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Celt ‘Garbage Man’ is league’s top defender

Celt ‘Garbage Man’ is league’s top defender

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Earlier this season, Ryan Kirch, McNary’s head basketball coach, was watching film with the team and let it slip that sophomore Mathew Ismay was the squad’s “garbage man.” “He gets offensive rebounds and put backs, easy lay-ins at the rim, gets to the free throw line. He does […]

Keizer PD uses old Roth’s for training

Keizer PD uses old Roth’s for training

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Since the Roth’s grocery store closed in Keizer nearly three years ago, it hasn’t been unusual to see officers with the Keizer Police Department meet up in the parking lot. Inside the former grocery store, though? That hasn’t happened much. But that’s just what happened over a two-day period […]

Pinot for the Parks coming on Friday

Pinot for the Parks coming on Friday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Have some wine and food, help a playground project. The third annual Pinot for the Parks fundraiser takes place Friday, March 13. The event, put on by the Keizer Parks Foundation, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road N. Tax-deductible tickets are […]

Lee runs for third SKSB term

Lee runs for third SKSB term

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Chuck Lee likes to joke his goal is to flip-flop the name of the Salem-Keizer School District. He’s looking for another chance to do so. Lee confirmed to the Keizertimes on Tuesday he’s running for a third term on the Salem-Keizer School Board. Lee left the Keizer City Council […]

Art interest picking up

Art interest picking up

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things are filling up for the gallery at Keizer Civic Center. In the last couple of years, efforts have been made to get new art hanging at city hall on a rotating basis. That effort is paying off. Currently the Mid Valley Quilt Guild has work on display. The […]

One day, two garage sales on tap for Aug. 1 in Keizer

One day, two garage sales on tap for Aug. 1 in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking to do as many garage sales as possible in one day in Keizer? If so, remember this date: Saturday, Aug. 1. That is the date members of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association will be holding their third annual neighborhood-wide garage sale. That is also the date for the […]

Keizer’s new website close to going live

Keizer’s new website close to going live

By CRAIG MURPHY Of  the Keizertimes The City of Keizer’s new website should be up any day now. Or is that any week? As previously mentioned in the Keizertimes, Keizer City Councilors approved a contract last May to replace the city’s antiquated website. The anticipation at the time was the new site would be up […]

Volcanoes paying for a volcano slide at Big Toy

Volcanoes paying for a volcano slide at Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It would be expected for any large structure like the Big Toy being planned for Keizer Rapids Park to have a slide or two. How can a slide get a Keizer twist? Well, a volcano slide would do the trick. Jerry Walker, owner of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball team, […]

Big Toy site gets cleared

Big Toy site gets cleared

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Even while taking down 198 trees last week, Jerry Nuttbrock could see what the orchards would soon look like. Nuttbrock was recruited by Clint Holland to help clear out space in the orchards at Keizer Rapids Park, where community volunteers are expected to build the Big Toy play structure […]

Auvinen new football coach

Auvinen new football coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At a team meeting Monday, March 2, Jeff Auvinen was announced as the Celtic football program’s new head coach. Auvinen, 48, has taught at McNary High School for 25 years and coached at some level in many sports for 23 of them. In football, Auvinen has served as […]

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