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Keizer girl keeps pushing after state track meet

Keizer girl keeps pushing after state track meet

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Leilani Salang, a Keizer resident and three-sport athlete at Blanchet Catholic School in Salem, set three national powerlifting records in March. In May, she won three events at the PacWest Conference Track and Field Championships, placed second in another and was named the top Girls Field Event Athlete in […]

Think Keizer crime is on the rise? Look deeper

Think Keizer crime is on the rise? Look deeper

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two homicides, one parking lot shooting with injuries and a fourth incident in which a gun was fired at a home, all of it occurred in Keizer in a span of four months. It has some thinking the city might not be as safe as it once was, […]

Top of the class

Top of the class

MHS Valedictorians reach new heights

Strand to Minot Beavers

Strand to Minot Beavers

By ERIC A. HOWALD} Of the Keizertimes When Derek Handley was head coach of another Greater Valley Conference girls basketball program, he dreaded going head-to-head with McNary High School. “They had this 6-foot-2, sophomore post with skills that I knew would cause us trouble,” said Handley, who is now head coach of the Celtics. The […]

MHS lineman signs with Willamette

MHS lineman signs with Willamette

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Standing at 6-4, 220 pounds, football coaches have always been excited to see McNary High School senior Kyle Bonn walk on to the field. But the feeling wasn’t always mutual. Bonn used to hate football and if not for his mother, he would have quit a long time ago. […]

22,450th!

22,450th!

By Lyndon A. Zaitz Of the Keizertimes When is it an occasion for celebration coming in 22,450th place? When you’ve run your Boston Marathon. Keizer resident Jerry Nutttbrock, 62, was one of 30,000 people to qualify for the 2016 marathon, and one of about 20 from the mid-Willamette Valley area who were accepted to run […]

Wolverine 8th grader wins state title, makes history

Wolverine 8th grader wins state title, makes history

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Nick Zuro, a Whiteaker Middle School eighth grader, was still in the single digits, he was given a pogo stick for his birthday. Nick had never used one before but, within 48 hours, he was jumping 1,000 consecutive times – without using his hands. “If he wants […]

Keizer girl has the world on a leash

Keizer girl has the world on a leash

Sarah Stong shines in largest dog show yet

Man gets 33 years in child porn case

Man gets 33 years in child porn case

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer man was sentenced to more than 33 years in prison last week after being convicted on 20 counts of encouraging sexual abuse of a minor. Judge Donald Abar delivered the 33.75-year sentence to Larry Lee Edwards May 25 in Marion County Circuit Court. Edwards, 52, was […]

MHS boosters fund gym floor makeover

MHS boosters fund gym floor makeover

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Athletic Booster Club (ABC) has another big project in the offing this summer: a renovation of the school’s gym. The project includes repainting all three levels of the gymnasium and refinishing the main gym’s floor to include a McNary “M” logo. The final cost of […]

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