Category Archives: News

Record-high propane prices add to winter’s wrath

The 2013-2014 winter has been one to remember, with long cold spells broken up by short-lived warm ups. State climatologist Harry Hillaker declared January to have been the 35th coldest January among 142 years of records and exceptionally windy, noting that wind gusts in Des Moines exceeded 40 mph eight days during the first month...
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3 babies born to… 2 sisters in… 1 day

Lots of cousins get to share birthday parties. Not too many cousins share the exact same birth date. But that’s what happened 16 years ago last week, when Mindy Roorda gave birth to a set of twins in Minneapolis on Feb. 12. Two hundred fifty miles away, on that very same day, Mindy’s sister, Amy, gave...
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L-S school board approves construction of all-weather track

The Lynnville-Sully school board approved the construction of the all-weather track at its board meeting on Monday, Feb. 17. The school board approved the construction back in September if $150,000 was raised by the community. As of Feb. 15, the new track committee had $229,550 in committed donations. The Feb. 17 vote to move forward...
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L-S Board reduces one custodian, discusses At-Risk Programming

The Lynnville-Sully School Board of Education met in regular session in the high school library on Monday, Feb. 17, with a full room of guests including Colleen Taylor, Sara Rowe, Teryl Ver Ploeg, Chuck and Rita Maston, Beth Steenhoek, Judy Zegers, Dennis Staecker, Reggie Kaldenberg, Shelley Vander Molen, Cathy Fraker, Faye Brand, Joel Jansen, and...
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Walter Sylvester reports from Cambodia – Life on the Growing Edge

Walter Sylvester of Lynnville took an extended mission trip to Cambodia and Thailand Jan. 12-26. Due to political unrest in Bangkok, Thailand, he returned home to Iowa earlier than planned. Following are edited emails and photos he sent while he was gone. Part 1 of 2 Parts Jan. 14: I am presently in Southeast Asia. The trip...
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The Wooden Spoon by Shelly Rankin – Feb. 20

Valentine's Day has come and gone! I hope you and yours were able to do a little somethin’! It was on a Friday after all! We sure had a wonderful evening! We made plans to go to our favorite restaurant and reserved the corner table. Yep, little unknown fact, we’re that cheesy couple on Valentine’s...
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