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Lone Star training? Not quite

Lone Star training? Not quite

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Officers with the Keizer Police Department will continue going all the way to Dallas to use a firearms range. Before getting pictures of cops in 10-gallon cowboy hats, big badges and a Marc Adams-style drawl, however, relax: it’s the nearby Dallas here in Oregon, not in Texas. The KPD […]

Keizer Rapids Regional Park

Keizer Rapids Regional Park

To the Editor: I am under the impression our Keizer Rapids Park was a regional park since Marion County contributed funds to purchase some of the property. The county was able to spend county park money. If the park is regional, the county should provide the city with funds for some park maintenance.  County Commissioner […]

State of the Union

State of the Union

To the Editor: The President’s State of the Union address is, by long standing tradition, a chest thumping opportunity for the administration in power. I would have expected no less from Obama. And a negative rebuttal by the other party is expected as well. It seems like things have never been better—or worse. Let me […]

Who’s missing in economic growth?

Who’s missing in economic growth?

A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL To say that you are worried about America’s future is no different than saying you are worried about America’s children.  Last week we learned that just more than 50 percent of public school children are now from low-income homes.  In the same week we learned that the world’s […]

Republicans in the immigrant minefield

Republicans in the immigrant minefield

By MICHAEL GERSON Any Republican event convened by Rep. Steven King—he of “calves the size of cantaloupes” fame—could easily have degenerated into a festival of immigrant bashing. It is to the credit of the serious GOP presidential prospects in attendance that the Iowa Freedom Summit generally was not. Yes, Donald Trump emerged from his stretch […]

Mat Men struggle at Classic

Mat Men struggle at Classic

The McNary High School varsity wrestling team attended the Oregon Classic where Celt Alvarro Venegas took down one of the state’s top-ranked wrestlers. Venegas threw down with Roseburg High School’s Will Reddekopp at the Redmond-based tournament and came up with a 3-2 win. Venegas was one of only two Celts to escape with outright wins […]

MCFD1 tabs Henson replacement

MCFD1 tabs Henson replacement

A long-time employee of Marion County Fire District #1 has been selected as its new chief. The MCFD1 Fire Board announced Terry Riley as the new chief of the district at its meeting last week. Riley had served as interim chief since the departure of J. Kevin Henson last October. Riley’s appointment was effective immediately. […]

“Is There Life after Football? Surviving the NFL” by James A. Holstein, Richard S. Jones & George E. Koonce, Jr.

“Is There Life after Football? Surviving the NFL” by James A. Holstein, Richard S. Jones & George E. Koonce, Jr.

“Is There Life after Football? Surviving the NFL” by James A. Holstein, Richard S. Jones & George E. Koonce, Jr. c.2015, New York University Press $27.95 / higher in Canada 321 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your favorite player was out for most of the season. Last fall, he took a hit mid-pass and went […]

Omigod, you guys!

Omigod, you guys!

Legally Blonde opens at McNary

Girls fall to Saxons, trounce Olys

Girls fall to Saxons, trounce Olys

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s girls varsity basketball team won one and lost one last week, both by wide margins. The Lady Celts (3-2 in the Greater Valley Conference) lost to South Salem High School 63-32 Tuesday, Jan. 6, and thumped Sprague High School 68-12 three days later. In regard […]

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