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Measles case confirmed in Marion County

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has confirmed a case of measles in a resident of Marion County. The case is linked to a traveler who recently visited Marion County. Marion County health officials were monitoring an additional suspect case with lab tests pending at press time Wednesday, March 13. The[Read More…]

McNary musicians clean up at OMEA district competition

McNary High School’s Kacey Whitfield took first place in the French horn competition at the district level. (Submitted) The Oregon Music Education Association District 4 2019 Solo and Ensemble Contest was held at McNary High School on Saturday, March 9. Band, orchestra and choir students from all Salem area high schools competed,[Read More…]

Keizer cook-off

Fourth and fifth grade students from around the Salem-Keizer School District duked it out in the kitchen at McNary High School Friday, March 8.  More than 50 students submitted recipes to the competition. Sixteen were selected and 15 competed in the competition assisted by McNary High School students in the[Read More…]

Salem area employment holds steady

The Salem metropolitan statistical area’s (MSA) unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in January, essentially unchanged from its revised December rate of 4.5 percent. Oregon’s statewide unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in January, matching its revised rate in December of 4.3 percent. Salem’s January employment declines were smaller than normal. Salem[Read More…]

Lady Celts aim for conference crown

Courtney Robers takes a hack at a ball in a game last season. Roberts is expected to be the starting catcher for McNary. (File) Last Season: 17-9, (11-5 Greater Valley Conference). Lost to Franklin in the first round of the playoffs. The McNary softball program has been one of the[Read More…]

McNary brings youth movement to the track

Dyami Rios runs the anchor of the 4 x 100 relay. (File) After a disappointing 2018 season where they were only able to send one athlete to the state meet, the McNary track and field program hopes to bounce back in 2019 with a fairly young crew across the board[Read More…]

Allen and Covalt sign to play at next level

Ty Covalt (left) and David Allen (right) shake hands after signing to play baseball in college at a ceremony at McNary High School on Feb. 6. Covalt will play at Umpqua Community College while Allen witll compete at Pacific University. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Less than 8 percent of athletes that played[Read More…]

McNary hoping for bounce-back season

Returning first-team all-leaguer Jacob Jackson will be relied upon to carry the McNary offense this season. The senior hit .395 last year with 16 extra-base hits and 26 runs scored. (File) Last season: 12-15, 8-8 Greater Valley Conference (lost to Centennial in the state qualifier) Although there are some question[Read More…]

McNary golf teams return solid core

McNary’s Joel Dutcher hopes to contend for a district title in his junior season as the leader of the McNary boys golf team. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Coming into the 2019 season, both McNary’s girls and boys golf teams find themselves in similar situations. For the girls squad, the loss of senior[Read More…]

McNary tennis programs going through transitions

McNary’s Avery Haymowicz will one of be the top singles players for the McNary girls tennis team this season. (File) McNary girls tennis coach Sean Smith is taking over a program that has gone through a lot of transition over the last few seasons. Smith is inheriting a program that[Read More…]