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Van Zante hangs up the badge after 35 years of law enforcement

For the past 27 years, Deputy Brad Van Zante’s patrol car has sat in his yard whenever he was off duty. Now, there’s just a big open spot and a bare path where he used to park. Van Zante retired last week after 27 years of protecting and serving the people of Jasper County and 35...
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Serving U.S.: Ed Hoksbergen, U.S. Army Aidman

Photo: Ed Hoksbergen served in the U.S. Army from February 1954 through January 1956. At age 20, Edward (Ed) Hoksbergen was engaged to be married and had hopes of getting started with farming on his own. However, those plans for his life got put on hold for two years as Hoksbergen instead dedicated himself to serving...
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Growth leads to expanded hours at Sully’s Total Rehab

The need to be open more hours is a good sign for a new business in Sully. In the first three months of operating a satellite office in Sully, Total Rehab expanded its hours twice. And thanks to continued growth, those hours recently increased again. Total Rehab first began offering its physical therapy services in Sully...
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30th Anniversary: L-S 1986 State Football Champions

What does it take to build a state championship team? Dedication, diligence, hard work, faith, and support from many, many people. Just ask Emory Stewart, the coach who led Lynnville-Sully to its first and only state football title 30 years ago this week. A DREAM BEGINS [caption id="attachment_1123665" align="alignright" width="139"]Kirby Scull Read more

S&S Upholstery: Covering the area’s projects for 20 years

Back in 1996, Stacie Van Der Wilt and her sister, Sandy, paired up to form their very own business, S&S Upholstery. Today, though one of the “S’s” is no longer involved, the business is still going strong and serving the area’s upholstery needs. Stacie said the inspiration for starting the business 20 years ago was quite...
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Sevcik’s service experience spans from Africa to Hawaii

By LeAnn Hjelmeland If 2015 Lynnville-Sully alum Katy Sevcik had followed her original plans after high school, she’d just be starting her sophomore year of college. Get a “normal” education and then become involved with missions, she thought. Plans changed, however, when the Searsboro native felt God telling her to do something different. She decided to...
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Luke Jones returns to country where he was adopted

More than 16 years ago, Julie Jones and her husband, Eric, made a trip halfway around the world to meet their future son, one-year-old Luke. Last month, Julie made the same journey – this time with 17-year-old Luke by her side. The Joneses, of Sully, adopted Luke from Romania through Bethany Christian Services Adoption Agency in...
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