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Rick Thomas Marketing Director .................... Polly Clark Editor ............................................. Susan Fey Advertising Account 712-266-6376 sfey@thepioneergroup. com What to do in Siouxland The Arts Orpheum Theatre 520 Pierce Ticket Information: 712-279-4850 Symphony Information: 712-277-2111 www.orpheumlive.com Luciano’s 1019 4th Street 712-258-5174 MacBehr's 1201 4th Street 712-224-4644 Olive Tree Restaurant & Lounge 707 4th St. at the Clarion Hotel 712-277-4101 Bev’s on the River www.bevsontheriver.com 1110 Larsen Park Rd Sports Sioux City Musketeers Tyson Events Center 712-252-2116 www.musketeershockey.com Sioux City Bandits Tyson Event Center 24 Siouxland Festivities Executive ............................. Carolyn Tenney 515-246-0402 ext.202 Rosie’s Sports Bar & Grill Sioux City, IA 51103 712-224-3900 Enjoy a Siouxland Style Summer Tyson Events Center 1012 4th Street (712) 224-2387 www.siouxcitybandits.com firstname.lastname@example.org 401 Gordon Drive 712-224-2745 Art Director ......................... Steve Seemann Box Ofﬁce: 712-279-4850 Minerva's Restaurant & Bar Golf Courses Production Manager .............Mary Huinker www.tysoncenter.com The Chesterﬁeld www.minervas.net Covington Links Golf Course 1225 4th Street 2945 Hamilton Blvd 497 Golf Rd Sioux City Community Theater 712-255-5658 Sioux City, IA 51104 South Sioux City, NE 68776 Inside this issue Celebrating www.scctheatre.org 1401 Riverside Blvd Historic 4th Shops: Johnathan Blake Home Decor (712) 277-0800 Kahill's Steak-Fish Chophouse (402)494-9841 Public, 18 hole, 5,977 yds, Par 71 10 The Sioux City Heights Neighborhood Summer... 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In the last few months, I was Teacher’s Society and State Conference, Sioux City 2008 approached by Rick Thomas at Pioneer THE A Communications in Des Moines to become the DELTA ccording to the Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society Web Mission statement: The Delta Kappa Siouxland Coordinator for Siouxland Magazine; site, http://www.deltakappag- KAPPA Gamma Society International promotes this seemed utterly appropriate, since I am here amma.net/, this international society GAMMA professional and personal growth of women on the ground and can help coordinate content was established in 1929 and has attained S O C I E T Y educators and excellence in education. major objectives in improving oppor- I N T E R N AT I O N A L that is meaningful for Siouxland residents. tunities for qualified women employed City Mu chapter of DKG. She finds that the society is a great Additionally, I am glad that having two degrees at every level of education as well as in advancing the status of outlet for promoting educational excellence, and she is extremely women educators. To this end, the Purposes set forth by the in English is finally coming in handy! Founders continue to embody the spirit of the Society. The Pur- excited that one of Sioux City’s members, Carolyn Rants, is the poses continue to be as valid in today's contemporary world as incoming International President for DKG, “I really can’t stress when first adopted: enough how exciting this is. Out of all these women in the world, Anyone who knows me knows that I am the Program Coordinator for Iowa State University’s Design West studio in the • To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual to have the president from Sioux City—it’s incredible!” Kathy says Historic Fourth area. However, when I got this opportunity to also help out with Siouxland Magazine, I jumped at the fellowship chance. I am working hard to capture the great stories from Siouxland, as well as capturing talent in the area too, as you will • To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential see through the creative writing in this issue. My hope is that people will look forward to reading each issue and will use the for distinctive service in any field of education magazine as a promotional piece for the area. I want residents of the area to feel pride when they read an issue of Siouxland, • To advance the professional interest and position of women and along those lines, I want area businesses to be proud they have an advertisement in this quality piece. in education This issue’s feature story covers all of the fantastic events happening in Siouxland this summer, and if it’s any indication • To initiate, endorse and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interests of education and of women how long it took me to gather information—we have a lot of great things going on! As a Sioux City native, I’ve always loved educators the warm feeling of community that this area has to offer. People here know the importance of family and friends; they like • To endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educa- to get together and enjoy one another, whether it is over a drink at an establishment on Historic Fourth or during a walk on tors in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships to the riverfront. And, if there is one thing I know, we Siouxlanders like to have a good time, and this is evident in this issue of women educators from other countries Siouxland. Many thanks to all of you in the area who helped me with this issue—I could not have done it without you! • To stimulate the personal and professional growth of mem- bers and to encourage their participation in appropriate pro- Some of the other articles in this Summer issue show the great work of my fellow Junior Leaguers, as well as those working grams of action diligently on the local foods movement in the area and cooking with local foods too (see Siouxland Cuisine for great tips • To inform the members of current economic, social, political from Chef Paul Seaman); there are also great articles in the Education section about the Art department at Briar Cliff, the and educational issues so that they may participate effectively Left is Dr. Carolyn Rants and right is Dr. Barbara Day Propel Academy in South Sioux City, and the state Delta Kappa Gamma convention, which took place in Sioux City this in a world society. year. Additionally, you will notice an update on the goings on at Design West. We’ve also infused creative work in our new the main goal of the Sioux City chapter is to “continue to bring in Dr. Connie Hoag from the University of South Dakota in Ver- younger teachers. They offer a great perspective. Teaching is dif- Siouxland Prose section. I am proud of all of the great things that are going on in the area, and I am glad that my son, million appreciates all of the ways the society has enhanced her ferent than it was years ago. The discipline is different. They have Paulsen, and husband, Beau, are a part of this community and its continued progress. professional life, “The impact of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society that perspective to share.” If you have something you would like to contribute to Siouxland Magazine, from article content to advertising , please give on my life as an elementary school teacher and then as an univer- Another recent exciting event for the Sioux City Mu chapter was me a call, send me an email, or stop into Design West anytime! I am located in the desk right next to Reddy Kilowatt, whose sity professor is immeasurable. The Society has provided financial the state convention, which was held in Sioux City on June 6-8 at neon light kept me warm through our long winter months. support though an International Scholarship which helped me the Clarion. Barbara Day, the current International President of complete my doctorate. I received Leadership Training in a two DKG spoke at the convention. There were many useful workshops Have a great Summer, and I’ll “see” you again in the Fall issue! week course at the University of Texas, Austin, this opportunity offered to attendees, as well as door prizes and a hospitality room Susan Fey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 712-266-6376 provided personal and professional training, that I use every day.” for members. The main organizers of this state event for Sioux Kathy Verschoor, Director of the Propel Academy at South Sioux City schools, just ended her reign as president of the Sioux 6 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 7 Siouxland Education City were Marie Haley, retired educator and Maria Anderson, will enable me to interact with educators at all levels and from the history of Sioux City, which has truly enhanced my apprecia- Briar Cliff University. many types of institutions from preschool to higher education tion for what this city has overcome in order to maintain itself. I The International Conference will be held in Chicago on July Dr. Rants sees the organization reaching out to the younger gen- think Sioux City is a challenging yet exciting site for ISU design 22-26 where Dr. Carolyn Rants will be inaugurated as the new eration of teachers, “As an organization we are working on inviting students to implement their hard work into real life situations. I president of DKG International. Rants appreciates this new m ore younger women to membership, and I am pleased that my also think that Sioux City will be pleasantly surprised by the capa- opportunity, as well as her experiences in the organization, “I am daughter-in-law, Jenny Rants, who teaches in the Dallas Center- bilities and enthusiasm of ISU students, therefore the relationship very proud and grateful for all the experiences I have gained as a Grimes Community School District is a member. Generation X is mutually beneficial! I can't wait to see what future ISU studios member of this organization. Delta Kappa Gamma has opened women bring new ideas and energy to the organization, while at produce while studying and working in Design West.” opportunities for me, enabling me to enhance my leadership skills, the same time the organization recognizes that changes are needed meet women educators in sixteen different countries, and grow to meet the needs of these very busy, involved educators.” June 2008: Sioux City by Design, Summer Workshop for Area and develop both personally and professionally. I am very excited If you are an educator in the Siouxland area and would like to High School Students to be the nominee for the position of International President. It join the Sioux City Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, please con- On June 12-13 at ISU Design West, students from area high tact Susan Fey (Vice President), email@example.com ing doors to laying the Lite-Form concrete panels into the ground, schools took part in a workshop led by ISU College of Design the students did all of the work, and they did it in very inclement faculty, Ann Sobiech-Munson and Debra Satterfield. Ann is an Architecture Professor, who also directs the Core Program in the ISU Design West Update weather for the most part. Their determination definitely paid off, and Professor Bassler said that even with the weather, this was the college. Debra is a professor of Graphic Design in the college, most enjoyable Design/Build studio he has ever led at ISU. and she has ties to the area, as she received her degree in graphic Overall, the Spring semester at ISU Design West was a huge suc- design from Morningside College. During the two days, students cess. Dean Mark Engelbrecht had only great things to say about interacted with area architects, designers and artists, as they took By: Susan Fey the past year’s work in Sioux City, “I was very pleased with the tours of their offices and studios as well as having lunch with them wide range of students, faculty members and projects that were on the first day. In teams, the students worked on studio projects May 2008: Spring Studio Review in Sioux City engaged during the past academic year at Design West, and look that were on display at Design West during the afternoon of the forward to the results of these studies as a way to propel the full 13th; area professionals in the fields of design, art, and architecture I SU Design West had a great spring semester, culminating on May 3rd development of this wonderful opportunity. On a personal level, viewed their work and offered critiques of their work. when the three ISU studios presented their work at the Sioux City I continue to be deeply impressed by the welcome provided us by Students who attended the workshop found it to be very reward- studio to a group of interested Siouxland residents and professionals, the citizens of the greater Sioux City region, and the enthusiasm ing and felt fortunate to interact with faculty from the College of ISU faculty, and fellow students. The first group of students that presented that has been so often expressed for the importance of art and Design; some of the students will be students at the College in the was in a studio class led by the Dean from the College of Design, Mark design as a distinguishing dimension of its past and future. After Fall semester. Faculty members from ISU also enjoyed the day and Engelbrecht and assistant professor, Nathan Kalaher. Students in this studio, the time I’ve spent with my students at Design West over the past were impressed with the talent of the students in attendance. Envisioning Sioux City, worked on an installation piece that is now housed semester, I can certainly affirm that Sioux City is, indeed, a ‘great To learn more about this workshop, visit: http://www.design. at Design West in the gallery space. This installation shows the evolution of place.’ “ iastate.edu/ISUDesignWest/2008workshop.php Sioux City Architecture, which has a direct link to the realignment of the Students in the studios all agreed that their work in Sioux City Missouri River. The public is welcome to come to Design West and view this augmented their learning experiences in many ways, as Erin Dunn, Plans for Fall 2008 gallery piece. senior level student in Dean Engelbrecht’s studio relays: “I am very Studios that will come from ISU to Sioux City are still in the The second studio group that presented was led by Professor Ferro Tra- grateful I had the opportunity to be part of one of the first Design planning stages over the Summer months, but stay tuned! balzi who is originally from Italy; local Extension field agent, Abbie Gaffey, West studios. Through my experience I learned so much about The ISU College of Design is offering an undergraduate course, also helped with the class. Their studio, Food and Social Justice, created Design Studio 102, at ISU Design West in the Fall Semester from possible designs for a culinary arts school that would use locally grown food August 26-December 19, 2008. This is one of the core, required and work with low income populations in the area to ensure that all people courses for any student who enters the College of Design at ISU are fed healthy food. This project involved students in many different fields and will be taught by Nathan Kalaher who is an local architect of design, including architecture, planning, and interior design. Professor in Sioux City and assistant professor for ISU’s College of Design. Trabalzi found working in Sioux City to be a rewarding experience and If you are interested in registering for this course, please contact hopes to lead more studios in the area in future semesters, “Social issues in Susan Fey, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 712-258- Sioux City are both exciting and challenging and having Design West allows 8999. If you would like to learn more about the Core Program at for greater communication with the local community. Also, the personnel the ISU College of Design, please visit: http://www.design.iastate. of Design West, from Susan Fey to Abbie Gaffey, makes working in Sioux edu/CORE/index.php City easier and pleasant.” The final studio group was the Design/Build Studio led by Professor Bruce If you would like to learn more about ISU Design West, visit our Bassler. This group designed and built a concrete cabin in Scenic Park that Web site at: http://www.design.iastate.edu/ISUDesignWest/ is now available for rental through the city of South Sioux City. From build- 8 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 9 Siouxland Community The Sioux City Heights Neighborhood: Building Community and Appreciating History By Susan Fey I n recent months, the historic Heights neighborhood in Sioux City has revived their neighborhood association under the corporate name The Heights Neighborhood Association. The original neighborhood association was formed for the development of this unique, upscale neighborhood in the early 20th century and dissolved around 1922. As the city is looking toward updating the The H. H. Everist House 37 McDonald Drive (1917) neighborhood’s infrastructure, which will Grandview Band Shell The Heights Arguably Steele’s finest Prairie School design for residential architecture, the extended hipped roofs coupled with the various porch roofs and trellises nudge this From the replatting of that original Hedges Addition of Sioux City in 1913, include removing and replacing the municipal The Centerpiece of the park is the Streamlined Moderne band shell Built in 1933-1935. The spherical shell the Heights was designed to be different and exclusive. Its winding streets utilities and streets, the residents knew they was placed in a natural hollow and faced a spherical ellipse containing 6,000 seats. Local architect Henry L. house into its hillside site. The hovering horizontally of the roofs is reinforced by the long bands of casement windows and by the roman brickwork. The Everist house and the adoption of more restrictive conveniences resulted in the building of Kamphoefner submitted the design to a competition sponsored by the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects. needed to organize to cultivate, preserve, He was able to realize his design through funds from the Civil Works Administration during the depression. was added to the National List of Historic Places in 1980's. the many executive homes found throughout the Neighborhood. The Heights protect and enhance the historic nature The Monahan Post Band and later the Sioux City Municipal Band performed there as well as many other claims four homes designed by famed architect William L. Steele in the Prairie School idiom as well as examples of other early to mid 20th century of the neighborhood. Committees within bands, including those who come for the annual Saturday in the Park celebration. It is located near 24th and Hamilton corridor, the Heights is located in the heart of the city; architecture including Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Cotswold the association formed around the issues of Grandview Streets. yet, it remains a quiet and largely secluded residential enclave. Cottage, French Eclectic, Art Moderne, International, Federal, Georgian, traffic and safety, legal issues, utilities, and from lots to plots and redeveloped to feature winding streets that Grandview Park, one of Sioux City’s crown jewels, borders the Spanish Mission, and Mid Century Rambling Ranch. neighborhood assistance. followed the topography, rather than the usual grid of lots. The easternmost edge of the Heights and provides a beautiful gateway Besides forming the group to maintain the dignity and beauty Heights henceforth became a neighborhood of curving streets, into the neighborhood. Harrison and Joyce Fisher express their include T. S. Martin, W. A. Klinger, W. Beuttler, R. Miller, and H.H. of this historic area, an interesting thing began to happen. known today as Solway, McDonald, Kennedy and Cook Drive. love of the area, “We have lived in the Heights for almost thirty Everist. Prior to the development of the Heights many of Sioux Neighbors began spending time together, talking, finding ways to Although research has not been uncovered about the designer, it is years. The last move we made was just two blocks from one part City’s executive homes were built in the Victorian, Queen Anne, work together for the betterment of their neighborhood. Several interesting to note that during that time, many cities throughout of the neighborhood to another. We’ve always loved the unique and Richardsonian Romanesque styles, yet none of these styles can neighbors commented that over a year before the first shovel of the United States began using what was known as the “England dirt is scheduled to be turned by the City, this association has Garden City Movement.” This movement promoted the concept “We were initially drawn to the Heights because a house we had long admired came on the market. After already helped the residents to create a better neighborhood. As of living environments that should be healthful, peaceful, and we moved into our home, we developed an even stronger appreciation for the unique characteristics of the Heights and its extensive history as a premier residential neighborhood in Sioux City. The pride of place “The Heights district represents a period in Sioux City history when certain residents had become exhibited by homeowners throughout the Heights makes this a special place to live. Our neighbors are successful and built homes that were unique and one of a kind. It is important to preserve certain parts of passionate about preserving and enhancing the area’s unique qualities. We thoroughly enjoy living in the our past architecture as we move into the future. It is an anchor and serves as a comfort to experience this Heights and look forward to raising our family here.” variety. Many neighborhoods in Sioux City exhibit interesting characteristics and rich history.” –Pat and Kim Sealey – Jim Jung, Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission character of the area. There are so many wonderful homes and no be found in the Heights. After the turn of the century there was two are alike. It’s just been the place where we feel like we belong.” a drive toward an “American Architecture.” This was typified by one resident put it, “In getting organized to deal with the City free from the intrusions of industrialization. Other noteworthy Other residents agree with the Fishers and have also moved from styles and designs in which form followed function. Left behind project, we are getting to know more of our neighbors, learning neighborhoods in the Midwest following this style include home to home in the neighborhood, as Frank Sargent can attest to, were boxy rooms and parlors in favor of more open floor plans more about the history of the neighborhood, and working Washington Heights near Milwaukee, Compton Heights in St. “Rita and I have lived in three different homes on West and East that flowed from room to room. Leading the way was a movement together to make sure that what happens next is going to be good Louis, Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, and Waterbury in Des Solway since moving here over 20 years ago. We just flat out have with its genesis in Chicago. This Midwest style of architecture for our neighborhood.” The residents have even decided to pull Moines, Iowa. A common design feature in Garden City design is enjoyed the neighborhood and have refused to leave!” Paul and made popular by Frank Lloyd Wright has come to be known as the together and hold a neighborhood yard sale in the near future to the use of traffic islands with plantings, something that the Heights Judy Burke, other neighbors in the area, have lived in two different Prairie School; today these principles are well established, but back help raise funds for the neighborhood Association. neighborhood in Sioux City has enjoyed since its founding. homes on West Solway. It seems that once you live in the Heights, then the concepts were revolutionary. If Wright is the father of From the beginning, the Heights was designed to be a unique Since its beginning the Heights neighborhood has been you do not want to move away. the Prairie School, then Louis Sullivan is its grandfather. Wright and different neighborhood than others in the area. The original viewed as a destination neighborhood; people are drawn to it Many of these wonderful homes were built by some of the early was an associate in the Adler & Sullivan firm in Chicago from subdivision had been named The Hedges Second Addition, but because of its unique characteristics, rich history, and aesthetic “movers and shakers” of Sioux City. A few familiar names would 1886 until 1893. Sullivan stressed a clean and organic architecture in 1913, the design of the addition was vacated and changed appeal. Sandwiched between downtown Sioux City and the busy 10 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 11 Siouxland Community In addition to the How do you build Prairie School, Tudor community? Re v i v a l a n d M i d - Century Modern, The Turn off your TV Heights boasts many Leave your house other architec tur al Know your neighbors styles, including Look up when you are walking 2605 W. Solway (1929) interesting examples Greet people of Colonial Revival, Sit on your stoop 2507 McDonald Street (1922) 52 McDonald Drive (1922) Cr a f t s m a n , Fre n c h Plant Flowers Another of Steel’s Prairie designs, this work with brick and tiled hipped roof reflect a blend of Prairie and the Eclectic, Art Moderne, Use your library ambience of Period Revival. The house on the right is a more modest of Steel’s Prairie designs at 52 McDonald International, Federal, Play together Drive. Georg ian, Spanish/ Buy from local merchants that can be found in the Prairie, Modern and Chicago Style skyscraper architectural Mediterranean Mission Share what you have movements. and Rambling Ranch. Help a lost dog Another of Sullivan’s associates found his way to Sioux City in 1904. William L. Steele In total, the Heights Take children to the park became a prolific commercial architect in Sioux City, working in the many styles preferred by 200 W. Cook Dr. (1933) has about 95 homes Garden Together his clients. He designed a large number of commercial and government buildings, libraries, and arguably hosts the Support Neighborhood Schools churches, synagogues, schools, and homes. He is best known for being the lead architect of largest concentration Fix it even if you didn’t break it the Woodbury County Courthouse. The courthouse is considered his masterpiece, and is of historically and Have Pot Lucks the premier example of a public building built in the Prairie School style. The H.H. Everist architecturally Honor Elders home at 37 McDonald Street is arguably the best significant homes in Pick Up Litter of Steele’s residential designs. This Prairie School Sioux City. Today, most IOWAN BOOKS Read Stories Aloud home is often misattributed to Frank Lloyd Wright. of the homes have been Dance in the Street Although Wright designed several homes and lovingly maintained or Talk to the Mail Carrier buildings in Iowa, none are located in Sioux City. 2519 E. Solway (1928) restored to reflect the Listen to the Birds The Everist residence, which is on The National changing times, but the Put up a Swing for Iowa People Registry of Historic Places as well as three other character imparted to the neighborhood initially in 1913 has Help Carry Something Heavy remained. homes known to be Steele designs, can be found Barter For Your Goods within the boundaries of the Heights. The Heights Neighborhood Association continues to work 2600 E. Solway (1920) Start A Tradition Introducing... Homes built on East Solway for Cloid Smith, closely with the city planners in Sioux City to ensure that Ask A Question the founder of the American Pop Corn Company both sides are satisfied with the changes that will occur due Hire Young People for Odd Jobs (Jolly Time), and T.S. Martin, a leading Sioux to the reconstruction project to begin in April 2009. Some Organize a Block Party Bake Extra and Share Ask For Help When You Need It City entrepreneur, and the home W.A. Klinger built for himself on West Solway are three of of the agreed upon changes include: redesigning, instead of removing, the existing islands to be uniform in size and meet A historical view of Iowa's 42 governors written several outstanding examples of executive homes more generally accepted engineering design standards; the Open Your Shades designed in the Tutor Tudor Revival style that installation of meandering four foot sidewalks with three by Iowa author Dr. Sing Together became popular in the mid to late 20’s and carried foot parkways in order to preserve mature trees and other Michael Kramme. A Share Your Skills through to the Great Depression. Several homes in 2515 E. Solway (1930) architectural and landscaping features and provide a path fascinating read, it's Take Back the Night the Heights were built after the stock market crash through the neighborhood; as well as working together to sure to be a valued Turn Up The Music in 1929 and during the Great Depression. City find funding for historic streetlights and signage to mark the addition to every Turn Down The Music leaders in a financial position to do so continued to Heights neighborhood. The Heights Reconstruction Project is home, business or Listen Before You react To Anger school library. build houses in order to contribute to and stabilize viewed as a collaboration between the City and the residents. Mediate A Conflict the local economy as much as possible. The last It is believed that this collaboration has resulted in optimal Seek To Understand home built in Sioux City prior to World War II outcomes and will continue to do so. The reconstruction will ON L Learn From New And and government rationing was built in the Heights. be long and arduous for residents of the Heights, but in the a new release from $14Y9 . Uncomfortable Angles Know That No One is Silent Most of the more recent homes built in the Heights were constructed in the post World War II boom 255 W. Solway (1929) end, this “old jewel” in the middle of Sioux City will be polished up and continue to shine for another 75 years. Plus shipp ing & hand 5 ling Though Many Are Not Heard and are Mid-Century Modern designs. To o r d e r, c a l l 8 0 0 - 352 - 8 0 39, o r v i s i t w w w. i ow a n. c o m 12 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 13 Siouxland Cuisine When Paul first arrived in Sioux City, he managed the Front of Chef Paul’s Tips for Summer Grilling Profile and Tips from the House for Plum’s Restaurant, which was located in the Mayfair Mall. He wanted to expand his knowledge of the restaurant busi- ness, so he took on more of a managerial role at Plum’s, which 1. Invest in a good grill you can use charcoal on. If you spend $200 and up, the construction is thicker, so heat is held in and food will cook all the way through more Chef Paul Seaman was a Mobile 5-star restaurant. After about a year, he and his wife easily. purchased the Rawhide Valley Camp, 47 acres of land located next 2. To create great flavor, mix charcoal with hard woods. to Stone Park, and ran it as a summer retreat for self-help groups. Soak wood chips and other aromatic shavings because Additionally, the YMCA also used it for their day camp; Chef Paul this will impact the flavor of the food. For example, cook- catered food for the groups. After six seasons, he decided to go ing salmon on a cedar slab on the grill allows you to add a back into the restaurant business. new flavor combination. After hearing Paul’s history, the question had to be asked, “Why 3. Make sure the grill is very clean. Clean it with a steel are you so devoted to local and organic food?” He was quick to brush and towel; you want to season your grill, but it also share his answer. “First of all, there are many indicators showing needs to be clean. Buy a good non-stick spray for your that overconsumption of chemicals is not sensational for us; the grill to help with sticking. spray on vegetables, for example, has potential carcinogens and it is 4. Pay attention to the food when grilling. Put the nice side difficult to get those out just through washing. It’s inside the stuff.” down first and monitor. Then finish on the other side. In terms of local food, Chef Paul quotes the research, “According Meat and vegetables let go if you leave them on for the to the Environmental Defense Fund http://environmentaldefense- right amount of time. The food will fight you if it is not blogs.org/climate411/2007/10/11/food_miles/, food loses some of ready; it releases when it is ready to turn. Try to turn its vitality, and its carbon footprint all food only once before is greater the further it travels. removing it from the grill. Also, eating local foods gives you have an idea of who and where Recipe: your food came from—you know Salmon on the grill the farmer’s practices.” Paul also According to Chef Paul, talks about how local food means salmon is underutilized on quality food, “When food is pro- the grill. He recommends cessed on a massive scale, some- buying wild or pacific thing can happen halfway around salmon for cooking. the globe, which can then affect Ingredients: you and your children, if the food Wild salmon was handled poorly.” Finally, Chef Mixture of olive oil and Paul discusses taste of local food. canola—50/50 “In the 1980s, I worked with Euro- Diced or fresh dill pean Chefs who said that Ameri- Sea Salt T his new section will feature tips from Chef Paul, who is the can vegetables and meat do not have enough taste, and a lot of that Directions: Coat the fillets, with skin on, in the oil and dill using is a result of commercial farming and the techniques used during your hands. Dust with sea salt. Make sure the coals on the grill are Executive Chef / Owner at the Sioux City Art Center's Gardner production, as a opposed to local flavor and a small scale of pro- white and that there is 3-4 inches between the grill and the coals. Café, the South Sioux City Library's Food 4 Thought Coffee duction.” Two sources Chef Paul uses for local and local-non spray Put the flesh side of the fillet down, skin up. Put the fillets at a 45 House, and for his own catering business, Real Food Catering. foods are the Firehouse Market and the One Stop Meat Shop, both degree angle to the bars on the grill and leave on for 3-4 minutes near the corner of Fifth & Floyd Streets in Sioux City. until the fish releases. Spray the skin with non-stick oil and flip. When asked what it means to be a chef, Paul replied, “being a Cook 5-6 minutes. Pull off the grill when the fish is still pink on chef means being the chief of the kitchen. In effect ‘chef ’ has dif- the inside and serve with mayo or a sauce of choice. PROFILE: schools in the nation and one of the French Le Cordon Bleu ferent meanings-chef of the kitchen at home or chef of the diner. Chef Paul says the secret to salmon is that it should be a little bit Chef Paul came to Sioux City in 1992 from the San Francisco schools. During his four years at culinary school, he apprenticed ‘Chef ’ is the actual title on the license from the American Culinary pink in the middle. Salmon is a fish that is generally devoid of par- bay area, where he grew up. Paul and his wife have five children, and worked under many famous chefs, including Jeremiah Tower, Federation. To be a chef, you must be certified and educated from asites, so it is safe to eat it in a medium-rare state with confidence. and his wife is originally from Sioux City; they thought that the Rene Verdon, who was John F. Kennedy’s chef at the White House, an academy and/or have an apprenticeship under licensed chefs.” To contact Chef Paul for catering, you may email him at: chef- Siouxland area would be a better environment to raise their chil- and Bradley Ogden, who pioneered American Cuisine, making old Paul believes the word “chef ” is widely overused, and there are email@example.com or call 712-204-0974. dren rather than San Francisco. Paul was trained at the California standards with a modern flare. probably only about 2500 actual executive chefs in the U.S. He Culinary Academy in San Francisco, one of the top three culinary believes it’s “still a profession coming into its own.” 14 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 15 A able icle Siouxland Arts Minimalism, the Mona Lisa and the Welus 16 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 17 Siouxland Prose Jill's Story fell asleep. It was almost four when she woke up. Now this. She shawl. “I’ll call your folks,” she said. She picked up the phone but shook mud from her hands and tried to get the worst of it off her did not begin to dial. She stared at Jill. “No,” she said. And she face. Then she set out walking down the gravel road toward home. hung up the phone. “We’ve got to clean you up first. Do you think When she had gone a little way, she stopped and looked back. you’re okay? No broken bones? No cuts?” Somewhere along this stretch of road was the culvert where Camp- “I’m cold.” bell had died. Jill shivered. Her feet were freezing. Mrs. Gabriel helped her stand and took her upstairs to the bath- It had happened in March—after the first big rain. The road was room. She turned on the shower and helped Jill out of her muddy Stephen Coyne soupy, and the ditches were full of water. Her sister must have lost clothes. The water felt wonderful. Jill stood under it watching Jill Wiese it in the curve, and her car careened into the ditch where a culvert mud flow down the drain. She washed her hair, and got a surpris- ran under an intersection. The car plowed up into the giant tube, ing amount of mud out of her left ear. After a while, she stopped S he just wanted to get home. It was late, and she had said awful things at not stopping until it had disappeared inside. shivering. She was drying off when Mrs. Gabriel tapped on the the party. Now she just wanted to crawl into bed and sleep, if she could. Her parents were angry when Campbell was not home on time. door and told her that she had put some clean clothes there for “I’m glad the bitch is gone,” she told her friend Stacey. It was supposed They were sure she was running around with that kid. Her, their her. Jill wrapped herself in the towel and opened the door. to be a joke—one of those bad, sad, healing kinds of jokes. But Stacy frowned best girl--star hitter on the volleyball team, tall, beautiful, blonde. The clothes were on the floor--sweatpants and a sweatshirt. and nodded. It was awful. The expression on Stacey’s face had revealed Jill Campbell, the model, the athlete, the honor student. It was just They must have belonged to Becky, the Gabriel’s only child, who to herself. She--the younger sister, the not-so-pretty one, the not-so-talented that boy who was the problem. But the boy showed up the next was married now and living Out East. Jill could hear Mrs. Gabriel one, Jill the Pill, as her sister had sometimes call her—she was actually glad that day looking for Campbell, and then everything became awful. telling Mr. Gabriel to get the tractor and pull the car out of that Campbell had died. They searched. They called. They put up posters, but there was no ditch. She didn’t want Jill’s parents to see it there. Jill should have taken it easy through the big curve, but she had to get home. sign of Campbell. The weather turned dry and cold, and a week Jill got dressed. It felt strange not having underwear, but some- She wanted out of that car, out of those clothes. She wanted to crawl into the later, after the ditches had begun to dry down, Mr. Gabriel was how warm and cozy, too, like pajamas. She went downstairs to the bed that had been hers since she was a girl, a little girl who idolized her big sis- mowing with the Bush Hog when he peered into the culvert and kitchen. Mrs. Gabriel had made coffee and was sitting at the table ter. The Buick’s tires slid sideways on the gravel as if they were on ball-bearings, caught a glint of glass. with a mug. She smiled when Jill sat across from her. “I haven’t and it only took a moment for the car to get sideways. When the wheels hit the The police would not tell them much. The crushed dashboard seen that sweatshirt on anybody for years. Coffee?” embankment, the Buick rose into the air. The engine revved. Jill managed to had pinned Campbell’s legs. And all the questions that Jill and her “Yes, please,” Jill said. “Thank you. For everything.” get her foot off the gas and onto the brake as if she might be able to stop what parents had were too horrible to ask. “It’s okay, honey. At least you’re not hurt. Everything else can had already been set in motion, but the car nosed downward, and Jill’s stomach Jill’s mother stared vacantly through the days that led to the be fixed. Sandy’s getting your car out. He’ll bring it back and we’ll rose into her throat. The impact was softer than she expected. Mud splattered funeral. After all the guests were gone and the family had to start see what it needs.” the windshield, and the headlights must have been buried in it because by the their lives again, that emptiness filled with fury. And Jill’s father-- “I feel so stupid.” time the car settled, everything was darkness except for the dashboard. Jill sat well, her father had no idea how to help anyone. There was noth- “It’s a bad road.” Mrs. Gabriel got up and gave her a cup. there blinking stupidly at the gauges. ing for his hands. He would look at them, sometimes, as if they “Sugar?” Then she thought she heard water rushing in through the cracks around belonged to someone else. “Yes. But I know it’s bad,” Jill said. “I should know better than the door. Who knew where it would stop? She unhooked her seatbelt and Jill tried to push hair from her face, but it was caked with mud. just about anybody how bad it is.” pulled the handle, but the door would not move. She put her feet against it and She could imagine how she must look, and she realized that there Mrs. Gabriel nodded. She sat down and slid the sugar forward. pushed, but that just made her slide across the seat. She lay down and brace her was no way she could show up at home like that. The security She sipped coffee and gazed over her mug at Jill. “You look so hands against the other door. Then she pushed with everything she had, but it light at the Gabriel’s place shone in the distance, so Jill turned much like her. It must be a comfort for your mom.” was as if she wasn’t even there. into their lane and walked the quarter mile to their house. When When you took each piece by itself, she did look like Camp- She sat up. One red light on the dash said “Oil.” The other said, “Charge.” Mrs. Gabriel finally came to the door, she took one look at Jill and bell—the nose, the chin, the eyes--they were Campbell’s but put Panic seized her, and she pounded the window until she was exhausted. Then it recoiled into her living room. Her hands went to her mouth. “It’s together in a different way, a not-so-beautiful way, a horse-faced occurred to her to roll it down. you!” she said. “How?” way. Her mother often slipped and called her by her sister’s name Cold air struck her face, and the smell of mud was thick. She worked her way, Jill sank to the porch floor, shivering uncontrollably. these days. She would frown, though, and shake her head. And Jill feet first, through the window, but when she dropped for the ground, her legs The storm door creaked, and a hand was on her shoulder. “I could always hear the disappointment when she corrected herself. sank into muck up to her thighs. Bubbles wriggled upward inside her pants’ thought . . . for a second there . . . oh God,” Mrs. Gabriel said, “I saw something about you in the paper,” Mrs. Gabriel said. legs. “what happened?” “What was it, scoring points?” As soon as she tried to take a step, she was falling. Her hands disappeared into “I ran into the ditch.” No, that would have been Campbell. Jill played piccolo in the the mud, and she wound up lying face down in the ditch. She had to crawl her “Oh!” Mrs. Gabriel pulled her hand away as if it burned. “That band. “I was on the B honor roll last term,” she said. way out, and she lost both shoes in the process. Finally, she got back to the road ditch! Are you hurt?” “Ah.” Mrs. Gabriel sipped coffee. “That must have been it.” She and stood there, barefoot in November, looking down at her parents’ best car. Jill shrugged. gazed at the window. They were going to be furious. They had let her use it and had even extended Mrs. Gabriel helped her to her feet and took her inside. She sat Jill had never failed anything, had never even gotten a “D.” But her curfew to two o’clock so she could go to the game and then to the party at a her at the kitchen table and put a towel over her shoulders like a when it came to being as good as Campbell, her grade was always friend’s afterwards. But Jill got drunk. She said those awful things, and then she 18 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 19 Siouxland Prose The following poems are written by Jeanne Emmons “needs improvement.” The closest she had ever come to being like her big sister was tonight when she had risen out of the ditch like a ghost to scare the neighbors. Fences were set well off the road. It seemed sometimes that the ditches were like safety nets, and kids tried impossible things on the dirt roads because they thought there was nothing to worry Sweet Corn Girls Red Canoe on Still Water with Clouds Below, the water is a sky so blue Mrs. Gabriel drained the last of her coffee. The faintest hint of about. On route 75, starting in mid-July, the farm girls the canoe’s red might be a leaf gray showed in the eastern sky. “Well,” she said. “I’ll call now. At “But you,” her mother said, “are okay.” It sounded like an accu- unmoored from the sumac, buoyed pull their pick-up trucks to the side of the road by the pure float of cumulus. least there’s a little light.” sation. The one kid in the county who ought to have known better Jill should have made the call herself, but she couldn’t face it. didn’t. She had done a stupid thing, but she was fine. The best die, and point their beds toward traffic. Umbrellas Above, the same exuberance of white Mrs. Gabriel had barely finished dialing when she said, “Well, her mother was probably thinking, but you couldn’t kill the worst unfurl and girls slip off their shorts and shirts and blue, but the scarlet gash of the canoe, you must have been right by the phone. This is Grace. Yes.” Mrs. with a sledgehammer. Her mother stood in front of her, squinting empty as an autumn pod, is gone, along with so they can sell sweet corn in their bikinis. Gabriel’s face was patience. “Yes,” she said. “Here. Yes. Here. as if she was trying to bring her into focus. “And you are okay?” the dock some poet has lashed it to. She’s fine. Just a little mishap with the car. No. She’s fine. Wait. Her smile was like a wince. Across the lake, the dark brush and trees She needs shoes. Hello? Yes. Shoes. Good . . ,” Mrs. Gabriel hung No. Jill was not okay. She wanted to die. She wanted to get rid They understand the power of this, having seen rise from their reflections, grounded up, “bye,” she said. She looked at Jill. “They’re coming.” of the evil, horse-faced imitation that did nothing but make her it at work on the farm, in the barn—what males both to the hidden earth and to radiant Jill was going to get it now. She had wrecked the car. She had mother miserable. ideas of themselves, almost perfectly true. will do just to get within scenting of sex. Here not called right away, and her parents had worried for what must “Jill,” her mother said. “Are you okay?” by the roadside at shift change near the meat-packing The Red Canoe Contemplates Plum Blossoms have seemed like forever. Why hadn’t she called? Why didn’t she A millions times she had answered that question with a shrug think they would have worried when she didn’t make it home on and a “sure.” What else could she do? You couldn’t fix failure, stu- factory, these girls peel the husks from corn slowly It is enough to make her forget snow, time, or when she wasn’t there when they got up, if they had been pidity, and ugliness by admitting to them. enough to stop traffic. The packers gaze at this forget there was ever ice to force her able to sleep at all, that is? God, she was stupid. At least when Jill shrugged. “Sure,” she said, but the tears had started, and they onto the shore. It is enough to make her firm sweetness and pull over to buy a dozen ears feel that the soft flowing between her Campbell didn’t come home she had a good reason, the best rea- would not stop. for the wife and kids and to breathe the air and the shore opposite might be son. Her mother frowned. Her eyes seemed to glaze over and she held crossed without paddles, merely by The Impala came racing up the Gabriels’ lane. It seemed that out her arms and pulled Jill to her. She squeezed and squeezed. under the umbrellas for a few, sweet minutes. longing to nose into the white her mother was at the back door before the car had even come She leaned back and cradled Jill’s face in her hands. “We were so fragrance already (she imagines) to a stop. She was dressed and her hair was dry, so Jill knew that worried,” she said. “I couldn’t stand it.” Her eyes were full. She humming with impossibly These girls are glad to come to town, to be noticed, small yellow bees. she must have been up all night. “Where is she?” her mother said. hugged Jill and rocked her back and forth. “Jill,” she said. “Jill, There was no hello to Mrs. Gabriel when she opened the door. Jill.” And that name, that plain-Jane name, rang in Jill’s ears like but even nearly-naked they are somehow untouchable, Feeding the Baby in the Cemetery No thank you for calling. There was just fury. Jill understood. a bell. cool with the confidence of women who have worked Her mother was furious at Campbell for dying, furious because Her father was standing there holding a pair of women’s fur- She had been two hours on the road when the thin the detassling crews. Summer after summer they have whimpers from the back rose, a need neither song Campbell was not there for her to be furious at, furious because lined women’s boots in his hand, pleasure and pain at war on his pulled the male members off corn plants, making corn nor low murmurs could soothe. She drove through others had lived, others who maybe had less of a right to it than face. He put a hand on Jill’s head. “I love you,” he said. Then he Campbell. lifted the hand and set the boots on the floor. He went back out- eunuchs to preserve the purity of marriages arranged a crescendo of cries, the child growing rigid Her father’s pickup came up the drive and stopped next to the side. Jill could see him talking to Mr. Gabriel. The two of them by seed-corn growers, and so they have come to know with need, then found at last a turnoff into that quiet, Impala. walked around the car surveying the mess. Her parents had sold private place. Even in August the stones stood cool that something more than mere desire is required. Jill got up from the kitchen table. “I’m here,” she said. Campbell’s car for salvage so they would never have to see it again. and upright, and their epitaphs and dates of expiration, Her mother stepped around Mrs. Gabriel and into the room. But her father would fix this car. He would take the ditch out of it already crumbling, must have been further subdued She frowned and looked at Jill as if she could not place her. Her and make it seem as if the accident had never happened. And he The packers unfold their grimy wallets and pay, by the unexpected lifting of her shirt. That breast, forehead wrinkled. “What are you wearing?” would be happy because there would be something useful for his fingers grazing the girl’s palms. And the girls beam, “They’re Becky’s,” Mrs. Gabriel said. “Her clothes got muddy.” hands. bare and smooth, must have at first astonished wish the men nice days, say enjoy the corn. The men the dead, but then that mouth took hold and drew “Muddy? How?” “Sit,” her mother told her. in the stillness, so that the hunger grew less and less Jill and Mrs. Gabriel looked at each other. Neither of them Jill sat in the kitchen chair, and her mother knelt down in front struggle to lift their eyes. They nod, distracted, and the wanted to start, but Mr. Gabriel’s tractor was groaning up the lane, of her. She slipped the fur-lined boots onto Jill’s bare feet and girls shift their attentions to the next in line. and the small, light flesh newly erupted from her body dragging the car behind it. They all turned and watched him stop looked up at her, eyes glistening. went soft again in her arms. It was so tender that The sweet corn, still warm from the field, disappears into even the hardest granite must have relaxed and grown by the shed. The front end of the car was packed with mud and They felt wonderful, those boots and those eyes. And Jill won- cattails. The wheel wells were full of mud, too, and the tires had dered if this was how it felt to be the most beautiful, the favorite, kitchens all around town, where only a few of the loneli- thoughtful with the vague stir of memory. The silence flung chunks of it all the way up the lane. Aside from that, though, daughter. est men ever wonder what would happen if they planted deepened then, as when the ground is shadowed it looked to be in good shape. The airbag had not even gone off. it and somehow it grew. by a passing cloud. And, in the warm wind, the cedars Jill’s mother turned from the window. She looked more furious Stephen Coyne is a professor of English at Morningside College and swayed and waved their limber branches in a play than ever. “What happened?” Jill Wiese is a student at Morningside. of light and shade, to make the child take a shivering “I lost it in the curve,” Jill said. “Hit the ditch.” Kids did that all Stephen Coyne breath and grow limp in the milky sleep of the living. the time in the county. The ditches were wide and gently sloped. 20 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 21 Siouxland Prose Upon Leaving Behind the Old House on Summit Street Hot Air Balloons I first noticed the old wavy windows We have all come tumbling in air, flapping on thick wires, the night I photographed your face reflected there, out of our houses and are I can almost feel that I exist. altered, your lip in a cruel curl, so unlike you. standing in the street, bending But I do not deceive myself. I know Longevity will do that, in time. Trouble our necks back to watch them glide that without you, I am only the surface of things, even when, on the whole, against the gray sky -- great bags a wad of wrinkles in a dusty corner. the light is bent toward beauty, the unexpected of nylon swollen with the deep liquidity of the sun spilling through onto gasping inspiration Sock the wood floors we have polished together. of their orange fires. I have lived so long in a ball, All glass flows, hardly moving, only to be popped open for the very slowly downward, glacial, They will seem stretch and slide over the foot and carries with it, I imagine, to fall and then a hiss and the tight prison of leather the memory of the lives it allows and roar will pull them up short and laces. I dreamed nightly of escape. light into, carves valleys, lays down and they will swell and tighten, as if And, now I have managed it, spun up whole moraines of residual recollection. pregnant with whatever buoys into air, having known the brief feel As a terminal screen bears the imprint them, whatever rescues of weightlessness, those first revolutions of what it has born witness to. As aging eyes them from gravity, of the drum. And then the heat cataract over with dark waterfalls. something like so scorched me that I made my fugue hope, or into the cool quiet of this place Now we leave these for the new house, love. from which I speak these soft mouthfuls. the flatter, double panes. For an undistorted view and sunlight knifing through straight and clear, Their glow is a ruddy Nose ring except when it has passed through the moving leaves dawn, before sunup, their colors of trees, the uneven rivulet of rain, frost flowers. like Tiffany lamps in a dark room, Between breathing and speech, I hang but limber, as if the glass would like a trapeze artist with neither Inside of a Dog melt and ripple and lift its brass net nor platform nor ladder. Above me, Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend; base to rise and sail above gape those twin caves, leading god Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read – Groucho Marx the heavy desk with knows where, damp, harboring blind things its weighted that fly out, upon occasion, and make Inside of a dog, are ribs, blood, and pages. me swing wildly, which is not in my nature. a stomach full of unchewed food. They glide like I am longing to change my allegiances, This is eventually digested with bustled ladies carrying to depend upon an earlobe, a nipple, gurgles and whines and little explosions parasols in paintings by Seurrat. a belly-button, anything but this hell-gate, inaudible from outside. Although a person The sky lightens, and I raise up my this septic septum to which I cling. cannot read in there, you can feel, you can hear. hands the way children, feeling When you find yourself sliding forward the weight of gravity already Pantyhose down the chest cavity, you know she has in their little bodies, lift just lain her front legs on the floor and their arms to be I was another skin to you. You stretched me lifted up her ass to wag her tail. carried. the way some people do the truth and I let you. The wagging jostles you from side I was intimate with you. I knew your secrets. to side and her happy panting is a tornado Things Worn I knew every smell of you but a few watch, a huffing and gusting in the windy lungs. and those I could extrapolate. Play bruises you: wrestle, fetch, tug-of war Shirt You peeled me off with those sighs of sweet release. with the rag. And afterwards you go round But you would always take me up again, pulling me and round dizzy with the nest-making Without you I am folded in on my own body, over that foot you pointed like a ballerina, on the rug, the gradual lowering and then self absorbed, only vaguely aware over that heel, that knee, so careful not the jarring plop down, the faint thumps of the passage of light and dark, sliding and stillness. to snag me, but it was never up to you. of the tail slowing, the stilling breath. It was always in my hands, if I had hands. You hear but do not smell the balloon- Without you I hang on a rod, When I was ready, I ran. deflating hiss of her breaking wind. in a dark place, empty, crowded up There is a faint whimper, a snuffle, a sigh. You know instinctively that her eyes are against empty others. Proud Sponsor of Saturday In The Park Jeanne is a professor of English at Briar Cliff University. looking up mournfully at someone. With you, I have gesture and presence. I dance. I embrace and am embraced. Inside of a dog, it is dark, very dark. You may wish you had a good novel I find I am lifted up. You fulfill me. since 1990 Photo by Chadd Goosman and a lamp to read by, but the dog herself Sometimes, twisting in water, is Twain, or, at the very least, Dickens. 22 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 23 Siouxland Spotlight Photo credits to Chadd Goosmann and Roger Caudron 8th Siouxland’s Riverfront Cruz In Organized by Knoepfler Chevrolet and partners Knoepfler Chevrolet teamed up with others to present Riverfront Cruz-In, which was held Sunday, June 8th on the riverfront. All monies raised during the car show were donated to the Crittenton Center. The event was free and not only involved great vehicles to admire, but free live music to enjoy. The public could enter make and model of vehicle. The event’s main attraction was Larry Doerr’s 1966 Winged Dodge Charger, which has been featured in 7 National Magazines. To learn more about this event, visit: http://my.spinsite. com/riverfrontcruzin/ Come Enjoy a 8th Greekfest Organized by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Each year, the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 900 6th Street orga- Siouxland Style nizes a fantastic day that celebrates Greek culture, food, and music. This year was no exception! The day ran from 10AM to 11 PM, and highlights include: Greek dancers performing throughout the day, an AMAZING bake sale, featur- ing Greek pastries and ethnic foods, as well as nine food stations set up to taste Summer! the ethnic foods. Additionally, the Taverna (beer garden) is always a great place to have a beer and chat with old and new friends at the festival. If you missed it this year, come next year! The 2009 Greekfest is scheduled for June 6. 13th Fridays on the Promenade Organized by Fridays on the Promenade Committee, http://www.fridaysonthepromenade.com What is better than leaving work on a beautiful Friday evening and going to the Promenade to a summer concert with drinks, food, and your friends? It’s hard to think of anything! Beginning on June 13 By Susan Fey with help from Dave Bernstein, Roger Caudron, Erika and running until September 19, Fridays on the Promenade are in full swing from 6-8 PM. A variety of Live Newton, Mandie Norby, Cathy Perley, and Dee Polak music from outstanding bands, along with a cash bar and food stands are located by the Roth Fountain every other Friday throughout these summer and early fall months. Bring $2.00, your lawn chair, kids, and friends and relax for a few hours! Then, you can take the party down to Historic Fourth and enjoy E njoying the summer months in Siouxland means having so dinner and the nightlife there. What a perfect end to the work week! To learn more about the bands many events on the calendar that is difficult to choose which performing, visit: http://www.fridaysonthepromenade.com one to attend! When someone asks, “What is there to do in Sioux City and the surrounding areas?” All one needs to say is- 19th-21st Awesome Biker Nights “Everything!” From June through August, there are countless major Organized by Awesome Biker Night Board of Directors, http://www.awesomebikernights.com events to enjoy in Siouxland. Here are some of the highlights from Summer 2008! If you missed out on Awesome on June 19-21, you missed out on one of Siouxland’s best summer events, so plan on it for next year! Even if you do not like motorcycles, you probably still like fun, and JUNE this event is all about a fun party that is for a good cause. Since 2000, this event has raised $382,981 for local charities. Event attendees pay $10 per day to enjoy live music from national and local bands on 6th Rockin’ in Summer three stages, as well as the bike show, classic car show, the big beer garden, Team Extreme’s high wire Organized by Downtown Partners, http://www.downtownsiouxcity.com/events.html stunt performances, the Mr. and Ms. Awesome contest, a bike rodeo, and Miss Sturgis and the girls of The summer started out with a musical bang in June with Rockin’ in Summer on June 6, which took place on 4th and Water Streets Sturgis Bike Week who were in attendance. Located on Historic Fourth Street in Downtown Sioux City, in Downtown Sioux City. This event has been in existence since 2003, and it kicks off a music-filled summer in Siouxland. This year’s this event is one that does not stop throughout the three days. To learn more, visit: www.awesomebik- event featured music by The Magnificent Board of Directors and Quartus, two great live bands. From 5:30-Midnight, local Siouxland- ernights.com ers were found rockin’ out and enjoying food, fun, and music at the event. To learn more about Rockin’ in Summer, visit: http://www. If you missed any of these great June events, make sure to plan on participating in them next year! downtownsiouxcity.com/rockininsummer.html “Downtown Sioux City is the center for culture and entertainment in the region. With everything that we have to JULY offer, it’s very clear that if you’re bored, you’re not Downtown.” July in Siouxland just keeps getting better and better. Fridays on the Promenade continue, and many –Roger J. Caudron, other major events in Siouxland take place during this month. July is THE time to visit the Siouxland Executive Director/Downtown Partners Sioux City area, and you might as well plan to stay awhile. 24 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 25 Siouxland Spotlight 5th Saturday in the Park 3rd The Krewe de Charlie Sioux MARDI GRAS FESTIVALE Organized by Saturday in the Park, Inc. Organized by the Sioux City’s Events & Facilities Department Winner of the Iowa’s Best Outdoor Event award in 1998, this is one You will need to plan on being in Sioux City during the whole first week of event that cannot be missed. Since July 6, 1991, this music festival has River-Cade Events at a Glance: July because it is filled with amazing events. July 3 marks the starting date for the brought big music names including: Santana, The Black Crowes, Blues Mardi Gras festivities, which all take place in and around the Sioux City Conven- Traveler, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, BB King, and The Allman July 13th tion Center. The theme for this year is “Krewe de Charlie Sioux’s World Tour” and Brothers, just to name a few. Dave Bernstein and Adam Feiges began and • Preliminary for Smile Contest at Floyd Blvd this free event begins at 5 PM in the Convention Center’s east parking lot with Dairy Queen with Jackie organized this event from its inception. Bernstein believes it’s important food, activities, and rides for the kids. Additionally, you can pay to reserve a table for Siouxland because it “allows us to have a vehicle to present top notch July 16th inside the Convention Center to get a front-row seat for the costume program at entertainment to Siouxland for free, and it helps to prime the pump for • River-Cade Parade 7:30 PM, while eating fresh, authentic Cajun food. Cajun cuisine, and a variety of shows that come later to the Orpheum and the Tyson Events Center.” • Carnival Fun in Tyson Events Center American foods will be available outside at the concession stands throughout the Parking Lot Festival. And, it wouldn’t be a Siouxland event without music; Zydeco band “Dog This event is free to all attendees, and is held in Sioux City’s beautiful • Fun on The Riverfront at The Anderson Hill Stompers” will perform after the costume program, so you’ll need to stay late Grandview Park. Over 20 vendors of all kinds come to the park, offering great food for all to enjoy. The beer garden with a view of the Dance Pavilion after the Parade main stage is open throughout the event; tickets are available for purchase for alcoholic beverages. There are great things for all to enjoy, and enjoy the music and beer garden until 11 PM. • Finals of Smile Contest With Jackie with the River-Cade Kids’ Zone open throughout the event that includes a ferris wheel at Sioux City’s highest point, as well as other • Dairy Queen Ice Cream Social Erika Newton, Convention Bureau Manager from the Sioux City Convention rides, inflatables, arts and crafts booths and interactive activities. Additionally, Arts Alley is open throughout the event, which features • Siouxland’s Karaoke Stars on the Riverfront Center, looks forward the fun and flare of the event, “Every year the Mardi Gras • Fireworks local and regional arts and crafts and face painting, as well as other fun items for purchase. Festivale is one of my favorite events because it’s so unique to the Midwest. There isn’t anything like it around the region. The authenticity that comes from the This year’s main attraction is Phil Lesh and Friends. Lesh is a past band member July 17th of The Grateful Dead, and from Bernstein’s perspective, this year’s event appeals to • Debut Bout of the Siouxland Women’s Flat relationship we have with the Lake Charles Krewe makes the event very special • Track Roller Derby for participants, as well as audience members that come back every year to see the a younger generation because of many of the acts are “jam bands.” Other featured • ASCS Winged Sprints at Park Jefferson spectacular costumes.” bands include the BoDeans and Iowa’s own Nadas. Parking is available at the Tyson Speedway Event Center, with shuttles running every 15 minutes. Come and enjoy a great day in • RiverFest: Joe Diffie & The Kentucky Head Reserved table meals will be served from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The costume show the sun with free live music! You WON’T be disappointed! Hunters at WinnaVegas Casino begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now. Please call 712-279-4850 if you have questions regarding tickets to this event. To learn more about this event, visit: http://www.saturdayinthepark.com/ July 18th 16th-20th River-Cade • Bev's On The River FREE Concert By 4th Central Bank’s BIG PARADE "Generation Of Rock 'n' Roll" & Fireworks Organized by the Sioux City’s Events & Facilities Department Organized by The Port of Sioux City River-Cade Association, www.river-cade.com • RiverFest: Dierks Bentley with Lady Ante Celebrating Independence Day in Sioux City is the only way to truly celebrate July just doesn’t stop! It keeps getting better and better, so you might as well plan to bellum at WinnaVegas Casino in style! The annual Central Bank’s BIG PARADE will be held along the Riverfront stick around Siouxland for the whole month! July 19th on July 4. The Parade route begins on the east side of Veteran’s Bridge and extends River-Cade has many events year-round for the public, but its major festival happens in July each • HyVee Car Show at Southern Hills to the walkway tunnel leading to Gordon Drive. There will be beads, floats, bands year. It has been Sioux City’s premier festival since 1964 when it began. According to the Port of • Cruise The Loop Night 4th & Pierce Street and giant parade balloons for all to enjoy. Sioux City�s Web site, �1964 was a landmark year for the industry and economy of the Siouxland with music by "Velaires" Central Bank’s Big Parade festivities kick off early at 5:00 p.m. Bring the fam- area. The Missouri was re-channeled for navigation northward to Sioux City, once again uniting • Queen’s Coronation • RiverFest: Aaron Tippin & Sammy Kershaw ily down and enjoy the Children’s Area, with a variety of inflatable rides for only industrial and agricultural interests in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Realizing the significance at WinnaVegas Casino $2.00 admission for the whole night! Central Bank’s Big Parade starts at 7:00 p.m. that barge transportation would bring to those interests, a group of local business people hoped • River-Cade 6 Person Volleyball Tournament to organize an event to commemorate the industrial and agricultural rebirth of the Missouri. As a And Louisiana Zydeco band “Dog Hill Stompers” will perform immediately after at Lewis Bowl Complex result of organizing that novel festival in 1964, River-Cade was born. The word �river� • River-Cade 5K RUN the Parade at the Pavilion. Concessions are available on the riverfront from was combined with the suffix �cade�, meaning procession or parade, to describe the July 20th 5-10 PM. celebration.� The mission of the festival is to “focus attention on the Port of Sioux City • River-Cade Couples Golf Tournament & as a vital and growing river port in the heart of America’s vast agricultural region.” Finally, the 4th of July would not be Potluck at Two Rivers complete without fireworks! US Water This year’s leadership includes Commodore Brent Huldeen and Board President Jeff • River-Cade 4 Person Volleyball Tournament Services will present a spectacular fire- Wooldridge, along with a board of community volunteers. This fun-filled Siouxland fes- At Lewis Bowl works show at dusk to celebrate Inde- tival begins on July 13 with the Preliminary for the Smile Contest at the Floyd Boulevard pendence Day along the riverfront. Dairy Queen. At 1:00 PM, smiles will be judged for children ages 3-5, and 2:00 PM for October 4- 5: Riverssance! http://www.river-cade. ages 6-8 and 9-11. The River-Cade Parade happens on July 16, as well as the carnival in the Tyson Events Center parking lot, com/riverssance.cfm Don’t miss this event! and Fun on the Riverfront at the Anderson Dance Pavilion after the parade, which includes the finals of the Smile Contest , —Look for this in the Fall issue of Siouxland’s Karaoke Stars, Dairy Queen Ice Cream Social, and a fireworks display. Siouxland Magazine 26 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 27 Siouxland Spotlight As Commodore Brent Huldeen points out, River-Cade truly shows the community Artists compete to exhibit and sell their work at ArtSplash. This year, 75 artists were accepted for the show. During the festival, judges spirit alive and well in Siouxland, “During our summer festival, we have sought to provide will award $6,250 in cash prizes to the artists selected as Best of Show, Best 2-D, Best 3-D, and Award of Excellence winners. Festival goers Siouxlanders with quality family entertainment at little or no cost. We are only able to do will select the KTIV Festival Favorite award winner. Food vendors also compete so through the support and generosity of the Siouxland community. Our volunteers come to sell a range of delicious festival foods at ArtSplash. Twelve are selected, offer- together to make the festival happen and local businesses lend their financial support to ing foods ranging from Greek delicacies to barbeque to funnel cakes. Artsplash at a Glance: Main Stage assure our success. Due to our successes we have been able to expand our offerings to The fun begins on Friday, August 29 with the pre-festival reception and Entertainment Schedule include events throughout the year. With continued support River-Cade will continue to exhibits. The exhibits open at 4 pm and the reception begins at 5 pm. This is a improve the quality of life for all Siouxlanders.” Saturday, August 30 premium event given as a special thank to our sponsors, donors, and purchase A new addition to this year’s festival is River-fest, which is sponsored by WinnaVegas patrons. General admission for other guests is available at the gate for $25 per 11 am Casino. This event will be held July 17-19 and will feature five major country music per- person. Jeff Quinn, magician formers along with opening acts, food and beverage vendors and other activities for all ages. Those attending will have “first look” at the work exhibited by 75 artists Noon Some of this year’s entertainment include: Joe Diffie, Dierks Bentley, Aaron Tippin and The juried into the show. During the reception at the Mildred Anderson Pavilion, Team Rootberry, juggling and comedy Kentucky Head Hunters. Ticket prices for this event range from $25 to $45. For more infor- guests will enjoy appetizers provided by Kahill’s Steak-Fish & Chophouse, mation you can call WinnaVegas Casino at 1-800-468-9466. 1 pm Minerva’s Restaurant and Bar, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. A cash bar Sweeney Family Band, music and comedy The fun continues up through July 20, including the River-Cade Queen�s Coronation on will serve wine, beer, and soft drinks. We’ll have a local jazz trio performing. July 19. This year princesses will receive cash awards along with the Queen. Each princess This is a terrific event for people who enjoy a laid-back event along the river as 2 pm will receive $3000 and the queen $4000. The current Queen of the River, Kate Fitzgerald well as an opportunity to browse the art show in a more relaxed, adult setting. Jeff Quinn, magician is a student at Wayne State College where she is carrying a double major in Spanish and On Saturday, August 30, the festival begins, running from 10 AM to 7 PM, 3 pm Organizational Leadership/Public Relations. She has been an excellent ambassador for with the headliner act, Percussionation performing from 7-8 PM. Admission Team Rootberry, juggling and comedy River-Cade throughout the year and found it to truly be an enriching experience, “As my for the festival is $3 for those 12 and over and free for children 11 and under. reign as River-Cade Queen comes to an end, I will keep the incredible people that I have met with me always. That part of my experi- 4 pm On Sunday, the festival runs from noon until 4 PM, with the ever popular a Sweeney Family Band, music and comedy ence will never end. Everywhere we went in the tri-state area, everyone was so warm and welcoming when we came to their communi- capella group Tonic Sol-fa performing at 1 and 4. Throughout the event, there ties. It reminded me of why my parents have chosen this area as their home and why I have always are strolling performers that interact with festival goers, including the Sweeney 5 pm enjoyed living in Siouxland. TalentSplash Family Band, the Amazing Arthur, and Poppin’ Penelope. The Amazing Arthur Although the festival ends on July 20, the Port of Sioux City River-Cade Association will offer and magician Jeff Quinn will also perform in the more intimate Children’s Loft 6 pm more exciting events throughout the year, which include the the 12th Annual Missouri River Bass area. TalentSplash Open on August 24, and on October 4-5, the much anticipated Riverssance festival happens in Riv- Besides looking at and purchasing amazing artwork, there are many hands- 7 pm erside Park. Watch for more information on this event in the fall issue of Siouxland Magazine! on art activities for children and adults. A dozen booths in the children’s area Percussionation To learn more about the events happening during the River-Cade festival, as well as additional provide opportunities for young artists to create their own masterpieces. The information, please visit the Web site: www.river-cade.com Hands on for Bigger Hands offers adults a chance to create their own art proj- Sunday, August 31 ects--this year stained glass ornaments. AUGUST Noon New to this year’s ArtSplash event is TalentSplash. This new talent show is Sweeney Family Band, music and comedy produced by the Sioux City Community Theatre on the main stage from 5-7 After July in Siouxland, everyone might be ready for a relaxing break from the action! Not pos- PM on Saturday, August 30 with a repeat show on Sunday, August 31 from 2-4 1 pm sible here! There are countless county fairs to support in the area, as well as the Iowa State Fair, but PM, and the grand prize is $1000.00. Prizes will be awarded in many categories, Tonic Sol-fa the main Siouxland event happens in late August. including best vocal, dance, comedy 2 pm and more. Pre-auditions for this event TalentSplash 29th-31st ArtSplash are August 2 and 3 at the Sioux City Organized by The Sioux City Art Center, http://www.siouxcityartcenter.org/artsplash/about.asp Community Theatre. This should be a 3 pm TalentSplash ArtSplash is held each Labor Day weekend along the Sioux City waterfront, and it is a project of the Sioux fun and exciting event for all! City Art Center. The “prequel” to ArtSplash was the Sioux City Art Fair, which was held over the course of an Sponsors and donors interested in 4 pm Tonic Sol-fa afternoon in the parking lot of the previous Art Center building. Now in its 15th year, ArtSplash continues supporting ArtSplash with either a to be a fantastic fun-packed art festival . More than 450 community volunteers from the three-state region cash or in-kind donation are also need- contribute over 3,100 hours each year to plan and carry out the festival. A 45-member Steering Committee ed. Please contact Cathy, Perley, the meets throughout the year. ArtSplash is self-supporting. The annual budget averages $145,000, with funds ArtSplash Coordinator at 712.279.6272, ext. 214, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more infor- coming from the sale of admission tickets, art activity tickets, and ArtSplash food booths. Area businesses mation. and individuals donate approximately $47,000 each year, with many businesses donating thousands of dol- The great thing about most of these Summer 2008 events are they are low cost, high fun, and lars worth of products and services. family friendly! Siouxland is a great place to live, work and definitely play! 28 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 29 Siouxland Spotlight ArtSplash Buy Local... Shop Firehouse Market A big, new event will be presented during this year's Art The fun begins on Friday, August 29 with the pre-festival Splash. Talent Splash is a talent show produced by the reception and exhibits. The exhibits open at 4 pm and the reception By: Pat Garrity Sioux City Community Theatre on the main stage from begins at 5 pm. 5-7 PM on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31st. Talent This is a premium event given as a special thank to sponsors, F Splash is open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded in categories donors, and purchase patrons. General admission for other guests irehouse Market, located at including: Artistic, Comedic, Vocal, is available at the gate for $25 per person. Those attending 1211 5th Street is the place Instrumental, and Dance. The Grand will have "first look" at the work exhibited by 75 artists in Sioux City to participate Prize overall award is $1000.00 – juried into the show. in the area local foods movement. provided by Cableone. During the reception at the Mildred Anderson Pavilion, Our store has the best selection of Pre-auditions for Talent Splash guests will enjoy appetizers provided by Kahill's Steak- locally produced products; featur- are August 2 and 3 at the Sioux City Fish & Chophouse, Minerva's Restaurant and Bar, and Red ing milk from Burbach’s, Harting- Community Theatre. “We are thrilled Robin Gourmet Burgers. A cash bar will serve wine, beer, ton NE, produce from Cornucopia, to partner with ArtSplash and Cableone and soft drinks. to bring TalentSplash to the Mainstage “We'll have a local jazz trio performing, “ said Cathy Sioux Center, IA, grass-fed beef at this year’s ArtSplash Festival. Said Perley, ArtSplash coordinator, “This is a terrific event for from Waucapona Farms, Harting- Amy Nilles, SCCT Executive Director. people who enjoy a laid-back event along the river as well ton, NE, tomatoes from Cardinal “We are excited to showcase the talent as an opportunity to browse the art show in a more relaxed, Farms, Dakota City, NE and lettuce in the Siouxland area. This should be a adult setting.” from Naturally Fresh, Hospers, IA. fun and exciting event for all!” Besides looking at and purchasing amazing artwork, there We work hard to offer whole foods Organized by The Sioux City Art are many hands-on art and a large selection of organic or Center, http://www.siouxcityartcenter. activities for children and naturally raised food. The Firehouse org/artsplash/about.asp, ArtSplash is held each Labor adults. A dozen booths in Day weekend along the Sioux City waterfront, and it is the children's area provide Market believes the customer should a project of the Sioux City Art Center. opportunities for young know where their food comes from The "prequel" to ArtSplash was the Sioux City Art Fair, artists to create their own and how their food was raised. which was held over the course of an afternoon in the masterpieces. The Hands The Firehouse Market is the loca- parking lot of the previous Art Center building. Now on for Bigger Hands offers tion of the Farmers Market in Sioux City. Every Wednesday and in its 15th year, ArtSplash continues to be a fantastic adults a chance to create Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm the area farmers are selling fun-packed art festival . More than 450 community their own art projects- their products at the outdoor market next door to the Firehouse volunteers from the three-state region contribute -this year stained glass Market. This market is the certified Farmers Market to participate over 3,100 hours each year to plan and carry out the ornaments. in the WIC and Senior Farmers Market program for the Sioux rants and institutions. Woodbury County festival. A 45-member Steering Committee meets On Saturday, August throughout the year. ArtSplash is self-supporting. 30, the festival begins, City area. Our market offers classes every Saturday covering topics has created a branded label called “Sioux City The annual budget averages $145,000, with funds running from 10 AM to 7 PM, with the headliner like gardening, nutrition, cooking and food storage tips. Farm- Sue,” allowing local producers to combine their coming from the sale of admission tickets, art act, Percussionation performing from 7-8 PM. ers’ markets are becoming more popular every year because fresh efforts and sell their products cooperatively to various entities. activity tickets, and ArtSplash food booths. Area Admission for the festival is $3 for those 12 and produce is healthy, taste so good and directly supports your local A local “Buy Fresh Buy Local” chapter will be started to help pro- businesses and individuals donate approximately over and free for children 11 and under. On farmer. The market offers great community spirit, often providing mote the benefits of purchasing and eating locally produced food. $47,000 each year, with many businesses donating Sunday, the festival runs from noon until 4 PM, breakfast or lunch vendors, local bands or musicians performing The project is experiencing excellent response and we welcome thousands of dollars worth of products and with the ever popular a capella group Tonic Sol- and events to promote special seasons. Come on down and enjoy everyone to participate. To learn more about Buy Fresh Buy Local, services. fa performing at 1 and 4. Throughout the event, a morning at the market. visit: http://www.buylocalpa.com/splash.html Artists compete to exhibit and sell their work there are strolling performers that interact with at ArtSplash. This year, 75 artists were accepted festival goers, including the Sweeney Family Band, The Firehouse Market, with grant assistance from the Leopold for the show. During the festival, judges will the Amazing Arthur, and Poppin' Penelope. The Center, ISU, is organizing a regional food system. Northwest Iowa Events planned for Summer 2008 award $6,250 in cash prizes to the artists selected Amazing Arthur and magician Jeff Quinn will also Regional Food System is a six county (Woodbury, Plymouth, • 7/12/08 “Buy Fresh Buy Local” Farm Tour as Best of Show, Best 2-D, Best 3-D, and Award perform in the more intimate Children's Loft area. Sioux, Cherokee, Ida and Monona) group of citizens committed – Start at Firehouse Market 11:30 am of Excellence winners. Festival goers will select Sponsors and donors interested in supporting to increasing awareness and economic impact of local food pro- • 8/9/08 Market BBQ and Sweet Corn Festival the KTIV Festival Favorite award winner. Food ArtSplash with either a cash or in-kind donation duction. The project is focused on building a system to effectively vendors also compete to sell a range of delicious festival foods at are also needed. Please contact the ArtSplash Coordinator at provide local food to feed ourselves. Locally produced food needs Check us out at www.firehousemarket.com ArtSplash. Twelve are selected, offering foods ranging from Greek 712.279.6272, ext. 214, or at email@example.com for more to be in our stores, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, restau- delicacies to barbeque to funnel cakes. information. 30 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 31 Siouxland Community Myths, Magic and Science Come Together for the 4th Annual Sculpt Siouxland Exhibit Written by Sara Miller and Mandie Norby Photos by Sara Miller F our years ago Sioux City Growth Organization (SCGO) and people. Each sculpture introduces unique mediums ranging members came together with the intention to promote from wood to bronze and a variety of colors that are combined to interactive arts and increase foot traffic in downtown Sioux create an artistic explosion for the eyes. City. Out of this desire the Sculpt Siouxland exhibit was born. Through this free download individuals can walk the tour path at With each passing year this exhibit has grown and proven to be Summer tours will be offered to help introduce the public to their own convenience, with their ipod in hand, and still enjoy the more successful. This year’s exhibit incorporated 22 new display this new exhibit. All tours begin at the Roth Fountain on Historic in-depth descriptions of each artist and sculpture. Individuals tak- will purchase the sculpture with the most votes and put it on per- sculptures while also expanding the permanent display sculptures 4th Street and last approximately an hour. Hosted by SCGO mem- ing the tour on their own can find maps demonstrating the tour manent display as the 2008 People’s Choice Award Winner. being showcased. bers, walk the tour path on Saturday, July 12th at 10am, Tuesday, route at businesses along the exhibit path. Another alternative for July 29th at 5:30pm or Saturday August 9th at 10am. SCGO will groups is private guided tours, which can be scheduled by contact- This exhibit will be on display until May of 2009, but be sure to Overcoming the poor weather conditions, this year’s exhibit was be ending the public tour season with a celebration on Thursday, ing Sara Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. get outside and take a look this summer while the weather is favor- installed on May 10th amidst a steady mist of rain. Showing no August 14th. Anyone who needs a last opportunity to take a guid- able! To learn more about Sculpt Siouxland and the Sioux City lack of support, an excited team of volunteers and spectators still ed tour or for individuals looking to appreciate the tour again, join Each individual who takes the time to walk the Sculpt Siouxland Growth Organization log onto www.siouxcitygo.com. SCGO was turned out to take part in the fun of welcoming new exhibit pieces SCGO for a reception at Fourth Street Bar and Grill at 5pm and tour path is encouraged to take part in the People’s Choice voting formed in 2002 to encourage young professionals to become active for display. This year’s pieces offer a variety of artwork that differ then join tour groups starting at 5:30 to relish in the enchantment contest. Taking part is easy- while examining each sculpture on members of the Siouxland community. greatly from the past. Sculptures on display include magical crea- brought to life on tour. exhibit just keep in mind which piece stands out as the best. Then tures - the phoenix, goddess and dragon; science renditions – an vote for that top-notch piece. Voting ballots are available on the outcropping house and tomorrow’s energy; and life-like composi- For individuals unable to attend one of the public tours offered maps or online at www.siouxcityjournal. tions – dogs, by SCGO, there are still opportunities to enjoy the exhibit. Con- com/sculptsiouxland. At the end of the legs, noses sider downloading the pod cast created by the Sioux City Jour- summer votes will be tallied and SCGO nal, available on their website at www. siouxcityjournal.com/sculptsiouxland. 32 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 33 Siouxland Community Junior League of Sioux City: Impacting Tomorrow, Today! South Sioux City’s PROPEL By Tammie Pech, President of Junior League Program: A Work of Progress T he Junior League of Sioux City The 2008-2009 projects selected by members this year include has been making an impact on the Jackson Recovery Center, Food Bank of Siouxland, Mercy By Kathy Verschoor Siouxland since 1921. Through Child Advocacy Emergency Backpack Program, and the Siouxland projects, grants, and member training, District Health Department. Members get to vote annually on the PROPEL: v. to drive forward or onward by or as if skills. This program was one of the first major steps in building the Junior League of Sioux City is able projects they want and are often self developed projects that they by means of a force that imparts motion the PROPEL program. to give to our community in many ways. feel fulfills a need within the community. Through these projects, P The Junior League of 2008 is still an members are trained to find resources, manage time, manage peo- ROPEL is also an acronym that describes the relatively new Students who consistently display a propensity for the above organization of women ple, and develop Talented and Gifted (TAG) Educational Program in South mentioned skills are referred and tested for placement in either committed to promot- leadership skills. Sioux City. It stands for Providing Resources and Oppor- the PROPEL Academy or PROPEL Launches. PROPEL Academy ing voluntarism and tunities to Purposefully Enrich Learning. meets weekly for 3 hour sessions focusing on independent studies, to the improvement All work and no The South Sioux City School District could not have selected a creative problem solving, leadership and critical thinking skills. of the community through the effective action play, no way! The better name for this program. A few short years ago, the call for a PROPEL Launches focus on similar skills but meet less frequently. and leadership of trained volunteers, but is also Junior League of TAG program with more depth and breadth became a focal point Academy classes and Launches are presented by a 4th-5th grade a dynamic group of women from all walks of Sioux City can for the district. Special Services Director Rozy Warder describes Enrichment Specialist. life. Professional women, college students, stay also be a way to At t h e m i d d l e at home moms, and retirees are all welcome to find social and school, students con- become members of League. professional con- tinue to meet with an tacts. Through Enrichment Specialist Many people believe that Junior League mem- Junior League, I for PROPEL classes. bers have to be invited to join or only very young have had the priv- Advanced Reading and women are members. The current active mem- ilege of meeting Math classes are also Sioux City Junior League members bership includes women from the age 21-66. and working with offered. All middle Prospective members can join in the summer or winter and do not some of the most talented, inspiring women in Siouxland. Work- school students may have to be invited. Several local ing side by side with Junior League apply to participate in businesses even sponsor their women in New Orleans, after Hur- Middle School “Take- employees to join so they can ricane Katrina, really showed me Offs” (formerly know gain valuable experience, meet what Siouxland women are made as Launches). Take- other people in the community, of and how we impact lives. Junior Offs are high interest and for training. League of Sioux City had one of the field trips that pro- largest groups travel to help in New vide students in-depth Many new members of the Orleans. During the trip, friend- learning experiences Junior League of Sioux City ships were made, tears flowed, and the grass roots efforts to develop such a program. “During the in subject areas not normally accessible to regular classrooms. are recent transfers to Sioux we made a difference. 2005-2006 school year, the South Sioux City Community School Any middle school student may apply to participate in a Take- City. When I joined League, I Board requested that a comprehensive TAG program be developed Off. Recent Take-Offs took students to the Joslyn Art Museum was looking for a way to meet Being a member of the Junior and implemented. A study group comprised of educators, coun- in Omaha, Chesterman’s Bottling Company, KCAU Television women with similar interests League of Sioux City has been selors, parents and students determined that the Renzulli model Station and St. Luke’s Same Day Surgery Center. The visit to the and wanted to feel connected to Sioux City Junior League members helping in the relief effort after hurricane Katrina rewarding, challenging, and fulfill- would provide enrichment opportunities for all.” That planning surgery center included a tour directed by Dr. Greg McCarthy of my new community. Junior League of Sioux City filled the need ing. The time spent volunteering is flexible, meaningful, and helps has resulted in a dynamic curriculum that has propelled rapidly Siouxland Podiatry Associates. Students donned scrubs for a com- with providing a broad range of projects that touched many dif- keep our community strong. and extends from Grade 1 through high school. prehensive review of the pre-op, post-op and operating rooms. ferent parts of Siouxland. Through League, I was able to serve All students in grades 1-3 participate in the Primary Educa- Dr. McCarthy showed his young audience how many of the sur- on community boards with confidence and received training that New members are welcome and can get more information at tion Thinking Skills (PETS). (Yes, in education, everything is an gical instruments were used and answered questions about his helped my professional career. At the annual dinner in May, out- www.juniorleagueofsiouxcity.com or by calling 712-255-6619. acronym!) The Enrichment Specialist presents lessons that focus interest and background in the field of podiatry. McCarthy com- going president Margaret Holman handed over leadership to me, on high level divergent, convergent, visual and evaluative thinking ments, “Opportunities to have up-close and hands-on experiences and I will serve as the 2008-2009 president. in actual work settings, which most children never encounter, can 34 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 35 Siouxland Community Siouxland Golf client, so it’s great fun to explain what’s happening on a job site. I think programs like PROPEL are vital because they allow our best and brightest young people to see that they can have great careers and do great things here in Siouxland.” The experience resulted in a photo that was featured on a billboard, courtesy of Cardinal Connec- tions, highlighting PROPEL’s movement toward enrich- ing students of all ages. In addition to providing enrichment for students, PROPEL also strives to provide enhanced learning B opportunities for the community. Events such as Family ill Evans and his close friend, PGA Golf Pro- to hit Fun Nights, Children’s Theatre of South Dakota residen- fessional Craig Forney, began their golf odys- cies, Invention Conventions, Science Fairs, Destination sey in June and are running wild around the Imagination and more make up some of the activities United States. Evans and Forney will golf on public Sioux City that enrich and educate the community as well as the golf courses while stopping off to meet with cancer students. survivors and visit cancer treatment and research cen- The success of PROPEL is due in large part to the ters. provide the spark and passion to pursue a lifelong profession. previously mentioned grass roots efforts put forth by fac- The 50 in 50 will be touring America to raise funds links for PROPEL is providing these opportunities for its students.” ulty members, administrators and community volunteers. Warder and awareness for early detection of cancer by golfing The fall of 2007 brought the final component to PROPEL. The adds, “A very active advisory board and a committed school board at 50 golf courses in 50 states in 50 days starting on addition of a Lead PROPEL Instructor completes the vision sought continue to support the PROPEL Program in the South Sioux City June 9th. On July 4th the fundraising twosome will Cancer early in the planning stages. The Lead Instructor oversees all PRO- Schools.” The carefully planned additions to the curriculum have play their Iowa round at Whispering Creek Golf Club PEL activities, assists with personal planning for high-achieving been substantial and appropriately rigorous. The vision, com- in Sioux City. high school students, works with the ACT Prep classes and creates bined with hard work and research-based theory, will certainly "We call it extreme fundraising because we are going Awareness job-shadowing opportunities for students. One such experience continue to propel this program to enriching new heights. to 50 golf courses in 50 States in only 50 days," says co brought together a South Sioux City senior, who had an interest creator Bill Evans. Evans and his close friend,PGA Golf in architecture, and an architect with a willingness to help Professional Craig Forney, will begin their golf odyssey this student explore the various components of the field. Beau Fey, an intern architect with Cannon, Moss, Brygger Welcome to the Clarion in June and run wild around the United States. Evans & Associates PC, hosted a tour of the departments housed within his company and reviewed the renovation plans for Hotel & Conference Center and Forney will golf on public golf courses while stop- ping off to meet with cancer survivors and visit cancer the Pierce Storage Building with his young protégé. The two Located in the center of the Historic Fourth Street District where you will ﬁnd treatment and research centers. numerous theatres, eateries, arts and entertainment within walking distance of the The 50 in 50 will start in Vermont on June 9th visited the site in the fall and again in mid-winter so that the hotel. Ideal destination for business and leisure travelers connected to the Sioux student could see the project develop. Says Fey, “A big part City Convention Center via skywalk. Enjoy weekly specials in the and end 50 days later on July 22nd in Hawaii. Along (which I enjoy) of what an architect does is to educate the Olive Tree Restaurant and Lounge located on hotel premises. the way they will hit cities such as Philadelphia, • FREE 24 hour airport transportation • FREE high speed internet access Baltimore,Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Chicago, • FREE local calls • Indoor Heated Pool • Sauna • Cocktail lounge • Bus Parking • In-room desk Kansas City, San Francisco and Sioux City all the while • Voice mail • Hair dryer raising awareness for the early detection of breast, • Iron & ironing board prostate and melanoma cancer. • Plus many more amenities A camera crew and production team will follow them and document the adventure. Weekly webcasts, a book and a documentary are all in the plans as these two warriors of the golf world head out to a golf ® course near you this summer for a great cause. BY CHOICE HOTELS To get more information about "The 50 in 50" visit 712-277-4101 them on the web at www.the50in50.com. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center To become a sponsor or to make a donation, call 707 4th Street Choice Privileges® Sioux City, IA 51101 This hotel participates in the rewards program 877-949-5050 or email: email@example.com. 36 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 37 Siouxland Community The Spirit at Work: Local alumni group takes time out to serve the community Photos and story by Jan Dehner I t was the spirit of fellowship and community service that brought together several local Creighton University (CU) alumni and friends for the Spirit at Work: Creighton University Alumni National Day of Service held on Saturday, April 12. From Dallas/Fort Worth to the Twin Cities and from Denver to Los Ange- les, CU alumni groups from across the country organized service events Scheid procures the food used to fill the10-item back packs to promote the theme “Feed the from affiliates of America’s Second Harvest, a nationwide network Hungry.” of member food banks, through donations from local churches This year’s local project was held and businesses, or by purchasing the food at discount prices from at the Food Bank of Siouxland, one wholesalers. Snacks going into the back packs must meet good of 18 venues nationally. Twenty-six area alumni, friends, and family members sorted and bagged 2,000 sacks filled with pre-packaged nutritional guidelines and typically include some type of dry snacks which were later distributed to local school children. According to Joseph Twidwell, JD ‘75 and senior vice president at Security cereal, a fruit cup, a snack bar, and instant oatmeal, among other National Bank, the project supports the Food Bank’s “BackPack” program, a strategy first implemented in 2006 to alleviate the “food items. insecurity” experienced by many local families. Schied said that, in addition to food and financial assistance, “One of the most basic things you can do is to help nourish one’s body, along volunteer help is critical in meeting the needs of the Food Bank. with nourishing their spirit,” said Twidwell, who has been a board member at the Utilizing a staff of just three full time employees and a hefty Food Bank since 2001. “This project ties together what was instilled in us while we contingent of volunteers, nearly 1.2 million pounds of food were were students at Creighton – that we need to accept responsibility for those among distributed in 2007 to over 200 member agencies. And for every us who are less fortunate.” dollar that is donated to the Food Bank, the organization is able to Now in its eighth year, the national service event is intended to provide an obtain $17 worth of food had it been purchased on a retail basis. opportunity for alumni to get involved as a larger group for the benefit of their “I was blown away by the number of kids who are served by local communities. this (BackPack) program,” said Erin Schroeder, BSOT ’95, from “The belief that we should be ‘men and women for others’ is at the very core of a Le Mars, Iowa. Schroeder brought her family of five to the event, Jesuit, Catholic education. As such, the Spirit at Work project is a natural extension including three children ages 10 and under. “My kids still talk of the spirit of giving back taught and nurtured while students are at Creighton about it even now. It brought an awareness of how much we have University,” said Diane Dougherty Crowley, Creighton’s vice president for Alumni and how little some others have. The project was great because all Relations and a 1982 alumna. of us could partake and really feel a sense of purpose and accom- Each week the Food Bank distributes more than 1,800 sacks of food to six Sioux plishment.” City and South Sioux City elementary schools. According to Linda Scheid, execu- Shroeder’s son Colin, 10, agrees. tive director of the Food Bank, these six schools have an average of 70 percent or “It’s good to help people that don’t have enough food and we more of their students participating in the free or reduced lunch program. should give to them more often,” he said. “It’s estimated that there are 2,000 children in the 14 county tri-state area that we Individuals, groups, and organizations wishing to assist the serve who go to bed hungry every night,” said Scheid. “You don’t have to go far to Food Bank of Siouxland are encouraged to call (712) 255-9741, or see that we have hungry people right here in our own community.” to find out more, visit www.siouxlandfoodbank.org. 38 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 39 Siouxland Community New Life for the Badg erow Building! By Glenda Castleberry Chairperson, SiouxLandmark (Siouxland’s only historic preservation non-profit) B uilt in 1929, the Badgerow Building is the area’s most of soul we played colorful tones and designs, inserting them in of Fred Astaire dancing lack of earthquakes and hurricanes make for a perfect environment remarkable Art Deco style commercial building. Art Deco the clay of the terra cotta through ornamentation and symbols of around extraordinary Art for high tech usage. In addition, inexpensive electricity and a was very popular from 1920 to 1939. What distinguishes Indian days depicting the history of our city and presenting the Deco sets are still fabulous solid fiber optic network further support the building’s new this style from all others is present in the free lines of action – lines typical of present day’s on classic movie cable TV use. A development agreement with the City would provide up its “modernization” of the dynamic energy.” stations. Filmed during to $2 million in loans phased in over two years to assist in the ornamentation into stylized Further in that 1929 pamphlet, the Badgerow’s design is the depression, those films development/restoration. Mako One Corp. will, in turn, agree to patterns which include sleek, described as a “monolith of steel, concrete and terra cotta” using were to bring a brighter a minimum property tax assessment of $10 million by the year geometric, dramatic cubic 135,000 cubic feet of concrete, 900,000 bricks, 360 tons of terra future to movie goers of 2011. This allows the City to participate in a project which will, in forms and zigzag designs. All cotta, 60,000 square yards of plastering, 700 pilings, twelve cars the time and they still shine the end, not dip into taxpayers’ cash as the increased tax collections of these stylistic elements of imported marble, four cars of mahogany trim and “six miles with Art Deco splendor. would give a positive return on this investment. At visit to their have been used in the colorful of heating and plumbing pipes”. The interior lobby and elevators Some other famous Art new web site www.badgerowbuilding.com shows more detail of terra cotta on the Badgerow are exactly as they were when the building first opened. Original Deco buildings are the their planned investment. Building. plans describe the amazing interior materials used: Empire State Building in The Badgerow Building and the Woodbury County Courthouse What is particularly special “…rich woodwork of solid mahogany in the latest shades of New York built in 1931, are the top two most important architectural “jewels” of Sioux at the Badgerow are 8 terra brown; main entrance and lobby ornamental work of solid bronze; the Chr ysler Building City. Luckily the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors have cotta Indian heads, all in full lobby wainscoting in Belgium black marble with insert panels of also in New York built in been wonderful stewards of head-dress, lining the top of Tennessee Roseal; corridor wainscoting in pink Tennessee marble 1930 and the Nebraska the Courthouse and it looks the building’s roof line and and terrazzo floors with blending colors all complementing the State Capitol Building as if City Hall may also realize the extraordinary Indian rich décor.” in Lincoln, Nebraska the importance of investing head at the north entrance The building was built in honor of one of the owner’s father, built in 1930. A study of in the restoration of this of the building. At night, the Indians are Gordon Ralph Badgerow, a Sioux City pioneer. The elder the Badgerow Building’s important historic building. very visible as they are highlighted with spotlights which allow the Badgerow had emigrated from Canada to Sioux City in 1876 elevators compared to the Empire State Building’s elevators shows All preservation groups in the Indians to be seen throughout the downtown area of Sioux City. and was a practicing attorney as well a deputy internal revenue an amazing similarity in design between the two. area have submitted formal According to the original architect, these Indians, together with collector and postmaster. But his real notoriety came from his support for this worthwhile sunbursts and other dramatic patterns, are meant to celebrate the large investment projects in the Fourth Street business district A new future project. Restoration will be building and our city’s history. In a 1929 pamphlet celebrating the and it was his faith in Sioux City’s future which caused his son to The new owners of the Badgerow Building, Mako One Corp., managed by the premier historic opening of the building, the architect, K.E. Westerland (also the convince the owners to dedicate the building to him. are excited about Sioux City and their extensive plans for total preservation architectural firm, architect for the Auditorium building) explains the design chosen: Art Deco buildings really embraced the new machine age and restoration. Owning partner Bruce DeBolt has presented to the M-Plus Architects, ensuring “In planning the Badgerow Building we realized we needed to would sometimes echo stylized gears and wheels. Art Deco even was Sioux City Council their $10 million plan to develop the now this amazing building will be start anew and create a modern free architecture…..With freedom expressed in furniture, clothing, cars and Hollywood. Great films vacant 12-story building into a high tech data processing center. around for future generations The solid concrete design of the building coupled with our area’s of Siouxlanders. 40 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 41 Siouxland Travel Iowa’s National Cemetery: Alive with History Embracing remains of over 4800 soldiers, this is a history lesson in the making. Some died during wartime, some of old age. Some fought for the North, some for the South, one even fought with Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders at San Juan By Wendy VanHatten Hill. All fought for their America. Precision is impressive. Young ages of some soldiers are sobering. Reading names of casualties of the current war in sick and wounded soldiers Iraq brings a certain reality to this peaceful setting. transported up the Mississippi In typical National Cemetery fashion, white slim markers River from Southern battle- stand at attention throughout manicured green grass. Name, fields. rank, and war fought in are engraved on the simple granite Explore locks along the river or marble markers. Some stones are weathered and barely and tour over 18 sites listed in readable. Some are recent…too recent. Spouses buried in the National Register of His- the same spot are recognized with names engraved on the toric Places. Famous people opposite side. once lived in this sleepy river This place in history has a special meaning for many, town. Mark Twain once including me. Dad wanted to be buried in a National Cem- resided here, as did Howard R. etery. He talked about it for years. There was really no other Hughes, Sr. choice in my mind when that time came where to bury him. Then take some time and His marker proudly stands in a row with others who fought visit the Keokuk National in WW II. Two rows away soldiers who fought in Korea and Cemetery, located at 1701 J Viet Nam are buried. Just down the hill are markers listing Street. History becomes real. casualties from the Gulf War. Ones from earlier wars are As you walk the gently rolling hard to read. terrain you realize this is more As I walked through row than a cemetery. This is truly after row of white headstones a monument to soldiers who Dad’s desire became real to fought for our freedom. me. He was a proud WW II Originally, only twelve Veteran and he belongs with National Cemeteries were his fellow soldiers. The sense approved by Congress. Iowa’s of camaraderie is strong even only one also has the honor of being the first one west of the Mis- Independence Day…July 4th… sissippi River. Now it prominently lists on the National Register in this most final place. Fireworks…History…Freedom… of Historic Places. As you leave this place in history, hopefully you will If you think this will be just like any other cemetery…that’s D iscover some unique Iowa history with a summer trip to know a little more about the not true. Most of the original interments at Keokuk National past, care a little more about Keokuk, in southeastern Iowa. Rolling hills along the Cemetery came from the Civil War hospitals. Of the first 627 Mississippi River initially were inhabited by members of the present, and will hold time interments, 600 were known Union soldiers and 27 unknown sol- you spent here in your hearts the Sauk and Fox tribes. Sauk Chief Keokuk, a viable piece of the diers. A little known secret was that there were eight Confederate history in this area, lends his name to the town. Close on the heels well into the future. soldiers, prisoners of war, buried here. I reverently walked away of a couple of treaties, farmers followed to claim cheap land. If you think this will be like Arlington National Cemetery in When the Civil War broke out, Keokuk became important to with a sense of pride. Even the Washington, D.C….there are many similarities. The men and flags stand at attention. 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The wish goes back to Koenig’s workshop, you can easily a time when his father was in the trucking see that the Whiting, IA commu- business and didn’t drive the same power- nity has a special caring resident ful trucks Joel later drove at the end of his who helps make children’s wishes trucking career. During the 50s truckers had come true, better than they imag- difficulty maintaining speed climbing a large ined. Today, Joel is retired from his incline. If Joel could do one thing, it would trucking career; he is a down-to- be for father and son to ride together in Joel’s earth, gentle, soft-spoken man with last big truck. Together, they would have a passion to create miniature model trucks made from climbed the “Big Hill” an large incline wood. They are scaled replicas of the giant trucks he located east of Hornick. Joel’s truck was drove during his 50 plus-year transportation career. capable of carrying 80,000 pounds of Joel started his hobby of making wood-carved toys as cargo while climbing the Hill at 60 mph a young man before he had the responsibilities of taking and only downshifting once and making care of his immediate family while expanding a family- the climb seem effortless. owned trucking business. Following his retirement and finding some “free time” he was able to return to his Old habits are hard to break and as a passion as a woodcarver. Looking back over his life, he knew he trucker, maintaining a log book is second nature. Joel has docu- Summer 2007 had been blessed and wanted to give back. The hobby evolved mented all items he has skillfully created. Besides the miniature into small acts of kindness where the reward of giving has become big wheel trucks, he has built special pieces such as a barn donated Joel’s inspiration. “More and more you see kids who don’t have to the Whiting Public Library and a log cabin made from oak. The Winter 2006 • $4.95 Advertise in Spring 2008 much, they live below the line of poverty.” Joel can relate to chil- family Koenig girls each have received a special hand-made box dren who have wishes that go unfulfilled; he was raised during that has the Koenig trademark of a small “K” placed inside the lid. World War II in an era when children were used to going without He has made an easel for the church and pictures frames upon and that included not receiving special request. The latest log entry is a miniature doll toys at Christmas. Slowly nod- house. The Gospel Mission receives Joel’s hand-made ArtSplash 14th Annual Festival of the Arts ding his head as if he were having crosses distributed to individuals with the stipulation Sioux City, Iowa It's Great to be an “Aha” moment. Joel, thinking they are not to be sold. Heart of a Renaissance Home Again. Moving back to Siouxland, a growing trend. out loud commented, “Maybe this There are a select few special trucks and trailers that is my purpose in making toys for are considered treasurers. Tucked away on a display shelf Siouxland's Premier Community and Lifestyle Magazine! children.” is Joel’s longest project, a close replica of a combina- Joel has helped brighten the tion 1970, 359 Peterbilt longnose truck and a DCL 300, lives of many children who have 40-foot trailer scaled to near 1/60th. This particular never seen or even heard of the “Santa” from Whiting, IA. Donat- treasure took approximately 1½ years to complete. Small acts of caring is a sign of strength Join the Fun! Contact: ing approximately 500 hand-made toys over the past five and decency and it is what makes us Susan Fey years; he has been a silent Santa to children of numer- better people. Joel is doing the kind of Susan Fey, Editor / Sales Manager ous church denominations, The Gospel Mission, school things that come from the heart. It is 4530 Manor Circle Sioux City, Iowa 51104 organizations and has filled special requests brought to worth remembering that what brings the him by his wife who is a school teacher. The children sel- greatest joy and satisfaction in life are dom know who gave these miniature treasurers to them, those actions we undertake out of con- Cell: 712-266-6376 cern for others. 46 SIOUXLAND MAGAZINE SUMMER 2008 47 oyster perpetual gmt-master ii Lakeport Commons 4830 Sergeant Road Next to Best Buy 712-255-7229 OFFICIAL ROLEX JEWELER ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL AND GMT-MASTER II ARE TRADEMARKS.