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Hull Co-op plans grain storage expansion

Posted March 18, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Jeanne Visser |Writer

The Hull Co-op is making plans to expand its grain storage facilities as it continues to meet the needs of co-op members.

In April, work will begin on a new grain and receiving facility, located directly south of their existing storage, and will provide an additional 575,000 bushels of storage for the 2015 harvest. This new grain bin will be the first of four planned for the site. Additional grain storage will be added as needed.

Hull’s skyline will change again with the addition of the facility’s leg tower, which will stand 165 feet tall.

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    Preaching from the pulpit

    Jeanne Visser |Writer

    Westview Church in Waukee, Iowa, needed a pulpit. Fortunately, the congregation’s lead pastor, Josh Van Leeuwen, knew where to find one. Or, more importantly, the right person he could ask to build one.

    He turned to his dad, Dwayne.

    Westview Church is young. It was a Meredith Drive Reformed Church

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    Pet grooming services now

    Inwood residents won’t have to travel far to have their pets groomed from now on. A few weeks ago, Denise Heltzel set up her business, Denise’s Doggie De-tails, in the Inwood Vet Clinic and is now taking appointments.

    Before setting up a shop in the clinic, Heltzel had been gaining experience at Mini-Critters in Sioux Falls since 2007.

    “It was actually something I was grandfathered into. In South Dakota and Iowa, you don’t have to be certified or go to school.

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    Better sooner than Later

    •Attorney Pat Lowther opens law office in former Jensen building on First Avenue

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    Westbrook — Attorney Pat Lowther of Sleepy Eye is opening up a satellite law office in the former LaDonna’s Beauty Shop and Arne Jensen Barber building now owned by M.L. Grams.

    Lowther lives in Sleepy Eye with his wife Michal (daughter of Elmer Anderson). After graduating

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    New Year, New You week in Hull

    June De Wit, writer

    “New Year, New You” Week was just completed in Hull. Many activities contributed to the week’s excitement and informed many people attending the activities about exercise and healthy eating habits. The Hull Chamber sponsored the events.

    Tuesday evening, Wildtree Freezer Meal workshops were held in the American State Bank gathering room. Those attending the workshops learned how to prepare 10 meals ahead of time to store in the freezer

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    January winter weather woes

    June De Wit, writer

    The past week has caused people in the Midwest to bundle up against the cold weather. Temperatures have dipped blow zero several times, winds have caused wind chill factors of 35-40 degrees below zero in open areas. It’s been our first real taste of winter in a long time.

    Dressing properly is essential. Remember that below-freezing temperatures can cause hypothermia and

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    Cold, snowy start to 2015

    The New Year is off to a bitterly cold and snowy start with wintery weather making travel difficult. Last week, Monday, Jan. 5, the area saw around half a foot of snow, followed by below zero temperatures. The weather interrupted West Lyon and Inwood Christian Schools’ first week back to class following holiday vacation. Students were dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Monday, went in two hours late Tuesday, school was cancelled Wednesday, when morning wind chill temperatures dipped to -29 degrees and Thursday school dismissed at 11:30 a.m. due

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    Local inventors receive patent

    June De Wit, writer

    Ryan Bolkema of Hull, Darin Rosenboom of Orange City and Daniel Van Regenmorter of Sheldon are credited as being “inventors.” The three formed an engineering team at Rosenboom Machine and Tool Inc. in Sheldon, that developed a fluid power helical rotary actuator. Bolkema did the bulk of the work, drawing up the design, and then Rosenboom worked on the calculations. Once they put it all together, Van Regenmorter

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    Wilma Miller retires from Lyon

    County Veterans’ Affairs office

    Wilma Miller has been assisting Lyon County veterans for the past 11 years. While she retired last week from her position as Lyon County Veteran’s Affairs administrator, she took some time to fondly reflect on her time working for the veterans of Lyon County.

    Miller got her start at in the county veterans’ affairs office in 2003. At the time, Denton Olson served as the veterans’ affairs director while also owning an insurance and financial services business.

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