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AquaSox snap Volcanoes’ four-win streak

AquaSox snap Volcanoes’ four-win streak

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 23: Volcanoes 5, Spokane 3 Salem-Keizer trailed 2-0 after 2-1/2 innings but scored once in the third and then took over. Starter Jason Forjet won his third game against no losses and struck out 11 in his 6-2/3 innings. Shilo McCall, still pushing his offensive figures upward, hit a […]

Rough and tumble future Celts tackle camp

Rough and tumble future Celts tackle camp

About 50 area students turned out for McNary High School’s football kids camp last week.

More Cherriots changes planned, still no weekend service

More Cherriots changes planned, still no weekend service

Salem-Keizer Transit is Moving Forward on a system redesign based on the results of a comprehensive service analysis. Moving Forward is based on the concept of a “ridership/coverage trade-off.” Increased frequency on busy routes equals higher ridership, as more people are able to use transit without lengthy waits. The Moving Forward project has several phases. […]

Oregon native ready to rock RIVERfair

Oregon native ready to rock RIVERfair

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brady Goss knows a thing or two about performing outdoors during the summer. The 24-year-old Oregon native will do so again from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 as the headline musical act during the seventh annual RIVERfair at Keizer Rapids Park. By the time Goss comes to […]

Councilors do some housecleaning

Councilors do some housecleaning

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors repealed two pieces of legislation from 1988 during their July 21 meeting. City Attorney Shannon Johnson noted staff has been going through past ordinances and resolutions recently and found a few that needed to be repealed since they had been replaced or updated. One dealt with […]

Back-to-school supplies needed

Back-to-school supplies needed

The sixth annual Salem-Keizer Education Foundation School Supply Drive kicks off Friday, Aug. 1. The drive meets a critical need in local schools by restocking the year-round resource created to provide a permanent, sustainable School Supply Depot supporting the entire Salem-Keizer community. The drive extends through the end of August with barrels at more than […]

Salem-Keizer loses wild one to Ems

Salem-Keizer loses wild one to Ems

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Salem-Keizer had the series with Eugene won, but different problems kept the Volcanoes from a sweep at home Tuesday. The Volcanoes led 3-1 after one inning and 5-2 after two, but the crowd of 2,187 saw them leave 12 runners on base, make two wild pitches and a passed […]

Keizer teachers get lay of Civil War land

Keizer teachers get lay of Civil War land

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Geography, for most people, is often considered in simple terms: a place, the name of that place and maybe some important land formations in that place. When Matt Faatz and Alan Town returned from a whirlwind trip through Civil War battle sites last month it was impossible to […]

McNary alumna debuts first novel, plans trilogy

McNary alumna debuts first novel, plans trilogy

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jillian Torassa’s first book, Rebel Thirds, transports readers to a dystopian future where intelligence is worshipped and ignorance is revered. “The premise is that its post-nuclear and set in New Zealand, the only place left inhabitable. The destruction of the world was blamed on intelligence because it was […]

KPD helping with National Night Out Aug. 5

KPD helping with National Night Out Aug. 5

In partnership with the National Association of Town Watch, the Keizer Police Department will be co-sponsoring the 31st annual National Night Out event citywide on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. More than 34 million people in more than 15,000 communities throughout the country will join forces to promote police-community partnerships, crime, drug […]

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