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Two Nighthawks advance to first sanctioned state tourney

Aria Rensink and Kaylee De Jong of Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley both stand on the podium at 170 and 190 pounds, respectively, following the first sanctioned Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union Super Region 1 tournament in Sioux City Jan. 27. The top-four place-winners...

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Former Hull resident pens e-book on overcoming adversity

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer Dennis Durband spent much of his childhood in and around Hull. He graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City in 1976 and began his distinguished writing career in Sioux Center. While growing up in the area, Durband and his family...

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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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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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Boyden Library hosts Mrs. Claus

MRS. CLAUS HELPS OUTRight: Mrs. Claus is seen here helping out a child in the creation of a paper gingerbread man at the Boyden Public Library Wednesday, Dec. 7. Mrs. Claus will return to the Boyden Library Dec. 20 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D....

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Honor Ride

Several community members came out to show Galen DeJong how important he is to them and the community of Hull. An Honor Ride Saturday, Nov. 19, also showed the community’s thanks for his 25 years of service on the Hull Fire Department. (Photo/Submitted) Julie Bosma |...

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Hull Co-op Cenex Station to see major renovation in 2023

Pictured is a rendering and conceptual design for the renovation of the Hull Co-op Cenex Station.  Work on the renovations is set to begin in February 2023 pending the move of the current service center to its new location south of Highway 18, north of the Hull Co-op...

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Elite Crete makes big move to Main Street in Hull

Elite Crete, owned and operated by Jamie Hinken, moved into Scott’s Auto Repair’s former building site in mid-November.  The concrete business offers custom resurfacing work to Hinken’s customers and the new site offers more storage for Hinken to have materials on...

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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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