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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. […]

1 dead in apartment fire

1 dead in apartment fire

At least one person is confirmed dead in a fire at the Susan Court Apartments at 1178 Candlewood Drive N.E. in Keizer. The fire started in a fourplex at the apartment complex Friday afternoon. Units from the Keizer Fire District, Salem Fire and Keizer Police responded. When Keizer Fire arrived on the scene one of […]

Gridders host Saxons

Gridders host Saxons

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team hosts the league leading South Salem High School Saxons in the penultimate game of the regular season Friday, Oct. 24. The undefeated Saxons (7-0 overall, 6-0 in conference) arrive in Keizer with a headful of steam and will face a McNary […]

Wheels come off in 41-0 loss to Titans

Wheels come off in 41-0 loss to Titans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The hosting West Salem High School Titans blanked the McNary High School varsity football team in their game Friday, Oct. 17. The 41-0 final score left the Titans in sole control of second place in the Greater Valley Conference and forced the Celtics into a three-way tie for […]

MHS rallies around an injured senior

MHS rallies around an injured senior

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hannah Samples has been on the minds of many in and around McNary High School lately. The MHS senior was struck by an SUV on the afternoon of Oct. 14 while crossing a street in Salem. She was Lifeflighted to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Sgt. Dave Okada […]

New Area C plans rolled out

New Area C plans rolled out

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There’s no retail in these Area C plans. Plans were submitted to the City of Keizer last month for apartments and a senior living center in Keizer Station Area C. The issue is expected to be brought to the Keizer City Council in early December. Before that, project proponents […]

Principles should reflect core values

Principles should reflect core values

To the Editor: As you may be aware, I am running for Keizer City Council, Position 5. You might already know that my opponent has the endorsements of some well-known names including Rep. Kim Thatcher and Mayor Lore Christopher. You also may already be aware that the business partner of my opponent has a criminal […]

Lady Celts bounce back after second loss

Lady Celts bounce back after second loss

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In what’s become a stellar run through the Greater Valley Conference in its first season, the Lady Celt varsity volleyball team has only lost matches to league-leaders West Albany High School. The Bulldogs escaped with a 3-1 win in the teams’ contest Monday, Oct. 6, but McNary High […]

Candidates, park talk at WKNA

Candidates, park talk at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes City council candidates and Keizer Rapids Park talk filled the West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting on Oct. 9. Councilor Cathy Clark, running unopposed for mayor, was on hand along with council candidates Roland Herrera and Matt Chappell. Chappell’s opponent, Amy Ripp, was unable to attend, nor was unopposed Brandon […]

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