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Over 230 youth wrestlers compete at the Steve Squires Memorial Tournament

Youth wrestlers and their families and fans gathered at Lynnville-Sully School on Friday night, Jan. 21, for the annual Steve Squires Memorial Tournament. Over 230 young wrestlers in grades preK-8 put on their singlets and enjoyed friendly competition in Lynnville-Sully’s middle and high school gyms. Awards were given out in the wrestling room. The parking lot...
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Joel Harthoorn receives prestigious Umpire of the Year Award

Joel Harthoorn of Sully is no stranger to the game of baseball. As a Lynnville-Sully and Central College student-athlete, Harthoorn spent many hours playing on fields across the state of Iowa. After his playing days were over, Harthoorn’s love of baseball led him to pursue a part-time career behind the plate as an umpire. It’s the...
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Farm to Table by Julie Van Manen

Local snowfall totals ranged from eight inches to a foot in our area two weeks ago. The accumulated snow combined with sub-zero temperatures made for extra work on the farm to care for the livestock. All of the cattle bunks required snow removal so the cattle could be fed. We rewarded our hard work with...
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L-S girls basketball dominates BGM, falls to Montezuma

Alexy Conover swipes the ball from her BGM opponent. The Hawks had no trouble defeating the bears. 54-22. The Hawks went 1-1 in a pair of road games last week. With just three regular season games left, the Hawks are looking to finish SICL play strong. Girls regional basket-ball kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 10. BGM The Lynnville-Sully...
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Hawks rely on defense to blow past BGM, lose by one point to Monte

Preston Rodibaugh uses the screen by teammate Ryan Annee and drives around Monte defender Owen Cook in the Hawks' tough 53-52 loss.  The Hawks won big on the road before losing a one-point heart-breaker against the Montezuma Braves in the past week of play. BGM The Hawks’ offense, that had been firing on all cylinders the last couple...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, Jan. 27, 2022

Semi-retired editor’s note: I always thought it might happen, but not in a letter addressed to me before I completely retired. “You have probably looked forward to getting this note for a long time. I’m done embarrassing you by writing stupid stuff for the paper,” said the letter signed DZ that I received Tuesday morning. That...
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Micah James

Ryan and Emilie Van Kooten of Ankeny welcomed a son, Micah James, on Jan. 16, 2022. He weighed 8 pounds and measured 19 inches long. Grandparents are Scott and Deb Van Kooten of Lynnville and Shawn and Amy Jacobson of Amana. Great-grandparents are Dwight and Judy Ver Steegt of Pella, Clarine Van Kooten of Pella, Harvey Jeck...
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