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McNary falls flat in playoff opener

Noah Hudkins Once you enter the postseason, it’s crucial to bring your A-game, especially when playing on the road. It was clear that McNary didn’t do that on Thursday, Feb. 28. The 48 points that the Celtics scored was their second lowest output of the season as they fell to[Read More…]

Teacher turns passion into after school club

Jennedy Garcia Cortez practices kicks in an after school jiu-jitsu program at Weddle Elementary School. Eduardo Rodriguez developed a passion for Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he was a student at Western Oregon University in 2010. Nearly a decade later, he has gotten the chance to share that passion with a group of[Read More…]

Poetry Out Loud finals in Salem Saturday

Nine Oregon teens will duke it out in poetry performance on the stage of Salem Public Library’s Loucks Auditorium Saturday, March 9. Students perform classic and new poetry written by others in an effort to become the new state champion. Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford will be a special presenter[Read More…]

Avenue Q headed to Salem

Enlightened Theatrics’ 2019 Season opens with the multi-Tony award winning musical, Avenue Q at Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre on Friday, March 22. The bold and upbeat musical tackles tough subjects like racism, unemployment, homosexuality, homelessness, and love through catchy tunes and larger than life characters. The production also has adult[Read More…]

No Adults Allowed: Fun (and weird) facts about Oregon

• Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States (Klamath County). • Mill End Park is the world’s smallest park (Portland). • Oregon residents own a 25% of the United States ‘ total llama population. • The official state nut is a hazelnut. Oregon is the only state[Read More…]

Vortex is Oregon at its strangest

A historical photo of the House of Mystery at the Oregon Vortex in Gold Hill, Ore. Balls don’t roll up hill, it’s a basic law of gravity, but there’s a tiny place in southern Oregon that’s breaking the rules. While it’s widely debated whether or not the Oregon Vortex is[Read More…]

City Hall clean-up March 16

At least 100 volunteers are needed to help clean up around the Keizer Civic Center Saturday, March 16. Each year, the Rotary Club of Keizer and Claggett Creek Watershed Council host a morning of work ranging from picking up trimmings from trees, shrubs and grasses to removing weeds and more.[Read More…]