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Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two years later, Connor Hogan and Dawson Young can still vividly remember unpacking the dummy rifles they would become closely acquainted with. “They were shipped in from another program and I remember thinking how cool they were,” said Hogan. Since that day, the pair of McNary High School […]

Eye on the big picture

Eye on the big picture

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Curriculums and academic goalposts at times seem to change with the wind, but Gubser Elementary School teacher Melissa Frank keeps her sights set on a bigger picture. “The biggest thing is just instilling confidence in working at a task. If you can instill that confidence and sense of […]

The right Day to give

The right Day to give

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Rick Day wants to help out Keizer. Day, owner of Advantage Precast at 1302 Candlewood Drive North in Keizer, gave a list of items he’s willing to donate to help out parks in Keizer during this month’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. New dugouts at Keizer Little […]

KPIC looks to celebrate Japanese celery farmer

KPIC looks to celebrate Japanese celery farmer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After years of discussion, progress is finally being made on the Keizer Points of Interest Committee’s (KPIC) Japanese History Project. The project, discussed again at Tuesday’s KPIC meeting, has been mentioned at most meetings the last couple of years, but mostly just in passing reference. Much of the history […]

Whiteaker students need help filling bus with food

Whiteaker students need help filling bus with food

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School students will be attempting to stuff a Salem-Keizer school bus full of donated food Saturday, Nov. 22. The Wolverines tried the same stunt last year, but this year’s eighth graders are even more driven. “I’ve started talking with people around my neighborhood and they’ve tried […]

Brad Coy stepping down as Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association president after a two-year stint

Brad Coy stepping down as Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association president after a two-year stint

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brad Coy has quite a bit on his plate. As such, Coy has announced he will no longer serve as president of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA). Nominations for a new GGNA president can be made at the organization’s next monthly meeting, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at […]

Nov. 11 holds two special meanings for Keizer’s Taylor

Nov. 11 holds two special meanings for Keizer’s Taylor

By LYNDON ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes Virgil Taylor celebrated his 98th birthday Tuesday in the Grace Chapel at Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community with other residents, being entertained by a performance of the Northwest Banjo Band. Taylor was born in Ohio on November 11, 1916, before it was known as Armistice Day or today’s Veterans Day. […]

Wanted: Big hearts, warm hands for terminal patients’ final hours

Wanted: Big hearts, warm hands for terminal patients’ final hours

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Portland-based non-profit is looking for local volunteers with big hearts and a willingness to open them up to strangers in need. Jim Pfeifer, program director of No One Dies Alone (NODA), has partnered with Keizer’s Avamere Court retirement community and its new memory care center, Arbor at […]

Riding with the Lord

Riding with the Lord

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Jerry Christensen set his retirement date, it was three years out. Now that date is here. Christensen, senior pastor at Countryside Christian Church at 5775 McLeod Lane NE, will deliver his final sermon on Sunday. There will be a reception for him from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday […]

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two summers ago, Hannah Samples and Kylie Wiedeman were swimming in the Willamette River and decided to go for a ride on a jet ski with Samples’ mother. “As we were riding along, her mom says, ‘Don’t lean.’ We look at each other and we shrugged and leaned. […]

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