Hull Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident In Hull

Ambulance rear blue and whiteHull, Iowa — A Hull woman was taken to the hospital after an accident in Hull on Wednesday (9/4/13).

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:55 PM, 26-year-old Marie Plueger of Hull was backing a 2005 Buick Rendezvous from a residential driveway onto Division Street. Thirty-five-year-old Timothy Blankespoor of George was driving a 1989 Oldsmobile Regency northbound on Division Street.

When Plueger entered Division Street she struck Blankespoor’s vehicle on the roadway.

Plueger was transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Hull Ambulance.

The Buick sustained approximately $2,000 in damages. The Oldsmobile sustained an estimated $1,900 in damages.

Plueger was cited for unsafe backing.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Hull Fire Department and Hull Ambulance crew.


Sanborn Emergency Crews And Both Sheldon Ambulances Called To Accident Near AMPI In Sanborn

Sanborn, Iowa — Sanborn emergency crews were called to a two-car accident near AMPI in Sanborn about 9:00 AM Friday morning (9/6/13).

According to the Sanborn Police Department, it was a two-vehicle accident, and three people were transported to Sanford Sheldon.  Two of the three have been treated and released.

In addition to Sanborn emergency crews and police, both Sheldon Ambulances were called to assist as well.

We’ll have the details of the accident when they become available from the Sanborn Police Department.


Doppenberg Chosen For O’Brien County Ag Hall Of Fame

cattle feed feeding isu extensionSheldon, Iowa — This past month, a Sheldon man was chosen to be in the O’Brien County Agriculture Hall of Fame.

At the Annual O’Brien County Farm Bureau meeting, the O’Brien County Value-Added Agriculture Steering Committee announced that Gary Doppenberg of Sheldon had been selected for the honor.

Ken Hengeveld of Iowa State Bank nominated Doppenberg for the honor.

Hengeveld says Doppenberg is a leader. He says he founded, managed, and expanded Deluxe Feeds, Inc. from a one-man operation to a multi-state, multi-million dollar sales volume. He says he has served on the boards of directors of various schools, Dordt College, and church boards. He says he is a good promoter of various value-added ag products.

Hengeveld says Doppenberg promotes excellence in business management and value-added services to customers and is loyal to the community. He says his company, Deluxe is a conservation-minded good neighbor to Sheldon residents.

Doppenberg was presented with the O’Brien County Ag Recognition Award at the Farm Bureau meeting on August 13th.


Hawarden Man Seriously Injured In Construction Accident In Hull

avera mckennan careflight new helicopterHull, Iowa — A Hawarden man was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital after a construction accident on Wednesday.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8:20 AM, they were called to the site of a construction
accident that occurred at 3365 Ironwood Avenue, four miles southeast of Hull.

They report that 28-year-old Raul Robles of Hawarden was working as an employee of De Groot Construction from Sioux Center. He was installing rafters on a new building project. Witnesses reported that Robles fell
approximately 23 feet from a platform near the rafters onto a concrete floor below.

Robles received critical injuries, and was transported by the Hull Ambulance to the Sioux Center Hospital. He was later flown to Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.


City Of Ashton Making Water Tower Improvements

Ashton Water TowerAshton, IA — The City of Ashton will be making Water Tower Improvements.  Residents may notice lower than normal water pressure starting Friday, September 6th and continuing for the next two weeks until the project is completed.


Foreign Candy Company’s Founder To Give Big To Community, Church, Needy

Foreign Candy New BuildingHull, IA — As if all the festivities and the free community dinner weren’t enough, Foreign Candy Company Founder Peter De Yager had more gifts for the community.  A lot more.

Foreign Candy Company in Hull invited everyone to their “BIG PARTY”, celebrating God’s goodness and bigness, Thursday, September 5th in Hull.  The Foreign Candy Company celebrated their 35th Anniversary, and held an open house of the new corporate office building and warehouse outlet store.

There were lots of fun events for all ages, and a free community celebration dinner.

Nationally-known Christian singer Laura Story was there too.

But De Yager didn’t stop with the celebration.  He announced that he’ll fund the construction of a half-million dollar spec building to attract more businesses to Hull.  He’ll also donate $100,000 to his church.  Plus he says he’ll give $50,000  to needy Hull families, $50,000 to the public golf course, and $50,000 to the EMS and fire departments.