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Western Christian stewardship day

Bringing service to local communities Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer On Wednesday, Oct. 12, students of Western Christian High School participated in a community service day, or Stewardship Day.  Twenty-three groups, or faithpacks, aimed to serve the surrounding...

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Taking a shot at a new opportunity

ON THE LINEHull native Skyler Mullinix prepares to shoot his targets at the Sept. 17 NCC Shooting Sports meet against Iowa Lakes Community College at the Rock Valley Gun Club. (Photo/Submitted) Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Hull native Skyler Mullinix has an...

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City of Hull gains new economic development director

HULL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR DOUG ANDERSONPictured is Doug Anderson, Hull’s newest economic development director.  Anderson comes to the new role with experience in executive nonprofit work and working as professor of practice in business at Northwestern...

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Fourth Annual Hogtoberfest a success in 2022!

FIRST AND SECOND PLACE RIB COOKOFF CONTESTANTSMatt Mousel (left), first-place winner of the Hull Chamber of Commerce Hogtoberfest 2022 rib cookoff, shakes the hand of second-place winner Ken Woelber.  (Photo/Shane D. Johnson) Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer The fourth...

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Native Boyden author to host book signing at Boyden Library

Laura Sohl-Cryer, writer of the book “Remembering The Homeplace: Sonets and Stories From Our Family Farm.”   Book signing to take place Oct. 8 Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer Laura Sohl-Cryer, a native of the rural Boyden area, wrote the book “Remembering The...

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Hull’s Chamber of Commerce office moves downtown

Shane D. Johnson  |Staff Writer The Hull Chamber of Commerce office has moved to the Hull Community Building.  Amy Kelley, Hull’s Chamber director, is now located in the previous sheriff’s office in Hull. The signage is still designated as the sheriff’s office...

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Homecoming week celebrated at Boyden-Hull

2022 HOMECOMING COURT AT BOYDEN-HULLFront row, left to right: Reagan Damstra, Keilani Maae, Gretta Van Es. Second row: Blake Bomgaars, Luke Myers, Kason Woelber. Third row: Avery Noble, Jennifer Luevano. Fourth row: Rilan Tiedeman, Brock Fisher. (Photo/Submitted)...

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Insights on the Hull Co-op 2022 research put

HULL CO-OP 2022 TEST PLOT Hull Co-op agronomist, Peter Westra, stands next to the Hull Co-op test plot signage situated east of Hull. The test plot has seen the impacts that have affected many of the area’s crops such as diseases like white mold and Goss’s Wilt and...

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Local ag teachers reflect on Sept. 15 National Teach Ag Day

Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer In a rural agricultural setting such as northwest Iowa, teaching agriculture is of top priority for raising the next generation of area farmers and a. business leaders. This task is not taken lightly by the agricultural teachers and FFA...

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From Kraai Furniture to Formosa Foods

Kraai Furniture began in 1947 and was originally located in the Masonic Lodge on Main Street. (Photo/Service Record World War I and II Wegman-Koele Post No. 380) blast from the past Julie Bosma | Editorial Assistant On July 1, 1947, W. Dale Kraai, a World War II...

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Providing for the needs of kids in Haiti

PREPARING MEALS BOUND FOR HAITIPictured are some of the many volunteers that helped prepare and package meals for children in Haiti Sunday, Sept 11.  There were 106,272 meals prepared at First Reformed Church. Three shifts of nearly 150 volunteers per shift worked to...

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A closer look at crop varieties

PREPARING FOR THE 2022 BOYDEN TEST PLOTPictured is Farmers Cooperative Society agronomist Jesse Evans at the company’s test plot east of Boyden.  The test plot includes 9 acres of a combined total of 54 soybean varieties and corn hybrids. (Photo/Shane D. Johnson)...

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American State Bank employee furthers banking education

Kate Franken reflects on graduating from Graduate School of Banking in Denver Shane D. Johnson | Staff Writer  Kate Franken has been a dedicated employee of American State Bank 23 years.  Her career has become a journey of growth — both personally and...

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