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A comic book wedding…

A comic book wedding…

Couple ties the knot in Keizer comic store

McNary senior leads The Snowman’s Dance

McNary senior leads The Snowman’s Dance

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes It’s not Christmas at City Dance Theatre until the studio’s annual performances of The Snowman’s Dance. “As much as Nutcracker is a tradition in the ballet world, this has become a tradition for our families,” director Zoe-Lisa Banton said. “My kids know nothing happens in my house until after […]

Keizer church hosts OSP outreach

Keizer church hosts OSP outreach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Oregon State Trooper Cristian Cuevas was only called in to meet with his high school counselor once, and it remains something of a sore point. “They only wanted to ask me why I wasn’t picking up my free bus passes,” said Cuevas at Inglesia Luz Del Valle Church […]

Crystal Apple winner goes the extra mile

Crystal Apple winner goes the extra mile

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Counselor Michelle Mills works with nearly 550 students at Gubser Elementary, making sure they all get what they need socially and emotionally. But she also stays in contact with children once they leave the school. When one student was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Mills came up with solutions […]

More than a just a clean-up man

More than a just  a clean-up man

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes When a McNary High School student was frustrated with school and didn’t want to go to class, custodian Joseph Dull walked him over to the wall of clubs and encouraged him to get involved. “You have this one chance at life; you must make the most of it,” Dull […]

An agent of peace

An agent of peace

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Dr. Pritam Rohila thinks a lot about peace, mostly because he’s witnessed the horrors conflict conjures. Pritam was born in Rupar, India, when it was still ruled by British colonialists. When he was 11 years old, Britain gave up control over the land, but not before dividing it […]

Keizer vet has new roof over her family’s heads

Keizer vet has new roof over her family’s heads

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer veteran has a new roof this week thanks to the collective efforts of the Oregon Service Member & Family Support Office, Owens Corning Roofing and Pfeifer Roofing. “Seeing this roof happen, it kind of reminds you about the reasons behind the fight. You find amazing people […]

Sleeping next to strangers

Sleeping next to strangers

The view from one of Keizer’s homeless

For Capitol Auto owner, it’s about people, not cars

For Capitol Auto owner, it’s about people, not cars

By LYNDON A. ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes Scott Casebeer, principal owner of Capitol Auto Group, is a car dealer who isn’t much of a fan of cars – even those he sells. He’d rather be riding a horse or encouraging his employees to get involved with their community. Capitol Auto Group had its start in […]

Artist sows Combat Grass

Artist sows Combat Grass

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Before he headed to the war front in Iraq in 2003, Matthew Boulay’s preferred reading list was nonfiction for the most part. When he returned home and was trying to find his way back to civilian life, he continued to read, but poetry, specifically work by veterans, took […]

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