Archive for the Category ‘Opinions’

Keizer power plant

Keizer power plant

To the Editor: I’d like to offer an observation on the proposed power plant.  I think this is an excellent climax to Mayor Lore Christopher’s long career. I go back to an article I read many years ago about the Washington Public Power Supply (WPPS) where, due to a typo, the ‘l’ was omitted from […]

Founders wanted citizen reps

Founders wanted citizen reps

By PHIL GERSTNER I greatly enjoy reading the Keizertimes each week. The paper is the best source for local coverage of the issues that matter most to the citizens of Keizer. I do have one suggestion for improvement. Please fold in a blood pressure pill when you run columns by Gene McIntyre. I have the […]

Politics of a toy

Politics of a toy

One person’s idea can excite many others and grow into a full-fledged civic project. After Keizer resident William Stitt laid out his idea for a big toy playground at Keizer Rapids Park, the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board quickly adopted the idea in early 2013. Stitt cited other big toy playgrounds in the region […]

Extra activities mean better GPAs

Extra activities mean better GPAs

There is nothing but good news that came out of a recent Oregon School Acitivities Association report that showed that every McNary High School winter sports team carried an average grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. The varsity boys basketball team ranked first statewide in the 6A classification with an average 3.63 grade […]

Support of Herrera for city council

Support of Herrera for city council

To the Editor: Roland Herrera has announced he is running for the Keizer City Council this coming November. He has been a friend of mine for a long time and will represent the people that have been forgotten. Roland has a wonderful work ethic and a passion for Keizer. He currently serves on three boards—Mano […]

Thank you to bowl team supporters

Thank you to bowl team supporters

To the Editor: The McNary High School girls and boys bowling teams would like to thank Don Lebold, owner of Town & Country Lanes, for all his continued support of the school’s bowling teams. Especially for help to grow the sport of bowling. A huge thank you to the McNary High Booster Club for purchasing […]

Trading $1M a year for $174,000

Trading $1M a year for $174,000

Sadness and disappointment, those were the emotions felt after reading a front-page article on political candidate Monica Wehby, M.D. that Jeff Mapes wrote and The Oregonian published in its March 1 edition.  Wehby, Mapes writes, is a Portland-based Republican who seeks to be the GOP’s candidate to run against U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, the presumptive Democratic candidate, seeking to serve a second term. I’m sad and disappointed that another, currently among many medical doctors […]

Want change? Start in our high school

Want change? Start in our high school

By ERIC A. HOWALD It’s a sad comment on the state of our world when two teens in our community stand accused of a murder and my first thought is, “At least they didn’t open fire at one of the schools.” In nearly eight years of operating in and around McNary High School as part […]

Award winner thanks community

Award winner thanks community

To the Editor: I would like to thank the many friends who have sent me messages of congratulations on the First Citizen Award.  My wife, Sue, and I moved to Keizer in 1979; this has been a wonderful community to raise a family and operate a business. There are literally hundreds of people who volunteer […]

Manager, attorney tell it like it is

Manager, attorney tell it like it is

To the Editor: This past week I attended the city council meeting to find out more about a resolution to have a settlement agreement about the Rawlins’ property at Keizer Station.  I also wanted to publicly thank City Manager Chris Eppley and City Attorney Shannon Johnson for going before a state legislative committee that was […]

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