Day: September 2, 2016

Celtics come from behind (twice) to top North Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—With four seconds remaining in the first half, McNary quarterback Josiah Gilbert threw a prayer into the end zone to Brendan Van Voorhis, who was able to haul it in for a 52-yard touchdown. But the magic didn’t end there, not even close, as the Celtics stormed from behind to defeat North Salem 38-35 in their season opener. Trailing 35-24 with 7:21 left to play, McNary went on a 12-play, 61-yard drive to give itself a chance as Gilbert fought his way into the end zone from the 1-yard line to get the Celtics within 35-30 with 4:10 remaining. After the McNary defense forced a three-and-out, the Celtics offense went back to work as Marc Baiza had a 3-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion to give McNary its first lead of the second half with a 1:23 remaining in the game. The Vikings didn’t stop fighting and after a defensive pass interference penalty on an underthrown ball, got into Celtics territory. But McNary’s defense held strong forcing three incomplete passes with a quarterback sack in between to end the game. The 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter wasn’t the only double digit one the Celtics had to overcome. McNary trailed 21-7 late in the first half after North Salem turned two Celtic turnovers into touchdowns. The Hail Mary from Gilbert to Van Voorhis...

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Clark will seek second term

BY ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some of the lessons from Cathy Clark’s first two years as Keizer’s mayor fill two notebooks. They are the compiled notes, questions and ideas from nearly two years of her monthly Coffee with Cathy talks. Each month, she sets down stakes at a local coffee shop and invites residents of the city to come and share their concerns and ideas, and she’s been keeping track. “From the start, I wanted to be open and accessible to the residents of the city. I want to hear what people are thinking and I want them to be involved in problem-solving,” said Clark, who will seek re-election as mayor in November. She was the only candidate to register for the mayoral race. Clark served as a city councilor for eight years before being elected mayor, and said she’s approached both jobs with the same attitude. “I feel tremendously privileged to get to serve in this capacity. I truly feel like this is something I get to do, not have to do,” Clark said. In some respects, Clark has already laid some of the groundwork for her next term. During the past several months, she has taken the lead in conversations about increasing funding for parks and police. Because property taxes are locked in at 1996 levels, city officials are exploring the possibilities of adding fees...

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Man leads cops on 7-hour hunt

A man found sleeping on a lawn in north Keizer sparked a seven-hour manhunt Monday, Aug. 29. Shortly after 8 a.m., officers from the Keizer Police Department were called to a report of a suspicious person sleeping in a lawn in the 700 block of New Terrace Drive North, part of the Terrace Green Neighborhood Association in north Keizer. Two officers responded to the call and made contact with the subject who was identified as 29-year old Michael Allen Schwindt. Within minutes of identifying the man, officers learned he had a warrant for his arrest issued by the Marion County Circuit Court. The warrant, issued on Aug. 24, was for 18 counts of identity theft. While attempting to take Schwindt into custody, he escaped from the officers fleeing on foot through the surrounding neighborhood. Several other Keizer officers in both marked and unmarked police vehicles responded to the area establishing a perimeter while a K-9 team from the Salem Police Department responded to assist with tracking the fleeing suspect. The search was called off about 9:45 a.m. By mid-afternoon, KPD received another call of a suspicious person in the same general vicinity of the earlier call who was reported to be wearing the same clothing Schwindt was wearing earlier in the day when he fled arrest. A second perimeter was set by Keizer officers and the K-9 team from the Salem Police Department responded...

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Agenda for Keizer City Council

CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT, AND LEAST COST FASHION AGENDA KEIZER CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION Tuesday, September 6, 2016 7:00 p.m. Robert L. Simon Council Chambers Keizer, Oregon 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. FLAG SALUTE 4. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS a. Volunteer of the Quarter Award – Bob Shackelford b. Presentation to Youth Councilor Siri Scales c. PROCLAMATION – National Patriotism Week d. PROCLAMATION – Constitution Week 5. COMMITTEE REPORTS a. Volunteer Coordinating Committee – Recommendation for Appointments to Budget Committee, Keizer Economic Development Commission, Keizer Festivals and Advisory Board, and Keizer Planning Commission 6. PUBLIC TESTIMONY This time is provided for citizens to address the Council on any matters other than those on the agenda scheduled for public hearing. 7. PUBLIC HEARINGS a. Keizer Liquor Store Liquor License Application b. Proposed Keizer Development Code Text Amendments – Access Easements 8. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION a. Exhibition of Art at Keizer Community Center – Recommendation of Keizer Public Arts Commission b. RESOLUTION – Initiating the Amendment Process for Amendment of the Salem-Keizer Urban Growth Boundary Pertaining to the Willamette River Crossing c. ORDER – In The Matter of the Amendment of Rates for Franchise Solid Waste Collection Within the City of Keizer, Effective as of October 1, 2016...

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McNary shuts out Lebanon for first win

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes After scoring one goal on a penalty kick in its first game, McNary put an emphasis on finishing. It paid off as the Celtics scored two goals in the first five minutes of Thursday’s contest on their way to a 7-0 shutout of Lebanon. “That was our expectation,” McNary head coach Miguel Camarena said. “We worked after the first game finishing on goal. Scoring seven goals in a soccer game is not easy so I’m happy with the performance.” The first goal came from Jesus Lopez a little more than four minutes into the game. Bryan Keo then gave the Celtics a 2-0 lead just 30 seconds later. Javier Zepeda scored his first of two goals with 27:16 remaining in the first half and freshman Luis Lopez knocked in the first goal of his high school career on an assist from Keo less than a minute later. “It’s pretty exciting,” Lopez said. “As a freshman, I got pretty surprised to be starting varsity. For me to score my first goal like that, I just felt excitement going through me. It made me a little more pumped, it gave me a little more energy to keep playing and keep pushing and I just tried to get another goal.” McNary’s goalkeepers had a quiet night as Lebanon didn’t put a shot on goal until 3:30...

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