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A kid, a cop, a cake

A kid, a cop, a cake

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As his birthday party continued, 5-year-old Mekhi was suddenly worried. He saw the tears streaming down the face of his mom, Shauntel Norman. “You happy?” Mekhi asked, concern written all over his face. Indeed Shauntel was. A month earlier, Shauntel and Mekhi came from a rough situation in Missouri. […]

Photo Gallery: Keizer Rotary Club Raffle Party

Photo Gallery: Keizer Rotary Club Raffle Party

The Keizer Rotary Club held its annual Raffle Party with a tropical theme on Saturday, April 12, at the Keizer Civic Center.  More than $60,000 was raised.  Vickie Jackson was the chair of the event. Melinda Parker was the winner of the grand prize of gold and silver valued at $10,000. Dennis Koho won the […]

Big Toy initiator resigns his role, cites family

Big Toy initiator resigns his role, cites family

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes William Stitt was thinking of his children when he first brought up the idea of a regional play structure in Keizer. Stitt was also thinking of his children when he recently stepped down from the Community Build Task Force that is overseeing The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park […]

Teaching and being taught

Teaching and being taught

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes JoAnn Barker has learned a few things in her 29 years on the job at a preschool teacher at Keizer Christian Church. For example, garage sales make perfect places for picking up supplies like beads and googly eyes. Lessons in self-control and patience are best reserved for April […]

MHS grad’s short film will take you to an ‘alien planet’ a day trip away

MHS grad’s short film will take you to an ‘alien planet’ a day trip away

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School graduate Zeek Earl debuted his latest short film, Prospect, at the South by Southwest in early March. The full film, the tale of a daughter and father searching for rare material on a toxic planet with hope of striking it rich, is now available for […]

Cops honored for CPR effort

Cops honored for CPR effort

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes He didn’t do it for the honor or recognition. But Monday night sure felt good to Sgt. Jeff Goodman with the Keizer Police Department. Goodman and officer Kevin DeMarco were feted at the start of Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting for their actions exactly two months earlier. On […]

Homegrown Theatre readies first musical

Homegrown Theatre readies first musical

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change opens March 20

Who ya gonna call?

Who ya gonna call?

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes My personal stance on the paranormal is best summed up by the poster that hung on the office wall of Fox Mulder in The X-Files. It’s a blurry photo of a purported UFO with the words “I want to believe.” That’s what puts me in the empty […]

Second annual Pinot for the Parks fundraiser set for Friday

Second annual Pinot for the Parks fundraiser set for Friday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Drink wine, support the playground. That’s the general idea behind the Keizer Parks Foundation’s second annual Pinot for the Parks fundraiser, taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 14. The event will be at Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE. City councilor Marlene Quinn, a foundation […]

Photo Gallery: Keizer Young Life spring auction

Photo Gallery: Keizer Young Life spring auction

Keizer Young Life held its annual spring auction on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Keizer Civic Center. About 250 people enjoyed food prepared by local restaurants. The live auction was conducted by Sid Vorhees; attendees bid on 12 items which collectively raised over $13,000. Young Life will use the money to send kids to […]

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