By: Hollie Hojek email@example.com Kaitlyn Bourn is spending her Memorial Day Weekend making a splash at AquaVenutre water park in Norfolk, Nebraska. "You just play around here, you play in the waterMore>>
AquaVenture Water Park Opens Up in Norfolk, Nebraska. More>>
By: Hollie Hojek firstname.lastname@example.org For the 3rd Memorial Day Weekend in a row, the Girls of '68 celebrated and shared part of Sioux City's rich history. The local organization dedicated to keeping SiouxMore>>
Girls of '68 Share Story of Sioux City's First White Settler, Theodiphile Bruguier. More>>
By: Diana Johnsen email@example.com On Saturday, at Wal-Mart and the Southern Hills Mall in Sioux City, the Sioux City Police Department helped parents create "children identification kits". TheMore>>
On Saturday, at Wal-Mart and the Southern Hills Mall in Sioux City, the Sioux City Police Department helped parents create "children identification kits". More>>
By: Diana Johnsen firstname.lastname@example.org On your mark…get set...paddle! About 130 kayakers took to the Missouri River in the "3rd Annual South Dakota Kayak Challenge" on Saturday. "It's an opportunityMore>>
About 130 kayakers took to the Missouri River in the "3rd Annual South Dakota Kayak Challenge" on Saturday.More>>
By: Hollie Hojek email@example.com Rain, rain go away, come back and other weekend but this one. The rain in the forecast isn't ruining everyone's plan, but it is keeping some campers away. The sunMore>>
Siouxland Campgrounds Still Packing in the People Despite Poor Weekend WeatherMore>>
By: Tim Seaman firstname.lastname@example.org On Thursday, a pretty cool relay put on by law enforcement officers from across the state ran through central Iowa for the Special Olympics Torch Run. The event helpsMore>>
When the torch arrived Sioux City West sophomore JJ Reeg–Beckner had the honor of igniting the Special Olympic cauldron. Reeg-Beckner was selected from more than 2,500 athletes to finish the run.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News (AP) About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year. AAA says that mirrors an expected dropMore>>
About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News (AP) Nebraska students showed improvement in this year's statewide writing proficiency test. Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed announced Friday that 66 percentMore>>
Nebraska students showed improvement in this year's statewide writing proficiency test.
Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed announced Friday that 66 percent of 8th graders met or exceeded state standards, a 2 percent increase over the previous year.More>>
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15-year old Kathlynn Shepard went missing on Monday.More>>
By: Scott Larson firstname.lastname@example.org How comfortable do you feel strolling the streets in Sioux City? That's a question that the Blue Zones Project is asking. And today they brought in an expert toMore>>
Walkable and Livable Communities Institute's Dan Burden assists Sioux City & Blue Zones Project with working out more pedestrian friendly roads.More>>
A new study suggests that women who wait more than 15 years after their first menstrual cycle to become pregnant, have a 60% reduced risk of developing an aggressive type of breast cancer. It also confirms that breast feeding can provide a strong, protective factor against breast cancer.
While Laura Johnson of Sioux City isn't exactly a woman the study favors, she's living proof that intuition is oftentimes much more important than any type of research.
You see, she's beautiful and healthy, but 8 month-old, Adley Johnson didn't exactly have the odds in her favor.
You see, when mom, was diagnosed with endometriosis, she understood her chances of getting pregnant were slim to none.
Laura says, "There was always something in the back of my head, wondering if I would even be able to be a mom, so I wanted to have one while I could, rather than waiting later in life, when you're told that you're not supposed to be as fertile."
Wasting no time, Laura and her husband Jesse tried several times to start a family with no luck.
And then it happened. Little Adley was conceived.
Laura says, "It really is amazing that your body goes through such work to create a life and that life is in front of your eyes everyday."
While Laura didn't delay pregnancy like the new breast cancer study suggests, and while she chose not to breast feed, something else the study recommends, she is aware of her breast cancer history.
"My great aunts did have breast cancer, they're both survivors of breast cancer."
But she's also aware that starting her own family meant more to her than the increased risk of breast cancer she may be exposed to.
Laura adds, "You can't live life with regret. It's whatever is unfolded will happen because there's a plan for it. There's a reason."