Day: April 7, 2017

Home Depot helps local veteran

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Thanks to the Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America and volunteers from Home Depot, Terry Lowell of Keizer can now do something most people take for granted—take a shower. Lowell, who served in the military for 22 years, beginning with the Marine Corps and then the Army Reserves before retiring as a master sergeant in the Air Force, had knee replacement surgery in 2010. However, the new knee didn’t last and Lowell had to go back under the knife in 2014. Due to a staph infection, Lowell’s had three more surgeries just since August...

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Lots of questions, few answers at state rep.’s Keizer town hall

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rep. Bill Post has had a rough go of it in the early weeks of the 2017 legislature. “As of yesterday, all my 13 bills are dead. They didn’t make it out of committee,” Post said. Post spoke with about three dozen area residents at a town hall meeting Friday, March 31, at the Keizer Fire District station. Post had submitted a number of bills prior to the legislative session, but said most hope for what he called the “Sudafed bill,” which would have allowed Oregonians to purchase pseudoephedrine products over the...

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Vandals strike at heart of MHS lacrosse

An act of vandalism left the McNary High School lacrosse programs without nets last week, but the incident has turned into a wellspring of support for the teams. Sometime between 5 p.m. on March 30 and 3 p.m. on March 31 someone cut the nets off of eight lacrosse goals. The goals were stored next to sheds near the football field. The nets were valued at about $175 each. Seven of the eight nets were new. At press time, the Keizer Police did not have any suspects, but was continuing to look into the incident along with school officials. “Originally,...

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All share burden to get college-bound students scholarship info

This time of year high school seniors are rushing to fill out and submit applications for college scholarships. Each June McNary High School releases the names of all the students who have received scholarships. It is overwhelming to see the number of scholarships that are awarded each year. Some students are recipients of more than one scholarship, and good for them, they worked to maintain the grades needed to get a scholarship, plus they or someone they know were aware of where to look for scholarship money. There is always more money on the table to ask for. Some...

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