Day: May 5, 2014

Softball falls to CVC’s top two

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team snapped a two-game losing skid with a win over Sprague High School Monday, April 28. The Lady Celts’ Megan Ulrey pitched a five-inning, four-hit shutout as McNary marched to a 12-0 win. A pair of three-run innings to start the game and a six-run fourth sounded the death knell for the visiting Olys. Freshman Nicole Duran led the team at the dish going 3 for 4 with a double, four RBIs and a run scored. “One hit seems to be all it takes for this team to get started,” said Lady Celt Kiana Villarreal. Prior to the win, the Keizer team had endured two losses to the Central Valley Conferences’s other top teams, South Salem and West Salem high schools. In the game with the Titans Friday, April 25, the Lady Celts had to claw their way back from a 6-2 deficit, but a three-run sixth inning wasn’t enough for them to come out on top. McNary lost 6-5. The Celts were first to the board as Jordyn Tutor scored on a Hannah Carr double in the top of the second, but West took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the frame. “It came down to hitting and West got the ones they needed when they needed it,” said Dani Saunders, a McNary senior....

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City council waits on approving new website

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For a while, it appeared the city would be getting a new website, despite a lack of thorough discussion. Then one comment changed that. Near the end of the April 21 Keizer City Council meeting, councilors discussed a proposed new website and the contract for such service. While the need for a new website had been discussed for quite some time – it was rated as one of the council’s top priorities last year and was budgeted for this fiscal year – the actual agreement wasn’t signed until the morning of April 21. Thus, councilors had little chance to look over the 70-page document before the meeting. Since the item wasn’t on the agenda, a vote had to be taken to suspend the normal rules and discuss passage. Councilor Dennis Koho and mayor pro-tem Joe Egli (mayor Lore Christopher was out of town) objected, but the motion passed 4-2. As discussion continued, Koho explained his stance. “I’ll be voting no unless we table it,” Koho said. “I just got it today and haven’t had a chance to read it. I can’t in good faith vote for something when I haven’t had a chance to read it. That’s why I voted to not suspend the rules. I’m not sure how many of us have read the whole 70 pages.” Egli noted that was his...

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