Category Archives: News

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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Press INKlings – Etch a Sketch is over 50 years old

Growing up, one of my prized and rare gifts was an Etch A Sketch. It looked just like the one I gave to my oldest grandson this past Christmas. My Etch A Sketch came to an untimely “death” when it was accidentally stepped on (which by the way produces a puff of gray “smoke”) when...
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Remember When – Feb. 20

35 years ago (1979) Three Lynnville-Sully wrestlers advanced to state: Glenn Lewis-112 lb., Kirk Van Rees-183 lb., and Brady Meldrem-145 lb. George’s Market in Sully had Ulrich’s Pella Bologna for $1.85 per pound, Parkay Soft Margarine for 69 cents a pound, and Anderson Erickson Cottage Cheese for 65 cents for 12 oz. Lynnville-Sully FFA officers Anson Veenstra, President;...
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The DeeZee Spirit – Feb. 20

I don’t know about everyone else, but I am sick and tired of cold weather. Fifteen below zero is about 100 degrees colder than I would like it to be. I own two older vehicles that do not have power windows. The window cranks in both vehicles are broken off because the windows were frozen shut. These two...
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Agricultural Insights – Feb. 20

­Agriculture is not without its risks. By chance of nature, crops and livestock are at the mercy of timely rains and seasonable temperatures. To offset this risk, many producers choose to be a part of the Federal Crop Insurance Program, which offers multi-peril protection to crop farmers across the country. Initially, many people may find controversy...
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Hometown Press garners five awards at INA Convention

The Hometown Press took home five awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) Awards Banquet held in conjunction with the INA Convention and Trade Show on Friday, Feb. 7. The 2014 Iowa Newspaper Foundation Better Newspaper Contest featured hundreds of entries from talented newspaper staffs across the state of Iowa with more than 750 awards...
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