Putting on a summer bash in Boyden

Putting on a summer bash in Boyden

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Summer is for community celebrations and in Boyden, the Boyden Bash festivities began at noon Friday, June 24, at Otter Valley Golf Course with a two-person best-ball golf tournament in support of the Boyden Fire Department in its fundraising efforts for turnout and bunker gear.   Following a scavenger hunt for area...

Sweet candy, sweet memories

Sweet candy, sweet memories

Dedicated employee reflects on 37-year career, July retirement REFLECTIONS ON A SWEET 37-YEAR CAREERDarlene Woelber poses inside The Foreign Candy Company outlet store as she...

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Obituaries

Randall Van Engen

62 Rock Valley, Iowa June 18, 2022 Randall Jay Van Engen, 62, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Saturday, June 18, 2022, at his home.  Funeral service was Saturday, June 25, at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, with interment in Valley View Cemetery, Rock...

William Koedam

98 Rock Rapids, Iowa June 17, 2022 William “Bill” Koedam, 98, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Friday, June 17, 2022, at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley, Iowa.  Funeral service was Wednesday, June 22, at Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley, with interment in Valley View...

Henry Blankespoor

70 Wentworth, South Dakota June 13, 2022 Henry “Lee” Blankespoor, 70, of Wentworth, South Dakota, died Monday, June 13, 2022, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Funeral service was Friday, June 17, at Inwood Christian Reformed Church...

LaVonne Kroese

87 Hull, Iowa June 12, 2022  LaVonne Kroese, 87, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull. Funeral service was Thursday, June 16, at First Reformed Church, Hull, with interment in Hope Cemetery,...

Arnold Nielsen

94 Hull, Iowa June 3, 2022 Arnold Nielsen, 94, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022, at Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, Iowa.  Funeral service was Monday, June 13, at American Reformed Church, Hull, with interment in St. Paul Lutheran...

Arnold Nielsen

94 Hull, Iowa June 3, 2022 Arnold Nielsen, 94, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022, at Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, Iowa.  Arrangements with Oolman Funeral Home in Hull are pending.

Winona Kraai

86 Sheldon, Iowa May 26, 2022 Winona Kraai, 86, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Funeral service was Thursday, June 2, at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, with interment in East...

Betty Sandbulte

87 Carmel, Iowa May 25, 2022 Betty Sandbulte, 87 of Carmel, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Sioux Center Health in Sioux Center, Iowa. Funeral services were Saturday, May 28, at Carmel Reformed Church, Carmel, with interment in Carmel Cemetery. Survivors...

Sports

Mistakes cause early lead to evaporate

trinity christian baseball Trinity Christian rallies for a 3-2 lead early, but errors give MMC-RU the edge late in a 9-3 defeat Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Trinity Christian right fielder Mattias Vis stretches out in an attempt to catch a fly ball sailing over his...

Nighthawks slip past Generals 5-3

boyden-hull/rock valley softball Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley does enough with the bats, in the circle and with the gloves to top Sibley-Ocheyedan on the road Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley left fielder Keilani Maae begins to dive in order to make the...

Tornadoes prove tough to stop in 14-4 defeat

western christian baseball Chase Veerbeek of Western Christian fouls off a pitch at the plate during Lakes Conference baseball versus Estherville-Lincoln Central Wednesday, June 22. The Wolfpack fell to the Midgets 11-0. (Photo/Nathan Broek) Western Christian liked...

WC bounces back after a rough first inning

western christian softball After being down 4-0 in the first, the Wolfpack claw back to defeat Storm Lake 7-5 Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Western Christian outfielder Aubri Fedders prepares to fire the ball back into the infield during Lakes Conference softball...

Tough hitting luck continues to plague Tigers

trinity christian softball Trinity Christian keeps hitting the ball right at the defense with MMC-RU finding holes on offense in an 11-0 defeat in six frames Nathan Broek | Sports Editor MMC-RU 1-0-2-0-3-5-X  11 Trinity Christian 0-0-0-0-0-0-X  0 Trinity...