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Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

Gate between MHS and Sandy is closed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new, simple approach is being utilized to cut down on incidents with McNary High School students causing issues on Sandy Drive. The issue, which has been ongoing for years, flared up again last spring as neighbors complained students were loitering in their neighborhood starting around 6:30 a.m. on […]

Future of cows uncertain

Future of cows uncertain

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The surprise decision last week by the Keizer City Council to reject plans for new apartments at the “cow pasture” along Verda Lane seemed to, on the surface, be a good thing for the cows. Still to be determined: what will happen to the 20 or so cows that […]

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Tregg Peterson found out about his friend Payton Williams’ cancer diagnosis, he and his mother, Stacie, visited the Williams home to do some cleaning. Tregg left Payton’s room stuffed with 72 balloons. “I just wanted him to know that he’s not in this alone and that he’s […]

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There are some things cancer, and its various treatments, will take from its victims without them having a say: energy, appetite and mental acuity are a few. But, there are some where the patient has more control. For 17-year-old Payton Williams, his dreadlocks were in the latter category. […]

Second Smith trial continues

Second Smith trial continues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – The second murder trial against Victor David Smith is continuing. Smith has been accused of murdering Keizer’s Phillip Johnson outside his apartment on the night of July 1, 2004. The case against Smith ended with a mistrial back in June. The second trial began with jury selections […]

Wildcats bring potent air attack

Wildcats bring potent air attack

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  The McNary High School varsity football team hosts its only non-league game of the season Friday, Sept. 12, and it promises to be a doozy. The Celtics and Westview High School Wildcats, of Portland’s Metro league, kick off at 7 p.m. Both teams won their first contests of […]

Celts trample Vikings 35-21

Celts trample Vikings 35-21

By ERIC A . HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team never trailed in its season-opening 35-21 win over North Salem High School Friday, Sept 5. The Celtics pounded away on the ground game using attacks led by a variety of runners, but junior Brady Sparks led the team with 170 […]

KYSA, KLL look to merge

KYSA, KLL look to merge

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could the bitter battle in Keizer youth sports actually be nearing an end? Representatives from both Keizer Little League (KLL) and Keizer Youth Sports Association (KYSA) indicate the two groups are working on a merger. Clint Holland indicated during the annual Keizer Parks Tour on Monday evening a merger […]

No eruption in Volcanoes’ final game of season

No eruption in  Volcanoes’ final game of season

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 6-5 loss at Boise Monday night ended the Volcanoes’ season with an overall 37-37 mark. The Hawks, South Division champions of the Northwest League, won the series two games to one and advanced to the league championship series against the Hillsboro Hops. Salem-Keizer trailed 2-0 after five innings, […]

Big Toy delay will likely mean contract renewal for consultants

Big Toy delay will likely mean contract renewal for consultants

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are side effects to delaying the Big Toy playground project. Among them: having to renew a contract with project consultant Leathers and Associates. As originally planned, the play structure was going to be built this month at Keizer Rapids Park, shortly before the one-year contract with the New […]

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