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For Information, call First cal practice this pastThursday evening in the high school auditorium.The music department is putting Reformed Church secretary on"Annie"this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. -- Photo by Eric Viccaro, Sioux County Index-Reporter Gayle Van Leeuwen at 439, ,'-. For some, Annie's only a day away... :Today is the Boyden-Hull students working feverishly to get ready for musical final day to file ORANGE CITY- Today marks the final date candi- dates can file for county seats. Filing ;must be complet- (District 1) and AI Bloemendaal (Distri 3)are all up fOr elec- tion. Sioux; County Sheriff Dan Attena and county auditor Lois Huittnk will also be up for re-election. Those two posi- tions are up every four years. Community Garden sign-up Sign-up for the Hull Community Garden is set for Thursday, March 29, at 7 p,m. at American Reformed Church, Private plots will be avail- able for area gardeners. Plots wili be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each plot is There will be 14 pt00tsava,abiei Ehu!ch provde the space, keeping their:plots clean plus seeding crops or plants and gardening tools. LifeServe Blood Drives LifeServe Blood Center will have a blood drive on Wednesday, April 4, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Demco Community Center in Boyden. The Demco Community Center is located on Main Street. There will also be a blood drive on Thursday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centre Mall located at 251 North Main Avenue in Sioux Center. Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at east 120 poundsand be in general good health, Everyday, 38.000 donors are needed to help fill an ade- quate blood supply. www.lifeserVebloodCenter! org or call 1-800.287-4903, By ERICVICCARO Editor irst, Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks opened his home to an orphan named Annie. Then Warbucks opened up his heart. Boyden-Hull High School stu- dents will put on a special mati- nee performance of the musical "Annie" for elementary school students on Thursday after- noon in the high school audito- rium. There will also be a dress rehearsal in complete wardrobe tomorrow, too, in the evening. "It's a story about trying to find morn and dad," said assistant Marjorie Wagner, who's helping director Colin Conner with the "There are twists and turns in a lot of the characters. I like that Daddy Warbucks comes around and turns into a softy." Main performances are sched- uled tbr Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $4 for students in grades kinder- garten through 12th. They can be purchased in advance or at the door. Boyden-Hull was allowed to put on the play with the permis- sion of Tribune Media Services, Inc., based in Chicago, 111. "Annie" is a Broadway musi- cal based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip, "Little Orphan Annie." Charles Strouse composed the original music with Martin Charnin furnishing the lyrics. Thomas Meehan scribed the book. The original Broadway produc- tion opened in 1977 and ran fbr almost six years, setting a record for the number of performances in the now Nell Simon Theatre in New York City. "Annie" won the coveted Tony Award for the best musical and songs such as "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard-Knock Life" have become staples in American lore. There are many people helping put on the local production. Julie Mesman is the accom- panist on piano. Julie Anderson is handling the wardrobe. Deb Alexander and Deb Moss were seen painting sets this past Thursday when the Sioux County Index-Reporter dropped by. Conner and shop teacher Brent Fedders constructed the sets. High school principal Dan Pottebaum helped with sound. Jacob Van Leeuwen, Jonathan Zoet, Justin Koele and Dakota Steele assisted Pottebaum with sound and microphones. Jenna Vande Stroet is handling back- stage prompting and make-up. Boyden-Hull puts on a musical every other year. Money raised from lhis production will be pttt back into the school's music department. Many of the per- tbnqers are choir and show choir members. Two years ago, Willy Wonka was the featured musical. Continued on Page 10 PROGRESS IN THE CiTY Expansion set for :ant School Elementary and middle school will add 7,500 square feet of space to the facility ERICVlCCARO Editor t the Hull city council meeting on Monday, March 12 officials approved Hull Protestant Christian School for its building )ansion. "We've had growth in student enrollment and larger sizes," said HPRCS principal Pete Brummel, what necessitated the move. Dave DeBoer, a member of the building committee lives in Boyden, was equally pleased. "It's a blessing and we're moving forward with this "he said. HPRCS was first opened in 1976, meaning the school aas been in operation for 36 years. This will mark the addition at the facility, located at 218 Second ;treet. In previous expansions, additional classroom space, ffice storage and restrooms have been constructed. There are 157 students in the school this 2011-12 year. Lower grades have represented the shift into larger class sizes. The school has 24 first-graders, 18 in the kinder- and 22 preschoolers. Nine full-time people are 'ed at the center plus a resource director, part- secretary, an aide and help in the music depart- The addition will cover 7,500-square feet. What's going to be in the new wing? There will be an all-purpose choir room with possible Continued on Page 3 5CEES FROM HULL Brynn Van Voorst prepares to pick up a piece of garbage along the bike trail north of the city on Wednesday. On the same day, Western Christian High School's girls' soccer squad had practice and Breanna Vander Zwaag made this save. -- Photos by Eric Viccaro, Sioux County Index-Reporter SCHOOL Boyden-Hull students work on their lap- top computers after school this past Thursday. Teachers recently approved the master contract for the 2012-13 academic calendar. -- Photo by Eric Viccaro, Sioux County Index-Reporter Without drama, contract ratified Little bargaining needed as BHEA, school board agree on 201 2-13 pay scale By ERICVlCCARO Editor hulleditor@ncppu ast year, there were lengthy nego- tiations between the Boyden-Hull Board of Directors and the Boyden- Hull Education Association on the master contract for the 2012-13 academic calen- dar. What a difference a year makes. The school board and the education asso- ciation, which represents all the district's certified personnel, agreed on the matter at separate meetings earlier this month. Both parties were in accordance with the basic parameters of the deal during nego- tiations back on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The BHEA unanimously approved the contract on March l with the board giving its full support during the recent meeting on Monday, March 12. "Both sides entered with the idea of mov- ing the process forward quickly," Boyden- Hull superintendent Steve Grond said. "There was not a lot of posturing. In that sense, it was pretty refreshing. It worked out very well. Everyone was eager to nego- tiate and get the process moving." Grond reported entire negotiations took roughly two hours to complete. Brad Van Roekel, a special education teacher representing the association, was also satisfied with the proceedings. "It was very laidback," Van Roekel said. "Superintendent Grond and board members Aric Van Voorst and Jake Ten Haken were great to work with. I think the deal is fair." Van Roekel said the main focus on the master contract centered on pay. "We wanted to help everybody," he said. "We didn't need to do much on language items. It was simple. And we're all happy with how it turned out." B-H certified personnel all voted by bal- lot. The proposal was placed in mailboxes and sent back to representatives. The remainder of the BHEA negotiating team consisted of kindergarten teachers Lorinda Van Roekel and De Te Slaa, first- grade teacher Heidi Wilier, secondary sci-i ence teacher Wendy Peelen and secondary language arts and English instructor Julie Visscher. In recent years, Boyden-Hull had experi- enced a salary freeze with very little move- ment on vertical and horizontal lanes. Grond said the district received new. money, and that was a big factor in why the parties settled at a 4.19 percent increase in' the master contract. The board initially proposed a 1.59 per- cent increase while the association wanted a roughly 7 percent bump in the overall package. The district's enrollment has gone up from 612 to 627 students. This takes into account 2 percent allowable growth from the state, meaning B-H and other districts across the Hawkeye State will be given $6,100 per student during the 2012-13 Continued on Page 10 Community ........ ,,,,,.i:,,.,,,.",, ............ ...i,""";,;;:.i"i",:" 3 Jurisprudence ....... ,,....,.....,;,.,; ............ ,,'...,.i..,,.,.,;;,..,..," 4 Faith& Family ...... ,, ....... .,.,, ............ , .............. ,...;....,.....,;* ..... 5 Faith & Family Plus ...... '....: ....................... ' ............. ,.." ...... ',* 6 Western Christian High School .......................................... 7 Classifieds ,.,..... ....................................................................... 8 Legals ...... , ...... ,..,...,...., ........................................................... 9 "Annie" play practice photos, jumps ............................... 10 Sports._,,.,,,.,.,.,,,, ......................................................  2- 3