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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

Good afternoon residents of the Kern River Valley. I had the privilege of watching the drama unfold Sunday, February 16, 2020, as the Whiskey Flats Mayor was announced and it was exciting. Skyrocket Jami and Firecracker Shawn pulled off the unthinkable as they raised $54,000 for their cause which is Fireworks over Lake Isabella. The […]

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Pauline Virginia Rhoads Stewart

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

Pauline was born in Bakersfield, Calif., to parents, Paul Clark Rhoads and Virginia Hill (Palmer) Rhoads. Both preceded Pauline in death as did her two brothers Kenneth and Clark Rhoads. She was well known in the Kern Valley by many. Pauline attended South Fork Grammar School and two years of high school at Kern Valley […]

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Harry Milor Childers

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

Harry Milor Childers, born November 9, 1929, to Harry Frederick Childers and Frances Woodruff Childers in Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away at the age of 90 in late January 2020 in his home in Lake Isabella, Calif. A long time resident, he recently lost his home, like so many others, to the Erskine Fire of […]

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63rd Annual Whiskey Flat Days: Costume Contest

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

Whiskerino contest winners– Longest Beard: Brian Kopplem of Kernville and E.H. Stanford of Ridgecrest. Bushiest Beard: John Combs of Riverkern and Steven Webb of Bakersfield. Longest Mustache: Felipe Marmolgo of Bakersfield. Bushiest Mustache: Sam Collison of Bakersfield. Old Fashioned 1860s Children’s Costume Contest:Old West Girl: Olive Lore Iarossi of Lake Isabella Old West Boy: (tie) […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: My Friend Alice

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun I received a call early this morning, it was a friend of mine. She said her sister had died and needed me to come to pick her up. I usually don’t accompany first calls anymore. I have staff members who are responsible for that task. I spend most of […]

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How do schools feel about SB 419?

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

By: Julie GiyerKern Valley Sun In September 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 419 making it illegal for public and charter schools to suspend students for “willful defiance.” According to edsource.org, the law defines willful defiance as “disrupting school activities or otherwise willfully defying the authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other […]

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