Author: Lyndon Zaitz

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…]

Proposed leave bill too onerous

To the victor go the spoils, but sometimes the victors grab too much. The proposed paid family and medical leave bills is a dagger to the heart of business. House Bill 3140 mandates employers pay up to 32 weeks of family and medical leave each year; employees would be eligible after only[Read More…]

How does one make billions of dollars?

A neighbor asked me the other day how he could become independently wealthy. Heck, if I knew that I would become independently weathly myself. Independently wealthy means one earns it on their own from the very first dollar. An old phrase said that if you built a better mousetrap, the world[Read More…]

Preserve the Keizer Way

Whether anyone likes it or not, Keizer is growing. Our city’s growth is expected to continue on an upward path for the forseeable future. That’s what happens when you are successful. Through both planning and happenstance Keizer is one of the most desirable addresses one can have in the mid-Willamette[Read More…]

UGB: What do the farmers say?

The desire to expand Keizer’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) has captured the imagination of civic leaders and developers alike. Setting aside questions of the cost of infrastructure needed to turn land north of Keizer into residential neighborhoods or industrial/office parks, who is speaking for Marion County’s rich agricultural land?  Some of[Read More…]

Tap brakes on legislative agenda

History has taught that one party rule rarely works out well for the governed. Books are filled with stories about societies that have suffered under rule by one party or ideology. However, that flies in the face of the adage, “To the victor go the spoils.” The Democrats control Oregon’s governorship[Read More…]