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Sun editorial: The big money of politics today
October 24, 2014
In all elections for Congress, campaign dollars are now edging toward $4 billion - a sharp increase from the $1.6 billion spent 16 years ago.

Living in Iowa: Crop theft, rumors of Ebola: Halloween may be coming
by Dan Brawner · October 24, 2014
It's spooky, really. The closer we get to Halloween, the weirder things become.

Letters to the Editor
October 24, 2014
Election, seventh street, neighbors

Musing: Lesson from publishers: Communication takes work
October 24, 2014
Here's the thing about communication - it's hard, it takes work, and it's rarely perfect.

Heritage Days help wanted
by Sun editorial · October 16, 2014
It's clear after speaking to Wade Squiers and others that he's right on: "Something has to change" with Mount Vernon's Heritage Days.

Living in Iowa: Soybeans, Hatch, ice ages and Branstad
by Dan Brawner · October 16, 2014
How is gubernatorial challenger Jack Hatch like a field of Iowa soybeans?

Letters to the Editor
October 16, 2014
Keast is right choice for Iowa

Musings: Today's anti-bullying efforts have an impact on kids
by Jake Krob · October 16, 2014
I'm thinking abouta moment nearly 30 years ago, and how it relates to all of the anti-bullying efforts today.

Sun editorial: City should onsider goal-setting for facilities
October 8, 2014
We've always appreciated this part of Mount Vernon's culture: Let's make sure we discuss the heck out of something before taking action.

Letters to the Editor
October 8, 2014
With 7th St. experience, resident recalls 1984

Living in Iowa: Lonesome accountant impersonates Iowa weatherman as way to meet women
by Dan Brawner · October 8, 2014
The comedian Woody Allen once remarked he wanted to be emperor of the world so he could meet girls.

Musings:The sky isn't falling - the Sun continues to shine
by Jake Krob · October 8, 2014
I thumbed through this past week's Sun and our companion papers and the warm glow of small-town newspapering hit my face.

Sun editorial: Top alumni give us lessons
October 3, 2014
A highlight of homecoming was the recognition of five Mount Vernon High School graduates who have made a tremendous impact on their community.

Living in Iowa: The Templeton Rye controversy: Just when you thought it was the good stuff
by Dan Brawner · October 3, 2014
What if you found out that Amana Furniture was really made, not by craftsmen in Iowa, but in Swedish factories.

Musings: To heck with technology...paper, pen best for organization
by Jake Krob · October 3, 2014
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