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Roundabout spun off to 2016

Roundabout spun off to 2016

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In between Groundhog’s Day and April Fool’s Day comes this update: a major construction project involving Chemawa Road in Keizer has been delayed. Previously, the Chemawa Road Reconstruction Project from River Road to Keizer Rapids Park was delayed multiple times before finally being completed late last year. Now, it’s […]

Auvinen new football coach

Auvinen new football coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At a team meeting Monday, March 2, Jeff Auvinen was announced as the Celtic football program’s new head coach. Auvinen, 48, has taught at McNary High School for 25 years and coached at some level in many sports for 23 of them. In football, Auvinen has served as […]

Volcanoes’ new coach preps for old team’s leading role

Volcanoes’ new coach preps for old team’s leading role

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes “I learned about a lot of things.” So said Kyle Haines, new manager of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, when asked about his preparations for his new job. Haines, 32, played shortstop for the Volcanoes in 2004 and had his first managing job last year in the Frontier League, an independent […]

WKNA annual report presented

WKNA annual report presented

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a busy 2014 for the West Keizer Neighborhood Association. WKNA president Rhonda Rich gave an annual report to the Keizer City Council on Feb. 17 and touched on some highlights from her eight-page report. “We supported Urban Growth Boundary expansion and new land at Keizer Rapids Park, […]

KPIC’s flood of information

KPIC’s flood of information

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Soon, members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee should be able to tell you all about historic floods in Keizer. KPIC members have been working on a kiosk for Keizer Rapids Park detailing some of the biggest floods of the Willamette River in the Keizer area. Discussion continued […]

Parks Board talks budget

Parks Board talks budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The recent spring-like weather is a reminder things are picking up in Keizer’s parks department. Another reminder about things picking up: it’s budget season at Keizer City Hall, meaning discussions of priorities for parks, as well as other departments. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, reminded members of […]

Girls finish GVC in third place

Girls finish GVC in third place

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity basketball team started its game against Sprague High School with an unanswered 17-point run Friday, Feb. 20. Despite the feat, neither players nor coaches were exactly thrilled with the play in the 70-25 win. “We handled them well by going through the […]

MHS scribes will see their stories on stage

MHS scribes will see their stories on stage

BY ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In a couple of weeks, Morgan Hoag and Alohi Tombleson will be published playwrights. Given that they are a junior and sophomore at McNary High School, respectively, this is no small feat. “Ohmigosh, I feel like I’m going to die of happiness,” said Hoag, who trembled with excitement […]

Big check for Marion-Polk Food Share at GGNA meeting [with Video]

Big check for Marion-Polk Food Share at GGNA meeting [with Video]

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The check was so big, Rick Gaupo needed help holding it. Fortunately for the president and CEO of Marion-Polk Food Share, he had several hands. Gaupo was at the Feb. 19 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting to accept a check for money raised during December’s Keizer Miracle of Christmas […]

First time since 2009: GVC Champs

First time since 2009: GVC Champs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball players are league champs. “It feels great. It’s taken a while, but it’s awesome to start as the last teams in the state and end up here ranked in the top 10,” said Celt senior Devon Dunagan. A 63-51 win over […]

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