Month: August 2017

KPD-based parole officer is a boon for department, clients

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Max Marshall had been in and out of prison four times when finally he connected with Eric Bandonis. “We formed a relationship because I accepted his accountability. He let me earn things like leaving the area to go fight wildfires,” Max said. “He’s given me references for other things and he’s been my best advocate. I’ve been off parole for a couple of years and he’s still a resource for me.” Bandonis is the Keizer Police Department’s resident Marion County Sheriff Office (MCSO) parole and probation officer. Unlike most parole and probation...

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Northwood wins all-city swim meet

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Northwood Swim Club’s relays made sure the Dolphins repeated as all-city champs. Winning seven relays, Northwood outscored Madrona 434-350 on Saturday, July 29. Led by its girls, Holiday finished third with 274.5 points. Northview Terrace had 217 points to place fourth. Cambridge and Jan Ree followed in fifth and sixth. Pierce Walker, Davis Olsen, Jackson Alt and Zachary Harrington had the first win for Northwood, finishing the boys 11-12 medley relay in 2:06.06, more than 8 seconds faster than any other team. Walker, Alt, Harrington and Carson Biondi also won the freestyle relay in 1:51.25. Jake Wyer, Parker Dean, Grant Biondi and Zander Rhoades took first in the boys 15-18 medley relay in 1:33.67 and the free relay in 1:20.10. Northwood also won the girls 15-18 free relay as Haley Hughes, Grace Trammell, Rionna Zeller and Madison Alt finished in 1:38.51. Isabella Walker, Paris Boyd, Kennedy Buss and Eliana Dean had the fastest time in the girls 13-14 medley relay, finishing in 1:51.48. Hudson Hughes, Grant Schaffer, Ben Diede and Andrew Zeller won the boys 9-10 free relay in 2:03.05. Individually, Andrew Zeller placed first in the 9-10 free in 27.20 and the breaststroke in 40.10. Rionna Zeller won the 15-18 breaststroke in 31.03. Wyer had the fastest time in the boys 15-18 free in 19.30. Rhoades won the 13-14 free in 22.51....

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KPD officers clear out another squatter home

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The living room of the home at 4363 Rivercrest Drive North is no different than what one might expect. There is a bookshelf with books, a collection of dolls sits atop it, an entertainment unit with a flat-screen television and an assortment of DVDs, some unfolded laundry covers one of three chairs. There are family photos on the walls and an aquarium with a half-dozen or so fish. Cats dart through the room at will, but no one has any idea how many “belong” at the house. “It looks almost legit, but...

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McNary track, turf field temporarily closed to public

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes After a string of vandalism that concluded with the cutting of lacrosse nets in April, McNary principal Erik Jespersen had to make a difficult decision and lock the gate to the track and turf field until security could be increased. “It wasn’t a knee jerk reaction, certainly,” Jespersen said. “We actually sustained several hits before finally I felt like I had to boost up our security. It was with a very heavy heart that we had to close the facility for a while because it’s really not what I want to do but...

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