Through the process of adoption

Through the process of adoption

WELCOMING FISHER Pictured are Brian and Rachel Verwolf holding their son Fisher whom they adopted recently. (Photo/Submitted) WELCOME HOME Pictured is the newest addition to the Brian and Rachel Verwolf family, Fisher. Fisher was recently adopted by the Verwolfs after he was born in November. (Photo/Submitted) Shane D. Johnson |Editor Brian and Rachel...

Hull Casey’s is back in business

Hull Casey’s is back in business

SEEING PLANS COME TO FRUITION Pictured is the new and improved Casey’s convenience store which reopened Thursday, Feb. 15. The new facility was built after a Wednesday, Sept. 28,...

Recognizing passionate community members

Recognizing passionate community members

Allison Mooy of Trinity Christian High SchoolHull Chamber of Commerce Scholarship recipient Justin Van Schepen of Van’s Power CenterBusiness of the Year Award Lavonne De Jong of...

Current News

Current News

Obituaries

Earl Cuperus

80 Hull, Iowa February 11, 2024 Earl Cuperus, 80 of Hull, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. Earl Wayne Cuperus was born Sept. 1, 1943, to Louis and Jeanette (Dykstra) Cuperus. He grew up in Hull where he attended Hull Christian grade school and graduated from...

Norman Van Sloten

80 Boyden, Iowa February 10, 2024 Norman Van Sloten, 80, of Boyden, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center.   Celebration of life was Saturday, Feb. 17, at United Presbyterian Church, Boyden, with interment in Sheridan Township...

Elizabeth Dykstra

95 Orange City, Iowa February 16, 2024 Elizabeth Dykstra, 95, of Orange City, Iowa, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. Memorial service was Monday, Feb. 19, at First Christian Reformed Church, Orange City, with interment in...

Marvin Van Den Top

60 Boyden, Iowa February 18, 2024 Marvin Van Den Top, 60, of Boyden, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at his home near Boyden. Arrangements with Oolman Funeral Home in Hull are pending.

Jean De Jong

92 Hull, Iowa February 6, 2024 Jean De Jong, 92, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at her home. Memorial services Tuesday, Feb. 13, at First Christian Reformed Church, Hull, with interment in Hope Cemetery, Hull. Jean Alice Scholten was born Nov. 5,...

Norman Van Sloten

80 Boyden, Iowa February 10, 2024 Norman G. Van Sloten, 80, of Boyden, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. Celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at United Presbyterian Church, Boyden, with interment in...

Arlan Egdorf, 79 and Linda Egdorf, 82

Orange City, Iowa January 19, 2024 Arlan “Butch” Egdorf, 79, and Linda Egdorf, 82, both of Orange City, Iowa, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, at their home. Memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 27, at Faith Lutheran Church, Orange City, with interment in St. Paul...

Malena Miller

85 Rock Valley, Iowa January 29, 2024 Malena “Marlene” Miller, 85, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, at Hegg Health Center of Rock Valley. Memorial service was Thursday, Feb. 1, at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, with family inurnment...

Sports

Comets cap year in Remsen

Senior Ashtyn Kelderman dribbles the ball in a playoff game versus Remsen St. Mary's on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Boyden-Hull fell to the Hawks 70-22 in what proved to be the final game of Kelderman's career. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Boyden-Hull girls’ basketball Undefeated...

Unit secures playoff win

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley's wrestling cheerleaders chant during a match at the IHSAA State Championships. The Nighthawks finished the tournament with 15 team points and one placement from 165-pounder Brock Mulder. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Four cheerleaders chant during a...

Squad wins final home game

Western Christian's Uchan Harberts contests a shot attempt versus Rock Valley on Thursday, Feb. 15, in Hull. The Wolfpack defeated the Rockets 70-40 to advance to the district final versus Central Lyon. (Photo/Sean Baccam). Western Christian boys’ basketball ’Pack...

Trinity’s year comes to a close

Alongside his parents, Trinity Christian senior Dustin Hoksbergen celebrates breaking 1,000 points Tuesday, Feb. 13, following his team’s playoff game versus Newell-Fonda. Hoksbergen capped his career with 1,007 points, after leading the program in points per game in...

Tigers fall in closing defeat

Trinity Christian girls’ basketball Program record-setting season comes to an end following Class 1A playoff loss in Akron Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Trinity Christian 10-14-5-7 36Akron-Westfield 9-20-11-7 47AKRON – The Trinity Christian girls’ basketball’s...

Wolfpack ties for 74th

Western Christian boys’ wrestling Western caps season with one win among trio of grapplers at IHSAA state championships Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Western Christian 4.0DES MOINES – The 2024 season came to a close for Western Christian boys’ wrestling on day...

Mulder finishes seventh

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley's Brock Mulder stands on the far right of the 165-pound podium at the IHSAA State Championships. Mulder finished in seventh place in his second state tournament appearance. (Photo/Susan James) Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley boys’ wrestling ’Hawks...