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IN BRIEF Supervisors go to workshop ORANGE CiTY -- Supervisors will attend the Iowa State Association of Counties workshop on Friday at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. There will also be a super- visors' meeting on Tuesday, June 26, at which time offi- cials will discuss the transfer of money from the special appraisers fund to the assess- ment expense fund, as in accordance with Iowa code. Public hearing ORANGE CITY -- The Sioux County Zoning Board of Adjustment will have a public hearing on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Sioux County Courthouse. The courthouse is locat- ed at 210 Central Avenue Southwest. There will be a review for an application for a variance to single-family residential zon- ing regulations to allow the placement of a 12x16-foot utility shed two feet each from the north and west property boundaries of a parcel with the physical address of 3061 Hickory Avenue. The property is located in Lincoln Township. coming New Century Press pub- lications will observe Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, An early deadline will aid in the production and delivery of several New Century Press publications. The deadline for the May 30 issue of the Sioux County Index- Report, Nortlest Iowa Peach and Extra! is Thursday, June 28. Classified advertising must be submitted by 9:30 a.m. while display advertising and iip00j,L0000rl!!l!i!00!00lrJl w000nes000, 00une000 $I.00 Volume No. 117, Issue No. 25 7 SIOUX COUNTY Blood Drives H, ippPipl, db,brbl=.Lmp,h - - o _--- - ADC .'902 f1.t,,'9 217 W COTA ST \\;-' SHLTON. WA 98584-2263 RE PORTE R HULL COUNCIL MEETN( Two properties have come into question lately because they are both in violation of the city's junk ordinance against turning one's yard into a salvage center. At left is the Del Angel home on Fourth Street while Nelson's backyard shows clutter on Second Street. -- Photos by Eric Viccaro, Sioux County Index-Reporter Come one, come all and see the city blights right here Residents show up to council meeting and voice concerns over two properties By ERICVICCARO Editor hulleditor@ncppub.com esidents along Fourth Street voiced con- ms are during a Hull city council eeting on Monday, June 11, about a filthy property here. The physical address is 1322 Fourth Street and the owners of Nicholas and Yolanda Del Angel. City administrator Les Van Roekel and mayor Roger Vis hand-delivered a letter to the Del Angels requesting the backyard to be cleaned up. The city of Hull has an ordinance concern- ing junk and the Del Angels as well as another news items should be submit- )roperty owned by the Nelson family (Zach) on ted by noon on that day. ! Second Street. For information, call 439- i The Sioux County Index-Reporter was unable 1075. ! to procure a copy of the iunk ordinance from the city office. LifeServe | Plenty of neighbors attended the meeting and supported the council with any steps it takes to m a!e.ure properties in town are cleaned up. Jim and Vel Keizer, Wes and Diane Dykstra, Walt and LaVonne den Hoed, Jason and Amy Kats and Maureen Veldman all attended the meeting. Residents are concerned with appliances stacked three high in the Del Angels backyard. They are worried about potential health con- cerns, possible property devaluation and more. Citizens have heard constant hissing sounds from refrigerators leaking Freon. In Hull, a person may not turn his or her prop- erty into a salvage yard. It had been difficult reaching Del Angel. "Delivering certified mail to that address had been unsuccessful," stated Van RoekeL who termed talks with Del Angel as amicable. The Index-Reporter performed a driveby at both locations and found messy backyards not in compliance. Appliances were stored on many trailers in the Del Angel backyard. The Nelsons'lot was disorganized at best. In addition to cleanliness, neighbors along Second Street have voiced concerns and called local authorities, including the Sioux County Sheriff's Office, about pet noise at said Nelson location. BOYDEN-HULL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING LifeServe Blood Center will have a-blood drive on today from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley. The church is located at 1305 Seventh Street. There will also be a blood drive tomorrow, Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centre Mall (251 North Main Avenue). Eligible blood donors must be a t least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and be in general good health. Every day, 38,000 donors are needed to help fill an ade- quate blood supply. Every time a person donates, he or she receives I00 points toward purchases in the LifeServe Blood Center's online store. To schedule an appoint- ment, log onto the website: www.lifeservebloodcenter. org or call 1-800-287-4903. "n FAFSA deadh e approaching The deadline for prospec- tive college students to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is Sunday, July 1. Students will be eligible for state-funded financial aid pro- grams if they make the dead- line. Coming Soon In The /ndex-Reporter: in Des Moines Boyden-Hull Elementary School principal Tom Kerr and business manager Sue Huls take part in the school board meeting on Monday, June 11, in the high school board of direc- tors room. The board accepted Huls' resignation. -- Photo by Eric Viccaro, Sioux County Index- Reporter Board accepts Huls' resignation District currently searching for a new business manager By ERIC VICCARO Editor  egrudgingly, the Boyden-Hull school hulleditor@ncppub.com Ddistrict board of directors accepted business manager/board secretary Editor's Note: In this week's edition of Sue Huls' resignation during its meeting on the Sioux County Index-Reporter. the edi- tor will recap discussion items from the Boyden-Hull board of directors meeting that took place on Monday, June 11. Discussion items, including a review of athletic team 's cutting policy, will be reported on in the Wednesday, June 27. edition of the Index- Reporter. The newspaper will address Monday, June 11. "Sue did an outstanding job in this dis- trict," Boyden-Hull board president Mark Wamtjes said during the meeting. "She will be missed. We accept this upon finding a suitable replacement. Those are going to be some big shoes to fill." Boyden-Hull superintendent Steve Grond handbook changes at the high school and echoed those sentiments. elementary school and possible increases "It's a huge loss," Grond said. "Sue has in school lunch prices zn a future edition as well Continued on Page 3 Both residents are attempting to run businesses from home. The Del Angels tear down appliances and sell the scraps. Zach Nelson runs a black- smithing operation. Hull city employee Brent Kleinwolterink deliv- ered the letter of non-compliance to the Nelson residence. HULL NUGGETS City councilors okayed a pair of resolutions, one adjusting the wages of city employees and another concerning the renewal of a solid waste contract with Rod's Sanitation. Rod's Sanitation, owned by Hull resident Rod TeKrony, has a yearly contract with the city for the purposes of hauling garbage away to the county landfill site between Sheldon and Boyden. Homeowners and renters will see an increase in the monthly collection minimum from $12.05 to $12.30 once the new fiscal year begins next month. Continued on Page 9 AROUND TOWN Top, Hull resident Nikki Bomgaars serves up a volley- ball as the sand season started this past Wednesday while the Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers put on a shearing demonstration during the Donson Farm Tour on Saturday. -- Photos by Eric Viccaro, Sioux County Index- Reporter Jurisprudence ......................................................... 4 Faith & Family .............................................................. S Faith & Family Plus. ............................................... 6 Education and Community Support ............................ 7 Classifieds ...................................................................... 8 Legals and Jumps .......................................................... 9 Sports .............................. 10-12 Page 2 The editor was thinking 'The Lincoln' and wrote on it Peg Nighthawk takes 3rd at SpaU0000 ' i