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.

Veterans were honored in many ways at the annual Sully Fourth of July Celebration. Following the dedication of the Jasper County Freedom Rock completed in the southeast corner of the town square on June 26, many veterans rode in the parade as the grand marshals. Patriotic songs were sung during the dedication and flag raising and the parade was stopped by parade announcer Jeff Vander Molen who asked the crowd to walk into the streets, located the nearest US flag, and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Perfect weather was enjoyed by hundreds of people in Sully from the early morning fun run with a record of over 400 participants to the late night fireworks display. Other activities were the fly in at the airport, Faithwalkers breakfast, free rolls by the businesses, Inspirations carnival, Sully First Reformed Church Legacy addition open house, old hardware open house by Craig Maasdam and family who are restoring it, Sully Speed Co. open house by Jonny Rankin and Derrick Zimmerman, Van Kooten barrel rides free for kids, Sully Lions Club lunch, water fights for kids and firefighters, ball tournament, tractor pull, video of the Jasper County Freedom Rock painting, music, and community worship on Sunday evening. Saturday was a rainy day so the tractor ride was cancelled.

Accompanying photos below are:
1. Jasper County Freedom Rock dedication with flag raisings and community chorus singing The National Anthem and patriotic songs.
2. Following the Freedom Rock dedication, all veterans were invited to be grand marshals of the parade.
3. Grand Overall winner in the parade was the Clint Vos family, "Jesus-Like a Rock" pulled by a 1981 Z28 Camaro.
4. First place bike, Sullivan Vande Voort in memory of his grandpa, Larry Vande Voort.
5. First place car, Marvin and Judy Klein of Pella, 1964 Chevy Impala, their first car.
6. First place horse entry, Terry, Paula, Cheyenne, and Christine Nikkel in honor of their son and brother, Levi, who is serving in Afghanistan.
7. First place large float, Sully First Reformed Church.
8. First place tractor, nate Woolridge of Peoria, 1965 Oliver 1550 with mounted New Idea 316 cornpicker and Heider wagan.
9. Second place large float, First State Bank.
10. Second place bike/trike entry, Hattie Johnson, Lannon Nelson, and Katie Dunn.
11. Second place car, Jeff Scholten with his late dad Willie's 1970 Chevelle.
12. Second place horses, Lynnville Saddle Club.
13. Third place bikes/trikes, Jakeira Hay.
14. Third place car, Marvin Van Gorp of Montezuma, 1930 Model A Ford sedan.
15. Third place horses, Dick and Marlene Smith of Searsboro, homemade wagon in its second appearance pulled by miniature horses Ernie and Rose.
16. Third place small float, Sully Christian School.
17. Third place tractor, Doug Veenstra of Pella, John Deere 630 and John Deere Patio 112 ridden by Wilbur J. Veenstra's grandkids.
18. Second place tractor, Marty Vander Molen of Sully, 1941 Ford 9N with sno-trac add-on.
19. First place small float, Ben and Jack Vos of Pella, grandsons of Eldon and Brenda Nikkel of Sully.

Please take note of a change in the weekly trash service for the week of June 30.  Midwest Sanitation has announced that trash and recycle service for Sully will be changed to Thursday, July 3 due to the July 4 holiday falling on Friday this year.

Please place all trash and recycle items at the curb by 6:00 am on Thursday, July 3 rather than the normal Friday morning.  Contact the city with any questions.

A group of community choir singers is needed for the Jasper County Freedom Rock Dedication at 9:30 a.m. on July 4. Start gathering near the rock at 9:15 a.m. Song sheets for “The National Anthem,” “Armed Forces Medley,” and “God Bless America” (no practice planned for the familiar songs) will be available at the rock by 8 a.m. or June 30 and later at Hometown Press. Call Myrna Goodyk at 594-2936 with questions.

Honor veterans with a personalized paver at the Jasper County Freedom Rock.  In front of the Freedom Rock in the Sully Central Park will be a 12’ x 14’ area for 663 pavers to be set.  These pavers will be sold to families to place in honor of anyone that has served in the military service.  The person does not need to live in Jasper County or in Iowa.  This is a memorial for service personnel and recognition of their service to our country.  The pavers will be engraved with their name and service branch and whatever else will fit on the paver.  The price for a 4” x 8” paver will be $75 and for an 8” x 8” paver will be $125.
Order forms will also be available at the Hometown Press and at area businesses.

Plans are underway for the annual Sully Fourth of July celebration. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Freedom!” so be creative and start getting your parade entries ready. Contact Kevin Van Maanen at 641-780-3863 by June 30 if interested in playing in a coed softball tournament on July 4.

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altFifteen members of the Lynnville-Sully boys and girls track team proved they are among the best in Class 1A with a remarkable showing and lightning-fast finishes at the state track meet held May 22-24 at the Drake University Blue Oval.

For the first time since 1993, Lynnville-Sully athletes were crowned state champions, claiming the titles of the 100m (Meliek Meyer) and the boys 4x100 (Bailee Samson, Sage Ehresman, Caden Doll, and Meliek Meyer, shown at right). The speedy group ran the event in 43.92 seconds, the fastest time ran in school history and Class 1A this year. Meyer is also the 100m state champion.

L-S track stars were among place finishers in several other state events, including a third-place overall team finish for the boys team. The 2014 memorable and successful state track meet will go down in the record books for the L-S track teams.

The 4x800 girls’ eighth-place finish overall by Kasiah Ehresman, Cori Rice, Tara Vos, and Madison Rasmusson, and Lizzy Van Manen’s sixth-place discus throw are only the second and third events to score at state in the seven seasons L-S Coach Darin Arkema has been at the helm.

Junior standout Madison Rasmusson raced in four total events at state.

Darin Hofer was seventh in the 110m hurdles, the first L-S high hurdles medal in 10 years.

Following are all the results of all the Lynnville-Sully events at the state meet.

2014_track_3rd_in_stateBOYS - 3RD PLACE TEAM (shown at right)

• 100-meter dash: Meliek Meyer, 11.13, 1st | Bailee Samson, 11.56, 3rd
• 200-meter dash: Meliek Meyer, 22.56, 2nd | Bailee Samson, 22.79, 4th
• 110-meter hurdles: Darin Hofer, 15.64, 7th | Caden Doll, 15.99, 10th
• Shuttle hurdle relay: Caden Dunsbergen, Noah Engle, Darin Hofer, Caden Doll, 1:02, 10th
• 4x100 relay: Bailee Samson, Sage Ehresman, Caden Doll, Meliek Meyer, 43.92, 1st
• 4x200 relay: Payton Haack, Meliek Meyer, Brandon Dunsbergen, Bailee Samson, 1:32, 2nd
• 4x400: Payton Haack, Darin Hofer, Brandon Dunsbergen, Caden Doll, 3:37, 19th


• Discus: Lizzy Van Manen, 113'11 ", 6th
• 400-meter dash: Madison Rasmusson, 1:03, 17th
• 800-meter run: Madison Rasmusson, 2:27, 12th
• 1500-meter run: Alexa Vander Leest, 5:18, 17th
• 3000-meter run: Alexa Vander Leest, 11:28, 18th
• 4x400 relay: Kasiah Ehresman, Tara Vos, Cori Rice, Madison Rasmusson, 4:18, 18th
• 4x800 relay: Kasiah Ehresman, Cori Rice, Tara Vos, Madison Rasmusson, 10:13, 8th
• Distance medley relay: Lizzy Van Manen, Kasiah Ehresman, Cori Rice, Tara Vos, 4:37, 20th