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10U, 12A softball teams best in state

10U, 12A softball teams best in state

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes A dominating run ended with a state championship for the Lady Celts 10U softball team. “It is something that no one can take away from them,” said Alan Kinler, the team’s head coach. “They are state champions.” “It’s kind of a big thing whenever a local team wins a […]

Next step, brigadier general

Next step, brigadier general

The 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon National Guard honored its outgoing commander, Col. Dan Hokanson of Keizer, and incoming commander, Col. Eric Bush, during a change of command ceremony at the Salem Armory, June 10. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries, family members, former brigade commanders, Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, the […]

Panthers claim 12A softball title

Panthers claim 12A softball title

The Keizer-based Oregon Panther 12A softball team won the state championship on July 11, at Wallace Marine Park in Salem. There were nine 12A teams across the state that competed throughout the weekend in the double-elimination tournament. The Oregon Panthers roster includes four girls from Keizer, three from Salem, two from Turner, and one each […]

KFD wants men, women with volunteer spirit

KFD wants men, women with volunteer spirit

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes It’s recruitment time for one of the most important components of the Keizer Fire District machine. “The fire department relies a tremendous amount on its volunteer personnel,” said Keizer Fire Chief Jeff Cowan. “A city of this size, it’s usually common to have a one firefighter per thousand career […]

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Presented by Copper Creek Mercantile

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Presented by Copper Creek Mercantile

Brayden Ebbs returned home with two third place medals from a national youth wrestling tournament held in Orem, Utah. The 10-year-old competed in the Greco and Freestyle divisions. “I don’t know,” Brayden said when asked the secret of his success. “I’ve been wrestling for a long time.” Bradyen entered the tournament a little hesitant about […]

Gaining insight into America

Gaining insight into America

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes All’s well that ends well. “This year went really good. I adjusted very well, I think,” said Tina Lo, Keizer Rotary’s inbound exchange student for the 2009-10 school year. Lo’s stay, which ends this month, began in August. She said she came here to learn more about America, especially […]

Name change comes to America’s Junior Miss

Name change comes to America’s Junior Miss

So what’s in a name? For America’s Junior Miss (AJM) Scholarship Program, often times the wrong impression, misconceptions and barriers to success. Which is why there’s a new name. “Distinguished Young Women of America” was chosen because it reportedly better reflects the organization and its efforts to remain relevant and keep pace with the needs […]

Pig Bowl’s generosity extends to Keizer

Pig Bowl’s generosity extends to Keizer

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes It’s been a while since Keizer was represented on the playing field of the Chemawa Pig Bowl, the annual fund-raiser that brings together football teams comprised of police officers. But that doesn’t mean local residents shouldn’t have a rooting interest in the outcome of the game. That’s because proceeds […]

Panthers on the prowl, headed to nationals

Panthers on the prowl, headed to nationals

The 12A Oregon Panthers qualified last month in Kent, Wash. to play in the Junior Olympic ASA National Tournament set for Bloomington, Ind. beginning Aug. 1. The team qualified for the national tournament by finishing in the top three at the qualifying tournament held Saturday-Sunday, June 26-27, in Kent. The team competed amongst a field […]

Volcanoes say thanks on Fourth

Volcanoes say thanks on Fourth

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Ten months of planning comes down to one night of celebration at Volcanoes Stadium on Sunday, July 4. Patriotic Night, as it’s being called, is the Volcanoes’ way of saluting those who have served in the U.S. military, past and present. Jerry Howard, the team’s senior sales executive, said […]

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