Day: December 22, 2017

Field fee increase sparks renewed tension in Keizer’s youth sports

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council balked at a request to hike fees $10 per field usage at the Keizer Little League complex during its meeting Monday, Dec. 18. The request came from Keizer Little League (KLL), which manages the fields under a contract with the city, and drew sharp rebuke from McNary Youth Baseball (MYB), the former Keizer Youth Sports Association. KLL President Brad Arnsmeier said the fee increase was needed to help maintain the complex, especially in light of recent investment in rejuvenating the facility. “We’re doing our best to rebuild a...

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HOA backs away from sign kerfuffle

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary Estates Homeowners Association caused a minor neighborhood stir when some residents were asked about religious-themed holiday signage in their yards. It didn’t take long for some residents to start responding to requests to remove the signs on a social media site,, and the disagreements grew from there. The board has since backed away from the decision to act on sign code enforcement for this holiday season. HOA President Ray Straughan said the five-member board was attempting to respond to objections to some of the signs placed on properties within...

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Lady Celts defeat Sprague in the pool

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s girls swim team went into the break with a 97-47 win over Sprague on Thursday, Dec. 14 in the Kroc Center. The Lady Celts won two of three relays. Alex Beard, Bella Beard, Emily Alger and Haley Deban placed first in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:03.70. Hannah Corpe, Emily Alger, Lizzie Bryant and Alyssa Garvey then touched the wall first in the 400 free relay in 4:34.14. Bella Beard won the closest race of the meet, edging Sprague’s Caitlin Evenson 1:15.51 to 1:15.54 in the 100 breaststroke. Bella also finished first...

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Jo-Ann Audrey Rayner

June 14, 1945 – November 25, 2017 Jo-Ann Audrey Rayner passed away Nov. 25, 2017, at home beside her husband, George, after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of Audrey and Joseph Bagg (predeceased), mother of Julie, grandmother of Catherine, Jade and Stephanie, great-grandmother of Emily,  stepmother to Robert (Norma), Debra (Luis), Linda (Mike) and Steven (Sharon), sister of Mike (Sue) of Courtice, Ontario, Canada, and Sean (Lorena) of La Paz, B.C, Mexico and lifelong best friend of Julie Ridler. Jo-Ann will be remembered by family and friends as loving, caring and generous soul who always thought of others before herself. She will be missed by all who came in contract with her. Jo-Ann was cremated and she will be buried in Ontario, Canada at a later date. A Celebration of Life will be held at that...

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Thomas E. Morris

1954 – 2017 A Celebration of Life will be held sometime late winter/spring as the date is to be determined.  Assisting is Virgil T. Golden Funeral...

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