Category Archives: Feature

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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From the Kitchen of Jolee Jansen

Wrestling season is underway which means the Jansen family of Killduff is often on the go. Luke and Jolee Jansen of Killduff and their three children – Jordan, age 14; Ryder, age 7; and Royce, age 4; are an active family who right now are enjoying the busyness of the youth wrestling season with both...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers Nov. 29, 2018

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone. This one was one of the most remarkable. I decided, for the first time in my life, to smoke the stupid turkey. I had no idea what I was doing but would not ask for advice. I bought three large bags of charcoal. A good friend gave me some apple tree...
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Hidden treasure discovered in home renovation

[caption id="attachment_2916016" align="alignright" width="200"] The Paskach family – Carson, Miranda, Sean holding Chloe, and Cecilia[/caption] Ever since Sean and Miranda Paskach moved into their home in Sully in August 2016, they have been busy remodeling the house to fit the needs of their family with three young children. Their...
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The Wooden Spoon Nov. 15

Hello, readers! It’s that time again... where I’m hungry! I hope you are too. No, really, I am hungry. So much so that if I went grocery shopping right now, I’d become the proud owner of aisle four. With that said, the holidays are fast approaching, as I have reminded you countless time since approximately August. I...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers Nov. 15, 2018

I’m spending a little time out in California. The weather where I am is great. The terrible fires are nowhere close to where I am. The trip out was not without a few incidents. First, we overslept for a short time, which caused a little stress. Then I realized I had forgotten to call someone to take us...
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