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More funds pour in to solve ‘daycare desert’ problem

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer CITY OF HULL AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION MAKE DONATION TO CHILDCARE IN HULLOn Thursday, July 28, members of the City of Hull and Hull Industrial Development Corporation presented a check for $250,000 in a show of support for childcare...

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Western Christian High School: A new vision for success

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer WESTERN CHRISTIAN ENVISIONS ‘THE HUB’Pictured is the newest renovation project at Western Christian High School.  Formerly known as the library media center, “The Hub” will offer students a safe space for students’ mental wellbeing,...

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Author Jen Porter presents to Hull Library

Shane D. Johnson| Staff Writer JEN PORTER PRESENTS TO HULL PUBLIC LIBRARYJen Porter, author of the book “The Frozen” presented to audience members at the Hull Public Library Tuesday, July 19.  The Christian dystopian science fiction novel allows readers to question...

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Hull Veterans’ Memorial work done

Hull Veterans’ Memorial work done Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer During the derecho winds that recently impacted the Hull Veterans’ Memorial, four flags were broken.  The flags were recovered by a concerned neighbor.  This week, a member of the Legion...

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Work begins on new facility for Scott’s Auto Repair

Work begins on new facility for Scott’s Auto Repair Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer SCOTT’S AUTO REPAIR BEGINS WORK ON NEW FACILITYDirt work on Scott’s Auto Repair’s new facility began recently.  The site is located south of Highway 18, at the corner of Hayes Avenue...

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Boyden Fire and Ambulance planning put into action

Boyden Fire and Ambulance planning put into action Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer DIRT WORK FOR A BRIGHTER FUTUREDirt work for the new Boyden Fire and Ambulance building began in June this summer.  The site will include six equipment bays and will be a significant...

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Three Trinity Christian players picked as all-conference

Alec DeBoer war eagle all-conference baseball Tigers highlighted by first-team selection Alec DeBoer Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Three Trinity Christian players were selected to the War Eagle all-conference baseball team as announced following the conclusion of state...

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Hitting the link at the home of golf

Former Boyden-Hull prep golfer takes memorable trip to Scotland Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor HULL NATIVE STANDS ON HISTORIC SWILKEN BRIDGEFormer Boyden-Hull prep golfer, Lydia Grond, pictured in the center in the second row, stands on the historic Swilken Bridge...

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Sheriff Dan Altena to retire in August

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer ON RETIRING AS SIOUX COUNTY SHERIFFSheriff Dan Altena has been the elected sheriff of Sioux County the last 18 years and has been serving Sioux County residents 43 years.  On July 12, Altena announced in a press release he will be...

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Residents asked to help conserve water

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Certain water usage requests have been put forth by the cities of Boyden and Hull.  In Hull, it is requested that lawn watering be limited to twice per week.  Lawn and vegetable garden watering is requested to not be done...

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SummerFest Festivities include something for everyone

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer FACE PAINTING AT BRIGHT START FAMILY FUN NIGHTChildren were treated to face painting Thursday, July 7 during the Bright Start Daycare and Preschool’s Family Fun night, donations from the event were put toward the newest expansion...

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Pizza Ranch gets new look

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer The Pizza Ranch in Hull has received a new look through interior renovations.  Sights feature new tables, chairs and booths, new cabinet colors and paint as well as new flooring.  The renovations were completed Saturday, June...

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Hull Co-op begins dirt work on new service center

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer TWO-AND-A-HALF-YEAR PLANNING PUT INTO ACTIONThe newest addition of a service center at Hull Co-op has begun.  The 110x190-foot structure will be able to service small farm implements, regular cars and vehicles to large combines, and...

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Agoro Carbon Alliance agronomist reflects on 2022 crop tour

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Agoro Carbon Alliance area sales manager, Clay Craighton, recently completed his 2022 Carbon Row Crop Tour.  For Craighton, making an impact with farmers and growers is his main concern in putting on this crop tour that covered...

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Emotional and impactful time for all

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer The 2022 Sioux County Relay for Life at Westside Park in Hull Tuesday, June 28, offered time for reflection, remembrance and sharing hope.  The evening allowed cancer survivors and their family members a time to reflect on their...

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Creating with vinyl at Home on Main

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer When customers at Home on Main in Hull asked owner Amy Emerick about trying new designs and unique, custom works for her home décor signs, the idea to offer classes was born.  Emerick recently purchased a vinyl cutting machine that...

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More than just cheese

Annual CheeseFest event has greater impact Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer GRILLING THE BURGERSMembers of the community prepared the burgers during the 2022 Agropur CheeseFest.  American State Bank, Sioux County Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa State Bank, Land O’Lakes,...

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SummerFest in Hull is July 6-9

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer The 2022 Hull SummerFest organized by the Hull Chamber of Commerce is slated for July 6-9. To kick-off the newest summer activities for SummerFest 2022 July 6, The Grain House will have food trucks from 4-8 p.m. and will host the “Bags...

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