Category: Letters

He left the world a better place

To the Editor: Our Keizer and Salem communities lost a wonderful gentleman on Easter Sunday, April 1. John Jenkins died peacefully at his home in Keizer at age 94, with his wife Regina at his side. John and Regina met and...

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ISIS getting foothold in Sahel

To the Editor: There is talk about ISIS making a comeback in Syria, and President Trump’s talk of simply walking away from the place certainly doesn’t help matters; but, a case can be made that it’s in the African Sahel that the...

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Go kids, go

To the Editor: We have to support the kids. They are eloquent in their speeches, their signs and slogans, and their tenacity. The Second Amendment is not at fault, but things change after 231 years or so. Our Founding Fathers...

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Go kids, go

To the Editor: We have to support the kids. They are eloquent in their speeches, their signs and slogans, and their tenacity. The Second Amendment is not at fault, but things change after 231 years or so. Our Founding Fathers...

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Road salt

To the Editor: Before the state Department of Transportation and Oregon cities and communities commit to the use or increased salt as a de-icing agent they should all consider the recently released results of studies on the use...

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Don Vowell to be missed

To the Editor: I am sorry to have read of the passing of Don Vowell. Over many years I have ‘consumed’ many of his Boxes of Soap. His thoughts and columns will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends. Bob Mitchell...

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Keizer comes through again

To the Editor: Dear Keizer: Keizer Network of Women (KNOW) helped feed and clothe 387 children this year, all made possible with your donations, your shopping skills, and especially your time. It is heart-warming to know these...

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District should pay for Newberg

To the Editor: On Oct. 12, I attended a meeting at McNary High School regarding parking and traffic issues on Newberg Drive. The meeting was hosted by McNary Principal Erik Jespersen and Salem Keizer Public Schools Chief...

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Three branches of government

To the Editor: I have spent most of my long life in Oregon but I was born in England. Before I could become a U. S. citizen I had to learn about the American system of government. Three branches: Legislative, Executive and...

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A representative for all?

To the Editor: Seriously?  Our state representative, Bill Post, is back on the air and this time on the crazy station—opening act for the likes of Hair Club model Sean Hannity and Alex Jones. I get it; I understand the allure of...

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