young Women of Keizer (DYWK) made for an unexpected surprise during the scholarship program Saturday, May 14. Instead of one winner, there were two $1,500 scholarships to be given out. The recipients were Sydney Martindale and Elizabeth Russell, who will go on […]

KHT premieres Drop Dead!

KHT premieres Drop Dead!

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s (KHT) latest production, a troupe of has-been thespians attempts to stage a comeback, but the bodies keep piling up. “It’s pants-wetting funny,” said Tyler Fredrickson, who plays the stage manager of the production. “My character alone flips from passive to assertive to aggressive at […]

Big Toy gets new trees

Big Toy gets new trees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The plan all along was to have more trees around the Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park. Kevin Pack with Optimum Learning Environment (OLE), a charter school within Keizer’s Forest Ridge Elementary, was looking for a place to put in new trees. When Pack, president of OLE, got together […]

Wire Monkey Mama makes Keizer debut

Wire Monkey Mama makes Keizer debut

Band is fronted by two MHS teachers

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