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K-23 production manager debuts short film Sept. 23

K-23 production manager debuts short film Sept. 23

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  Phillip Wade, Keizer-23 production manager, is making his big-screen debut later this month. Wade acts in, and produced, a new short film title Chryzinium, which will premiere at Salem’s Grand Theatre Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Wade plays a small part in front of the camera, a […]

Victor Smith found guilty of murder

Victor Smith found guilty of murder

By Craig Murphy Of the Keizertimes More than 10 years later, there is finally resolution in Keizer’s oldest unsolved murder. A Marion County Circuit Court jury found Victor David Smith guilty of murder with a firearm in the July 1, 2004 shooting of Keizer’s Phillip Johnson outside Johnson’s apartment. Following closing arguments Tuesday morning, the […]

Candidates meet at forum

Candidates meet at forum

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Five people are running for four spots on the Keizer City Council in November. The five candidates were all present Tuesday for the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum luncheon at the Keizer Quality Suites and Conference Center (the former Renaissance Inn). Current councilor Cathy Clark is the only […]

City, KPD battle transient camps at Wallace House

City, KPD battle transient camps at Wallace House

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Typically, homeless camps are not an issue in Keizer. Recently, however, such an issue arose at Wallace House Park, off Rivercrest Drive at the south end of town. Officers with the Keizer Police Department got several complaints about transients camping in the park last month. Lt. Andrew Copeland led […]

Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new, simple approach is being utilized to cut down on incidents with McNary High School students causing issues on Sandy Drive. The issue, which has been ongoing for years, flared up again last spring as neighbors complained students were loitering in their neighborhood starting around 6:30 a.m. on […]

Future of cows uncertain

Future of cows uncertain

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The surprise decision last week by the Keizer City Council to reject plans for new apartments at the “cow pasture” along Verda Lane seemed to, on the surface, be a good thing for the cows. Still to be determined: what will happen to the 20 or so cows that […]

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Tregg Peterson found out about his friend Payton Williams’ cancer diagnosis, he and his mother, Stacie, visited the Williams home to do some cleaning. Tregg left Payton’s room stuffed with 72 balloons. “I just wanted him to know that he’s not in this alone and that he’s […]

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There are some things cancer, and its various treatments, will take from its victims without them having a say: energy, appetite and mental acuity are a few. But, there are some where the patient has more control. For 17-year-old Payton Williams, his dreadlocks were in the latter category. […]

Second Smith trial continues

Second Smith trial continues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – The second murder trial against Victor David Smith is continuing. Smith has been accused of murdering Keizer’s Phillip Johnson outside his apartment on the night of July 1, 2004. The case against Smith ended with a mistrial back in June. The second trial began with jury selections […]

Wildcats bring potent air attack

Wildcats bring potent air attack

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  The McNary High School varsity football team hosts its only non-league game of the season Friday, Sept. 12, and it promises to be a doozy. The Celtics and Westview High School Wildcats, of Portland’s Metro league, kick off at 7 p.m. Both teams won their first contests of […]

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