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Evans going to Webster University

Evans going to Webster University

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Kayla Evans was at work when she got a life-changing email from an university she’d never heard of located 10 miles west of St. Louis, Mo. “I read it and I literally started crying,” said Evans of the letter from Webster University offering her the opportunity to […]

Uptown Music wins national award

Uptown Music wins national award

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There are certain things Paul Elliott, the owner of Keizer’s Uptown Music, can teach a new employee, like how to answer the phone and take good care of a customer. But, whenever he hires a new employee for the store at 3827 River Road N., Elliott is looking […]

City council approves public art for roundabout

City council approves public art for roundabout

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The possibility of placing public art in the roundabout at Chemawa Road Northeast and Verda Lane Northeast took a giant leap forward at the Keizer City Council meeting Monday, Feb. 6. The city council approved the placement of a public art pad in the roundabout, at the request […]

KPD cracks down on home squatters

KPD cracks down on home squatters

Sisters owe $72,000 in fines

Club launches writing contest for McNary area MS, HS students

Club launches writing contest for McNary area MS, HS students

The McNary High School Write Club is holding the first-ever McNary Area Writing Contest during the month of February – and the winners will be published in the club’s annual anthology. Students at Claggett Creek and Whiteaker middle schools and McNary High School are all eligible to enter. There are two categories, poetry and prose […]

Seniors win final swim meet

Seniors win final swim meet

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM–What they lack in numbers, McNary’s six seniors more than make up for in leadership. “It’s a small group but they do a lot,” Celtics head coach Casey Lewin said. “They motivate kids in practice. They set a good example. They’ll be missed for sure.” Jake Wyer, Parker Dean, […]

Wolverines take on Kindness Challenge

Wolverines take on Kindness Challenge

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle was one of over eight thousand schools worldwide to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge last year. This year, Feb. 6-10, Whiteaker counselor Pat Curran would like to see that kindness spread throughout Keizer as Mayor Cathy Clark will declare it Great Kindness Challenge Week at the […]

St. Ed volunteers pitch in to help homeless families

St. Ed volunteers pitch in  to help homeless families

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Stacey Armstrong, her husband and two teenage daughters were evicted from their apartment on Dec. 6. “We were supposed to go to court, but we never got the paperwork telling us when we were supposed to be there. I dropped off a money order for the rent after […]

KFD honors excellence with annual awards

KFD honors excellence with annual awards

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Keizer firefighter Matt Dryden pinches himself all the time. “I always wanted to work at Keizer Fire District,” Dryden said. “I’m ecstatic to be here. I was tripping over myself to get my application in. It is truly a huge gift to me, just to work here.” That enthusiasm […]

Celtics hold on, win first dual

Celtics hold on, win first dual

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With McNary holding on to a four-point lead entering the final match of the night, all Noah Gatchet had to do was not get pinned. But the Celtic freshman decided to do his team one better, picking up a 11-6 decision over Kelton Bollier as McNary defeated South Salem […]

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