Keep Iowa Beautiful LogoSully Hometown Pride is a program of Keep Iowa Beautiful developed to meet the need of many communities for assistance in the implementation of community plans and visions. Keep Iowa Beautiful works to improve the appearance and pride of Iowa's communities to build stronger communities both culturally and economically. Sully’s Hometown Pride committee was formed in April 2015 with the help of Jasper County’s community coach, Jeff Davidson. Jeff works with local committee members in 7 Jasper County communities to get their ideas for projects developed, approved, funded, implemented and completed. Here are a few highlights that the Sully Hometown Pride committee has been working on -

  1. Actively involved with Iowa University student group to get a trail alignment identified and designed between Sully and Lynnville so that we can build a recreational hiking and biking trail.
  2. Yo-Ho Tools grant application submitted for $200 of gardening tools for Garden Thyme Club.
  3. Diamond Vogel Paint Iowa Beautiful grant application submitted for 14 gallons of clear sealer for Central Park bandstand stage.
  4. Prairie Meadows grant application submitted for $9,620 to finish stonework on the stage and electrical in Central Park.
  5. Working on $2,000 Build with Bags grant application for benches, picnic table and garbage can assembly for Central Park.
  6. Going to try Jasper Community Foundation for Community Building generator.
  7. Once Central Park is finished we want to do the same kind of upgrade for the Ball Field Park.

Hometown Pride T-shirt PhotoThe City of Sully Hometown Pride Committee is selling T-shirts with all proceeds going towards community projects associated with the Keep Iowa Beautiful’s Hometown Pride Campaign. The shirts feature the Sully Hometown Pride logo on a royal blue short-sleeve ($15) or long-sleeve ($20) T-shirt, available in adult sizes small to 2X-large at the Sully City Office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

The annual community Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday, Mar. 26, at 1 p.m. at Old Settlers Grounds in Lynnville. There will be over 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. There will also be door prize drawings. Please join the fun. All kids 10 and under are welcome. The event will be held rain, shine, or snow, hosted by Lynnville Heart of Worship.

altHead up, look forward, the past is the past, you can’t change it, but you can change your future. This is a phrase I say daily and wish we all could live by. It means so much to me.

This brings up all the changes in store for the City of Sully. One of the major things will be the finishing of central park. We will be putting stone around the pillars and rooms of the stage area, park benches will be added, and also more to the stage so we can hopefully have movies in the park, band concerts, and more.

All this is possible because people donate money to The Sully Foundation for park expenses. Also if you haven’t heard, the Sully

Hometown Pride Committee is selling t T-shirts the help pay for the park as well. Another thing happening this summer is Jasper County is resurfacing First Street (the main road). The City of Sully and Jasper County are working together to get this project done.

Many of these things would not be possible if it weren’t for the volunteers and the people who donate money to these projects.

With that said, I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who helps or has helped accomplish these great things for our community.

Head up, look forward, the future of Sully is looking bright. -- Brent Vander Molen

Northridge Estates Enterance PhotoThinking about building a new home? There are residential lots for sale in Northridge Estates for $1 DOLLAR! The $1 Northridge Estates Lot Program will end December 31, 2016. The residential lots are located west of Lynnville-Sully Community Schools. This makes it easy for your children to walk each day to and from school. Think of the gas and time that will save you. So, if you’re considering the of a new home, don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a quality building lot. Do you know a friend or acquaintance, who is dreaming of building a new home? Let them know about the availability of the $1 residential building lots.

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Contact Teryl Ver Ploeg at (641) 831-2983 or email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for information.

Christmas 2015 Open HouseSeveral Sully businesses hope to attract area residents, young and old, to take part in Christmas festivities and spread holiday cheer on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. Businesses normally open on Saturdays will hold their regular hours.

Open houses, sweet treats, a visit with Santa, and a freewill donation soup dinner and bake sale are all part of the holiday event. Organizers brought back the Saturday open house event after a successful first year in 2014 when a multitude of area residents gathered for a morning of mingling with others in the Christmas spirit.

A main attraction among the younger crowd is the chance to sit on the lap of Santa Claus. Jolly Old St. Nick will be in the old restored hardware store next to the Sully Post Office where he will listen to youngsters of all ages share their Christmas wish lists. A bag full of tasty treats will be given to each child, courtesy of the Sully Lions Club.

The following businesses are participating in the Christmas event:
  • 1st State Bank
  • Allycuts
  • Casey’s General Store
  • Coffee Cup Cafe
  • Fikse Chiropractic (where you can order Fikse Fudge for Sully Library fundraiser)
  • Hometown Press
  • Key Cooperative Lumber Dept.
  • Key Cooperative NAPA/Service Station
  • Synergy (where Sully Christian School will have free cookie decorating for kids)
  • Sully Community Locker
  • Sully Post Office
  • Sully Telephone Association
  • Van Wijk Winery

To cap off the fun morning, the Faithwalkers church youth group will hold its annual soup dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Gathering Place new addition at Sully First Reformed Church. Chili, chicken, and potato soups, grilled cheese sandwiches, pie, coffee, and juice will be served for freewill donation. The Impact junior high youth group will also be holding a bake sale.

Everyone is invited to any and all the activities. Invite your friends, relatives, and neighbors.

Townhome Plat

Plans have been approved by the Sully City Council and the P&Z Committee to allow Farrell Properties to construct a two unit townhome on Lots 3 & 4 (see plat) in Northridge Estates. Robert Farrell (owner, developer) lives in Newton, but has done several single family and multi-family housing projects within Jasper County. Robert is excited about doing his first project within the Sully Community. RM Construction from Baxter will be the contractor, who will be building the units. Robert’s plans are to sell the two units and then start construction of a second two unit townhome.

The recent change in weather has prevented the start of the townhome’s construction, but plans are to start in the spring. Each unit will be 1722 square feet with stone front, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, oversized 2 car garage, and built on one level with no steps. Click on the “Townhome” image below to download additional details, floorplan, and elevation views of the unit.

Townhome Elevation View

If you’re interested in finding out more information about the townhome units or about possible modifications, contact Robert (641-521-2746), Rob Meyer (641-521-2682), or Krista Clark (641-521-7442).