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Keizer swimmers breaking records

Keizer swimmers breaking records

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Keizer swim clubs Holiday and Northwood defeated Salem teams Cambridge and Jan Ree, respectively, Thursday, July 14, while Northview Terrace came up just short against Madrona. Kian Gonzales and Kameron Splonski paced the Holiday boys who edged Cambridge 108-91. Gonzales won the 13-14-year-old butterfly, backstroke and freestyle while Splonski […]

Burning questions on city park’s survey

Burning questions on city park’s survey

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A planned survey of Keizer residents on the issue of parks funding has a looming deadline and may be headed back to the drawing board. The members of Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are hoping to assess just how much city residents are willing to pay for […]

Kids: Leave your mark on Iris Parade mural

Kids: Leave your mark on Iris Parade mural

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes On July 23 and 25, organizers of Keizer’s mural project at Town & Country Lanes are hoping area children turn out to leave their mark. On those dates, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., kids up to 13 years old (including newborns) are invited to leave their handprints […]

McNary taps its new choir director

McNary taps its new choir director

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Joshua Rist knows what it’s like to be dragged to choir. At 16 years old, taking classes at Linn-Benton Community College in Corvallis, a friend managed to get Rist to give singing a try for the first time. “I fell in love pretty hardcore,” Rist said. “It really changed […]

The Bard returns to Keizer Rapids

The Bard returns to Keizer Rapids

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Come to Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night ready to laugh. “This show is a ridiculous romp,” Director Linda Baker said. “[William] Shakespeare didn’t take it very seriously, I think, so we’re not either.” Baker said the comedy comes from her cast. “Really what I have here is […]

Dream Believer

Dream Believer

McNary grad looks back on OSU career

‘We need to have a grown-up conversation’

‘We need to have a grown-up conversation’

Mayor ready to tackle general fund increase

A rose by any other name would… be a cupcake?

A rose by any other name would… be a cupcake?

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Interested in a sweet treat? Then follow your nose to Keizer Florist. No, it’s not chocolate roses, but cupcakes that the longtime Keizer business has added to its offerings. “We make everything from scratch,” said Michelle Sladick, manager of Simply Cupcakes, the new business-in-a-business at 631 Chemawa Road […]

Act quick to be Keizer’s next city councilor

Act quick to be Keizer’s next city councilor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at public service without the pesky long-term commitment, the Keizer City Council has a deal for you. At its meeting Tuesday, July 5, the council declared vacant the seat most recently held by Dennis Koho, whose term was set to […]

No, Kevin Costner isn’t moving to Keizer

No, Kevin Costner isn’t moving to Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If you run in certain online circles, you might have heard that the star of Dances with Wolves, Waterworld and Field of Dreams is moving to Keizer. While it isn’t out of the realm of possibility, the Keizertimes was unable to contact Costner’s representatives for confirmation and the […]

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