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Lewis Melson, Captain, USN (ret.)

Lewis Melson, Captain, USN (ret.)

March 1, 1914 – June 1, 2014

Preserve instead of develop?

Preserve instead of develop?

To the Editor: The news about the Herber property (on Verda Lane between Chemawa and Dearborn) going to apartments ought to make Keizer residents pause a moment. Private use of private property for legal purposes always ought to be supported. In the case of “Cow Meadows,” perhaps it’s time once again for the community to […]

Cow pasture on Verda Lane

Cow pasture on Verda Lane

To the Editor: I just voted on the Keizertimes web poll.  My realistic vote is to extend Claggett Creek Park, Although        I would prefer it remain the way it is.  As a park, the homestead could be utilized as a museum, perhaps a wedding venue, such as Log House Garden on Windsor […]

Why not preserve Keizer history?

Why not preserve Keizer history?

To the Editor: The first 30 years of my life were spent in Keizer, until a job took me to Washington state. I still regularly visit family there and I am concerned about my hometown and what happens to it. With the exception of the inspired few who toil endlessly at the Keizer Heritage Museum, […]

Anything but boots on the ground

Anything but boots on the ground

To the Editor: Things are happening so fast in the Middle East right now and our options are so limited that it is difficult to see what the United States can and should do to protect its interests and the unfortunate people caught in the middle.  Too, the wrong actions on our part could very […]

An educational use for pasture?

An educational use for pasture?

In the 1980s we Americans were reminded by a national leader, then-House Speaker Tip O’Neill, that “All politics is local.”  A corollary of sorts to that fact is that personal opinion on local matters often trumps everything else on the advantages of selecting the right place to call “home.” As anyone can attest from the traffic increase, Keizer is evermore frequently called “home” these days.  And, like fellow […]

Conventional wisdom is neither

Conventional wisdom is neither

Two weeks have passed and wisdom still hasn’t arrived.  My parents’ generation has been called “The Greatest Generation.” Do you suppose wisdom enabled them to produce 30 years’ unparalleled expansion of middle class wealth and opportunity?  I can’t remember my parents being actively engaged in national or global politics, or being expected to.  Did they […]

Water minerals explained

Water minerals explained

In the May 30 issue of Keizertimes, Keizer resident Mary Copeland had a letter to the editor asking why her water “often has enough minerals in it to discolor clothing, leave residue on glasses and sometimes emit an unpleasant odor.” Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, was asked about the issue. In turn, Lawyer […]

“77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College” by Hailey Bondy

“77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College” by Hailey Bondy

“77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College” by Hailey Bondy c.2014, Zest Books $14.99 / $18.99 Canada 192 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Thirteen long years. Twenty-six semesters, four proms, countless teachers, and you’ve graduated high school but you’re still not done with school. Much as you wish you were, […]

2014 McNary Senior Awards winners

2014 McNary Senior Awards winners

Valedictorians and Salutatorians Valedictorians ……………………… Alyssa Andretta, Tristan Briggs, Katherine Brown, Dylan Bunten, Alexander Hunter, Alamjit Nagra, Hannah Raschko, Evan Rummerfield, Taylor Russell, Katie Stokes, Shelby Strout, Zachary Wehrli Salutatorians ……………………….. Catherine Clay, Samantha Hernandez, Eliana Voronko Business/Culinary/Industrial Arts Future Business Leaders of America Business Leadership Award ………………………. Wyatt Hoag Automotive Students of the Year …………………………… […]

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