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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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Winter’s first big blast

Area communities felt winter’s first big blast with a winter storm Friday, December 10. Snow accumulations and winds through late Friday night forced several postponements and cancellations and left community members to dig out. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson)

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Board of supervisors’ report for week of Dec. 7

Carl Vande Weerd | Contributor On Tuesday, Dec. 7, chairman Jerry Muilenburg called the weekly supervisors’ meeting to order. The board approved the minutes from the Nov. 23 board meeting along with claims presented by the Sioux County auditor’s office.  Ryan...

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Wait is over for those wanting to sign up for COVID vaccine

“It’s your turn!” Those who have been waiting to sign up for the COVID vaccine, have to wait no longer, according to officials at Community Health Partners of Sioux County. Everyone age 18 and older is now eligible for vaccination at all locations in Sioux County....

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Local auction event benefits Hope Haven

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Community members filled Te Slaa Trucking Friday, April 9 for the 20th annual Hope Haven benefit auction. Shoppers bid on a wide range of items to help raise money for Hope Haven’s international and local programs. (Photo/Submitted) Jennifer Kor...

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Fifth annual chili cook-off supports Partners for Patriots

TOUGH JOB FOR JUDGES Judges for the annual chili cook-off at Demco in Boyden on March 31 included: Zach DeYoung, Diamond Vogel; Bruce LaVigne, B & F Fastener; Rob Craig, B & F Fastener; Scott Fredrickson, Minnesota Corrugated Box Co.; Joel Heidebrink, Demco;...

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Celebrating all the library has to offer

CELEBRATING READING Boyden Public Library director, Shari Fedders read “Chicken, Pig, Cow” by Ruth Ohi to participants of story hour Tuesday, April 6, as part of the National Library Week week- long celebration at the library. (Photo/Jennifer Kor) Jennifer Kor | Staff...

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Midnight Rose Garden is theme for 2021 Boyden-Hull prom

BOYDEN-HULL 2021 PROM KING AND QUEEN (Right) Brody Woelber and Leah Rozeboom were selected as prom king and queen for 2021 at Boyden-Hull High School during prom Friday, April 9. (Photo/Submitted)  Juniors and seniors at Boyden-Hull High School celebrated prom for...

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Top dogs showcase skills most important at home

Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer K-9 officers throughout Iowa met in Fort Madison Sunday-Tuesday, March 28-30 to attend the 2021 United States Police Canine Association regional narcotic detection trials. Sergeant Justin De Bruin of the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and...

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Welcome back Spring

(Right) Kylie DeJager hands the baton off to Josie Zeutenhorst in the girls’ sprint medley relay at the Western Christian Wolfpack Relays Friday, April 9. The Wolfpack placed second in the event with a time of 1:59 in what was the second meet for Western Christian...

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Quality first for unique, customized floral arrangements

ONE-OF-A-KIND Christiana Westra, owner of C Anna’s Things in Hull, creates one-of-a-kind, handmade, flower arrangements that are for sale in her home. Westra creates wooden flowers that that are added in with artificial greenery that can be arranged and used for any...

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Enthusiasm for ag education

PASSION FOR AGRICULTURE Kylie Nettinga, ag instructor and FFA advisor at Western Christian High School, has been nominated for the Golden Owl Award presented by Nationwide and the Iowa FFA Foundation. Nettinga is one of seven educators nominated for the award....

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Biodiesel fuels agriculture, economy

Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer In 1900, Rudolf Diesel unveiled the first diesel engine at the World Fair. The engine originally ran on peanut oil and Diesel believed plant-based oils could play a big part in the future of America’s engines. Celebrating the...

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Spring is in the air

Residents took time to check out all the spring decorations Bargain Alley has to offer Friday, March 5. Many stores downtown were buzzing with customers who were enjoying the 50-degree day and came out to support local businesses. (Photo/Jennifer Kor) Jennifer Kor |...

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer No matter the season in Iowa, weather is one thing everyone needs to be constantly aware of. In moments when precious seconds matter to the safety of all residents, the Iowa Emergency Management Association asks all homeowners to take a few...

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