Category Archives: Feature

Serving U.S.: Nelson Hoskins U.S. Navy, 1949-1968

In July 1949, Nelson Hoskins was 17 years old and working for an optical company that made glasses in Minneapolis, MN. He had quit school at 16 because, as he recalled with a chuckle, “I knew everything there was to know.” Hoskins headed out on lunch break one day and came across a friend who asked...
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Pilot with Sully roots takes part in 75th commemoration of D-Day

A couple weeks ago, pilot Doug Rozendaal landed his plane at the Sully airstrip, turned around, and took off again. The Clear Lake resident was on his way to Blakesburg for an Antique Aircraft Association fly-in. But he couldn’t resist the chance to land in the town he lived by for the first 10 years...
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Smoke on the Water delivers on good people, good food, good cause

The good times were rolling right along with the tantalizing scent of BBQ in the smoke from the grills at the 2019 Smoke on the Water event held at Lynnville’s Old Settlers Park Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23-24. Over 600 people gathered for the sixth annual event that promises good people, good food, and a good...
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CH-47F Boeing Chinook helicopter touches down in Sully

A CH-47F Boeing Chinook helicopter attracted some attention at the Sully Airport early Friday afternoon, Aug. 9. The pilot was Chris Terlouw of Killduff who had asked for and received special permission from the Sully mayor to land at the Sully Airport, which he did twice that day. “Landing at Sully was something I wanted to...
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Nothing Compares at the Iowa State Fair for local competitors

The Iowa State Fair, one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country, is nearing the end of its 10-day run, Aug. 8-18, and several locals are enjoying every minute of it. Dayton Mortvedt, son of Ryan and Carrie Mortvedt of rural Sully, was one of several youth who decorated their way to...
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