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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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Hull Co-op Cenex Station to see major renovation in 2023

Pictured is a rendering and conceptual design for the renovation of the Hull Co-op Cenex Station.  Work on the renovations is set to begin in February 2023 pending the move of the current service center to its new location south of Highway 18, north of the Hull Co-op...

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Elite Crete makes big move to Main Street in Hull

Elite Crete, owned and operated by Jamie Hinken, moved into Scott’s Auto Repair’s former building site in mid-November.  The concrete business offers custom resurfacing work to Hinken’s customers and the new site offers more storage for Hinken to have materials on...

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Welcome to Hull signs

The newest Hull sign is located on the southeast corner of Highway 18 and Harrison Avenue west of Hull. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) The “Welcome to Hull” sign west of Hull was completed by Kroese Construction Friday, Nov. 18. The sign is located at the southeast corner...

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Lincoln Loggers visit Hull Safety Complex

The Lincoln Loggers 4-H Club met at the Safety Complex in Hull on Thursday, November 17 where club members learned about the local EMS services from EMS squad members Cedric and Katie Franken. The 4-Hers were able to get a first-hand look inside the ambulance, learned...

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Blankets for the Homeless

The Hull Clovers met Thursday, Nov. 17, and made 11 blankets for the homeless in Sioux Falls. The Clovers got to meet the new 4-H youth coordinator, Jade Bakker, who attended the meeting. Bakker is in the back row, far right. (Photo/submitted)

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First CRC says farewell to Kotmans

Pictured right: The Kotmans are moving to Clovis, California, where they’ll be near their children and grandchildren. (Photo/Julie Bosma) Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant The First Christian Reformed Church congregation hosted a farewell for Pastor Loren Kotman and...

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Junior high fall music program

The combined junior high choir from Hull and Doon was led by Kelly Westra. The performance was part of the junior high fall music program of Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School and Northwest Iowa Protestant Reformed School Monday, Nov. 21.  Hull Protestant...

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Hull Co-op 2022 harvest in review

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer The harvest season of 2022 at Hull Co-op has come to a close and a picture of how crops have performed in the area has become clear.  This year has seen drought conditions and high winds, as well as market forces raising the cost...

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A design to celebrate Hull’s Sesquicentennial

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer In a recent public contest with multiple entries, one stood out to voters the most for use in Hull’s Sesquicentennial 150-year celebration.  Jessica Bonestroo’s design is a reflection of not only Hull’s lengthy history but also...

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Hull Public Library hosts ‘All about rocks’

HULL PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMMINGDwight Bakker was the host of programming at the Hull Public Library on Monday, November 14, "All about rocks". He is pictured with a geode he split in half during the program.  A rockin’ good time at Hull Public Library Shane D. Johnson...

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Local shooters compete on collegiate state stage

Photographed left to right: Nicolas Noteboom, Molly Galema, Trey Steimsma, Ashayla Soodsma and Jensen Cooper. Steimsma, who is from Hull, and Soodsma, who is a Boyden-Hull alum, were part of one of the two shooting groups that competed for the Dordt University Trap...

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Hull Area Chamber director resigns from role

HULL CHAMBER DIRECTOR AMY KELLEY IMPACTS HULL COMMUNITYPictured is Hull Area Chamber director, Amy Kelley, at the 2022 Hull Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding awards.  She is seen here presenting a certificate to John De Koster and Philip De Koster of De Koster and...

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Hull city officials address traffic concerns

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer The Hull city council discussed the community’s concern with traffic control on Highway 18 through Hull during an Oct. 24 council meeting. City officials looked to submit a traffic control device application to the Iowa Department of...

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Western Christian FFA Chapter attends national convention

Meagan Mulder | Chapter Reporter Western Christian FFA Ten students along with advisor, Mrs. Nettinga, and student teacher, Ms. Tucker, traveled to the National FFA Convention at the end of October. We split up the travel on the first day by stopping in Moline,...

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Valuing the past, learning for the future

SEEKING ANSWERS TO LINCOLN TOWNSHIP CEMETERY HISTORYIn late October, the Hull Historical Society spearheaded a project that included scanning of Lincoln Township Cemetery in order to uncover more of its history. (Photo/Julie Bosma) Hull Historical Society project...

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From Zion Lutheran Church to Clubhouse Apartments

blast from the past   Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant In the 1870s and early 1880s, a group of the early settlers of Pattersonville, now known as Hull, were Germans of the Lutheran faith. They worshiped in homes and schools in the community, and ministers were...

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