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Plans progress for sand volleyball courts

Plans progress for sand volleyball courts

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In terms of new amenities at Keizer Rapids Park, most of the attention has been paid to the upcoming Big Toy playground project. That’s not the only amenity being worked on, however. Last September, Hans Schneider pledged his willingness to put in a new sand volleyball court at KRP. […]

Everything you need to know about McNary’s turf project

Everything you need to know about McNary’s turf project

McNary High School will be installing a new artificial turf field this summer. The turf will replace the existing grass field, which means McKay High School will be the only high school in the Salem-Keizer School District with a natural field. In the two months since Keizertimes last talked with organizers, the project has continued […]

McNary baseball back in the swing

McNary baseball back in the swing

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Last year, the McNary High School varsity baseball made it to the playoffs and took out powerhouse Jesuit High School in the first round of the playoffs. The Celtics finished third in league with a conference record of 8-7. It was the best year yet in Head Coach […]

Everything you wanted to know about the Big Toy

Everything you wanted to know about the Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In case you haven’t heard, a big playground is coming to Keizer soon. If things go according to plan, the Big Toy will be built in June. The project has had some issues, such as a nine-month delay and a controversy over the location that lasted most of 2014. […]

A look inside the Keizer Police Department’s strategic shift

A look inside the Keizer Police Department’s strategic shift

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Police Department is all about the POP. Since John Teague returned to the KPD and took over as police chief in the fall of 2013, a shift has been accelerating. With the shift, problem-oriented policing (POP) is now a way of life at the department. In simple […]

Keizer illustrator’s 1st video game, Paperbound, on shelves in 11 days

Keizer illustrator’s 1st video game, Paperbound, on shelves in 11 days

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes During the past 17 months, Keizerite Mike Smith has dedicated much of his time to creating the characters for a new video game, Paperbound, that will debut on Playstation and Windows platforms March 31. In that time, he’s created more than 15 gigabytes of artwork (translation: a lot). […]

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In January, I met with McNary High School senior David Henderson and handed him a small voice recorder. We’d never met before, but I wanted to know more about his life as a high school student. “My first thought was it would be interesting, but I wasn’t sure […]

CRU cracking down on Keizer Station theft

CRU cracking down on Keizer Station theft

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the past, the Community Response Unit of the Keizer Police Department was focused on drugs. Since being brought back early last year, CRU’s scope has expanded. One of those expansions has been the Organized Retail Crime position, targeted at ongoing thefts at businesses in Keizer – particularly at […]

Goodall School gets renewal from SKSB

Goodall School gets renewal from SKSB

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A revised contract renewal for Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School was approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday. The new five-year term, which will begin July 1, had received board approval Dec. 9, 2014, but after reviewing state and district policies, school personnel asked for a revision. The […]

Slight changes in KLL usage fees

Slight changes in KLL usage fees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The fees are the same, some are just switched around. Fee changes for Keizer Little League Park were approved unanimously March 2 by the Keizer City Council. Most fees are the same for the park, which is heading into a second year of management by Keizer Little League. KLL […]

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