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Keizer trio together for a last hurrah

Keizer trio together for a last hurrah

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes A top 25 performance will be just fine for the 18U Willamette Valley Fastpitch (WVF) softball team. The team, which qualified for the national tournament in Hemet, Calif., is comprised of players from throughout the area, including three from Keizer: outfielder Mollie Bello, catcher Genetta Bennett and pitcher Erin […]

Sisi explores Lake County

Sisi explores Lake County

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes My wife Simone is no stranger to fishing. As a child growing up in Brazil she remembers her father bringing home fish longer and heavier than she. They were so large they required two men to lift them into the boat and some fancy footwork to avoid injuries caused […]

Lady Celts focus on own game, not weather, as they prepare for Tucson

Lady Celts focus on own game, not weather, as they prepare for Tucson

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Alan Kinler isn’t a weatherman, but he knew how hot it was in the Arizona desert when questioned last week. “It’s 105 degrees in Tucson right now. It’s only 75 or 80 degrees here,” Kinler said. This 25 to 30 degrees difference is important because Kinler coaches the Lady […]

Fire district looks to students for help; grant funds CERT coordinator position

Fire district looks to students for help; grant funds CERT coordinator position

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes A student fire fighting program could be coming to the Keizer Fire District (KFD) in September. “I’d like to get students on board and go with this,” Keizer Fire Chief Jeff Cowan told his board of directors during its Tuesday, July 20, meeting. Students considered for the program must […]

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Presented by Copper Creek Mercantile

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Presented by Copper Creek Mercantile

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Raises abound at Keizer Fire District

Raises abound at Keizer Fire District

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Non-represented staff at Keizer Fire District will receive 2 percent raises in fiscal year 2010-11, a unanimous board of directors decided at Tuesday’s regular meeting. The pay increase is retroactive to July 1. Non-represented staff will also receive 2 percent raises in 2011-12 and another 2 percent in 2012-13. […]

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Presented by Copper Creek Mercantile

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Presented by Copper Creek Mercantile

Carleen Natividad, 35, bowled her first 300 game in the sanctioned Bar League Challenge on Thursday, July 8, at Town & Country Lanes in Keizer. “It is only the second perfect game ever bowled by a woman at the lanes” said owner Don Lebold. “It’s a truly remarkable feat.” Don added he knows of only […]

To expand or not

To expand or not

Mayor Lore Christopher has cited the expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) as one of her goals for her self-imposed final term if she is re-elected this fall. Others also talk about expanding the boundary for the sake of future growth of Keizer, both residentially and commercially. Before dicussion of the expansion of UGB […]

Youths gain added incentive when conservation efforts are close to home

Youths gain added incentive when conservation efforts are close to home

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Charles Goodenow won’t have to travel far to see the fruits of his physical labor. The 19-year-old is an OutDoor Oregon crew member, and he helped clear the trail at Keizer Rapids Park of blackberries, English ivy, stinging nettle and other irritants, many of which also fall in the […]

Waiting comes before confirmation

Waiting comes before confirmation

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes The only thing Col. Dan Hokanson can do now is wait … at least when it comes to his promotion to brigadier general. Hokanson, the 47-year-old former Keizer resident who was nominated for brigadier general by Major Gen. Raymond Rees, needs presidential approval before any promotion is finalized. But […]

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