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Sun editorial: Cities should keep combined police department idea front and centerAdvice for grads, applicable to all
May 21, 2016

Maple seed helicopters are everywhere, but what are they good for?
by Dan Brawner · May 21, 2016
Late last week I was working on my dad's house in Mount Vernon. There wasn't a cloud in the sky, yet I heard what sounded like hail hitting the metal roof.

Letters to the editor
May 21, 2016
A 'super bunch' of middle schoolers

Musings: Mentors mattered more than curriculum details
by Jake Krob · May 21, 2016

Guest column:Grad celebration doesn't have to involve risk
May 20, 2016

Sun editorial: Main Street award winners to be congratulated and thanked
May 13, 2016
With our office on main street in Mount Vernon, we see firsthand what Rick and Trude Elliott and Deb Herrmann have done.

Columnists who promise to eat their words bit off more than they can chew
by Dan Brawner · May 13, 2016
Seven months ago, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank boasted that he was so sure Donald Trump would not get the Republican nomination for president that if it happened, he would eat his words.

Guest column: Exploring the meaning of court's open meeting decision
by Iowa Public Information Board · May 13, 2016
Did the recent Iowa Supreme Court decision involving the Warren County Board of Supervisors change the definition of an open meeting of a governmental body?

Musings: A few lessons, insights from other Eastern Iowa towns
by Jake Krob · May 13, 2016
We like to compare ourselves to other communities when it comes to everything from economic development to athletic performance.

Sun editorial: Farewell, Cornell graduates
May 5, 2016
This weekend, a few hundred of our Mount Vernon-Lisbon residents - many who have called this place home for four years - are moving on. The vast majority are leaving our community.

Sun editorial: Early facility hopes for MVL
May 5, 2016
We feel very good about the process the Mount Vernon School Board is using as it eyes facility upgrades - and a possible September referendum to fund them.

62 ducks in a U-Haul: sometimes it's better to fly
by Dan Brawner · May 5, 2016
Adam tried to name all the animals on earth. Noah tried to round up two of every kind.

Dr. Hearne, Cornell contribute greatly to culture here
May 5, 2016
Letters to the editor

Musings: Many lessons found in the actions of our mothers
May 5, 2016
History says a woman from West Virginia came up with Mother's Day about 100 years ago. It didn't take long before she resented its commercialization - she even threatened lawsuits.

Sun editorial: Compassion, kindness for all
April 29, 2016
Cornell president Jonathan Brand did the right thing last week when he called an all-campus meeting to discuss politically and racially charged acts on campus.
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