You may not immediately recognize the names Richard Cadbury, Milton Hershey or Russell and Clara Stover, but you’ll probably be honoring -- and devouring -- their chocolate-covered legacy on Feb. 14.
Americans will purchase approximately 36 million heart-shaped boxes of candy on ...
Council Bluffs native and current Sioux City resident Jack Weiss creates sculptures out of ceramics, chicken wire and other odds and ends.
He is currently finishing up a degree in studio art at Morningside College, where he also swims competitively.
You can currently find some of his ...
Alan Parker Scheffer, 77, of Sioux City, returned to his home in the heavenly kingdom of light and glory on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, 6200 Morningside Ave. Visitation with friends and family will be 10:30 ...
Another Grammy Awards show has come and gone and it still has me thinking about my time doing security for such events.
Last week I brought you a story about the final Grammy Awards I worked, so this week I’ll share some more experiences from other years at the acclaimed day of ...
WASHINGTON -- In 1994, the Clinton administration decreed a bright shining future for education. Its Goals 2000 legislation proclaimed that by that year America’s high school graduation rate would be 90 percent and American students would lead the world in math and science achievements. Sen. ...
Boone, Iowa, formerly Sioux City
59, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Service: Feb. 18 at 11 a.m., First Christian Church, Sioux City. Visitation: Feb. 17 from 3 to 7 p.m., Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City.
In the State of the Union speech, President Trump and cheering Republicans warned us they are going to destroy U.S. socialism. Like Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, insurance for pre-existing health conditions, food inspection and national parks? We must fight this ...
The Sioux City Education Association (SCEA) requested a “base salary” increase to $37,012 for 2019-20. (Journal 2/5/19) The proposal seems too low. My teaching career began in Sioux City in 1964 at $4,850 per year. An internet “inflation calculator” indicates my contract then is equivalent to ...
LETTER: Trump seems to trust Putin more than U.S. intelligence leaders
It is incredible to me that the leaders of our intelligence communities, all appointed by President Trump, all with outstanding records and representing the thousands of professionals within the intelligence community with years of experience, can be called naive, passive and wrong by the ...
In her Feb. 10 Regulars column in the Journal, Linda Holub suggested that “President Trump displayed the most compassion for government workers and willingness to negotiate, while the Democrats showed their true colors - they want open borders” (in effect, laying the issue on ...
If you are a wine or craft beer enthusiast, your dream event is coming to the Tyson Events Center on Feb. 16.
The fifth annual Steins and Vines beer and wine tasting festival is in a new location this year with plenty of free parking. There will also be some other changes, according to ...
92, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Memorial service: Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m., First Reformed Church, Hull. Burial: Hope Cemetery. Visitation: Feb. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., Oolman Funeral Home, Hull.
87, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Memorial service: Feb. 15 at 2 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Alton. Burial: St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation: Feb. 15 at 1 p.m., at the church. Oolman Funeral Home, Orange City, Iowa.
84, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Memorial service: Feb. 16 at 11 a.m., First Christian Church, Onawa. Burial: Woodbine Cemetery. Visitation: Feb. 16 at 10 a.m., at the church. Rush Family Care Service, Onawa.
94, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Service: Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: Feb. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m., Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel.
Rural electrification in the 1930s was critical to allowing sparsely populated regions to compete with urban centers for residents and business – akin to the need for high-speed internet in rural areas today.
Broadband can serve as the great equalizer, allowing those in even the most ...
Are you a sleuth, a murderer, a murder victim or just a party guest along for the ride?
You will find out if you attend the Murder Mystery Dinner at M’s on 4th on Feb. 14, 15 or 16.
M’s on Fourth owner, Vernon Meyer, got the idea for hosting Murder Mystery Dinners after he attended ...
Formerly Sioux City
Jan Hegwer, 88, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in her room in Parker, Colo., after a battle with breast cancer and a heavy descent into dementia.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, 6200 Morningside ...
Valentine’s Day shellfish feast — when you want to make a fuss without making a fuss
The last place you’ll catch my wife and me on Valentine’s Day is dining at a restaurant. Since I’m a food writer, I eat out nearly every day, and few calendar dates strike me with more fear than Feb. 14. See, Valentine’s Day is one of a handful of occasions when everyone else decides that they ...
Francis L. “Frank/Butch” Blassl, 76, of Sioux City, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. ...
E.J. DIONNE JR.: Here’s why President Trump’s war on socialism will fail
NEW YORK -- “We socialists are trying to save capitalism, and the damned capitalists won’t let us.”
Political scientist Mason Williams cited this cheeky but accurate comment by New Deal lawyer Jerome Frank to make a point easily lost in the new war on socialism President Trump has ...
Norbert Eugene Seebach, 82, of Sioux City, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 624 Jennings St., in Sioux City, with the Rev. Kenny Hsu officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park ...
PATRICK BUCHANAN: Has _President Trump identified the formula for 2020?
If the pollsters at CNN and CBS are correct, Donald Trump may have found the formula for winning a second term in 2020.
His State of the Union address, say the two networks, met with the approval of 76 percent of all viewers -- 97 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents and 30 ...
Le Mars, Iowa
David J. Ludwigs, 71, of Le Mars, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at a Sioux City medical center.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Susan Juilfs of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa, will officiate. Burial ...
Submitted by Adeline Otto of Alta, Iowa
1 1/2 C. canned or cooked pumpkin
1 C. brown sugar; firmly packed
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 67-year-old single white man. My girlfriend is 21 and African-American. We have been together a year and a half and are deeply in love. We have lots of fun together and go out and do things.
When we are out together, people often stare at us. She’s very attractive and ...
Over the last two sessions of the Legislature, majority Republicans have been branded - unfairly, we believe - anti-education by some Iowans because of funding for K-12 schools.
State money for schools wasn’t cut in 2017 or 2018, but critics didn’t view the 1.1 percent and 1 percent ...
LETTER: Resident appreciates park upgrade in Leeds
To the city of Sioux City and the Parks and Recreation Department, a big thank you for the public restrooms at the park in Leeds. Our little neighborhood park is now complete for family and friends to gather.
My children grew up playing at the park in Leeds, and now my grandchildren play ...
There is a growing global trend to consider pets as part of the family. In fact, millions of people around the world love their pets, enjoying their companionship, going for walks, playing and even talking to them. And there is evidence suggesting that attachment to pets is good for human health ...
Tehachapi, Calif., formerly Sioux City
Mark R. Spencer, 58, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Tehachapi.
He was born in Sioux City and attended school there and in Omaha. He worked for Halliburton in Bakersfield, Calif.
SOUTH SIOUX CITY -- Jackson Wagner, 14, is laser-focused on the science behind robotics while his best friend Ean Van Osdel, 14, serves as a one-man pit crew, ensuring a mechanical tank nicknamed “Aries” carries out a series of special missions.
Wait, aren’t these two North Middle School ...
Submitted by Joanne Bakker of Hull, Iowa
12 oz. fresh or frozen rhubarb; diced
4 medium apples; peeled cored and diced
67, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Memorial service: at a later date. Hansen Funeral Home, Vermillion.
I am grateful for the congressional Democrats and Republicans who heard from experts, studied the facts, then came to a compromise agreement on border security. Though not arriving at a perfect pact, this is the process that needs to be followed in a 21st-century democracy.
Kim Van Es, ...
83, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Service: Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m., Meriden Evangelical Free Church. Burial: Meriden Cemetery. Visitation: Feb. 14 at 3 p.m., Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home, Cherokee, Iowa.
Submitted by Bob Bunkers of Sioux City
1 pkg. 10 oz. frozen sliced strawberries; thawed
1 C. boiling water
Danville, Vermont, formerly Sioux City
29, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Celebration of life: Feb. 16 at 2 p.m., Waterbury Funeral Service, Sioux City. Visitation: Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.
Battle Creek, Iowa
72, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Services: Feb. 16 at 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Battle Creek. Visitation: Feb. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m., at the church. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home, Battle Creek.
77, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel.
79, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel.
Storm Lake St. Mary’s honors late basketball coach with jersey retirement
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- For Storm Lake St. Mary’s basketball fans over the years, watching the Drey brothers shooting hoops while wearing the number 44 jersey was a common sight.
First it was Kirby, then Kyle. As a freshman, Kennedy Drey had to wait because a senior was wearing the number. He ...
Voting is a core element of a democratic society. Protecting American voters’ right to make their voices heard should be one of the pillars our elected officials seek most carefully to uphold.
Why, then, are South Dakota legislators trying to cut the allotted time for absentee voting down ...
MARC A. THIESSEN: Great nations don’t quit wars before they prevail
“Great nations do not fight endless wars,” President Trump declared in his State of the Union address. It was a line that could have been delivered by President Barack Obama, who in 2015 memorably said, “I do not support the idea of endless war.”
Just a few days before Trump’s address, his ...
I would like to issue an apology to those that found my Feb. 5 Letter to The Journal, headlined “Arrogant and sanctimonious,” offensive. Apparently, some didn’t see the allegory and running commentary meant to convey my thoughts on positions The Journal editorial board has taken on some issues ...
Le Mars, Iowa
85, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Services: Feb. 16 at 1 p.m., Rexwinkel Funeral Home, Le Mars. Burial: Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation: Feb. 16 at noon at the funeral home.
I can see no good reason why three Woodbury County supervisors will spend rural tax money ($60,000) to help develop the Sioux City riverfront.
The fox still has his eye on the chicken coop. - Leonard Wilcox, Correctionville, Iowa
96, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Services: Feb. 13 at 11 a.m., Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery, Sheldon. Visitation: Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
South Sioux City
85, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Private family services: Feb. 14. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Newcastle, Neb. Visitation: Feb. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m., Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, Neb.
82, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Services: Feb. 14 at 11 a.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sioux City. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: Feb. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m., Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel.
Many industries, manufacturing and construction just to name a couple, are in need of employees. If this country, in its wisdom, hadn’t allowed 60 million-plus abortions since 1973, there would be more than an ample number of people to fill the workforce.
Bobby Baker, Sibley, Iowa