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Down with the old

Down with the old 1974 HULL CO-OP FERTILIZER PLANT DEMOLISHED Hull Co-op took steps to demolish the old fertilizer warehouse this week in order to make more room in that lot.  The building was erected in 1974 and was deemed obsolete since the 2021 construction of the...

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Big things ahead for Bright Start Daycare

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Bright Start Daycare and Preschool in Hull has been selected to receive grant funding through Future Ready Iowa’s 2022 Childcare Challenge Fund Award.  Bright Start was awarded $885,000 in funds to go toward expanding the childcare...

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Automated Waste Systems celebrates 20 years in business

Right: Automated Waste Systems founders Leon Mulder (left) and Luke Jungers (right) stand with the company’s sales manager Mark Franken (middle) who holds the 2020 Platinum Sales Award from GEA Farm Technologies presented in August 2021.  (Photo/Submitted) Shane D....

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New city clerk behind the desk

NO STRANGER TO CITY CLERKING Heidi Kramer joins the City of Hull staff as city clerk and comes to the position with 12 years of experience behind the clerk’s desk in Hospers. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Heidi Kramer joins staffing for city of Hull Shane D. Johnson |...

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Beukelman joins Hull City Council

New Councilor On Hull City Council Ryan Beukelman has joined the Hull City Council as his term began Jan. 1, 2022.  (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Ryan Beukelman is the newest councilmember in Hull, with his term beginning Jan. 1, 2022. ...

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Hull Christian School students help spread Christmas joy

Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree Hull Christian School partnered with Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center to provide three area families with gifts for Christmas.  Students reached 153 items, plus donations of cash and gift cards.  The donation...

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Building opportunities for kids one Lego at a time

LEGO CLUB LEADERS AND STUDENTS Lego Club leaders Sandra and Bert Van Batavia pose for a photo with students Katelyn Bouma (left) and Sophie Kroese (right) during Lego Club at the Hull Public Library Thursday, Dec. 9. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Lego Club director retires...

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A celebration of the Christmas spirit in Boyden

GIFTS, JOY AND CHRISTMAS CHEER Gavyn Hurley (left) and Gentry Hurley (right) tell Santa their Christmas wish list during Boyden’s Festival of Trees, hosted by the Boyden Community Club Monday Dec. 6.  (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer The Boyden...

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Harvest 2021 is a wrap

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Many farmers have greased, inspected and put away their combines in preparation for next year’s harvest season.  With the harvest being either completed or nearly complete, it’s time for a 2021 harvest recap from area grain...

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In full swing

THAT TIME OF YEAR Combines, tractors and grain wagons dot the landscape as farmers work to harvest corn and soybean crops as weather permits. In most parts of the state, harvest efforts seem to be ahead of historical averages. (Photos/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D....

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Winter family celebrates 150 years of farming

FAMILY ROOTS Michelle Winter, left, greets Lloyd Winter, pictured left center, and Arles Winter, right center.  Beside them is Charlotte Dasen, right. They were among the more than 125 family members of the Winter family who attended a 150th celebration at the...

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Recognizing Hull leaders from the past

TOUR OF HISTORIC HULL CITIZENS Henry Jones’ tombstone at Hope Cemetery which reads “Co. F. 3rd Iowa Vet. Vol. Inft. 1861-1865.”  (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer  The Hull Historical Society Tombstone Tour will recognize six prominent citizens...

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Hull Chamber of Commerce gains new director

NEW DIRECTOR AT CHAMBER HELM Amy Kelley began her first day as Chamber director Monday, Sept. 13.  Hull city administrator, Jim Collins, commented on her new position saying, “We are so happy Amy Kelley is the new Chamber executive director. We have a tradition of...

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Hull Co-op plans grand opening of new fertilizer plant

Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor The Hull city skyline has changed over the past year as a new fertilizer plant for Hull Co-op has been constructed and recently completed. The new plant includes dry fertilizer and liquid fertilizer storage and blending capabilities...

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Dreams were made

AVID BASEBALL FAN Dennis Wright, former mayor of Hull and Boyden-Hull teacher, stands beside the Chicago White Sox insignia at the movie site of “Field of Dreams.” Dennis and his wife, Pat, attended the Aug. 12 Major League Baseball game at the iconic tourist site....

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