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Facts don't match Johnson's accusations

Editor: Regarding the mailer I read from Kerry Johnson, running against Sherrie Sprenger for Linn County Commissioner: I’m tired of hateful, deceitful politics. I wish people running for office would tell me what they are going to do for us, not sp... Full story

 

Coleman would be strong voice

Editor: I have known Susan Coleman for a long time and am excited that she is running for state representative. She has an uncanny ability to view issues in a long-range manner and makes decisions accordingly. I am impressed with her leadership...

 

Remember local nurses this week

Editor: Each May, health care organizations across the nation recognize and celebrate the exemplary efforts of nurses and other health care professionals by commemorating both National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. This year’s recognition...

 

Former Sheriff supports Johnson

Editor: I am Art Martinak, former Sheriff of Linn County, and I am supporting Kerry Johnson for Linn County commissioner. A lot has changed since I was your Sheriff, but one thing has not. Linn County government is our local government and it...

 

LBCC president backing Sprenger

Editor: When I moved to Albany over a decade ago, Sherrie Sprenger was one of the first people I met. It didn’t take me long to see that here was a person who loved her community and was working hard to make it even better. Sherrie has been a...

 

Johnson offers real-life experience

Editor: Linn residents will soon get a chance to cast votes for individuals seeking to serve in public office. It’s easy to get excited about presidential elections, but clearly, it is the people we elect to local positions that have the biggest...

 

New City Hall was needed investment

Editor: I feel Mr. Scott Walker’s letter (April 22) was unfortunately stated as if the City Council and supervisors over the operations of the City of Sweet Home are carelessly overspending funds without concern for costs. The costs of operation...

 

Coleman dedicated, experienced

Editor: It is with confidence I support Susan Coleman for state representative. I’ve known Susan for several years and have always admired her leadership, personable qualities and dedication to her community. Because she has worked at the Capitol...

 

Time to reel in public spending

Editor: City of Sweet Home may have to look at layoffs, due to overspending, and find other ways to cut spending to avoid job loss I am concerned about the City of Sweet Home, as they have been on an uncontrollable spending spree. Have you seen your...

 

Meat markets ideal for spread of virus

Editor: Humans are cutting down forests, wiping out all other life forms habitats on a massive scale.  Eighty percent of earth’s land animals and plants live in forests. Cutting them down brings us into contact with disease-carrying species. And...

 

Richards will stand for rural way of life

Editor: By this letter I support and endorse Dylan Richards as a Republican Candidate for Oregon’s House District 17. I have known Dylan for many years as a sincere person of high integrity and honesty. Since a young age, Dylan has been excited...

 

Sprenger best for County Commission

Editor: I would like to express how much we appreciate and think of Sherrie Sprenger. This lady has done so much for Oregon and her representation of our state and our county. She always has her constituents in mind and works tirelessly for us. Her...

 

Sprenger always available, listening

Editor: I am writing in support of Sherrie Sprenger for Linn County Commissioner. It has been my pleasure to know Sherrie for 15 years, first as the chairperson of the Lebanon Community School Board and then as my state representative. During these...

 

Coleman a tireless community servant

Editor: Please join me in voting for Susan Coleman in the upcoming election for State Representative for the 17th district. Over the past few years, Susan has reached out to many residents to hear their concerns and offer creative solutions. Susan...

 

Testing, protection are paramount

Editor: We will not be successful at stopping COVID-19 without doing two things. Testing everyone and providing personal protective equipment for all people. There are many people with no symptoms at all that have this virus and can spread it for two...

 

Cap-and-Trade bill a Californiazation

Editor: Wake up, people! This Cap-and-Trade house bill is nothing but another Spotted Owl lie to stop any of the rural areas from living the way they are accustomed. Salem and its political animals managed to kill the logging industry as we knew it,...

 

Gun owners need to zero in on Salem

 Editor: Oregon’s Legislative Session began Monday, Feb. 3, and ends in 30 days. Citizens: Pay attention, get involved. Oregon anti-gunners have three bills to restrict Second Amendment rights. First up: Senate Bill 1538 (co-sponsor Sara Gelser,...

 

Recycling-based plastic promising

 Editor: After only five years of development an Israeli company, UBQ Materials (stands for “ubiquitous”), has patented a process that breaks down regular household waste such as dirty diapers, food scraps, garden trimmings, all plastics,...

 

Woodcarver's work demands attention

 Editor: In reference to the Jan. 25 article on Ray Maynard, I stopped at Herring’s Auto on 43rd and Main last fall, looking for something else, and was fascinated by Ray’s work displayed in their gift shop. His stuff should be the next exhibit...

 

Solutions needed in legislature

Editor: On Jan. 10 the legislature introduced LC19 – the newest version of HB 2020 Cap and Trade.  While many of us are still diving into the details, even with whatever supposed concessions they’ve made for rural Oregon, the bottom line is...

 

Kids Christmas Store big success

Editor: The fifth annual Kids Free Christmas Store was a huge success again this year. On Saturday, Dec. 14, 147 kids 12 and under shopped for the relatives they live with. Over 825 gifts were selected by the kids. This year we knew Dutch Bros was...

 

Packed house at concert uplifting

Editor: What a treat to sit in the FULL high school auditorium Thursday night and listen to our amazing sixth grade, junior high and high school students!  I have attended many school programs and have never seen a packed house!  Kudos to the...

 

You're known by your friends

Editor: On Dec. 4, a witness at the hearing in Washington mentioned what our president should have said, “Russia, if you are listening - butt out...!” Like millions raised when I was, children were terrified when we had to practice crawling...

 

Cultural Trust donations pay

Editor: Those who donate to good causes at the end of each year should keep the Oregon Cultural Trust in mind. This program, the only one of its kind in the country, lets you double the impact of your donation at no extra cost. Here’s how the...

 

Towers decision as 'cut-and-dried'

Editor: Once again the City Council showed its true colors. The issue on the towers (Nov. 20) was already a cut-and-dried deal before the public meeting. In my opinion, they could care less about the feelings of the people of Sweet Home. The fiber...

 

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