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Trees to totem poles at city hall

Trees to totem poles at city hall

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two fir trees in sad shape in front of Keizer Civic Center will be somewhat coming down soon. Why only somewhat? Because the bottom portions of the trees will remain standing and be repurposed as decorative totem poles. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, said action is needed. […]

Lady Celt basketball returns with 3 teams

Lady Celt basketball returns with 3 teams

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Derick Handley, the new head coach of the McNary High School girls basketball program, has many reasons to be excited this season. It starts with him transferring to McNary from McKay High School, where he headed up the Royal Scot program. It’s the first time in two years […]

Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display returning

Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display returning

The Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display will feature a return of the caroling tent and contests launched through the display’s Facebook page this year. The display begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and cars will be roaming the neighborhood from 6 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 26. The route is about 3.5 miles […]

New Celtic swim coach a Valley League champ

New Celtic swim coach a Valley League champ

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Earlier this month, and for the first time in decades, McNary High School swimmers hit the water under the guidance of a new head coach. Casey Lewin, a graduate of Sprague High School and swimming coach at Courthouse Fitness in south Salem, has been tapped to take the […]

Christmas concert at city hall Dec. 17

Christmas concert at city hall Dec. 17

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are plenty of events around the Keizer area to get one into the Christmas spirit. Tops on that list would be the annual Christmas tree lighting next Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Walery Plaza as well as the Dec. 13 Festival of Lights Holiday Parade. Looking for an event […]

Boys hoops standing tall headed into first week

Boys hoops standing tall headed into first week

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Last year, the McNary High School boys varsity basketball team turned a corner. Even though the team endured its fair share of strife in the win-loss column, it was always fun to watch. While it has Head Coach Ryan Kirch’s hopes high for the coming season, he said […]

New mayor, councilors give visions at Gubser meeting

New mayor, councilors give visions at Gubser meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes New Mayor Cathy Clark and members of the Keizer City Council will be setting goals early in the new year. A preview of the process was given during the Nov. 20 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA) meeting. “What an honor,” Clark said of being the next mayor. “It’s such […]

Douglas nets Athlete of Year Award

Douglas nets Athlete of Year Award

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored Lady Celt Megan Douglas with its Senior Athlete of the Year Award Friday, Nov. 14. Douglas, the McNary High School varsity volleyball team’s libero, was instrumental in the Celtics’ stellar season that ended in Oregon’s Elite 8 at the state tournament. […]

Demand growing for KFD

Demand growing for KFD

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer Fire District had its busiest October ever last month. District crews ran on 391 calls, an increase of 12 percent over the same month last year, and KFD officials expect to reach 4,000 calls by the end of the year. It will be the first time the […]

City’s holiday lights require lots of volunteer coordination

City’s holiday lights require lots of volunteer coordination

By LYNDON A. ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes When Keizer wakes on the Sunday before Thanksgiving it finds that the decoration elves have completed their handiwork—more than 100 Christmas decorations line River Road and other streets. Cities and towns across the country, no matter how big or small, have Christmas or holiday decorations. Keizer’s decorations date […]

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