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Keizer couple releases Christmas album

Keizer couple releases Christmas album

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Liz and Nate Dunn decided in March that they were going to record and release a Christmas album, but it led to serious discussion with their kids, Ingrid, Gretchen and Jonathan, during the summer months. “We sat down with them and explained what we were going to do, […]

Celtics torch Grants Pass, Oregon City

Celtics torch Grants Pass, Oregon City

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Before the season, McNary boys basketball coach Ryan Kirch said, “Scoring won’t be an issue for us.” That wasn’t just coach speak. After blowing out Grants Pass 81-34 on the road Friday, Dec. 2, the Celtics throttled Oregon City 85-54  at home on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to start the […]

Council changes mind, absorbs some parade fees

Council changes mind, absorbs some parade fees

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes In its previous meeting, the Keizer City Council turned down a request by the Keizer Chamber to waive public works fees for the upcoming Holiday Lights Parade. On Monday, Dec. 5, the city council reversed course and voted 6-1 to absorb $1,300 for barricades and staff time by the […]

Parade returns Saturday

Parade returns Saturday

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Holiday Lights Parade, for the first time being run by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, comes to Keizer at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. “I think there was some uncertainty as to whether we’d be able to pull it off, but I feel like it’s already […]

5 years for Keizer man after following teens

5 years for Keizer man after following teens

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer man will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to 10 counts of encouraging sex abuse stemming from an arrest in May. Trevor Phillip Highsmith, of Keizer, was arrested after a Claggett Creek Middle School student noticed him following her and taking photos or video […]

Kuch leads MHS swim team

Kuch leads MHS swim team

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes What does a swimmer do when she’s never lost an individual dual race in two high school seasons and already broken multiple district records before her junior year? What is she competing against? What’s next? Ask Marissa Kuch. “I kind of just race against McNary’s records,” said Kuch who […]

Celtics sights set on Portland

Celtics sights set on Portland

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Optimism fills the McNary High School gym as the boys basketball team prepares for its upcoming season, which tips off Friday, Dec. 2 at Grants Pass. “It’s going to be a special group,” head coach Ryan Kirch said. “It could be as good as we’ve had. They’re just all […]

New signal intersection headed to Keizer Station

New signal intersection headed to Keizer Station

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Changes are in the works for the main route into Keizer Station, and the hope is that they help pave the way for more efficient bus routes and a potential movie theater. At its meeting Monday, Nov. 21, the Keizer City Council approved the city’s portion of funding […]

McNary senior leads The Snowman’s Dance

McNary senior leads The Snowman’s Dance

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes It’s not Christmas at City Dance Theatre until the studio’s annual performances of The Snowman’s Dance. “As much as Nutcracker is a tradition in the ballet world, this has become a tradition for our families,” director Zoe-Lisa Banton said. “My kids know nothing happens in my house until after […]

Reid defeats Barker

Reid defeats Barker

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The election counts are finally complete and McNary High School teacher Laura Reid will be Keizer’s next city councilor. According to the final cumulative totals, Reid edged out Allen Barker by 109 votes, 50.44 percent to 49.56 percent. Nearly 12,400 votes were cast for the two candidates in […]

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