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Back from injury, Vincent leading McNary

Back from injury, Vincent leading McNary

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Carlos Vincent is making up for lost time. Back from a shoulder injury that cost him the second half of last season, the McNary senior went 3-0 in a tournament at Silverton on Friday, Dec. 9 to improve to 6-0 on the season. His goal is to win district […]

School board looks at student safety

School board looks at student safety

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Student harassment of other students was the topic most discussed at Tuesday’s meeting of the Salem-Keizer School Board. The harassment issue came under the heading of student safety, one of many items in the proposed 2017-18 legislative priorities and policies of the Oregon School Boards Association. The board approved […]

McNary swim teams win dual over McKay

McNary swim teams win dual over McKay

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Filling out the McNary boys varsity lineup is getting more difficult by the meet and that’s a good thing for head swim coach Casey Lewin. “We had a lot of good swims, had a few JV kids who again this week had some fast times so that will make […]

Oh thank Heaven

Oh thank Heaven

Hyders retire after 35 years as 7-Eleven franchisees

Forest sale vote brings protest to Keizer

Forest sale vote brings protest to Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A hearing by the Oregon State Land Board regarding the potential sale of a state forest in southwest Oregon drew protests outside Keizer Civic Center Tuesday, Dec. 13. The board, consisting of Gov. Kate Brown, Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler were expected to […]

Celtics finish strong, win league opener

Celtics finish strong, win league opener

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes ALBANY—Behind a fast start and strong finish, McNary opened Greater Valley Conference play with a 70-62 victory over West Albany on Friday, Dec. 9. “Any league win is tough,” Celtics head coach Ryan Kirch said. “On the road is tough. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing or when you’re […]

Chimney smolders at funeral home

Chimney smolders at funeral home

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A chimney fire in the crematorium at Keizer Funeral Chapel on River Road North, kept crews from throughout the region busy Monday, Dec. 12. The Keizer Fire District, Marion County Fire District No. 1 and Salem Fire Department all responded to the call that came in shortly after […]

GED program coming to McNary

GED program coming to McNary

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Of McNary High School’s more than 2,000 students, only 28 or less than 1.4 percent are considered dropouts. But for principal Erik Jespersen and assistant principal Rhonda Rhodes, that is 28 too many. Beginning in February, McNary will be the first high school in the Salem-Keizer school district to […]

Every child deserves a birthday party

Every child deserves a birthday party

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes When Laura Perez, former principal at Whiteaker Middle School, returned from a mission trip to Mexico committed to make a difference in her community, she met with Sheronne Blasi, and the two friends went on a long walk. “We just had a shared vision for the work we’d like […]

Lady Celts start 3-0

Lady Celts start 3-0

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With the graduation of three of its top four scorers, McNary is looking for girls to step up and put the ball in the basket. For game one, it was Jaylene Montano and Kailey Doutt, who combined for 27 points as the Lady Celts rolled past Barlow 58-23 at […]

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