Page 1


A six-pack family Six children just make life more fun

No more Social Security? Experts say it’s in danger


Help at home Sometimes it pays to get chores done


Historic site Battlefield tells rest of the story


2 | Prime |

Coming up

Index Publisher | Steve Griffith

Race brings color to businesses

Editor | Mitch Pugh Advertising Manager | Nancy Gevik Š2012 The Sioux City Journal. Prime is published monthly by the Sioux City Journal. For advertising information, please call (712) 224-6285. For editorial information, please call (712) 293-4201.

On the cover Beth Karpuk, pictured at home with a photo of her siblings, comes from a family of 19 children.


PO Box 3616 Sioux City, Iowa 51102 712-293-4250

Calendar....................... 18 Local Services.............. 17 Puzzle Page.................. 16 Terry’s Turn.................... 8 Travel........................... 12

The Komen Siouxland Race for the Cure Co-Chair Birgit Flom announced the start of the Paint Siouxland Pink and Change It Up contests which are both leading up to the fourth annual Siouxland Race for the Cure on May 13 in downtown Sioux City. The Paint Siouxland Pink contest provides local organizations including businesses, schools, government organizations, and nonprofits the opportunity to show their support for all the women in Siouxland who are in the fight with breast cancer. By putting on the pink, participating organizations will share helpful educational material and race information with their employees and

Journal file photo by Laura Wehde

Gage Perrin cheers at Race for the Cure in Sioux City in May 2011. Organizers of the event are looking for volunteers. customers. The winner of the contest will receive the Paint Siouxland Pink Award.

If you run Entry forms and contest rules are available by email at All entries must be submitted by May 3 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Siouxland Affiliate, P.O. Box 1116, Sioux City, Iowa 51102. Questions call (712) 899-3968 or email

City of

Sioux City

Sioux City

HHM Collection Center

City of Sioux City

Sioux City HHM Collection Center 5800 28th St. Sioux City, Iowa

Appointments must be made in advance by contacting the Collection Center at (712) 255-8345

April 2012 | 3

Money Matters Histo ry Under Construction... A Railroad Museum-in-the-making! For nearly a century, the Milwaukee Railroad Shops have been standing in a valley nestled between the Loess Hills Bluffs and the Big Sioux River along State Highway 12, Loess Hills National Scenic Byway. Located in the north Riverside area of Sioux City, the Milwaukee Railroad Shops are historically important as one of the nation’s largest surviving collections of buildings and structures associated with a steam locomotive servicing terminal and rail car repair facility. The Milwaukee Railroad Shops were built in 1917 on sixty acres of land. The complex originally consisted of a 30-stall roundhouse with turntable, eighteen backshop buildings, a power plant, two water towers, a wood coal tower, and two sand towers. Today, the Milwaukee Railroad Shops cover 30 acres with a six-stall roundhouse, turntable, four backshop buildings, one wood sand tower and several foundation remnants.

Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District

Sioux Cit y, IOWA 3400 Sioux River Road I-29 Exit 151 • IA Hwy 12 No rth Loess Hills National Scenic Byway

The Milwaukee Railroad Shops were originally built to function as workplaces for railroad workers to repair and maintain the Milwaukee Road’s fleet of steam locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars. During its peak years of operations in the 1920s and 1930s, over 500 craft and trades workers serviced and repaired approximately 850 steam locomotives a month and tens of thousands of rail cars a year. The workers were employed in craft professions such as boiler makers, machinists, carpenters, pipefitters, steam fitters, and many other trades. The railroad downsized the complex during the early 1950s when the railroad industry transitioned from steam locomotives to diesel engines. The railroad abandoned the shops in the 1980s and subsequently sold the complex to a local salvage operator. The Siouxland Historical Railroad Association bought the complex in 1996 and began its historic preservation work to transform the Milwaukee Railroad Shops into a railroad museum. In converting the Milwaukee Railroad Shops to a railroad museum, the volunteer developers are preserving the features of the roundhouse and other structures to give visitors an understanding of what work went on in the buildings and why this site has historic significance. The Milwaukee Railroad Shops are designated a historic district eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and are recognized as an official project of the Save America Treasures Program. The railroad shops are home to Sioux City’s iconic steam locomotive, Great Northern Railway No. 1355.

Open Fridays & Saturdays

Please visit the Milwaukee Railroad Shops... where history gets back on track for future generations!


10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Walking Tours

Adults: $4.00 Senior Citizens: $3.00

Open Sundays

Noon to 4 p.m. for Walking Tours

Students (6-18): $2.00 Under Age 5: Free with Paid Adult

Join the 1355 Challenge Give a Gift of History, purchase a Vintage Engine 1355 T-shirt and help build the railroad museum in Sioux City

Visit us online

Can Siouxland purchase 1,355 t-shirts in 101 days to help build the railroad museum? All proceeds go towards helping finance reconstruction of the historic buildings at the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District. Purchase your vinatge engine 1355 t-shirts at

Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District GIFT SHOP Open Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Partially funded by a grant from Vision Iowa.

maginea cure


4 | Prime |

Aging workforce strains Social Security, Medicare By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER The Associated Press‌

WASHINGTON — An aging population and an economy that has been slow to rebound are straining the long-term finances of Social Security and Medicare, the government’s two largest benefit programs. Those problems are getting new attention as the trustees who oversee the massive programs release their annual financial reports. Medicare is in worse shape than Social Security because of rising health care costs. But both programs are on a path to become insolvent in the coming decades, unless Congress acts, according to the trustees. Last year, the trustees projected the Medicare hospital insurance fund for seniors would run out of money in 2024. Social Security’s retirement fund was projected to run dry in 2038, while the disability fund was projected to be drained by 2018. New projections in March gave a more dire assessment of the disability program, which has seen a spike in applications as more disabled workers lose jobs and apply for benefits. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the disability fund would run out of money in 2016. Social Security’s trustees are again urging Congress to shore up the disability system by reallocating money from the retirement program, just as lawmakers did in 1994. If the Social Security and Medicare funds ever become exhausted, both programs would collect only enough money in payroll taxes to pay partial benefits, the trustees said. “I don’t know how to make it clear to the public, but in my mind the sirens are going off,” said Mary Johnson, policy analyst for the Senior Citizens League. “I wouldn’t say we’re under attack, but we are in a very, very serious position.” Don’t expect the finances to look much better, if at all, in the new report. Tax revenues have started to

Manuel Balce Ceneta | The Associated Press

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis oversee the Social Security and Medicare programs. rebound but they are still below prerecession levels. Also, this year’s cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, was much higher than the trustees projected it would be. Last spring, the trustee’s projected that Social Security recipients would get a benefit increase of 0.7 percent for this year, but higher-than-expected inflation pushed it to 3.6 percent. That was good news for seniors but it drained more resources from the system. The trustees who oversee the programs are Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue. There are also two public trustees, Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer. More than 56 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children receive Social Security. The average retirement benefit is $1,232 a month; the average monthly benefit for disabled workers is $1,111. About 50 million people are covered by Medicare, the medical insurance program for older Americans. One bright spot for Medicare is that the pace of cost increases has eased somewhat, even as baby boomers are turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 a day and becoming eligible for the program. So instead of speeding toward a budget cliff, Medicare is merely steering toward insolvency.

Workforce, page 6

Memorial Park Cemetery… More Than Just a Resting Place.

A must-visit location in Sioux City. Did you come to the pond at Memorial Park when you were a child? You surely remember feeding the beautiful swans and being transfixed as they serenely glided across the water. A beautiful sight. The swans ( and ducks and other water fowl along with the fish swimming beneath the surface ) have been a Memorial Park attraction for many years and will continue to be. Enter the park entrance on the right side, go down the hill and turn left at the bottom. Then travel until you see the pond on your left. They will be waiting for you to come and see them again this summer.

While you are at the pond, be sure to also take time to inspect the nearby Veteran’s Wall. It’s made of reflective black granite and holds the engraved names of men and women who served our country. Here’s Some Interesting News Complete final cemetery cremation arrangements for two in the tower glass niches can be purchased for under $6000. This includes the inurnment space, memorializations and the opening / closing fees. Your purchase can be financed for up to 60 months.

Memorial Day Observance Our Staff is preparing for this big weekend at the end of May. So many people come to visit and remember loved ones with floral tributes and mementoes. We have several beautiful flower arrangements available in the sales office – stop in and let us show you. Bench sale going on now, 3 styles to choose from, choice of 2 colors. Includes matching base and vase. Be sure you include Memorial Park in your holiday plans. Memorial Park Cemetery 6605 Morningside Avenue Sioux City, Iowa 51106 (712) 276 5043

Pre planning …for peace of mind

"Memorials of Distinction" Since 1883

call 712-276-5043 Memorial Park Cemetery & Mausoleum

6605 Morningside Ave. • Sioux City, IA • 712-276-5043

Making the Arrangements “The Funeral Home that goes a step beyond”

Christy-Smith Funeral & Aftercare Services

Morningside Chapel 712-276-7319

Larkin Chapel 712-239-9918

Berkemier Chapel 712-233-2489

McCulloch Chapel (Moville) 712-873-5100

When you don’t know what to do, we do... Christy-Smith Family Resource Center 1819 Morningside Ave. • Sioux City, Iowa (712) 276-7319

To advertise here call Nancy Gevik 712-224-6281

Near the Junction of Interstate 29 & Hamilton Boulevard in Sioux City 1315 Zenith Drive • Sioux City, IA 712-252-2772 • 888-252-2772

McQueen MonuMent Joel McQueen 712-375-5414

monuments & markers on display family owned & operated since 1938 513 2nd st., pierson, iowa 51048 April 2012 | 5

Workforce from page 4

“The trends in finances are secure for Medicare are more decades to come. modest than the cost “No one is sayincreases we have seen ing you don’t have to in the private commer- maintain it,” said Eric cial sector,” said econo- Kingson, co-chair of mist David Blitzer, who the Strengthen Social oversees Standard & Security Campaign Poor’s index of health and a professor of care costs. “But both social work at Syracuse Medicare and the com- University. “What I mercial sector face ris- worry about is reducing ing cost pressures no he benefit structure or matter what, and they radically changing the seem to come from system.” virtually all directions.” Because Medicare is a government program, it sets prices on Charles Dharapak | The Associated Press take-it-orHealth and Human Services Secretary leave-it Kathleen Sebelius and Social Security terms for Administration Commissioner Michael J. hospitals Astrue are trustees overseeing the Social and doctors, who Security and Medicare programs. complain it doesn’t pay enough Kingson and other and that causes them to advocates say Social charge more to private- Security could be ly insured patients. shored up by simply Many experts say the increasing the amount longer Congress waits of wages subject to address the two pro- to Social Security grams, the more diftaxes — an idea that ficult it could become most Republicans in to impose adequate Congress flatly oppose. changes. If Congress Social Security is acts soon, it can phase financed by a 6.2 perin changes over time, cent tax on the first perhaps sparing cur$110,100 in wages. It is rent retirees while paid by both employers giving those closing in and workers. Congress on retirement time to temporarily reduced prepare. the tax on workers to But Washington has 4.2 percent for 2011 struggled to make and 2012, though the tough political choices program’s finances that could involve rais- are being made whole ing taxes, cutting benthrough increased govefits or some combina- ernment borrowing. tion of both. The Medicare tax Advocates for seniors rate is 1.45 percent oppose benefit cuts in on all wages, paid by either program. They both employees and say Social Security’s workers. 6 | Prime |


Home health care is a viable option By Joanne Fox‌

Swallowing your pride and admitting you need help is no easy task for many senior citizens. Claudine Dirks is not one of those folks. “I was having trouble in my back muscles with vacuuming about three years ago,” the 90-year-old confessed. “That’s when I decided I needed home health care.” Dirks opted to use a home health agency for some of her needs, not

all of which are healthrelated, such as vacuuming. “Some things I still can do,” she insisted. “Things like the dishes and keeping the apartment clean. But other things, I realized I need help with.” Home is where we feel most comfortable and independent. However, many times “home” is the only thing on one’s mind when being released from a hospital. Sometimes patients mistakenly believe they can

handle everything by themselves, explained Karen Vlach, director of Mercy Medical Center’s Home Care. “When patients balk at the idea of having some help when they return home, we explore their questions and concerns about having home care,” she said. “We explain what home care is and how it can help them succeed in being independent at home.” Vlach noted that

Home health care aide Joann Andersen does light housekeeping for Claudine Dirks, 90, at Dirks’ Sioux City apartment. Journal photo by Tim Hynds

Home Health, page 9

Call for a free, no-obligation appointment:



With a little help from a friend, you can stay at home. Whether you are looking for someone to help you or a loved one a few hours a week, or need more comprehensive assistance, Home Instead can help. • Companionship • Light Housekeeping • Shopping and Errands • Incontinence Management • Meal Preparation • Medication Reminders • Bathing Assistance © 2011 Home Instead, Inc.

April 2012 | 7

Terry’s Turn

Terry’s Turn


Cherokee, Iowa

Grandson’s yo-yo recalls days of ‘walking the dog’ dog” and “around the Not long ago one of my grandworld.” My kids came over. He had a new favorite was yo-yo with him and he let me just to send try it out. As I slipped the string the yo-yo on my finger I told him, “Watch straight and learn, young man,” with out and get an air of superiority and confiwithin a dence. “I used to be pretty darn few inches good at this.” of anyone Terry Turner I flipped the yo-yo down the standing in string expecting it to stay at the front of me. bottom so I could do my famous In the inter“walking the dog” trick but the est of safety I always made sure darn thing just came back up. my victim was smaller than me. I tried again. Once more the In the interest of my safety, yo-yo defied my efforts to keep that is. it down. Then in my frustraIt was a few years later my tion I flipped the yo-yo down mother took me downtown to as hard as I could. It flew back see a real yo-yo champion. I up at me supersonic speed and don’t remember his name but smacked me in the forehead. I he was good. He had an amaztried to ignore the pain in my ing repertoire of tricks includhead and kept attempting to get ing operating two yo-yos at the that yo-yo to stay down. After same time. For his last trick he several attempts I gave the con- would send the yo-yo high in trary contraption back to him. the air then let the string slip “They don’t make these things off his finger and catch it in his like they used to,” I grumbled, pocket. Wow! As I stood there again rubbing my head that was applauding wildly I knew right now developing a knot the size then and there what I wanted of a golf ball. to do for my life’s work. I was As I watched my grandson going to be a yo-yo champion. deftly make that yo-yo do In the 1950s I thought the exactly what he wanted it to yo-yo was a new invention. I do I thought back to my first was to find out later that it is introduction to the stringed as old as antiquity. Although toy. I’m not sure how old I was its exact origins have been lost when someone gave me a yo-yo over time many believe it came but one of my earliest memofrom China. Just like where ries of childhood is showing my most everything we buy comes dad what I could do with it. I from today. But the Chinese remember being in the kitchen weren’t the only ones enjoyand having to stand on a chair ing playing with yo-yos. In because I was too short to work the National Museum of the yo-yo without it banging on Athens is an urn with a the floor. I stood on a kitchen picture of a child playchair to proudly show him my ing with a yo-yo. new skill. I think he was duly The yo-yo was first impressed. mass produced and Over the next few years I con- sold in the United tinued to practice and learned States by Pedro Flores. to do a few tricks like “walk the His factories eventually

By TERRY TURNER Prime columnist‌

Terry’s Turn

Utilities paid Pets allowed • Elevators South Sioux City, Neb.

Sheldon, Iowa

Handicap Accessible ReNt ASSIStANCe for Qualifying Seniors 8 | Prime |

were cranking out 300,000 yoyos a day. Then one day Donald Duncan Sr. saw a yo-yo demonstration and was fascinated by the simple toy. He soon went to work for Flores and eventually bought the company in the early 1930s. And with that the Duncan yo-yo was born. I loved the yo-yo I had as a kid and would carry it everywhere. Many times during recess at school my buddies and I would gather together and put on an impromptu show for the kids on the playground. My favorite was the “around the world” trick. I got good enough to do several in rapid succession to the amazement of the young ladies gathered around the swing set. But my downfall was trying to go one step too far and get the yo-yo to end up in my pocket just like I’d seen the pro do. As I thought back to those days I remembered what would happen at the end of my “around the world” trick. Instead of going in my pocket it would bang off my forehead. I rubbed my sore noggin and realized not much has really changed over the years.

Terry Turner is a Prime writer and can be reached at

Home health

from page 7

patients can become very creative when they wish to sidestep the idea of assistance. ”They say, ‘I am doing fine.’ ‘I have family and friends around.’ ‘I have always done it myself and will continue to do so.’ ‘There are people worse off than me.’ ‘I don’t want strangers in my house.’ ‘My house is a mess,’” she said. There are even times when “help” is heard as “hospice,” the term used with care for terminallyill patients. “We have not heard ‘help’ specifically confused with ‘hospice,’” Vlach added. “But frequently people coincide ‘help’ with ‘failing health’ and then may refuse assistance.” “It makes sense,” said Kathie Petrie, branch manager for Recover Health, a Medicarecertified home health agency that provides a full range of in-home services. “Patients are so thrilled to be going home after hospitalization that when home health care is suggested, they may think it means end-of-life care, which usually is nowhere near their situation.” Home health services may include nursing care, physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies, but may also include assistance with personal care daily activities by home health aides. “We make living easier and more comfortable for people recovering from hospitalization or surgery, those with special medical physical or behavioral needs

and those with chronic illnesses,” explained Petrie. “Our mission is to create relationships that make a meaningful difference in other people’s lives.” Dirks is a client of Recover Health and an exuberant cheerleader for home health care. “I tell others about how great it is,” she said. “It’s certainly a better alternative than a nursing home.” A year ago, Dirks decided to have a nurse visit her on a regular basis, taking her blood pressure, checking her weight, listening to her heart and lungs and filing her medication. Recover Health’s JoAnn Andersen, Dirks’ home health aide, helps with her personal needs. “This is not a job,” Andersen insisted. “I’m here to build a relationship with Claudine. I enjoy helping her, but I also consider her a friend.” “I miss her when she’s not here,” Dirks interjected. “She’s just a lot of fun to be around.” The repercussions of refusing home health care will vary from case to case, but there are several worse-case scenarios “A patient may fall, suffering an injury that would complicate their care ending up in a nursing facility,” Vlach said. “They may take their medications incorrectly or not at all. They may not get the nutrition they need. They may not follow up with their physicians. They may not understand their disease process and end up with all of the above.” April 2012 | 9

Cover Story

Six-pack mom hails from family of 19

Carol Brady, at least, had a nanny to help care for her bunch By John Quinlan‌

Forty years ago, a family of 12 was a big family, but not unusually so. Today, a family of six might qualify as big. Sioux City’s Beth Karpuk, the mother of six grown children, ages 20-37, knows both worlds inside out. So when we called Beth to ask if she could talk about her “large” family, it draw a lot of laughs from her children. They knew better. “I’m a child of 19,” she said. “My mom and dad had 19 single births. So I grew up in a huge family, and (husband) Fred’s family had six kids.” When their children were all at school at Blessed Sacrament, where she now teaches, she said there was a group of like-numbered Catholic families “and we called ourselves the six-pack families because we all had six kids. And there were quite a few who had six kids then.” She doesn’t see many families that size today. One family surpasses hers, and she knows of one current sixpack family, but the six-pack is now a rarity, she said. Right after she and Fred were engaged, they had one of their first arguments. She wanted 12 children and he, who grew up in a six-pack, panicked. “He said six was fine. So we were arguing over why we couldn’t have 10 | Prime |

Journal photos by Jim Lee

Beth Karpuk and her husband Fred, pictured in their Sioux City home, have six children, as shown Brady Bunch-style on the wall photo collage between them. more. Then when we started having children, four sounded real good,” Beth admitted. “After the fourth one, I went back to work and God gave us those two surprises at the end. At

the time, both of us wondered what He was doing, but now we’re just so grateful for those tail-enders.” With 18 brothers and sisters of her own and growing up right in the

middle, she kind of knew what to expect. She had all those siblings, first at their house in Leeds and later in Lawton, Iowa. Mom would have 22 kids, but three miscarriages

“He said six was fine. So we were arguing over why we couldn’t have more. Then when we started having children, four sounded real good. After the fourth one, I went back to work and God gave us those two surprises at the end. At the time, both of us wondered what He was doing, but now we’re just so grateful for those tail-enders.” Beth Karpuk mother of six grown children dropped the number to 19. All of them were the result of single births. “You grew up poor but you didn’t know much better because back then you didn’t have all the technology. People didn’t have all the toys that the kids have now, and we were just happy. Mom and Dad provided for us and we had each other. People were great.” She never felt neglected by a mother who was clearly juggling a lot of responsibilities ... and children. “But we all ended up taking care of each other. I think that’s the close-knit part. We just all knew were all ready to take care of each other. If we needed it, we could always go to a sister or a brother,” she said. Their home never had to hold all the children at once. As the youngest kids came along, the older ones were gone to school and adult lives. So they never had more than 13 kids at home at one time, Mom told her. That sometimes meant four kids sharing a room with two sets of bunk beds, but what could you do? “I remember when I went to college and we moved back to Sioux City and I got a room of my own in this big five-bedroom home. Mom gave me a room of my own ‘cause I was going to Briar Cliff, And it was just like, wow! I couldn’t believe it,” Beth said. Beth’s mother was an only child, an adopted one. “And when she got mar

Beth Karpuk and her husband Fred, pictured at home, have six children and their dog Oliver, the only “child” still in residence. ried, she said she just wanted people around her. So I like that, too. I like people around me. And Mom was just so accepting. She stayed pretty calm. Dad had some alcoholism problems at one point, and Mom just stayed so calm and so loyal. It was just awesome to see, how she stuck by him. And then she had trouble medically later and had to have a colostomy. And my Dad, who couldn’t

even change a diaper (much like husband Fred), he took care of my mom, and that was inspiring to me ... just that they take care of each other, and you stay loyal to your family.” With seven grandchildren now and four “new kids” (the in-laws), Beth said she and Fred feel like they have a family of 10 children. But none of their children seems interested, in large families,

maybe three or four kids at most, she noted. The two late arrivals helped space out the Karpuk family’s needs, though it was a little odd, they felt, that she was 40 and 41 when the last two children were born. The first four kids bawled at news of the first latecomers. “They just couldn’t believe they were going to have a baby brother,” Beth said.

“’Mom, what’ll we tell our friends in high school?’ You know, they just didn’t want to think of Mom and Dad having a baby. (And what that involves.) And so within seven months, we got pregnant again. And we were walking, pushing Dan in his stroller along Country Club Boulevard and both of us crying ‘cause they just said, no way!” Beth was laughing as she said that, now that they have survived the empty nest syndrome. When Chris, the youngest, left for college two years ago, both felt devastated. “We did not like that empty house feeling and waited for the kids to come home for weekends. The second year was easier,” she said. “Both Dan and Chris come home for the summer. So we like that a lot.” Fred, by the way, was a big help, taking the kids off her hands when he could. Thursdays and Saturdays were his nights to get up and feed the babies, so she could get some sleep. ‘However, he could not change a dirty diaper. You could count on one hand how many times that man did that. And he couldn’t handle vomit. He would vomit right with the children. So I would never let him be with me for that,” she said. Six was a good number. Beth said she couldn’t imagine having just one or two kids. “I think you fulfill yourself by what you become as a mother,” she said. April 2012 | 11

Terry’s Travel

Antietam National Battlefield offer glimpse into the past artifacts found on the battlefield including a drum used by 13-yearSHARPSBURG, Md. – It was a old Charles “Charley” King who was foggy morning on Sept. 17, 1862, killed by an artillery shell. King was when two armies, the Confederate a drummer for Company F, 49th Army of Northern Virginia led by Pennsylvania Infantry and was the Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of youngest soldier to die that day. Also the Potomac commanded by Gen. in the museum are maps and dioraGeorge McClellan, met on the oncemas of the battle. peaceful rolling Maryland countryPark rangers offer informative side. When the 12-hour fight was talks about Antietam giving details over it would become the bloodiest of the horrific battle. Visitors can single day battle in U.S. history with then view the battlefield with a selfmore than 23,000 casualties. guided driving tour along a paved Today that battlefield is now a 8 ½ mile road with 11 stops. Audio National Historic Site encompassing tapes or CDs detailing the tour may 3,250 acres dedicated to those who be purchased in the gift shop. Also fought there. A tour of the battlefield available are personal tours from the begins in the Visitor’s Center where Antietam Battlefield Guides a nontickets to the site can be purchased. profit group that partners with the Before beginning a tour visitors are National Battlefield. Those tours can encouraged to watch a 26-minute be made in advance by calling (301) film narrated by James Earl Jones 432-4329. telling the story of Antietam. Also Among the stops on the driving in the Visitor’s Center is a museum tour are several that have been made and gift shop. The museum features famous through photographs after

By Terry Turner‌ Prime staff writer‌

Photos by Terry Turner

Visitors to the museum at Antietam National Battlefield explore the many artifacts on display. 12 | Prime |

including the foundation. Visitors can go The Antietam National inside and sit on the Battlefield is located in plain hard pews to Sharpsburg, Md. Take Exit experience what it must 29A off Interstate 70 and have been like to be a go 10 miles south on Route part of the congrega65. The Visitor Center is at tion in the 1800s and 5831 Dunker Church Road perhaps think about in Sharpsburg. the carnage that went The battlefield is open year on outside during the round Labor Day to MemoBattle of Antietam. rial Day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 Another stop on the p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to tour is the observa6 p.m. the rest of the year. The site is closed Thankstion tower near Bloody giving, Christmas and New Lane. Visitors can climb Years Day. the steps inside the A three day pass to visit the tower to the deck on top battlefield is $4 per person for a 360-degree view 16 or older. Those under 15 of the battlefield. At are free. the base of the tower is For more information about a monument to one of Antietam National Battlethe most famous unit field call (301) 432-5124 or of the Union forces, the visit their web site at www. Irish Brigade. The Irish Brigade was formed in November 1861 the battle. One of those with men from New is Bloody Lane. The York, Massachusetts area was known to the One of the most poignant artifacts on display in the and Pennsylvania. The locals as the Sunken Antietam National Battlefield Museum is a drum used Brigade fought in all Road but after a fourmajor campaigns of the by 13-year-old Charles “Charley” King who was killed hour battle resulting Army of the Republic by an artillery shell. King was a drummer for Company in 5,000 casualties the and lost more than 4,000 F, 49th Pennsylvania Infantry. country lane in the midmen during the war. dle of farm land was over, the Confederates battle it was eventually Eleven members of the given the name Bloody used the church as a torn down. After sevBrigade were awarded Lane. temporary medical aid eral owners, the propthe Congressional Another famous photo station. A sketch by erty was purchased in Medal of Honor. from Antietam shows Civil War artist Alfred 1951 by the Washington The Antietam the aftermath of battle Waud depicts a truce County Historical National Cemetery in front of Dunker between opposing sides Society which donated is also a stop on the Church. The church was that was held in front it to the National Park tour. Burying the dead a focal point during the of the church. The tem- Service. The church immediately after the Battle of Antietam and porary truce was held was restored in 1962 for battle was haphazard at was used as a reference to exchange wounded the 100th anniversary best. Some were placed point by both Union and and bury the dead. The of the battle using as in single graves while Confederate forces. church was so heavily much as the original When the fighting was damaged during the material as possible Travel, page 14

If You Go

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest A Dramatic Comedy

May 3, 4, 5, 6

Evening Performances: 7:30pm Sunday Matinees: 2pm Please contact Postal Playhouse at 712-546-5788 during our box office hours Monday thru Friday 11am-2pm or email reservation requests to


105 1st St. NE • Le Mars, IA •

South Sioux City, NE Wakefield, NE Sioux City, IA Floyd Blvd. Hamilton Blvd. Singing Hills Blvd. Onawa, IA Hornick, IA

402-494-4225 402-287-2082 712-239-3033 712-252-3256 712-252-3700 712-423-1060 712-874-3286

Non-Members Welcome For more information on joining the Royalty Club please call Lois at 402-494-4225 ext. 1015.

In Need of Post Surgery Rehab? Touchstone Living Center offers an extensive variety of superior therapy & rehab services.

Call our Admissions Coordinator

(712) 389-6944

Mystery Trip in July 2012! Call today for more information!

1800 Indian Hills Dr. 712-239-4582 April 2012 | 13

Want to make a difference in your local community? Or need some extra $ each month? Consider joining the Senior Companion Program. Senior Companions provide friendship, understanding and assistance to homebased adults in your community. Volunteers, age 55 and older, may receive a Federal tax-free stipend that does not affect any type of assistance.

The Senior Companion Program 4200 War Eagle Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51109

Phone: 712-577-7848 or 712-577-7858

Your Medical Supply Headquarters Exclusive Brands SunMark, Entrust and Excel from McKesson HBOC Home Health Care. Walkers, wheelchairs, canes, bandages, Depends and much more. We give flu & shingle shots.

Free cItYWIDe DelIVerY

Newly Expanded Home Health Care Department “We Give Service The Way You Prescribe”.

Insurance Billing: We do Medicare and Insurance billing for you. On blood Glucose Strips and Lancets.

greenville Pharmacy

Home HealtHcare

2705 Correctionville Rd. Sioux City, IA • 712-258-0113

Open 9-9 M 9-8 T-F 9-5 Sat. 10-4 Sun.

Dr. Laura Giese Accepting New Patients

Wheelock, Bursick & Giese General Dentistry

The Friendliest Staff in Town

712-274-2038 or 800-728-2038 4100 Morningside Ave. Suite B, Across From McDonald’s

14 | Prime |

A portion of the Antietam National Battlefield is peaceful now but on Sept. 17, 1862, it was the site of what would become the bloodiest single day battle in U.S. history.


locating the temporary graves, many of them unmarked, identifying the remains and moving From page 13 them to the cemetery. others were put in shal- Many times the dead low trenches that could were identified by letcontain hundreds of ters found in their pockbodies. On March 23, ets or markings on their 1865, 11 ¼ acres of land equipment. Relatives was purchased and a and survivors of the commission was formed battle were also interto establish a national viewed as part of the cemetery for those identification process. who gave their lives at The cemetery was Antietam. Then came dedicated on the fifth the monumental task of anniversary of the

battle, Sept. 17, 1867. President Andrew Johnson attended the ceremony and said during his speech, “When we look on yon battlefield, I think of the brave men who fell in the fierce struggle of battle and who sleep silent in their graves. Yes, many of them sleep in silence and peace within this beautiful enclosure after the earnest conflict has ceased.”

ty Care with i l a u Q

H o s p n r itality e t s e W ith a smile! w Embassy Rehab & Care Center 206 Port Neal Rd. Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054 Ph. (712) 943-3837 Fax: (712) 943-5874

WEL-Home Health Of Sergeant Bluff 112 Gaul Drive • Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054 Phone: 712.943.7644 •

Nordic walking

‘Real Forrest Gump’ walks across United States Nordic walking poles that they hold at an angle. HELENA — Walking According to is good for the body Sweetgall, the upper and the mind. Just ask body movement Robert Sweetgall — he’s involved in using the walked and run across poles allows walkers to the United States seven burn 40 percent more times, which has earned calories than traditional him the title “The Real walking. While anyone Forrest Gump.” can benefit from Nordic Sweetgall, an author walking, Sweetgall said and speaker, relies on the activity is especially Nordic walking techideal for senior citizens niques to accomplish his with balance problems, goal. He says it’s possiwomen with bone densible to build muscle and ty issues and folks who burn fat with the ultineed an extra metabolic mate total-body walking boost to shed 10 to 20 workout. pounds. Nordic walking is a “You can get fit in bit like cross-country your living room; you skiing without the skis. can get fit on a sideWalkers use special

By Peggy O’Neill

Montana Lee Newspapers

walk,” Sweetgall said. Sweetgall uses evidence from two studies on physical activity to encourage people to walk at least one mile a day. These studies — the Harvard Alumni Study and the Dallas Aerobics Center Study — concluded that as a person’s physical activity increased, his or her mortality rate from chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, decreased. Sweetgall, who grew up in Brooklyn and who now lives in McCall, Idaho, said he started walking in kindergarten. “I would walk to school, walk home for lunch,

walk back to school and walk home at the end of the day,” he said. When he graduated from college, his poor diet of cheese and cake and cheesecakes had added up and he weighed 200 pounds. So, he decided to start jogging. “I lost 35 pounds of body fat,” he said. Then he started running marathons and ultra-marathons. He ended up quitting his job as a chemical engineer and starting a foundation to promote cardiovascular health. He would walk or run to the different places where he would give

presentations on physical activity and heart health. In 1983, Sweetgall went on a 10,608-mile run/walk around the country — talking to 100,000 school children and adults along the way. Helena was among his many stops. He did the same thing the next year — making sure to set foot in all 50 states (he flew to Alaska and Hawaii) — and covered 11,208 miles. He stopped in Helena that year also and was accompanied up MacDonald Pass by students and teachers from Helena Middle School.

Eliza Wiley | The Associated Press

Walking is good for the body and the mind. Just ask Robert Sweetgall — he’s walked and run across the United States seven times, which has earned him the title “The Real Forrest Gump.”

Community Bulletin Board $



10% discount for Seniors

entire purchase ires June 30, 2012

Minimum $20 purchase. Exp

egins Where Good Health B

To advertise here call Nancy Gevik 712-224-6281

30 ux City, IA • (712) 274-13 2900 Gordon Drive • Sio

April 2012 | 15

• Private Rooms • Home Like Furnishings • Physical & Occupational Therapy • Speech/Language Pathology • Fridge • Snacks • Welcome Basket



rehabilitatioN CeNter

4201 Fieldcrest Dr. • Sioux City, IA 51103


The Region’s Most Advanced Medical And Surgical Eye Care Since 1971

Dr. Andrea McCann

Dr. Jason Jones

Dr. Charles Jones

Dr. Wing Hsieh

Cataract Surgery • Glaucoma Macular Degeneration • Facial Plastic Surgery 4405 Hamilton Blvd. • Sioux City, IA 712-239-3937 • 800-334-2015

16 | Prime |

Puzzle Page ACROSS 1 Conceals a card 6 Underwear 10 Fruity confection 13 Nothing doing! 14 Storyteller 15 IOU component 16 Matador’s opponent 17 Cause 19 Searcher for missing person 21 Detained 22 Blacken 23 Listen 24 ____ -Locka, FL 26 Dye out? 27 Half full, perhaps 31 Tito, for one 34 Na+ and Cl36 One of the King Sisters 37 Type of detective 40 Tuft of hairs: bot. 41 Race car driver Luyendyk 42 Rabbit ___ 43 Mystic scriptural interpretation 45 Snatches 47 Bambi’s aunt 48 Concluding part 49 Golfer’s goal 52 Frank 55 Tec for hire 58 Beavis’ pal 60 Bombed due to pressure 61 Age 62 (SET ITAL) Commedia dell’ ___ (END ITAL) 63 Bridge holding 64 On the other hand 65 Flanders stream 66 Sibilants DOWN 1 (SET ITAL) Beer Barrel, (END ITAL_ for one 2 Moving 3 Barnstorming feat 4 Choreographer Graham 5 Irregular 6 Urban land unit 7 Immorality 8 Polyester fabric 9 Mex. missus 10 ___ de vivre 11 Potential deserter 12 Fix 13 Egg depository 18 Sherlocks 20 Rings of darker skin 25 Brazilian soccer great


by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

GUTNS ©2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Find us on Facebook

Westwood Nursing Home Rehab to Home Speciality Unit


A: Saturday’s

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: HOUSE TIPSY SALMON WISDOM Answer: Getting fired was this to the anchorman — NEWS TO HIM

FInd answers on page 19 26 Special investigator 27 Actor/writer Peter 28 Tucson’s county 29 Authoritarian 30 Wistful thinking 31 Animal-rights org. 32 Small NC college 33 Cine ender 35 Grieg’s birthplace: abbr. 38 Tubular lamp 39 Acute problem 44 Starers

46 Mawkishness 48 Fruit drink 49 Black tea 50 ___ Rock: Australian monolith 51 Bolsheviks 52 Comply 53 Undiluted 54 French state 56 Deserve 57 Long times 59 Redtop or timothy

Local & Government Services Siouxland Directory of Elderly Services

Sioux City Better Business Bureau: 1-800-222-1600 City Hall: 405 Sixth St., 2796109 Department of Human Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Elder Abuse Awareness: 1-800-362-2178 Emergency: 911 Fire Department: 279-6314 Police Department: 279-6960 (general) Post Office (Main): 214 Jackson St., 277-6411 Siouxland Aging Services: 2301 Pierce St., 279-6900. Information and referral services, case management. Senior Advocacy Program, Chris Kuchta, program director. Social Security Office: 3555 Southern Hills Drive, 255-5525 South Sioux City City Hall: 1615 First Ave., 494-7500 Department of Social Services: Dakota City, Neb., 987-3445

Emergency: 911 Fire Department: 494-7555 Police Department: 701 West 29th St., 494-7555 Post Office: 801 West 29th St., 494-1312

companionship for elderly experiencing depression Siouxland Mental Health: 625 Court St., 252-3871 Vet Center: 1551 Indian Hills Drive, No. 204, 255-3808

Adult Day Programs

Employment and Volunteer Service Adult Day Program: RSVP (Retired and Senior Alzheimer’s Association, 420 Chambers St. 279-5802. A safe, Volunteer Program): Center for Siouxland, Johnalyn Platt, 252nurturing group environment 1861, ext. 21 for functionally impaired adults Senior Community Service who need supervision. Available Employment Program: 2700 Monday through Friday from 7 Leech Ave., Cindy Thomas, a.m. to 6 p.m. 274-1610 Experienced Works: Siouxland Counseling Workforce Development Center, Catholic Charities: 1601 2508 Fourth St., assistant; Faye Military Road, 252-4547 Kinnaman, 233-9030 ext. 1020 Heartland Counseling Senior Companion Program: Service: 917 West 21st., South 4200 War Eagle Drive, 712-577Sioux City, 494-3337 Lutheran Social Service: 4240 7848 or 712-577-7858 Hickory LaNeb.276-1073 Financial Assistance Mercy Behavioral Care Commission of Veterans Center: 4301 Sergeant Road, Affairs: 702 Courthouse, 279274-4200 6606 Prime Time Connections: Iowa Department of Human Mercy Medical Center, 279Services: 822 Douglas St., 5700. Social support program 255-0833 using volunteers who provide

Elmwood Care Centre & Premier Estates “Where Caring Makes the Difference”

Enjoy the ambiance of small town, Onawa, Iowa! Community interaction and visits from caring volunteers.

Assisted living at beautiful Premier Estates.

Quiet paced with a variety of activities.

Speech, physical and occupational therapy.

24 hour professional care services.

Financial, Insurance and Tax Counseling

Consumer Credit Counseling Service: 705 Douglas St., 2525666 Siouxland Senior Center: 217 Pierce St., 255-1729, tax counseling SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program): Information available from either Mercy Medical Center, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, or The Center Center for Siouxland: 715 Douglas St., 252-1861. Conservatorship service,

provides money management and protective payee services Woodbury County Extension Service: 4301 Sergeant Road, 276-2157


Iowa Department of Human Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Meals on Wheels: Siouxland Aging Services, 2301 Pierce St., 279-6900, deliver noon meals, suggested donation $3.72 per meal Salvation Army: 510 Bluff St., 255-8836 Le Mars SHARE: Betty Dutcher, (712) 548-4229 (Distribution Site: Assembly of God, 410 First St. S.W.) Mid-City SHARE: Center for Siouxland, Johna Platt, 2521861, ext. 21, (Distribution Site: Mary TreglIowa.900 Jennings St.) Sioux City SHARE: Center For Siouxland, Lisa Thomas, 259-7412 (Distribution Site: DAV, 5129 Military Road) South Sioux City SHARE: Sherry Stubbs, 494-6477 (Distribution Site: First Lutheran

Church, 3601 Dakota Ave.) Siouxland Senior Center: 217 Pierce St., 255-4240, congregate meal site Siouxland Tri State Food Bank: 215 Douglas St., 255-9741 South Sioux City Community Action Center: 2120 Dakota Ave., 494-3259 South Sioux City Senior Center: 1501 West 29th St., 4941500, congregate meal site St. Luke’s Heat-n-Eat Meals: 2720 Stone Park Blvd., 2793630, Cindy Hanson Center for Siouxland: Food pantry, 715 Douglas St., 2521861 Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech St., 274-1610

Health Care Information Alzheimer’s Association: 420 Chambers St., 279-5802. Referral and information about Alzheimer’s disease, support groups and respite care Dakota County Health Nurse: 987-2164 Iowa Department of the Blind: 1-800-362-2587

All new 2012 motorcoAch And fly in toUrS Paul and elaine's extended tours

Chicago Milwaukee Flair ............................. June 6-1 Canadian Rockies & Calgary Stampede......July 6-16 Pacific Coastal Journey ............................Aug. 6 - 13 California Gold Coast with Huskers vs UCLA game option..................Sept. 4-15 Autumn in New England...................Sept. 21- Oct. 2 Smoky Mountain Music Majesty and Praise ................................. Oct. 19 - 28 Rose Bowl Parade Motorcoach ...................Dec. 26-Jan5

other allied tours

Yellowstone Glacier & ND Badlands..........................June 22 - July 1 Pacific NW Grandeur ...................... July 12-24 Canyonlands of Great SW............... Sept. 6-16 Mackinac Island & Door Country ..............................Sept. 19 - 27

neW one day escaPes Roaming Around the Rock Mystery Tour ...........June 2 Great American Comedy Festival - Norfolk .....June 14 Home Grown and Handmade - Loess Hills.......July 25

All trips have a Sioux City, LeMars, Orange City and points in route departure! Call today for our 2012 Allied Catalog with all the tours for 2012!

Specializing in long and short term care.

Please call anytime for a tour at

(712) 423-2510

222 N. 15th Street • Onawa, IA 51040

Salvation Army: 510 Bluff St., 255-8836 Social Security Administration: 3555 Southern Hills Drive, 255-5525 South Sioux City Community Center: 2120 Dakota Ave., 4943259 Center for Siouxland: 715 Douglas St., 252-1861, Tax Counseling Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech Ave., 274-1610, energy assistance

1201 Albany Place SE • Orange City, IA 51041

For more information call Paul & Elaine De Jong, travel reps.

Call (712) 737-2116 or e-mail April 2012 | 17

Calendar Nutrition program

 ersons 60 years of age and older and P their spouses may participate in the elderly nutrition program in Siouxland. In Sioux City, meals are served Tuesday-Friday at Riverside Lutheran Church, 1817 Riverside Blvd.; on Monday at Riverside Gardens’ Community Room, 715 Bruner Ave., Fairmount Park, 210 S. Fairmount St., and Centennial Manor, 441 W. Third St. A suggested contribution is $2.75 or what each person can afford without causing a financial hardship. Reservations are required a day in advance by calling the Sergeant Bluff site, 943-5356, or the Siouxland Aging Services nutrition office at 279-6900, ext. 15. For more information about other available meal sites, call Siouxland Aging Services at 2796900.


May 4: Annual Chicken Dinner, Third Presbyterian Church, 2925 Chicago Ave. Carry-outs are available. 4:30–7 p.m. $8 adults, $3 children 4-12, kids 3 and under free. 712-276-0092. May 5: Artistry in the Kitchen, Dakota Dunes, Dakota Dunes, S.D. Tour a variety of Dakota Dunes kitchens. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Our program is specifically designed to help residents return home!

Siouxland Center, 313 Cook St., is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

18 | Prime |


After Surgery

Siouxland Center for Active Generations

MAY CALENDAR Through May 4: M. F. A. and B. F. A. Thesis Exhibitions, John A. Day Gallery, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D. In the last month of the spring semester, the John A. Day Gallery showcases several thesis exhibitions produced by both Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates. These professional exhibitions are the final component of a fine arts degree at the University of South Dakota. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Alison Erazmus, 605-677-3177, Alison. Erazmus@use. edu. www.usd. edu/ uag Through May 20: Sioux City History Projects, Sioux City Public Museum, 607 Fourth St. The 21st annual exhibit features 128 models and posters made by Sioux City fourth grade students. Closed on Mondays. midnight–11:59 p.m. 712-279-6174. www. May 12 : Sculpt Siouxland Celebration, Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St. Live Auction Give a final farewell to the 2011/20112 SCULPT Siouxland exhibit. And it’s time to take your favorite sculpture home! Proceeds from the event benefit Sculpt Siouxland. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $35. Sculpt Siouxland, 712-279-6272,

494-2788. May 11–May 12: ‘Laugh & Ride for Larry’ Benefit for Anchorman Larry Wentz, Various locations in Sioux City. The “Laugh” portion of the event is Friday, May 11 at Stoney Creek Inn, 300 Third Street in downtown Sioux City. Performance by family-friendly comedian Buzz Sutherland and live and silent auctions. $20 each, or two for $30, and are available at Stoney Creek

Come see how our facility can meet your need for a quality lifestyle.

3501 Dakota Ave. • South Sioux City, NE 402-494-4273 712-279-6272 ext: 200, visitorservices@ May 5: Barstool Open, Buffalo Alice, 1022 Fourth St. Teams of four will compete in a round of miniature golf at participating Historic Fourth Street bars and restaurants. Players must be 21+. Registration and after party at Buffalo Alice. Benefitting the services provided by the Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission and River-Cade. Noon–4:30 p.m. $50 per team. Phil Claeys, 712-277-4226. May 6: Pancake Breakfast fundraiser, South Sioux City Eagles, 801 W. 13th St. South Sioux City. Serving pancakes, eggs, sausage and coffee. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. $5.. 402-

Inn and at Rhonda’s Speak Easy. Cash & check accepted. On May 12, a poker run for motorcycles (or cars) sponsored by Rhonda’s Speak Easy. $20 per bike or car, which includes the driver, plus $5 for any additional passengers. Riders will return to Rhonda’s by 6 p.m. for dinner and live auction, followed by a live band. Proceeds from both events will help Larry Wentz and his wife with the many expenses not covered by insurance. May 13: Komen Race for the Cure, Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Dr. Race day schedule: 6:30 a.m. T-shirt pick up & on-site registration opens; 7 a.m. Expo opens; 8 a.m. Kids for the Cure Race; 8:20 a.m. Welcome

Ceremony & Survivor March; 9 a.m. 5k & 1 Mile run/walk; 10:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony. Race course is through Downtown Sioux City with the start and finish line at the Tyson Events Center. 7 a.m. Classes/lectures May 10: Live Animal Feeding, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Join us every second Thursday of the month to view us feeding the snakes and salamanders. Learn more about these amazing animals and their adaptations. 4:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Jim Henning, 712-2580838, www. May 17: Done in a Day, St. Luke’s Imaging & Breast Screening Center, 2730 Pierce St. Partner with your physician to conveniently schedule your healthcare exams in one day. Services available include female annual exams, screening mammograms, bone density scans and BRCA breast cancer gene screening. Participants receive a free massage and refreshments while at St. Luke’s Imaging and Breast Screening Center. Physician order required. Call 712-294-7688 to learn more. 9 a.m.–10 a.m. Leslie Heying, 279-3481, www. May 18: Spirit of Women Fashion Fridays: Good Health, Good Style, Sioux City Museum, 4th and Nebraska St. . Join St. Luke’s Spirit of Women for lunch and inspiration. Dr. Kathleen LaFavor of Siouxland Women’s Health Care will share the symptoms women can’t afford to ignore when it comes to their health. Then, see what items are ‘must haves’ for your closet this summer and how to keep pieces in style for seasons to come. noon–1 p.m. $7 . Leslie Heying, 279-3481,


Through May 3: Paint Siouxland Pink contest, Throughout Sioux City, The Paint Siouxland Pink contest provides local organizations including businesses, schools, government organizations, and nonprofits the opportunity to show their support for all the women in Siouxland who are in the fight with Breast Cancer. The winner of the contest will receive the Paint Siouxland Pink Award. Entry forms and contest rules are available by email at www. May 1: Family Storytime, Perry Creek Branch, 2912 Hamilton Blvd . Children in preschool through first grade,and their parents or grandparents, are invited to share


PUZZLE ANSWERS stung agent loaded purple They went to the air show in Nebraska to see the GREAT “PLANES”

ing Test

questions@siouxcitylibrary. org. May 3: Thursday Wine Tasting, WineStyles, 5002 Sgt. Rd. Lakeport Commons. Taste three white and three red wines. They are different every week. Open to anyone 21 and over. $8 or $5 per Wine Club Membership. 5 p.m.–7 p.m. 712-276-WINE. May 3: Third Annual Sioux City Jewish Film Festival: “Saviors in the Night”, Congregation Beth Shalom, 815 38th St. Rabbi Hillel Green, of Congregation Beth Shalom, will introduce the German film with Englishlanguage subtitles which tells the story of farmer Heinrich

Achoff, his family and friends, all from the German region of Westphalia. Together they save the lives of the German-Jewish Spiegel family. 7 p.m. www. May 4: Library annual used book sale, former Affordable Furniture, behind Hardee’s at Virginia St & Dace Ave, 925 Dace Ave. The annual Book Lovers’ Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Sioux City Public Library, is going on now through May 5, at the former Affordable Furniture location, behind Hardee’s on Virginia St & Dace Ave in Sioux City, Iowa. Hours:Friday, May 4 from 4-9 pm; Saturday, May 5 from 10 am until sold out 4 p.m.–9 p.m. Sioux City Public Library, 255-2933 x 221, questions@siouxcitylibrary. org. May 5: Library annual used

book sale, former Affordable Furniture location, behind Hardee’s at Virginia St & Dace Ave, 925 Dace Ave. The annual Book Lovers’ Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Sioux City Public Library, ends today, May 5, at the former Affordable Furniture location, behind Hardee’s on Virginia St & Dace Ave in Sioux City, Iowa. Hours:Saturday, May 5 —free day!--from 10 am until sold out 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sioux City Public Library, 255-2933 x 221, questions@ www. May 5: Kids Safety Fair, Long Lines Family Center, 401 Gordon Drive. See live performances, visit interactive health and safety stations and see the safety vehicles on display. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. The

You’ll Like What You Hear

Today’s hearing aids are barely visible, highly effective and easy to afford. Come hear for yourself!


Thu, April 30-May 3 from 4-8 pm (in-store specials begin); Friday, May 4 from 4-9 pm; Saturday, May 5 from 10 am until sold out 4 p.m.–8 p.m. Sioux City Public Library, 255-2933 x 221, questions@ www. May 2: Family Storytime, Sioux City Public Library– Morningside Branch, 4005 Morningside Ave . Children in preschool through first grade, and their parents or grandparents, are invited to share the magic that reading aloud brings to imaginative young minds. 10:30 a.m.–11 a.m. Sioux City Public Library, 712-255-2933 x231,

first 100 kids to visit all the vendor booths will receive a free t-shirt and lunch will be available until 11:30 am (while supplies last). Event is presented by KISS 107. 1 FM in partnership with St. Luke’s Health System and Mercy Medical Center. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Leslie Heying, 279-3481, heyingle@stlukes. org. May 5: Worldwide Free Comic Book Day, ACME Comics & Collectibles, 1622 Pierce St. Come on out and get free comics. Customers will have a chance to take photos and get autographs from “Star Wars” storm troopers along with meeting members of the Rebel Legion. There will also be a Marvel vs Capcom 3 video game tournament and a Judo demonstration. Noon–4 p.m. 712-258-6171. www.


fessionals you c an Pro

the magic that reading aloud brings to imaginative young minds. 11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Sioux City Public Library, 712-255-2933 x231, questions@siouxcitylibrary. org. May 1: Library annual used book sale, former Affordable Furniture, behind Hardee’s at Virginia St and Dace Ave, 925 Dace Ave. The annual Book Lovers’ Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Sioux City Public Library, is going on now through May 5, at the former Affordable Furniture location, behind Hardee’s on Virginia St & Dace Ave in Sioux City, Iowa. Hours:Mon-

Kathy Rizk, M.S., CCC-A

Michael Sloniker, Au.D.

Call today for an appointment to evaluate your hearing!

2916 Hamilton Blvd. • Lower C Suite 103 • Sioux City, IA


April 2012 | 19

20 | Prime |

Siouxland Prime May 2012  

Your guide to living active, rewarding lives