Author: Lyndon Zaitz

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The Keizer Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Wicked Sweet, Keizer’s new bakery in Keizer Village, on Tuesday, July 21. Co-owner Michael Peters was joined by daughter Alyson and Chamber members for the ceremony.

Stronger together

Willow Lake Golf Center and Driving Range in Keizer hosted the Keizer Unity BBQ on Sunday, July 12. The public was invited to the event, organized by Heather and Rich Howard, owners of the Center, to discuss inclusivity, equality and bringing a positive change to society. The program, emceed by[Read More…]

Don’t shoot the messenger

Too many want to shoot the messenger, especially in times like these, with the coronavirus pandemic.  When reputable press outlets report on what is happening, some blame the media for fanning the flames of COVID-19 hysteria. It is not hysteria when you or a loved one has been diagnosed. Cases[Read More…]

America: A work in progress

The American experiment is 244 years old this year. The nation, created by uniting 13 very different colonies, was developed our Founding Fathers who borrowed from other governing systems in history—the Magna Carta, the Romans and the Greeks, to cite a few. After two and a half centuries, America is[Read More…]

The coronavirus is not gone

The coronavirus is not gone. The virus that causes COVID-19 has not been eradicated, it is still very much virulent in this country and around the world. New cases are being reporrted every day, even here in Oregon. It is vital to re-open and salvage our economy. States across the nation[Read More…]

Defunding cops is not a solution

The call across the United States for defunding municipal police departments comes after the killing of George Floyd at the knee of a city policeman in Minneapolis.   The resulting protests across the country have been accented by the call for total reform of policing in the United States, up[Read More…]

Don’t let them go hungry

COVID-19 has up-ended life as we know it. Many people have been out of work as their employers shut down at Gov. Kate Brown’s order. Those who were fortunate got their $1,200 federal stimulus check, or unemployment checks from the state.  Those who are less fortunate have to figure out[Read More…]

To the Class of 2020

Class of 2020, boy, did you get a raw deal. You did everything that was asked of you—attending class, partaking in extracurricular activities, following (for the most part) the rules. Now, when you should be walking across the dais with your classmates to accept your hard-earned diploma or recalling an[Read More…]

Protest but don’t destroy

Americans have a history of protesting. Lawfully protesting is a protectED right given to the people by the Constitution.  The current protests taking place in every corner of the country is nothing new. Protests against the Vietnam War changed the nation’s direction. Demonstrations in support of civil rights brought about[Read More…]

Keizer women on the fall ballot

Regardless of one’s political label, Keizerites should be excited that three local women will be on the general election ballot in November for key positions. All Republicans, one is running for federal office, one is running for a state-wide office and one is running for county commissioner. That is a slate[Read More…]