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Election 2024 on the horizon

SUPPORT SHOWN ACROSS POLITICAL ALLEGIANCES Pictured are just some of the many signs posted on lawns throughout Hull for various political candidates which will see the primary election take place June 4. (Photos/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D. Johnson |Editor The upcoming...

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Ironwood 53 renamed to Post Manufacturing

ROCK VALLEY, IA – Effective May 1, Ironwood 53 in Rock Valley will have a new name as the company will be rebranded to Post Manufacturing. The change is in name only, as the location, ownership, leadership and employees will all remain the same.“We started Ironwood 53...

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SpringFest 2024 a success for Hull

TRINITY CHRISTIAN BZBOTS REPRESENTED AT SPRINGFEST (RIGHT) Pictured is the 7229 bzBots robot shown off at Springfest Satuday, May 4 in the Hull Community Building. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) ENGAGING IN CONVERSATION WITH A CUSTOMER Pictured is Elaine Wassink, owner of...

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Hull Historical Society receives mini grant for $1,000

Dennis Haselhoff on the foundation’s board of directors, and LaVonne Warntjes, Chuck Brunsting, Carolyn Goold and Gerald Jansen from the Hull Historical Society pose with the check for $1,000 from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation. Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant...

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Anna Godtland featured at Morningside University

(RIGHT) Anna Godtland was featured in the Student Spotlight at Morningside University School of Visual and Performing Arts. Anna Godtland was recently featured in the Student Spotlight at the Morningside University School of Visual and Performing Arts.Godtland is...

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Boyden-Hull Band and Choir Concert

Kim Godtland honored seniors at the concert. (l to r) Traylie Vander Schaaf, Monika Van Schepen, Nate Van Otterloo, Ana Uscanga, Haylee Schoeberl, Savanna Nilles, Elly Moret, Aubrey Marra, Chloe Hoftyzer, Jackson Harman, Taiten Den Besten, Haley Crawford and Jessica...

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Western Christian Junior High Cheer Clinic

Isabella Bauer from Hull Christian did the flyer position while other girls learned the base, backspot and frontspot positions. Megan Wielenga from Sioux Center Christian is shown doing the flyer position. Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant Western Christian had its...

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Hospers man sentenced to prison for sexual abuse

Thomas Kunstle, Sioux County Attorney, announced that Andrew Michael Joslin, 36, of Hospers was recently sentenced in Sioux County District Court for the crimes of sexual abuse in the third degree, two Class C felonies, and sexual exploitation of a minor, one Class D...

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Craig’s County Comments

Sioux County Board of Supervisors’ Report Craig Hoftyzer | Contributor, Sioux County Board of Supervisors, 5th District Supervisor Report for April 30, 2024No more progress has been made in the fields since my last report. The frequent rains have seen to that. I know...

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Bird flu virus is abundant in the milk of sick cows

The ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory tests samples from animals for viruses such as avian influenza. (Photo courtesy of Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory) Testing of non-lactating cattle is far less effective, officials say Jared Strong | Iowa...

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K & O Manufacturing Company

Gerrit Oldenkamp started Oldenkamp Salvage in the barn northwest of K & O Manufacturing. The barn was built in the 1920s. There was formerly a farm located on the property. (Barn photo/Julie Bosma; Oldenkamp photo /submitted) In the fall of 1964, K & O put up...

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Alissa’s Flower Farm takes an expansion project

ALISSA’S FLOWER FARM Pictured are owners of Alissa’s Flower Farm, Alissa and Nate Van Zweden with their daughter, Addison. In the background is some of the dried flower designs the Van Zwedens have built their business around. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) EXPANDING...

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Hull Rec program tackles 2024 season

Shane D. Johnson | Editor The 2024 Hull Parks and Recreation program will be starting soon with a few changes from years past. Parks and recreation director Blake Eichmann spoke on the changes as well as what residents can look forward to in the summer of 2024.“We...

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Second year of LifeWise Academy sees growth

LIFEWISE ACADEMY TEACHES CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES Pictured (left to right) is LifeWise director Kelly Crawford and teacher Tina Koerselman in the LifeWise Academy classroom in United Presbyterian Church of Boyden. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson). Shane D. Johnson | Editor...

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Grandparents’ Day at Hull Christian

Second graders Eden Hoekstra, Hollis Verwolf and Sadie Negen work on their forest habitat with grandparents (l to r) Vern and Kari Hoekstra and Deb and Mike De Vries watching. Kindergartener Stella Stark shows her binder of art work to grandparents (l to r) Brenda...

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Craig’s County Comments

Sioux County Board of Supervisors’ Report Craig Hoftyzer | Contributor, Sioux County Board of Supervisors, 5th District Supervisor Report for April 23, 2024Planting got started with a vengeance this week here at the farm. I think everybody had their eye on the...

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Iowa Utilities Board sets consumer comment meetings

Des Moines – Iowa-American Water Company recently filed customer notices with the Iowa Utilities Board regarding its proposed water and sewer rate increases. The notices, filed in Docket No. RPU-2024-0002, include locations for in-person consumer comment meetings for...

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Fleeting Victory

It’s been said writing is a good form of therapy. I thank you all for being my silent “therapists” in a way, through all the columns, thoughts and ideas I write about. Hopefully, in some ways, my columns have been positive and may have been some sort of “therapy” for...

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