Day: January 5, 2018

Wounded warriors battle sturgeon

Eighty-eight combined years of service to their country, 18 deployments into the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, countless weeks and months in hospitals, surgeries and rehabilitation facilities. Think these five wounded warriors are ready to do battle with a 5-7 foot white sturgeon? You can take it to the bank. These guys are “locked and loaded,“ ready to have a fun day on the water. As part of the Wounded Warrior Project and The Fallen Outdoors, guides like Donald Koskela, of Pastime Fishing Adventures, of Silverton, volunteer their boats and services for the day. Koskela has years of...

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Standoff ends with suicide of suspect

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A man struck by a vehicle on River Road North Thursday, Jan.4, walked back to his apartment and allegedly took his own life fearing a return to prison. The incident led to police closing off portions of Sandy Drive and River Road North for more than three hours while trying to coax the man out of his apartment. The incident began about 8 p.m. Keizer police responded to the scene of a vehicle-on-pedestrian collision in the 5100 block of River Road North near Carl’s Jr. Callers reported a motor vehicle striking a...

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Ebbs, Vincent place at Sierra Nevada Classic

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Brayden Ebbs believed he should have made the finals at the Sierra Nevada Classic. But the McNary senior didn’t let a disappointing loss in the quarterfinals keep him from finishing the 64-man, double elimination tournament strong. Ebbs won four matches in the consolation bracket to place third at 160 pounds on Dec. 29 at the Reno Livestock Events Center. “That’s a big thing I tried to focus on,” Ebbs said of wrestling through the consolation bracket. “My dad (McNary head coach Jason Ebbs) has told me for years and my club coaches have...

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McNary sophomore wins girls tournament

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary sophomore Nicolette Parra went to the Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno for more mat time and to experience a big tournament with wrestlers from four different states. She got much more. Wrestling in a bracket with 10 other girls, Parra won the 135-pound championship on Dec. 29 at the Reno Livestock Events Center. She defeated Thurston junior Alaina Zamudio in the finals, pinning her in the first period. “It was 0-0 for a minute and a half and I just got tired of it and tripped her leg and instantly pinned her,”...

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No crystal balls, no wishes

At the end of each year media outlets use news space to predict what will happen in the following 12 months or run a list of wished-for headlines in the coming year. In this space we don’t utilize crystal balls or predictions—they are nice parlor games—we prefer to look forward by relying on trends and the words of those who can affect the future. We will focus on what is happening rather than write about hoped for events. While we don’t do predictions we are confident in our desire to hear words that can help all live better lives—that...

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