Category Archives: Feature

Serving U.S. Melanie Sharp

Above, Sharp poses with the youth of Kosovo while running a humanitarian mission. She served a 12-month meaningful deployment in Kosovo. At left, Sharp with her husband, Todd, who she met after the Kosovo deployment and married in 2008. By Deb Johnson You’ve probably seen Melanie Sharp around the area. She’s a sixth- and seventh-grade language arts...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, Sept. 17, 2020

­               It has been some weird weather. I think we got more rain in a week than we had all summer. I had about seven inches in my gauge for the whole week. I’m pretty sure it’s accurate, but occasionally my neighbor comes over and pours water in my rain gauge. I walk around town...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, September 10, 2020

­ We all just celebrated Labor Day. I labored my whole life and was never that fond of it. It all started when I was 10 or 12 years old. My dad owned a truck sales and repair shop uptown. It was my job to clean the clinkers out of the furnace and then shovel whatever...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers Sept. 3, 2020

­               Things are about the same on this Tuesday morning. I’m supposed to have this stupid article up to Margaret (my boss) by 10 a.m. sharp. It is 10:20 right now, and I am just getting started. She threatens to fire me now and then. She says she could use up the space I get for...
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Lynnville-Sully alum set to release first mainstream music single

Ciara (Doll) McDonald, formerly of the Lynnville-Sully area, is now recognized by her singer-songwriter name of Etan Moses as she embarks on a career in the mainstream music industry in Nashville, Tennessee. From her hometown country roots to the country music capital of the world, Ciara (Doll) McDonald is finding success in a God-driven journey that...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, August 27, 2020

­               Most of the Aug. 10 storm is being cleaned up. The farmers took the worst of it. I did not have much damage. My lawn chairs blew around and some small pieces on them were broken. I super glued them like I said last week. The two fingers that were stuck together are loose now....
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Local youth recovering from bicycle-garbage truck accident in Sully

Aubrey Van Wyk flashes a smile for her uncle, Lucas Smith, after returning home from the hospital following her accident. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 9:29 a.m., Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an accident in Sully involving a child on a bicycle and a garbage truck. According to Chief Deputy Duane Rosendaal's report, Cameron Eugene Nelson,...
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