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Lucian Whitman, president of the KUSD

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

BY Colby McCoy Lucian Whitman is the incumbent president of the Kernville Union School District (KUSD). He is 43 years old and the father of eight children, ranging from newborn to 13 years of age. He has lived in the Kern River Valley since 1995 and has played an active role within the community as […]

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‘Why are you harassing me, officer?’

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

When I was a young officer on the Highway Patrol, I changed into my uniform at home, put a jacket over it, and then drove to work. One day while driving to the office, I noticed a guy on a motorcycle ride out of his front gate and accelerate down the sidewalk. He was going […]

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That’s Nice

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

While working for the Highway Patrol, I drove north on the freeway and saw black smoke coming up below the freeway. I took the exit and saw a car on fire, which had struck a power pole. I requested the fire department. Two other vehicles with spectators exited the freeway and stopped at the scene. […]

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Dam on track to reach proper flood level

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

By Colby McCoy Construction on the Lake Isabella auxiliary dam is on track to reach a flood-elevation level of 2,570 feet by November 2020, just in time for the beginning of flood season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) said. Work on the auxiliary dam is part of a larger $600 million Dam Safety […]

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Robert (Bob) Cavanaugh

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

Feb. 8, 1946 — Oct. 6, 2020 Robert (Bob) Cavanaugh, born February 8, 1946, passed away on Oct. 6, 2020 at the age of 74. Born in the San Fernando Valley, Bob joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17. After being honorably discharged, he earned his living as a Marine Electrician. His love […]

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Betty June Davidge

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

Sept. 20, 1941 — Oct. 16, 2020 Betty June Davidge passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at her home in Squirrel Mountain Valley. Betty was 79 years old. Betty was born Sept. 20, 1941 in Los Angeles. Her parents were Guy Leroy Johnson and Mittie Mable Eason. Betty met Dennis R. Davidge when she was […]

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Helping the mentally ill and their families

By Kern Valley Sun / October 14, 2020

BY D. Beasley One of the many services offered by the Kern County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is education for patients and their family members. “(The course) talks about the different kinds of mental illness, the medications, how to communicate with someone who has a mental illness,” Coleen Peters, a […]

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VFW Auxiliary X-mas giveaway

By Kern Valley Sun / October 14, 2020

The VFW Lake Isabella Auxiliary is accepting registrations for its Christmas giveaways for children. Parents or caregivers are asked to stop by the VFW at 2811 Nugget Ave. to sign up children ages 2 to 11 for the gift giveaway. Deadline to register is Dec. 1. Gifts will be handed out from 11 a.m. to […]

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John Blythe up for reelection to KVHD Board

By Kern Valley Sun / October 14, 2020

BY Monica Lambert John Blythe is passionate about the Kern River Valley and a strong supporter of the Kern Valley Healthcare District. Blythe is one of two incumbent board members running for a new four-year term. He was appointed when a former board member passed away. He is a third-generation member of the valley. His […]

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Wounded Heroes Fund helps veterans

By Kern Valley Sun / October 14, 2020

BY D. Beasley The Kern River Valley Wounded Heroes Fund will distribute food baskets on Thursday to veterans whose incomes have been reduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The baskets include items such as eggs, butter, cheese, milk, chicken, ground beef, bacon, fruits, vegetables and orange juice, Executive Administrative Assistant Erica Schabschlager told the Kern […]

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