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Sun editorial: All should share in dispatch costs
April 23, 2015
All county citizens should share in the cost of the sheriff's dispatching services. Drop the idea of charging cities like Mount Vernon and Lisbon.

Living in Iowa: A witch in the Iowa House, a gnome in the garden: It doesn't hurt to cover all the bases
by Dan Brawner · April 23, 2015
But it might take extreme measures like that to get the Democrats and Republicans to play nice together.

Letters to the editor
April 23, 2015
Fund public education; Science Olympiad success

Musings: Tougher teen driving laws something for state to consider
by Jake Krob · April 23, 2015
It's probably time to craft new drivers' license laws in Iowa.

Living in Iowa: The texting menace
by Dan Brawner · April 16, 2015
Typing at 60 miles an hour can be hazardous to your health

Musings: Grannies not old; they schooled our team
by Jake Krob · April 16, 2015

Sun editorial: State should turn to experts for education
April 16, 2015
We appreciate that the state needs to play a big role when it comes to pre-K through 12th grade education in Iowa. But it's high time state lawmakers turn to the experts - teachers and administrators - before making public school decisions.

Sun editorial: The top five bypass questions
April 9, 2015
We're thinking about the bypass again. And an often-used quote from Alexander Graham Bell comes to mind: "Before anything else," he said, "preparation is the key to success."

Living in Iowa: First Lady dances at Easter egg hunt, and Iowa makes the most eggs
by Dan Brawner · April 9, 2015
Have you ever noticed how the simple Easter egg hunt has been co-opted?

Guest column: Flag football, not tackle, best for third and fourth graders
by Lance Pedersen, Mount Vernon football coach · April 9, 2015
The reasons why I would prefer flag football over tackle football at the third and fourth grade level.

Letters to the editor
April 9, 2015
Relay for Life lauded, algae bloom

Sun editorial: Housing issue raises opinions
April 3, 2015
We still believe there needs to be a formal group of local leaders charged with identifying ways to increase housing opportunities in the community.

Living in Iowa: Mandatory voting? Compulsory church attendance? Make me!
by Dan Brawner · April 3, 2015
There is something hopeful and restorative about imagining self-improvement.

Letters to the editor
April 3, 2015
Resident urges citizens to sound off on school funding issue; Small town business ownership at its best

Musings: Parenthood lessons: Black holes, physics and bathrooms
by Jake Krob · April 3, 2015
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