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LSCEF Walkathon raises nearly $21,000 for Hawks’ education

Students celebrate after learning they helped raise over $20,000 and get to turn their principal into a human ice cream sundae. Right, Hannah Neleman and Chase Gray douse L-S Principal Teri Bowlin with strawberry syrup. Bowlin held up her end of the deal - if the students raised $14,000 at this year's Walkathon, she would...
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Churches join efforts to express gratitude during Teacher Appreciation Week

1. Cathy Fraker, Beth Yoder, Nathan Dickerson, and Jaci Van Wyk stand behind a table full of treats in the teacher’s lounge thanks to local churches’ generosity during Teacher Appreciation Week. 2.  Diamond Trail Children's Center Director Mitzi Smith, left, and Jennifer Van Wyk hold treats delivered to the Lynnville daycare during Teacher Appreciation Week....
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Burkett resigns from Sully City Council, appointee needed

Sully City Council met in regular session at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9, at Sully Community Center. Present were mayor Josh Foster, city clerk Barbra Maasdam, public works director Jeremy Behun, councilmembers Tim LeCompte via Zoom, Dan Stouthammer, Justin Van Soelen, and Jon Van Wyk. Guests present were Brad Uitermarkt via Zoom, Chelsea and...
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The DeeZee Spirit By Darrell Zegers (from his book “The Best of DZ”

Not Even a Mouse

                I shouldn’t say I didn’t have any education past the third grade, but after that, I didn’t pay any attention. Even at that, I, like a lot of people, thought I was fairly smart. After all, at one time or another, I’ve outsmarted law officers, school teachers, my children,...
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Tiny dancers steal the show at recital held inside Old Settlers Pavilion

       Dancers on stage at their spring recital on Apr. 28 are: Front row, left to right, Olivia Gonzales, Emery Bruck, Lailah Bruck, Hailey Huyser, Grace Harthoorn, Hinley Jansen, Reagan Fopma, Merra Gosselink; back, Gwen Zylstra, Bella Nikkel, Bridget Lewis, Miriam DeZwarte, Hannah DeZwarte, Emily Ver Ploeg, Georgia Zimmerman, and Katie Zylstra. Ver Ploeg taught the...
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Nikkel, Gritters honored as Iowa Governor’s Scholars

Iowa’s top academic students were recognized during the 2022 Governor’s Scholar Program on Sunday, May 1. Natalie Nikkel, a senior at Lynnville-Sully High School and the daughter of Jared and Stacey Nikkel of rural Sully, as well as Sarah Gritters of Pella Christian, granddaughter of former local residents Bob and Jan Pothoven and daughter of...
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‘A Slice of Home’ by Simone Bates

“You Say Potato …”

                Do you remember this old song? “You say potato, I say…” well, I say potato, too. Everybody does. I tried to find some ostracized hamlet in Scotland that might possibly pronounce it “po-tah-to,” but it turns out “po-tah-to” was made up for the lyrics of the song. Now, the...
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