Category Archives: Feature

We Love Pets – Becca Vos

                Pet owner(s): Becca Vos of Sully.

                What is your pet's name and how did you come up with that name? Lily, often called Lily May. She just looked like a Lily from day one!

                What type of animal and breed is your pet? Malshi. Maltese and Shih...

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Family Move Brings Kesling Photography to area

Kesling Photography may be new to the area, but its owner is certainly no newbie to the photography field.

                Kelly Kesling has been capturing stunning photos with her camera for over 20 years. In that time, Kesling has served many clients in the Altoona and Des Moines area, doing all kinds...

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SERVING U.S.: Darlene Scull, U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman

Darlene Scull of Lynnville grew up in Montezuma and graduated from high school there in 1958. As Darlene Cook, she knew she wanted to experience other parts of the world outside of her Diamond Trail existence. In September 1958 at age 18 and three months out of high school, Scull enlisted in the military where she eventually...

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Trucking industry booms as ‘backbone of the economy’

Eastern Jasper County is home to several businesses serving in one of our nation’s biggest industries. Local businesses in the trucking industry are responsible for hauling freight – everything from fuel to livestock to grain – across Iowa and the United States in an effort to keep our economy thriving. For many years, Sully and the surrounding...

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From The Kitchen: Deb Johnson

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR FOODIES It’s the beginning of January, that time of year when many of us sit back and take stock of the year that just ended and make some decisions about how we can plan to make the year ahead better than the last. Some people choose to begin a new habit or...
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SERVING U.S.: Bob Fopma shares Vietnam experience

Bob Fopma of Pella graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School in 1964 while living north of Lynnville. After completing his education, he was employed for several months by the Coast-to-Coast Store in Newton before learning in late 1965 that he’d been drafted to serve in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Fopma and four other young...
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The Wooden Spoon Dec. 20

I simply cannot comprehend where in the world the month of December has gone. I know many of you have the same sentiment. I didn’t even blink, and whoosh, there it went! Is everyone done with their shopping? I started and finished this past Friday! Closest we’ve ever made it! I foresee an all-nighter consisting of...
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