Category Archives: News

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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Budget Shortfall: L-S faces budget cuts, action items on Feb. 17 meeting agenda

The Lynnville-Sully School Board faces tough choices as it considers extensive cuts to bridge the $174,000 gap in the school district’s budget for the remainder of the current school year and new costs in the 2014-2015 school year. Two major developments are making a deep impact on the school’s budget. Rising special education costs contribute an...
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The Wooden Spoon by Shelly Rankin – Feb. 13

This week I made a mildly to moderately offensive remark to a store clerk {completely unintentional}, another mildly to moderately offensive remark to a coworker {completely intentional}, and walked into a coffee shop with my zipper down. I guess that serves me right for my unkind words. In my defense, everything I stated about my...
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Remember When – Feb. 13

35 years ago (1979) Six Lynnville-Sully wrestlers advanced to district competition: Glenn Lewis, Joel Henning, Fritz James, Kirk Van Rees, Brady Meldrem, and Kerry Bryan. At the Sully Lions 25th anniversary celebration, Don Musgrove was honored with the Sully Lions 20-year membership award and Fred Schmidt was presented with the Sully Lions 10- year membership award. (Now...
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