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Iowans break previous state voting records

FROM STATE HOUSE TO D.C. Former Iowa Sen. Randy Feenstra, a native of Hull, was elected to represent Iowa’s district house in Congress. He is pictured delivering remarks at the Hull Public Library following his general election victory Tuesday, Nov. 3....

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Sparking interest

Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer National STEM Day was observed Nov. 8 as a day to inspire kids to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM help children experiment with projects in all the areas to help them better understand...

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Checkmate for new library club

FRIENDLY COMPETITION Amos Hespe was looking for more chess-playing time when he approached the Hull Library director about starting a club. (Photo/Submitted) Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer The goal in a game of chess is to capture the opponent’s pieces until a checkmate...

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Fine arts on a personal level

Club introduces students to a variety   of visual and performing arts MORE THAN PAINTS AND PAINTBRUSHES The Fine Arts Club at Hull Christian School introduces students to a variety of visual and performance fine arts. The group meets every other Tuesday and...

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First-time All-Stater

Breanna Ten Pas Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer Western Christian High School’s Breanna Ten Pas was selected to participate in the 2020 Iowa All-State Chorus for the first time. The all-state chorus is a select group of singers throughout the state of Iowa. Typically, 600...

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One for the record books

Trinity Christian High School musician selected to All-State Sierra Meyer Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer Since the fifth grade, Sierra Meyer has participated in band and pep band. Through hard work and practice, Meyer, a senior at Trinity Christian High School, has been...

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Students cast votes in general election

Boyden-Hull junior high class participates in straw poll Nathan Alexander’s sixth grade students at Boyden-Hull cast their ballots Tuesday, Oct. 27 to make their voices heard before the general election on Nov. 3. (Photo/Submitted) Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer Iowa’s...

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Taking in National Convention from a distance

Western Christian ag students had an opportunity to take in the National FFA Convention sessions virtually last week. By exposing students to FFA opportunities, ag instructor Kylie Nettinga hopes students have a better understanding of what the organization offers....

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A fall blast of Winter

Measurable snow, then cold before fall briefly returns Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor As trees continued to drop leaves in hues of dark red, orange and amber — a sure sign of fall — winter made a premature appearance in Sioux County Saturday night into Sunday...

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Plan to ‘fix, fight and secure’ a better future for Iowa

SCHOLTEN FOR CONGRESS Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, J.D. Scholten, representing Iowa’s fourth district, met with voters at a rally at Dordt University in Sioux Center Thursday, Oct. 22 to talk about his plan to ‘fix, fight and secure’ a better future for...

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Remembering veterans with ‘Wreaths Across America’

Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer A Hull woman is hoping to find a new way to honor the sacrifices service members made by working with Wreaths Across America to display wreaths on the headstones of fallen soldiers in Hull. Wreaths Across America is a non-profit...

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Debunking some myths surrounding daylight saving time

Debunking some myths surrounding daylight saving time Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer Love it or loathe it, daylight saving time is scheduled for 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, and many myths and truths surround the event. This year will mark the 103rd anniversary of daylight...

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Write-in candidate challenging incumbent sheriff

Sheriff, Dan Altena Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Sioux County’s incumbent Republican sheriff, Dan Altena, ran unopposed in the June primary election and will be the only name printed on the general election ballot Nov. 3. However, an Orange City police officer is...

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Spirit Week with a purpose

(Left) Hull Christian students Bella Krommendyk, Addison Covey, Ella Boer, Mylie Gulker, Maggie Van Schepen and Aralyn Holstein dress up for Mix-up Monday, Oct. 26 as part of Hull Christian’s Spirit week to raise food donations which will support the food pantry and...

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Tips to kick the caffeine habit

OCTOBER IS CAFFEINE ADDICTION RECOVERY MONTH CLUB 56 IN SESSION Members of Club 56 met Monday, Oct. 19 at the Boyden Public Library to make caramel apples to enjoy together. Club 56 is open to all 5th and 6th grade girls and meets monthly during the school year for a...

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Polling and ballot information for Nov. 3 general election

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Voters in Boyden and Hull who did not cast an absentee ballot ahead of the Nov. 3 general election will need to locate their polling precinct and be registered to vote or be prepared to register the day of the election. Those needing...

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Offering relaxation and relieving stress

Hair on Hickory adds massage therapist Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer HEALING HANDS Kate Zeutenhorst performs a massage technique for a client. Zeutenhorst recently joined Hair on Hickory and is looking forward to providing the physical benefits, relaxation and stress...

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Increase in anxiety, depression seen as pandemic continues

A CHANGE IN MENTAL HEALTH Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer With the COVID-19 pandemic far from over, staff at Creative Living Center are reminding everyone to continue to look after their mental health. Dr. Shawn Scholten hopes a change in the stigma of mental health will...

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Election preparation in full force

Important dates and reminders to consider Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer As the days inch closer to the 2020 general election on Nov. 3, staff at the Sioux County Auditor’s office remind residents to check their registration status and to make sure to vote either in...

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