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Event banner repair

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun If you’ve gone through Kernville recently, you may have noticed that there have been no banners hanging up. According to Lamont Mason of the Kernville Chamber of Commerce, the wires to hang the banner have not been functional since Whiskey Flat Days this year. When the town tried […]

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Mildred H. Sharpe

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  Mildred H. Sharpe of Kernville, Calif., passed on August 28. She was preceded in death by her son, Randall Forsythe. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Painter and Debbie Sanchez; her son in law, Danny Sanchez; her brother, Jack Gordon; and multiple grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. She was a wonderful artist and […]

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Orby ‘Skip’ Francis Knutson, III

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

    Skip was the oldest of five sons born to Orby Francis Knutson, Jr. and Anastasia Victoria DeZoma in Waukegan, Ill., on September 8, 1947. He passed away at his home in South Lake on August 16, 2017. Skip was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967, not quite 20 years of age. He […]

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Bruce Poulsen

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  Bruce Poulsen, 57 years of age, passed away in his Wofford Heights home Thursday, July 6, 2017, from an unfortunate heart attack. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., to the late Joan (Councilman) Poulsen on Sept 1, 1959, raised in North Hollywood, Los Angeles County. Bruce was a hard working electrician the majority of […]

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Arthur Charles Tibbetts III

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  Arthur Charles Tibbetts III, age 69, passed away August 15, 2017. Arthur, “Art,” was born in Eau Claire, Wis., to Arthur Tibbetts II and Roberta Graham. Art has been a resident of the Lake Isabella area of Kern County since 1976. Art was honorably discharged from serving his country in the United States Navy, […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Denying Denial

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

By Tracy Lee My mother’s health is failing. She may be gone from us soon. She is very sad and wants her children by her side at all times. She recently suffered a disastrous 11-day hospital stay following what was supposed to be a day surgery. From the hospital, she was released into a nursing […]

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An opioid epidemic

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  By Peter J. Pitts Special to the Sun For Americans under 50, the leading cause of death used to be injuries caused by accidents. But, now, the biggest killer isn’t car crashes and ladder falls — it’s drug overdoses. Overdose deaths surged by 15 percent from 2015 to 2016, the largest annual increase in […]

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A place for homeless vets

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun If you know of a veteran who is in need of housing and a landlord who is looking to rent an apartment or house, a government program will help pay the rent. This was one of the many helpful housing resources the California Veterans Assistance Foundation (CVAF) described […]

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