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Jasper County, L-S receive $300,000 grant for School Resource Officer

ABOVE: Representatives of the group responsible for applying for and receiving a $300,000 grant for a School Resource Officer (SRO) for Jasper County and Lynnville-Sully School shown from left are: Jasper County Board of Supervisors Member Brandon Talsma; Chief Deputy Duane Rozendaal, Lt. Aaron Groves, and Sheriff John Halferty of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office;...
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Citizen of the Year presented to longtime L-S supporters, Kurt and Arloa Harthoorn

The Lynnville-Sully School District presented its Citizen of the Year honor to Kurt and Arloa Harthoorn during the school’s outdoor commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 27. The Harthoorns are often considered synonymous with Lynnville-Sully. Kurt graduated from L-S with the Class of 1971. From 1976-2010, Kurt served in a variety of roles including that of English teacher,...
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L-S Class of 2020 celebrates with outdoor ceremony

ABOVE: Lynnville-Sully seniors toss their caps in the air after being congratulated as the Class of 2020 during the outdoor commencement ceremony that was held on the school’s football field on Saturday, June 27. Lynnville-Sully’s Class of 2020 finally reconvened as a group a month later than anticipated for their outdoor graduation ceremony held on the...
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Free camping weekend serves as a new memory maker for the Agan family

ABOVE: Alison and her three boys – Merrick, Kyler, and Boston – enjoyed a full weekend of relaxation and reminiscing thanks to a free camping giveaway from Van Ko Camper Rentals. A weekend enjoying the great outdoors at Red Rock’s Howell Station Campground near Pella is just what Alison Agan and her three boys – Kyler,...
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A slice of home – Say Cheese (cake!) by Simone Bates

In my childhood kitchen, there was always activity, from the whirring of the mixer to the clanging of utensils. There were smells and sounds of every kind. My brother and I knew better than to get caught underfoot while Mum was busy, but there was a job we were always up for. So when Mum...
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Baarda wins TCR class at local drag strip

ABOVE: Logan Baarda, of Lynnville, displays the Teen Championship Racing Class trophy he won at Eddyville Raceway Park on Saturday. Logan Baarda, of Lynnville, won the Teen Championship Racing Class at Eddyville Raceway Park last weekend. This was Baarda's second victory of the year. The Teen Championship Racing Class allows teenagers 13-17 years old to compete...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers July 2, 2020

The weather is a little weird again. It can be 90 degrees and bright sun and all of a sudden five minutes of rain pouring down and then it is over. My grass and weeds have been growing fast. I’ve been mowing twice a week. I have an old trim mower I bought decades ago. I think...
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