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The 1:45 Miracle

The 1:45 Miracle

Celts surge to head of GVC on last-minutes penalty kick

More questions around Ripp

More questions around Ripp

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Court records show Keizer City Council candidate Amy Ripp has a history of not paying collection agencies. Ripp is battling with Matt Chappell for the No. 5 council seat, the only of four open seats being contested this fall. Current councilor Cathy Clark is running unopposed for mayor in […]

City gets money to hire a traffic officer after all

City gets money to hire a traffic officer after all

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer is going to be hiring a traffic officer mid-year after all. As mentioned in the Keizertimes Oct. 10, the potential plan of hiring an additional officer for the Keizer Police Department was grounded since Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS) cost increases came in too high. “If a stable […]

Keizer mom arrested after fatal fire

Keizer mom arrested after fatal fire

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer mom was arrested Saturday, one day after her 4-year-old son died in an apartment fire. Officers with the Keizer Police Department arrested 23-year-old Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez on charges of second degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, endangering the welfare of a minor and second degree child neglect. She […]

Riding with the Lord

Riding with the Lord

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Jerry Christensen set his retirement date, it was three years out. Now that date is here. Christensen, senior pastor at Countryside Christian Church at 5775 McLeod Lane NE, will deliver his final sermon on Sunday. There will be a reception for him from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday […]

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two summers ago, Hannah Samples and Kylie Wiedeman were swimming in the Willamette River and decided to go for a ride on a jet ski with Samples’ mother. “As we were riding along, her mom says, ‘Don’t lean.’ We look at each other and we shrugged and leaned. […]

1 dead in apartment fire

1 dead in apartment fire

At least one person is confirmed dead in a fire at the Susan Court Apartments at 1178 Candlewood Drive N.E. in Keizer. The fire started in a fourplex at the apartment complex Friday afternoon. Units from the Keizer Fire District, Salem Fire and Keizer Police responded. When Keizer Fire arrived on the scene one of […]

Gridders host Saxons

Gridders host Saxons

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team hosts the league leading South Salem High School Saxons in the penultimate game of the regular season Friday, Oct. 24. The undefeated Saxons (7-0 overall, 6-0 in conference) arrive in Keizer with a headful of steam and will face a McNary […]

Wheels come off in 41-0 loss to Titans

Wheels come off in 41-0 loss to Titans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The hosting West Salem High School Titans blanked the McNary High School varsity football team in their game Friday, Oct. 17. The 41-0 final score left the Titans in sole control of second place in the Greater Valley Conference and forced the Celtics into a three-way tie for […]

MHS rallies around an injured senior

MHS rallies around an injured senior

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hannah Samples has been on the minds of many in and around McNary High School lately. The MHS senior was struck by an SUV on the afternoon of Oct. 14 while crossing a street in Salem. She was Lifeflighted to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Sgt. Dave Okada […]

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