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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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Veterans Day Program at Boyden-Hull Elementary

Jim Verdoorn Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant Boyden-Hull Elementary had a special Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 11. Students sang several songs including “America the Beautiful” and the “Star Spangled Banner.” They also watched the videos “What Is Veterans Day?”...

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Glenn Kooima presents “For Lawrence … lest we forget”

GLENN KOOIMA PRESENTS AT DORDT“For Lawrence…lest we forget” was presented to audience members at the BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt University on Friday, Nov. 11.  Glenn Kooima presented on his great-uncle Lawrence Kojima’s World War II service.  Lawrence was shot down...

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Aspen Heights Veterans Day programming

VETERANS HONOREDPictured are the veterans that reside at Aspen Heights Senior Living in Hull.  (Left to right): Don VanEgdom, Ed Dokter, Cleo TeSlaa, John Hoksbergen and Gradus Kuypers. Not pictured: Don Boer and Harold Jaspers.  Those who attended were given front...

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Sioux County general election results

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor In Sioux County, 14,275 ballots were cast in the general election Nov. 8. That is 61.21 percent of the 23,320 registered voters. Results of the election are unofficial until a canvas of the ballots is completed.In the state...

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Fall concert at Hull Christian School

Junior high boys at Hull Christian School made up actions to the song “Boatmen Stomp” which the seventh- and eighth-grade choir performed for the fall music concert Nov. 7.  Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant The junior high band, third- through eighth-grade...

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From teacher to World War II bomber

GLENN KOOIMA TO PRESENT ON HIS GREAT-UNCLE'S WWII SERVICEGlenn Kooima will present at Dordt University on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the BJ Haan Auditorium.  He will present on the service of his great-uncle Lawrence Kooima. Lawrence was shot down and killed over...

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Scott’s Auto Repair turns a wrench for the last time

PUTTING AWAY THE WRENCHES AT SCOTT'S AUTOPictured is Scott Hansmann, owner of Scott's Auto Repair in Hull, who recently made the decision to change career paths. As such, Friday, November 4 was the last day of servicing vehicles at Scott's Auto Repair as Hansmann has...

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Reformation Day observance at St. Paul Lutheran

DIET OF WORMSThe Diet of Worms was a meeting of the Diet or assembly of the Holy Roman Empire at Worms, Germany. Martin Luther was summoned to this assembly to renounce his views. During Reformation Day activities at St. Paul Lutheran Church Oct. 30, this station had...

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