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Claggett Creek falls short in championship game

Izeyah Contreras tries to escape the grasp of a Parrish defender after catching a pass in the flat. Contreras had two touchdown catches for the game (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Defense had been one of the strengths of the Claggett Creek varsity football squad all season. But in the Salem-Keizer Middle School[Read More…]

Whiteaker greenlit for summer construction

So far in 2019, five schools in the Salem-Keizer School District, including Gubser Elementary and McNary High, have received seismic improvements thanks to the bond measure that was passed in May of 2018 — which has grown from $619.7 million, which was the original base amount, to $667.7 million, without[Read More…]

Celts set to take on Sherwood

McNary running back Junior Walling stiff arms a South Salem defender. The Celtics will need a big game from their star senior on both sides of the ball against 12th ranked Sherwood on Friday night. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After ending the regular season with a four-game win streak and a conference[Read More…]

Back-2-Back: McNary claims second straight league title

The McNary football team celebrates with the Mountain Valley Conference Championship trophy after beating South Salem 35-15 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Most coaches would be pretty distraught with a 0-5 start. But even after the McNary football team dropped their fifth straight contest against South Medford on Friday, Oct. 4, head coach[Read More…]

City charter review kicks off Nov. 5

keizer The first meeting of the Keizer City Charter Review committee is slated for Nov. 5 at the Keizer Civic Center.  The meeting begins at 6 p.m.  City Attorney Shannon Johnson will guide the committee through the current city charter and how it differs from the League of Oregon Cities’[Read More…]

Alleged burglar bitten by K9 while fleeing

Gerardo Javier Lara-Alvarez Two burglars tried for a second bite at the same apple and ended up in handcuffs Tuesday, Oct. 22. On Oct. 21, a theft from a vehicle on Clark Avenue Northeast was reported to Keizer police and the items taken included a 9mm pistol.  The following day,[Read More…]

Witnesses sought in hit-and-run near Keizer Station

Keizer police are looking for anyone who might have witnessed a vehicle-on-pedestrian hit-an-run incident Friday, Oct. 25, near Keizer Station.  Police were summoned to the intersection of Stadium Drive Northeast and Chemawa Road Northeast where a 30-year-old, legally blind woman was struck by a passing vehicle.  The victim told police[Read More…]

Inside the response to an alleged threat at MHS.

8:23 a.m. — A report of a person running around McNary High School’s parking lot with two weapons, is sent to 9-1-1 via text message. Two Keizer police officers head toward campus.  8:24 — Three additional police vehicles head toward campus. Police request 9-1-1 dispatchers contact the school and advise[Read More…]


MCFD1 eyes new levy

Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD#1) wants to hire two firefighter/paramedics to respond to increasing call volumes.  Doing so would require an operating levy increase from taxpayers, and the district is holding two meetings to take public input on the issue. The meetings will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5[Read More…]

Reckoning with our inaction

After a student reported seeing a person with a bat and possible rifle on campus, a swarm of police cars sped past the office on the way to McNary High School Wednesday, Oct. 23,.  The office scanner popped and crackled with sporadic updates from officers and dispatchers. I pulled out[Read More…]