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IN BRIEF Financial peace Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace .University class is coming here to Hull. This is a 13-week course that includes video and small-group discussion time that helps people learn how to budget, clump debt, learn to save and invest. Classes will begin on Monday, March 1, at the Community Memorial Building. The first class will run from 7-94).m This will mark the third time Dave Ramsey's program has been taught in the City. For information, call execu- tive director Julie Leusink at the Hull Area Chamber of Commerce at (712) 439- 1513. Supervisors discuss airpo00 S OUX I1,1,,I,,I,,,,11,,11,,11,,,,,11,,I,II1,,,I,,I,,,I,1,11,,,I,,11 ****************MIXED ADC 680 9/13/1999 SmallTownPaoers 5026 CALIFORNIA AVE SW Wednesday, February 17, 2010 SEATTLE, WA 98136-1208 I 3 $1.00 Volume No. 1 13, Issue No. 7 COUNTY P Offtial:Newspap: of eic and Schools of Hull and Boyden ORANGE CITY m The Sioux County board of Supervisors met on Tuesday in the Sioux County Treasurer's Office. The top agenda item was consideration and possible approval of a loan agreement between the Sioux County Regional Airport Agency anti the. cities of Sioux Center and Orange City. Sioux County attorney Coleman McAtlister, Sioux County engineer Doug Julius and Sioux County commu- Trinity Christian head boys basketball coach Jason Westra talks over points late in the fourth quarter of its 35-34 victory over Orange City Unity Christian's nity services director Shane junior varsity squad TC is a growing high school in Hull. - Photo by Eric Viccato. Sioux County Index-Reporter attending currently, including one from as far away as Sioux Falls, S.D., and others from Doon. "We're excited about being a part of the Hull community," Regnerus said. "We are very happy to be here, and we are working with the city. The city of Hull has been very accommo- dating to us." Regnerus said he expec.ts TC's enrollment to reach the low 50s two years from now when the school will offer all four grades of ihstruction. By then, TC will play a varsity schedule. The school has held preliminary talks about joining the War Eagle Conference with the likes of Orange City Unity Christian, Granville Spalding Catholic, Remsen St. Mary's and Hartley-Melvin=Sanbom, many of the teams its playing this season. The school also employs one part-time secre- tary, one part-time janitor and part-time art and music Instructors. See Trinity, page 7 By Eric Viccaro EDITOR rinity Christian High School is a noted work in progress. Fans bring their own chairs to basketball games because the bleachers haven't been constructed yet. Practice basketballs are found clustered in the comer of the gymnasium where fans enter. The scoreboard is a portable model. Trinity Christian (or TC for short) has selected green-and-white as the school colors, but it hasn'*i chosefi a mascot. Still, TC is meeting with some success as a second-year program, playing primarily a schedule against other freshmen and junior var- sity teams around the area. "It's been an exciting time in the last year in the few sports we participate in," said Jim Regnerus, who serves as the school's principal and girls basketball coach. "It's been fun and we've cre- ated some great memories. It's been more com- petitive this year. There's a certain excitement and euphoria for the fans and parents."' Lots of hats to wear In addition to his administrative duties, the Doon resident Regnerus also teaches Bible and English and he coached TC's cross country con- tingent last fall. Jason Westra was added as a full-time teacher this year. The Hull native graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Dordt last year. Westra is the boys basketball and volleyball coach. "I get to see different sides of their person- alities in sports," said Westra, who coaches his younger brother Nathan Westra in boys hoops. "It's been easier for me to get to know the stu- dents outside of the classroom." Westra, one of two other full-time instructors on staff, also teaches mathematics, computer applications and physical education. TC began in 2008 and the school is associated with the Protestant Reformed Church. There are 27 students (all freshmen and sophomores) A star-studded Chamber gala Zoe Curiel, left, was named Little Miss Hull 2010 and Ashley Hulstein was selected as Miss Hull 2010 during Hull Awards Night at Boyden-Hull High School Auditorium Saturday. At right, Dar Sohl was chosen as the Hull Citizen of the Year. See story and more photos on Page 8 of the Sioux County Index-Reporter. - Photos by Eric Viccaro, Sioux County Index-Reporter City budget hearing set for March 5 Fire department wins major grant heating on the proposed budget set for Friday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m., at which time its expected the budget will be approved as is. Typically, no Hull resi- dents have attended this See Grant, page 3 Board considers new bus By Eric Viccaro EDITOR etting aboard a new us? The Boyden- ull Community School District considered specifications for a bus that will be purchased during the 2010-11 fiscal year at its 2-hour meeting on Monday in the high school board room. "We're looking at buying a new bus," said B-H school district superintendent Steve Grond in a telephone inter- view Tuesday. "It will be a 72-passenger, conventional- style bus." Grond said the bus will fea- ture a 210-horsepower diesel engine, automatic transmis- sion and a 100-gallon tank. The average bus gets six to eight miles per gallon. The floor will feature integrated rubber over plywood. Bids for the new bus are due to the district by Wednesday, March 3. The new transportation is See Boardr page 3 Walter discussed general matters. The meeting lasted more than one hour. SIOUX CENTER -- The application deadline for Sioux County awards through the Iowa State University exten- sion office is Monday, March 1. County awards will be given at the Citizens for Extension banquet on Tuesday, April 13. Awards available for inter- mediates include the Muth Citizenship and Leadership Award. Senior member awards are the Outstanding &Her. AkSarBen Citizenship and Leadership Award and the Danforth "I Dare You" Award. All applications are located on the Sioux County Extension Web site: www.extension. For information, call the extension office at (712) 737- 4230. Check out photos ORANGE CITY --Two area photographers will have their work on display at Centrum Arts and Foto as part of Orange. City Arts Councirs Touring Gallery Series. Katie Buntsma of Orange ..... City is exhibiting "We are Golden" Judy Hemphill of Spencer is showing a series of photos called "Seasons." The photographers' work will be on display through Saturday, Feb. 27. Both artists' photos are available for purchase. Centrum Arts and Foto is located at 215 Central Ave. NE in Orange City. For information, call the orange city Arts Council at (712) 707-4885. By Eric Viccaro EDITOR There will be a slight dip in the millage rate for the proposed 2010-11 fiscal year budget here in Hull. That was learned during Monday's council meeting at the chambers located on Maple Street. The proposed millage is set for 14.02, down from 14.08 in the 2009-10 bud- get. A mil is the number of dollars a taxpayer must pay for every $1,000 of assessed value. City clerk Dwayne Bonestroo reported that the proposed budget for 2010- 11 is $2,704,000. There will be a public Sor00,