Category Archives: Feature

The Wooden Spoon by Shelly Rankin – 7/24/14

You know you’re a parent when… •          You fish….turds out of the bathtub. •          When even brushing your hair or putting on deodorant prompts the six-year-old to ask where we’re going. •          The most relaxing part of your day is going to the dentist to get a cavity filled. •          When eating out becomes more of a chore than...
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Remember When – 7/24/14

35 years ago (1979) William and Kathleen Dennies, located southwest of Searsboro, had 25 acres of vegetables planted on their truck farm. Produce from the farm was delivered to grocery stores in Grinnell, Newton, Montezuma, Lynnville, Tama, and a grocery store warehouse in Chariton. Bill’s father was a truck farmer in New York.  Kathy said, “It...
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Press INKlings: OUT is IN for parks this month

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as National Park and Recreation Month by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The 2014 theme is “OUT is IN.” This year, the month-long observance is focusing on setting trends instead of following them, making 2014 the year everyone goes OUTside, changes their OUTlook, gets INspired, and gets...
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Weird Animals: SCRC and SFRC VBS

God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures, including all of the children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade who attended the Sully Christian Reformed and First Reformed Churches’ Vacation Bible School July 7-10. The four-day Bible school held in the evenings centered around the theme “Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ Love Is One-Of-A-Kind”...
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The Wooden Spoon by Shelly Rankin – 7/17/2014

What a week last week was! We had our ups, downs, and even sideways. From first fevers to crawling to first antibiotic to free coffee tying it all together. Had I known how my Friday was going to unfold, I would have never ventured out, but that’s the great adventure of life, right? Not knowing...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers – 7/17/14

I am still learning some things around the house and yard, now that I’m retired! One of my outside duties is trimming bushes and a hedge that goes all the way in front of the house. I knew there were two trimmers in the garage. One was electric that had to have an electrical cord attached...
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The Wooden Spoon by Shelly Rankin – 7/10/14

It’s official. The Scrumptious Little’s French name is Onree. The American spelling is Ornery. Thought you should know in case you see her at some point within the next foreseeable future. Babies learn fast. Nobody warned us about this. We’ve always heard they are little birds just watching your every move, but when you see...
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