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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 …………………………… […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council

Agenda for Keizer City Council

Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

Richard Francis Major

Richard Francis Major

Jan. 24, 1940 – June 8, 2014

Maurice “Morris” Janes

Maurice “Morris” Janes

Dec. 13, 1921 – May 31, 2014

Community colleges’ lost mission

Community colleges’ lost mission

By Gene McIntyre There are public education entities that have proven themselves tried and true over the years of Oregon’s statehood, getting underway well over a century ago in 1859.  First and foremost, it has been and remains fundamentally important that our children learn how to read, write and work numbers and the public elementary school, usually grades […]

The hero and the bad guys

The hero and the bad guys

By SUSAN ESTRICH Last week, Bowe Bergdahl was a hero, and the five members of the Taliban being freed in exchange for him were the worst of the worst. By the end of the week, it seemed that neither is actually true. The parade in Bergdahl’s Idaho hometown was canceled. Four of the five aren’t […]

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