Day: February 2, 2018

Keizer Fire presents awards

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes When the Keizer Fire District got back on the conflagration list in 2017, Sean Cummings led the way, serving as the engine boss on wild fires at Chetco Bar, Eagle Creek and Napa, Calif. He spent about two weeks at each fire. Chetco Bar and Eagle Creek, according to the United States Forest Service, were at one point the No. 1 priority fires in the nation. KFD chief Jeff Cowan presented Cummings with Employee of the Year at the annual district awards ceremony on Monday, Jan. 22. As much as he meant to...

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Celtics to fight for district crowns

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Missing most of last season with an injury, Enrique Vincent was able to sneak up on other wrestlers to win the district title. As the No. 1 seed this year, Vincent is determined to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to him. “I have a pretty good feeling about it but that can always happen,” Vincent said. “There can always be people I don’t even know that can sneak up.” Vincent will enter the district tournament at McKay on Feb. 2-3 undefeated at 126 pounds in league duals this season.  He expects...

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Athlete of the Week: Nicolette Parra

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: NICOLETTE PARRA McNary High School wrestler McNary sophomore Nicolette Parra finished second at the girls wrestling state qualifier at Thurston High School on Jan. 26-27. Parra’s weight class, 135, featured 47 girls from across the state. She advanced to the finals with five pins, three in the first period and two in the second. Sarah Conner, a USA Freestyle national champion, won the tournament. Parra will wrestle in the first OSAA-sanctioned girls state tournament on Feb. 16-17 in...

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Woman stole mail from 42

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A woman found in possession of mail from 42 different addresses is now being held in the Marion County Correctional Facility on $825,000 bail. Keizer Police Department (KPD) Officer Rod Bamford responded to a disturbance call about 12:15 a.m. in the 600 block of Wilshire Drive North on Sunday, Jan. 28. The caller reported a woman in a white hoodie and jeans was walking through the neighborhood and throwing packages into yards. The caller had retrieved one of the packages and found it addressed to someone on Willamette Drive North, which runs...

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Don Vowell to be missed

To the Editor: I am sorry to have read of the passing of Don Vowell. Over many years I have ‘consumed’ many of his Boxes of Soap. His thoughts and columns will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends. Bob Mitchell...

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