Category Archives: Feature

Where are they now? Special Agent Snodgrass gets down to business in San Diego

The self-described competitive nature of Elizabeth “Liz’’ Snodgrass has been a driving force that has taken her from foot races against childhood neighbors in small-town Sully to solving crime in San Diego where she currently works as a special agent with the FBI. Snodgrass, daughter of Denny Snodgrass of Sully and the late Nancy Snodgrass, graduated from Lynnville-Sully in...

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Local hog farmer puts pork background to use in Uganda

In June 2018, Bryce Engbers of rural Grinnell had his eyes opened to truly desperate, life-threatening poverty in Uganda, Africa. The hog producer from Iowa was deeply motivated to take action and helped brainstorm a solution to the malnutrition: Give the Ugandas the help they needed to increase production of pork, an excellent source of protein.

Community rallies around Agan family to the tune of nearly $65,000

                Hundreds of people gathered at Sully Community Church on Saturday evening, June 1, and generously opened up their wallets to show support to Alison Agan and her three young boys. The benefit was organized by family and friends following the unexpected death of the family’s husband and father, Shelby, at the age of 38 in late...

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Serving U.S.: Paul Elzey, U.S. Army Company Clerk

                Paul Elzey of Sully grew up as a typical son of a Lutheran pastor, living in many different places as his father was assigned to serve various churches in Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa. Elzey graduated from high school in Roanoake, IL, the only one of the four siblings in his family who was able...

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Hackert conquers the Special Olympics one step at a time

Acea Hackert, 15-year-old son of Jamie and Cindy Hackert of Lynnville, joined nearly 3,000 other athletes at the Special Olympics Games at Iowa State University in Ames on Friday, May 24.

                Friday marked Acea’s second trip to the Special Olympics, and his parents had one goal for him. Simply put, they wanted him...

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Large crowd at rainy pancake breakfast on Memorial Day

Even though the rain was falling again, a large crowd attended the freewill donation annual Sully Christian Reformed Church Cadets pancake breakfast on Memorial Day morning at Sully Christian School. Of course, the conversations around the tables were about the weather and farming. During the past two weeks, over 10 inches of rain has fallen in the...

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Support the Agan family on Saturday, June 1

The community is invited to support Alison Agan and her three young sons at the Agan Benefit on Saturday, June 1, at Sully Community Church starting at 5 p.m.

The Agan family, clockwise from left, in a picture taken during the 2018 holiday season: Kyler, Shelby, Alison,...
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