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Middle school rivals meet on MHS track

Middle school rivals meet on MHS track

Keizer’s two middle schools, Claggett Creek and Whiteaker, met at McNary High School for a track and field meet Thursday, May 5, and both schools had strong showings throughout the meet. In sixth grade events, Whiteaker winners were: Spencer Mills in the boys shot put with a mark of 27-6.75; Grace Greer in the girls […]

KHT premieres Drop Dead!

KHT premieres Drop Dead!

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s (KHT) latest production, a troupe of has-been thespians attempts to stage a comeback, but the bodies keep piling up. “It’s pants-wetting funny,” said Tyler Fredrickson, who plays the stage manager of the production. “My character alone flips from passive to assertive to aggressive at […]

Lady Celts score 31 times in two games

Lady Celts score 31 times in two games

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes By most measures, the McNary High School varsity softball team had a rough start to its season. The Lady Celts won only two of their first 12 contests, but those days are looking more and more distant. The team, which has been known for its offense in seasons […]

Furor over officer budget hole

Furor over officer budget hole

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Yes, the Keizer Budget Committee was able to approve the 2016-17 fiscal year budget in two meetings last week. But not everyone was happy. In particular, funding for another police officer position – or the lack thereof – once again caused a great deal of angst. The Keizer Police […]

MHS alumni basketball tourney kicks off May 14

MHS alumni basketball tourney kicks off May 14

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For its first time out, a planned boys varsity basketball tournament may not be as big as its organizers would hope, but they’re in it for the long haul. “One of the things that we’ve tried to do is honor the tradition of the program a little more, […]

Man arrested after driving through KLL Park

Man arrested after driving through KLL Park

A 20-year-old Salem man who drove away from two police officers Tuesday was arrested after hitting a fence at Keizer Little League Park, where games were taking place. The incident started around 5 p.m. May 10 when officer Jeremie Fletcher with the Keizer Police Department saw a 1992 Honda Civic hatchback with no plates or […]

Dwellings per acre rules will now be consistent throughout Keizer

Dwellings per acre rules will now be consistent throughout Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If Keizer allows eight dwellings per acre, why should one area have a limitation of six dwellings per acre? That question came up during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. The proposed revision to the Keizer Development Code, previously approved by the Keizer Planning Commission, deals with a limit on […]

Keizer man arrested on sex abuse charges

Keizer man arrested on sex abuse charges

A middle school student is being hailed for helping to capture a 22-year-old Keizer man who was arrested Tuesday morning on 10 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse. According to the Keizer Police Department, the incident started shortly before 8 a.m. Monday with a 13-year-old seventh grade female student walking to Claggett Creek Middle School […]

Big Toy gets new trees

Big Toy gets new trees

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The plan all along was to have more trees around the Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park. Kevin Pack with Optimum Learning Environment (OLE), a charter school within Keizer’s Forest Ridge Elementary, was looking for a place to put in new trees. When Pack, president of OLE, got together […]

McNary’s rubber band man

McNary’s rubber band man

Junior on the mend after surgery threatened to cut short career

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