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Jasper County expands EMS services with additional paramedics, new ambulance

Throughout Iowa, emergency response teams are a vital component of keeping people in our communities safe and providing immediate, adequate care. Our local communities of Lynnville, Searsboro, and Sully are blessed with a strong spirit of volunteerism in our local fire departments and emergency management services, but Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has worked hard to...
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Diamond Trail Fitness Center launches 100-Mile Fitness Challenge

The Diamond Trail Fitness Center is launching a free 100-Mile Fitness Challenge, and the community is invited to get active and involved. DTFC manager Tashia Ehresman will kick off the seven-week challenge on Feb. 13. The challenge is to serve as an encouragement to get people to move every day by walking or running a...
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Over $52,000 raised for Christian education at SCS’s Food and Fun Night

Riley Van Kooten and Cari Tanke flash smiles at Sully Christian School’s Food and Fun Night. Face painting was a popular activity, and by the end of the night, nearly every elementary-aged child was sporting a colorful animal character or design on their smiling faces. Skee ball was another popular attraction.   The frigid cold temperatures and...
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Familiar faces now at the helm of DW Mechanical dba Terpstra Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical

The team at Terpstra Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical in Lynnville includes, from left, apprentice Miles Mintle, co-owner Weston Glienke, Brenda Terpstra, Mike Terpstra, co-owner Derrick Terpstra, Wilbur Terpstra, and apprentice Michael Schmaydiy. Although the title of ownership has been transferred within the employee pool of Terpstra Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical, customers can expect the same quality...
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Jansens named Lynnville-Sully’s 2022 Citizens of the Year

Long-time Hawk supporters Marlo and Ruth Jansen of Sully were honored with the designation of Lynnville-Sully’s 2022 Citizens of the Year during halftime of the boys basketball game at Lynnville-Sully on Friday, Jan. 27. The Jansens have served as an integral part of the Lynnville-Sully community for years. The couple was a familiar supporter of the...
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Rankin leaves automotive industry, finds fulfilling career path as barber

By LeAnn Hjelmeland From automotive shop to barber shop, Jonny Rankin of rural Reasnor has made quite the switch in workplaces over the past year. After years of doing vehicle service work, Rankin is now serving people in his new line of work as a barber’s apprentice at Groom Barber Lounge in Pella. The change in careers...
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