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Hull Co-op hosts annual ‘Burn Down Day’ Aug. 25

HULL CO-OP DAIRY SPECIALIST SPEAK WITH A CUSTOMERHull Co-op dairy specialist, Ed Jumbeck, speaks with a local farmer on the conditions of the crop presented to him in the silage sample brought in.  (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer  Hull Co-op...

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Downtown brick and wood water tower

WATER TOWER TODAYThis photo shows the Hull downtown water tower as it appears today. (Photo/Julie Bosma) blast from the past   Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant On Sept. 10, 1889, a petition signed by 86 Hull townspeople was submitted to the city council...

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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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First-of-its kind program to kick off

LIFEWISE ACADEMY TEACHES CHARACTERLifeWise Academy will begin for students Sept. 9.  The weekly Friday programming will be taught by Tina Koerselman as part of Release Time Religious Instruction for fourth-sixth graders in public school or homeschool.  An open house...

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Scott’s Auto Repair gives more details on new location

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer For owner Scott Hansmann of Scott’s Auto Repair, choosing a new location for his auto shop was imperative to beginning the work of creating a whole new space for his customers and his two employees.  With the dirt work started at...

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City of Hull gets new welcome sign

A Sign In Progress—WELCOME TO HULLPictured is the work being completed at the intersection of Highway 18 and Harrison Avenue west of Hull.  Kroese Construction is steadily working to complete the newest “Welcome To Hull” signage.  Photo taken Aug. 12. (Photo/Shane D....

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Jeanette Lems

95 Doon, Iowa August 12, 2022 Jeanette Lems, 95, of Doon, Iowa, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley, Iowa.  Funeral service was Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Doon United Reformed Church with interment in Hillside Cemetery, Doon.  Jeanette...

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On understanding and knowing grief

ENCOURAGING HOPE AND SYMPATHYPictured are Oolman Funeral Home funeral directors Chad Oolman, Lori Uhl, and Taylor Van Wechel.  Together they work to provide families with support during the funeral or cremation process for dear loved ones.  (Photo/Submitted by Oolman...

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Contrasting grief

Unexpected death and foreshadowed death can bring different grief Jessica Jensen | Managing Editor Coping with grief after an unexpected death and grief that accompanies a death that was foreshadowed, as with a lengthy, severe illness, can include different emotions,...

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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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Bringing hope to Ukraine

Northwest Iowa communities support Orphan Grain Train effort  Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer The current war in Ukraine began when Russian forces invaded the country Feb. 24, 2022. The devastation impacted the world, with tensions increasing all while Ukrainian...

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New Tec headquarters makes move

Shane D Johnson | Staff Writer New Tec has been a staple business of Hull since 2005 when the company established its roots in the community and set up shop in town. For a large portion of two decades, New Tec’s goal has been to provide equipment solutions to its...

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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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Hull Veterans’ Memorial work done

Hull Veterans’ Memorial work done Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer During the derecho winds that recently impacted the Hull Veterans’ Memorial, four flags were broken.  The flags were recovered by a concerned neighbor.  This week, a member of the Legion...

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Work begins on new facility for Scott’s Auto Repair

Work begins on new facility for Scott’s Auto Repair Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer SCOTT’S AUTO REPAIR BEGINS WORK ON NEW FACILITYDirt work on Scott’s Auto Repair’s new facility began recently.  The site is located south of Highway 18, at the corner of Hayes Avenue...

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