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Boyden girls place in gymnastics tournament

Posted April 15, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Four Boyden girls are dedicated gymnastics participants. They spend the majority of their free time practicing and learning new things. They started out doing gymnastics at Galaxy Gymnastics in Sioux Center around the ages of 4-6 years old. They have since moved on to bigger and better things, hoping for a little more challenge.

The challenges have come to them, to be sure. They have competed against many other teams and have traveled too many times to count to Sioux Falls for instruction where they now attend the All-American Gymnastics Academy. At the academy, they have been able to jump levels quickly and excel. Owner, Gene Luke, along with three other instructors lead the girls and help them develop the skills they need to place and win

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    Douma returns to Hull as clubhouse manager

    He’s back.

    Fans of Western Christian basketball remember Dustin Douma as a shooting guard who helped the team win the high school state basketball title in 2010 and runner-up in 2011. Now the 22-year-old is returning to Hull for the summer as manager of Rolling Hills Clubhouse.

    Douma started the job last week and was hoping for lots of warm, sunny days so golfers can get on the course.

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    Boyden confinement considered a total loss

    On Saturday at about 2:20 p.m., the Boyden Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 3085 Jay Ave., three miles northwest of Boyden. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they noted a confinement building containing about 1,000 pigs, a feed bunk and several round bales were engulfed in flames.

    At that point, it was determined the Boyden Fire Crew should have some extra help fighting the blaze.

    “All assisting

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    Inwood Fire & Rescue takes delivery of new ambulance

    Inwood Fire & Rescue recently took delivery of a 2014 ambulance built by Arrow Manufacturing of Rock Rapids. The new chassis and re-manufactured box cost about $118,000. Of that amount, $97,781 was a Lyon County Riverboat Foundation grant. Financial support from the community at Inwood Fire & Rescue fundraisers paid the remaining costs. The vehicle replaces a 1993 ambulance, which will be sold. Inwood’s rescue squad currently has 14 volunteer members.

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    Two peas in a pod

    By Karma Vander Velde, Courtesy of the Rock Valley Bee

    Two of a kind, two halves that make a whole, and the two shall become one. Anthony and Rose Gacke have proven they fit this bill because they are about to celebrate 70 happy years of marriage.

    On Tuesday, April 10, 1945, at 9 a.m. the two were wed in Larchwood’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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    Trinity Christian hosts

    The War Eagle Conference All-Academic Banquet March 24 was hosted by Trinity Christian High School in Hull. The 12 participating schools from northwest Iowa were Akron-Westfield, Gehlen Catholic, Harris-Lake Park, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Hinton, Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn, Remsen St. Mary’s, Remsen Union, South O’Brien, Trinity Christian and West Sioux.

    Area students and their parents were honored at the banquet. There was a short address given by Howard Wilson, chief administrative officer at Dordt College. One of the highlights of his speech was

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    Hull’s Business & Industry Expo is April 15

    The Hull Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first annual Business & Industry Expo Wednesday, April 15, from 1-8 p.m. at Hull Community Building.

    Everyone is invited and admission is free to the event, which will feature 45 businesses from Hull and the surrounding area sharing information about the products and services they offer.

    Expo visitors will also enjoy free popcorn and a chance to win door

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    “Hang Ten”

    “Hang Ten”

    The annual West Lyon Junior High spring musical took place Thursday, March 26, under the direction of Kent Knudson and Trish Lombard. The 19-member cast has been practicing since the end of February, giving them less than four weeks to get everything ready for their one evening performance of “Hang Ten.”

    To help pull everything off, the production received support from several West Lyon teachers and staff members, as well as from Tim Schillerstrom who

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    The Science of Everything

    While not every kid wants to dedicate a Saturday to more learning endeavors, many northwest Iowa kids did just that when they recently participated in the fourth annual STEM Fest.

    This year’s event was filled to capacity with a group of 160 students between the ages of 9 and 14 who gathered at Dordt College in Sioux Center to conduct experiments and measure and analyze the results.

    According to

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    Hull Co-op plans grain storage expansion

    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

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