Category Archives: News

The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers – Mar. 6

I would certainly think that the below-zero temperatures are over, but they have done a bit of damage to me already. Just last week, I had to take a diesel pickup and trailer to Chicago to move my daughter out of an apartment. I borrowed the pickup from my Uncle Bill. It is near new and a...
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Arrest made in 31-year-old Jasper County double homicide

On Mar. 3, 1983, at approximately 8 a.m., the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about the discovery of two deceased people at the Copper Dollar Ranch northwest of Newton. Responding deputies located one male and one female deceased on the property. The male was identified as 20-year-old Steven Fisher and the female was identified...
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First State Bank announces acquisition of Patriot Bank

First State Bank and Patriot Bank are proud to jointly announce their entry into a definitive agreement under which First State Bank will acquire Patriot Bank. The transaction will create a strong partnership bringing together two compatible organizations. This acquisition will increase the level of resources available to provide opportunities for expanded services, as well as...
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The Wooden Spoon By Shelly Rankin – Feb. 27

This week in review: My shoulders are never dry anymore. Our baby’s chin is never dry anymore. Our baby’s chin is the reason my shoulders are never dry anymore. Cleaning out an espresso machine is a stinky, smelly job. It almost turns me away from ever making a fancypants coffee ever again. Yet, I woke...
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You’re invited: SCS Food & Fun Night 2014

You’re invited! Gather your family and friends for an evening full of fun for the entire family at Sully Christian School’s largest annual fundraiser!  Food: 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Enjoy a delicious freewill donation meal with many scrumptious dessert options and snacks available throughout the night including free popcorn courtesy of First State Bank and strawberry smoothies...
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New hours at Sully Library starting Monday

The Sully Library Board has approved a change in the hours that the Sully Library will be open. In an effort to keep costs under control, the Sully Library will now be closing at 7 p.m. on the evenings that the library is open. Due to the reduced funding from the Jasper County Library Board and...
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