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page A2 --- Sioux County Index-Reporter THE RECORD Wednesday, February 1; THIS WEEK IN HISTORY 1 YEAR AGO Hull City Administrator Randy Feenstra announced last week that the city was awarded a Revitalization for Community Improvement Grant (RACI) that they applied for last year. The grant award of $4,000 will go toward two new signs to be placed along the eastern and western bor- ders of the town along Highway 75. 5 YEARS AGO A 29-year old George man, Joel Allen Griffith, has been charged with three counts in connection with the shooting of three members of a Matlock family at their home Tuesday, Feb. 10. According to a news release by the Sioux County Sheriff's office, Ty Van Voorst, 26, his wife, Jackie Van Voorst, 22, and their son, Taylor Van Voorst, 3-1/2 years old, were all injured by a single bullet early Tuesday evening. 20 YEARS AGO Lisa Wielenga of Boyden is the 1983 Sioux County Pork Producers Queen. She succeeds Gayle Van Voorst as queen. Miss Wielenga was introduced as the new queen at the' Sioux County Pork Producers Annual Banquet Feb. 12 at Sioux Center. Hull basketball fans certainly have two teams to be proud of in the Boyden-Hull Comet and Western Christian Indian girls basketball teams. Both teams finished the regular season with 6-12 records. 25 yEARS AGO Farmers Cooperative and Kraal Furniture and Floor Covering of Hull are planning grand openings and another tlull firm, Visser Feed and Produce, is holding an appreciation day in the week ahead. 35 yEARS AGO Gene Hospers of Dordt College scored 51 points in a game played in the Community Memorial Building in Hull between Dordt and Bethel of Minnesota. The Dordt team defeated them 98-93. ttospers with his 51 points matched the state college record. Gene is the son of Mrs. Denal Hospers of Hull and is a graduate of Western Christian High School where he was also an outstanding basketball player. Traveler's Trouble S )o! This Week The Boyden Fire Department was called to a car fire when Gerrit Vermeer's car started on fire just as he came around the corner going to work at Smit & Son Inc. No one was injured and the car was pulled into the Co-op Oil Station for repairs. 40 YEARS AGO Brian, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art De Jong, was 6 years old Feb. 16. took treats to the kindergarten pupils and teacher, Mrs. Warntjes. He 50 YEARS AGO A transient sign painter did several jobs of painting here last week. Nice signs were placed on the buildings of the Farmers Supply Co., Hull Hatchery and Produce, Rensink's Care, Hull Coffee Shop, Ver Steeg Barber Shop and Olivier Garage. The Court granted a widow's pensign to Etta Vande Pol for the sum of $1.50 per week for each of her three children and to Hattie Klein the sum of $1.50 per week for her one child. H. Oelen and Henry Tiedemann were at Sioux City Saturday attend- ing a meeting at which the advantages of Agrol, an alcohol gasoline, was discussed. This gas is made from corn alcohol and should interest all farmers. 90 yEARS AGO Boyden Reporter - The Badger Comedy Co. closed a two-night engagement in the Opera House last evening. The entire troupe consist- ed of two men doing magical work and the other a lady impersonator. A fire started in the Rensink school last Monday morning and burned a hole in the floor. The stove is without legs and the fire was under the stove and help had to be sent for to move the stove so that the fire could be extinguished. Carpenter Karssen went out to the school and repaired the floor. John Kersten is the one who knows how to work a surprise perfectly. Some of their neighbors had gathered at his home to spend the evening with the bachelors when all of a sudden he introduced a fair and blush- ing bride to them. The neighborly call turned into a wedding reception and lasted to the early morning hour. 100 YEARS AGO Principal E.C. Miller left on Wednesday's afternoon train for Manilla, Philippine Islands. Prof. H.A. Welty of Spirit Lake arrived Monday evening to take his place in the Public School. The Misses Edna and Amber Mackie, Muriel Beach and Maude Watson led a party of high school students into a surprise upon princi- pal Miller last Saturday evening at the Lincoln where Mr. Miller holds out. Jury Pool for March and April Roger Ver Steeg, Eleanor Jane are as follows: Vonk, Mavis Shirley Vugteveen, Sharla Rae Boon, Berdena Anita Tillie Wallenburg, David Allen Buma, Brenda Gall DeBruin, Wesselink, all of Rock Valley. Gilbert James De Ruiter, Robert Lavonne Firn De Groot, Lori Lee Endrizzi, Mark John Faber, Lynn Horstman, Paul Douglas Peggy Eileen Hoogendoorn, Heidi Landman, Anne Cummingham Lou Huisken, Patricia Ann Janssen, Mouw, Amanda Joy Van Den Top, Robyn Kae Kelderman, Catheryn Gerald Dwayne Vander Vliet, Rian Blanch Klein, Rita June Maas, Michael Vos, Lonni Roi Westphal, Bonita Lynn Maeder, Milton Ray all of Hull. Peters, Aaron Scott Porter, Julie Jackie Lynn Jiskoot, Scott Post, Curtis Lee Teunissen, Jill Kendall Johnson, Marvin Lee Beth Vande Hoof, Martha Van Mulder, Carla Gayle Sietstra, Holland, Coreen Sue Van Sioten, Florence Bernice Winter, Kathy Lucas James Ver Mulm, Tony Lynn Winter, all of Boyden. Wednesday Partly Cloudy 42/21 Thursday Cloudy 43/27 ,0 O Friday Wintry Mix 34/26 Saturday Cloudy 16110 Sunday Monday Tuesday Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy 30/8 36/15 Inwood 41/19 pids 41/20 George 41121 Rock Valley Hull 42/21 Boyden 42/22 Hig_h_ Lo_.__ww Normal8 Pr_L_r__r__r__r_~ Precipitation for the week ......... Sunday 37 12 31/10 0.00" Normal precipitation for the week Monday 30 3 31/10 0.00" Departure from normal for the week Tuesday 45 9 32/11 0.00" Wednesday 37 3 32/11 0.00" Average temperature last week Thursday 52 12 33/11 0.00" Normal temperature last week .......... " Friday 36 27 33/12 0.66" Depaaure from normal for the week Saturday 28 10 33/12 0.00" " Precipitation includes snow 43/'21 "k An area of high pressure will be in control of the weather I ,\today, providing partly cloudy skies and this will be a fantastic Sioux Center Orange City ~ "/to schedule recreational activities. Clouds will be on the in zrea, 43/22 )K 43/22 ~'-------.--'~ in advance of a cold front charging in from the west. This front wild a 30 to 40 percent chance of rain or snow showers Friday along with Improving conditions will take hold late this weekend. High temperatures will to~ the teens to the 40s. Low temperatures will be in the single digits to the u An area of low pressure with a trailing cold front will move through the north- western United States the next couple of days. A mixture of rain and snow show- i ~'f'-, ers will be produced under mostly cloudy skies. This system will move into the ~"~" eastern United States to end this week and tap moisture out of the Gulf of Mexico. The result will be a wide area of precipitation, stretching from the Gulf Coast region up into the New England states. The Pacific Northwest will bg the travel trouble spot across the nation. An area ~ ~i,''~ ~'\ of low pressure with an associated cold front will make its way through the p .... :- ~ region the next couple of days. Widespread rain will fall along the Washington, ~L_, . ~ ..... Oregon and northern California coastlines. The precipitation wilt change over to :,, i " 'isnow in the higher inland elevations of the Cascades. Last 2/23 New 3/2 D_a_y Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moon=~et Wednesday 7:18 a.m. 5:59 p.m. 9:31 p.m. 9:03 a.m. Thursday 7:16 a.m. 6:01 p.m. 10:47 p.m. 9:28 a.m. Friday 7:15 a.m. 6:02 p.m. None 9:54 a.m. Saturday 7:13 a.m. 6:03 p.m. 12:04 a.m. 10:23 a.m. Sunday 7:12 a.m. 6:05 p.m. 1:20 a.m. 10:57 a.m. Monday 7:10 a.m. 6:06 p.m. 2:34 a.m. 11:38 a.m. Tuesday 7:08 a.m. 6:07 p.m. " 3:43 a.m. 12:28 p.m. IEBrth'mm ~ W~=ClhN~r All forecasts, data and provided by Accessweather.< 2003. All rights www.accessweather, cora The Weekly Weather Forecast brought to you by: n um mm m Cenex Station Main Office Feedmill Building Center (712) 439-114 Agronomy (712) (712) OBITUARIES JACOB HUFFMAN 1912, at Hull, the daughter of Tinklenberg officiated. 1973, she became a resident of The many years he ANTHON -- Jacob "Jake" Huffman, 23, of Anthon died Thursday, Feb. 6, of injuries suf- fered in an automobile accident near Anthon. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 10, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Anthon with the Rev. William Schreiber officiating. Jake was born Aug. 24, 1979, in Kenosha, Wis. He moved to the Anthon area at the age of 4, where he attended Woodbury Central School. Later, he went to Anthon- Oto School and then River Valley High School, where he graduated in t998. He married Niki Rensink, for- merly of Boyden, in August 2001. He was employed with Dixon Construction in Correctionville since his graduation from high school. . He loved to fish, hunt, play pool and golf. He was an Iowa State fan and loved to be with his many friends. Survivors include his wife, Niki; his parents, Stan and Kerry Huffman of Correctionville; a sister and her husband, Kate and Grog Schrage of Lenexa, Kan.; a brother, Steve at home; his grandparents, Bob and Florine Huffman of Anthon, lind Ellen Cavanaugh of Sioux City; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leonard Cavanaugh; and an uncle, Dan Cavanaugh. Charles and, Hilda (Brouwer) Kroese. She was raised at Hull. In 1934, sf/~married Wilmar E Marra. She lived in Hull and was a decorator at Quahty Home Sales in John served in the United States Army at the close of World War I1 and was stationed in Japan. He and Evelyn were married in Sheldon on July 28, 1948. and made their home Sioux Center for over 25 years, together in Hospers 54 years. He In 1997, Mrs. Marra became a was employed by Vogel Paint and resident of Pleasant Acres. Wax Company in Orange City as a She was a member of the First truck driver tbr 31 years. Christian Reformed Church. She He is survived by his wife. enjoyed sewing, gardening, watch- Evelyn: children, Pat (Gordon) ing television, and shopping. Bruxvoort of Orange City, Barb Survivors include three sons and (John) Van Vugt of Hospers, Mary. their wives, Thane and Butte Marra (Ron) Jansen of Dorr, Mich.. Joel of Hull, Warren and Diane Marra of (Doris) Van Leeuwen of Paullina, Sioux Center and Wayne and Emily (Dar~'in)Boer of Boyden Adrianna Marra of Orange City; a and Tom (Jodi) Van Leeuwen of daughter-in-law, Diana Marra of Hull. This kind-hearted grandfather Pequot Lakes, Minn.; 14 grandchil- is sadly missed by 23 grandchildren dren, Randy Marra, Dennis Marra, and nine great-grandchildren. Also Barb Draayer, and Brenda mourning are siblings. Kay (Bill) Anderson; Kevin Marra, Kent Beltman of Hospers. Joan (Andy) Marra, Kalen Marra, Kris Marra, Miedema of Alton, Betty (Tess) and Keith Marra; Mark Marra, Van Schepen of Hull, Corkie Van Bruce Marra, Dawn Wynia, and Leeuwen of Hudsonville. Mich., Rhonda Robyn; and Leslie and Jim (Gladys) Behman of Lindblom; 32 great-grandchildren, Sheldon. four great-great-grandchildren; a He was preceded in death by sister, Ann Wielenga of Hull, and a daughter, Linda: parents, AI and sister-in-law, Lavonne Kroese of Agnes; wife's parents. Peter and Hull. Mary Swots; brother. Jake, and sis- She was preceded in death by a ter. Joyce Beltman. son, Eugene Marra; a great-grand- Memorials are being directed to son, Brunt Marra; six brothers, Joe, Sioux County Hospice. John, Peter, Ivan, William and Charles Jr. Kroese, and four sisters, Jesse Stienstra, Gertrude Van Otterloo, Wilma Miersma and Nellie Kroese. EVELYN MARRA H. JOHN Mrs. Evelyn Marra, 90, of Hull, VAN LEEUWEN passed away Monday, Feb. 10, at Mr. John Van Leeuwen, 76, of Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull. Hospers went to be with his Lord Funeral services were held onon Sunday, Feb. 9. Thursday, Feb. 13, at First Christian Funeral services were held on Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at First Carl Klompien officiated. Christian Reformed Church in Evelyn was born March 24, Hospers. The l~ev. Duane HERMINA VAN WYHE Mrs, Hermina Van Wyhe, 81. of Hull passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11. at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services were Thursday. Feb. 13, at Oolman Funeral Home in Hull. The Rev. Verlyn Boone officiated. Hermina was born June 17. 1921. in Iowa, the daughter of Hans and Sadie (Burgraat) Kiel. On June 27, 1944, she married Edward Van Wyhe in Wisconsin. He passed away Feb. 25. 1971. in Hull. in Abbey in Le Mars. record audio tapes for use Mrs. Van Wyhe was a member of bers of the Netherlands the First Retbrmed Church in Hull. Church" of Sioux She enjoyed sewing and reading, Heritage Reformed Church Survivors include her daughter, Jim is survived by three Sadie Van Wyhe of Rock Rapids; a ters and sons-in-law, sister, Jennie Klarenbeek of Zomer of Sioux Center, Sheldon, and two sisters-in-law, Adrie "'Dutch" Born- Gert Van Roekel of Boyden andCenter and Lavonne and Lillian Klarenbeek of Sioux Center. Spaans of Hull: five In addition to her husband, she daughters-in-law. Roger was preceded in death by an infant Van Voorst of Sioux daughter, Margaret Jane; a sister, Van Voorst and Anna Klarenbeek, and two broth- Vicky Coy of Adrian, ers, Steve and Arie Kiel. and Diane Van JAMES VAN VOORST James Van Voorst, 77, ot Sioux died Thursda morning, Feb. 13, 2003, at the Sioux C e n t e Communit Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 17, at Bethel Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Pastor Jan Neels officiating. James Van Voorst was born near Sioux Center to Jacob and Jeanette (Vande Hoef) Van Voorst on Aug. 13, 1925, He was raised on the fam- ily farm and attended country school. On Jan. 11, 19.46, he was united in marriage to Greta Vander Weide in Sioux Center. She preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 2002. Following their marriage Jim and Greta farmed near Sioux Center, lreton and Hull. In 1972 they moved to their home in Sioux Center after Jim became disabled. Most recently Jim made his home See Our Auction Calendar at We list all auctions advertised in the Lyon County Reporter, West Lyon Herald, Sioux County Index ) Need a Gift idea for that Friend WHO HAS EVERYTHING? at Crown Pointe in Sioux Center. Jim was a member of Heritage Reformed Church of Hull. For On Friday, Jan. 31, at 9 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff's Office investigated a one-vehicle, person- Marionville, Mo., Van Voorst of Maurice and Angle Van Voorst of Minn.; - two dau Audrey (Perry) Raman Shirley Van Voorst of RoCg 34 grandchildren and 30 grandchildren. Jim is by his brother, of Rock Valley; sister and in-law, Jeanette and Bill George Vonk of Sioux sisters-in-law, Alice Van Sioux Center, Jennie Van Rock Valley, Jeanette Orange City and Esther Pella, along with and nephews. In addition to his Jirfi was preceded in deaO sons, Alvin and Voorst; an infant son, Voorst daughter-in-laW, Van Voorst; Ciifford Vanden Berg; his six brothers, Jacob, Harry, Henry and Voorst; three sisters, Hoogendoorn, Henrietta Marie Vander Stouwe, t mother-in-law and Tunis and Libbie tain control. On Saturday, Feb. 8, and those placed in the Northwest Iowa Peach Give them the gift of through Lyon-Sioux Press. . NEWS. To place your auction with us call 1-800-621-0801 ndex-I ,eporl _________ ______ Smoux County Support your local h gh school and coil giate rams al injury collision that occurred on a.m., the Sioux County K-64. six miles southeast of Hull. Office investigated a .~ Joel Vis of Rock Rapids was personal injury collisJ~ v that driving a 1999 Chevrolet north- occurred on Goldfinch A erenee bound on K-64 blacktop and lost miles northeast of Rock Vl#/~re .. control on the ice-covered roadway, Travis De Jong of Hull ~ spmtu~ entered the east ditch and struck a ing a 1997 Pofttiac southbtd, evtin" liVeS Ol utility pole. lost control, entered the ~I~ . "nat we in The Chevrolet received $g,500 and rolled. in damage. Travis received minor i build a Joel received injuries and was The Pontiac received taken to the Orange City Hospital damage. by private vehicle. De Jong was cited for Vis was cited for failure to main- maintain control.