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Two win the show at DYWK

Two win the show at DYWK

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Fatima Falcon and Cambria Rushton were selected to represent Keizer as the city’s Distinguished Young Women during the scholarship program Saturday, May 9. “Actually, I wasn’t nervous until I hit the stage today. Up to today it was like, ‘I got this,’ but today was nerve-wracking,” said Falcon. […]

Jim Taylor talks of KFD issues

Jim Taylor talks of KFD issues

In last week’s edition of the Keizertimes, answers from Keizer Fire District Board candidate Jim Taylor were missing. Taylor is running against Betty Hart for Position 5 on the board. Taylor recently stepped away from his role on the Keizer City Council. Hart is the wife of former Keizer Fire Board director Mike Hart. We […]

Fondness for Sweet Pea

Fondness for Sweet Pea

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s Jim Woodry has fixed up a car with high sentimental value. Again. Two years ago Woodry and son Eddy restored a 1967 Pontiac GTO – nicknamed Screamer – that had been in the family since new. The GTO won an award at the Portland Roadster Show and was […]

Chamber request gets no vote

Chamber request gets no vote

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Both ends of the May 7 Keizer Budget Committee meeting were entertaining. Committee members responded coldly to a request early in the meeting for more funds from Christine Dieker, executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. No motion was made to approve Dieker’s request for $28,000 in the […]

Lady Celts get revenge on Bulldogs in 13-12 win

Lady Celts get revenge on Bulldogs in 13-12 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Lady Celts of the McNary High School varsity softball team put together a barnburner of a game against West Albany High School Friday, May 1. Starting down 6-0 after two innings, McNary began clawing its way back with a run in the third and five more in […]

Is Iris Fest set for long term?

Is Iris Fest set for long term?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After years of moving around, the Keizer Iris Festival is back downtown for the foreseeable future. Keizer’s biggest annual event kicked off May 7 with the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and continues this weekend with Sunday’s Mother’s Day Breakfast at Keizer Fire District. But the festival kicks into high gear […]

Love (Love) is in the air

Love (Love) is in the air

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are some familiar things with this picture. Love Love Teriyaki II has opened in Keizer Station. The restaurant, located at 6385 Ulali Drive, had a soft opening April 28 and is scheduled to have a grand opening with ribbon cutting next Monday, May 11. The building formerly housed […]

Hitting a euphoric note

Hitting a euphoric note

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Earlier this year, McNary High School senior Tom Janssen had a T-shirt printed with one of the euphonium masters riding the instrument and the words “Be Euphonius” printed underneath. Given that sort of dedication, and one state title playing the instrument already in the rearview, it would be […]

Boys still top league despite second loss

Boys still top league despite second loss

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity baseball team took a second loss in the Greater Valley Conference last week, but was still at the top of the league and ranked No. 7 in the state. “We had nine hits and a lot of fly balls, but we couldn’t string anything […]

Walsh asks for parks money

Walsh asks for parks money

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A former Keizer City Councilor helped get the budget season off to a rousing start Tuesday. Richard Walsh, the former councilor who has been on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board since leaving council in 2011, was one of several people asking for funding during the public comment portion […]

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