Providing for the needs of kids in Haiti

Providing for the needs of kids in Haiti

PREPARING MEALS BOUND FOR HAITIPictured are some of the many volunteers that helped prepare and package meals for children in Haiti Sunday, Sept 11.  There were 106,272 meals prepared at First Reformed Church. Three shifts of nearly 150 volunteers per shift worked to make the day a success. (Photos/Submitted) Volunteers at First Reformed Church of Hull...

A closer look at crop varieties

A closer look at crop varieties

PREPARING FOR THE 2022 BOYDEN TEST PLOTPictured is Farmers Cooperative Society agronomist Jesse Evans at the company’s test plot east of Boyden.  The test plot includes 9 acres...

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Obituaries

Raymond Van Diepen

72 Boyden, Iowa September 17, 2022 Raymond Lee Van Diepen, 72, of Boyden, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Boyden,...

Daivd Grond

62 McKinney, Texas September 14, 2022 David Patrick Grond, 62, of McKinney, Texas, passed unexpectedly after a brief illness Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21,  with the family present at Memorial Funeral Home, Sioux...

Marie Bakker

93 Rock Valley, Iowa August 27, 2022 Marie Bakker, age 93, of Rock Valley, Iowa, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Whispering Heights of Rock Valley.  Funeral service was Sept. 1 at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Rock Valley with burial following...

Johanna Westra

94 Hull, Iowa September 5, 2022 Johanna Westra, 94, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at Crown Pointe Estates Care Center in Sioux Center, Iowa. Funeral service was Saturday, Sept. 10, at First Christian Reformed Church, Hull with interment in Hope...

Marie Bakker

93 Rock Valley, Iowa August 27, 2022 Marie Bakker, 93, of Rock Valley, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, at Whispering Heights of Rock Valley.  Funeral service was Thursday, Sept. 1, at Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Rock Valley, with interment in...

Hendrik Kattenber Sr.

68 Hull, Iowa August 19, 2022 Hendrik “Henry” Kattenberg Sr., 68, of Hull, Iowa, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Funeral service was Friday, Aug. 26, at Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Rock Valley, Iowa,...

Hendrik Kattenberg Sr.

68 Hull, Iowa August 19, 2022 Hendrik “Henry” Kattenberg Sr., 68, of Hull, Iowa, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley with...

Wanda Kooima

73 Sheldon, Iowa August 16, 2022 Wanda Kooima, 73, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas.  Funeral service was Monday, Aug. 22, at First Reformed Church, Sheldon, with interment in East Lawn...

Sports

Nighthawks muzzle fifth-ranked Bulldogs

Alic Salazar of the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley football team. Salazar had 22 rushing attempts for 79 yards in what was a 19-7 road upset victory over Algona Friday, Sept. 16. (Photo/Nathan Broek) boyden-hull/rock valley football Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley wins battle in the...

Comets keep Rockets from fully taking off

The Boyden-Hull volleyball bench, along with coach Justine Draayer (far right in photo) celebrate a successful block that fell down for a point during Siouxland Conference volleyball Thursday, Sept. 15. The Comets had more to celebrate when the night came to an end as...

Wade Vander Maten to receive Coach of the Year honors

Trinity Christian setter Jamie Kooima dishes off a pass to a teammate for an attack attempt during War Eagle Conference volleyball versus Unity Christian Thursday, Sept. 15. Kooima had six assists in the match, but the Tigers fell to the Knights in three games....

Tigers’ early momentum gets stalled

trinity christian volleyball Unity Christian’s height and length take affect after set one in a 3-0 War Eagle Conference defeat for Trinity Christian Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Unity Christian 25-25-25  3 Trinity Christian 20-13-9  0 HULL- Trinity...