Day: February 10, 2017

McNary recognizes senior wrestlers in final dual

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Jason Ebbs wasn’t just McNary seniors Wyatt Kessler, Sean Burrows and Carlos Vincent’s coach for four years. He also knew them as young children on the Celtic Mat Club and as friends to his son, Brayden and daughter, Taylor. “That’s just a different deal right there,” Ebbs said. “That’s the product of being a coach in the community for 14 years. I’m no longer (just) a coach. There’s some friendships there. There’s some relationships there and just trying to help kids make the next step into the world and be great. They’re good...

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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 of the Keizer Public Art Commission (KPAC), with a 6-0 vote. Councilor Kim Freeman was absent. While there were some reservations on the council, Mayor Cathy Clark was most vocal. “I have tremendous concerns with the functionality given that this roundabout is on an...

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“Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story” by Alexandra Wolfe

“Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story” by Alexandra Wolfe c.2017, Simon & Schuster $27.00 / $36.00 Canada 261 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Here. Try this. Take a sip. Give it a whirl. Do a taste-test. A preliminary trial, it won’t take long. Here, see what you think. We’re asked to sample things every day, from products to ideas but, as in the new book, “Valley of the Gods” by Alexandra Wolfe, is everything worth a try? College costs money. For millions of high school grads, that’s a fact of which they don’t need reminding. It’ll...

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Call it a day for EDC

Is it time to put a stake through the heart of the city’s Economic Development Commission? The commission, established by the Keizer City Council in 2014, has not met on its original quarterly schedule; many times there are up to five members absent from sessions. This is no way to run a city commission. The Economic Development Commission, headed by Mayor Cathy Clark, serves in an advisory capacity to the city council and is charged with providing recommendations regarding economic development in the city. The commission is supposed to establish a network of communications between resources and talents within...

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