Day: June 21, 2017

Ismay to dual enroll at Linn-Benton, Oregon St.

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Matthew Ismay, three-time Greater Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, will be terrorizing a whole new group of opponents over the next two basketball seasons. The 2017 McNary graduate has decided to play at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany. Before Ismay chose Linn-Benton, he first had to decide which sport he would play in college. Playing third base and hitting in the heart of the Celtics lineup this season, Ismay was unanimously voted to the All-GVC First Team by the league’s coaches after hitting .425 with two home runs, 11 doubles, 20...

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Few barriers for Keizer youth wanting tobacco

A Keizer kid under the age of 18 has about a 50/50 chance of walking into a River Road business and walking out with a pack of cigarettes they paid for. That’s according to numbers provided based on Oregon Health Authority inspections in 2015. According to 2016 figures, the successful purchase of tobacco by minors was down to about 14 percent, but it’s difficult to compare year-over-year, said Inga Suneson, a health educator with the Marion County Health Department (MCHD). “Because the teams don’t go to the same locations at the same times, there’s no real control number,” Suneson said....

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