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Brian Baker

May 15, 2018 by Dean Prescott (Register to contact)

Brian Baker 1959- 1993. I was Brian's best friend before and after our High School years at McNary. The last time I talked to Brian was a couple of weeks before his death in Nebraska. He was living there with his mother until his passing. He died from complications from Kidney disease.
Best wishes to all my fellow McNaryians (Is that a word? :)

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McNary breaks ground on changes that will transform school forever  Keizertimes

An official groundbreaking ceremony was held at McNary High School on Friday, May 17, signaling the start of the 15-month construction period at the school ...



Construction starts on McNary High School expansion  KOIN.com

Salem-Keizer Public Schools said the bond-funded construction will help relieve the overcrowding at the school, increase safety and security, expand career ...



West Salem student newspaper class cut for 2019-20 school year  Salem Reporter

The Titan Spectator is losing a dedicated class period at West Salem High School because of teacher cuts due to reduced enrollment. The paper will be able to ...



McNary's upset attempt falls flat | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Ty Covalt hit a two-run blast in the top of the seventh for McNary, but it was too little, too late as the Celtics fell to West Linn 8-2 in the first round of the OSAA ...



MHS orchestra performs May 21 | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

The McNary Orchestra will host their annual McNary Area Orchestra Festival at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the McNary High School Gym. The festival will ...



Latino scholars honored | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

The Latino Action Committee continued its tradition of investing in McNary High School's Latino scholars earlier this month.



Ballots are out for Salem-Keizer school board. Here's who's running.  Salem Reporter

Need help with your school board ballot? We've got a quick guide to the candidates and our prior coverage.



Second in the state: McNary band soars  Keizertimes

The McNary band (wind ensemble) took second place with a final score of 321 at the OSAA State Band Competition on Saturday, May 11 at the LaSells Stewart ...



Mental health counselors first priority if Salem-Keizer gets extra schools funding  Salem Reporter

The education package Oregon legislators are considering would give Salem-Keizer schools about $34 million per year: nearly enough to hire one counselor ...



Seeking Latino representation, Oregon farmworker union throws muscle into Salem-Keizer school board races  Salem Reporter

Two years ago, PCUN organizers knocked on doors to try to get Latinos engaged in Salem-Keizer school board races. Now, the group's leaders are taking what ...



McNary cooks second to only one | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

The culinary team at McNary High School made up of Rebecca Hall, Dakota Smith, Madelyn Hurst and Isaac Mallery placed second at the Oregon Restaurant ...



Prom photos: See photo galleries from Salem, Mid-Willamette Valley proms  Statesman Journal

It's prom season at high schools across the Mid-Willamette Valley. Photographers fanned out to cover the springtime tradition and we've gathered all the photos ...



AGENDA: Salem-Keizer board to consider supplemental budget, Asian Pacific Heritage proclamation  Salem Reporter

The Salem-Keizer School Board meets 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the district's Support Services Center, 2575 Commercial St. S.E..



Salem-Keizer considers eminent domain to acquire church land next to McNary High  Statesman Journal

At a work session Tuesday, the Salem-Keizer School Board will read a resolution allowing the district to use eminent domain to acquire land next to McNary ...



'The Legend' Coach Anagnos: 1956 — 2019 | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Longtime Keizer coach, former First Citizen and all-around supporter of Keizer youth passes after a brief and intense battle with cancer.



Salem-Keizer board OKs use of eminent domain to acquire church land near McNary High  Statesman Journal

The Salem-Keizer School Board has unanimously approved using eminent domain to acquire St. Edward church land for McNary High School expansion.



Class of 2018: McNary High School  Statesman Journal

Graduation ceremonies were at 2 p.m. June 8 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion. Graduates: 444. Valedictorians: Matthew Albright, Kailey Doutt, Austin ...



Bracing for change | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

MHS campus will become 14-month construction site.



McNary set to introduce new Hall of Fame class  Keizertimes

The McNary High School Athletic Hall of Fame will he holding a ceremony on Friday, March 15 at the Keizer Civic Center to honor former great athletes that ...



Salem-Keizer Public Schools, church in land feud  KPTV.com

KEIZER, OR (KPTV) - Salem-Keizer Public Schools is trying to acquire a vacant piece of land near McNary High School for an expansion.



McNary High feeder schools: Here's what to expect if the Salem-Keizer bond passes  Statesman Journal

If the Salem-Keizer school bond passes this May, the money is expected to pay for these projects in the McNary High School feeder system.



St. Edward agrees to sell Salem-Keizer vacant land for $2.26 million, ending eminent domain case  Salem Reporter

District leaders said Thursday they'd reached an agreement to purchase the church's bare land adjacent to McNary High School, allowing them to begin ...



St. Edward leaders will fight eminent domain to take land for Salem-Keizer schools  Statesman Journal

St. Edward Catholic Church leaders say they will fight Salem-Keizer Public Schools' plan to use eminent domain to acquire parish land to expand McNary High ...



McNary's Walling, Barker living the life of top college football prospects  Statesman Journal

KEIZER – McNary football players Junior Walling and Erik Barker have a lot in common. They're both honors students, both about to enter their junior year in ...



Salem school officials invoke power to force church land sale  Salem Reporter

In Keizer, scarce land has put the growing St. Edward Catholic Church and overcrowded McNary High School at odds over a planned school expansion.



How proposed boundary changes could affect your Salem-Keizer school  Statesman Journal

On Jan. 15, the Salem-Keizer School Board will be presented with proposed boundary adjustments meant to help address overcrowding in the district.



St. Edward refuses $1.75 million land offer, vows to fight Salem-Keizer in court  Statesman Journal

After refusing an offer of $1.75 million to sell a 6-acre vacant lot to Salem-Keizer Public Schools, St. Edward Catholic Church is preparing to fight the district in ...



Salem-Keizer community 'not ready for integration' to reach equity in schools  Statesman Journal

Opponents of a new school boundary plan argue not enough is being done to address social, economic inequities segregating Salem-Keizer Public Schools.



Meet the Salem-Keizer School Board Zone 6 candidates: Here's where they stand  Statesman Journal

Get to know the candidates for Zone 6, and where they stand on the issues.



Oregon district seeking to expand high school says it will use eminent domain to acquire land from church  American School & University

Seeking to expand a high school campus, the Salem-Keizer (Ore.) district has decided to use eminent domain, if necessary, to acquire about six acres of land ...



McNary students battle district foes in shoe drive  Keizertimes

By MATT RAWLINGS. Of the Keizertimes. It can be easy for people to take things for granted in their life. The ability to afford quality shoes, for instance, ...



McNary honors Hall of Famers | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Mike Doherty, Lisa Blush, Shawn Kintner and the 2009 state champion baseball team were inducted into the McNary Hall of Fame.



Tradition-rich McNary looks to build on last season's success  Statesman Journal

KEIZER – As a three-year starter for the McNary football team, Josh Schmeltzer is well versed in the Celtics' rich football tradition. Outside the stadium press box ...



Salem-Keizer schools moves to acquire land near Auburn Elementary  Statesman Journal

Officials with Salem-Keizer Public Schools are working with Marion County to obtain about 4 acres of land for Auburn Elementary School additions.



Salem-Keizer seeks eminent domain over St. Edward land to begin McNary construction  Salem Reporter

The district is going to court to force the Keizer church to sell six acres of bare land after the church rejected a $1.75 million offer.



Salem-Keizer school report cards show mix of progress, declines and data gaps  Statesman Journal

The Oregon school district report cards show increases in some areas, declines in others and gaps in data compared to previous years.



Salem-area high school football standings after Oct. 5 games  Statesman Journal

Friday night football highlights: South Salem vs. West Salem. The South Salem vs. West Salem football game at West Salem High School on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.



Top sports news of 2018  Keizertimes

Conference titles for the McNary High School football and boys basketball squads highlight a banner sports year in the city of Keizer. McNary has spent the last ...



Heads of the class: Two McNary grads chart new paths in college  Keizertimes

McNary High School alums Samuel Hernandez and Crystal Llanos are both thriving at top colleges after overcoming numerous obstacles.



Judge denies St. Edward motion to toss Salem-Keizer eminent domain case  Salem Reporter

The school district's attorneys have asked the court to grant immediate possession of the land so permitting and design work for the McNary High School campus ...



Eminent domain defense might be breaking new ground  Keizertimes

By ERIC A. HOWALD. Of the Keizertimes. UPDATE: St. Edward Catholic Church has agreed to sell the land in question for $2.26 million. The district will take ...



McNary golf teams host first tournament | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Jackson Garro chips out of the rough and on to the green (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Both boys and girls golf teams at McNary High School hosted ...



Pastor finds brotherhood in mentoring | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Tim Davis has been the community pastor at Church on the Hill in Keizer for 12 years now. But back in 2015, Davis felt the need to expand his ministry.



Latino Club becomes ‘second family’ for students  Keizertimes

McNary High School's Latino Club has grown so quickly, and in such a variety of ways, that it's spun off a second club.



Keizer hoopers receive All-American recognition  Keizertimes

By MATT RAWLINGS Of the Keizertimes. The state of Oregon had 24 prep girls basketball players nominated for the 42nd McDonald's All-American game this ...



McNary senior’s service earns her Elks scholarship  Keizertimes

Abbie McKanzie's *service* to the community could take her all the way to Chicago as part of a scholarship program offered by the Elks Foundation.



Izzy Haselip returns to soccer after broken hip  KOIN.com

Coming back from an injury is never easy, but Izzy Haselip has done it more than once.



Football roundup: McNary and Silverton capture league championships  Statesman Journal

ALBANY — No. 7 Silverton earned a share of the Mid-Willamette Conference championship with a 17-14 victory on a rainy Friday night at No. 3 West Albany.



Class of 2017: McNary High School  Statesman Journal

Graduation ceremonies were at 5 p.m. June 9 at\u00a0Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion.



Crystal Apple Awards honor exceptional Salem-Keizer educators for 22nd year  Statesman Journal

Every year, SKEF honors educators and staff from Salem-Keizer Public Schools and surrounding areas at the Crystal Apple Awards.



Keizer Chamber director Danielle Bethell announces run for school board  Salem Reporter

With three children in Keizer public schools, Danielle Bethell said she's more in touch with the realities of the current classroom and wants to advocate for local ...



Heritage: McNary celebrates half a century  Statesman Journal

Why school wasn't named Keizer High School and how it almost was North Salem High School.



Police, school officials correct false rumors about reports of active shooter in Keizer  KATU

Salem-Keizer Public Schools and Keizer police worked to correct false rumors Thursday that a gunman was inside McNary High School.“People were spreading ...



Iconic play roars into Ken Collins auditorium  Keizertimes

By MATT RAWLINGS Of the Keizertimes Last year, the McNary High School theatre department put on a production of The Wizard of Oz for their annual winter ...



Keizer athletes planning trip to Dominican Republic  Keizertimes

McAvoy and 10 of his players will be heading to the Dominican Republic in partnership with SCORE International — which is a non-profit evangelistic ...



Keizer teen killed by train was a McNary student  Statesman Journal

The Keizer teenager who died after being struck by a train Friday night has been identified as Isaac James Garcia, according to officials.\u00a0.



Groundbreaking at North kicks off $70 million campus renovation to add new classrooms  Salem Reporter

Salem's oldest high school is the first in the district to undergo renovations as part of a $620 million voter-approved construction package spread over the next ...



Salem-Keizer school boundary changes in sight  KOIN.com

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) -- The latest in a series of public meetings is set for Tuesday evening as the Salem-Keizer Public Schools talk about changing boundaries in ...



A groundbreaking First Citizen  Keizertimes

By ERIC A. HOWALD. Of the Keizertimes. As Vickie Jackson accepted the title and award of Keizer's First Citizen at a banquet Saturday, Jan. 19, she called out ...



Five reasons McNary football will go deep into the playoffs  Statesman Journal

KEIZER – The Celtics have been a constant presence in the OSAA Class 6A state playoffs. McNary High School's football team wants more this season.



The top 10 Salem-area high school football prospects for 2018  Statesman Journal

The 2018 high school football season begins this Friday, and there are a number of college football prospects in the Mid-Valley. Some of these players already ...



Class of 2018: Photos from Salem-Keizer graduations  Statesman Journal

High school seniors from Salem-Keizer Public Schools are graduating this week. Check back for more photos each day this week.



Controversial scheduling among key changes this high school football season  Statesman Journal

The 2018 football season, which officially begins Monday with the start of summer practices, is one of many changes for the six Salem-Keizer teams.



Allen and Covalt sign to play at next level  Keizertimes

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 ...



The choice in Zone 6: Danielle Bethell | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Voters face a decision between two starkly different candidates when it comes to who will represent the Keizer on the Salem-Keizer School District board of ...



Fireworks tent raising money for high school band catches fire in Keizer  KATU

KEIZER, Ore. – A fireworks tent raising money for the McNary High School Band caught fire on Friday night, Keizer Police said.The tent was set up in the parking ...



Salem-Keizer seniors celebrated, elementary students inspired with Parade of Honor  Statesman Journal

Salem-Keizer seniors are honored at their elementary schools through the district's Parade of Honor, which also seeks to inspire younger students.



Schools improve security before kids return to class  KATU

Students all over Oregon and Southwest Washington will head back to school over the next few weeks and some will see new security measures in place thanks ...



Blazing a trail | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

McNary student Emely Medina talked with the city council about her experiences at the Career Technical Education Center. It's a latest in a series of student ...



Here's an opportunity to contribute your input on Salem-Keizer school boundary changes  Statesman Journal

Salem-Keizer Public Schools may need to adjust school boundaries as it prepares to spend $620 million in voter-approved bonds to alleviate overcrowding ...



Oregon student success panel wants more school days, mental health services  Statesman Journal

More school days and limited class sizes are two of the many preliminary policy recommendations released by a panel of Oregon lawmakers this week.



Eminent domain effort moves forward  Keizertimes

A resolution to acquire more than 6 acres of land from St. Edward Catholic Church passed by a 5-0 vote at Tuesday night's Salem-Keizer School Board meeting.



Salem students battle homelessness with unique ideas, fundraising  Statesman Journal

Over the last year, Salem students have been using unique ways to address homelessness in Marion and Polk counties.



Silverton's Willis voted SJ Athlete of the Week  Statesman Journal

As we head toward the finish line of the fall sports season, Mid-Valley high school athletes continue to excel as they pursue team and individual accolades.



Whiteaker choirs prep for annual cabaret bonanza  Keizertimes

By MATT RAWLINGS Of the Keizertimes. Ken Collins Theatre at McNary High School has been the host of numerous great local productions by students in the ...



KT on KMUZ: On-air with founders of the Latino Action Committee  Keizertimes

The Latino Action committee is planning to honor Latino scholars at McNary agin this year. Find out how to support the effort and the other actions the group has ...



McNary sweeps West Salem in dual meet  Keizertimes

By MATT RAWLINGS Of the Keizertimes. Early into the Mountain Valley Conference season, it's clear that the McNary High School swim team is a force to be ...



McNary a capella group Something Dangerous to compete at semifinals  Statesman Journal

McNary High School's a cappella group Something Dangerous will be competing in the International Championship of High School A Cappella Semi-finals at ...



2018 Crystal Apple awards recognize outstanding Salem-Keizer educators  Salem Reporter

Twelve Salem-Keizer educators, including teachers, principals and a custodian, were selected from among 61 nominated by parents, students and colleagues.



A Very McNary Holiday features potpourri of disciplines  Keizertimes

Of the Keizertimes. McNary High School theatre teacher Tom Cavanaugh is used to organizing shows around the holidays. But he's never done one like this ...



Graffiti threats spur extra security at Salem, Keizer high schools  kgw.com

Threats of a shooting at Salem's McKay High School had police and school officials scrambling in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday. It began around 3:30 a.m. ...



Key coaching connection helped West Salem's Simon Thompson in recruiting decision  Statesman Journal

West Salem's Simon Thompson had a number of college options to choose from, and like many players, his decision came down to the program where he would ...



Lapof vies to replace Ryan  Keizertimes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes. Shawn Lapof is taking the next step in public *service* with a campaign for the Keizer City Council. “A friend actually ...



Complaints, solutions abound at McNary community forum  Keizertimes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes. The Salem-Keizer School District (SKSD) is already planning how it might revamp the McNary High School campus in ...



Shop teacher served MHS students for 36 years  Keizertimes

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes. Doug Stuivenga joined the faculty at McNary High School 36 years ago because he wanted to serve. “I became a teacher ...



Isaac Parker named head coach of Bearcat football  willamette.edu

Isaac Parker '02, MAT'05 has been named Willamette's new head football coach. Since 2015, he has been offensive coordinator for Lewis & Clark University's ...



Whiteaker defeats Claggett, punches ticket to championship game  Keizertimes

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes. Whiteaker Middle School's varsity football team stuck with what got it here. Behind 243 rushing yards, the Wolverines ...



McNary teacher turns around band program  Statesman Journal

As a teen, McNary High School band director Jennifer Bell failed her first audition to study in the music department at the University of Oregon. "They didn't even ...



Ready to be (Capt.) Marvel-ed? | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Artwork by McNary High School senior Kianna Johnson. Follow her on Instagram: @oozean. Over the years there have been several Captain Marvels, but ...



McNary getting new scoreboard  Keizertimes

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes. McNary High School is finally getting that new scoreboard. After discussing a new board during the turf field project in ...



Celtics are coming  Keizertimes

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes. McNary High School's seventh annual Blue Day is Saturday, Aug. 18. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a pancake ...



New traffic flow may reduce impact on MHS neighbors  Keizertimes

As construction preparation begins, McNary administrators unveil their plans for getting people in and out of the school parking more quickly, and hope to draw ...



McNary's 'Big Three' leads Celtics to a top 10 ranking  Statesman Journal

Chandler Cavell, Lucas Garvey and Andrew Jones are McNary's only players back with varsity experience, but have turned into a force.



Ron Richards leaves a legacy of more than longevity from his tenure at McNary  Statesman Journal

Ron Richards is retiring after working as an athletic director for 17 years in the Salem-Keizer district.



Taylor's House offers a home for young people with nowhere else to go  Salem Reporter

With a chore board, beanbag chairs and a large kitchen table for meals, Salem's new shelter for homeless young people wants its residents to feel like a family.



From the Statesman Journal archives: A Salem ghost story  Statesman Journal

This story by Capi Lynn was originally published under the headline "A Favorite Haunt" in the Statesman Journal on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002. Lights flicker off ...



Salem-Keizer staff ordered to report all student sexual activity  kgw.com

Salem-Keizer teachers and staff were recently told that when they learn, or suspect, a student is sexually active, they must report it to law enforcement or state ...



Voters reapprove levy for Keizer Fire District allowing retention of second medic unit  Statesman Journal

The\u00a0levy makes up about 25 percent of the fire district's approximately $11 million budget for 2018.



Latino scholars earn more than spotlight  Keizertimes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes. Eighteen McNary High School seniors walked away from a banquet last week with an investment in their future.



Attorney general: Mandatory reporters don't need to report consensual teen sex  Statesman Journal

The Oregon attorney general released an opinion Tuesday saying mandatory reporters are not required to report consensual teen sexual activity.



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