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Veterans honored valley-wide

By Debbie Teofilo / November 14, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Veterans Day events were so numerous throughout the Kern River Valley this past week that there were not enough veterans to fill them all. This is an indication both of an increasing desire to honor them, and of the dwindling number of veteran service members. Each participating veteran […]

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Life after Pearl Harbor

By Debbie Teofilo / November 14, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun It seemed like a good idea at the time to join the Navy on the same day his brother did in 1941. Lake Isabella resident Bob Cunningham had just graduated from high school in Chowchilla, and he didn’t know what else to do with his life. His life […]

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2nd Veterans Stand Down

By Debbie Teofilo / November 7, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Every room at the Veterans/Senior Center in Lake Isabella was full of services and supplies for veterans on Saturday, November 4, especially for those in greatest need due to homelessness or health and financial difficulties. American Legion Unit 711 Auxiliary arranged for resources to be available at their […]

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ACA deadlines

By Debbie Teofilo / November 7, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun The Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) Board of Directors met on November 1 at Kern Valley Hospital. Discussed at that meeting was the need to inform the public about changed enrollment deadlines under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as an upcoming expansion of Kaiser services at […]

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GRASSCAR races speed into Kernville

By Debbie Teofilo / October 31, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Lots of horsepower sped through the streets of downtown Kernville Saturday morning on the way to the rodeo grounds for an afternoon of racing. Lawnmower racing, that is. The Kern County Lawnmower Racers edged their way into town for their annual visit as one of the main events […]

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Rankin Ranch is an American treasure

By Debbie Teofilo / October 24, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Every visit to the Rankin Ranch in Walker Basin near Caliente confirms that it is so much more than a cattle ranch. The latest field trip there with the Kern River Valley Historical Society proved to be no exception. Yes, you are surrounded by thousands of acres of […]

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Valley Cup back in local hands

By Debbie Teofilo / October 24, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun The results of the 5th Annual KRV Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament confirm that 2017 is a year to remember for bringing smiles to Kern River Valley sportsmen, whether it be for water sports or hitting the greens. After a year with the Valley Cup in the possession […]

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Home at last

By Debbie Teofilo / October 17, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun   In answer to a local woman’s prayers, her brother’s remains were identified and returned last month to his family after 67 years of waiting while he remained unaccounted for on the POW/MIA list of Korean War veterans. His relatives are relieved and grateful to finally have some […]

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Pregnancy Resource Banquet

By Debbie Teofilo / October 17, 2017

Jesse Martinez and Antonia Stanley dance to the music at the “Black & White Affair” 9th annual fundraising dinner for the Pregnancy Resource Center on October 14 at the Faith Community Church in Wofford Heights. Over 150 attendees enjoyed a delicious steak dinner catered by Jim Wyly and served by youth from SAL and Mt. […]

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KUSD discusses foundation, low scores

By Debbie Teofilo / October 17, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun The Kernville Union School District (KUSD) held their monthly meeting last Tuesday, Oct. 10, to discuss ongoing issues and programs for the school year. Present at the meeting were Board President Greg Davis, Board Members Allison Bogart, Lucian Whitman and George Stahl. Board Member Wendy Russ was absent. […]

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