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October snow squall delivers powerful punch in 2020

Sully’s central park turned into a winter wonderland ­– in mid-October – thanks to a snow squall that dropped heavy snow on Oct. 19, the earliest significant snowfall recorded in the Des Moines metro.   If anyone is keeping track, the curveballs thrown in 2020 have been numerous and for the most part, very unappreciated. A person...
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Band of Brothers to host guest speaker October 24

Band of Brothers, a group of men dedicated to serving the Lord and their communities, invites the public to attend a special guest speaker at Lynnville’s Heart of Worship Church located on the west edge of Lynnville on Saturday, Oct. 24, starting at 6 p.m. Mr. Greg Colegrove of Convoy of Hope will be the featured...
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We salute our fire departments

Our small communities are fortunate to have dedicated groups of selfless heroes who answer the call, day or night, to help those in need. In honor of Fire Prevention Week held earlier in the month of October, we are saluting our volunteer firefighters who truly are the unsung heroes of our communities. Lynnville, Searsboro, and Sully...
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Farm to Table by Julie Van Manen – October is National Pork Month

We raise pigs on our family farm and it’s truly a family affair with everyone lending a hand. One of our favorite pork recipes is Baked Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops, which I’m sharing with you today. Visit www.iowapork.org for more delicious pork recipes.   October is certainly flying by!  What an exciting and interesting fall it has...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, Oct. 22, 2020

    (Note: The lovely Zegers daughters slept in and did not get a rebuttal to last week’s column ready for print this week. Hopefully, ready for print next week!) Life is not quite like it used to be for me. Most of my time now is spent in three ways. I’m either trying to wake up or...
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Lynnville-Sully community comes together for 2020 homecoming

While “The National Anthem” was played prior to Friday’s homecoming football game, L-S senior football members along with head coach Mike Parkinson, assistant coach and veteran Chad Squires, and members of North Mahaska’s team held an oversized American flag on the 50-yard line. Photos by Taylor photography   In a year where everything has been turned upside down,...
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Family venture brings boutique expansion to La Rose Marie Bakery

A family business venture between Julie Roozeboom, center, and her daughters Karli Nikkel, on the left, and Katelyn Doane, on the right, is bringing boutique items to La Rose Marie Bakery in Sully.   A venture between a mother and her two daughters is bringing the boutique experience to an already well-established business on the south side of...
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