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Lady Celts eye league title

Lady Celts eye league title

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s girls basketball team won a school record 23 games and finished fourth in the state last year but it was what they didn’t do that was on the minds of the Lady Celts two returning starters as practice began for the upcoming season. “Our goal this year is […]

City recognized for bicycle friendliness

City recognized for bicycle friendliness

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer has earned an honorable mention as a bicycle-friendly city from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). It was announced last week in Washington, D.C., that Keizer joined 33 other communities throughout the nation in the honorable mention category of recognition. Platinum, gold, silver and bronze designations are […]

Mecha-cow proposal meets resistance

Mecha-cow proposal meets resistance

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer roundabout opened just three months ago but the Keizer Public Arts Commission is already trying to figure out what to put in the center of it. Commissioners discussed the potential of the space and even one proposal from a Keizer sculptor with a piece along the […]

Keizer siblings pioneers of student government

Keizer siblings pioneers of student government

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes When Oregon Connections Academy was looking for candidates to serve in its first ever student government, three siblings from Keizer stepped up to the challenge. Joshua Oliver, a 10-year-old elected to represent the fifth grade, was the first from the family to decide to run. Older sister, Rosa, 15, […]

Council denies Keizer Chamber request for parade fee waivers

Council denies Keizer Chamber request for parade fee waivers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer Chamber of Commerce request that city officials waive fees and other costs associated with the Holiday Lights Parade was snuffed out at the Keizer City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 21. The Keizer Chamber requested waivers for fees totaling $5,805 related to police staffing, public works costs […]

McNary alum brings winning to Culver

McNary alum brings winning to Culver

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Dan Borresen, former volleyball coach at McNary High School, isn’t at all surprised by the success of one of his past players. Randi Viggiano graduated from McNary in 2000 and was a defensive specialist on the 1998 team that brought home the school’s first state trophy, finishing a school […]

Opioid addiction treatment growing fast at Keizer clinic

Opioid addiction treatment growing fast at Keizer clinic

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Part of Justin Nielsen’s mission as executive director of Renaissance Recovery is meeting each client where they are. The result is what Nielsen calls “cafeteria-style” offerings that allow each client to pursue their own recovery goals while drawing on many different paths to kicking substance abuse habits. “The […]

Hunter makes college hoops decision official

Hunter makes college hoops decision official

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Sydney Hunter couldn’t wait to fulfill her dream of playing college basketball so on the first day of the early signing period, Wednesday, Nov. 9, she put pen to paper. The McNary senior, who averaged 10.8 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals per game for the Lady […]

A sign of the times?

A sign of the times?

Play structure barricaded, hunt is on for repair funds

Crystal Apple winner goes the extra mile

Crystal Apple winner goes the extra mile

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Counselor Michelle Mills works with nearly 550 students at Gubser Elementary, making sure they all get what they need socially and emotionally. But she also stays in contact with children once they leave the school. When one student was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Mills came up with solutions […]

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