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Fall fun at South Fork

By Shannon Rapose / November 14, 2017

Photos by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley SunSouth Fork School held their annual Fall Festival on Friday, Nov. 3, where they had hayrides, bull riding, carnival games, food and a dunk tank. The festival raised nearly $6,000 and is one of the school’s biggest fundraisers.

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SFUSD honors Gagnon

By Shannon Rapose / November 14, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun In Board President Dale Creighton’s absence, Clerk Sherry Nichols called the South Fork Unified School District Board Meeting to order at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. The board started the evening with a little ceremony honoring Beth Gagnon in recognition of her recent retirement after 30 years of […]

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Bullying concerns community

By Shannon Rapose / October 24, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun All children face conflict as they progress through childhood, at one point or another. Unfortunately, teasing and disagreements are often part of growing up. But when does teasing or “innocent banter” cross over into something more harmful? Bullying takes on many forms such as verbal (making threats, name-calling), psychological […]

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1st Annual Rockin River Beer & Music Festival (10/21/2017)

By Shannon Rapose / October 21, 2017

Great fun and merriment was had by all who attended the first annual Rockin River Beer and Music Festival at Rivernook Campgound on Saturday, Oct. 21. Twenty-three beer vendors and six non-beer vendors lined the beautiful meadow while four bands played for festival attendees in the beautiful fall weather. Proceeds from the event benefited the local organization, […]

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#FurryFriday (10/20/2017)

By Shannon Rapose / October 20, 2017

#FurryFriday | 10/20/17The Shelter still has a bunch of CUTE FEATHERED AND FLUFFY FRIENDS!!! Save a life and adopt a Furry (or feathered) Friend TODAY!!!Please mention our Furry Friday videos to shelter staff so we know how we’re doing!=============The Lake Isabella Animal Shelter, located at 14891 Hwy. 178 in Southlake, is having a special on cats […]

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#WonderfulWednesday (10/18/17)

By Shannon Rapose / October 18, 2017

#WonderfulWednesday: Fall is here and our river and lake water has receded almost as quickly as it came in! This video of the river was taken at Riverside Park in Kernville during Whiskey Flat Days, and it shows just how much our river has calmed since then, but it’s still a great time to sit […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Walk, going strong in its third year

By Shannon Rapose / October 17, 2017

Photo by Shannon Rapose/ Kern Valley SunParticipants of all ages and backgrounds had a police escort as they walked the nearly one mile trek down Lake Isabella Blvd. from the True Value parking lot to the intersection at Erskine Creek, and back again, to raise awareness for domestic violence during the 3rd Annual “Shine a […]

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Fire at Sierra Gateway Market

By Shannon Rapose / October 17, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, the Kern County Fire Department received a call about a fire in the 14000 block of Hwy. 178 in South Lake. When crews arrived on scene, they found flames and smoke coming from the rear of the Sierra Gateway Market. Fire […]

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SFUSD anticipates Field of Dreams

By Shannon Rapose / October 17, 2017

The South Fork Union School District Board Meeting was called to order at 6:06 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, in the cafeteria of the Kelso Valley campus. The meeting began with the approval of both the Consent Calendar and Communication and Correspondence. Members of the board were pleased to see that the school’s attendance rate […]

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Powder Puff Football Game (10/13/2017)

By Shannon Rapose / October 13, 2017

The Annual Kern Valley High Powder Puff Football Game kicked-off under the Friday Night Lights on October 13.The game ended with a kick-off, where Tesse Monahan kicked the winning field goal for the Seniors.Final Score: Seniors 6 – Juniors 3

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