Author Archive

City staff lays out potential funding levels, service improvements

City staff lays out potential funding levels, service improvements

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board got a better look at what different fee levels would provide as far as benefits at a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9. The parks board is in the process of composing a survey to ask residents about their support for […]

Burke back from injury

Burke back from injury

By TIM HAYS For the Keizertimes Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., Jeff Burke has been on the rough side of losing, though has also seen the bright side of patience. Out of high school, Burke, a right handed pitcher, attended Boston College. With an opportunity to play from day one, it really was a no brainer […]

Council outlines remedies for McNary parking overflow

Council outlines remedies for McNary parking overflow

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council outlined three options for neighbors to the west of McNary High School to consider regarding mitigating traffic through their neighborhood during the academic year. In April, Charles Anderson, a resident of Newberg Drive, presented a petition to the city council signed by 20 neighbors […]

Mangan at home in Cummings

Mangan at home in Cummings

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes From school bus driver to PE teacher to administration, Cummings Elementary’s new principal, Martina Mangan, has done it all. “I bring a good understanding for every employee in the district and where everybody is,” she said. “I have a very high respect for people at all levels of the […]

Small gains, big sacrifices

Small gains, big sacrifices

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As Keizer’s parks and facilities supervisor, one of Robert Johnson’s most rewarding jobs is planting a tree. “I can plant one and, in seven or eight years, drive by and there is a family having a picnic in its shade,” Johnson said. However, that one tree can command […]

Politics is an Olympian endeavor

Politics is an Olympian endeavor

By E.J. DIONNE JR. Simone Manuel, Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles will not be eligible to run for president until 2032, although Michael Phelps hits 35 years old in 2020. After watching these Olympians display so many traits we admire—persistence, discipline, grace, goal orientation, resilience, and inner strength—perhaps we should consider drafting one of them […]

Will drama win the debates?

Will drama win the debates?

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS The first of three presidential debates won’t happen until Sept. 26. Nearly six weeks beforehand, I safely can make these predictions: Hillary Clinton will show up for all three, as her campaign announced this week. Donald Trump will show up, at least to most of them. He told Time, “I will […]

Earning millions while others suffer

Earning millions while others suffer

Review the particulars of just one Oregon professional team of sixteen players, the Portland Trail Blazers.  They will take part in 82 games during regular season play between October and sometime in April, or about a half year’s work time, unless they win enough games to enter the playoffs, which end in 2017 with an NBA championship, a status the […]

I’m with her

I’m with her

I’m with her.  Many are willing to define Hillary Clinton as lying, untrustworthy, criminal, etc. Much mud has been slung. Little has stuck. The most common lament is that we must choose the lesser of two evils in this presidential election.  It’s no contest.  Hillary Clinton is indeed a politician, adjusting her positions as needed […]

Councilor eyes a dedicated zip code

Councilor eyes a dedicated zip code

To the Editor: Regarding: 97303: Keizer or Salem? Councilor eyes dedicated ZIP code (Keizertimes, Aug. 5): Really? I mean, really?  Who are the “we” in Councilor Marlene Parsons statement that “we want Keizer to have its own ZIP code?” Why is she making this non-issue an issue? Doesn’t Councilor Parsons have something better and more […]

ADVERTISEMENT

Copyright (c) 2010 Keizertimes / Wheatland Publishing. Created by Born Invincible Design.