Day: December 5, 2017

Celtics place third at Jerry Lane Invitational

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary wrestling coach Jason Ebbs went into the Jerry Lane Invitational not worried about how many matches his team would win. He just wanted the tenacity he’s seen in practice translate to a match. Ebbs got that and more as the Celtics finished 2-1 to place third in the eight-team tournament on Friday, Dec. 1 at McNary High School. “It just so happens that we went 2-1,” Ebbs said. “It just so happens that we lost to Tigard and Milwaukie in this tournament last year and returned the favor and beat them this...

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School board talks seismic upgrades

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Preparation for the Big One was one of the topics of a special Salem-Keizer School Board meeting Tuesday. Most of the school district buildings were built before many people knew what they do now about the Cascadia Subduction Zone, where an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude is expected this century. Retrofitting the buildings, to allow for at least safe escape from them, is one of the reasons for the bond proposal that will be on the May 2018 ballot. Michael Wolfe, chief operating officer of the district, reviewed a study by MSC Engineers, Inc.,...

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