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Van Zante hangs up the badge after 35 years of law enforcement

For the past 27 years, Deputy Brad Van Zante’s patrol car has sat in his yard whenever he was off duty. Now, there’s just a big open spot and a bare path where he used to park. Van Zante retired last week after 27 years of protecting and serving the people of Jasper County and 35...
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Pella’s blooms welcome visitors near and far

The city of Pella is ready to roll out the welcome mat for the hundreds of guests who will visit the small Dutch town May 6, 7, and 8 for the annual Tulip Time celebration. Right now, the many tulip beds lining the downtown streets and in the beautiful parks and gardens are in peak bloom....
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, Apr. 29, 2021

No great things going on right now. Oh, I forgot, there is one great thing going on, see way below. I have put my garden in. I’m not much of a green thumb. I slam that garden in as fast as I can because I don’t like to do it. My rows are terribly crooked because...
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April snow showers bring May flowers

  Below-average temperatures and a dusting of snow – although short in its stay due to warm ground temps – gave central Iowans a return dose of winter Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 19-20. The unseasonably cold weather persisted a few days with temperatures near or below the freezing point and afternoon highs only in the 40s....
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Brandon Graham leads by example by embracing the Scout’s Honor

Over a decade’s worth of commitment to the Boys Scouts of America – one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations – came to fruition for 18-year-old Brandon Graham of Lynnville on Saturday, Apr. 10. Graham, a Lynnville-Sully senior and the son of Curt Graham and Sheila Graham, was formally recognized...
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J’s 2 Pub and Grub to open their doors May 15

    J’s 2 Pub and Grub, Reasnor’s newest restaurant featuring award-winning barbecue with a full-service bar, will be hosting a grand opening on May 15. Since securing the building formerly occupied by The Wolf Den at 306 Broad Street at the beginning of the year, Jeff and Jodi Arment, owners of Lynnville’s Smokin’ J’s BBQ, have been...
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L-S Board approves Friday, May 28, as last day of school for students; mask requirement will continue through end of school year

  The Lynnville-Sully Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, Apr. 19, in the high school library. Highlights of the nearly three-hour meeting included approving students’ last day of school for current school year, listening to parent concerns on mask requirements, approving 2021-22 district calendar, understanding ESSER Funds, and approving contracts and resignations. President Tammy...
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