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The Hometown Press is a newspaper and print shop located on the square in Sully, Iowa. Our news crosses the lines of Jasper, Mahaska, Marion, and Poweshiek Counties. Inside our weekly paper, you'll find community news, sports coverage, feature articles, school news, local classifieds and ads, business and city updates, a cooking column, and much, much more!

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Hometown Press staff members:
Faye Brand, publisher,
Margaret Vander Weerdt, editor,
Jessica Maston, graphic designer,
LeAnn Hjelmeland, writer/designer and sports,
Advertising and Accounting,

For all news inquiries, please email

Office phone: 641-594-3200
Fax: 641-594-3243

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ad deadline: Mondays at 5 p.m.
News deadline: Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

301 7th Ave., Suite 101
PO Box 243
Sully, IA 50251

The Hometown Press has won 26 awards in the six years it has been eligible to enter the Iowa Better Newspaper Contests. The awards are listed below:

2019-Third place award, Best Headline Writing

2018 - Second place award, Best Use of Graphics

2018 – Third place award, Best Ad Featuring Miscellaneous

2017 - Second place award: Best Front Page

2017 - Third place award: Best Newspaper Website

2016 - Second place awards: Best Newspaper Website

2015 - First place awards: Best Ad Featuring Financial, Insurance, or Other Professional Service; Best Newspaper Website; Best Feature Page; Best Sports Feature

2015 - Second place awards: General Excellence; Best Ad Featuring Financial, Insurance, or Other Professional Service

2015 - Third place awards: Best of Weekly Class 1 Advertising; Best Ad Featuring Grocery, Food, or Entertainment; Best Sports Feature; Best Newspaper Marketing; Best Use of Graphics

2014 - First place awards: Best Ad Idea for a Community Promotion or Event; Best Sports Section

2014 - Second place awards: Best Ad Featuring Miscellaneous; Best Feature Page

2014 - Third place award: Best Ad Featuring Grocery, Food, or Entertainment

2013 - First place awards: Best of Class Advertising; Best Ad Featuring Grocery, Food, or Entertainment; Best Feature Page; Best Use of Graphics

2013 - Third place award: Best Sports Story

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