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Ruby Brock

Ruby Brock Ruby Brock was born on February 15, 1924 in Forest City, Iowa to Bertha and Rudolph Strand. Her family immigrated to the United States from Norway. She grew up in Iowa and Minnesota during the Depression and enjoyed the closeness she felt in those small, rural communities. Ruby[Read More…]

CTE Showcase slated at McNary

McNary High School will be hosting their first ever Career and Technical Education (CTE) Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 26 starting at 7:30 a.m. The showcase will be geared towards members of Keizer Rotary as well as the Keizer Chamber of Commerce with the goal of showing some of the high-quality[Read More…]

Celts wrestlers battle at district meet

McNary’s Ivan Vallejo (blue singlet) tries to bring his opponent to the mat in the first round of the 145-pound bracket. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) The McNary wrestling team had 24 kids compete in the Mountain Valley Conference District Meet last weekend (Friday, Feb. 15 and Sat. Feb. 16) at Sprague High School.[Read More…]

McNary exacts revenge against Sprague

The McNary boys basketball team has gone through some ups and downs over the last couple weeks.  After getting an upset victory over South Salem Jan. 31, the Celtics suffered their first two home losses of the season against West Salem and Summit. But on Friday, Feb. 15, McNary was able[Read More…]

Athlete of the Week

BOSTON SMITH: Senior at McNary High School The 6’7’ post had 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting and led McNary to a 60-46 victory over Sprague on Friday, Feb. 15. WHAT HIS COACH SAYS: “He’s just such a presence on the inside. He did a really good job of sealing off[Read More…]

McNary bowlers qualify for state

McNary bowler Cassidy Steckman prepares to send a ball down the lane at practice earlier this month. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Before the winter started, the McNary girls bowling team wasn’t sure they would be able to field a squad this season.  “The girls have had some trials and tribulations this year[Read More…]

Graneto returns to McNary

Jordan Graneto has spent a lot of time in the gym at McNary High School over the course of his life. As a former Celtic player, Graneto led McNary to back-to-back Greater Valley Conference Championships back in 2008 and 2009.  In 2016, Graneto came back to the McNary program to[Read More…]

Celts get much needed win over Sprague

Annie Leigh Besa looks to score after receiving the ball in the post. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) McNary forward Rebekah Grimmer drives by her defender on the baseline in McNary’s 51-28 victory over Sprague. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) The McNary girls basketball team came into their contest with Sprague in desperate need of a[Read More…]

Help shape public policy on alcohol consumption

Marion County Health and Human Services is looking to redefine local norms when it comes to alcohol consumption. Two public input sessions are set for next week. (File) A nearly year-long effort by the Marion County Health and Human Service Department (HHS) is reaching its next phase with two opportunities for[Read More…]