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Support for Chet Patterson

Support for Chet Patterson

To the Editor: As a professional firefighter in Seattle I sometimes get the opportunity to throw my support behind a politician at the local or state level who would have an impact on issues that are important to me and the citizens of the city where I work. Never have I had the chance to […]

Support for Betty Hart

Support for Betty Hart

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Betty Hart as she runs for the Board of Director’s Position 5 on the Keizer FireDistrict board. I have known Betty personally and professionally for nearly 25 years.  I am pleased she has decided to be a candidate for the Board of Directors. Betty exhibits key […]

Support for Jim Taylor

Support for Jim Taylor

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Jim Taylor for the Keizer Fire Board.  I have not personally worked with any of the other candidates, but I have worked with Jim for more than 15 years in local, community projects and policy decisions that matter to all of us in Keizer.  As a […]

Ann (Vejlupek) Lossner

Ann (Vejlupek) Lossner

March 9, 1914 – April 18, 2015

Dean Nelson McLoud

Dean Nelson McLoud

October 27, 1953 – March 15, 2015

Mission is not accomplished

Mission is not accomplished

Not known for his intellect, George W. Bush was remarkable for his ability to make prophetic statements on at least one occasion. On May 1, 2003, after landing by small jet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and standing under a banner that read “Mission Accomplished,” then-President Bush heralded “the arrival of a new era.” He […]

Fire board candidate outlines goals

Fire board candidate outlines goals

To the Editor: When I retired from full-time employment I was determined to get involved again with the Keizer community. This led to my appointment to the Keizer Fire District Budget Committee and joining the Keizer Fire District Citizens’ Advisory Committee. Attending Budget Committee meetings and board of director meetings, as well as reading through […]

Support for Chet Patterson

Support for Chet Patterson

To the Editor: I support Chet Patterson for Position 3 of the Keizer Fire District Board of Directors. He and his family have been part of the community since 1978, and Chet has been part of Keizer “from the ground up.” He co-authored the feasibility study that led to the successful incorporation of Keizer in […]

Support for Jim Taylor

Support for Jim Taylor

To the Editor: I have served with Jim Taylor on the Keizer City Council and on many committees and task forces.  Over the years I have learned that Mr. Taylor always puts Keizer residents first, steps up to help when asked, and keeps an open mind to find creative ways to get the best bang […]

State should go slow on speed increase

State should go slow on speed increase

To the Editor: As the Oregon legislature races toward increasing speed limits (pun intended), they need to back off for a moment and think about the unintended consequences that will follow. How about this: Let’s talk about funding the Oregon State Police with the goal of hiring a few hundred troopers to regain the strength […]

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