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John Hartzell got a personal tour of the Keizer Police Department recently. In addition to meeting numerous officers, he got to try out some of the department hardware like a riot shield and the department’s heavy-duty door knocker. 

Clark lauds city’s efforts at Chamber lunch

Mayor Cathy Clark delivers the annual State of the City address at a Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday, March 12. From livability and development to what’s being done to assist some of Keizer’s most vulnerable residents, Mayor Cathy Clark is feeling good about the future of the city. “We[Read More…]

Parks board seeks boost to matching grant fund

A conversation about instituting a parks improvement fund aimed at assisting youth projects turned into a plan to ask for a $5,000 increase to a matching grant program administered by the Keizer Parks Advisory Board at a meeting Tuesday, March 12. Inspired by some of the past projects completed with[Read More…]

Hawley honored

Earlier this month, McNary senior Abilgail Hawley was named to the Statesman Journal All-Mid-Valley girls basketball team. Hawley averaged 13.3 points per game this season, as well as 2.7 rebounds per game, and was named first-team all-Mountain Valley Conference.  Hawley has received all-conference honors in each of the last three[Read More…]

Flores shines at CWU

Former McNary High girls basketball star Kaelie Flores (‘16) just wrapped up her junior season at Central Washington University and earned all-academic honors for the second straight year in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.  Flores was second on the team and 11th in the league in scoring with 12.1 points[Read More…]

Lopez heading to regional tourney

Apolinar (Poli) Lopez gets prepared to fight at the Oregon Golden Gloves Tournament back in February. Lopez will be boxing in Las vegas this weekend at the Golden Regional Tournament. The region includes WA., NV. and AZ. (Submitted). After winning the 132-pound division at the Oregon Golden Gloves Tournament last month, Keizer[Read More…]

McNary falls to The Dalles

Kyle Martin prepares to serve the ball (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After coming away with a victory in their season opening match against Century, the McNary boys tennis team came out flat in their return to the court on Monday as they fell to The Dalles 7-1. All seven match losses came[Read More…]

McNary bounces back with home victory over Sunset

McNary freshman Kaylee Schwab rounds third and heads for home in the Celtics 4-3 win over Sunset (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After suffering their first loss of the season to Grants Pass in the previous game, the McNary softball team bounced back on Monday night with a 4-3 victory over Sunset. Faith[Read More…]

Lady Celts open season at Century

McNary’s Lexy McKay continues a long rally with her opponent (KEIZERTIMES/MATT RAWLINGS) McNary’s girls tennis team lost six out of their eight matches in their season-opening meet with Century on Thursday, March 14.  But considering that the Celtics roster is filled with first-year players, McNary head coach Sean Smith viewed[Read More…]