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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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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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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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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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Putting on a summer bash in Boyden

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Summer is for community celebrations and in Boyden, the Boyden Bash festivities began at noon Friday, June 24, at Otter Valley Golf Course with a two-person best-ball golf tournament in support of the Boyden Fire Department in its...

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Sweet candy, sweet memories

Dedicated employee reflects on 37-year career, July retirement REFLECTIONS ON A SWEET 37-YEAR CAREERDarlene Woelber poses inside The Foreign Candy Company outlet store as she will celebrate her retirement from the candy company July 2.  Woelber has had a 37-year...

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Sioux County Relay For Life comes to Hull June 28

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer Everybody knows of someone affected by cancer — the mother that always cooked so well, the father that always provided for his family, the loving sibling, the compassionate pastor or the sweet lady down the street that always took care...

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Rock Valley Clay Crushers take part in state trap shoot

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer ROCK VALLEY CRUSHERS VARSITY DOUBLES (Left-Right) Rock Valley Crushers Jonathan Schmidt, Dustin DeWitt, Lane Schmidt, Hayden Van Sloten and Carson Vander Wiede performed at the Cedar Falls State Trap Shoot June 8-10.  (Photo/Submitted)...

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Beautification through flowers

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer BEAUTIFICATION THROUGH FLOWERS The Boyden Veterans’ Memorial received flowers and pots through the efforts of Boyden Insurance Agency employees Vonda Maggert and Colleen Niemeyer.  IMT Insurance awarded $500 in funding through a...

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Doodling Journey

Western student recognized for 2022 Doodle For Google contest artwork  Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer HULSTEIN AND HER ARTWORKOlivia Hulstein poses next to her artwork entered into the 2022 Doodle For Google contest.  The work required artists to depict the...

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