Preaching from the pulpit

Posted March 18, 2015 at 6:55 pm

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 plant 22 years ago. Josh, 34, joined the staff just two years ago. As the church became organized and grew, furnishings and equipment were added, but acquiring a pulpit hadn’t made it to the top of the priority list.

Until now.

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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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    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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    New Year, New You week in Hull

    Posted January 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    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

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    Cold, snowy start to 2015

    Posted January 14, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    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

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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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    Inwood Christian students learn about robotics

    Posted January 7, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Legos aren’t just for recess anymore.

    Third through seventh grade students at Inwood Christian School have been learning the basics of building and programing robotics through the use of Lego ev3 equipment and software.

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