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Ktimes editorial, story disrespectful

Ktimes editorial, story disrespectful

To the Editor: We have had the great honor to volunteer in Keizer for many years and are so very grateful to live in a city that supports and appreciates the people who give so much of their precious time and talents.  This is why we were so disappointed in Craig Murphy’s very negative and […]

Chamber forum flowed as planned

Chamber forum flowed as planned

To the Editor: Re:  Candidates deserved more,  editorial, April 17: I would ask Mr. Craig Murphy to read the information provided on our Chamber website.  Our calendar excerpt states:  The hour and half of networking, lunch table talk, and introductions is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Keizer Quality Suites located at […]

Candidate forum

Candidate forum

To the Editor: When invited to the Keizer Chamber’s “Meet the May Primary Election Candidates” presentation my invitation notified me that there would be “an hour and a half of networking, lunch table talk, and introductions.”   I appreciate that Mr. Craig Murphy of the Keizertimes believed that candidates deserved more time to speak, but the […]

Fore! Lady Celts return to links after taking district title

Fore! Lady Celts return to links  after taking district title

By DEE MOORE For the Keizertimes The four young women on the McNary High School girls golf team have one thing in common; they learned the game from their fathers. Each one began playing in middle school, spending time on the links with their dads, learning the basics. Senior Felicia Elmore learned the game from […]

Vote for Betty Hart

Vote for Betty Hart

The election of citizens to the Keizer Fire Board does not raise much attention. This is a shame because the decisions made by the board affects life and property in Keizer. I believe it is important to elect knowledgeable people to those positions. This is the reason why I am supporting Betty Hart to the […]

Vote for Jim Taylor

Vote for Jim Taylor

The City of Keizer is fortunate to have a number of respected and qualified candidates running for the Keizer Fire District board of directors. However, none have the background and experience of Jim Taylor and I am pleased to endorse his candidacy. Mr. Taylor has been a member of the Keizer community his entire life, […]

Keizer Rapids concerts

Keizer Rapids concerts

I don’t think it is right that they are making a for-profit operation out of the concerts at Keizer Rotary Amphitheater. It was always non-profit for the people of the community, put on by band members of the community. Now they are going to make everybody pay and as usual only the folks that can […]

Following the trail of the phone menu

Following the trail of the phone menu

A Box of Soap By Don Vowell As an illustration of the time I invest in research for these rants, I called the office of this newspaper during normal business hours. They answered the phone. Hallelujah. My gratitude is out of proportion because I had just finished a call to the office of a large […]

Saving water? It’s really not that difficult

Saving water? It’s really not that difficult

By Gene H. McIntyre The classic Two Years before the Mast tells the story of Bostonian Richard H. Dana’s experience as a common seaman aboard an American sailing ship that rounded Cape Horn to Mexico’s California in the 1830s with return by ship to Massachusetts. Six years before the Desert relates the adventures of this […]

Colleen Busch for transit

Colleen Busch for transit

To the Editor: I support Colleen Busch, for Salem Keizer Transit District, Position #2. What a great opportunity to jump on board the Colleen Busch for Salem Keizer Transit District campaign. She knows a great deal about families and their needs, since she and her husband Bob Busch have raised a large and loving family […]

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