Category Archives: Feature

First book drive promotes love of literacy

The first Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation book drive for students in grades K-5 on Wednesday, Mar. 7, was a huge literary success and equipped the young students with plenty of reading material to keep their minds sharp and imaginations working over spring break. The book drive was the first of its kind at L-S and was...
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Sully Community Meeting supports ballfield park improvements

A Sully Community Meeting was held Monday evening, Mar. 5. With the Lynnville-Sully boys basketball team playing the late afternoon state tournament game, the meeting attendance was affected with only 24 persons present. However, the group went through the process of getting feedback on the community survey’s top topics and identifying the attendees’ top priorities. Shawn...
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The Wooden Spoon by Shelly Rankin

Hello, one or all! I'm not entirely sure who is reading this, one or all or everyone in between, so, hi. I'm also not entirely sure where the last month has gone, what has happened, or what we ate. I think we ate a lot of cereal and eggs and bacon and smokies. It's really all the...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers Mar. 15, 2018

It was pretty much an uneventful week at my house and in my family for once. No one got put in jail or had a car wreck. None of my daughters called home from 70 miles away at midnight to tell me her furnace has stopped and what was I going to do to fix...
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Over $30,000 raised for Kelly Miller

Everyone who knows Kelly Miller of Galesburg is aware he is a friend to everyone who is always ready to strike up a conversation or share a laugh. But after the final guest left a benefit held in his honor which raised over $30,000 on Friday night, Mar. 2, Kelly was full of emotion and speechless....
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Jasper County Crime Stoppers has productive first year

Jasper County Crime Stoppers is already making a difference for local law enforcement and community safety in its inaugural year. Newton Police Sgt. Chris Wing shared the results of the anonymous crime reporting program during a recent Newton Police Department Lunch and Learn. “The beauty of Crime Stoppers is, this is what it is all about:...
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