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‘He will be missed’

‘He will be missed’

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Quite the honor

Quite the honor

BY ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes This July 4, four U.S. Armed Forces veterans with Keizer ties are feeling especially patriotic. The quartet – Jerry Bowerly (Navy), Alfred Bochsler (Air Force), Paul Morgan (Navy) and Ed Bietshek (Air Force) – took part in an Honor Flight of Oregon allowing them to visit numerous memorials […]

Verboort’s mom gives thanks

Verboort’s mom gives thanks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Kathy Verboort continues to be blown away by the love being shown to her son. Son Austin, 16, was critically injured in a two-vehicle accident May 22. Austin’s Jeep Wrangler crumpled after being hit on the driver’s side, leaving the McNary High School junior in a coma. Immediately family, […]

Looking for heat relief?

Looking for heat relief?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking to beat the heat during this ongoing heat wave? Head over to Salem. Jeff Cowan, chief at Keizer Fire District, referred to a press release from the City of Salem when asked about what Keizerites can do to stay cooler in the hot weather. Forecasts call for highs […]

Gray and blue battle anew

Gray and blue battle anew

It’s the silver anniversary of the Civil War. The Civil War reenactments, that is. This 4th of July weekend once again means the Northwest Civil War Council’s (NCWC) reenactment at Willamette Mission State Park, just north of Keizer. The holiday falls perfectly this year, as the three-day event starts Friday, July 3 and concludes on […]

Plan your 4th for maximum boom

Plan your 4th for maximum boom

Civil War battles, a music festival and enough fireworks to make your head explode. Here is a round-up of where to see the best and brightest this July 4. July 3 through 5 The 25th annual appearance of the Northwest Civil War Council at Willamette Mission State Park. Approximately 1,000 reenactors are expected, who will […]

Porter’s to become Full Monty’s in July

Porter’s to become Full Monty’s in July

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Porter’s Pub is changing hands – not to mention names and style – again. The longtime bar is expected to reopen late next month as Full Monty’s Bistro. There will be a public hearing on a liquor license application for the new business at the July 6 Keizer City […]

Mural timeline still undecided

Mural timeline still undecided

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For months, this summer or early fall has been targeted as the time for Keizer’s second public mural to be done. That could be changing, though it’s not certain yet. Lore Christopher and Jill Hagen, both members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC), announced plans in February to […]

Canucks rout S-K

Canucks rout S-K

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes opened their 2015 season on the short end of an 11-2 game with Vancouver on June 18 at home. It was a contest through five innings, with the Canadians leading Keizer 3-0 going into the sixth. Starting and losing pitcher Nick Gonzalez gave up two more runs […]

Ito headed to George Fox’s diamond

Ito headed to George Fox’s diamond

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As much as Kimi Ito contributed to the Celtic varsity softball team throughout her four years, it was her contributions off the field that the team’s head coach, Kevin Wise, most appreciated. “Kimi has developed into a leadership person. She is really good with the younger kids and […]

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