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Girls tie Vikings, fall to Titans on courts

Girls tie Vikings, fall to Titans on courts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes While neither of the McNary High School girls varsity tennis team’s matches last week were wins, the Lady Celts turned in a number performances that bode well for the future. The Celts tied North Salem High School 4-4 and lost to West Salem High School 5-3. Playing the […]

Lady Celts shut out in CVC opener

Lady Celts shut out in CVC opener

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team drew two tough teams in succession last week and chalked up a pair of losses as both games unspooled in a single inning. Tough pitching and a 10-run fourth inning on the part of the South Salem High School Saxons led […]

Boys escape Saxons on strong defense, one run

Boys escape Saxons on strong defense, one run

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team was likely thanking its lucky stars for pitchers after the team’s Central Valley Conference opener Friday, April 11. The Celtics won 1-0. While junior Mickey Walker kept the Saxons at bay from the mound, McNary scored the only run of the […]

REI set to open May 2

REI set to open May 2

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking for new outdoor gear in Keizer? If so, here’s some good news: the REI store in Keizer Station is about to open. Washington-based REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) already has several stores in the region but none in the Salem-Keizer market. That will change early next month as Salem […]

Prep work for any Big Toy site

Prep work for any Big Toy site

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Regardless of where The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park ends up going, the site will need work done before the community build. The play structure is set to be built Sept. 17 to 21, but prep work will need to be done prior to that. The question which […]

Another possible new site for Big Toy

Another possible new site for Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The number of possible sites for The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park has grown again. The latest was presented by Keizer City Councilor Jim Taylor to a small group last Wednesday, April 9. It was mentioned last week at the council meeting there were six possible sites for […]

A kid, a cop, a cake

A kid, a cop, a cake

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As his birthday party continued, 5-year-old Mekhi was suddenly worried. He saw the tears streaming down the face of his mom, Shauntel Norman. “You happy?” Mekhi asked, concern written all over his face. Indeed Shauntel was. A month earlier, Shauntel and Mekhi came from a rough situation in Missouri. […]

Lacrosse team starts 2-0 in league contests

Lacrosse team starts 2-0 in league contests

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity lacrosse team is 2-0 in the North Valley Conference while battling through thick and thin in its first league games. The Celtics traded leads with the South Salem High School Saxons six times before putting the match away with an 11-9 final score […]

Police thinking of Pearsons

Police thinking of Pearsons

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In more ways than one, it was a difficult situation. On the night of March 5, police officers responded to a call at the Pearson residence on the 4800 block of Ventura Loop. The details known now are both chilling and heartbreaking. Brett Angus Pearson and friend Robert Daniel […]

Easter hunts abound in the valley this weekend

Easter hunts abound in the valley this weekend

Forecasts call for a beautiful spring weekend. Fortunately, there are plenty of outdoor events to be enjoyed. Here is a list of some of the Easter-related events taking place in the area this weekend. Friday, April 18 Bowlers at Town & Country lanes will get free raffle tickets for a drawing on Saturday, April 19. […]

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