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Demco Lots In Boyden:  Expanding Residential Opportunity

BOYDEN’S DEMCO LOTS TAKE ON NEW LOOKThe Demco lots in Boyden, located along the city’s newest Colonial Avenue on the east side of town, have begun to take shape over the course of the summer.  Eight of the 15 lots that are a part of the newest addition to Boyden have...

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Fresh new faces in the schools

Hull Christian, Trinity christian and Boyden-hull Welcome New Teachers, staff(Above) Pictured left to right are the new teachers at Hull Christian for the 2022-23 school year: Kristi Ten Pas, TJ Van Weerdhuizen, Marissa Schiebout, Kendall Stroeh and Makenna Six....

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Bargain Alley Furniture Outlet sees expansion

NEW SITE, NEW FEATURESPictured is the new location of the Bargain Alley Furniture Outlet.  The location will invite customers into its retail space beginning in late September or early October.  (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer  Western...

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Alissa’s Flower Farm and Designs hosts floral night out

FLORAL CREATIVITYAn opportunity to learn the basics of floral design was hosted by Alissa's Flower Farm and Designs on Wednesday, August 17. (Photo/Shane Johnson) Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer On Wednesday, Aug. 17, Alissa’s Flower Farm and Designs hosted an...

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AWS celebrates 20 years with open house

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer DOOR PRIZES GIVEN OUT AT 20-YEAR OPEN HOUSEPictured are supporters of Automated Waste Systems signing up for the door prizes at the company’s 20-year open house celebration Monday, Aug. 15, from 4-7 p.m. at the original Hull location....

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Alissa’s Flower Farm and Designs looks to make mark on Hull

HULL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS RIBBON CUTTINGThe Hull Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Alissa’s Flower Farm And Designs Friday, Aug. 12 in celebration of the family farm operation joining the Chamber of Commerce.  Owned by Nathan and Alissa Van Zweden,...

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Sweet Delight brought to Boyden

Boyden beekeeper presents to locals Friday, Aug 5 Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer DEMONSTRATING THE HONEY-MAKING PROCESSTony Jungers demonstrates some of his beekeeping equipment at his home in Boyden on Friday, Aug. 5.  (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) For beekeeper Tony...

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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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