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McNary wins one, loses two in tourney

McNary wins one, loses two in tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team got one win and suffered two losses in a tournament at Volcanoes Stadium during spring break. The tournament, which was supposed to run Wednesday through Friday, wasn’t completed until Saturday, March 29, due to numerous rain delays. “I think we did […]

Chemawa project restarting

Chemawa project restarting

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Just a bit later than expected, the final phase of the Chemawa Road North construction project should be restarted next week. Completion of the project, which was originally slated to be done in 2012, could happen in July, according to an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) official. ODOT […]

Maghan to AD Hall of Fame

Maghan to AD Hall of Fame

Mike Maghan, McNary High School’s former athletic director, is being inducted to the Oregon Athletic Directors Association’s Hall of Fame. Maghan served as an athletic director a total of 31 years beginning at Sacred Heart Academy followed by service at Gervais High School, Dallas High School and McNary. He was a passionate proponent of coaches’ […]

Mid-Valley Lit. Center earns $30K grant

Mid-Valley Lit. Center earns $30K grant

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes This is how to play the long game in adult literacy. “It’s easy for a non-profit to get money for children, it’s not as easy for adult education, but it’s the adults who hold the key to a child’s success,” said Vivian Ang, executive director of the Keizer-based […]

Parking at Big Toy questioned

Parking at Big Toy questioned

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An early concern about The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project resurfaced recently. At the March 11 Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, the issue of parking was brought up – especially if the Site 1 location between the amphitheater and the boat ramp is chosen. Originally […]

The Bard goes steampunk

The Bard goes steampunk

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Of all the things that could possibly create challenges for the McNary High School students working behind the scenes to put on a steampunk-themed production of The Tempest, the biggest was one they weren’t expecting: brown pants. “We’ve only got two pairs of brown pants for guys, and […]

McNary offense leads in win(?) over Senators

McNary offense leads in win(?) over Senators

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team had its most recent outing called in the eighth inning due to lack of daylight Thursday, March 20. The game may or may not be completed at a later date, but the Celts will be in the driver’s seat if it […]

Keizer teens plan tourney to benefit cancer research

Keizer teens plan tourney to benefit cancer research

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Alee Banuelos combined two of her passions when coming up with her senior service project at Blanchet Catholic School: softball and fighting cancer. Banuelos and companion Lauren Kessel, who joined her on the project, hail from Keizer, but the they’re hoping to spread news of their Strike Out […]

Renaissance Inn getting a Quality upgrade

Renaissance Inn getting a Quality upgrade

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Quality is coming to Keizer. Quality Suites, that is. Keizer Renaissance Inn, which underwent a change of ownership last June, will soon become Keizer Quality Suites and Conference Center. The change is expected to take place in mid- to late-April. The Renaissance Inn, built in 1997, is currently Keizer’s […]

Big grant application for The Big Toy project is nearly completed

Big grant application for The Big Toy project is nearly completed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The amount on the grant application is $100,000. At least $100,000. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, has been working with Jeanne Bond-Esser on the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s Local Government Grant for The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project. The grant has been pointed […]

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