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Seven Celtic scribes pen One Act Festival

Seven Celtic scribes pen One Act Festival

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Morgan Hoag gives the perfect reason why anyone should make sure they’re in the seats for the annual One Act Festival. “It’s the one time you can come to a McNary play and the playwright is going to be in the audience with you,” […]

McNary’s first graduating class reuniting in July

McNary’s first graduating class reuniting in July

The 50th year reunion of McNary High School’s first graduating class has been set for July 15-17. The class numbered about 250 and were comprised of students who moved from North Salem High School and Keizer students. Events during the three day reunion will include golf, a barbecue at the Dye House at the Mission […]

Two wrestlers, zero excuses

Two wrestlers, zero excuses

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two former wrestlers with similarly unique challenges visited Keizer schools last week delivering messages of inspiration. Anthony Robles, who won the 2011 national NCAA wrestling title at 125 pounds, visited McNary High School Wednesday, Feb. 17. Keizer’s own Kacey McCallister, a wrestling standout at McNary who ended his […]

Service to Education a sweet award for Honey

Service to Education a sweet award for Honey

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sure, John Honey could have retired when he thought he would. But had Honey merely retired after serving as McNary High School principal for four years, he would have missed out on a couple of things. For example, there’s last fall’s opening of the new Career Technical Education Center, […]

Making more PAWSIBLE

Making more PAWSIBLE

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A group of Whiteaker Middle School students turned out early at the Willamette Valley Humane Society Saturday, Jan. 30 –  before the doors even opened. The students were representing the Whiteaker Pro Team class, and had some gifts to deliver. “The most surpising thing was the dog bed,” […]

Water issue gets resolved at WMS

Water issue gets resolved at WMS

It took nearly two weeks, but an issue with the water at Whiteaker Middle School was finally resolved last week. Julia DeWitt, principal of the middle school located at 1605 Lockhaven Drive NE, said sediment was finally cleared and the water service interruption ended on Jan. 18. “The origin of the issue stemmed from a […]

Guitar class will keep hopes alive for solo artists

Guitar class will keep hopes alive for solo artists

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At Salem-Keizer schools, studying music is a progression, with gaps some students find themselves tumbling into. Local students are lucky in that they have the opportunity to start exploring music in elementary school. Beginning in middle school, those students become part of an ensemble. Some discover other interests […]

Tornado blows trouble into small town in McNary’s Anatomy of Gray

Tornado blows trouble into small town in McNary’s Anatomy of Gray

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Jaida Watson, June Muldoon is one of the most relatable characters she’s ever played. “She’s really sarcastic and not afraid to express herself and I relate to that in a lot of ways,” said Watson, who plays June in the upcoming McNary High School production of Anatomy […]

WMS pioneers Google Cardboard

WMS pioneers Google Cardboard

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With the aid of some cardboard, lenses and a cell phone, James Decker’s Whiteaker Middle School social studies class took a trip from the castles of the United Kingdom to the peak of Mt. Everest to the African jungle. All in 25 minutes. “I expected like a virtual […]

OSF actors take on McNary residency

OSF actors take on McNary residency

Trivia time: When did the word “swagger” first enter the English canon? Answer: About 1590, the first appearance in print was in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  That knowledge bomb was brought to you by Laura Montes and Orion Bradshaw, two visiting actors from Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival, who treated McNary High School students […]

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