Day: February 7, 2018

Celtics hold on at McKay, enter final stretch

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—McNary (16-5, 11-2) again showed it can win close games, defeating McKay 60-59 on Tuesday, Feb. 6. The Celtics will need that fortitude down the stretch as they close the season against South Salem (Feb. 13), West Salem (Feb. 16) and McMinnville (Feb. 20). “Every game from here on out, the next three plus the playoffs, is going to be a five or six point game,” McNary head coach Ryan Kirch. “We’ve just got to be consistent.” The Celtics defeated all three opponents the first time through league play but needed double overtime...

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Board sets hearing on smoking ban in parks

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Parks Advisory Board (KPAB) is planning a public hearing regarding a ban on smoking in the city’s 19 parks. After wrestling with the topic off-and-on for several years, the board decided to take public input on the issue at its Feb. 13 meeting, beginning at 6 p.m. Public testimony can be offered by anyone. A renewed effort to consider a ban on smoking in Keizer parks was presented to the parks board last year. It led to a parks board recommendation to establish designated smoking areas in Keizer’s parks, but...

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