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Young grappler has star potential

Young grappler has star potential

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At age 11, wrestler Destiny Rodriguez is racking up awards and trophies that would make a senior high school wrestler green with envy. In recent months, Destiny has won state championships in the collegiate, freestyle and Greco wrestling – also known as the Oregon Wrestling Association Triple Crown. […]

Portraits for Keizer’s next public mural selling well

Portraits for Keizer’s next public mural selling well

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Portraits for Keizer’s next public mural have proven to be popular. As for getting people to paint those portraits? That’s a different story. Jill Hagen, mural project manager, gave an update during the April 26 Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC) meeting. Before the meeting, Hagen laid out a one-fourth […]

Celts rebound after tough losses

Celts rebound after tough losses

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity baseball team had a rough start to its week April 19, enduring a 7-5 loss to South Salem High School in the seventh inning. Fortunately, it did get better. “We had a good start and ended on a bad note against South, but we […]

From woo to woe to WOW

From woo to woe to WOW

McNary’s Romeo and Juliet urges audience to enjoy the ride

NOW ARRIVING: Holiday Inn Express at Keizer Station

NOW ARRIVING: Holiday Inn Express at Keizer Station

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Perhaps you’ve heard this one before: a hotel is coming to Keizer Station. Yes, such talk is running rampant again. This time, however, there are some differences. Jack Yarbrough confirmed this week he recently sold his vacant hotel lot at Keizer Station – between Panera Bread and Outback Steakhouse […]

Celt netter earns full ride to U of Alaska

Celt netter earns full ride to U of Alaska

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As a junior, Vanessa Hayes was a standout on the McNary High School varsity volleyball team, but it was nothing compared to how she showed up as a senior. In the off-season, and with the help of coaches in the North Pacific Juniors Volleyball Club, Hayes developed a […]

City updates traffic counts for first time since 2006

City updates traffic counts for first time since 2006

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It had been a while since the city of Keizer had done traffic counts on some of the main arterials. How long? Let’s put it this way: the last time counts were done, Keizer Station wasn’t open. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, said that’s why the black […]

Celt speedster posts top time in hurdles

Celt speedster posts top time in hurdles

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Dani Duran is known as a sprinter on the varsity track and field team, but she added to her repertoire in a big way last week. Duran ran in the 300-meter hurdles for the first time in her high school career during the West […]

Total eclipse of the city coming in 2017

Total eclipse of the city coming in 2017

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s an event organizers feel will eclipse anything else in Keizer’s history. It’s an event that already has two “official social media hashtags” associated with it. Oh, and the event is still 16 months away. A total solar eclipse is happening on Aug. 21, 2017 and will achieve totality […]

Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With the recent closing of Keizer Big Town Hero and the upcoming move of Starbucks slightly down River Road, there won’t be many places left to buy a beverage at Schoolhouse Square. Unless you’re looking for liquor, that is. Oliver Coker confirmed last week he’s gotten approval from the […]

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