The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Longtime columnist calls it quits, with fond memories


April 30, 2014

AFTER EIGHT years of columns and five books of her memories of life in Sweet Home, Mona Waibel is calling it quits.

Retirement for Mona Waibel hasn’t been a matter of giving anything up, really.

She’s simply replaced her jobs with other activities – so many that she stayed just as busy as she did when she was working 20 years as director of the Chamber of Commerce and then of Linn-Benton Community College’s Sweet Home branch. She did both simultaneously for a while.

“Can you believe that?” she said. “There wasn’t any money for one of them in the beginning and I got it going.

“It was a lot of work, driving around and going all those place. I went to White’s Electronics and the...

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