Category Archives: Feature

Serving U.S.: Ervin Arkema, U.S. Army Cook

Serving in the military will undoubtedly change a person’s life. For many veterans, the training received and subsequent eye-opening experiences will mold each of them into a more mature version of their former selves, carrying this knowledge forward with them as they return to civilian life. However, experiences on duty in the military are not...
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812 Faith Place in Pella provides a home for four area men

812 Faith Place is located at the corner of Lincoln Street and Marion Street in Pella. Construction on the four-bedroom house began in early 2019. Dec. 4 was the official move-in date for the residents. At the home’s center is an open-concept kitchen and dining area, opening into a great room where the residents spend time...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers Jan. 2, 2020 Christmas is over. The maddening herd finally left my home Sunday. I got up Monday morning and went to the kitchen. That floor was so sticky, I walked right out of my socks. The huge dog showed up again and cleared off the table with his two-foot long tail....
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers Dec. 26, 2019

I love a brown Christmas. I hate snow so as I write this on the Monday before, it should be a good Christmas for me. But so far it has not been great. I have an old wooden nativity set I put out every year. It was cold the night I put it out, so I...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers Dec. 19, 2019

I had three jobs my entire working life. I drove a rock truck and then a grain semi for my dad for about three years. I drove a semi for a lumber wholesale company out of Newton for five or six years. I delivered building products such as lumber, fencing, shingles, etc. The company also manufactured...
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SERVING U.S.: Roger Plummer, U.S. Navy

Jean Van Der Kamp made this Quilt of Valor for her brother-in-law, Roger Plummer. It was presented to Plummer on Nov. 17. Fifty-four years ago, Roger Plummer was 19 years old and living in Tekamah, NE. He received a Selective Service questionnaire in October 1965, wanting to know what he was doing, which he took as...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers Dec. 12, 2019

We had Thanksgiving at our home again. It went about the same as usual. My children and grandchildren showed up with kids and animals. The kids were no problem. All they did was spill the gravy boat on the carpet. It made about a five-foot circle that I’m still working on today. The worst part was...
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