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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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Bargain Alley Furniture Outlet gains new manager

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer NEW BARGAIN ALLEY FURNITURE OUTLET MANAGERLawrence Vander Esch stands among the many items available at the Bargain Alley Furniture Outlet.  Vander Esch recently became the facility’s newest manager and oversees the many items and...

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Robotics teams put skills to the test at League Championship

BZBOTS COMPETEThe Trinity Christian robotics team, BzBots, competed in the First Tech Challenge League Championships at Central Lyon High School on Saturday, January 7, and finished in the top four to advance to the Super-Qualifier event in February. Pictured left to...

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Winter storm is a good reminder of safety tips

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Last week’s winter storm left area schools canceled, roads deemed impassable due to drifting, numerous wrecks reported by the Sioux County Sheriff’s office, and snow crews out moving snow.  The winter storm left a reminder to keep...

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Galen De Jong

71 Hull, Iowa January 1, 2023 Galen De Jong, 71, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, at his home. A celebration of life will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Rolling Hills Country Club, Hull.  Galen Dean was born July 20, 1951, in Hull, son of...

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Nighthawks show why they are ranked 18th in the state

Jace Mulder of the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley boys' wrestling team. Mulder was one of three individual champions at the G-T/R-A Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Jan. 7, also helping the Nighthawks claim the team title. (Photo/Nathan Broek) boyden-hull/rock...

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Not gone with the wind

WHO LET THE COWS OUT?During the blizzard of 1975, the snow drifts on the Vande Waerdt farm were high enough for the cattle to walk over the fences and gates. (Photos/Submitted) The following is the account of the January 1975 blizzard as recalled by Henrietta Vande...

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Annual Christmas tree decorating contest brings Christmas joy

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer BOYDEN-HULL ELEMENTARY CHRISTMAS TREEBoyden-Hull fourth-grade students, sponsored by Siouxland Machine, The Kelly Group, Demco, Agropur and Pizza Ranch, designed ornaments to adorn their unique trees at the Prairie Woods Nature Center...

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Moz-All Mowers

blast from the past Left: Harvey Van Oort is shown pouring spindles in the foundry area at the Hull Industries plant. (Photo/Sioux County Index Archives) Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant Hull Industries Inc. was organized Oct. 15, 1969, for the purpose of community...

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Adapting to a passion beyond the hunt

ADAPTING TO A PASSIONHull native Matt De Wild is shown here displaying his 12-point mule deer and his antelope he shot on a Wyoming hunting trip in late October of this year. De Wild, who is paralyzed from a July 2018 car accident, had the opportunity to go hunting...

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DACA and employment opportunities discussed in Hull

DACA PROTECTIONS TOPIC OF DISCUSSIONJason Lief, regional mobilizer for the National Immigration Forum, presented on the role of DACA recipients in the local community to the Hull Chamber of Commerce Monday, Dec. 12. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D. Johnson |Staff...

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