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Sweet Home resident Yon next Linn County Sheriff


May 30, 2018

JIM YON has been named the next Linn County Sheriff, to succeed Bruce Riley.

Undersheriff Jim Yon will be sworn in as sheriff Friday morning, June 1, in the Linn County Courthouse.

The Linn County Board of Commissioners appointed Yon May 24 to succeed Bruce Riley who retires Friday.

Yon has been a resident of Sweet Home since 2006. His wife, Angie, has been a teacher at Foster Elementary School for 23 years. She is teaching sixth grade this year. They have two children, Lauren, 18, and Ryan, 21.

When people ask him why he lives in Sweet Home, he tells them, "You have no idea how fantastic it is up there. I love it up there. We love it."

The Yons have been heavily...

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