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Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rushing for more than 1,000 yards in a single high school football season is no small feat. McNary High School alum Brett Hildebrand did it twice. Hildebrand rose to become a pillar of the Celtic offense on the gridiron during his junior year and helped pave the way […]

At-risk students make unexpected gains in transition school

At-risk students make unexpected gains in transition school

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jesus Monrroy had a leg up on his classmates when he started at McNary High School as a freshman three years ago. “I had the discipline to get assignments in on time. The bell schedules were also a big part of it because you want to get to […]

The president will see you…

The president will see you…

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the scant month since finishing his junior year at McNary High School, Ryan Edsall has taken a stab at solving the problem of homelessness, attempted to alleviate the strains on the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, been elected a senator and is on his way to meeting […]

New McNary cheer coach sets out to rebuild program

New McNary cheer coach sets out to rebuild program

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Stephanie Salzer’s plans as new head coach of the McNary High School cheerleading program include nothing less than redefining what Celtic Spirit means. “We’re rebuilding from the ground up,” said Salzer. “We’re reinstituting our summer camp, getting new uniforms and really trying to fix school spirit at McNary.” […]

‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The grin McNary High School grad Perry Groves gets when you ask him what he’s most excited about in regard to his future as a Portland State University linebacker is infectious. “I’m really excited for everything,” Groves, who plans to study mechanical engineering, said. “I wanted to find […]

KFD chief marks 30 years as paramedic

KFD chief marks 30 years as paramedic

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jeff Cowan knew certain things after he completed his paramedic training 30 years ago. “I was a 21-year-old paramedic, I didn’t even shave every day. I was very clinical. I knew my drugs, my doses, and I knew them forwards, backwards and chapter and verse,” said Cowan, chief […]

Civil War living history returns to Willamette Mission July 4

Civil War living history returns to Willamette Mission July 4

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Abe Lincoln will be making a return appearance at this year’s annual Civil War reenactment slated for July 4-6 at Willamette Mission Park north of Keizer. Stephen Holgate, who has been hailed as “the best Lincoln in America,” will perform a presidential press conference at the event Saturday, […]

Lady Celts hosting first camp under new coach

Lady Celts hosting first camp under new coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls basketball program is hosting a camp for hopeful future Celtics July 1-3. It will double as an opportunity for athletes and their families to meet the Lady Celts’ new head coach, Derick Handley. “We’ll be looking for the next Madi Hingston or Sydney […]

Needed: a new van

Needed: a new van

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Charlie Cheney needs a new van. One look at how he fits into the current one, a mid-1990s Ford Econoline, is probably all it would take for anyone to agree. Charlie needs to tilt his chair back to about a 60-degree angle to clear his head under the […]

No more Honey at MHS

No more Honey at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With 30 years experience as a teacher and administrator, there’s not a whole lot that keeps John Honey up at night when it comes to the day-to-day operations of a high school. That’s changed in recent weeks knowing he’s to become the planning principal for Salem-Keizer’s new Career […]

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