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KRP disc golf getting a redo

KRP disc golf getting a redo

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Rapids Park should be a busy place in June. Starting on June 10, a horde of community volunteers are expected to descend upon the park to build the Big Toy play structure over a five-day period. Elsewhere at the park June 10, others will be redoing the Keizer […]

Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jesse Cline was homeless and desperate for a second chance when he arrived at the door of Keizer’s Mid-Valley Literacy Center for GED tutoring. Cline, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, became one of more than 175 students to earn their GEDs with the help […]

Brewfest for KeizerFest?

Brewfest for KeizerFest?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Wanna beer? One of the big changes for next month’s Keizer Iris Festival revolves around changes in drinks. Keizer’s biggest annual celebration technically kicks off with the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Firefighters Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Keizer Fire District […]

Boys 5th in state with long season yet to play

Boys 5th in state with long season yet to play

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes While still early in the season, the McNary High School varsity baseball team can boast being the fifth-ranked team in the state after a 3-0 start in Greater Valley Conference competition. “It’s a lot of confidence and exciting for McNary baseball, but we have to keep playing well,” […]

In Plain Sight at MHS

In Plain Sight at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Parents: have the tough, uncomfortable conversations with your kids. That was the message from In Plain Sight, a forum held by the McNary High School AWARE Club April 7. The AWARE Club focuses on issues of human trafficking and invited speakers from a number of area and Portland […]

Long-term plans, short-term concerns

Long-term plans, short-term concerns

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Monday night was the annual preview of long-term funding options for the city. Among the topics discussed was a ranking of possible new positions to add down the road. At the same time, immediate funding questions have come into focus – including one that could cut a popular new […]

Celt boys rout Vikings on the tennis court

Celt boys rout Vikings on the tennis court

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Aside from a 6-2 win, the McNary High School boys varsity tennis teams pulled a number of surprises out of their hats in a match with North Salem High School Wednesday, April 1. “Maybe they don’t have the more fine-tuned strokes, but they analyze the opponent, play to […]

McLeod gives housing update at Keizer Rotary

McLeod gives housing update at Keizer Rotary

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First one on the market wins. Longtime local real estate agent Amy McLeod gave an update on the local housing market during a recent Keizer Rotary luncheon. McLeod said there is plenty of demand for housing and gave some figures to back it up. “We increased home sales 18.4 […]

Lady Celts turn up heat even when wins elude

Lady Celts turn up heat even when wins elude

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity tennis team had a see-saw week in matches with West Albany and North Salem high schools. “We’ve had some struggles in singles aside from Cambria Ruston, but the thing is all the girls are playing competitively with long volleys, even in the […]

Public Art holiday card contest ups the ante

Public Art holiday card contest ups the ante

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Having your design chosen as the city’s official holiday card would be a nice feather in the cap. What would be a nice topper? Try a $100 gift card. Keizer City Councilors recently adopted a resolution supporting the holiday card contest, which was created by Beth Melendy with the […]

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