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Lady Celts take first loss, sweep Royal Scots 3-0

Lady Celts take first loss, sweep Royal Scots 3-0

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  The Lady Celts of McNary High School’s varsity volleyball team were dealt their first regulation loss of the season last week when they traveled to meet West Albany High School Tuesday, Sept. 16. West Albany took down the Celts in straight sets of 25-17, 25-9 and 25-12. “In […]

First public mural being dedicated

First public mural being dedicated

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The dedication of Keizer’s first public mural, Valley Treasures, is right around the corner. The mural was completed a few weeks ago on the west side wall of Keizer Florist, located at 631 Chemawa Road NE. Local artist Colleen Goodwin-Chronister did the work. Next Wednesday, Oct. 1 is the […]

Celts slay Dragons 9-0

Celts slay Dragons 9-0

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the one game it had last week, the McNary High School boys varsity soccer team dominated Dallas High School in a 9-0 win. “We were able to switch the ball nicely and maintain possession for most of the game, which really helped,” said Jose Daniel Caballero. The […]

Marijuana location on hold

Marijuana location on hold

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Plans for a medical marijuana grower are on hold while Keizer City Councilors continue to go through their process. For the past several months, councilors have been discussing potential restrictions and rules concerning such facilities. The issue is expected to be brought up again at the next council meeting […]

New plan for Area C?

New plan for Area C?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new plan could be in the works for Keizer Station Area C. During the Sept. 15 Keizer City Council meeting, Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, told councilors a group was coming Tuesday, Sept. 23, for a pre-application conference “to revise the plan of the Area […]

City not paying for Big Toy

City not paying for Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As was explained during the budget process, the City of Keizer is not paying for the Big Toy play structure project. The problem is, wording in the approved 2014-15 fiscal year budget muddles the issue. Early on, Keizer City Councilors approved using $100,000 in seed or plant money to […]

Gridders prep for redemption with McKay

Gridders prep for redemption with McKay

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If there’s one lesson Isaac Parker, head coach of the McNary High School varsity football team, wants the Celts to take away from a crushing 28-27 loss last week, it’s this: 20-0 is no time to get comfortable. “We were in a position where we could have easily […]

KRP design charette Saturday

KRP design charette Saturday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes John Morgan has a hunch he knows what the hot topic will be Saturday morning. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Keizer Civic Center, Morgan will be leading a design charette to look at what amenities should be added to 28 extra acres at Keizer […]

KHT’s Carnage dares you to laugh despite touchy subject matter

KHT’s Carnage dares you to laugh despite  touchy subject matter

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Laughter is not often thought of as an act of courage, but a healthy dose of the latter is needed to enjoy Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s production of God of Carnage. Courage is needed because there are some outright uncomfortable moments crying out to be laughed at in the […]

Killer gets 30 years

Killer gets 30 years

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – With her son’s killer found guilty, Jean Ausborn had a few things to say. Two days after Victor David Smith was found guilty by a Marion County Circuit Court jury in the July 2004 murder of Keizer’s Phillip Lynn Johnson, judge Tom Hart sentenced Smith, 38, to […]

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