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January winter weather woes

Posted January 14, 2015 at 8:10 pm

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 frostbite. Temps have been lower than normal for a good portion of the past week. Old man winter is giving us a crash course in winter survival.

Schools have seen late starts, early dismissals and cancelled activities. Churches and other

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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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    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

    Posted January 7, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    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

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    Elected officials take oath of

    Posted January 7, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    office during supervisors’ meeting

    Auditor Jen Smit, serving in the capacity of temporary chairman per Iowa Code, called the Friday, Jan. 2, Lyon County Board of Supervisors meeting to order. First item on the agenda was District

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    Awards ceremony held at Boyden-Hull

    Posted December 30, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Many teachers and staff members received “Years of Service Awards” at the Boyden-Hull High School gym Friday evening, Dec. 19, during the time between the basketball games. Following is a brief over-view of each

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    Farmland values fall in 2014

    Posted December 30, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,943 per acre — a drop in value of $773, or 8.9 percent, per acre. Land values were determined by the Iowa Land Value Survey, which was conducted

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    Law firm names newest partner

    Posted December 30, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    The law firm of Austin, Haberkorn & Kippley is changing its name for the first time in 29 years. Jennifer Wippert has been named the newest partner to the firm making the name change to Austin, Haberkorn, Kippley &

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    Pen Pals for Life

    Posted December 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    For most, keeping in touch is confined to the fast-paced world of email, cell phones and social media. But for life-long pen pals, Dolores Kaskie and Carol Blakley, whose friendship long predates the digital age, a pen,

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    A Slam Dunk for Kate . . .

    Posted April 2, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    •Tim Orth Memorial Foundation held events to raise money to help parents of kids facing high medical costs as a result of accident or illness

    Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

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