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Honey brings fresh set of eyes to McNary

Honey brings fresh set of eyes to McNary

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes McNary’s new principal is clearly a product of the Salem-Keizer school district. Though born in Montana, John Honey went to middle and high school in Salem. After graduating from South Salem High School, he attended the University of Oregon where he majored in journalism. When it was time to […]

Inspirational theatre is filling hearts, roles in upcoming plays

Inspirational theatre is filling hearts, roles in upcoming plays

By LANCE MASTERSON For the Keizertimes Lights! Camera! Action! Okay, okay. Maybe director Lori Hammer’s dream is centered on the stage, but who’s to say one of her budding stars or starlets won’t end up on the silver screen some day. For now, however, the buzzwords are “fun” and “learning.” Salem-Keizer Inspirational Teen theatre kicks […]

Cheer squad captures unique energy

Cheer squad captures unique energy

McNary’s special needs cheerleaders are one of two such squads in the area

Japan trip beckons for McNary junior

Japan trip beckons for McNary junior

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes The longest stretch Josh Pentecost has been away from family is five consecutive days. That’s about to change. Pentecost, 16, is this year’s Keizer Rotary Outbound Exchange Student of the Year, which means he’s about to embark on a year stay in Maebashi, Japan. Published reports state Maebashi was […]

Advanced training comes to CERT

Advanced training comes to CERT

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Want to take your emergency response skills to a higher level? If so, the Keizer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has a deal for you, provided you’ve  already completed and passed its initial 8-week training course. Keizer CERT is sponsoring a two-day conference, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 18-19, at Camp Cascade […]

Q&A with McNary’s new A.D.

Q&A with McNary’s new A.D.

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Arguably the most powerful person in Keizer when it comes to sports is the athletic director at McNary High School. And for the first time in 15 years, there’s a new AD in town. Ron Richards came from McKay to replace former AD Mike Maghan, who retired last summer. […]

Four-alarm fire threatens homes, horses

Four-alarm fire threatens homes, horses

At 12:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, Marion County Fire District No. 1 firefighters responded to a reported truck fire at 8725 River Rd NE. While responding, 911 dispatchers received information that the fire was spreading from the truck to an adjacent standing hay field.  Shortly after the first units arrived on scene, winds and dry […]

SILVER SNEAKERS: A perfect fit

SILVER SNEAKERS: A perfect fit

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes When Colin Leech suffered a second stroke in three years, he knew where to go to hasten his recovery. Leech is a veteran of Silver Sneakers, the nationally-recognized program offered at the Courthouse Athletic Club in Keizer. It’s here where Leech’s physical therapist sent him after suffering his first […]

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Presented by Copper Creek Mercantile

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Presented by Copper Creek Mercantile

Like many, a medical emergency led Bill Elliott to the Silver Sneakers program at Courthouse Athletic Club in Keizer. Bill enrolled seven years ago after suffering a stroke. He appreciates the program’s low-stress environment. “Workouts are relatively easy. The thing I like about them is that nobody gets on your case. If you can’t do […]

Keizer man named state’s top drug officer

Keizer man named state’s top drug officer

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes It was a bad year for the bad guys. Rick Bojorquez, a local resident who coaches baseball for Keizer Little League, is also a narcotics detective for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. It’s a position that’s keeps him busy. For example, over the past year or so, Bojorquez: • […]

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