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At the heart of the matter

Dordt researcher raises awareness of PLN mutation  Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Lucy Borkowski just completed her sophomore year at Dordt University as a biology public health major. Her studies in her undergraduate career have led her to take part in an...

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Cattle market is topic of panel discussion

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer  FEENSTRA SPEAKS TO CATTLE PRODUCERSIowa’s 4th District Representative Randy Feenstra presents at the Cherokee event “Cattle Market Roundup” hosted by Sen. Chuck Grassley Tuesday, May 31.  The event invited cattle producers from Sioux,...

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Comets and Wolfpack are heading back to state

BACK-TO-BACK FOR THE FIRST TIME  The Boyden-Hull boys' golf team poses with its state qualification banner following the Class 2A boys' district golf tournament in Shenandoah Monday, May 16. This was the first time in school history the Comets have made it to the...

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Poppies to honor Veterans for Memorial Day

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer LuAnn De Wild comes from a long line of military service in her family lineage. She has been a member of Hull American Legion Wegman-Koele Post 380 Auxiliary since 1997 and has been the active treasurer of the organization since...

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The SYC hunting adventure of Alec Rohde 

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer FOR THE LOVE OF THE HUNTAlec Rohde is pictured with his prized turkey during the annual Special Youth Challenge hunt April 23.  (Photo/Submitted Alec Rohde was one of the youths in Hull who had the opportunity to be a part of Special...

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Dust storm rolls through Hull and Boyden

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer THE VIEW NEAR AGROPUR CHEESE PLANTPictured is the scene of a dust storm looming west of Agropur in Hull, bringing high winds and a rainstorm.  The storm led many residents to take to their basements to wait out the storm and protect...

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Building blocks

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer BUILDING FOR THE PRESENT, PLANNING FOR THE FUTUREBoyden-Hull seventh graders Eloise De Wit, Sophie Moeller, Brooklyn Koele and Rhiannan Van Beek took part in Build Iowa’s Future Design Challenge where they received first place for their...

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New look tells story of The Bargain Alley

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer NEW LOOK, SAME GREAT THRIFTWestern Christian’s The Bargain Alley recently gained a new storefront insignia.  The new logo is part of rebranding efforts put forth by The Bargain Alley leadership team of Western Christian High School....

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Special Kid at Kids Club

Special Kid at Kids Club Julie Bosma | Office Manager REG LEG IS A HITLeft: Galen Breuer introduces Red Leg the baby goat to these youngsters at Kids Club Tuesday, May 3. (Photo/Julie Bosma)  A special visitor joined the children at Kids Club in Hull Tuesday, May 3....

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Sharing a passion for all things sport

City of Hull welcomes new parks and recreation director Sharing a passion for all things sports Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Blake Eichmann joined the City of Hull as its newest parks and recreation director Monday, April 25.  Eichmann comes with a sports...

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Boyden-Hull Community School District honors 2022 retirees

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer A NIGHT TO REMEMBERFormer Boyden-Hull superintendent, Craig Anderson, stands with 2022 retirees Rob Van’t Land, Bill Francis, Daryl Egdorf and Julie Anderson who were all hired by Anderson during his tenure from 1976-1999.  (Photo/Shane...

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Boyden buildings ruined by February fire, April high winds

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Dan and Carla Hulstein had plans to build their future home along property south of Highway 18 in Boyden. They purchased the property in June 2020 and started planning the layout of the home and even went so far as to purchasing...

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Time for tea

Hull Historical Society hosts high tea event FANCY DRESSES, FANCY HATS Those who helped during the Hull Historical Society’s high tea event are as follows: Front row left to right: Virginia Bylsma, Virginia Linneman, Jeanne Visser, Lynne Hoehammer, Cindy Smith, Sandy...

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Van Der Zwaag Customs wins Best of Show

AWARD-WINNING WORKMANSHIP This is a photo of Tyler Van Der Zwaag’s award for Best of Show for a working bobtail.  The award was presented at the Mid-America Truck Show in March. (Photo/Submitted) Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Hull native Tyler Van Der Zwaag won the...

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Hull’s newest city administrator reflects on new opportunity

APPOINTED TO A NEW ROLE Heidi Kramer has recently been chosen to take on not only her role as Hull’s city clerk, a position she has held since November 2021, but also the addition of the duties of Hull’s city administrator.  She comes to the new role with a passion...

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Betty Winter reflects on 45-year banking career

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Betty Winter has been a central figure at Citizens State Bank and in the community of Boyden. She will be celebrating her 45-year banking career with a retirement open house April 25 from 2-6 p.m. at Boyden’s Citizens State Bank. ...

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Wheels are turning on new business

TACO TORRES GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Hull’s newest business, Taco Torres, Thursday, April 7.  Members of the Hull Chamber of Commerce, community members and Hull Mayor Arlan Moss came to the ceremony to...

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