Category Archives: News

A strong sense of community resonated in 2018

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines community as “a unified body of individuals.” The word community rang loud and clear all year long in 2018 as local people and [caption id="attachment_2794709" align="alignright" width="300"] Community members pack the gym at the Steve Squires benefit[/caption] businesses became a united force for the betterment of others. One...
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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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From the Kitchen of Janise Gruver

This week’s featured cook is Janise Gruver. She grew up in Sully, graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School, and has lived in Sully her whole life. Janise is married to Doug Gruver, and they have been married for 21 years. Their children are Abby, 17 and a junior at L-S, and James, 14 and an eighth...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers Jan. 3, 2019

Christmas is over, and I can’t say that’s all bad. This year, I received many gifts I actually enjoy. The part I did not enjoy was trying to get them out of their containers. Are the stores and manufacturers afraid they will be stolen? Good grief, all the thief would have to do is carry out the...
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Local photographer captures beauty, places in multiple photo contests

Warren Terpstra of Sully, an avid photographer whose pictures have graced the pages of this newspaper in the past and are again featured in this week’s New Year’s Greeting, has found himself in the winning categories of multiple photo contests thanks to his ability to capture beautiful images behind the lens. The Silos and Smokestacks National...
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Statewide release of new school performance results shines light on L-S

Student growth was highlighted and emphasized in a newly released online report by the Iowa Department of Education that shows how Lynnville-Sully High School, Middle School, and Elementary School perform, among Iowa’s 1,302 public schools, in the new accountability system that meets the Every Student Succeeds Act. The new reports are called the Iowa School Performance...
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Farm to Table Dec. 26

It is hard to believe that when you read this article, another Christmas will be history and we will be only days away from 2019. Most of us will have eaten our fair share of Christmas goodies and will be making preparations for the New Year. After the leftovers are eaten, I like to keep...
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