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Eight hands, two shovels, one pool

Eight hands, two shovels, one pool

By LYNDON ZAITZ When the Zaitz family moved from Keizer to the Los Angeles area in early 1973 it moved into a house in Redondo Beach; it had partial views of downtown LA and if you craned your neck just right you could see the ocean. It sat on a corner in a nice, quiet […]

Future big Keizer projects

Future big Keizer projects

The community build project is completed, a little later than hoped for, but the new big playground at Keizer Rapids Park will officially be open to the public on Saturday, June 20. All the volunteers who helped with the construction and those who donated money and materials can look upon their work and pat themselves […]

Kudos to Caillier

Kudos to Caillier

As you read this the big playground project at Keizer Rapids Park will be nearing, or already, completed. You and your children will be able to enjoy all of its elements throughout the summer. This was truly a community build, thousands of man hours from volunteers is making the vision of William Stitt come to […]

To the class of 2015

To the class of 2015

Some say if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life. Some say there is no substitute for hard work and passion. There have been many wise words spoken at graduation ceremonies for hundreds of years. What words of advice would work best on you, member of the class of […]

Manage the future of Keizer

Manage the future of Keizer

We’ve written many times in this space that those who plan for the future control the future. Though time is a constant and doesn’t really speed up or slow down, events and opportunities can make it seem that time is in the fast lane. It is inevitable that a serious discussion of an expansion of […]

Keizer’s best foot

Keizer’s best foot

Keizer is celebrating all weekend long as Early Risers, the 2015 Iris Festival, kicks into gear with a variety of events and activities to please every family and every budget. Saturday morning the Valley Credit Service Iris Parade gets started at 10:30 a.m. at Lockhaven Drive and River Road. Parade entries will include a mix […]

Endorsements

Endorsements

It is not the norm to have contested election races in Keizer. Voters in Keizer are faced with more than one candidate for several offices in the May 19 election—and that’s a good thing. Of the six races only two are uncontested. In one race there is an embarassement of riches—Keizer Fire District Board, Position […]

Tomorrow’s volunteers

Tomorrow’s volunteers

Pride, spirit and volunteerism. It is the Keizer city motto and it is in evidence every day in our community. The mayor, the city council, all of the city’s boards, commissions and task forces are manned by residents volunteering their time forwarding proposals and advice to the council. Those volunteers are important to the operation […]

Don’t legalize discrimination

Don’t legalize discrimination

The to do about Indiana’s Gov. Mike Pence signing into law that state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is well placed by those who will boycott the Hoosier state for what they call legalized discrimination. The act says the government cannot burden a person’s ability to follow their religious beliefs, unless it can prove a compelling […]

Three men changing education

Three men changing education

If Chuck Lee and John Honey get students as excited about the Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) as adults, the facility will surpass all expectations. The Career Technical Education Center—long a dream of the Salem-Keizer School District—is scheduled to open this fall on Portland Road. Budget cuts of more than $120 million a few years […]

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