Category Archives: News

Newspapers delayed

Lost newspapers mailed as usual from Sully on Wednesday have been located and should be delivered Saturday to Grinnell, Newton, and Pella. Our apologies. Mail load is tremendous but the post office supervisor the Hometown Press contacted apologized as he really didn’t think the delay should have been this long....
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Christmas food traditions north and south of the border

Candy canes, mistletoe, wreaths, presents, and “Ho, Ho, Ho!” Wisemen, stockings hung by the chimney with care, manger scenes, fruit cake, and decorated cookies! Christmas trees, outdoor lights, pipers piping, partridges in pear trees, Charlie Brown, and the Grinch! And even a “Bah Humbug” or two! Oh, how well we know, anticipate, and dearly love...
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Attendees brave chilly temps to enjoy Sully Community Christmas

The city of Sully was a hub of holiday excitement Saturday, Dec. 9, for Sully Community Christmas. A ceremonial tree lighting at the stage in Sully’s central park kicked off the festivities. Santa Claus, sponsored by the Sully Lions Club, listened to the wish lists of young children and gave them goodie bags inside the...
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Lynnville, Sully City Councils swear in mayors, councilmembers

The cities of Lynnville and Sully swore in newly-elected mayors and councilmembers at their respective city council meetings on Monday, Dec. 11. There were no contested seats in either Lynnville or Sully’s November local elections. Mayor positions were filled by incumbents Brent Vander Molen, Sully, and Roy James, Lynnville. In Sully, there were no names...
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Lynnville Council swears in mayor, council for new term

The Lynnville City Council met in regular session on Monday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at Lynnville City Hall with mayor Roy James, councilmembers Hugh Carney, Mark Newberg, Terry Fraker, Roger Beason, and Bev Van Maanen, city clerk Bev Arthur, and city maintenance director Josh DeWitt present. Other guests included Faye Brand, Sheila Graham, and...
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Sully Council okays some funds for Sully Cemetery

The Sully City Council met in regular session at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at the Sully Community Center. Councilmembers present were Chad Fikse, Brad Rozendaal, Phyllis Zylstra, Diane Vos, Jeff Brummel, mayor Brent Vander Molen, public works director Shaun Needham, and city clerk Barbra Maasdam. Guests present were Darrel Jansen, Gordon Yarrington, Wes...
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FFA chapter wraps up successful fruit sales

This fall, the L-S FFA Chapter continued its well-established fundraising tradition. Fruit sales are a highlight for many members because it’s a way to get out and talk to community members. The L-S FFA members practice speaking to customers and managing the money received. It’s also a friendly competition within the chapter to see who...
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