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Lady Celts bowlers win district

Lady Celts bowlers win district

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After leading for most of the day at the district bowling tournament, the McNary High School girls bowling team hit its first snafu in the first game of the finals match. “The whole day had been going really well. We were 300 points ahead of the second place […]

Rising at the banquet

Rising at the banquet

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things will look a little different this year at Keizer’s First Citizen Awards Banquet. The annual banquet starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at Keizer Quality Suites, having moved from its previous spot at the Keizer Civic Center. There will be a prime rib dinner and no host bar. Tickets […]

Hurdles still to clear for Area C proposal

Hurdles still to clear for Area C proposal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Approval at the Keizer City Council level does not mean apartments and a retirement community in Keizer Station Area C are a done deal. After all, this is Area C we’re talking about – the area where a Walmart was reported to be going in back in 2011 before […]

Plowing ahead with MHS turf

Plowing ahead with MHS turf

New field expected to be done by middle of August

School board calls for increased state funding

School board calls for increased state funding

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A statewide campaign to improve education in Oregon won Salem-Keizer School Board approval Tuesday, Jan. 13. The board approved the Promise of Oregon resolution, which recognizes the recent turnaround in state funding for schools, calls for further progress in funding, and supports improved curriculums and school facilities. The resolution […]

Doggone good (gluten-free) treats

Doggone good (gluten-free) treats

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Tena Northern got her husband Dawayne a puppy for Christmas 2013, she also got herself a ticket to a new business venture. Buddy the weimaraner is the first pet the couple has had in 30 years. When Tena found herself unemployed for the second time due to company […]

Lady Celts handle Titans, pick apart Royal Scots

Lady Celts handle Titans, pick apart Royal Scots

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When the McNary and West Salem girls varsity basketball teams clash, it’s typically a big deal, but Head Coach Derick Handley had a few butterflies headed into the game Tuesday, Jan. 13. “We have had some early struggles this season against talented teams, and I knew that we […]

KeizerTV keeps the city K-23 contract

KeizerTV keeps the city K-23 contract

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes KeizerTV is indeed getting money from the city. In an early October Keizer City Councilor meeting, KeizerTV leader Rex Robertson and David Dahle gave an update on their social media efforts. “We love you,” then-mayor Lore Christopher told Robertson and Dahle that evening. “We’ll give you money.” Shortly after, […]

Mat Men struggle at Classic

Mat Men struggle at Classic

The McNary High School varsity wrestling team attended the Oregon Classic where Celt Alvarro Venegas took down one of the state’s top-ranked wrestlers. Venegas threw down with Roseburg High School’s Will Reddekopp at the Redmond-based tournament and came up with a 3-2 win. Venegas was one of only two Celts to escape with outright wins […]

New charter school in works?

New charter school in works?

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Another charter school may be on its way for the Salem-Keizer School District. The district now has four, one in Keizer, all with long waiting lists, and a group of district residents is preparing to apply to start Capital Preparatory Charter School. Public charter schools operate under school districts, […]

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