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Mona Waibel, local city leader, advocate, dies

 

April 25, 2018

MONA speaks at a celebration of the Sweet Home Police Department's 100th anniversary in 2011.

The Sweet Home community was Mona Waibel's life until she died Tuesday, April 17. She was 88.

Her grandmother was the town's first woman mayor, and Waibel loved telling a story about her rambunctious Grandma Lettie Sankey sitting on a chair in the middle of Highway 20 with a gun in her lap awaiting the day "they" decided it was time to come through and pave it.

Long Street had been the main street back in the day, but the state had different ideas than Mayor Sankey did.

Waibel enjoyed tending massive dahlia gardens with her late husband, Bob Waibel, and she was never far from his side whe...



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