Day: March 10, 2017

Made at McNary

Drama fest is written, directed and acted by students By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes For the first time, the McNary One Act Festival will feature a short film. Along with six student written, directed and acted plays, senior Ashton Thomas has turned APEX, a script by Braden Bedingfield intended for the stage, into a movie. “My passion is really filmmaking and (I thought) if I can find something that could easily be translated into the film world, then I would love to take on that challenge,” Thomas said. “Then when I read Braden’s script, it was great and...

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Girls showing they can wrestle, too

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary had just two girls in its wrestling program this season. The Celtics will soon have many more. Nine girls wrestled for Whiteaker Middle School. Four, Ella Repp, Destiny Rodriguez, Elana Torres and Kayly Montero even got into the varsity lineup. They joined the team for different reasons. Repp’s two brothers competed at McNary. Rodriguez’s father wrestled and she begged him to go to practice at Celtic Mat Club after watching her cousin wrestle. Hope Soichy’s uncle and cousins wrestled. Isabella Moore’s older brothers also wrestle, one at Whiteaker and another at McNary....

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11 days after an arrest on a slew of charges, a Keizer drug dealer was back on the street

A computer algorithm helped make the call By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At the time he was released a little before midnight on Feb. 27, a computer had decided Casey Miser was the least likely of about 350 male inmates at the Marion County Correctional Facility to reoffend. The computer got it wrong. Less than eight hours later, Miser, a 36-year-old Keizer man, was back in handcuffs on a slew of drug-related charges. “You do not end up with a specific one-for-one rotation where one inmate takes another inmate’s spot. It is more complex than that,” said...

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