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Hull moving forward on low income housing

Posted September 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Hull moving forward

on low-income housing

For several years there has been a shortage of low- to middle-income rental housing in Hull. But recently the city took a big step in helping to solve that problem.

Last week, the Hull Industrial Development Corporation (HIDC) closed a deal to purchase an approximately two-acre parcel of property from Dave Pluim, which is located between Second and Third streets in the northeast area of Hull. The intention is for the property to be developed into six duplexes with a total of 12 units with two to four bedrooms. Three duplexes would be located on Second Street and three on Third Street.

The property was purchased for $445,000 and will be funded by Tax Increment Financing

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    Fuss Fitness takes part in ‘Take Shape for Life’

    “Take Shape for Life” and thousands of participants across the U.S. brought nationwide awareness to the Optimal Health movement by pledging to walk a minimum of one mile on Sept. 4. Fuss Fitness encouraged this movement and set up a community walk Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. However, participants began slower and walked about 15 minutes, covering about a half-mile instead of the full mile.

    There were 10 willing participants able to keep a

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    New Snack Pack program kicks off

    Last January when Misty Zwart took her GEMS group to help pack meals as a service project for the Sioux Center Snack Pack group, she had no idea it would be the beginning of a calling God was readying her for. She thought it was a really worthy cause.

    After working with the group, she was listening to a radio station out of Sioux Falls, S.D., and realized she was being prompted to try and start a

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    Iowa State Bank celebrates 135 years

    Downtown Hull was bustling last Wednesday evening as crowds of people attended Iowa State Bank’s 135-year anniversary celebration.

    Most began the event by enjoying a free meal provided by the bank and approximately 1,000 people were served in the basement of the community building. The Sioux County Cattle Producers grilled hamburgers and the rest of the meal was provided by Dan’s Food Center.

    Then it was down the street to the bank.

    Kids hopped and bounced

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    Two injured in car vs bus accident

    Posted September 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at approximately 7:48 a.m. the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a car vs bus accident. Inwood Fire, Inwood Rescue, Lyon County deputies, Iowa State

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    Local group supports Days for Girls initiative

    Posted September 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    It’s not something the majority of women in the U.S.A. pay much thought to, but for those living in poverty, domestically and abroad, regularly acquiring feminine hygiene products can be a challenge, if not down right

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    Inwood Christian aims to improve playground

    Posted September 4, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    As Inwood Christian School rolls into another school year, they do so with less playground equipment after removing a wooden play structure that has been in place for over three decades. However, they’ve made plans to replace

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    Roy Hoogeveen chosen as Lester Days Parade Marshal

    Posted August 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Lester’s 125th anniversary celebration is fast approaching, and along with the fun and games, there will be the annual Lester Days Parade. This year, lifelong Lester resident, Roy Hoogeveen, will be leading the way as the 2014 grand

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    Leadership crucial in the U.S. Army

    Posted August 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    As an officer in the U.S. Army, JC Van’t Land is developing strong leadership skills.

    He is the son of Rob and Bonnie Van’t Land from Hull, a 2008 graduate of Boyden-Hull High

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    Hull pool is closing soon

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    It’s quite a process to close down and empty the pool each year. Todd Woelber is in charge of that. It takes about 48 hours to get the water ready to drain. First he has to shut

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    Ker Splash . . .

    Posted June 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Swimming lessons are underway at the Westbrook Swimming Pool. Above: Swimming instructor Alexa Byers was busy working with the beginners class last Friday afternoon. The weather was perfect and the water was a beautiful aqua

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