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Sully Library Story Time

The finale Sully Library story time will be held Friday, June 27, at 2:30 p.m. with the Science Center of Central Iowa as “special guest scientist” to conclude this summer's reading program, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" All programs are free of charge. Call the library with questions at 641-594-4148 or check out the website at
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The Wooden Spoon by Shelly Rankin – 6/26/14

With all the endless food choices out there from MSG to whole wheat pasta to almond milk, I found this funny I must share with you all. How true?! Did I really just call MSG a food choice? [caption id="attachment_59079" align="alignright" width="278"]I found this funny I must share with you all. Read more

Remember When – 6/26/14

35 years ago (1979) Bill and Emily Dieleman of Pella became the new owners of the Diamond Trail News. Dieleman succeeded David Aust of Prairie City. Dave and his wife, Pat, owned the DTN for nearly four years. The Austs moved to North Dakota in the fall. The DTN staff stayed the same: Margaret Vander Weerdt,...
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Press INKlings – Always a topic: Then and now

The older I get, the more I hear talk about changes. You know the talk with roots in the then and the now. To make it seem like things are not costing more, reality is that package contents are less. In the grocery store a few weeks ago, I overheard some guys stocking the bread shelves...
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Painting begins on Jasper County Freedom Rock

This week, Freedom Rock painter Raymond “Bubba” Sorensen II of Greenfield is finishing the Jasper County Freedom Rock, the 17th of the 99 county rocks in The Freedom Rock Tour he is painting in Iowa. All and especially veterans are invited to the dedication of the rock at 9:30 a.m. in the southeast corner of...
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Tentative schedule Sully July 4 Celebration

“Celebrate Freedom” is the theme for the annual Sully Fourth of July Celebration. Events will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 4-6. It takes many people to make it happen and many come back year after year for the traditional celebration in Sully. Everyone loves a parade, and it’s not too early to plan...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers – 6/26/14

I am such a creature of habit. Most of the habits are stupid and embarrassing. I have had habits my whole life, and now that I’m a geezer, it’s even worse. I got up and got ready for work for decades at 4 a.m. Even though I’ve been “so-called retired” for three years, I still wake...
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