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									                                                       Summer 2008
Siouxland's Premier Community and Lifestyle Magazine

                        Iowa Easter Seals Great Walleye Weekend: ....................May 3-4
                        Great Okoboji Wing Ding: ............................................May 25
                        Spirit Lake Mainsail-A-Bration: ..........................................June 7
                        Spencer Flagfest Celebration and Flight Breakfast: ......June 13-15
                        Spirit Lake Mainsail Cruise-In: ........................................June 28
                        University of Okoboji Cycling Classic Campus Ride: ........June 28
                        Fireworks Display, Big Spirit Lake: ......................................July 3
                        4th of July Fireworks, West Lake Okoboji: ..........................July 4
                        Big Spirit Trails Festival Bike Ride
                        Around Spirit Lake (BRASL): ............................................July 12
                        University of Okoboji Homecoming Weekend: ..................July 19
                        Milford Pioneer Days: ................................................July 25-27
                        Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show: ............................July 26
                        Lake Park Farmer Appreciation Days: ........................August 2-3
                        Pearson Lakes Art Center, “Art in the Park”:..................August 23
                        Iowa Rock N’ Roll Hall Music Association
                        Induction Spectacular: ............................................August 30-31

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                      SUMMER 2008                                                                          3
    Siouxland Spotlight
                           08                                               Siouxland's Premier Community and Lifestyle Magazine
                                                                                                                                   Summer 2008
                                                                                                                                                         Volume 2 • Number 2 • Summer 2008

                                                                                                                                                 Co-Founder / CEO ..........................Jim Slife
                                                                                                                                                 Co-Founder / Publisher ......... Rick Thomas
                                                                                                                                                 Marketing Director .................... Polly Clark
                                                                                                                                                 Editor ............................................. Susan Fey

                                                                                                                                                 Advertising Account
                                                                                                                                                                       sfey@thepioneergroup. com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What to do in Siouxland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Orpheum Theatre
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ticket Information:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1019 4th Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1201 4th Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Olive Tree Restaurant &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         707 4th St. at the Clarion Hotel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bev’s on the River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1110 Larsen Park Rd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sioux City Musketeers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tyson Events Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                  ctenney@thepioneergroup.com                     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1401 Riverside Blvd                  Historic 4th Shops:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Johnathan Blake Home Decor
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kahill's Steak-Fish Chophouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Public, 18 hole, 5,977 yds,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Par 71
      10          The Sioux City Heights Neighborhood                    Summer...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LAMB Productions Theater
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1102 4th St
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         4th & B St
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CR-68.8, S-130
                 Building Communitiy and Appreciating History            Siouxland!                                                              Headquarters and Advertising Sales: 218                          417 Market Street                                                      South Sioux City, NE 68776         South Ridge Golf Course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       House Dressings                   (402) 494-5025                     618 W 29th St
      32                                    Sculpt Siouxland                                                                                     Sixth Ave., Suite 610, Des Moines, Iowa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sioux City Art Center                1016 4th St                                                          South Sioux City, NE 68776
                                      Myths, Magic and Science        About the Cover
                                                                                                                                                 50309, phone: (515) 246-0402, fax: (515)                         225 Nebraska                         712-277-1480                      Diamond Thai Cuisine               (402)494-4323
                                                                                                                                                 246-0398. Editorial and Sales Office: 4530                        712-279-6272                                                           www.51103.net                      Public, 9 hole, 3,000 yds
      34                      Junior League of Sioux City             Saturday in the Park always ends with
                                                                      a fantastic fireworks display, shown on
                                                                                                                                                 Manor Circle, Sioux City, Iowa 51104,                            www.siouxcityartcenter.org           Beth’s Flowers on Fourth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1016 4th Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         515 W 7th St
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sioux City, IA 51103
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Par 35, CR-33.1, S-113
                                   Impacting Tomorrow, Today!                                                                                    phone: 712-266-6376. Production Facility:                        Sculpt Siouxland Project             712-252-0648                      (712) 258-2343                     Floyd Park Golf Course
                                                                      the cover of this issue. Chadd Goosman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Along 4th Street                                                                                          2810 Ordway Ave
      35              South Sioux City's Propel Program               took this amazing photo of the fireworks
                                                                      lighting up the night sky. Each festival
                                                                                                                                                 316 W. Fifth Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50701,
                                                                                                                                                 phone: (319) 234-8969, fax: (319) 234-                           www.siouxcitygo.com                  Creative Entertainment            Dakao                              Sioux City, IA 51106
                       Providing Resources and Opportunities to                                                                                                                                                                                        1229 4th Street                   800 W 7th St                       (712)274-1059
                                                                      happening in the area celebrate summer                                     8518. Circulation: 506 Second St., Grundy                        Fun and Games                                                          Sioux City, IA 51103               Municipal, 18 hole, 4,067 yds
                                   Purposefully Enrich Learning       and Siouxland's great landscape, history                                   Center, Iowa, 50638, phone: (800) 352-8039,                      Lewis Bowl and Sports Bar            Shopping off of 4th:                                                 Par 63, CR-62.2, S-103
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3828 Stadium Drive                   Lakeport Commons                  Milwaukee Wiener House
      37                                      Siouxland Golf          and of course, the people.                                                 fax: (319) 824-3414. Bulk rate postage paid
                                                                                                                                                 at Waterloo, Iowa. Statements of fact and                        Tel: 712-252-4545                    Lakeport Road and                 309 Pearl                          Green Valley Golf Club
                               50 states...50 courses...in 50 days!                                                                                                                                                                                    US Highway 20                     712-277-3449                       4300 Donner Ave
                                                                                                                                                 opinion are the responsibility of the authors                    Bankshot Billiards                   Includes: Ann Taylor Loft, Old                                       Sioux City, IA 51106
      38                                 The Spirit at Work                                                                                      alone and do not imply an opinion or reflect                      420 Jackson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Navy, Gap, Linens n’ Things,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kohls, Joseph A. Bank, Moth-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fuji Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         513 6th Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Municipal, 18 hole, 7,085 yds
                            Local alumni group takes time out to                                                                                 the views of the Siouxland Magazine staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  www.bankshotbilliards.com            erhood Maternity, David’s         712-277-3633                       Par 72, CR-74, S-123
                                           serve the community                                                                                   or Pioneer Communications, Inc. Material                                                              Bridal and others
                                                                                                                                                 may not be reproduced in any form without                        Argosy Casino Sioux City                                               Movie Theaters                     Hidden Acres Country Club
      40             New Life for the Badgerow Building
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Southern Hills Mall
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sioux City, IA 51108
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                                                                                                                                                 Unsolicited manuscripts and photography                          www.pngaming.com                     (712) 274-0109                    www.mainstreettheaters.com         Public, 9 hole, 3,104 yds
                                                                                                                                                 are accepted; however no responsibility will                                                          Includes: Barnes and Noble,                                          Par 35, CR-35, S-113
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Includes Café Court and other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3rd & Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sioux City Country Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4001 Jackson St
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sioux City, IA 51104
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       restaurants                                                          (712)277-4612
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Historic 4th Street
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Southern Hills Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Private, 18 hole, 6,400 yds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Par 72, CR-70.6, S-125
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      14                                  Siouxland Cuisine                                                                                      the express representation and warranty of                       1022 4th Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       locally owned boutiques           201 Pierce Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Suite 210
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 hole, 2,037 yds, Par 33
                        Profile and Tips from Chef Paul Seaman                                                                                    the submitter that all necessary consents have
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      18                                    Siouxland Prose                                                                                      this publication may be copied or in any                         Little Chicago Deli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       MOMO’s Piano Bar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       520 Nebraska Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Public, 18 hole, 7,113 yds
                       The writings of Stephen Coyne, Jill Wiese                                                                                 way reproduced without written permission                        525 4th Street                       712-244-5481                                                         Par 72, CR-74.1, S-133
                                           and Jeanne Emmons                                                                                     from the publisher.                                              712-233-2299                                                           Tommy's Nails
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      42                                    Siouxland Travel           38                                                  40                    Siouxland Magazine is published on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tom Foolery’s Pub & Grill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1008 4th Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sioux City Art Center             712-258-5888                       150 South Oak Tree Lane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dakota Dunes, SD 57049
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       712-255-0222                      Salon and Spa
      44                               Siouxland Bookbeat                                                                                        $15 for four issues (one year). Siouxland
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4th Street Sports Grill
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                Joel Koenig – making children's wishes come true                                                                                                                                                  1107 4th Street
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    Letter from the Editor                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Siouxland Education

                                                                                                                                        Delta Kappa Gamma
             ello fellow Siouxlanders!
               In the last few months, I was                                                                                                    Teacher’s Society and State Conference, Sioux City 2008
             approached by Rick Thomas at Pioneer

    Communications in Des Moines to become the
                                                                                                                                                 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
    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
    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, sfey@thepioneergroup.com, 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

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    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), susanfey@iastate.edu                 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

          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, susanfey@iastate.edu, 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-

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     Siouxland Community

     The Sioux City Heights Neighborhood:
     Building Community and Appreciating History
       By Susan Fey

          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

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     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
                                              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
      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
         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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ing &

         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

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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

                                   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           paulpresents@mac.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.”

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 A          able                   icle
                                                                    Siouxland Arts

     Minimalism, the Mona Lisa and        the Welus

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     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

                                 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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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     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.

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                                                                                                                           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.

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

                                                                                                                                                     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

            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!

         “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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

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     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.

                                                                                                                                                     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
        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 artsplash@sioux-city.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!

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     Siouxland Spotlight

     ArtSplash                                                                                                                                    Buy Local...
                                                                                                                                                  Shop Firehouse Market
              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,

     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 artsplash@sioux-city.org for more        to be in our stores, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, restau-
     delicacies to barbeque to funnel cakes.                               information.
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     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

            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 sculptsiouxland@yahoo.com.                          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.

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     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
                                       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,

                              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

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     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

                                                                                          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

     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

     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,
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                                                                           • Bus Parking • In-room desk                                                                                    Kansas City, San Francisco and Sioux City all the while
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                                                                           • 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
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     Siouxland Community

     The Spirit at Work:
     Local alumni group takes time out to serve the community
       Photos and story by Jan Dehner

          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.

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 Siouxland Community

      New Life for the Badg erow Building!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     By Glenda Castleberry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chairperson, SiouxLandmark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (Siouxland’s only historic preservation non-profit)

             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.

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     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

               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. The
     transportation as it sits at the confluence of the Des Moines and      women buried here have one thing in common…they all served
     Mississippi Rivers. So important that eventually five Army hospi-                                                                              image remains.
                                                                            their country.
     tals were established in the area to help care for the thousands of

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     lively Cocker Spaniel puppy coaxed                                           Louise Bernikow. The author of seven books and consulting
     Elizabeth Barrett Browning out of                                            historian for Women’s eNews rescues an amber-eyed boxer
     a life-threatening depression. Emily                                         from the backseat of a
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     formidable Mastiff began with a                                              home to her Manhattan
     violent power struggle. The anxious and reclusive Emily Dickinson      apartment, all the while
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     immense Newfoundland. Edith Wharton, regal and formal in her           want to go with her. “Hadn’t                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Experienced
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     Joel Koenig                                                 Making Children's Wishes Come True

               s a child, did you ever go                                                        nor do they understand the special gift was
               without receiving a gift                                                          hand-made by a self-taught craftsman.
               or not have a special wish                                                          A man who is responsible for making a
     come true? Do you remember                                                                  child’s wish come true, must have one special
     what it felt like? Walking into Joel                                                        wish of his own.        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
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     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

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     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
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     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
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     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.
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