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Whiteaker tops Keizer rival Claggett Creek

Whiteaker tops Keizer rival Claggett Creek

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With 10 lead changes and two matches decided in overtime, Whiteaker Middle School narrowly edged Claggett Creek 45-41 on Thursday, Feb. 23. Wrestling under a spotlight and large crowd at McNary High School, Whiteaker seventh grader Aldo Villalvazo (195) got a pin in the first period to seal the […]

No field improvements for eclipse event

No field improvements for eclipse event

Funding, manpower shortage to blame

Eckert paces Celtics at GVC meet

Eckert paces Celtics at GVC meet

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary junior Sarah Eckert led the Celtics at the Greater Valley Conference Championships, finishing fifth in the 500-yard free in 5:42.21 and eighth in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.70. Swimming on Feb. 10-11 at the McMinnville Aquatic Center, Eckert also helped the McNary girls 200 free relay with Emily […]

Vincent wins district championship

Vincent wins district championship

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—When McNary sophomore Enrique Vincent’s knee swelled up early in the wrestling season, he didn’t know if he’d be able to recover in time to compete for a district championship. After finally getting cleared, Vincent ran twice a day, in the morning before school and then after practice, to […]

Farr signs with Linfield

Farr signs with Linfield

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Sam Farr only had to look 28 miles northwest to McMinnville to fulfill his goal of playing college football. The offensive lineman signed with Linfield College on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the McNary library. “It was definitely a goal of mine and has been ever since I […]

Reclaimed

Reclaimed

Artist upcycles materials into state pride

Whiteaker choir Cabaret a hot ticket

Whiteaker choir Cabaret a hot ticket

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Even in a bigger venue, Andy Thomas, choir director at Whiteaker Middle School, decided on two nights for the annual Cabaret show. And that decision has paid off as the first performance, Thursday, Feb. 23, has already sold out. “Parents like to come more than once,” Thomas said. “The […]

Eagle scout fixes trail blazed by father

Eagle scout fixes trail blazed by father

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Samuel Elder, a senior at McNary High School, recently completed the requirements to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. To become an Eagle Scout, a scout must complete a culminating project which involves planning, leading, and carrying out a service project that […]

Celtics prep for districts

Celtics prep for districts

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary went 2-6 in the Greater Valley Conference this season but head coach Jason Ebbs expects a stronger finish at the district meet on Feb. 17-18 at West Salem. The biggest reason is the Celtics are finally getting healthy. “We’re trying to slowly but surely put the puzzle pieces […]

Credit union robber escapes

Credit union robber escapes

Law enforcement officials are on the hunt for a bank robbers who hit the MAPS Credit Union branch in Keizer Wednesday, Feb. 15. The suspect who entered the credit union is believed to be a female with a dark complexion,  in her 20s to 30s with black hair. The suspect was wearing a pair of […]

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