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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.

Police take a dim view of window tinting, issue tickets
by Dan Brawner · April 29, 2016
The police department in Waukee is taking some flak these days. As part of a government-funded program, they have begun issuing tickets to drivers with tinted windows.

Lessons about drugs, peer pressure learned in D.A.R.E.
April 29, 2016
(Editor's note: Lisbon fifth-graders recently graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. Student Hadyn Rogers' essay was selected for publication by teachers.)

Musing: MV-L-Cornell: Fortunate for arts opportunities
by Jake Krob · April 29, 2016
"Two of our kids really like theater," I said, as an old acquaintance inquired about our children.

Sixth-grader advocates for new auditorium
April 29, 2016
I am a sixth grader at Mount Vernon Middle School. I am so glad that I can participate in music at school.

Sun editorial: Engage in facility discussions
April 25, 2016
After about two years of discussions, the school district is again seriously examining facility upgrades.

Giant sinkhole eats law in Des Moines and UI athletics asked to support academics
by Dan Brawner · April 25, 2016
Last week, a Des Moines resident reported hearing a rumble "like thunder" outside his house a little after midnight.

Letters to the editor
April 25, 2016

Musings: No kudos for this journalist's nationally recognized day
by Jake Krob · April 25, 2016
What else does a columnist write about when trying to find topics? Duh, Monday was National Columnist Day.

Sun editorial: Follow the lead of firefighters and support Relay for Life
April 15, 2016
Imagine getting a phone call once every 33 hours with this request: "Hey, we need your help. Please come volunteer."

Squirrels and foreign agribusiness spies are stealing seeds out from under us
by Dan Brawner · April 15, 2016
With temperatures still dropping below freezing in the morning, it feels too early to plant a garden.

Court decision: Public's business should be public
by Randy Evans, executive director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council · April 15, 2016
Last month, when most Iowans were celebrating this team's or that team's victory in the NCAA basketball tournament, I was celebrating a come-from-behind victory for the people of Iowa.

Musings: Local contractors, local leadership, tragic fires ...
by Jake Krob · April 15, 2016
Our annual spring home and garden section - packed with stories and ads and totaling more than 25 pages - will be in your paper next week.

Sun editorial: Spring blossoms with volunteerism
April 8, 2016
It's springtime. You should be like a tulip - slowly emerge from your wintertime slumber and contribute to what makes Mount Vernon-Lisbon special.

From free electricity to cleaning up the yard, the answer is blowin' in the wind
by Dan Brawner · April 8, 2016
Boy was it windy last Sunday! How windy was it? It was so windy, somebody's underwear blew off and landed in our yard.
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