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

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Got clutter around the house?  The City of Sully is sponsoring a citywide cleanup day on Tuesday, September 29 for Sully residents which will coincide with the city’s regular weekly garbage and recycle pick up.  City residents should have all items at the curb by 6:00 am on the day of the pickup.
The following items are allowed:
White Goods such as air conditioner, dehumidifier, freezer, refrigerator, clothes dryer, clothes washer, dishwasher, kitchen range, oven/stove, microwave oven, furnace, thermostat, water heater, etc. will be accepted, but residents must have items placed at the curb and separated from other items.
General bulk items: furniture, televisions, computer equipment, lawn furniture, grills, worn out clothing, bedding, scrap lumber, carpet, house wares, toys, bicycles, etc.
All gasoline-powered equipment (must be drained of gas and oil): lawn mowers, weed eaters, tillers, snow blowers, etc.
Items not accepted: paint, toxic materials, yard waste, tree debris, slate or asbestos shingles and siding, batteries, cleaning solvents, pesticides, fertilizers, propane gas tanks, waste oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, antifreeze and tires.





It was a perfect night for several events on Saturday, Aug. 29, including the successful third annual Sully Night Out Cruizin' the Square event. A large variety was among the 47 vehicles displayed. A 1970 Plymouth Superbird (shown at right) owned by Judson Vos received 133 kernel votes as the top vote-getter by the car show spectators. The Sully Lions Club served a sold-out meal of corndogs, hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes, and strawberry smoothies. The Lions chose to donate the $3,000 proceeds to Ryan Nikkel, whose cancer has returned and treatments have prevented him from being able to work full-time. The Sully Lions also sponsored the first-ever horseshoe tournament at the new horseshoe pits on the north end of Sully Central Park with 12 participants. Dan Vande Krol of Sully won first place and $30 in the horseshoe contest. Darin Morvant placed second and receied $20. DJ Curt Dunsbergen asked Morvant's secret to placing. Morvant said, "I've never played horseshoes before, but I've played a lot of slow pitch softball so used the same throwing techniques and finished second."

Winners of the three $50 Sully Money door prizes were, from left, Dennis Korns of Brooklyn, Merlyn Elscott of Newton, and Holly Rozendaal of Lynnville.

Thank you to all who participated and attended the Sully Night Out.

At right, Joel Vos and his children Isaac, Isabelle, and Owen accepted the kernel trophy for his father, Judson Vos, of rural Sully.

The business of city government presents a unique opportunity to resolve issues, accomplish goals, and affect the future of your community.

On the Nov. 3 ballot, the City of Sully has two four-year term councilmember positions currently held by Brad Rozendaal and Chad Fikse and one two-year councilmember position currently held by Jeff Brummel, as well as the two-year position for mayor currently held by Brent Vander Molen.

Nomination papers for these positions may be picked up at either the city office or the Jasper County Auditor’s Office or downloaded from: and must be returned to the Jasper County Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Please note, the city office can no longer accept nomination papers – all nomination papers must be filed with the Jasper County Auditor.

SULLY, LYNNVILLE, KILLDUFF, AND SEARSBORO CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALES: Saturday, Sept. 19, 7 a.m.-noon. If you would like to participate, please deliver your ad of 50 words or less and $10 to the Hometown Press in Sully by 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, ph. 594-3200. Hometown Press handle maps and ads in neighboring publications, craigslist, Facebook, website, and website.


Janco Industries, Inc., manufacturer of Handy products, has a new place to call home. After more than 18 months of planning and hard work, the Sully-based company is happy to finally have all of its employees working together under the same roof.

“In one word, (it feels) overwhelming,” said general manager and owner Joel Jansen, whose company is planning an open house to celebrate the new building from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. “To see it come together was very rewarding. The whole team worked together to create this,” Joel said.

Joel and his wife, CFO and human resources manager Deann Jansen, had plans to eventually bring the Handy team from its Marshalltown facility to a new, 50,000-square-foot location in Sully, but a fire at the Sully location on Jan. 30, 2014, changed the game plan. Instead of operating out of multiple facilities in Sully, the Jansens decided to construct a brand-new, 75,000-square-foot facility a few blocks south of the fire-ravaged building.

Groundbreaking for the new facility occurred on May 14, 2014, but above-average rainfall during June and July — a total of 50 inches during the two-month span — delayed the process, which was expected to take nine months to complete.

“The process went very well — there were hardly any issues,” Joel said. “The only setback was Mother Nature — that was nothing we could control.”

Fourteen semi-trucks delivered the 426,000 pounds of steel necessary for construction in August of last year and the first of 14 sections of steel rafters were successfully set in place by Sept. 30. A month later, the building had steel siding and doors, and by January 2015, the entire building was fully enclosed and heat was turned on so the indoor process could continue. The final pieces of the puzzle came together in April and May, and the moving process began for members of the Janco and Handy teams.

As of August 2015, only a few team members remained operating in the original Sully location, and all the members of the Handy team from Marshalltown were moved into the new location.

“I’m happy to be where we’re at right now,” Joel said. “We do have the room for expansion on this site in the future, as soon as we need it.”

Janco Industries is a family-owned business, founded more than 40 years ago by Joel's father, Ron Jansen. The company has grown from fewer than five employees to nearly 50 and currently serves such diverse industries as agriculture, construction, and recreation. Janco Industries purchased Marshalltown-based Handy Industries in 2010.

For more information on Janco Industries, visit or phone 641-594-2760. To learn about the Handy product line, visit or phone 855-752-5446.