Day: March 15, 2013

Turnout doubles for boys tennis

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity tennis team has lots of new faces this season on the roster and  coaching staff. “It’s been a great turnout” said Aaron Wenning, a senior and captain of the team. “We’ve got like 10 more players and two more coaches.” Wenning won his first match of the district tournament last year, but ended up battling to a loss in the second round. “Aaron has really worked on his game this winter and is playing better then ever,” said Lisa Reid McNary head coach. For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 15 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Girls tennis returns smarter, ready for wins

  By ERC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After making it to the doubles teams quarterfinals at the district tournament last year, Lady Celts Delaney Engle and Alison McGregor started taking their tennis game more seriously. They started practicing year-round. “We really tried to focus on being more consistent in our technique,” said McGregor. “And the little things like ball placement,” added Engle. The pair return to the court this season having added to their on-court repertoire and looking to improve on last year’s finish. Mark Kohley, head coach of the McNary High School girls varsity tennis team, thinks the pairing is going to be a formidable force on the court this season. For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 15 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Zielinski murder trial postponed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Peter Zielinski murder trial has been pushed back again, this time to September. Peter John Zielinski has been charged with murder with firearm for the Jan. 12, 2011 killing of his wife, Lisa Zielinski. Peter’s attorneys entered a not guilty plea based on extreme emotional disturbance in the fall of 2011. In late 2011, a jury trial was scheduled for May 2012, but that was pushed back. Last June, a trial for this March was scheduled. Jury selection was scheduled to take place Friday, March 15 with a week-long trial scheduled to start Monday, March 18. Doug Hanson, the Marion County deputy district attorney handling the case, told the Keizertimes March 14 plans changed at the last minute. “We just found out the trial is being continued,” Hanson said. “There will be no jury selection (Friday). This is not what anyone wanted to happen.” Hanson said he couldn’t disclose the reason for the delay. “This came out of the blue,” he said. Hanson confirmed this week the trial has been pushed back to late summer. Jury selection is now expected to take place Thursday, Sept. 5 with opening statements scheduled for the following day. The trial is expected to continue through the following week. “It was unexpected for both sides,” Hanson said of the latest delay. “It’s unfortunate it is out so...

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Council of process

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes What happens to a Keizer City Councilor who steps out of line in dealing with the public? According to Mayor Lore Christopher, the answer is simple: nothing. During a work session Monday night, Christopher asked that a process be started, detailing what happens if a councilor needs to be reprimanded or disciplined in some way. The topic was brought up in response to a complaint Christopher received from an Eagle Scout parent last Saturday regarding an interaction with councilor Ken LeDuc. “We have no process for dealing with it,” Christopher said. “If we act inappropriately, there is no process. There is nothing that says how we come to a decision. I think that starts with us. We need to police ourselves.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 15 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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