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Code change could lead to Safeway gas station

Code change could lead to Safeway gas station

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Note: The previous, and printed, version of this story incorrectly stated that the Keizer City Council approved a text amendment lifting an overlay zone on the properties near the intersection of River Road North and Chemawa Road North. The council voted only to hear a discussion regarding lifting […]

Barker picks Air Force Academy

Barker picks Air Force Academy

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Kolby Barker considered canceling his visit to the Air Force Academy and committing to the University of Wyoming. He’s glad he didn’t as Barker signed a national letter of intent to play football with the military academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the McNary library. The visit […]

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 […]

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