To the Electors of the City of Sully, Iowa:
You are hereby notified that the City Council of the City of Sully, Iowa, has a vacancy for the council seat previously held by RJ Van Dyke.  The term of this council seat which expires December 31, 2015, is vacant as of April 20, 2015, pursuant to Section 69.2 of the Code of Iowa.
You are further notified that pursuant to Section 372.13(2) of the Code of Iowa, the Council has elected to fill the vacancy by appointment, but the electors of the City of Sully, Iowa, have the right to file a petition requiring that said vacancy be filled by a special election.
The appointment shall be for the period until the next pending election, as defined by Section 69.12 of the Code of Iowa.
The Council will make the appointment to fill the vacancy at its regular meeting of May 11, 2015 and the appointment will become effective immediately and will expire December 31, 2015.
Persons wanting to be considered should contact the city office by Noon on May 8, 2015.


The Sully Central Park Playset Committee has teamed up with The Principal Charity Classic Golf Tournament to raise funds for the Sully Central Park playset.  Birdies For Charity enables a person to pledge an amount they’re willing to pay for the total number of birdies the golf pros will make during the golf tournament that will be played June 5-7. The minimum pledge amount is five cents per birdie. In 2014, there were 843 total birdies. This would be a $42.15 donation. If you don’t want to make a birdie pledge, you also have the option to make a one-time flat donation amount (minimum $25).

One-hundred percent of the donations and pledges will go to the Sully Central Park playset project fund.  Plus all your donations and pledges are tax deductible.

How do you participate or make a pledge? Two ways are available to choose from.

1. Fill out a pledge form and return it to the Sully City Clerk’s Office. Click here to view and print the pledge form and additional details.

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2. Go to link. Then click the “DONATE NOW” link to fill out the form. You must choose “THE SULLY FOUNDATION” charity.

49 city-wide garage sales in Sully, Lynnville, Searsboro and Killduff on Saturday, April 11 from 7:00 am - Noon.

Click here to download the Garage Sale List and Map

               The Sully Night Out Committee has organized a donkey basketball game for Monday, Apr. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lynnville-Sully High School gym as a fundraiser for the central park and playground improvement project. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with concession stand operated by the Lynnville-Sully baseball team open at 5:45 p.m. so you can eat your evening meal before the donkey games begin. The menu includes walking tacos, super nachos, pulled pork, hotdogs, popcorn, pop, Gatorade, water, and candy.

                Mark Doll and Dwight Beyer will be the announcers. Teryl Ver Ploeg and Melissa Doll will operate the scoreboard.

                Free donkey rides will be given to children at intermission. Children must have a coupon for a free ride available at the door and must be age 12 or younger and accompanied by a paying adult, limited to the first 125 children in line for a ride.

                For those unfamiliar with this fun event, teams of local residents play basketball while riding, or trying to ride, a donkey. Of course, there are always some stubborn mules (possibly trained that way?) that make scoring or even getting close to the hoop a hilarious challenge. Four teams have signed up. The first game will be 1st State Bank versus Janco, and the second game will feature the Lynnville-Sully faculty versus Co-Line, followed by the winners in the championship game with a trophy donated by The Trophy Shop, Sully.

                Team members are as follows.

1st State Bank: Keith Renaud, Kyle Terpstra, Kurt Harthoorn, Brad Van Vark, Steve Russell, Lejon Ladwig, Drew Van Rees, Kyle Van Rees, Tara Conover, Stacey Alberts, and Nick Beyer coached by James Walkup.

Janco: Joe Dirksen, Troy Hartz, Tyler Jansen, Ryan McFarland, Dylan Nelson, Brady Sage, Garrett Van Maanen, and Scott Van Zee coached by Dana McFarland.

Lynnville-Sully faculty: Brian Lowry, Joel Vos, Darin Arkema, Nick De Penning, Kevin Johnson, Nick Harthoorn, Joel Harthoorn, and Matt Rasmusson coached by Jerry Hulsing and Jeff Corbett.

Co-Line: Ryan Johnson, Cory Tice, Chris Tice, Jeff Kling, Brady Van Wyk, Tony Van Wyk, Shane Jansen, Steve Davis, Jason Allbee, Jay Mitchell, Ashley Lemons, Rachel Zuidema, and Tayler Vander Molen coached by Dale (Rail) Brand and Eric Brand.

                Monday, Apr. 13, at 1 p.m. is the deadline for purchasing advance discounted tickets at $6 each (for all ages, preschool free) at both banks in Sully, the bank in Lynnville, and the Hometown Press in Sully. Tickets at the door will be $8 each.

                If you have questions, contact committee members Janise Gruver at 641-990-2867 or Barb Maasdam at 594-3493.



In the next few months, there are several great things happening in Sully. 1st Avenue will be paved. Central park will be getting the old playground equipment taken out and replaced by new. A stage/shelter will also be built on the south side of the park. The goals are to have the street completed by the end of May, playground equipment replaced by July 4, and the stage/shelter done by late summer.

All this is possible by some great contributions of money and volunteers. We will be looking for help with removing and building the playground equipment. So if you want to contribute some time, call Teryl Ver Ploeg or myself, and we will give you the times.

Another topic the city council is hearing a lot of is cats and dogs running loose in town. Just a reminder, your dogs and cats must be registered through the city and must always be in a fenced yard, on a leash, or tied up and never running loose. If animals are loose in the city, anyone can pick up these animals and owners will be charged to get them back after they have been registered. Thank you in advance for helping keep our citizens and visitors safe. Thank you also to the people working so hard to get playground equipment funded and volunteers set up to help.


The City of Sully and Sully Development Inc. recently welcomed Lynnville Repair to Sully with the presentation of two pies from Coffee Cup Cafe and a bottle of wine from Van Wijk Winery. Matt Zylstra (center) of Lynnville Repair excepts the gifts from Teryl Ver Ploeg (left), president of Sully Development, and Sully Mayor Brent Vander Molen (right).

In January 2015, Matt and Heather Zylstra officially moved their auto repair business to the Sully Business Park. Their new 75’ x 136’ facility provides ample space for their three full-time and three part- time employees to provide excellent auto service and repair for their customers.  Matt indicated their new location has enabled the business to expand its tire service to include truck tires. Offering wheel alignment is a future service that is being considered.


Seven Lynnville-Sully High School district speech contest entries earned Division I ratings to advance to the state competition on Mar. 14, 2015. Seven students on the team brought home seven Division I and one Division II ratings, coached by Mrs. Deb Merrill and Ms. Melinda Hardin. Shown from left, front row, are Mary Chaffin, Naomi Shinkle, Mikayla Smith, Cori Rice; back, Nic Lirio, Kyle Kramer, and Isaac Collins. 

Shinkle, Collins, and Lirio competed in the public address category and earned three Division I ratings. Lirio also competed in spontaneous speaking for his second Division I rating. Division I ratings were earned in interpretive reading poetry by Chaffin and Rice. Kramer earned a Division I rating with expository address that was a speech on sweet sorghum, his family's business.

State speech contest will be Mar. 14 in Cedar Rapids.