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Engage with facility proposal
June 21, 2016
September isn't that far away. In 12 weeks, in fact, Mount Vernon School District voters will head to the polls to decide if they want the district to take on $15.9 million in debt for facility upgrades.

Western Iowa city goes for record with world's largest popcorn ball
June 21, 2016
Volunteers in Sac City, in Western Iowa, have created a popcorn ball. A big popcorn ball.

Guest column: Celebrate the great outdoors this month - and beyond
by Gerald F. Schnepf, executive director of Keep Iowa Beautiful · June 21, 2016
According to official records, June is the time to celebrate national Great Outdoors Month, recognizing it as the start of the summer.

Letter: Peterson provides intro as state senate candidate
June 21, 2016
My name is Scott Peterson and I want to introduce myself as a candidate for the Iowa Senate in District 48.

Musings: Can we find common ground on firearms debate?
by Jake Krob · June 21, 2016
I was 12 years old when I blew a five-inch hole in the driver's side door of my father's GMC pickup truck.

Facility vote set for September
by Ann Gruber-Miller · June 17, 2016
$15.9 million plan passes on 4-2 vote

Sun Editorial: A hope for positive discussions as MV proceeds on facilities
June 17, 2016
And now it's time to be respectful and thoughtful - and to look at the facts.

Living in Iowa: The war on Meatless Monday: a solution in search of a problem
by Dan Brawner · June 17, 2016
Sen. Joni Ernst, Iraq War veteran and 23-year member of the Army Reserve and Army National Guard, is heading back into battle.

Letters to the editor: Grass height change could have ill effects
June 17, 2016
I object to the proposed change to the Lisbon ordinance to lower the allowable heights for lawns from the current 12 inches down to eight inches.

Musings: Summer stress eased by moments of joy, pride
by Jake Krob · June 17, 2016
I'm bored. I want to go to the pool - please, please, please can we go? Can I have an overnight? Why not? Please, Dad?

Sun editorial: Discover your community
June 10, 2016
The past two weeks have brought two stories that serve as anecdotes about how great this Mount Vernon-Lisbon place is.

Living in Iowa: Utility board changes: Whatever happened to the phone book?
by Dan Brawner · June 10, 2016
The Iowa Utilities Board is recommending changes that should save tons of money for telecommunication companies by relaxing requirements for restoring service after outages and providing phone books.

Letter: Resident grateful for Abbe Creek school bell donation work
June 10, 2016
Sunday we went to Abbe Creek School for the dedication of the school bell donated by Jim and the late Mary Gunn.

Musings: Business entrance, stellar activities and other opinions
by Jake Krob · June 10, 2016

Sun editorial: Volunteers make summer special
June 3, 2016
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