The North Place hopes to become home for many

Posted December 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Dan and Laurie Buyert of rural Hull have created a “haven” for people needing a quiet, serene place to stay for a while. One of Laurie’s dreams has always been to transform the farm place, known to her family as The North Place, where she grew up as a child into a relaxing place for others too. She and her family have been making plans for many years to build a home and use re-purposed items to decorate it so others can enjoy the solitude as much as they did and still do.

The Buyerts had lived on The North Place many years ago and later moved to the home place, which is just a little south of The North Place. It was always

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    Six Western Christian students to have poems published

    Six Western Christian students

    to have poems published

    Once each year, the Iowa Poetry Association has a contest. They choose the best poems from Iowa residents of all ages and the poems are published in “Lyrical Iowa.” This year, there were six students from Western Christian High School whose poems were selected as winners and are published in the 69th edition of “Lyrical Iowa 2014.”

    The winning

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    Construction efforts continue at Hull Christian

    It has been a busy week at Hull Christian School with painting and putting together playground equipment. The construction has been on-going and the kids have adjusted quite well. Although the noise and activity does sometimes affect the students’ day-to-day work, they are learning to cope. The worst part is that things have been moved around. Some things are in really odd places, but they are all adjusting pretty well.

    “I think the faculty

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    Boyden-Hull STORM team visits elementary

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    students during ‘Red Ribbon Week’

    In the spirit of “Red-Ribbon Week,” the Boyden-Hull STORM team visited elementary classrooms Wednesday, Oct. 22. The STORM team is a peer helper organization whose mission

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    Good weather helping harvest progress

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    With mostly warm sunny days for two weeks, area farmers were able to complete soybean harvest. Some rain last Wednesday evening provided a welcome help in lowering fire danger in fields. Now the continued sunshine and above-normal

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    Making cents of the addition

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    West Lyon voters will be heading to the polls more than once in the coming months with the mid-term election in November and now the Dec. 2 special election. During the special election, voters will decide whether to

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    Local author fascinates kids

    Posted June 11, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Susan Langerock Schuldt, who grew up between Marion and Monroe, never thought she would be an author, much less an author with a book deal. But, that is exactly what happened after the woman wrote a book

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    Eyeing the egg

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    he Parker Chamber of Commerce Easter egg hunt was held on Saturday, April 26. About 300 people made the short trip to Birds, Bucks and Berries, just south of Parker to take part in this year’s event. From

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