hometownˍpressˍ10ˍ26ˍ09.jpg A print shop, Hometown Press, has opened in Sully on the northeast corner of the square at 301 7th Ave. Ste. 101 with Co-Line Welding, Inc. as its parent company. Services typical of a print shop will be offered, including but not limited to, black and white and color printing and copying, document scanning (pdf, OCR pdf, and jpg), spiral coil binding books, large and small laminations, office supplies, various types of paper by the sheet, ream or case, carbonless paper forms, booklets, newsletters, greeting cards, and more.

In conjunction with the print shop, a weekly publication, Hometown Press, was launched Nov. 19, 2010, with a blanket mailing to mailboxes in the area for 2-4 weeks with a Thursday publication day. Copies will also be available for sale at various businesses.

“I’m excited to help the community grow by offering print shop services and also be in the newspaper world again and look forward to using the technology changes since I was last in the newspaper industry, such as internet, emailing, and digital cameras,” said Margaret Vander Weerdt who will be the publication’s editor. Faye Brand will be the publisher. Marketplace ads (classified advertising) will be free the first week and subscriptions at a reduced price will be available to build a paid mailing list.

“We are thrilled to help Margaret in this endeavor. She has done a great job with Co-Line’s monthly newsletter, The Co-Line Press, for the last 8½ years and we really miss her news reporting in the local community,” Dale Brand, president of Co-Line, said. “Having the print shop equipment will also cut down on our company’s outsourced printing costs and offer the services to area residents and businesses too.”

To contact Hometown Press, the phone number is 641.594.3200 and email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it