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The Sioux County Capital-Democrat has been a principal newspaper in Sioux County serving local readers. It is one of the largest circulating newspapers in Sioux County with a subscribership of more than 1200. The heaviest circulation for The Sioux County Capital-Democrat is in the southern section of Sioux County, serving primarily the cities and rural routes of Orange City, Alton, Hospers, Maurice, and Granville, with subscribers in Sioux Center, Sheldon, Boyden, Hull, Rock Valley, Hawarden and Ireton.
The Sioux County Capital Democrat is one of the largest circulating newspapers in Sioux County with a distribution in excess of 1,200. The heaviest circulation is in the south section of Sioux County, serving primarily the cities and rural routes of: • Orange City • Hospers • Alton • Sioux Center • Granville • Maurice Also serving: Sheldon, Boyden, Hull, Rock Valley, Hawarden and Ireton.
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This week in the news!
Pickleball courts open in Orange City
By Sarah Weber
ORANGE CITY — The Orange City parks and recreation department recently completed a new pickleball court at Vet’s Park. Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines badminton, table tennis, and tennis. It can be played with two or four players and uses composite board paddles and a court ball similar to a wiffle ball. It is the fastest-growing sport in America and is quickly growing a following in Orange City.
Parks and recreation director Mitch Aalbers shares, “The new court surface is complete, and the nets should be installed by the end of the week. The black fence surrounding the courts is on backorder, so that is the only part we are still waiting on, but the courts should be ready to go.”
The initiative to build the courts came from a group that has played together since 2018.
Char TenClay remembers seeing an ad in the Advisor about pickleball. “The ad required participants to pay a fee and required them to have a partner. I remember going to Mitch and suggesting we start it at no cost, and no required partners, I said just lend us space, and I would find teachers!”
Ten Clay knew that Alan Vogel and Bill and Jan Ver Steeg went south for the winter and played pickleball all winter long. “I asked if they would be willing to teach a group of us,” she said. They started in city hall and borrowed equipment from the high school.
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