Archive for the Category ‘People’

Keizer Oral History Project needs a new anchor

Keizer Oral History Project needs a new anchor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Anita Zahniser volunteered for the Keizer Points of Interest Committee, she hadn’t even heard of the Keizer Oral History Project, but she became the driving force behind it for the last year and a half. In more ways than one, Zahniser has molded the Oral History Project […]

MURAL ACCOMPLISHED

MURAL ACCOMPLISHED

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes More than a year of work on the Iris Festival Parade mural – all 1,400 square feet of it – was brought to conclusion at a dedication ceremony Saturday, Sept. 10. “The great thing about it is that (the mural) has history already,” said Jill Hagen, the project […]

Keizer remembers 15 years later

Keizer remembers 15 years later

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Fire District gathered with the community Sunday morning to honor and remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001. On the 15th observance year, KFD held its reverent and respectful memorial of those who were lost on 9-11, those who have sacrificed since, and those who still serve […]

#stopsuicide

#stopsuicide

Mother strides on five years after son’s death by his own hand

Mangan at home in Cummings

Mangan at home in Cummings

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes From school bus driver to PE teacher to administration, Cummings Elementary’s new principal, Martina Mangan, has done it all. “I bring a good understanding for every employee in the district and where everybody is,” she said. “I have a very high respect for people at all levels of the […]

Back from the brink

Back from the brink

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Byron Nelson’s current obsession is a knot on a piece of hardwood he’s shaping into a longboard. “That knot right there is going to be a big part of what the board becomes. I really think it could be an eye,” he said, pointing to the board in […]

KCFB, K-9s receive $2,500

KCFB, K-9s receive $2,500

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Curt McCormack, executive director of the Keizer Community Food Bank (KCFB), breathed a sigh of relief when he got a call from Lyndon Zaitz of the Making Keizer Better Foundation (MKB). Zaitz, chair of the now-disbanded MKB which ran the annual RIVERfair event, called to let him know […]

Small rewards, big change at skate park

Small rewards, big change at skate park

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kelly Owen’s first trip to Keizer’s Carlson Skate Park was discouraging. The Salem Health emergency room and trauma nurse estimated that less than a third of the park’s users were wearing helmets while they rode their bikes, skateboards and scooters. And that was the best rider-to-helmet ratio of […]

Target employees given lifesaving award

Target employees given lifesaving award

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Sharon Winter went to the Target at Keizer Station on Saturday, March 12 looking for Easter decorations but believes she was led to the store for a completely different reason. On surveillance video, Winter can be seen at the front of the store falling out of a motorized cart. […]

Keizer author’s second novel out July 26

Keizer author’s second novel out July 26

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The Hidden Letters of Velta B., written by Keizer author Gina Ochsner, will be released Tuesday but the journey to writing her second novel began 11 years ago with a story in the Boston Review. Ochsner was reading Regeneration by Latvian author Pauls Toutonghi. “His use of language, his […]

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