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The Wooden Spoon by Shelly Rankin – Feb. 6

This week’s column begins on a somber note for our community, one, thankfully, rarely seen here. The last couple weeks. Huh. No words. My heart heavy. My thoughts anxious. For those mourning, for those hurting, for those supporting, for those overcoming, please join me in prayer, my humble attempt anyway. Dear Heavenly Father, As our world feels as...
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Accident north of Sully Saturday

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office and Sully, Lynnville, and Newton Fire Departments were dispatched shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, to a two-vehicle accident two miles north of Sully at the intersection of highway E. 124th Street S. and gravel road S. 68th Avenue E. According to Jasper County Sheriff's Deputy Ian Winfield's report,...
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Arrests made in Star Auto theft cases Friday

On Jan. 31, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office completed an investigation of reports of theft at Star Auto in Sully, the City of Kellogg, and Todd's Tire of Kellogg. That investigation led to the arrest of Randy Birkenholtz, 40, and Christian Wolfe, 20, both of Newton. Birkenholtz is charged with three counts of second-degree theft...
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Howerzyl named Pella Christian Homecoming King

Local Pella Christian senior Mason Howerzyl, son of John and Lyn Howerzyl of Sully, was crowned 2014 Pella Christian’s homecoming king on Friday, Jan. 31. Justin Stravers, grandson of Russ and Gladys Stravers of Lynnville, was also a member of the court. Photo: Front, Queen Lauren Jungling and King Mason Howerzyl, son of John and Lyn Howerzyl...
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Devastating fire destroys half of Janco manufacturing plant

Black smoke billowed on the west edge of Sully on Thursday, Jan. 30, as a raging fire tore through the east portion of Janco Industries, Inc. at 101 1st Street owned by Joel and Deann Jansen. The blaze was reported at the metal fabrication business at 9:13 a.m. when a worker going on break heard...
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The Wooden Spoon by Shelly Rankin – Jan. 30

How about that wind, ‘ey? Wind makes me hungry. Cold makes me thirsty. Actually, just thinking about wind makes me hungry; thinking about the cold makes me thirsty. This week was full of cold and wind. What did we do? We ate. We drank. A lot. Probably too much. You’ll see what I mean. There are...
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