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Club is where the action is

Club is where the action is

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes This summer the Keizer branch of the Boys & Girls Club is coming to a park near you. The “Wild Wild Rec” program, as it’s being called,  is a joint effort between the City of Keizer and the Boys & Girls Club. This outdoor escape is for youngsters in […]

Firefighters rescue homeowner, pets

Firefighters rescue homeowner, pets

Keizer Fire District firefighters rushed to a man’s aid at 6:52 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29. The homeowner had been cooking dinner when he stopped to use the bathroom. While in the bathroom he heard his smoke alarm sounding. He opened the bathroom door to investigate and found heavy smoke and flames. He quickly shut […]

Hingston earns SSBC athlete of year honor

Hingston earns SSBC athlete of year honor

McNary athletes and staff were honored when the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club presented its annual Athletes of the Year Awards earlier this month. Megan Hingston of McNary was named the outstanding female athlete of the year. Sprague’s Jeff Kidd won the outstanding male athlete award. Hingston also was recognized as the outstanding senior female […]

No home town bias for this announcer

No home town bias for this announcer

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Though Matt Pedersen acknowledges his style is still evolving, the new voice of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes knows one thing: He isn’t a ‘homer.’ “I try to be as descriptive as possible, fair, but I’m not going to be a homer and celebrate a home run as if it’s the […]

Military’s loss is baseball’s gain

Military’s loss is baseball’s gain

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Jerry Howard stayed true to his passion. And the end result is a baseball career that is closing in on 60 years. “I’ve always enjoyed it. I needed to find some niche in life that I could do,” said Howard of his career choice. The young Howard – who […]

Let the negotiations begin… Board sets price limit on fire truck

Let the negotiations begin… Board sets price limit on fire truck

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes It could be out with the old and in with the newer for the Keizer Fire District. During its Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting, the board of directors authorized Fire Chief Jeff Cowan to negotiate the purchase of a 17-year-old ladder truck from Salem Fire. The 1993 Pierce truck comes […]

Summer makeover comes to Whiteaker

Summer makeover comes to Whiteaker

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School will be closed during the summer for major repairs and renovations. “We have major work getting done on the whole building, inside and out,” said Laura Perez, the school’s principal. Construction crews will: •  Replace the roof, windows, floor coverings, siding, water supply lines and damaged […]

McNary band takes its act on the road

McNary band takes its act on the road

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes The McNary band’s road show drew rave reviews. As part of its outreach, the band recently played before Weddle, Kennedy and Forest Ridge elementary schools. “We absolutely loved it,” said Samantha Ragaisis, principal of Weddle School, when asked about last week’s performance. “It was an educational experience in instruments, […]

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Presented by Copper Creek Mercantile

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Presented by Copper Creek Mercantile

Mariesha Marker, a former Lady Celts softball player, signed with the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch League for the coming season. “You know, it’s every collegiate athlete’s dream to keep going after their four years, and I get the chance to play with and against some great players,” said Mariesha. Mariesha is one […]

A perfect 12 for 12

A perfect 12 for 12

There’s no quit in this McNary trio

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