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Red Cross in emergency blood shortage

Red Cross in emergency blood shortage

St. Edwards Catholic Church is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Parish Hall, 5303 River Rd. N., Keizer. The American Red Cross remains in the midst of a severe blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations. Ice, snow and subfreezing […]

McNary hosts AVID open house

McNary hosts AVID open house

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Principal Erik Jespersen wants McNary High School to be a giant laboratory where people come from all over the country to see what his teachers and students are doing. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Jespersen got his wish as 50 Oregon educators attended an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) open […]

McNary sweeps 500 free at KROC Center

McNary sweeps 500 free at KROC Center

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—As McNary junior Sarah Eckert swam the final laps of the 500-yard freestyle, closing in on the leader, she wasn’t thinking about her runner-up finish in the 100 butterfly just 10 minutes earlier. “I feel like it makes swimming harder when you think about the races that you’ve already […]

Celtics score season-low 47

Celtics score season-low 47

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—The game started just like most of McNary’s. Celtics win the tip, Matthew Ismay bounces a perfect pass to an open Easton Neitzel, who scores an easy layup to give McNary a quick 2-0 lead. It ended much differently as the Celtics, who came into West Salem averaging 76 […]

Parks fee collection method takes fire

Parks fee collection method takes fire

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer City Council work session to launch the parks survey Monday, Jan. 9, turned contentious when one Keizer resident voiced adamant opposition to the idea of attaching a fee to water and sewer bills to create a dedicated parks fund. “I would rather you close three or […]

Lady Celts seek second scorer

Lady Celts seek second scorer

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—Still looking for a second scorer behind Sydney Hunter, the last thing McNary needed was the University of San Diego-bound senior to get in foul trouble. But with 1:42 remaining in the first quarter, Hunter picked up her third foul and was forced to the bench. To make matters […]

Present, future on display at Northwest Duals

Present, future on display at Northwest Duals

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes ALBANY—McNary went into the Northwest Duals having not wrestled in nearly three weeks, missing three veterans with illness or injuries, forfeiting four weight classes and had another four spots filled by either first-year or freshmen grapplers. And the results showed as the Celtics finished 1-8 on Thursday, Dec. 29 […]

Roundabout cows get nod

Roundabout cows get nod

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A proposal to put recycled metal cow sculptures in the roundabout at Chemawa Road Northeast and Verda Lane Northeast received tentative approval at a Keizer Public Arts Committee KPAC meeting in December. Members of the committee addressed the proposal for a second time on Dec. 20. A few […]

Parks survey kick off January 9

Parks survey kick off January 9

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council and Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are hosting a joint work session Monday, Jan. 9. The topic is a parks survey and parks board members are hoping to pack the room. “I would love to have to do this three times because we […]

Catch-and-release

Catch-and-release

Third time’s the charm in pulling car from Willamette

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