The Central Park committee(consisting of Chad Fikse, Murray Zegers, Craig Maasdam, Jon Van Wyk, Chris Copeland & Trent Alberts) continues to work on refreshing and revamping the Sully Central Park.  The committee met with the City council in December where 4 potential layout plans were presented.  The council approved the committee to continue with the planning of this project and were very supportive of the direction.  The suggestion was made to pick the top two plans and present these plans to the public for a vote.  The committee is very excited about the support received thus far and are hoping to receive good feedback from the community in the coming weeks.

If you have questions or suggestions regarding the planning of improving the functionality of Sully Central Park, please contact Trent Alberts at 641-990-8656 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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The Rock and Renew Program is organized by Habitat for Humanity Mid Iowa and other area community organizations. We want to partner with you to improve your community. Rock and Renew experienced professionals and volunteers will work together with you on home and neighborhood improvements projects like:

  • Exterior home repair and maintenance
  • Landscaping maintenance
  • Accessibility
  • Weatherization
  • Other beautification activities
  • Other needs as permitted

Residents interested in participating in the Rock and Renew Program will be actively involved in the work done on their home. Participation will include prep work, working alongside volunteers and other tasks as needed and capable.

If you are ready to participate in the Rock & Renew Program or want to find out more, you can request help by completing an online form at www.rockandrenew.org or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Rock & Renew at (641) 792-6432.

If you request services we will be in contact with you to discuss the services requested.

Alliant Energy has been working to find a more energy-efficient street lighting option for several years.  As technology has developed, the combined costs of LED lights have dropped, making them a viable alternative.  In January, Alliant Energy began replacing 100-watt arm mounted high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights with the new LED street lights in communities throughout the state.  However, the installation of LED street lights will only occur in street light fixtures requiring repair.  Alliant Energy expects to replace all of the selected HPS lights in 7-9 years.

If you see a street light that is not working, please submit a repair request by either filling out an online form at www.alliantenergy.com/streetlights or by calling 800-255-4268.

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host affordable, non-invasive, painless health screenings on Monday, March 11, 2013.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat, which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

Register for a Wellness Package with Heart Rhythm for a cost of $149.  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  Your Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-888-653-6441 for more information or to pre-register.

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Are you a young, simgle adult between the ages of 25-35? Are you interested in meeting new friends? Are you looking for a more meaningful relationship with God?

You’re invited to join the community-wide Young Adults Bible Study Group which meets the second and fourth Sunday at 6 p.m. at the home of Teryl and Carol Ver Ploeg in Sully.

If you would be interested in joining a group of young adults getting together to learn more about the Bible and enjoy the beauty of life, contact Ver Ploegs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 594-4412; or Jerry and Pam Vander Beek at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 594-4248.

Above, delicious meals are also served at the community-wide Young Adults Bible Study Group held the second and fourth Sunday evening each month.

The Second Annual Business Appreciation Night will be held Monday, Feb. 4, at the Lynnville-Sully High School basketball game versus Sigourney in Sully. The boys JV game begins at 6 p.m. followed by the boys varsity basketball game.

The Business Appreciation Night event is sponsored by the school, the City of Lynnville, the Lynnville Chamber, the City of Sully, and Sully Betterment to say thank you to all businesses in the Lynnville-Sully School District.

Area businesses should have received the invitation with two free admission tickets from the school for two individuals (not families) being recognized. The tickets are also good for $3 for food and drink at the concession stand.

Business representatives will be introduced at halftime of the varsity boys basketball game at approximately 8 p.m.

Reservations are due by Feb. 1 by contacting Shane Ehresman at L-S School 641-594-4445, emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or returning the form in with the invitation to Ehresman at PO Box 210, Sully, IA 50251.

Communities offer an array of opportunities for all of us to become involved in recreational or cultural activities and to develop relationships with others.  Whether you are a seasoned adult who would like to mentor others to learn new skills, a young adult seeking to learn skills that you can add to your resume, or a vendor with a special product and would like to be included in future events:  Contact co-chairs Janise Gruver ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Rebecca Van Wyk ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for more information on Sully “Night Out” activities or to offer your assistance. 

The community of Sully needs a full circle of mentors and volunteers to come forward and engage in action planning, organizing, implementing, and providing many different services to make our community profile more interesting to our members and to tourists, and to enhance our social networking opportunities.  There may be skills and valuable experience that volunteers will gain by working side by side with mentors who have been serving our community for years.
At the November 1, 2012 Town Meeting several mentors within the community brainstormed and came up with possible activities based on three different categories.  We welcome your ideas, opinions, suggestions, and help in making these activities a reality.  Other thoughts:  How can we utilize our community center and town park more for community activities?
Possible themes and dates being considered:

1. Foodie/Food Rave Nights/Harvest Celebrations
• BBQ Cook-off and Dubious bridge/pitch card tournament (Apr 6)
• Do we want to do something the month of Sept when Maasdam’s are harvesting their sorghum (e.g. Renaissance Fair)?
• Chili Cook-off and Dubious bridge/pitch card tournament (Oct 12)

2. Transportation (July 6) – “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” (we would like to extend the celebration over July 4-6)
• Fly-in
• Remote control airplane show
• Hot air balloon rides
• Hobby Train show
• Oldie Car show
• Motorcycles
• Lawn mower races?

3. The Arts (Aug 3) – “American Graffiti Night”
• Arts festival
• Sidewalk chalk/chalk artists
• Ice cream social (soda fountain)
• Classic cars
• Street dance
• Chess/checkers in the park