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Iowa State Bank hosts holiday open house

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Iowa State Bank in Hull hosted a holiday open house from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 21-23. Those who came into the bank enjoyed some Christmas cookies and treats.  Those who enjoyed the festivities also saw the bank's display its very own...

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Hull Christian School presents “Jesus, Light of the World”

The Hull Christian School fifth-grade band played several Christmas songs for their program Monday, Dec. 19. Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant Second- through fifth-graders at Hull Christian presented the program “Jesus, Light of the World” Monday, Dec. 19.  The...

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Boyden-Hull junior high/high school Christmas concert

Kim Godtland led the Boyden-Hull junior high choir Wednesday, Dec. 21 for the Christmas program. She was accompanied by Leila Moret.  Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant The bands and choirs of Boyden-Hull junior high and high school performed their Christmas concert...

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Western Christian High School Presents Christmas Concert

The combined choirs were accompanied by the hand bell choir on the song “Peace, Peace” during the Western Christian High School Christmas concert Tuesday, Dec. 20.  Julie Bosma  | Editorial Assistant    Western Christian High School presented its Christmas concert...

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Christmas scenes all aglow

Hull Co-op has a creative snowman on display at the Cenex station for all passersby. Also perched atop one of its grain elevators, Hull Co-op has its giant star overlooking the community.  The decorations are hung and Main Street in Boyden and Hull are aglow with...

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Filling days and homes with simple fragrance

Blessed Barn Co. features small-batch, hand-poured candles Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Imagine what a winter cabin scene might smell like. White branches hanging with heavy snow and snowflakes swirling through the air, giving way to the smell of the deep woods...

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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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News from the Hull Museum

Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant  One of the newest acquisitions at the Hull Historical Museum is a Hoosier cabinet. A Hoosier cabinet is a free-standing kitchen cabinet that served as a workstation where the cook could complete all food preparation and not move...

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Boyden Festival of Trees brings Christmas joy to the community

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer The 2022 Boyden Festival of Trees community Christmas celebration saw an estimated 150 people attend the annual event. Jahir Basarra won the kids’ guessing jar contest. Riley Niemeyer won the adult guessing jar contest. The coloring...

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Old Parlor Meat Co. now offering retail meats

NOW OFFERING RETAIL MEATSShown is the new Upper Iowa Beef retail meats offered at Old Parlor Meat Co. in Rock Valley.  The offerings began in early November as the newest addition to the butcher shop meeting customers’ demands. (Photos/Submitted) Shane D. Johnson |...

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Western Christian dance team competes at state

WESTERN CHRISTIAN DANCE TEAMPictured are members of the Western Christian dance team. The team competed in three categories at the Iowa State Dance Team Championships in Des Moines Dec. 1. Front row, left to right: Hailey Olson, Kyra Bakker, Hannah Groothof, Maggie...

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Casey’s begins deconstruction in wake of late September fire

CASEY’S SEES TEAR-DOWN IN AFTERMATH OF FIREDue to a late September fire, the Casey’s General Store in Hull saw a demolition of the building site the week of Nov. 28, including the awning and gas pumps.  The cause of the fire was labeled as “undetermined” by the Iowa...

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Hull Winterfest brings community Christmas cheer

Shane D. Johnson |Staff Writer Hull area residents enjoyed the 2022 Winterfest celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3.  The day saw many vendors displaying their unique and creative products in the Hull Community Building.  Those who attended also got to spend some...

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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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