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Town & Country to be honored with Crystal Apple

Town & Country to be honored with Crystal Apple

Don Lebold, owner of Town & Country Bowling Center, got a surprise visit from representatives of the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation Thursday, Oct. 30. Krina Lee, executive director of SKEF, was there to inform Lebold that Town & Country would be honored with the fifth annual Crystal Apple Business Partnership Award. Lebold and his wife, Ann, […]

Parks Board rewards Hidden Creek neighbors with grant

Parks Board rewards Hidden Creek neighbors with grant

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s somewhat of a surprise Chicago music wasn’t suddenly playing. After all, members the Hidden Creek Neighborhood Association were being hailed as the inspiration. Or maybe it was a Saturday in the park? JT Hager and Frank Salerno came to last month’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting […]

Feeling Reckless? MHS has just the play for you

Feeling Reckless? MHS has just the play for you

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Dark secrets fuel McNary High School’s production of Reckless opening next week in the Ken Collins Theatre. The play opens Nov. 14 and continues with shows Nov. 20 to 22. Tickets are $5 and curtain time is 7 p.m. each night. Carina Myrand plays the lead, Rachel, who […]

Questions delay funding

Questions delay funding

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After questions were raised about a lack of bidding for services, Keizer city manager Chris Eppley announced last week funding for a project is on hold. The Keizertimes started asking questions Oct. 30 after looking through the agenda packet for Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. One of the items […]

Big Toy gets new home

Big Toy gets new home

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been moved again, but there might finally be a set location for the Big Toy playground. Nearly a year ago, a consultant recommended the community build play structure be built in the “Area B” section of Keizer Rapids Park, between the amphitheater and the boat ramp. In late […]

Playoffs round 1: Celts need win over Pioneers

Playoffs round 1: Celts need win over Pioneers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team will have its work cut out for it in the first round of the state playoffs Friday, Nov. 7. The 20th-ranked Celtics (5-3 in conference, 5-4 overall) drew 13th-ranked Oregon City High School (6-1, 6-3) as their first foes of the […]

Celtics edge Olys 34-33

Celtics edge Olys 34-33

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Sprague High School Olympians were first to attack, but the McNary High School varsity football team won the day in a 34-33 squeaker Friday, Oct. 31. Sprague took only two-and-a-half minutes off the clock in its first drive and capped it with a touchdown for a 7-0 […]

Ripp easily defeats Chappell for contested council seat

Ripp easily defeats Chappell for contested council seat

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Among those not surprised by the results of the only contested Keizer City Council race on Tuesday: Matt Chappell. Chappell competed against Amy Ripp for the No. 6 council seat being vacated by Joe Egli, who did not run for any seat this year. Ripp defeated Chappell with 4,079 […]

Lady Celts make Elite 8

Lady Celts make Elite 8

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team made it to the Elite 8 in the state with a 3-1 win over Newberg High School Saturday, Nov. 1. Senior Lauren Hudgins put down the final point in the match, but she was quick to call it a team effort. […]

School board names new assistant super

School board names new assistant super

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Salem-Keizer School Board named Kelly Carlisle, director of high schools in the district, to the vacant assistant superintendent position. Carlisle succeeds Salem Noor, who has taken a position with the Oregon Department of Education. His appointment came at a special meeting of the board Tuesday. Also at the […]

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