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Is There a Record Fish in Lake Isabella?

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

Is there a Record Fish in Lake Isabella? I had a rare opportunity to go boating with my two oldest granddaughters.  It has been a few years since my wife and I have been able to spend time with Belle, 17, and Reagan, 15.  I use the term boating instead of fishing because with the […]

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Writing Out Loud:
Tell us the Story Again, Grandpa

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

“Utopia. Dystopia. No versus in between them. We had been given a glimpse of what both of these worlds could look like, but we just saw a hint of both. In the first, Utopia, we were in an imagined place where everything looked perfect. We had perfect lives. We were involved in our church, in […]

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High Costs Lead Millions of Americans to Shop Abroad for Rx Drugs

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

HealthDay News reported this past week that more than 2 million Americans buy prescription drugs from other countries as a way around rising prices in the United States, a new study finds. The analysis of nationwide survey data showed that 1.5% of adults got their prescription meds from outside the United States between 2015 and […]

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Nice Throw

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

One early morning while working graveyards, my partner and I made a speed stop on the freeway. As we were finishing up, a man swerved in behind us, ran up and said, “A guy just threw a beer bottle at my head from another car.” I asked him if he could identify the suspect. He […]

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Jimmie Sue Schonomann
Jan. 20, 1947 – June 23, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

Jimmie Sue Schonmann born on January 20, 1947, a long time resident of Lake Isabella, was born in Georgia but moved to Bakersfield at age seven where she attended Edison School and Foothill High. She moved to Arkansas in her twenties for twenty plus years before moving to Lake Isabella. She passed away on June […]

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Gertrude Shrode
Jan. 30, 1930 – July 3, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

Gertie was born to Marjorie Lawson and Francis Gouker in Huntington Park, Ca. She grew up with seven siblings John, Peggy, Betty, King, Grace, Mary and Kathy. She graduated from Huntington Park High School in 1948. In 1949 Gertie married Bill Talbott. They were married until his death in 1964. They had four children Cathy, […]

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Political Flags on Sirretta Street Spark Controversy

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

By Elizabeth MendiaKern Valley Sun “Sixty Seven calls to the county code enforcement office were made,” said Sandi Johnstone, in response to her daughter and son-in-law stringing several Trump-supportive flags across Sirretta street in Kernville. The flags sparked many calls to the Johnstone’s residents and several letters, some of which were in support of the […]

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Aceil R. Dukeshire, Jr.
June 24, 1975 – April 14, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

Aceil R. Dukeshire Jr. was born on June 24, 1975, to Susan & Aceil Dukeshire, in Glendale, California. About the last 5 years, Aceil lived in a group home in Bakersfield, called Sierra Springs and went to Kern Adult Program. On Feb. 10, 2020 Aceil went into Bakersfield Memorial Hospital with bacterial pneumonia. In April […]

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The Kern Valley Sun is Alive and Well

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

By Marsha Smith Publisher/Owner The Kern Valley Sun is not going out of business, nor are we closing our doors, contrary to the rumors being spread around the valley. It is true that Ron and I plan to leave the Kern River Valley in the future to begin the next adventure of our lives, however, […]

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Proposed Budget Cuts on Overtime for Firefighters

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

By Elizabeth Mendia Kern Valley Sun The Kern County Board of Supervisors, facing a projected $56.5 million dollar budget shortfall for the 2020/2021 fiscal year, voted last week to slash firefighter overtime pay, keep a number of libraries and animal shelters closed, and reduce most department budgets by 7.5% ahead of its final vote on […]

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