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McNary drama ‘reaching for more’

McNary drama ‘reaching for more’

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes From going to space to The Addams Family to a twist on Shakespeare, the McNary drama department is “reaching for more” in its 30th season inside the Ken Collins Theater. The first show, Defying Gravity, Nov. 2-5, centers around the 1986 Challenger explosion and focuses primarily on the teacher, […]

Keizer Oral History Project needs a new anchor

Keizer Oral History Project needs a new anchor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Anita Zahniser volunteered for the Keizer Points of Interest Committee, she hadn’t even heard of the Keizer Oral History Project, but she became the driving force behind it for the last year and a half. In more ways than one, Zahniser has molded the Oral History Project […]

HOA lawsuit rachets up

HOA lawsuit rachets up

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A lawsuit filed against the McNary Estates Homeowners Association (HOA) citing violation of state and federal fair housing laws has escalated to a new level. The HOA refused to provide accommodations for a family with a disabled daughter in 2015 and it eventually ended with the family selling […]

McKay on tap for homecoming

McKay on tap for homecoming

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary overlooked McKay last season. Senior Kolby Barker guaranteed that won’t be the case this Friday. “We didn’t give them the respect they deserved and we had a really off night,” Barker said of last year’s game. “Probably the first quarter was overlooking them and then after that we […]

Parks survey finally approved

Parks survey finally approved

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The final draft of a survey intended for Keizer residents regarding the state of city parks paints in stark relief the need for additional funding. The survey was the hottest topic of discussion for the fourth consecutive month at the Keizer Parks Advisory Board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13. […]

MURAL ACCOMPLISHED

MURAL ACCOMPLISHED

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes More than a year of work on the Iris Festival Parade mural – all 1,400 square feet of it – was brought to conclusion at a dedication ceremony Saturday, Sept. 10. “The great thing about it is that (the mural) has history already,” said Jill Hagen, the project […]

Keizer remembers 15 years later

Keizer remembers 15 years later

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Fire District gathered with the community Sunday morning to honor and remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001. On the 15th observance year, KFD held its reverent and respectful memorial of those who were lost on 9-11, those who have sacrificed since, and those who still serve […]

Lady Celts get ‘huge’ win

Lady Celts get ‘huge’ win

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Kayla Evans had been waiting for a win like this. Behind strong team defense, the Lady Celts passed their first true test of the season, shutting out Gresham 2-0 at home on Thursday, Sept. 8. The Gophers have been a mainstay in the state tournament, getting at […]

Bunco tournament headed to Keizer Civic Center

Bunco tournament headed to Keizer Civic Center

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A large bunco tournament – and fundraiser for Salem Health Foundation’s breast cancer fund – is headed to the Keizer Civic Center Oct. 1. The Alyssa Malchow Breast Cancer Fund is signing up players for the event and seeking sponsors and prizes. The Alyssa Malchow Fund was established […]

Council gets boot-on-the-ground view of park troubles

Council gets boot-on-the-ground view of park troubles

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes City leaders got a closer look at four of Keizer’s 19 parks during a city council work session Monday, Sept. 12. Conversation ran the gamut of lowlights and highlights, with one concern repeated over and over again: the longer the wait, the more repairs are going to cost. […]

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