Category Archives: News

Letter to the editor: Sharing information

I noticed the ad featuring former Olympic diver Greg Louganis and his husband in the Mar. 5 issue of the Hometown Press and was pretty sure it would generate some controversy with some in the community. The Family Research Council (FRC) website that was used as research is a conservative organization founded by James Dobson in...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers 3/19/15

I had another great day this past week. My wife took me to Des Moines to buy a hassock. I have no idea what a hassock is. I haven’t been shopping with her for 10 years (and will not go in the next 10). The deal was if I would go with her, she would take me...
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Marilyn Schuler’s fifth book for sale now

Marilyn (Sparks) Schuler’s new book, fifth in the series “Animals of the Bible,” will be released Apr. 14. Instead of ordering it from Amazon.com, you can buy a signed copy at Hometown Press right now. Schuler is better known in the Lynnville-Sully area as Mrs. Sparks to students in grades 8, 6, 5, and 2 through...
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America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with Van Genderen to support local organization

The Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation (LSCEF) received a $2,500 donation from Jasper County farmer Dorothy Van Genderen and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization support more than 600 teachers and students in the L-S Community School District by providing funds for events and community service projects. “My...
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Pastor’s Pen: A Celebration of Praise

This past week, I had the opportunity to watch my hometown high school, Maple Valley Anthon Oto, play in the boys state basketball tournament. During the final minute of their Thursday game, they won on a last second layup. I felt every part of my being well up with instant praise and celebration as I...
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