Day: October 25, 2013

Two taken to hospital after car slams tree

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two passengers in a Volvo station wagon were taken to Salem Hospital Friday morning after the car they were riding in slammed into a tree on Sam Orcutt Way NE, at the Bi-Mart parking lot. Lt. Lance Inman said the driver did not appear to have injuries. A third passenger in the car walked away when medics from the Keizer Fire District arrived, Inman said. “He was eastbound on Sam Orcutt Way and claimed to have swerved to avoid something that ran out in front of him,” Inman said of the driver. The blue Volvo 940 wagon was eastbound and slammed head-on into a tree. Inman said the two transported passenger were conscious and appeared to have non-life threatening injuries with lacerations and complaints of pains. No other vehicles were involved. It was a busy morning for Keizer emergency personnel. Earlier in the day, firefighters responded to a fire in a hazelnut silo at Gnome Hazelnut Factory at 7505 Windsor Island Road N around 6 a.m. About 200,000 pounds of nuts were in the silo. Complicating the process of getting the nuts out was the conveyor belt being lost in the fire. The fire was declared a total loss by the KFD at $320,000....

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Celts, Titans meet to decide second place

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team has already accomplished more than it has in recent years, but the team will solidify its place in the Central Valley Conference and position itself better for the postseason with a win over West Salem High School Friday, Oct. 25. The two teams meet at West Salem. Kick off is 7 p.m. The game winner will take sole control of second place in the league. It’s the second high-stakes game for McNary in three weeks. With a chance to secure the top spot in the league two weeks ago, the Celtics fell to Sprague 57-46. But Head Coach Isaac Parker thinks his squad is capable of turning the corner this time. “Against Sprague, our kids found themselves playing in a meaningful game for the first time in a lot of their careers as high school athletes, and they let that distract them from focusing well. I believe we will have much better focus and will learn from that experience against West and going into the post-season,” Parker said. Both teams clinched playoff spots last week, McNary with a 48-6 win over McKay High School, and the Titans with a 53-28 win over South Salem High School. League-leading Sprague High School is squaring off with McKay, a team that is currently winless in the league, this week....

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KPD closing on KLL vandals

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It certainly wasn’t the news Kurt Barker was expecting. That’s a good thing. The president of the Keizer Youth Sports Association had been flustered by a series of recent vandalism acts at Keizer Little League Park. Vandals had destroyed dugouts, torn down a score box, uprooted picnic tables and tipped over portable toilets. Last weekend there was an unexpected development in the case: Keizer Police Department officers have found four suspects. “It’s shocking,” Barker said. “It’s the first time we’ll get resolution out of these vandals.” As of Wednesday morning, Sgt. Andrew Copeland with the KPD said no arrests have been made yet. “We do have some people in mind,” Copeland said. “We have suspects we are potentially looking at. We have some really good leads that we feel will lead to some arrests and convictions.”   To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the October 25 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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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McNary gives McKay 48-6 drubbing

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Relentless offense through the first three quarters of a game with McKay Royal Scots earned the McNary varsity football team a 48-6 win, and a guaranteed berth in the state playoffs. The teams met at McNary High School Friday, Oct. 18. “They did what they were supposed to do. They played really good team defense and moved the ball up and down the field without making many mistakes,” said McNary Coach Ted Anagnos, who was filling the shoes of McNary Head Coach Isaac Parker. Parker was absent from the gridiron Friday while recuperating from neck surgery, but is expected to return this week. McNary was first on the board less than two minutes into the game on a drive highlighted by an Andrew Lawrence run, completions from quarterback Hayden Gosling to David Gonzalez and Kyle Torres, and a two-yard touchdown run by Brett Hildebrand. McNary led 7-0 after a successful point-after by Hayden McCowan. Three drives later McKay was working on a second-and-seven attempt when a high snap was recovered by Lawrence after it slipped through the hands of Perry Groves. It took Hildebrand only two plays to strike again and give McNary the 14-0 lead.   To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the October 25 print edition of Keizertimes, available...

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