Author: Lyndon Zaitz

Four-character play opens at KCC on April 15

The cast of Independence is, from left: Isabella Steele, Rebecca Rowland Hines (in chair), Abby Jones and Yelena King.   SUBMITTED PHOTO Independence, a four-character play, will be staged by Trill Performing Arts at Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s stage at the Keizer Cultural Center, opening Friday, April 15. The play, by[Read More…]

Rotary Club of Keizer raffle party nets $47,000 for projects

Marc and Donna Adams.John Goodyear and B.J. Toewe/Jane Lowery (left() and Alana Lang Neads represent sponsor Willamette Valley Bank.Those at sponsor Advantage Holdings’ table were, (from left) Amy Herradura Bauer, Tammy Black Day, Rick Day, Janelle Martinez and Cristian Martinez.Sponsor Joe Guerra, of State Farm Insurance (center) with his wife[Read More…]

Good dog—you are a graduate

Kristin Prentice, of Portland, with Bravo. ‘Thirty-two service dogs attended their graduation at an event on Saturday, March 19, at the Keizer Civic Center. Joys of Living Assistance Dogs (JLAD) held its first graduation in two years, handing diplomas to the recipients of the dogs. On Saturday evening, the conference[Read More…]

Rally can’t be stopped

The Reawaken America Tour, scheduled to be held at Volcanoes Stadium in early April has caused an uproar in some quarters of Keizer. An hour of this week’s city council meeting was taken up by citizens addressing either their support or opposition to the gathering. Scheduled to come to Keizer[Read More…]

Coburn hangs up the axe

Tim Coburn, one of the most recognizable faces of the Keizer Fire District is retiring after a 35-year career in firefighting. His last day is March 30. A Keizer native and a 1984 graduate of McNary High School, began his career as a volunteer with the district in August 1987.[Read More…]


Mayor Cathy Clark has been delivering her annual State of the City speech before various Keizer groups this month, culminating with an address before the Keizer Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 15.  The theme of her address was that though Keizer has faced challenges over the past year, the[Read More…]

Volunteers help clean up civic center grounds

Dozens of community volunteers heeded the call to help clean up the Keizer Civic Center grounds on Saturday, March 12. The cleanup, sponsored by the City of Keizer, was coordinated by the Claggett Creek Watershed Council and hosted by the Rotary Club of Keizer. Volunteers gathered trimmings from shrubs, trees[Read More…]

What happens in Ukraine should matter to all of us

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the largest military action in Europe since World War II. Though Kyiv is almost 6,000 miles from Oregon, what is happening there is a concern for what may come next. Pundits try to understand what Vladimir Putin’s goal is. He is concerned about NATO encroaching[Read More…]