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Community BOYDEN NEWS Lavonne Sietstra, Correspondent 725-2090 B-H Pop Can Drive The Boyden-Hull Elementary pop can drive will take place on Thursday and Friday for all plastic pop bottles and aluminum cans. If you wish to donate but do not know an elementary student, please call the school at 725- 2381. B-H Spring Concert The Boyden-Hull fifth- and sixth-grade students will present their spring concert on Thursday in the Boyden Elementary Gym at 7:00 p.m. Both the band students and music students will perform. Everyone is invited to attend. B-H Baccalaureate The baccalaureate program for the Boyden-Hull class of 2011 will take place on Sunday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hull First Reformed Church. The ministers of the commu- nity invite everyone to attend. Boyden American Legion meeting The Boyden American Legion and Auxiliary will meet HULL NEWS Monday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Boyden Legion Building. All members are encouraged to attend to finalize plans for Memorial Day. It's A Girl Korey and Stacie Woelber of Boyden are the proud par- ents of a daughter, born on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at 8:23 a.m. at the Orange City Area Health System. Jori Katherine weighed 7 pounds, 2-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Jori has a 2-year-old brother, Ethan, to welcome her home. The grandparents are William and Katherine Woelber of Boyden and Jerry and Deb Verhoef of Hull. The great- grandmother is Jolene Hofmeyer of Hospers. It's A Boy Seth and Mary Vis of Boyden were blessed with the birth of a baby boy, Hudson Liam, on April 12. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 22 inches long. Brothers Caden, 10, Dawson, 9, Mattias, 3, and sister Madelyn, 4, welcome Hudson home. The grandparents are Gerrit and Kay Vis of Rock Valley and Alvin and Sally Kooiker of Boyden. The great-grandmothers are Gertrude Vis and Alvina Van't Hul of Rock Valley and Dena Blankespoor of Hull. Tammy Mufioz, Office Manager 439-1075 85th Birthday Announcement Marie Wallinga celebrated her 85th birthday this past Tuesday. Cards may be sent to: 1116 Second Street, Hull, IA 51239 Lincoln Loggers Car Wash The Lincoln Loggers 4-H club will be have a car wash on Sat. May 14, from 11-2 p.m., at the American State Bank in Hull. Free will donations will be used for the 4-H club and the Sioux County Youth Fair. WC Instrumental Spring Concert The Western Christian High School instrumental spring concert will take place on Monday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. ROCK VALLEY NEWS VBS Teacher & Helper Meeting The First Reformed Church Vacation Bible School will have a meeting for teachers and helpers on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. WC Choral Spring Concert There will be a Choral Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. Men's Chorus Practice Men's chorus practice for the Memorial Day Service will take place on both Sunday, May 15 and 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Reformed Church. All veterans are encouraged to participate. Seth Witte, Correspondent 476-5795 RV Baccalaureate The Rock Valley High School baccalaureate will take place on Sunday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Eighth-Grade Graduation The Rock Valley Christian School will have its eighth- grade graduation on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Immunization Clinic Community Health Partners will have an immunization Clinic on Tuesday, May 24, from 1-5:30 p.m. at Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Golfers Needed The Rock Valley Women's Golf League will begin May 26. For information, e-mail the following address: dukie(,' iwireless.blackberry.com. Boyden utility billing changes are noted Changes to monthly utility bills Boyden utility billing system will look differently this month because the city has purchased new software. Account numbers have changed slightly. The new system requires a 6-digit number. In most cases a "01" has been added to the end of a cus- tomer's regular account number. Other subtle changes may be noticed. For information and questions, call the Boyden city office at 725-2371. Boyden Bits • Sioux County Sheriff Dan Altena attended the meeting and discussed law enforcement issues with the councilors. Last month, the city approved renewal of its contract with the Sioux County Sheriff's Office.The contract is for $73,337. Altena explained -- like he did to Hull councilors in April -- that new census figures and the need for an extra pay period caused by a billing anomaly were reasons for the sharp increase in contract law across the county. Beukelman said that Sioux County Sheriff's Office is doing "a good job in the city." • During the approval of bills, it was learned the city made a $2,218 purchase to make a street sweeper operational again. Also, Boyden paid $4,000 for a hydrostatic pump at the small lift station located in city limits. • The city unanimously approved an agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation concerning repair of U.S. Highway 18. Continued from front • During street superintendent Cody Rensink's report, he said the mosquito sprayer has been delivered to the city of Hull. There's a good likelihood the first spray will take place within the next three weeks. Boyden is still considering purchase of a mower for the Boyden-Sheridan Township Cemetery. The city will also hang on to bulk chain-link fencing it owns. Plus, street patching to repair frost boils is taking place on West Prairie and Sheridan Streets. • The city is still haggling with John Beek for replacement of sidewalk in front of his residence at 1119 E. Prairie Street. The ordeal is currently in litigation. • Councilors approved one building permit, for a 42x88-foot fence at Alex Miller's property on Pleasant Street. Big benefit set for Sondra Francis Saturday Continued from front Today's Weather 68/49 Occasional showers possible. 69/48 Partly cloudy with a stray thun- derstorm. Sun 5/8 / 65/45 Mostly cloudy, chance of showers. (which took place on April 28) and we were going to get auction items for that," Bundy explained. "But, we decided to do our own fund- raiser. The Francis's are a super family and it's the right thing to do for them." Bundy and Baartman sent e-mails and made telephone calls to current Indianapolis Colts' tight end Dallas Clark and other nationally-known sports celebrities and uni- versities. "We've had a great response from everybody," Bundy said. "Everybody has been willing to help out." Said Meyn: "We're rais- ing money to offset medical expenses. This is a small town and everybody knows Sondra (who serves as a Title I teacher in both the Boyden-Hull school district and Hull Christian School). We're trying to help in any way we can. And there is some really nice stuff on the website." The amount of items for Sondra's fund-raiser reads like a laundry list. There are several auto- graphed items, tickets to col- lege and professional sport, ing events, gift certificates to local restaurants, gift cards for Wal-mart and Casey's General Store, two gift bas- kets from the Foreign Candy Company, Inc., and a certifi- cate for golf at The Ridge in Sioux Center. The grand prize is a Walt Disney Resort vacation package, which includes stay in a five-star hotel, two passes to the amusement complex in Orlando, Fla., and more. This grand prize is valued at $1,500. For a complete list of auction items, log onto the Boyden-Hull website -- www.boyden-hull.k 12.ia.us -- and click on the 'auction items' tab on the front page. Beef and pork bundles have been donated for the feed before the game. If you can't attend the sup- per and basketball game, but would still like to donate, send them to: Sondra Francis Medical Fund c/o Randy Baartman, 1112 6th Street, Hull, IA 51239. 68/42 65/44 Partly More sun cloudy and than clouds. windy. Highs in the Highs in the mid 60s and upper 60s lows in the and lows in mid 40s. the low 40s, Sunrise: 6:14 AM Sunset; 8:29 PM Sunrise: 6:13 AM Sunset: 8:30 PM Sunrise: 6:12 AM Sunset: 8:31 PM Sunrise: 6:10 AM Sunset: 8:33 PM Sunrise: 6:09 AM Sunset: 8:34 PM 101374 Cenex Station Main Office • Feedmill • Agronomy Building Center (712) 439-1140 (712) 439-2831 (712) 439-2850 . ............................................................................................................................. Area Calendar oday Boyden Kiwanis 6:30 a.m., Demco Community Center Rock Valley Kiwanis 7 a.m., Pizza Ranch basement Boyden Community Club Noon, meeting, Demco Community Center Hull Food Pantry 5-7 p.m., Community Memorial Building, Main Street Thursday Hull Kiwanis 7 a.m., Family Bowl Monday, May 16 Boyden Legion & Auxiliary 7:30 p.m., American Legion Building Wednesday, May 18 Boyden Kiwanis 6:30 a.m., Demco Community Center Rock Valley Kiwanis 7 a.m., Pizza Ranch basement i i i ii i ing Back From past issues of the Pattersonville Press and the Sioux County Index-Reporter 10 Years Dennis and Linda Brunsting of Boyden announce the engagement of their daughter, Kim, to Joe Vande Griend, son of Duane and Aletha Vande Griend of Hull. The bride-to-be is currently a junior at Dordt College majoring in elementary education. Her fianc is cur- rentlya sophomore at Dordt College and will attend the University of Iowa next fall for pharmacy. A July 20 wedding is planned at the First Reformed Church in Hull. 25 Years Sometime between April 26 and April 30 a substan- tial amount of vandalism was done to a Deutz farm tractor and a ford pickup, which has been parked in a field seven miles north of Hawarden. The tractor had lights, mirrors, and the air cleaner broken: The pickup had two locked gas caps pried off and sand poured in to the gas tanks, along with damage to the lights and. mirrors. 50 Years Each year, a small percent of young men and woe ; achieve an outstanding scholastic record in hil schools throughout the United States. For his persis- tence and academic achievement, Raymond Murray of the Boyden-Hull High School has been awarded a National Science Foundation Scholarship. This Scholarship entitles Raymond to a summer ses- sion at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., where he will earn eight semester hours of college credit in the field of mathematics. Expenses, such as housing board, books, tuition, and traveling expenses will be included in the scholarship. While there, Raymond will be Competing with the top students throughout the United States. Upon satisfactory completion of the college courses, the credits can be transferred to any college throughout the United States. scholastic record. IFIELD OF D DE KOSTER & DE KOSTER 1102 Main Street P.O. Box 801 Hull, Iowa 51239-0801 712-439-2511 ,244 C I.-,q Z nl U3 (13 (J F A/J,r//" 1010 Main Street, Hull, Iowa  712-439-1722 or 800-462-6604 123449 I ROCk River }:, Vetenaff Clinic, P.C. ej Melissa M. Harberts. DVt,/ . Large and Small Animal Care "X-ray • Ultrasound • Surgery • Dentistry • Preventative medicine ' 302 N. 2nd Ave. East ;}>; " - ’ Rock Rapids. Iowa 51246 ". . 712-472-3934 i 800-709-3934 z. Z I