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The DeeZee Spirit By Darrell Zegers (from his book “The Best of DZ”)

Better Stay on the Road Last winter, the freight company I drive for celebrated its 25th year in business, and the bosses took the 10 drivers with the most seniority and their wives to the Bahamas - something they probably never will try again. These men, even though they had driven hundreds of thousands of miles, had...
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Tress Deur, 91

Thressa “Tress” Deur went to her heavenly home on Friday morning, May 13, 2022, at The Cottages in Pella. She attained the age of 91 years, 8 months, and 18 days. Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at Peoria Christian Reformed Church. Interment was in Peoria Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,...
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Gaylor Carter, 75

Gaylor Ray Carter, 75, passed away May 13, 2022. Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Pella. Memorials have been designated for Albia Baptist Temple, 624 A Avenue West, Albia, IA 52531. Gaylor was born to Raymond and Laurina (Tessendorf) Carter on Apr. 18, 1947, in Eldora. Gaylor attended...
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Pauline Kooistra, 97

Pauline Kooistra, 97, of Pella, passed away suddenly on May 14, 2022. Private graveside services will be held Thursday, May 19, at Oakwood Cemetery in Pella.  Memorials may be given to the Berean Baptist Church Missionary Fund. Pauline Van Der Wilt, a daughter of Henry and Minnie (Vande Krol) Van Der Wilt was born July 16,...
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L-S FFA’s Ag Day promotes farm safety

Fifty Lynnville-Sully FFA members led L-S fifth graders through 10 stations designed to educate and promote safety on the farm at the chapter’s annual Ag Day on Wednesday, May 4. The stations, all led by FFA members, taught the fifth graders about cattle, sheep, horse, chicken, and goat care, promoted PTO, grain, and ATV safety, relayed information...
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LSCEF Walkathon raises nearly $21,000 for Hawks’ education

Students celebrate after learning they helped raise over $20,000 and get to turn their principal into a human ice cream sundae. Right, Hannah Neleman and Chase Gray douse L-S Principal Teri Bowlin with strawberry syrup. Bowlin held up her end of the deal - if the students raised $14,000 at this year's Walkathon, she would...
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