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Bethell honored for booster efforts

Bethell honored for booster efforts

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Danielle Bethell nearly missed her big moment at the Jan. 23 Keizer First Citizen Awards Banquet. “We almost didn’t come,” Bethell said, referring to herself and husband Nathan. “My daughter was having a rough day today. She wanted us to stay home, so we almost stayed home. But I’m […]

Next mural workshop is on Saturday

Next mural workshop is on Saturday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A rough sketch of a timeline for Keizer’s next public mural has emerged. The mural, which has been discussed a number of times during Keizer Public Arts Association (KPAC) meetings, was originally going to be done last fall on the north wall of Town & Country Lanes at 3500 […]

Making more PAWSIBLE

Making more PAWSIBLE

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A group of Whiteaker Middle School students turned out early at the Willamette Valley Humane Society Saturday, Jan. 30 –  before the doors even opened. The students were representing the Whiteaker Pro Team class, and had some gifts to deliver. “The most surpising thing was the dog bed,” […]

WKNA marks 10 years with new leader

WKNA marks 10 years with new leader

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a milestone evening for the West Keizer Neighborhood Association on Jan. 14. For one, it marked the 10 year mark since WKNA had been restarted. When WKNA restarted in 2006, Rhonda Rich was the initial president. Rich stayed in that position – until the Jan. 14 meeting. […]

Large crowd discusses grocery issues

Large crowd discusses grocery issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes City leaders and a state representative admitted there wasn’t much they could do to persuade a grocery store to come to Keizer during a town hall meeting Tuesday evening at the Keizer Fire Hall. State Rep. Bill Post (R-Keizer) organized the hour-long meeting to allow citizens a chance to […]

Heroin: A devious liar with a powerful pull

Heroin: A devious liar with a powerful pull

By SAMANTHA NIXON For the Keizertimes Editor’s Note: In a recent Chasing Dark story, Elizabeth Smith talked about her daughter Sam Nixon’s struggles with heroin. This is Sam’s first person tale of what she went through and what she wants others to know about heroin. I’m sure people who have never tried heroin think, “Why […]

Vets help out a brother

Vets help out a brother

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Make no mistake, Terry Lowells greatly appreciated the new ramp. But his favorite part was something that couldn’t be seen. “One big thing is missing: the red tape,” Terry said with a big smile. Terry, who served with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, had a third knee […]

Chamber awards banquet Saturday

Chamber awards banquet Saturday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Christine Dieker wants the attention to go to the right place. On Saturday evening at the Keizer Quality Suites, the Keizer Chamber of Commerce is putting on the 55th annual Keizer First Citizen and Awards Banquet. The event starts with a 6 p.m. social hour and dinner at 7, […]

Ready for the slopes

Ready for the slopes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you’re looking to catch up with Susan Gahlsdorf after Jan. 8, make sure your skis are ready. That’s the day Gahlsdorf officially retires from the city of Keizer after 18 years as Finance Manager. Tim Wood is filling the spot on an interim basis and has expressed interest […]

Decorated for the season

Decorated for the season

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you’ve been through the Gubser Miracle of Christmas Lights Display in the last 25 years, odds are you’ve seen the decorations at the Naegeli house. Not to mention the Halloween decorations. And the Valentine’s Day setup. Oh yeah, there’s also the Easter display. Yes, Harlan and Barbara Naegeli […]

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