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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 […]

Dedication planned for mural

Dedication planned for mural

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A party is being planned to celebrate Keizer’s first public mural. The mural on the west wall of Keizer Florist at 631 Chemawa Road NE was completed recently by artist Colleen Goodwin-Chronister. The mural will be dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 1. “We will have chairs and tables out,” mayor […]

ServeFest returns Sunday

ServeFest returns Sunday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you are looking to go to a regular church service this Sunday, Lakepoint Community Church at the Keizer Civic Center isn’t the place to go. If you want to see a church in action, however, the civic center is the perfect place to go. For the sixth time, […]

K-23 production manager debuts short film Sept. 23

K-23 production manager debuts short film Sept. 23

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  Phillip Wade, Keizer-23 production manager, is making his big-screen debut later this month. Wade acts in, and produced, a new short film title Chryzinium, which will premiere at Salem’s Grand Theatre Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Wade plays a small part in front of the camera, a […]

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Tregg Peterson found out about his friend Payton Williams’ cancer diagnosis, he and his mother, Stacie, visited the Williams home to do some cleaning. Tregg left Payton’s room stuffed with 72 balloons. “I just wanted him to know that he’s not in this alone and that he’s […]

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There are some things cancer, and its various treatments, will take from its victims without them having a say: energy, appetite and mental acuity are a few. But, there are some where the patient has more control. For 17-year-old Payton Williams, his dreadlocks were in the latter category. […]

House is worth the wait

House is worth the wait

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Deici Diaz can’t wait for Saturday. After all, it’s been a long wait. On Saturday Diaz, her three children and her mother will move into their brand new home at 1008 Alexis Lane. The four bedroom home was a Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley project. A Diaz […]

Author puts protagonist on the run from hitman he hired

Author puts protagonist on the run from hitman he hired

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The foundation of Riya Anne Polcastro’s first novel started off as a joke that turned into a story she couldn’t let go of. “I had a friend who was really depressive and always seemed on the verge of suicide. I finally told him that if he was ever […]

New leader of the pack

New leader of the pack

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Julia Dewitt is taking over the principal’s office at Whiteaker Middle School at an exciting time. By the end of the 2013-14 school year, Wolverine students had, almost universally, made exceptional gains in state testing assessments, but the official results won’t be released until October. “The faculty and […]

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