Author: Lyndon Zaitz

Proud to be 40 years old

Over the past 75 years Keizer has had two newspapers. The first, the Keizer News, was founded in 1948 and operated until 1969. Keizer went without its own community newspaper for 10 years until John Ettinger established the Keizertimes (we don’t know the origin of the unique spelling) in 1979. We[Read More…]

Girl’s Night

The team from Willamette Valley Bank (from left) Bailey Payne, Crystal Tyndall, Rebecca Downes, Jane Lowery, Mandi Stephens, Kennedy Traeger, Shannon Shore and Kourtnee Butler.  The Keizer Network of Women (KNOW), a Keizer Chamber of Commerce group, held its annual Percey Presents fund raising event on Thursday, Sept. 19, at[Read More…]

It goes by fast

The reunion organizing committee. Graduates of the McNary High School Class of 1969 gathered for a weekend of celebration and memories Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13 to Sept. 15. The reunion’s highlight was a dinner held at Scenic Valley Vineyard, north of Keizer. Co-chairs Bruce Chapin and Sandy Febach Armstrong[Read More…]

Educators honored

The Keizer Chamber of Commerce held its annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, Aug. 26, at Log House Gardens.Nearly 40 teachers from Keizer-area schools were treated to lunch sponsored by NW Natural. School Superintendent Christy Perry spoke about the new school year and highlighted construction at McNary High School and[Read More…]

Intimidating the press

Officials in Malheur County in eastern Oregon had asked Sheriff Brian Wolfe to assess whether the Malheur Enterprise weekly newspaper had engaged in criminal conduct in its reporting involving the director of the county’s economic development department. County Counsel Stephanie Williams confirmed that she contacted Wolfe with allegations about emails and[Read More…]

One is silver, one is gold

They say nostalgia is what it used to be; I’m sorry, but nostaglia hasn’t changed one wit in milienia. I often think of time, as in years or eras. Living in my sixth decade, I can remember easily what came 50 years before. The world has changed by leaps and[Read More…]

There is no single solution

After a mass shooting there are the inevitable calls for stricter gun control laws or the banning of assault weapons. Some say that such demands are made for political gain. Still others say that the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting is no time to talk politics, but to mourn,[Read More…]

Egregious budget deal

“A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money. “ That’s a quote attributed to long-ago U.S. Senator Everett Dirksen (which he probably never said). The quote—real or not—was about the federal budget in the 1960s. Back then a budget deficit of $5 billion would[Read More…]