Author: Lyndon Zaitz

One party rule

How one responds to the Republican state senators hightailing it out of the capital to deny a quorum during the debate and vote for the cap and trade bill likely depends on one’s ideological bent. The right cheered on the maneuver; the left disparaged the move. To deny ruling Democrats[Read More…]

School’s out! Or is it?

Some of the best learning is done when we don’t think we’re learning. Kids think that all education must cease for the summer—June through August is for fun and frolicking. Experienced parents know the truth. When a human is in their teenage years, every day is a time for learning[Read More…]

Pull the plug

The last of the meetings for stakeholders regarding the Keizer Revitalization Plan along Keizer’s main thoroughfare was held this week. The plan will provide a vision for revitalization of one of Keizer’s major commercial areas: River Road and Cherry Avenue. The plan, which will incorporate recommendations to the city council[Read More…]

Too many visitors?

There have been reports that some of the world’s important historical and tourist spots are being overwhelmed by visitors. The globe’s burgeoning middle class has discovered its wings and has joined First World tourists to cram such draws as Machu Picchu in Peru and Venice, Italy.  Machu Picchu, the ancient[Read More…]

A leader from start to finish

Another tree in the forest of Keizer leaders has fallen—Dennis Koho passed away this week. The former mayor and city councilor was still active until the day he died; he was preparing for a small role in a theatrical production this summer. Like most good leaders, Koho had many fans[Read More…]

To the Class of 2019

Whether you are graduating from college or high school, this time is yours.   You and your peers have grown up wanting for little. You’ve been told your whole life that you are special and a winner. Now is the time for you to prove those monikers to be rightly bestowed.[Read More…]

Celebrate a flower or a community?

We refuse to believe that KeizerFEST (born as the Keizer Iris Festival) has run its course. But we do think that its current home at Keizer Lions Club and Cherry Avenue is the best place for an event of this size. When the festival moved from Keizer Station to the[Read More…]

Nothing lasts forever

It is shock when we realize that something we hold dear is coming to an end. Think Game of Thrones, typewriters and landlines. “How can this be?” we ask ourselves. You may have loved whatever it is, but time marches on and waits for no man—nothing lasts forever. They say that[Read More…]

Liberty house earns Rotary support

Katelynn Kniffen, prevention coordinator for Liberty House accepts a donation from the Rotary Club of Keizer represented by Marc Adams and AJ Nash.   The Keizer Rotary Club Foundation recently awarded $2,250 to the Liberty House Child Abuse Assessment Center. Liberty House offers a safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment for children and their[Read More…]

Let your passion lead you

There seem to be two schools of thought on the role of schools in the lives of our children: some think that schools should do most of the raising of our kids; others think that education in school should be coupled with life education in the home. Contemporary education movements[Read More…]