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.

Click the "Schedule" button below to open the schedule of events.


  Click here to open the "Fun Run Registration Form"

  Click here to open "Parade Registration Form"

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

2014_freedom_rock_washingA lot of activity is taking place around the Jasper County Freedom Rock in the Sully Central Park. An opportunity presented itself in May to allow the Freedom Rock to be painted the week of June 16. With that opportunity, the Freedom Rock committee has been working hard to finalize the memorial plans and get ready for Raymond “Bubba” Sorensen II to come to Sully to paint the rock. The site will be 24’ x 45’ and have the U.S., Iowa, and POW flags behind the rock. In front of the rock 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 people do not need to have lived in Jasper County or Iowa. This is a memorial for service people and recognition of their service to our country. The pavers will be engraved with their name and service branch and whatever else will be allowed to fit. Watch for the order form in the Hometown Press, on the Sully website, and at area businesses on how and where to order and pay for these. Price will be $75 for the 4” x 8” and $125 for the 8” x 8”.

Activities for the week of June 2 are washing the rock (shown in progress by Gordon Yarrington June 3) and pouring concrete. The week of June 9, pavers (eventually to be replaced with engraved pavers) will be set in, flag poles set up, seating stones placed, landscaping, and set up tent over rock so painter can work rain or shine. Week of June 16, the rock will be painted, and the week of June 23 will be finishing painting the rock and removing the tent. During the week of June 30 will be finishing touches before the dedication at the Sully Fourth of July celebration. After July 4th, lights will be installed that will illuminate the rock and flags.

People are needed to donate towards this project. Some ideas are one of three flag poles at $800 each (one donated already), flags, seating stones are $290 (one donated already), five lighting fixtures at $800 each, and 17 yards of concrete at $100 per yard (eight yards donated already). Please contact, call, or stop one of the committee: Sheryl Van Wyk, Margaret Vander Weerdt, or Gordon Yarrington to let them know what you would like to contribute towards this veterans memorial. Once the project is completed, a permanent story board will be placed on site telling the story of how it came about with the list of donors to be included on it. The list of donors will also be published in the Hometown Press when the project is completed.

“Having gone on a Freedom Flight with my father last month,” Yarrington said, “this is so fitting to honor our veterans and to have the privilege to host the Jasper County Freedom Rock in Sully, Iowa. There is a video on the Sully website if you wish to see Bubba Sorenson and hear his story about the rocks in Iowa and his plan for each state and even the nation.”

Learn more about the artisit and the story behind the rock in this video

Check this link out for infomration about the county freedom rocks that have been and are being painted.

Summer story hours will be held at the Sully Community Library on Wednesdays - June 4, June 11, and June 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 am.  The finale will be held on Friday, June 27, at 2:30 p.m. with the Science Center of Central Iowa. Readers of all ages will enjoy this summer's reading program, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" as they be experimenting and exploring science.

All programs are free of charge.  Call the Library at 641-594-4148 with questions or check out the website at for more information.  Plan to join in all the fun!