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Sun editorial: Yes, MV-L, we're making progress
March 27, 2015
The section is the annual Our Progress edition. Its 60 pages are packed with signs that point to how great this corner of the world is.

Musings: On school funding: Lawmakers unfair to schools, taxpayers
by Jake Krob · March 27, 2015
The state legislature needs to get its head out of its rear and follow its own laws. What they've been doing isn't fair to school districts, and is certainly unfair to the taxpayers footing the bill.

Letter to the editor: Still many questions about Mt. Vernon school facility proposal
March 27, 2015

Living in Iowa: Photo goes viral after Iowa Rep. reads 'Sex After Sixty' during House debate
by Dan Brawner · March 27, 2015
To be a state representative (R-Walcott) photographed looking bored during a House debate on collective bargaining for teachers - that's embarrassing.

Living in Iowa: IIt pays to be suspicious when inanimate objects offer to do the driving for you
by Dan Brawner · March 20, 2015

Musings: Iowa's laws let the sun shine on government goings-on
by Jake Krob · March 19, 2015

Sun editorial: MV-L tops in volunteerism
March 19, 2015
Various studies rank Iowa at seventh in the nation when it comes to the percent of residents who volunteer. The stats put the state around 35 percent. Residents of Lisbon-Mount Vernon certainly smash that number.

Guest column: 2014 brought dozens of complaints to new state boardConsider supporting tobacco-free parks in Iowa
by Curt Wheeler, ASAC Prevention Services · March 19, 2015

Letters to the editor
March 19, 2015
Legislators need to 'consider rights of all,' not just gun owners

Sun editorial: Prepare for enormous change
March 15, 2015
It can be a bit confusing reading about road work in the 1950s. That's when Hwy. 30 became a 24-foot wide paved highway across Iowa.

Living in Iowa: Where have all the turtles gone? 51 live turtles found inside smuggler's sweatpants
by Dan Brawner · March 15, 2015
When Kai Xu was stopped at the Detroit-Windsor boarder with 51 live turtles in his pants, authorities knew they were not dealing with an ordinary criminal.

Letter: Second amendment rights nothing to joke about
March 15, 2015

Musings: Walking the streets and reveling in all that's offered here
by Jake Krob · March 15, 2015
Right here we have award-winning grocers, bankers who are the best in their business, clothing experts with decades of experience, coffee gurus, antiques' afficionados, top-notch medical providers and much more.

Sun editorial: Plenty of studies, evidence to help city with housing issueExamples of excellence abound
March 7, 2015
You know what makes Mount Vernon-Lisbon special? Highly engaged citizens who care about this place and show it by their actions.

Silencers and concealed weapons: Iowa legislators' dream for the secret life of guns
by Dan Brawner · March 7, 2015
It's a comfort to know that Iowa legislators are looking out for us.
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