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Farm Bureau Financial Services set to open Lynnville office March 20

By Derek Bates Driving through Lynnville, many might have noticed the ongoing construction to the building at 412 East Street. In recent months, new windows and doors have been installed, as well as a new sign signaling its future as the office of Farm Bureau Financial Services Agent Jennifer Bos. Bos, who works out of the Grinnell...
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The DeeZee Spirit By Darrell Zegers, March 9, 2023

I have spent a lot of my life having to make do with something that did not fit. It was never the right thing. I was either too lazy or too broke to get the right thing. I’ve driven cars for months with that little dinky spare tire that you are to use just to get to...
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Smoke on the Water: 10 years of Good Friends, Good Food, Good Cause

Smoke on the Water, the annual barbecue competition and benefit held at Old Settlers Park in Lynnville every August, will celebrate a decade worth of living up to its tagline of “Good Friends, Good Food, Good Cause.” This year’s event on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, will mark the 10th anniversary of the barbecue competition and benefit....
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L-S FFA celebrates National FFA Week

Lynnville-Sully’s 2022-23 FFA members are: Front row, from left, president Alyssa Bassett, vice president Conner Maston, secretary Majesta Vos, treasurer Morgan Jones, sentinel Garrett Jansen, reporter Ellyse Merten, student advisor James Gruver; second row, Bryce Richards, Davis Utech, Makenna Schnell, Allie Van Wyk, Brooke Conover; third row, Hendrick Lowry, Kyler Agan, Tyke Vander Wilt, Noah...
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The DeeZee Spirit By Darrell Zegers, March 2, 2023

I had no idea I would live to be a geezer. I have arrived at that age. The one good thing I thought I would be done with was visits with highway patrolmen. I got a ticket recently and found out they will write tickets to old, awful drivers like me! When I got pulled over, I...
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Joel Vander Molen: 38 years of life as a quadriplegic

Vander Molen preaches in Georgetown, IN, for a friend on Oct. 7, 2018.    By Margaret Vander Weerdt Thirty-eight years ago, on Feb. 20, the life of Joel Vander Molen (now age 41 and living in Pella) and his family changed forever. (His mom Julie grew up in Sully as one of five children of Henrietta Laverman now...
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