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SOLD!

SELLING AT AUCTION Pictured is Hull auctioneer Pete Pollema enjoying selling some of his last truckloads of hay at the Rock Valley Hay Auction Thursday, April 4. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Pete Pollema recognized for years of auctioneering Shane D. Johnson | Editor Hull auctioneer Pete Pollema celebrated his last day auctioneering for the Rock Valley Hay...

Putting the spotlight on child care

Putting the spotlight on child care

A RIBBON CUTTING FOR HULL CHILD CARE Pictured are members of Bright Start Daycare and Preschool and Hull Chamber of Commerce celebrating a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday,...

New showroom for D&K Door

New showroom for D&K Door

A NEW SHOWROOM TO SHOWCASE QUALITY Pictured are some interior shots of the new showroom located at D&K Door in Hull. The process of installing a new showroom has taken the...

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Obituaries

Velma Vander Plaats

93 Sibley, Iowa April 4, 2024 Velma D. Vander Plaats, 93, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, Iowa, Thursday, April 4, 2024. Funeral service was Monday, April 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley. Survivors include five...

Elsie Kruse

101 Fulda, Minnesota March 20, 2024 Elsie Kruse, 101, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda, Minnesota. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 27, at St. John Lutheran Church, Boyden, Iowa, with interment in the church cemetery....

Joan Boeve

94 Hills, Minnesota March 22, 2024 Joan Boeve, 94, of Hills, Minnesota, passed away Friday, March 22, 2024, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. Funeral service was Thursday, March 28, at Reformed Church of Steen, Minnesota, with interment in Eastside Cemetery, Steen. Joan...

Albertha De Jong

88 Hull, Iowa March 22 2024 Albertha De Jong, 88, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Friday, March 22, 2024, at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Funeral service was Wednesday, March 27, at First Reformed Church, Hull, with interment in West Lawn Cemetery, Orange...

Albertha De Jong

88 Hull, Iowa March 22, 2024 Albertha De Jong, 88, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Friday, March 22, 2024, at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be Wednesday, March 27, from 10-11 a.m. at First Reformed Church, Hull. Funeral...

Gordon DeBoer

82 February 25, 2024 Gordon DeBoer, 82, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, at Riverside National Cemetery. Celebration of Life will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Flabob Airport Café, Riverside, California. Gordon...

Tim Kooima

91 Hull, Iowa March 5, 2024 Tim Kooima, 91, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Sioux Center Health. Funeral service was Saturday, March 9, at Hull Protestant Reformed Church with interment in Hope Cemetery, Hull. Tim was born Oct. 26, 1932, in...

June Van Dyk

93 Boyden, Iowa February 26, 2024 June D. Van Dyk, 93, of Boyden, Iowa, passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa. Funeral services were Saturday, March 2, at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Boyden, with interment in the church...

Sports

Girls place first in Hull

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley thrower Covey Wynia begins his discus motion at the Western Co-ed Invite. Wynia finished the event in 11th place with a best throw of 75-05. (Photo/Andrew Buckman). Makinze Rensink anchors Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley's 800 medley relay team at the...

Girls’ unit captures third

Western Christian's Bentley Bliek begins her motion for the shot put at the Western Co-ed Invite. Bliek, a sophomore, took first in the JV section of the event, throwing a best hurl of 32-05.00. (Andrew Buckman) Western Christian sprinters Tristan Rozeboom (far left)...

Comets dominate to open year

Braylen Crawford carries his golf bag on his back as he walks from one hole to the next during the first Siouxland Conference Meet of the season. Crawford shot a 39 to finish in sixth, while Boyden-Hull won the meet with a score of 149 Thursday, April 4. (Photo/Andrew...

Western skirts past Royals

Western Christian Boys’ Golf Douma dominates to lead ’Pack boys’ golf to season-beginning victory Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Western Christian 163MMCRU 164MARCUS – Similar to the girls’ side, Western Christian boys’ golf played a tightly-contested match at...

’Pack drops opening match

Western Christian Girls’ Golf Golfing without lone returner, inexperienced squad falls to MMCRU in Marcus Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Western Christian 246MMCRU 242MARCUS – Western Christian girls’ golf opened its season dropping a close meet to MMCRU on the...

’Hawks clobber Orabs in Game 1

Bryanna Garcia keeps her eye on the ball as she attempts to push it up the field Tuesday, April 2, in Sheldon. Garcia tallied a goal on three shots in Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley's 6-0 defeat of the Orabs to open the season. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley...

’Hawks complete comeback

Ike Van Der Brink throws his arms in the air as he falls to the ground after being tackled by a Sheldon defender in open play. Van Der Brink scored two goals in Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley boys' soccer 5-3 win over the Orabs in Sheldon. (Photo/Andrew Buckman)...

Baccam starts year in style

Western Christian Boys’ Soccer Western tallies three second-half goals to beat Dutch in first game of season Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Western Christian 0-3 3MOC-Floyd Valley 0-0 0ORANGE CITY – While overcoming some first-half-of-the-first-game struggles,...