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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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STATE TOURNAMENT BOUND

The boys’ basketball teams from Boyden-Hull High School, top, and Western Christian High School, bottom, celebrate with their respective state qualifier banners Saturday, Feb. 27. The Comets won a substate final over OABCIG in Sheldon while the Wolfpack defeated...

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Learning the connection between communities and business

A STUDY IN COMMUNITIES Students in Megan Raman’s third-grade class at Hull Christian School created models of local businesses as part of a social studies unit on the three different types of communities. (Photo/Jennifer Kor) Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer The key to a...

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony recognizes three businesses

Members of the Hull Area Chamber of Commerce board conducted ribbon-cutting ceremonies at three businesses Wednesday, Feb. 24. (Photo/Jennifer Kor) Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer The Hull Area Chamber of Commerce honored three businesses Wednesday, Feb. 24 with a ribbon...

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Happy New Year!

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Jennifer Kor | Staff Writer Changing the wall calendar from December to January may have never been more anticipated than in 2020 as it has been a year few will ever forget.  Together we have worked on making the community a...

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