Brokkr’s Forge: Where craftsmanship meets uniqueness

Brokkr’s Forge: Where craftsmanship meets uniqueness

TECH AND ARTISTRY ON DISPLAY Pictured is Nathan Van’t Hul, owner of Brokkr’s Forge which began in January 2024. Brokkr’s Forge makes 3D printed movie props as well as practical items such as coasters and succulent planters. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) BROKKR’S FORGE PROPS AND DESIGNS These are just a few of the many props and items Brokkr’s Forge owner Nathan...

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Larry DeZeeuw

75 Ashville, Ohio May 8, 2024 Larry Dean DeZeeuw, 75, of Ashville Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Mt. Carmel Hospice, Grove City, Ohio. Memorial service will be in Mason City, Iowa, mid-August. Larry was born April 16, 1949, in Hull, Iowa, son of John and...

Aaron Van Bruggen

35 Sheldon, Iowa April 29, 2024 Aaron Van Bruggen, 35, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away Monday, April 29, 2024, at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa. Funeral services were Friday, May 3, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, George, Iowa, with interment in East Lawn...

Willard Rensink

83 Sioux Center, Iowa April 29, 2024 Willard Rensink, 83, of Sioux Center, Iowa, died Monday, April 29, 2024, at Sioux Center Health.Funeral services were Friday, May 3, at Memorial Funeral Home, Sioux Center, with interment in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sioux Center....

Bonita Kramer

73 Hospers, Iowa May 2, 2024 Bonita “Bonnie” Kramer, 73, of Hospers, Iowa, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, Iowa. Memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Trinity Reformed Church, Hospers, with interment...

Cheryl Mouw

65 Panama City, Florida April 21, 2024 Cheryl L. Mouw, 65 of Panama City, Florida, and formerly of the Hospers and Sheldon, Iowa, area, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Panama City. Visitation was Monday, April 29, at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, with...

Evelyn Kruse

87 Little Rock, Iowa April 9, 2024 Evelyn Kruse, 87 of Little Rock, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Osceola Region Hospital in Sibley, Iowa.Funeral services were Monday, April 15, at Salem Reformed Church, Little Rock, with interment in Pleasant View Cemetery,...

Marilyn Oldenkamp

70 Sheldon, Iowa April 6, 2024 Marilyn Oldenkamp, 70, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. Services were Monday, April 15, at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon. Marilyn F. Oldenkamp was born Aug. 13, 1953, in Sheldon,...

Ruby Hollesen

88 Hull, Iowa April 8, 2024 Ruby Hollesen, 88, of Hull, Iowa, died Monday, April 8, 2024, at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull. Funeral service was Friday, April 12, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, George, Iowa, with interment in Memorial Park, Sioux City, Iowa. Ruby...

Sports

Tigers close out season

Trinity Christian's Dustin Hoksbergen holds his head up in the air with a look of frustration draped across his face. Hoksbergen played the final meet of his high school golf career Wednesday, May 8, at Otter Valley. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Trinity Christian boys’ Golf...

Squad blows out Sheldon

Senior defender Aidyn Schemper works toward the ball in a match versus Sheldon on Monday, May 6. Western Christian defeated the Orabs 6-0 in the contest. (Photo/Sean Baccam) Western Christian girls’ Soccer Elgersma not satisfied with win, despite major difference in...

Comets move on

Carter Kleinwolterink prepares to chip a ball toward the hole on the edge of the green at Otter Valley Country Club. Kleinwolterink finished as the sectional meet's winner with a score of 71. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Boyden-Hull boys’ Golf Uniform dominance key to...

’Pack to play at regional meet

Western Christian boys’ Golf Squad advances despite not putting up near best 18-hole score in sectional meet Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Western Christian 331MAPLETON – Coach Derek Keizer’s squad got the job done Wednesday, May 8, at Willow Vale Golf Club. Though...

’Pack back after two weeks

Freshman Brynn DeWeerd prepares to putt on the edge of the green Tuesday, May 7, in a matchup versus Estherville Lincoln Central. DeWeerd finished with a 56 at Rolling Hills Country Club. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Western Christian girls’ Golf Western closes regular...

’Hawks drop third straight

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley captain Ethan Van Egdom falls toward the ground as he looks to contact the ball Monday, May 6. The Nighthawks were defeated 2-1 by Sioux Center in the match. (Photo/Dan Wolfswinkel) Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley boys’ Soccer Squad performs ‘really...

’Hawks fall to Warriors by 1

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley girls’ Soccer Second-half tally lifts road squad past B-H/RV despite strong goalkeeping from Weber Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 0-0 0Sioux Center 0-1 1ROCK VALLEY – The final week of Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley’s regular...