Month: August 2017

Lady Celts run as a team

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—McNary’s girls cross country team took the long view at Bush Park. Running in the Greater Valley Conference Preview Meet on Wednesday, Aug. 30, head coach David Holcomb challenged the Lady Celts to run as a team instead of trying to set a bunch of personal records in the first 5K of the season. “We wanted our faster girls, Kailey (Doutt) and Ella (Repp), to run with the rest of the girls that we have on the varsity team today,” Holcomb said. “The thinking behind that was let them set a good pace...

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Lady Celts top McKay in DeMello’s debut

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary began the Crystal DeMello era of volleyball with a 3-0 win at McKay on Tuesday, Aug. 29. “It’s exciting to get the season rolling,” said DeMello, a McNary graduate and former player in her first season as the Lady Celts head coach. “It feels like there’s been a long build up to get the season started. Now that we’re going, I think the girls are ready and we’re pushing through. It’s a good way to start the season.” The closest of the three games against McKay was the first one as McNary...

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City will handle KHC rentals

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer city staff will now be handling rentals of the Keizer Heritage Center event room and gazebo. The Keizer City Council approved a contract with the Keizer Heritage Foundation, owners of the building itself, at the city council meeting Monday, Aug. 21. Under the terms of the agreement, the foundation will receive 55 percent of rental revenue generated and the city will take 45 percent to cover the costs of staff time. Tracy Davis, Keizer city recorder and community center manager, said city staff will manage day-to-day scheduling and room prep, while...

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Woman sets fire to lawn, car

On Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 2 a.m., police responded to a report of a fire intentionally set by a suspect in the 5400 block of Chetco Court Northeast. The owner of the home told officers he was in his garage when he heard a woman talking in his driveway. The man knew the woman because she and his wife were friends at one time. He went into his house and began alerting occupants inside the residence that the woman was outside and going through his wife’s vehicle throwing papers onto the ground. One of the couple’s sons went outside...

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Wildfire spreads quick at KRP

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A quick containment effort by the Keizer Fire District helped douse a fast-spreading wildfire in the northwest corner of Keizer Rapids Park Thursday, July 17. Members of the Keizer Police Department were performing a transient sweep in the area, about 12:35 p.m., when one of them called in a 40-foot blaze that was growing quickly. Keizer Fire District arrived on the scene within eight minutes, and were only slightly delayed while figuring out a plan of attack. By 1 p.m., KFD had the flames mostly extinguished, but the blaze was not officially...

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