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Bright Start announces ribbon-cutting ceremony, open house

Western Christian’s players and staff wrap their arms around one another with their state-qualifying banner, held by Uchan Harberts, front and center. Western defeated Estherville-Lincoln Central 62-55 in a substate final. Read the full story on page 12. (Photo/Sean...

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Taking on challenges and new opportunities through CAPS

ENGAGING THE PUBLICBoyden-Hull student-associates of CAPS are shown presenting to members of the public during their innovation showcase at Northwestern College in Orange City. (Photo/Submitted) TAKING ON THE CHALLENGES OF CAPS INNOVATIONPictured are Boyden-Hull CAPS...

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Putting the spotlight on mental health

PROFESSIONALS ON MENTAL HEALTH Pictured (left to right) are Ashley Tuvera and Tayla Sickleka of All Things New Therapy and Kendra Van Buskirk of the Seasons Center speaking at the movie presentation of “What I Wish My Parents Knew” at Boyden-Hull High School Thursday,...

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American Reformed Caring Quilt group

Eileen Boon sews the quilt top, backing and batting together and then sews the edges after it’s turned right side out. Arlene Smit holds a finished quilt. Margaret Van Otterloo turns the quilt right side out and sews the hole shut by hand. Betty Pollema and Nella...

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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 February 20, 2024A whirlwind interrupted occasionally by moments of calm. That would be how I would best describe the last...

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Blood drive in Hull collects 42 units

For over 15 years, Hull and surrounding communities have supported the local blood bank, LifeServe Blood Center, with at least one blood donation opportunity per month. Over the course of February, blood drives were hosted to support Sioux Center Health and 160-plus...

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How you know if you are pleasing God (John 8:21-30)

Kids talk about god Corey Kinsolving | Columnist “I’m cleaning up my room,” says Joseph, 5. “People need room to walk so they don’t trip. I’m not hurting anyone and that makes God happy!”Whether you’re 5 years old or 50, cleaning your room is always a challenge. It...

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Orange City man sentenced for domestic abuse assault

Thomas Kunstle, as county attorney for Sioux County, announced that Joseph Richard Roth, 42, of Orange City was sentenced Feb. 16 in Sioux County District Associate Court for the crime of domestic abuse assault-first offense, causing bodily injury, a serious...

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Sioux Center man sentenced for indecent contact with a child

Thomas Kunstle, as county attorney for Sioux County, announced that Donald Lee Kirkbride, 49, of Sioux Center was sentenced Feb. 16 in Sioux County District Associate Court for the crime of indecent contact with a child, an aggravated misdemeanor.This case arose on...

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Hoksbergen receives scholarship

Dustin Hoksbergen received a scholarship for $1,000 from the Sioux County Cattlemen’s Organization Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Sioux County Cattlemen’s Banquet. Dustin is the son of Craig and Heather Hoksbergen and is a senior at Trinity Christian High School. He plans...

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Audit for City of Hull released

Williams & Company P.C. recently released an audit report on the City of Hull for the year ended June 30, 2023.The city’s governmental receipts totaled $3,680,619 for the year, a 6.64 percent increase from the prior year. Disbursements for city operations for the...

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Senior Men’s Club

The Senior Men’s Club was originally in the Van Schepen Garage & Hull Body Shop which was built in 1947 and later used as the Hull maintenance building. (Photo/Service Record World War I and II Wegman-Koele Post No. 380) Elmer Lutjens, Dan Wesselink and Bill...

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Junior High Choir Festival

The Junior High Choir at the Choir Festival Thursday, Feb. 22, was made up of 348 students from eight local Christian schools. The song, “The Rising of the Moon,” was accompanied by Maeva Haveman on the fiddle and Kyra Visser on the tambourine at the Choir Festival...

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FFA celebrated at Western Christian

HAVING FUN WITH FFA AT WESTERN CHRISTIAN Pictured are all students at Western Christian participating in ag olympics during National FFA Week Feb. 19-23. Students played a game of tug-of-war, wheel-barrel races and much more during the Friday, Feb. 23 event....

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Boyden-Hull recognizes the importance of FFA

BOYDEN-HULL FFA HOLD TRACTOR DAY The Boyden-Hull FFA Chapter hosted a “Bring your tractor to school day” Friday, Feb. 23. Pictured in the front row (left to right) are students Taylor Sohl, Aisayah Moss, Brady Teunissen, Landon Pfingsten, Johnathan Sipma, Lauren...

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Through the process of adoption

WELCOMING FISHER Pictured are Brian and Rachel Verwolf holding their son Fisher whom they adopted recently. (Photo/Submitted) WELCOME HOME Pictured is the newest addition to the Brian and Rachel Verwolf family, Fisher. Fisher was recently adopted by the Verwolfs after...

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Recognizing passionate community members

Allison Mooy of Trinity Christian High SchoolHull Chamber of Commerce Scholarship recipient Justin Van Schepen of Van’s Power CenterBusiness of the Year Award Lavonne De Jong of Aspen HeightsEmployee of the Year Renae De Boer of Trinity Christian High SchoolHull...

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Hull Casey’s is back in business

SEEING PLANS COME TO FRUITION Pictured is the new and improved Casey’s convenience store which reopened Thursday, Feb. 15. The new facility was built after a Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, fire caused the prior building site to be a complete loss. The new store is...

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Quilting for a cause

Nancy Hoegh and Wanda Willemssen hold up one of the quilts they have ready to sew. Wanda Willemssen, Norene Funk and Donna Dickmann (l to r) lay the quilt out and pin the edges. Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant There are many talented women in the community who use...

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