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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...

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Progress is being made on Farm Bill legislation

Shane D. Johnson |Editor Congressman Randy Feenstra, Iowa’s Fourth District Representative, spoke on the importance of the Farm Bill as it passes through the legislative process.“The Farm Bill is a vital investment in our producers, our economy and lowa agriculture....

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Kindergarten graduation at Boyden-Hull

Kindergarten graduation at Boyden-Hull was Friday, May 10. Julie Bosma| Editorial Assistant Boyden-Hull had its kindergarten graduation ceremonies Friday, May 10, for the “Class of 2036.” Thirty-five kindergarteners entered the gym to “Pomp and Circumstance.” They...

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Hull Christian Hosts Jog/Walk-A-Thon

Many moms with little ones in strollers joined in the fun at Hesla Field. Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant Hull Christian School had a beautiful day to host its annual Jog/Walk-A-Thon Thursday, May 9. Hesla Field was full of parents, grandparents and friends who...

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Retirement celebration

Mary De Groot was honored for her 18 years of employment at Hull Christian School after the concert at Western Monday, May 6. (Photo/Submitted) Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant A retirement celebration was held for Mary De Groot Monday, May 6, after the “Our God”...

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Hull Clovers dissect pig organs

Ella Scholten, Jada Kooiker and Steve Bogaard dissect a heart. Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant Twenty-one Hull Clovers met at Dordt College Saturday, April 27, to dissect pig organs. Steve Bogaard, Dordt natural science lab coordinator, instructed the 4-H members on...

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Support the 712 to host Shop Hop

What started as a quick text one day between a few business owners, has since morphed into a 50-plus business-wide event throughout the northwest Iowa region. A planning committee, working under the name “Support the 712,” is hosting its first event, the 712 Shop Hop...

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Pizza Ranch team member receives scholarship

Ashlie Saavedra, local team member of the Pizza Ranch in Hull, was recently awarded the Service From The Heart Scholarship for $2,000 funded by Pizza Ranch and Coca-Cola. Saavedra was one of 10 team members system-wide to receive the prize grant this year.To apply,...

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Sioux Falls man sentenced to prison for forgery

Thomas Kunstle, Sioux County Attorney, announced that Donald Emile Joseph Chasse III, 32, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was sentenced April 29 in Sioux County District Court for two counts of forgery, Class D felonies. This case arose on Nov. 18, 2022, when Chasse...

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Hull Christian performs ‘Our God’ concert

Janelle Van Der Zwaag and Faith Bierma (first-grade teacher) (l to r) accompanied students on violin on several songs. Andrew Hoekstra played guitar on all of the songs. He had accompanied the students at all of their chapels through the year. Kindergarteners are...

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Trinity Christian performs Spring Concert

The junior/senior choir sang “Psalm 1” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” The Trinity Christian High School Band performed in its Spring Concert Tuesday, May 7. Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant Trinity Christian High School had its Spring Concert Tuesday, May 7,...

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Your Next Class: How to Protest

The title of this column is meant as a joke, but sadly it has become reality across many college campuses today. Instead of learning about mathematics, science, philosophy or other social issues, it seems they are left behind in order to focus on learning how to...

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From Hull city marshal to Sioux County Sheriff

Hull’s first city jail was located in a building originally used as a light plant for the city. It was located near the old fire station which is where Verhoef Custom Woodworking is located now. (Service Record World War I and II Wegman-Koele Post No. 380) Raymond...

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Selling records as a West Point Cadet

TAKING ON THE COMPETITION Pictured is Hull native and West Point Cadet Kohen Rankin as he takes on competition at the NCAA meet. (Photo/Laurent Migault, Submitted) Shane D. Johnson | Editor The love of competitive swimming is evident in the performance of second-year...

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A time to reflect

Boyden-Hull Class of 2024 graduation ceremony set Shane D. Johnson | Editor The Boyden-Hull commencement ceremony will see graduates honored in the Boyden-Hull Junior/Senior School gymnasium Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. The Boyden-Hull Class of 2024’s motto is from...

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Celebrating 20 years in business

IN BUSINESS 20 YEARS Pictured (left to right) are Jan and Bart Zandstra standing in their retail shop May 4 in celebration of 20 years in business as Zandstra Family Greenhouse. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) HAVING FUN AT ZANDSTRA FAMILY GREENHOUSE Pictured is Lauren Van...

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Trinity Christian graduation will be Monday, May 13

Shane D. Johnson |Editor The Trinity Christian class of 2024 will include 16 seniors who will walk the stage to receive their diplomas Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. Class colors are green and white this year. The class motto is from Proverbs 3:5-6 which states “Trust in...

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Western Christian graduation slated for May 14

Shane D. Johnson | Editor The Western Christian Class of 2024 will take center stage Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in Western Christian’s gymnasium. Seniors chose maroon and white as their class colors. The class flower is a white rose. The motto for the Class of 2024...

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Western Christian Banquet fun night for all involved

FRONT AND CENTER STAGE Pictured are Western Christian students as they walk during grand march at Western Christian High School Friday, May 3. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) DRESSED FOR SUCCESS Pictured is Western Christian’s Kyson Van Surksum and his date at the Grand...

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