Mark your calendar for the next Sully Night Out, bingo, soup supper, and prizes on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 5-8 p.m. at Sully Community Center.  The Lynnville-Sully After Prom Committee will serve chili, chicken noodle, and potato soups and cinnamon rolls for a freewill donation. Delicious baked goods will also be available at a bake sale for after prom.

                The whole family is invited to play bingo for free and win great prizes. Everyone who attends receives a ticket at the door for the chance to win two $50 Cenex gas cards donated by Key Cooperative and an iPad Mini donated by Fast Trax Sorts.

                Enjoy a night of food, fun, and fellowship with the community!

altIt is that time again for an update of what's going on in and around Sully.

1stAvenue is almost complete. There is still some ditch work and grass seeding to do to finalize that project.

As many have seen, and some have even had the chance already to see a concert there, the stage/shelter is nearly complete in central park. Phase one is almost complete. When completely finished, it will have stone on the bottom and around the poles to the north.

With this being constructed, we have noticed a few things I would like to address if I could. With the stage. we are seeing several bikes riding up the handicap ramp and jumping them off the steps. With the Jasper County Freedom Rock, I would like to remind everyone that this is a memorial to all soldiers both active and retired. So I ask as a favor from them, please don't climb on the Freedom Rock or ride bikes on the stage. We as the city understand things happen, but out of respect, we appreciate help from everyone on this matter.

If you haven't noticed yet, please take a walk through the Sully Lion's Club Courtyard beside the Coffee Cup Cafe and see what a wonderful job those men and women have done.

This community makes me be proud to say I'm from Sully.

One more thing I should mention is due to farm machinery coming into our community, please give them some space. Also, I would like to remind the farmers that are coming to town and others as well this time of the year, there are several children playing (sometimes on the street). Please slow down and watch for them so we can make this a safe season for all involved.

Thanks for the time and hope you all have a blessed fall season. -- Brent Vander Molen

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The Sully Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) has about $50,000 available for financing your business start-up or expansion project. The Sully RLF was established to improve the Sully economy by providing “gap” financing for small and emerging private business enterprise projects that may or may not increase property valuations or employment opportunities.

Any business located in the Jasper County portion of the Lynnville-Sully School District is eligible to apply. Refinancing, residential construction, specialized equipment not essential to the operation, and routine maintenance generally cannot be financed. Some possible uses of the Sully RLF are:
 • Acquisition of land, buildings, and equipment;
 • Building renovation, rehabilitation, or equipment installation;
 • Working capital for inventory and direct labor; and
 • Technical assistance for private business enterprises.

Loan amounts are subject to the availability of funds. The minimum loan is $2,000. Interest rates will vary with the prime rate and are set by the Sully RLF Loan Committee. Rates will range from 2-5 percent and typically will not exceed prime rate by more than 2 percent. The Sully RLF Loan Committee will determine the loan term, which will depend upon the project being financed.

If you are interested, contact the City of Sully (641-594-3493). Click here for additional information.

October 15 is the deadline for those desiring to honor veterans with a personalized paver at the Jasper County Freedom Rock by Nov. 11, 2015.

In front of the Jasper County Freedom Rock in the Sully Central Park is a 12’ x 14’ area for 663 pavers to be set.

These pavers are being 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 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, such as years in the service and rank.

The price for a 4” x 8” paver is $75 and for an 8” x 8” paver is $125. Click here for a paver order form.

Order forms are also available at the Hometown Press in Sully.

altAfter months of planning and changed plans due to a fire on Jan. 30, 2014, Janco Industires, Inc., including Handy Industries purchased in 2010, held an open house for the public on Sept. 25 and a private ribbon cutting on Sept. 28. Over 175 people attended the open house and refreshments on the afternoon of Sept. 25.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad attended the ribbon cutting ceremony the afternoon of Sept. 28 in front of th newly completed building at 600 West 2nd Avenue in the business park on the west side of Sully. Also on Sept. 28, a meal was served to over 120 invited guests including Janco's vendors and employees, people from local businesses, Sully Development and Betterment Committees, Sully City Council, and as a thank you, the Sully Fire Department crew members.

altBranstad was running a little late, but was able to speak for about 10 minutes and take a short tour of the new 75,000-square foot Janco building.

Top photo, the ribbon curls in the wind as Janco Industries' co-owner Joel Jansen cuts the symbolic red tape representing the culmination of hard work and perserverance, and the completion of the new facility in the Sully Business Park, from left, Chase Jansen, Kayla Kelly, Verle Jansen, Governor Terry Branstad, Joel and his wife and co-owner Deann Jansen, Tyler Jansen, and Norma and Carroll Harthoorn. The ribbon is held by Sully Development President Teryl Ver Ploeg (left) and at right, current Sully Mayor Brent Vander Molen and former Sully Mayor Gordon Yarrington.

Bottom photo, Joel Jansen gives Iowa Governor Terry Branstad a short tour of the Janco facility.

Sully Telephone Association will be deploying its first major phase of “Fiber-to-the-Home” (FTTH) this fall to residents and businesses on 5th Street west of 7th Avenue and 1st Avenue north of 5th Street. KLK Construction will be placing the required fiber to each home and business along this route. Approximately 50-plus locations (homes and businesses) will receive a fiber connection. Sully Telephone technicians will complete the fiber connections during the winter months 2015-2016. This will be one of several major fiber technology investments Sully Telephone will be making for the community of Sully, rural and urban areas, over the next three to five years.

Separate notification to its customers and locations affected by the construction has already been mailed. Sully Telephone is excited to be able to provide the latest fiber technology to our customers for Internet and telephone service.

"We are already planning the next phase of deployment of fiber service to our customers for the summer of 2016," said Jack DeAngelo, Sully Telephone Association General Manager.

Please contact the Sully Telephone business office at 641-594-2905 if you have any questions.

The map and list for the 31 city-wide fall garage sales in Sully, Lynnville, Searsboro and Killduff are now available.

Click here for garage sale list

Click here for garage sale map