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Officer honored for saving life

Officer honored for saving life

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The first time Keizer Police Department Officer Andrew Phelps met the Clason family, it was not a good situation. Tammy Clason had called 9-1-1 on March 1 because her husband, 60-year-old Glen Clason, wasn’t breathing. Phelps was the first responder to the call and administered CPR until medics from […]

Stitt happy to see Big Toy happen

Stitt happy to see Big Toy happen

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Will Stitt’s son had to wait nearly a year. Before Liam Stitt turned 6 last September, dad figured he had the perfect present: a new playground at Keizer Rapids Park called the Big Toy. While such a structure was already in the park’s master plan, it was Will Stitt […]

S-K Volcanoes ready to erupt

S-K Volcanoes ready to erupt

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes “The guys are hungry, and they’re ready to go after it.” No, Volcanoes Manager Kyle Haines wasn’t talking about food Monday. The new manager of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes was referring to the eagerness his players had to get this season started. The opening-day roster is almost complete. Haines said […]

WE DID IT: The Big Toy

WE DID IT: The Big Toy

There was plenty of pride and spirit on display as the Big Toy was built starting last Wednesday, June 10. There were also the volunteers, completing Keizer’s motto. The only problem was not quite enough volunteers. As a result, the scheduled 5 p.m. soft opening on Sunday, June 14 didn’t take place. Instead, project leaders […]

Bike to end polio

Bike to end polio

On Sunday, June 28, the Rotary Club of Keizer will stage Ride 45 on the 45th, a recreational 45-mile bicycle ride to raise funds for Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign.  There will also be a 12-mile family friendly route. Riders can begin the 45- or 12-mile mapped routes anytime between 8 a.m. and 9:30. […]

Lady Celt catcher Kansas-bound

Lady Celt catcher Kansas-bound

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Lady Celt Kiana Villarreal is taking a major leap of faith in August. Villarreal, a just-graduated McNary High School alumna, signed to play softball with Kansas’ Seward County Community College last month, and she’s never even seen the place. “We had a tournament in Huntington Beach, Calif., and […]

Sand volleyball courts approved at KRP

Sand volleyball courts approved at KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Three new sand volleyball courts are indeed coming to Keizer Rapids Park. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Tuesday approved spending $5,000 from its matching grant program fund to help Hans Schneider complete the project. Schneider, who first offered to put the courts in nearly […]

Big Toy opening delayed

Big Toy opening delayed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park was to be built by community volunteers in five days. It’s taking longer than that. A lower number of volunteers than anticipated – project coordinator Mark Caillier estimated on Sunday only about half of the necessary volunteers showed up – slowed down […]

Neighbors want Palma Ciea saved

Neighbors want Palma Ciea saved

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Just the thought of Palma Ciea Park possibly being sold has made some people unhappy. As a result, three people came to the Keizer City Council meeting June 1, asking for the park to not be sold. The idea of the city selling the one-acre park at 900 Cummings […]

Keizer faithful join forces to feed Big Toy volunteers

Keizer faithful join forces to feed Big Toy volunteers

By DEE MOORE For the Keizertimes Finding  150 volunteers a day to build the Big Toy might seem a challenge. Feeding those 150 workers three times a day for five days appeared to most a Herculean task. But for Dave Bauer the answer was simple; reach out to the faith community and ask them to […]

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