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Former McNary coach rises to new challenge

Former McNary coach rises to new challenge

By Nancy Baldwin Health Educator, Salem Health Making positive strides while dealing with cancer is a major win—and many patients are experiencing the thrill of victory, thanks to retired McNary High School football coach Dave Snook. Turns out, coaching cancer patients is a lot like team sports. “Everyone has their own strengths and challenges, so […]

Youth might be strength in Celtic track and field season

Youth might be strength in Celtic track and field season

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity track and field teams fared well in an icebreaker meet Wednesday, March 18. “The freshmen we have on the teams did quite well. For a first meet, they adjusted from middle school to high school without much trouble,” said Frank Gauntz, McNary head […]

Parks, streets among WKNA topics

Parks, streets among WKNA topics

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Developments at Bair Park could mean more money for Keizer’s Parks Department. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, gave an update on several topics at the March 12 West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting. AT&T has a cell tower at Bair Park. Recently, Verizon signed an agreement to co-locate […]

Boys searching for even keel on diamond

Boys searching for even keel on diamond

After beating out their first opponent of the season, the McNary High School varsity baseball team could only muster one hit in a game against West Linn High School on Wednesday, March 18. The Lions took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a home run with senior Mickey Walker pitching. In the fifth […]

Cowan talks of levy, election at GGNA meeting

Cowan talks of levy, election at GGNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things have been a bit busy lately at the Keizer Fire District. Fire chief Jeff Cowan gave a brief report on his department’s activity and future plans during the March 19 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting. For example, Cowan told of how the KFD has used funding from the […]

LAX won’t settle for less than league title

LAX won’t settle for less than league title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The first varsity game for the McNary High School lacrosse team was a barnburner Wednesday, March 18. “With two minutes left in the game and a two-goal lead, we tried unsuccessfully to kill the clock. We had a couple turnovers and a penalty allowing Newberg High School to […]

KPAC ready for mural meeting

KPAC ready for mural meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Want to be the artist that helps design Keizer’s next public mural? If so, remember this date: Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at Keizer Civic Center. That’s when the newly renamed Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC) will host a Call to Artists Mural Planning meeting. KPAC members Jill […]

Riding with KPD’s Officer Anderson

Riding with KPD’s Officer Anderson

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So what’s it like being a cop in Keizer these days? Carrie Anderson, a 20-year veteran at the Keizer Police Department, can tell you no two days are alike. Last week the Keizertimes took an in-depth look at changes within the KPD, especially in regards to a shift towards […]

Keizer teen brings home heavy metal

Keizer teen brings home heavy metal

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Tony Castaneda made the choice to pursue wrestling instead of soccer, his father was a bit disappointed. “Soccer was my sport and I felt like I had a lot I could teach him,” said Richard, Tony’s father. As of this month, there is little doubt Tony made […]

Lady Celts start 3-1

Lady Celts start 3-1

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s girls varsity softball team is off to a roaring start for the second time in two years. The girls are 3-1 after four preseason contests. The Lady Celts started the season with a 12-0 win over Grant High School Monday, March 16. McNary already had […]

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