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>>
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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>>
Only 2 out of every 100 boys who join the Boy Scouts make it to the highest rank of Eagle Scout. And that makes the accomplishments of 5 boys in Le Mars, IA that much more special.
Alex Hermes, Brad Young, Brady Westhoff, Reilly Wingert, and Tyler Zimmerman of Troop 188 in Le Mars have reached the rank of Eagle Scout – the highest honor in all of scouting. The boys have spent much of their lives working toward this goal. Not just earning merit badges, but also coordinating a project that gives back to the community.
Brad says, "They just happened to need somebody else and I was there. My job of it was to build a grilling area for the church." Reilly says, "I put together a fire pit and I also added benches and tables around it." The two boys collaborated with Alex on their Eagle Scout projects at the Rejoice Community Church in Le Mars.
In Troop 188, their success is contagious with nearly 40 scouts reaching the Eagle rank over the last decade. The boys credit their Scoutmaster, Trudy Seng, with pushing them to succeed. Brady says, "We've had a leader that's been with us the whole time, Trudy, and I don't think I could do it without her. She's been like a second mom to me."
These five boys achieved a great deal along with helping the next generation to be prepared. Trudy says, "It does ripple down because the kids look up to the older boys and they see them with their Eagle Scouts and they see some of the openings and advantages that it gives them. But also the knowledge and the skills that the boys are learning and teaching to the younger boys."