Category Archives: Feature

The Wooden Spoon by Shelly Rankin: Roasted Chicken

Hellooooo, might fine readers! Well, the dog has finally stopped suffering from heat exhaustion. I woke up to 36 degrees and a dog sprawled out, panting on the porch sunbathing like it was 85 degrees. I think the beast has finally found his chi. Meanwhile, inside our residence, I'm already dressed like Old Man Winter in my...
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From the Kitchen: Jana Laverman

Jana Laverman’s servant heart is one that developed as a young child and led her to the profession that fulfills her passion for giving and easing stress and pain. Jana works as a part-time registered nurse at Grinnell Regional Home Health and said the field of nursing is something she always wanted to be part...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers – 10-12-17

My wife had plans to have lunch with a few old high schoolmates at the Windmill Cafe in Pella on Monday. I did not want to go but that made no difference. I went. I drove my old ’54 over there. The car sits pretty low. I pulled into a parking place near the cafe and jumped...
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Final Fifth Quarter held

An air of jubilation and pandemonium was evident Friday night, Sept. 29, at this year’s final Fifth Quarter as it came to decisive end with the Hawks defeating the Pekin Panthers at the homecoming game! Lynnville Heart of Worship church has been sponsoring and supporting this event for the past four years with this year’s...
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From the Kitchen: Jamie Dunsbergen

In this week’s featured kitchen, there is never a dull moment with two little boys underfoot. Christian, age 2-1/2, and Ellington, age 1-1/2, keep their parents, Andy and Jamie Dunsbergen, busy playing tractors, reading books, and getting into everything little boys like to explore. The Dunsbergens call a rural New Sharon acreage their home, which...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers – 9/29/17

This week was super trash day. You could set out any huge piece of junk you wanted rid of no matter how big and ugly. My wife absolutely hates my little old Honda that has the chrome stacks up each side. It was a good thing I glanced out the window before going to bed. She...
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From the kitchen: Sara Parkinson

It’s homecoming week in Sully, and it’s only fitting we feature quite possibly one of the busiest households in town, the Parkinson family. Mike and Sara Parkinson have called Sully their home field for the past five years, where Mike is the head varsity football coach and boys track coach along with teaching social studies...
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