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School board approves contracts

School board approves contracts

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Easements for Marion County to widen Cordon Road at its intersection with Caroline Avenue were approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday with little discussion. The county had asked for the easements adjacent to Chavez Elementary School to increase road capacity and reduce the potential for accidents. The […]

Hillsboro hops over Volcanoes to take 13-7 win

Hillsboro hops over Volcanoes to take 13-7 win

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes It was a hot night for hot bats Monday, and Hillsboro’s were hotter. The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes were ahead 3-0 after two innings when Keury Mella, a starter on rehabilitation assignment who had struck out three, had reached his limit of 40 pitches. Things were different for the succession of […]

Volcanoes notch sweep over Boise

Volcanoes notch sweep over Boise

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 7: Volcanoes 9, Boise 5 The first 2014 home run by a left-handed Volcano hitter started a lead that Salem-Keizer never lost. Ryder Jones’ two-out shot in the third inning with Christian Arroyo on base broke a 1-1 tie. The Volcanoes needed more runs to stay ahead of […]

Reunited & it feels so good

Reunited & it feels so good

Marion County Fire District No. 1 firefighters/paramedics were reunited last week with a near drowning victim. Three years ago MCFD responded to a reported drowning incident on Cordon Road. When they arrived they found a toddler that had just been pulled from a swimming pool by her grandmother. Paramedics performed life-saving measures and transported the […]

Claggett Creek school festival seeks Keizer’s most talented

Claggett Creek school festival seeks Keizer’s most talented

If you have an artistic or cooking talent, Claggett Creek Middle School is looking for you. The school will hold its first fall festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, and will include a chili cook-off, a pie bake-off and a Keizer talent show. Lisa Buik, an organizer, stresses that anyone can enter […]

Councilors go over more medical marijuana details

Councilors go over more medical marijuana details

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s not coming up as frequently now, but medical marijuana is still coming up from time to time in Keizer City Council meetings. Such was the case once again at the Aug. 4 council meeting. The issue has been a hot one at the city and county levels around […]

Theft at Tony’s Kingdom

Theft at Tony’s Kingdom

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tony’s Kingdom of Comics and Collectibles was robbed last weekend. Owner Tony Grove confirmed the news on Facebook Saturday morning, Aug. 9. “Bad news at Tony’s Kingdom of Comics,” Grove posted. “Last night someone broke in. I’m working with the police on this but if anyone has any information […]

Keizer family helps out Wounded Warriors

Keizer family helps out Wounded Warriors

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was supposed to be a small gathering. But to Keizer’s Noel MacDonald, it morphed into a real-life Bible story. Noel said it all started with a simple request from son-in-law Michael Dayton, concerning her husband Dan and his Traeger grill. The couple’s youngest daughter, 2001 McNary High School […]

Good, not-so-clean fun

Good, not-so-clean fun

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes By its nature, a pie-eating contest isn’t clean. After all, contestants are planting their faces into a pie and eating as much as possible in a short time. Displaying manners and staying clean are low priorities. But the pie-eating contest at RIVERfair at Keizer Rapids Park on Aug. 9 […]

Charette moved, details clarified

Charette moved, details clarified

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Next month a design charette will take place to look at long-term options for Keizer Rapids Park. The date for that meeting, however, has been moved. The charette is part of an ongoing effort to figure out what Keizer residents would like to see down the road for 28 […]

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