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In cahoots with education

WELCOMED TO NEW HOMEA barred owl named Kahoot is now in its new home on public display at Sioux County Conservation's Oak Grove Park where Sunday Ford, naturalist, left, says she will be used for education. Spencer Gort, center, and his daughter, Mataya, visited the...

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Trinity Christian Robotics bzBots

TRINTY CHRISTIAN BZBOTS MOVE ON TO SUPER QUALIFIERS COMPETITiON FEB. 4Pictured are the Trinity Christian High School bzBots robotics team who will move onto the Feb. 4 competition in Omaha for the Super Qualifiers competition. Pictured left to right: Nick Van Engen,...

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Congressman Feenstra visits with Sioux Center Chamber

IOWA’S FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE PRESENTS TO SIOUX CENTER CHAMBERCongressman Randy Feeenstra of Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District presented to members of the Sioux Center Chamber Wednesday, Jan. 18. Feenstra presented in light of his selection to the Ways...

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From a café and hardware store to Elite Crete

1041 Main Street has been a popular location for the cafe business in Hull’s history. Becky and Flo took over the cafe in 1938. An explosion from spilled kerosene in 1942 resulted in “Becky” having to be hospitalized a few days. (Photo/Hull Iowa Centennial) Julie...

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Preventative health care is important tool

Avera offers screenings, vaccines to help keep patients well MEGAN KLAPPERICH Dominique Kooiker | Staff Writer For many people, seeing a healthcare provider is something they do only when they are sick. Most don’t think about going to see their provider to help...

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Brothers in life, swimming and military training

HULL BROTHERS TAKE HOME WIN OVER NAVYHull brothers William and Kohen Rankin, cadets at West Point Army Academy celebrate their swim team's win over Navy. The feat had not been accomplished since 1990. (Photo/Submitted) Rankin brothers reflect on West Point swimming...

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Channeling an inner musical star

Kaleigh Van Middendorp Hull resident in Celebrity Conductor's contest Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Hull resident, Kaleigh Van Middendorp, will be competing in the Celebrity Conductor Contest alongside Julie Hulstein of Sioux Center, Jack Bonnecroy of Orange City...

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CAPS programming kicks off at Boyden-Hull High School

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Boyden-Hull High School has eight students taking part in the first-ever CAPS programming, or Center for Advanced Professional Studies, at the school. The students will receive college work-based credits and high school credit for their...

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Boyden Library hosts Mrs. Claus

MRS. CLAUS HELPS OUTRight: Mrs. Claus is seen here helping out a child in the creation of a paper gingerbread man at the Boyden Public Library Wednesday, Dec. 7. Mrs. Claus will return to the Boyden Library Dec. 20 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D....

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News from the Hull Museum

Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant  One of the newest acquisitions at the Hull Historical Museum is a Hoosier cabinet. A Hoosier cabinet is a free-standing kitchen cabinet that served as a workstation where the cook could complete all food preparation and not move...

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Boyden Festival of Trees brings Christmas joy to the community

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer The 2022 Boyden Festival of Trees community Christmas celebration saw an estimated 150 people attend the annual event. Jahir Basarra won the kids’ guessing jar contest. Riley Niemeyer won the adult guessing jar contest. The coloring...

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Honor Ride

Several community members came out to show Galen DeJong how important he is to them and the community of Hull. An Honor Ride Saturday, Nov. 19, also showed the community’s thanks for his 25 years of service on the Hull Fire Department. (Photo/Submitted) Julie Bosma |...

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Changes to UTV/ATV Iowa Law take effect July 1

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer SIOUX COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE JUNE 28(Editor’s Note: The following was inadvertently omitted from publication with the front-page story “Sioux County Relay for Life Comes to Hull” and photo in the June 22 edition of the Index.)Pictured...

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A celebration of the Christmas spirit in Boyden

GIFTS, JOY AND CHRISTMAS CHEER Gavyn Hurley (left) and Gentry Hurley (right) tell Santa their Christmas wish list during Boyden’s Festival of Trees, hosted by the Boyden Community Club Monday Dec. 6.  (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer The Boyden...

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Helping create a winter wonderland

ARTISTIC VISION Alex Bruxvoort, a student at Hull Christian School, enjoys creating his very own Christmas tree ornament for the Sioux County Conservation Christmas Tree Decorating Contest that will run through Jan. 8 at Prairie Wood Nature Center. (Photo/Submitted)...

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Hull Pizza Ranch celebrates 40 years

40 YEARS AND COUNTING The Hull Pizza Ranch gave the franchise its start 40 years ago. Throughout the month of December, current employees are welcoming guests with specials at the Hull restaurant. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer December marks...

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