Day: March 26, 2014

Celtic track teams back for another go

  By Evan Rummerfield For the Keizertimes Spring sports are in full swing. More than 100 McNary track and field athletes are now practicing as of March 3. Last year, the boys placed second at the district meet, and the girls ran away with first place – a district title. Fifteen boys that competed at the varsity district meet last year are returning – 10 of whom are district placers (a placer is an athlete that made it into top eight for an event). Thirteen varsity girls are returning, and seven of them placed at last year’s district meet. In total, six boys and two girls with state meet experience are returning. Garrett Hittner, a senior, placed second at the district meet in the 100 meter and third in the 200 meter. He advanced to state in the 100 meter. Anthony Nguyen, as a freshman last year, placed third in the 100 meter and sixth in the 200 meter at the district meet. Kyle Torres, a current junior, at the district level placed fifth in the 200 meter and fourth in the 400 meter. Austin Brown, another returning sophomore, got sixth in the 400 meter. Last year’s 4×100 meter relay consisted of Hittner, Nguyen, Torres, and Brown. They placed second and then advanced to the state meet. Three of the four runners on the 4×400 meter relay team are...

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Another tour of Keizer coming?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Is Keizer looking to become the tour town? For years, Keizer City Councilors have gone on an annual Parks Tour. Recently the idea was brought forward to have members of the new Keizer Economic Development Commission go on an annual bus tour of Keizer, looking at vacant buildings. Now another committee has proposed a tour, with sites such as the Claggett Cemetery. The idea was brought up at the most recent Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) meeting. The four members present – the three other seats are vacant and still need to be filled, though one new member will be added at the next meeting – discussed the idea, which deputy city recorder Debbie Lockhart noted had been an idea from councilor Cathy Clark. “Councilor Clark had said she wanted to have KPIC take council on a tour, like the Parks Tour,” Lockhart said. “You would need to decide where they go. Each of you could choose a place and talk about it.” KPIC chair Sherrie Gottfried suggested limiting the number of stops on the tour, with council liaison Jim Taylor further suggesting a limit of five stops. Lockhart suggested the tour be done in the summer and read off the Points of Interest sites from the brochure on the city’s website. Gottfried suggested eliminating the Art Walk, as well as the...

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