Category Archives: Feature

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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Van Haaftens blessed by fundraisers in midst of cancer battle

The Van Haaften family, from left, Emmalea, Barry, Addison, Kelsie, and Everlea. ­               Barry Van Haaften of Sully and his family have felt an outpouring of love and support this summer as he battles leukemia a second time. Two July fundraisers, in particular, showed the Lynnville-Sully community’s deep desire to support the family financially. The first fundraiser...
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Serving U.S., Heather Fuchs, U.S. Army Reserve

If you frequent the Sully Locker & Market, no doubt you’ll recognize Heather Fuchs (pronounced fox), one of the staff members who will help you with your meat and grocery purchases! Fuchs lives just north of Sully with her husband Josh and five children, where they’ve been since 2008. But also standing behind the counter...
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