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Names of injured released in truck wash incident

The names of the Newton Correctional Release Center inmates injured while working at Sully Truck Wash on Tuesday, Jan. 21, have been released. Willie Mercer, 26, held for a Warren County sentence, was pronounced dead at the scene. Justin Hurdel, 36, held for a Webster County sentence, was taken by ambulance to Skiff Medical Center...
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One dies, two hospitalized in Truck Wash incident

Three employees of the Sully Truck Wash, located at 10683 Hwy. F62 just west of Sully, were overcome by fumes and passed out inside the tank trailer they were cleaning, according to a release by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office who received the 911 call at 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Due to the...
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Short agenda for Lynnville-Sully School Board Monday

The Lynnville-Sully Board of Education met in the high school library on Monday, Jan. 20. Guests included Shelley Vander Molen, Rita Maston, Deb Merrill, Chris Copland, and Faye Brand. President John Terpstra called the meeting to order. It was motioned and carried to amend the agenda to include the approval of soliciting bids for a...
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Dee Zee Spirit – Jan. 23

I doubt that anyone’s daily schedule is as messed up as mine. I haven’t gotten over the habit of getting up very early at 4:30 when it’s still very dark. I either walk into a closed door or stub a toe, sometimes both. I then climb into the shower where the water is sizzling hot or freezing...
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Stamp price increases to 49¢

The price of mailing a first-class letter will increase by three cents on Monday, Jan. 26, the largest rate hike in 11 years. The stamp-price increase to 49 cents will be in effect for two years, giving the financially-struggling United States Postal Service (USPS) a temporary infusion of extra revenue intended to help it recoup...
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New committees named at Sully City Council meeting

Sully City Clerk Barbra Maasdam gives the oath of office to the three new members of the Sully City Council, Brett Van Soelen, Diane Vos, and Darin Morvant. The Sully City Council met in regular session Monday, Jan. 13, with new Sully Mayor Brent Vander Molen, council members Chad Fikse and RJ Van Dyke, and new...
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