Category Archives: News

SFRC’s new technology reaches online congregation

Going to church on Sunday mornings looks a bit different these days for some Sully First Reformed Church members. The church has more than 100 people each week who are unable to make it to the physical church building but still get to “go to church” by turning on their computers or digital devices and...
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The Wooden Spoon by Shelly Rankin – Mar. 6

You know when people say, “ignorance is bliss” or “what you don’t know can’t hurt you?” I found these two simple phrases to be oh-so-true this week. I was putting some nightstands in my room and moving my old ones to the closet. These nightstands I moved in are the first thing my Papa M....
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Remember When – Mar. 6

35 years ago (1979) Jerry Kunce, general manager, and Dick Ver Ploeg Jr., board president, reported at the 58th annual meeting for Sully Co-op that the cooperative reached a new all-time gross sales record of $15 million. The LSK Jaycees team won the consolation honor at the State Jaycee Volleyball Tournament. Team members included Dan Vande Krol,...
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Press INKlings – Mar. 6

Readers are what newspapers need and readers who are also subscribers are even better. Last week, I was quite happy, or maybe elated, to learn this column has readers and even readers that react to what they read. Last Thursday, an issue of this newspaper came out just like every other Thursday for over four years...
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Agricultural Insights by Marshall Hay – Mar. 6

Iowa may be recognized for its rolling prairies that support bountiful cropland, but its bordering woodland areas can be quite picturesque and bring a lot of beauty and function. Trees silenced by winter dormancy will soon begin leaf shoot initiation with the onset of spring. However, 2014 could bring a huge challenge for a particular...
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From the Desk of Shane Ehresman

One of the most difficult and confusing elements of school funding is how Iowa law restricts the ways K-12 public schools can use various funding sources. Simply put, if we have a shortage in one area of the budget, we cannot use other funds available to the district to offset such a shortage unless specifically...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers – Mar. 6

I would certainly think that the below-zero temperatures are over, but they have done a bit of damage to me already. Just last week, I had to take a diesel pickup and trailer to Chicago to move my daughter out of an apartment. I borrowed the pickup from my Uncle Bill. It is near new and a...
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