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Closing Out 1968….

Posted by mcnary69 on December 4, 2018

This issue of The Piper is the next to the last issue of 1968, with the last issue to be published here and on our Facebook page (McNary Class of ’69) on December 20. 

1968 – What a year it was! MLK Jr. and RFK were assassinated; Tet and My Lai; the Smith and Carlos controversy at the Mexico Olympics … on the brighter side, also at that same Olympics, Beaman jumped the longest and OSU’s Fosbury flopped the highest … Cousteau shared his undersea world with us … we watched Earth rise over the moon with the Apollo 8 astronauts … and Corporal Ed Holcomb made it back from Vietnam in time for Christmas! You can read an interview with Ed in the next issue of The Piper.  

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November 1968…Counting Down to 1969!

Posted by mcnary69 on November 8, 2018

Randy Hledik just sent the next two issues of the McNary Piper and we can see the school year really heating up in terms of activities, awards, and sports events. 

Probably the most significant historical event of our High School years was the Vietnam War. Please take the time to read Vietnam Chronicles (starting in Issue 2which was written by Corporal Ed Holcomb while he was serving there, giving us a snapshot of what it was like to be in the middle of the fighting and what our troops endured.  Let us be grateful for him taking the time to share his experiences with us and let us also honor his service with our gratitude.  

Enjoy the November 8, 1968 issue of the Piper:





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Do You Remember October 14, 1968?

Posted by mcnary69 on October 14, 2018

Thanks again to McNary Piper Editor Randall (Randy) Hledik for saving all these issues from our Senior year.

Here is our next installment! Remember that you can right click on each page to save to your computer to read or print. Enjoy!!

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On This Day In McNary History….

Posted by mcnary69 on September 9, 2018

On September 9, 1968, as we were starting our Senior year, the first issue of the McNary Piper was published for that year.  

Thanks to Randall (Randy) Hledik, one of our classmates, and the Piper editor for that year, we have the opportunity to read each one of the issues for our last year at McNary!

Starting today, and for each corresponding issue date from 1968 and 1969, we will publish that issue of the Piper.  They are sure to evoke some memories and emotions as you look back and remember the happenings of our Senior year.  

If you Right click on each page, you can save it and then be able to enlarge and read all the text!

Please add your comments, thoughts, recollections, etc below this post.


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