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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 […]

Kids: Leave your mark on Iris Parade mural

Kids: Leave your mark on Iris Parade mural

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes On July 23 and 25, organizers of Keizer’s mural project at Town & Country Lanes are hoping area children turn out to leave their mark. On those dates, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., kids up to 13 years old (including newborns) are invited to leave their handprints […]

McNary taps its new choir director

McNary taps its new choir director

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Joshua Rist knows what it’s like to be dragged to choir. At 16 years old, taking classes at Linn-Benton Community College in Corvallis, a friend managed to get Rist to give singing a try for the first time. “I fell in love pretty hardcore,” Rist said. “It really changed […]

The Bard returns to Keizer Rapids

The Bard returns to Keizer Rapids

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Come to Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night ready to laugh. “This show is a ridiculous romp,” Director Linda Baker said. “[William] Shakespeare didn’t take it very seriously, I think, so we’re not either.” Baker said the comedy comes from her cast. “Really what I have here is […]

Keizer woman competing for Miss Oregon

Keizer woman competing for Miss Oregon

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Hannah Patterson’s dream is to become a professional actor and if she happens to be crowned Miss Oregon or even Miss America on the way, so be it. “The scholarship money is the biggest pull for me,” Patterson said. “I want to go to grad school and I’d like […]

Hopkins retires from Keizer Elementary

Hopkins retires from Keizer Elementary

At the end of every school year, Gay Hopkins gets out her magic wand and turns all her Keizer Elementary second graders into third graders. It’s a ritual that has meant so much to students that one recently asked Hopkins to bring the wand to her graduation at Linfield College to turn her into a […]

McNary presents Class of 2016

McNary presents Class of 2016

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Kacey McCallister and Serena Dufour challenged McNary’s Class of 2016 to try new things because failure is inevitable. “What good is life if you never try to do something remarkable?” asked McCallister, a 2004 graduate who delivered the keynote speech. “Get out there and be successful.” McCallister used his […]

Maestro, if you please

Maestro, if you please

High school orchestra gets new director

Top of the class

Top of the class

MHS Valedictorians reach new heights

McNary scribes release new book

McNary scribes release new book

The McNary High School Write Club released its newest anthology of work Thursday, May 27. The book, titled Questionable Search Histories of the Researching Writer, includes work by junior Emily Dolph, sophomores Emma Snyder and Parker Kehret, and freshmen Michael Hitchcock and Hanna Lawson. The stories and poems included in the book  run the gamut […]

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