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A relic from Hull’s past visits town once again

FASCINATED BY A HULL RELICPictured are members of the Hull Historical Society perusing research compiled by Dennis and Barb Laughlin of Battle Creek, Iowa. The couple showcased a bottle from Hull they had found in their research of a former Battle Creek dump site....

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Boyden-Hull students gain insight from Veterans Day Program

REFLECTING ON SERVICE TO THIS NATIONPictured is Boyden-Hull Principal Dan Pottebaum leading a Veterans Day panel discussion with Boyden-Hull alumni and veterans Austin Rozeboom, Austin Roemeling and Lucas Schoeberl and school resource officer and veteran Waylon...

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Three roles, one mission for Hull

LEADING THE CHAMBERDoug Anderson is the new director of the Hull Chamber of Commerce. MASTER PLANNERJess Wheeler is the project manager for the Hull Chamber of Commerce, a new role aimed at planning events to promote Hull. Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer The Hull...

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Daycare in Boyden?

ON THE IDEA OF A DAYCAREPictured is principal architect Dan Levi and childcare consultant Mary Janssen, both of Levi Architecture, speaking to members of the public on the possibility of a daycare coming to the city of Boyden. (Photos/Shane D. Johnson) Informative...

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Unofficial results of 2023 elections

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer The following are 2023 election cycle unofficial results.The city of Hull had to vote for city council at-large to fill a vacancy. Faye De Kam received 214 votes of the 216 total votes, the other two were write-ins. Voters had the...

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Pure Joy of another state title

Members of the Western Christian volleyball team hoist the Class 3A state championship trophy after defeating the tournament’s top seed, Mount Vernon, in four sets on Thursday, November 2. The state championship was the second consecutive for the Wolfpack, 14th...

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Native author pens opportunity for readers to reflect

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Local author Laura Sohl-Cryer’s second published work features a 25-day advent devotional. According to Sohl-Cryer, “As Christmas Comes: Sonnets, Stories and Sweets for the Season” was written this year with “the goal of helping people...

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Well-represented at High School Volleyball Championships

The Western Christian Wolfpack, left, and the Boyden-Hull Comets, right, celebrate after winning their respective volleyball regional finals last week Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 24 and 26 respectively. The Wolfpack will compete in the Class 3A and the Comets in the...

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City/school elections are Nov. 7

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer This year’s election cycle will impact schools and cities throughout the area.The city of Boyden will vote for mayor, a seat held by Laryl Koerselman. Boyden City Council members will also be decided upon who are Nathan Alexander, Robert...

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Harvest Season sees another year of variability

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer The grain wagons are full and the dust of the harvest season of 2023 is in the air as farmers reap the rewards of their spring-time planting work. Locally, yields have been variable, according to Hull Co-op agronomist Peter...

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Wolfpack Livestream showcases student-led effort

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer For Western Christian sophomore Teigen DeKam and junior Aiden VanRoekel, the opportunity to show off school sporting events put on by their school through Wolfpack Livestreaming was one they simply couldn’t pass up. Their collective...

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Buckman joins New Century Press as sports writer

Andrew Buckman, who recently graduated from Penn State University, has joined New Century Press as a sports writer for its Northwest Iowa publications. He will cover sports throughout the year for the West Lyon Herald, Sioux County Index-Reporter and Lyon County...

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Spreading a message of hope

Creating a Great Camp ExperienceAva Brummel plays a game with a girl during an English camp in Váchartyán, Hungary. Brummel visited Europe this summer from June 28 to July 28 and helped lead English camps to teach kids basic English skills. Brummel’s group partnered...

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Where coffee, politics and community meet

When a Sheriff and a Presidential Candidate MeetPictured is Sioux County Sheriff Jamie Van Voorst shaking the hand of Florida governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis. Van Voorst was in attendance Monday, Oct. 9, when Gov. DeSantis stopped by The Grain House...

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Pastor Aaron Greydanus joins First Christian Reformed Church

DOING THE LORD’S WORKPictured is Aaron Greydanus, who was installed at First Christian Reformed Church Oct. 1. The installation means he will continue to be connected with the local community. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer Pastor Aaron...

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One donation at a time

ENJOYING A BURGER FOR A GOOD CAUSEPictured are members of the public enjoying a burger feed hosted by Bright Start Preschool and Daycare in support of its fundraising efforts for expansion which nearly doubles the child capacity. The meal was served Wednesday, Sept....

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Hull business moves to a new location with new possibilities

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer Florist Christiana Westra of C Anna’s Things will be moving her business to a new location in the coming weeks as her family prepares to move to her husband’s family farm. C Anna’s Things has been curating floral designs and arrangements...

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