A 1957 red Bel Air Chevrolet received the most kernel votes at the Sully Night Out Cruizin' the SquareonSaturday evening, Aug. 23, 2014, with a large crowd in attendance. It won by one vote, 142-141. The classic Chevy car is owned by Jim and Marcia Parker (shown at right) of Grinnell. And the close second-place finisher? The people who invited the Parkers to the Sully event, Dean and Betty Van Kooten of Kellogg with their rare 1971 Mach 1 red Ford Mustang!

The fun-filled evening featured classic cars, a go-cart obstacle course for children, food by the Sully Lions Club (shown below at bottom left), DJ music, and delicious pie served by members of the Lynnville-Sully Speech Team. Below at bottom right, Parker Van Wyk watches Max Morvant drive the go-cart by turning right to go left and vice versa. Ty James is the "engine power" pushing around the go-cart obstacle course sponsored for kid fun by FastTrax Sports of Sully.

Winners of the $50 Sully Bucks drawings were Caroline Jaennette of Sully and Cliff Vos of Reasnor (photo below left). Attendees each received five kernels of corn to vote for their favorite vehicle on display (photo below right).




Got clutter around the house?  The City of Sully is sponsoring a citywide cleanup day on Friday, September 26, for Sully residents which will coincide with the city’s regular weekly garbage and recycle pick up.  City residents should have all items at the curb by 6:00 am on the day of the pickup.

The following items are allowed:

  • White Goods such as air conditioner, dehumidifier, freezer, refrigerator, clothes dryer, clothes washer, dishwasher, kitchen range, oven/stove, microwave oven, furnace, thermostat, water heater, etc. will be accepted, but residents must have items placed at the curb and separated from other items.
  • General bulk items: furniture, televisions, computer equipment, lawn furniture, grills, worn out clothing, bedding, scrap lumber, carpet, house wares, toys, bicycles, etc.
  • All gasoline-powered equipment (must be drained of gas and oil): lawn mowers, weed eaters, tillers, snow blowers, etc.
  • Items not accepted: paint, toxic materials, yard waste, tree debris, slate or asbestos shingles and siding, batteries, cleaning solvents, pesticides, fertilizers, propane gas tanks, waste oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, antifreeze and tires.

The Jasper County Emergency Management Agency is soliciting proposals from firms with relevant experience to provide planning services for the update to the Countywide Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) can be found on the Emergency Management website:

The RFP provides detailed scope of work for prospective vendors. Bids must be received by September 26th, 2014 for consideration.

We're trying to get feedback regarding the replacement of the playset in the Sully square and we want your input!

Please help us to prioritize your favorite park activities for the playground on the Sully Square. Complete the survey online by selecting the link below or print the form and drop your completed form off at Sully City Clerk's Office, Great Western Bank, First State Bank, or Hometown Press. The Playground Committee members are: Teryl Ver Ploeg, Amy Harthoorn, Stephanie Rozendaal and Jessica Winegar.

Online Survey  |  Print Version

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Sully, Iowa, intends to fill the vacancy of the city council seat previously held by Brett Van Soelen by appointment pursuant to §372.13 of the Iowa Code.

The appointment shall be effective until the next regular city election in November 2015.

You are further notified that 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.

This Notice is given in compliance with §372.13(2)(a), of the Code of Iowa.

The rose garden in the Sully Central Park will be removed as part of the next phase of the park revitalization project.  Therefore, the rose bushes are being offered to the public on a first come first serve basis.  Individuals wanting any of the roses will be responsible for removing and transporting the rose bushes.  Anyone interested should contact the Sully city office no later than Friday, August 15 at (641) 594-3493 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for further information.

Newton YMCA Kid’s Express is coming to Sully from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on July 28 through July 31 at Sully Central Park (on the square).  YMCA staff will lead arts, crafts, sports and fitness activities - healthy snacks are also included.  Kid’s Express is free and designed for children 6 – 12 years of age.  For more information contact Newton YMCA at (641) 792-4006.