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My search for my great grandfather It was just over 150 years ago when the Civil War began. It started on April 12, 186, at 4:30 a.m. when Confederate troops fired on Ft. Sumter in the harbor at Charleston, South Carolina. For many historians that dark and terrible conflict lasted until General Lee’s surrender on April 9, 1865. In actuality some fighting continued until Confederate Terry Turner General Stand Watie surrendered on June 23, 1865. Most Americans today can trace their family history and find one or more ancestors who fought in that war. I’m no exception. My search for what happened in my family began several years ago. An older cousin gave me some documents belonging to my great grandfather. Those papers stated that Perry enlisted and was discharged in Ohio. The description of Perry on the papers is remarkably close to mine in hair color, eyes and height. That was a little spooky. By using those papers my wife, who is the genealogist in the family was able to piece

together some of what happened to my great grandfather during the Civil War. Knowing his dates of service and his unit she helped me get copies of his military records from the National Archives in Washington D.C. Those records contained his enlistment documents, medical certificate and muster records. The papers show my great grandfather was in Company K of the 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted August 23, 1862 in Portsmouth, Ohio. The Company Muster Rolls showed where and when he reported for duty. Those documents revealed a surprise. I found out he was wounded in battle on July 4, 1864 near Ruffs Mill, Georgia. By doing some more research I discovered his unit and that battle was part of the Atlanta Campaign. The documents don’t indicate the severity of his wounds but I do know he was back on the Muster Roll in November of that year. He was discharged on July 11, 1865 and returned to Ohio. Then around 1869 he moved to Kansas possibly because the Kansas Homestead Act offered up to 160 acres of free land for those willing to work on it. So far I haven’t been able to verify he took advantage of that but it’s a good bet that’s why he


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two cemeteries but they had fallen into disrepair and records for those buried there were scarce and incomplete. I was about to give up when I made one final Internet search. One result came back that Andrews AFB near Washington was looking for help with some community projects. One project was helping clean up and restore the cemeteries at St. Elizabeth. I contacted the person at Andrews who put me in contact with Dr. Joques Prandoni who was heading up the restoration of the cemeteries. Dr. Prandoni found my great grandfather’s headstone and about a month later my wife and I made a trip to Washington. Although the cemetery was not yet open to the public Dr. Prandoni allowed us to visit. When he showed us the grave marker a strange feeling come over me. I’m sure part of it was because I’d finally found him after such a long search but it was more than that. I was finally connecting with my great grandfather. He was someone I’d never met but certainly felt connected to. Although there are still many questions unanswered about my great grandfather I now know with some hard but rewarding research someday I’ll be able to answer them all.


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YANKTON, S.D. – If you enjoy history, then helping out at the Dakota Territorial Museum might light up your life. The museum, located in West Side Park, is owned and operated by the Yankton County Historical Society (YCHS), formed in 1961. The YCHS, through the Dakota Territorial Museum, exists to preserve, protect, interpret and educate the public about the heritage and development of the city and county of Yankton and the surrounding area, explained museum director Crystal Nelson. Housing memorabilia of early Yankton and Dakota

What: Dakota Territorial Museum Where: 610 Summit St., Yankton, S.D. Summer hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; board meets 5 p.m., third Thursday of the month Contributions: Tax deductible; 501(c)3 organization Questions: (605) 665-3898 or email or visit Journal photo by Tim Hynds

about how those survived from crossing the ocean, to crossing the country to Yankton’s pioneer history. arriving in this area, it really “For example we have a speaks to the heritage of 1613 Czechoslovakian Bible those early immigrants.� and a 1630 Norwegian Bible,� In addition to the main Nelson said. “When you think museum building, outbuild-

A one-room schoolhouse is just one of the displays at the Dakota Territorial Museum in Yankton. Territory days, including Native American Sioux (Lakota) Indian and pioneer artifacts, the museum offers visitors a glimpse into

ings include the restored Gunderson Rural School House, the 1860 Hovden Family Log Cabin, the Great Northern Railway Depot and a retired Burlington Northern Caboose. The current museum was built in 1971 and is ready for a new home. The Yankton County Historical Society’s board of directors is in the process of converting the century-old Mead Building into a museum. Located on the campus of the former South Dakota Hospital for the Insane, the building was set to be demolished when the board – in 2008 – decided to study the feasibility of rehabilitating the building for use as a museum and cultural center.

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Ill., his parents, Danish immigrants, moved him to Presho, S.D., when Leonard was nine months old – and he didn’t learn English until he entered the first grade. “We had an old lady staying with us who couldn’t speak English, and I was always staying home on the farm with her,� he said. Of his early school days, Charlotte said, “He just sat there and learned English just by listening.� He learned it well enough to go to college, graduating from Huron College with a bachelor’s degree in 1933 and from the University of South Dakota with his master’s four years later – and one year of law school. He served as head of

the business department of Waldorf College from 1935-1939. And he started a lifelong career in the real estate and insurance business in Sioux City in 1943, eventually retiring from his own business in 1976. During that period, he also taught economics and history at Morningside College during World War II. And, of course, he and his wife raised a family in Sioux City. “My folks were Norwegians,� Charlotte observed. “They were both born here, but their parents had come from Norway.� Added son Paul: “I’m a product of a mixed marriage. He’s Danish and she’s Norwegian.�

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SAN DIEGO – We’re becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it’s not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them. Knee replacement surgeries have doubled over the last decade and more than tripled in the 45-to-64 age group, new research shows. Hips are trending that way, too. And here’s a surprise: It’s not all due to obesity. Ironically, trying to stay fit and avoid extra pounds is taking a toll on a generation that expects bad joints can be swapped out like old tires on a car. “Boomeritis” or “fix-me-itis” is what Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, a suburban Philadelphia surgeon, calls it. “It’s this mindset of ‘fix me at any cost, turn back the clock,’” said DiNubile, an adviser to several pro athletic groups and a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. “The boomers are the first generation trying to stay active in droves on an aging frame” and are less willing to use a cane or put up with pain or stiffness as their grandparents did, he said. A huge industry says they don’t have to. TV ads show people water skiing with new hips. Ads tout “the athletic knee,” ‘’the custom knee,” ‘’the male knee,” ‘’the female knee.” Tennis great Billie Jean King, 67, is promoting the “30-year” Smith & Nephew knees she got last year. “I wanted to make sure whatever they put in me was going to last,” she said. “I’m not trying to win Wimbledon anymore. I’m trying to get my exercise in,” play a little tennis on the clay courts in Central Park, and walk to a movie or a restaurant. “If I’d known what I know now, I would have had it 10 years ago.” Joint replacements have enabled millions of people like King to 10 | Prime |

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Karen Cornwall plays with her dogs Bel, left, and Mac, in front of her home in Havertown Pa. Cornwall, a nurse who played a slew of sports since childhood, had both knees replaced last year when she was 54.

lead better lives, and surgeons are increasingly comfortable offering them to younger people. But here’s the rub: No one really knows how well these implants will perform in the active baby boomers getting them now. Most studies were done in older folks whose expectations were to be able to go watch a grandchild’s soccer game – not play the sport themselves, as one researcher put it. Even the studies presented at a recent orthopedics conference that found knee replacements are lasting 20 years come with the caveat that this is in older people who were not stressing their new joints by running marathons, skiing or playing tennis. Besides the usual risks of surgery – infection, blood clots, anesthesia problems – replacing joints in younger people increases the odds they’ll need future operations when these wear out, specialists say. “We think very carefully about patients under 50” and talk many of them out of replacing joints,

said Dr. William Robb, orthopedics chief at NorthShore University HealthSystem in suburban Chicago. Not all are willing to wait, though: – Karen Guffey, a 55-year-old retired civilian police worker in San Diego, plans to have a hip replaced in September. “I can’t exercise the way I want to. I have to go slow, which is really aggravating. I want to go full force,� she said. “I’m not worried about how I’m going to feel when I’m 75. I want to feel good now.� – Karen Cornwall, a Havertown, Pa., nurse who played a slew of sports since childhood, had both knees replaced last year when she was 54. “I just felt like I was too young and too active to be in pain all the time,� she explained. – Bill McMullen, a former Marine and construction worker from suburban Philadelphia, had seven knee repair surgeries before finally getting a knee replacement at age 55 a decade ago. He took up weightlifting to spare his knees but damaged a shoulder and had it replaced two years ago. “People ask me if I’m happy and I say, ‘If you have pain, go and get it done,’� he said of joint replacement. “It was the best thing for me. I have no pain.� People are urged to exercise because it’s so important for health, but there are “too many wannabes� who overdo it by trying to imitate elite athletes, said Dr. Norman Schachar, a surgeon and assistant dean at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. “They think if they’ve got a sore knee they’re entitled to having it replaced,� he said. “I think surgeons are overdoing it too, to try to meet that expectation.� Dr. Ronald Hillock, an orthopedic surgeon in a large practice in Las Vegas that does about 4,000 joint replacements a year, sees the demand from patients. “People come in and say ‘this is what I want, this is what I need,’� he said. “They could buy a cane or wear a brace,� but most want a surgical fix. The numbers tell the story. There were 288,471 total hip replacements in 2009, nearly half of them in people under 65, according to the federal

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, an adviser to several pro athletic groups and a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, says “The boomers are the first generation trying to stay active in droves on an aging frame� and are less willing to use a cane or put up with pain or stiffness as their grandparents did. The Associated Press

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which tracks hospitalizations. Knee replacements soared from 264,311 in 1997 to 621,029 in 2009, and more than tripled in the 45-to64-year-old age group. “Five or 10 years ago, a very small number of people under 65 were receiving this surgery. Now we see more and more younger people getting it,� said Elena Losina, co-director of the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She analyzed how much of this rise was due to population growth and obesity, and presented results at an orthopedic meeting in San Diego in February. From 1997 to 2007, the population of 45- to 64-year-olds grew by 36 percent, but knee replacements in this group more than tripled. Obesity rates didn’t rise enough to explain the trend. “At most, 23 percent of the 10-year growth in total knee replacement can be explained by increasing obesity and population size,� Losina said. “This is a very successful operation. The only caveat is, all the successes have been seen in the older population,� who usually put less stress on their new joints than younger folks who want to return to sports. “It’s unclear whether the artificial joint is designed to withstand this higher activity,� she said. If you have a good result from a joint replacement, don’t spoil it by overdoing the activity afterward,

experts warn. Better yet, try to prevent the need for one. “Being active is the closest thing to the fountain of youth,� but most people need to modify their exercise habits because they’re overdoing one sport, not stretching, or doing something else that puts their joints at risk, said DiNubile, the “boomeritis� doctor.

EXPERTS RECOMMEND: Cross training: People tend to find one thing they like and do it a lot, but multiple activities prevent overuse. Build it: Balance your routines to build strength, flexibility, core muscles and cardiovascular health. Lose weight: “Every extra pound you carry registers as five extra pounds on your knees,� DiNubile said. “The good news is, you don’t need to lose a lot of weight� to ease the burden. Spend more time warming up: Break a sweat and get the blood flowing before you go full blast. Rest and recover: Let muscles and joints recover and rest in between workouts. Therapy: If you’ve had a joint replacement, do the physical therapy that’s recommended. “I tell patients, 20 percent of the outcome is the technical stuff I do in the surgery, and 80 percent is them,� said Hillock, the Las Vegas surgeon. “I can do a perfect surgery, but if they don’t do the rehab they’re not going to have a good outcome.�

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Seniors and substance abuse Treatment centers see big spike in older drug, alcohol addicts; aging boomers cited for rise BY MATT SEDENSKY

stance abuse treatment admissions among those 50 and older increased WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – They by 70 percent while the overall go around this room at the Hanley 50-plus population grew by 21 perCenter telling of their struggles with cent. Experts say that’s because alcohol and drugs. They tell of low boomers have historically high rates points and lapses, brushes with death of substance abuse, often develand pain caused to families. And oped three or four decades ago, that silently, through the simple fact that comes to a head later in life. each is in their 60s or beyond, they “The baby boom population has share one more secret: Addiction some experience with substance knows no age. misuse and is more comfortable with “I retired, I started drinking these substances,” said Dr. Westley more,” one man said. “I lost my Clark, director of SAMHSA’s center father, my mother, my dog, and it on substance abuse treatment. gave me a good excuse,” said anothTreatment professionals believe er. the actual number of older people A remarkable shift in the number with substance abuse problems is of older adults reporting substance many times larger than the amount abuse problems is making this scene seeking help. more common. Between 1992 and While the number of older people 2008, treatment admissions for those with substance abuse problems is 50 and older more than doubled in booming, relatively few facilities the U.S. That number will continue offer treatment programs specifito grow, experts say, as the massive cally for their age group. Most pool baby boom generation ages. people of all ages together; many “There is a level of societal denial divide by gender. Those that do around the issue,” said Peter Provet, offer age-specific programs say the head of Odyssey House in New it helps participants relate to one York, another center offering speanother and keeps them focused on cialized substance abuse treatment themselves, rather than mentoring programs for seniors. “No one wants younger addicts. to look at their grandparent, no one Provet said some have questioned wants to think about their grandpar- whether it’s worthwhile to target ent or their elderly parent, and see efforts at seniors, who generally that person as an addict.” have fewer years left to benefit from All told, 231,200 people aged 50 treatment than younger people. He and over sought treatment for dismisses that reasoning, comparing substance abuse in 2008, up from it to arguing that a cancer patient 102,700 in 1992, according to the should be turned away from chemofederal Substance Abuse and Mental therapy or radiation treatments simHealth Services Administration. ply because they’re 65. Older adults accounted for about one Besides, older participants at of every eight seeking help for subOdyssey House have the highest stance abuse in 2008, meaning their completion rate – 85 percent during share of treatment admissions has the last fiscal year. doubled over the 16-year period as “It’s almost as if they say, ‘This other age groups’ proportions shrunk now is my last shot. Let me see if slightly. I can get my life right finally,’” he The growth outpaces overall popu- said. lation gains among older demographAmong those taking that approach ics. Between 2000 and 2008, subis Henry Dennis, who at 70 has used

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Participants in a support group for older adults at the Hanley Center, an addiction treatment and rehab center in West Palm Beach, Fla. are shown. A remarkable shift in the number of older adults reporting substance abuse problems is making this scene more common. Between 1992 and 2008, treatment admissions for those 50 and older more than doubled in the U.S. That number will continue to grow, experts say, as the massive baby boom generation ages.

“I’m going to get it right this time. I don’t want to die, not just yet.” HENRY DENNIS, 70 heroin addict

Gifford Dean, 83, his head wrapped in gauze from a recent surgery, leads participants in a support group for older adults at the Hanley Center, an addiction treatment and rehab center. Others from left, Judy Vitrano, Don Walsh and David Beuttenmuller, far right.

heroin for the past 50 years. He came to Odyssey before, relapsed and was arrested for drug possession. Dennis says he’s seen at least a dozen friends die of drug use, but it wasn’t enough to make him stop. Now in his eighth month of treatment, he says he finally has the resolve to quit. “I’m going to get it right this time,” said Dennis, who has worked a variety of odd jobs. “I don’t want to die, not just yet.” Dennis’ treatment is paid for by the state of New York. Many pay out of pocket. Medicare offers some coverage for outpatient treatment but generally doesn’t cover inpatient programs. Experts have observed a rise in illicit drug use, while treatment for alcohol has dropped even though it remains the chief addiction among older adults. The 2008 statistics show 59.9 percent of those 50 and older seeking treatment cited alcohol as their primary substance, down from 84.6 percent in 1992. Heroin came in second, accounting for 16 percent of

admissions in that age group, more than double its share in the earlier survey. Cocaine was third, at 11.4 percent, more than four times its 1992 rate. Surveys show the vast majority of older drug addicts and alcoholics reported first using their substance of choice many years earlier, like Dennis. That lifelong use can lead to liver damage, memory loss, hepatitis and a host of other medical issues. A minority of people find comfort in drugs and alcohol far later, fueled by drastic life changes, loneliness or legitimate physical pain. Don Walsh, a participant at Hanley’s support group, falls into the latter category. He is among 19 men and women who gather on this day in the room with pale blue walls and the calming whir of a fish tank. One comes in a wheelchair, another with a walker; one dozes off during the session. Walsh, a 77-year-old lawyer, says he didn’t develop a problem with alcohol until he retired a year ago. His relentless schedule of 12- to 14-hour

Participants in a support group for older adults at the Hanley Center, an addiction treatment and rehab center in West Palm Beach, Fla., say a prayer.

days disappeared into a series of After six weeks of treatment, leisurely lunches and dinners where Walsh says he no longer craves alcothe wine flowed freely. One day, he hol. blacked out in his garage. Had it hap“I have a new lease on life,” he pened while he was driving home, he said. thought, he might have killed himself and others. June 2011 | 13

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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.

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The Milwaukee Railroad Shops were originally built to function as workplaces for railroad workers to repair and maintain the Milwaukee Road’s eet 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, pipeďŹ tters, steam ďŹ tters, and many other trades.

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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 signiďŹ cance. The Milwaukee Railroad Shops are designated a historic district eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and are recognized as an ofďŹ cial project of the Save America Treasures Program. The railroad shops are home to Sioux City’s iconic steam locomotive, Great Northern Railway No. 1355.

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Adult Day Programs Adult Day Program: Alzheimer’s Association, 420 Chambers St. 279-5802. A safe, nurturing group environment for functionally impaired adults who need supervision. Available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mercy Medical Center, 2795700. Social support program using volunteers who provide companionship for elderly experiencing depression Siouxland Mental Health: 625 Court St., 252-3871 Vet Center: 1551 Indian Hills Drive, No. 204, 255-3808

Employment and Volunteer Service

Commission of Veterans Affairs: 702 Courthouse, 2796606 Iowa Department of Human Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Salvation Army: 510 Bluff St., 255-8836 Social Security Administration: 3555 Southern Hills Drive, 255-5525 South Sioux City Community Center: 2120 Dakota Ave., 494-3259 Center for Siouxland: 715 Douglas St., 252-1861, Tax Counseling Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech Ave., 274-1610, energy assistance

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program): Center for Siouxland, Johnalyn Platt, 252-1861, ext. 21 Senior Community Service Employment Program: 2700 Leech Ave., Cindy Thomas, 274-1610 Counseling Experienced Works: Catholic Charities: 1601 Financial, Insurance Siouxland Workforce Military Road, 252-4547 Development Center, 2508 Heartland Counseling and Tax Counseling Service: 917 West 21st., South Fourth St., assistant; Faye Consumer Credit Kinnaman, 233-9030 ext. 1020 Counseling Service: 705 Sioux City, 494-3337 Senior Companion Program: Douglas St., 252-5666 Lutheran Social Service: 4240 Hickory LaNeb.276-1073 4200 War Eagle Drive, 712Siouxland Senior Center: 577-7848 or 712-577-7858 Mercy Behavioral Care 217 Pierce St., 255-1729, tax Center: 4301 Sergeant Road, counseling 274-4200 SHIIP (Senior Health Financial Assistance Prime Time Connections: Insurance Information

252-1861, 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 Food Siouxland Tri State Food Iowa Department of Human Bank: 215 Douglas St., 255Services: 822 Douglas St., 9741 255-0833 South Sioux City Community Meals on Wheels: Siouxland Action Center: 2120 Dakota Aging Services, 2301 Pierce Ave., 494-3259 St., 279-6900, deliver noon South Sioux City Senior meals, suggested donation Center: 1501 West 29th St., $3.72 per meal 494-1500, congregate meal Salvation Army: 510 Bluff site St., 255-8836 St. Luke’s Heat-n-Eat Le Mars SHARE: Betty Meals: 2720 Stone Park Blvd., Dutcher, (712) 548-4229 (Distribution Site: Assembly of 279-3630, Cindy Hanson Center for Siouxland: Food God, 410 First St. S.W.) pantry, 715 Douglas St., 252Mid-City SHARE: Center 1861 for Siouxland, Johna Platt,

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

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Sioux City Better Business Bureau: 1-800-222-1600 City Hall: 405 Sixth St., 279-6109 Department of Human Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Elder Abuse Awareness: 1-800-362-2178 Emergency: 911 Fire Department: 279-6314 Police Department: 2796960 (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.,

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River Heights: 2201 and three respite apartments Gibson St., 276-4930. This is Northern Hills Retirement subsidized housing that is not Community: 4000 Teton handicapped accessible. Trace, 239-9400. Studio, oneSiouxland Aging Services bedroom and two-bedroom Health Care Inc: 2301 Pierce St., 279-6900. apartments. Information This is subsidized housing, rent Northern Hills Assisted Alzheimer’s Association: Living: 4002 Teton Trace, 239- based on income. Evergreen 420 Chambers St., 279-5802. Terrace, 2430 West St., 9402. Studio, one-bedroom Referral and information about and two-bedroom apartments. 258-0508; Riverside Gardens, Alzheimer’s disease, support 715 Brunner Ave., 277-2083; Oakleaf Property Housing groups and respite care Fairmount Park Apartments, Management: 1309 Nebraska Sioux City Dakota County Health 210 Fairmount St. St., 255-3665, contact Bickford Cottage Assisted Nurse: 987-2164 Sunrise Retirement Living: 4042 Indian Hills Drive, leasing department. Martin Iowa Department of the Community: 5501 Gordon Towers, 410 Pierce St.; Shire 239-2065, Troy Anderson. Blind: 1-800-362-2587 Drive, 276-3821. 64 one and director. 36 apartments, family Apartments, 4236 Hickory Lifeline: Personal two bedroom ground level LaNeb.Centennial Manor, 441 owned and operated. We take emergency response system: W. Third St. This is subsidized homes with attached garage, pets. St. Luke’s, 279-3375, Jenny some with den and sunroom. housing, rent is based on Bickford Cottage Memory Herrick; Mercy Medical Center, War Eagle Village income. Care: 4022 Indian Hills Drive, 279-2036, Karen Johnson Apartments: 2800 W. Fourth Prime Assisted Living: 725 239-6851, Joy Beaver, director. Marian Health Center: Pearl St., 226-6300. Affordable, St., 258-0801, subsidized 36 apartments, three levels of Community Education, 279housing based on income spacious 1 bedroom assisted care depending on need. 2989 Community Action Agency living apartments for persons Countryside Retirement Siouxland Community of Siouxland: 2700 Leech 65 and older. Income Apartments: Lilac Health Center: 1021 Nebraska Ave., 274-1610. Carnegie Place guidelines apply. Accept all LaNeb.276-3000 St., 252-2477 Apartments, Sixth and Jackson sources of payment including Floyd House: 403 C Street, Siouxland District Health: sts. Title 19 and private pay. Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, 7121014 Nebraska St., 279-6119 943-7025, Affordable, multiple or 1-800-587-3005 levels of care, studio, oneSt. Luke’s Health PUZZLE ANSWERS bedroom, respite Professionals: 279-3333 Holy Spirit Retirement Apartments: 1701 West 25th Home Maintenance Home Health Care St., 252-2726 Siouxland Aging Services: Boys and Girls Home and Lessenich Place 2301 Pierce St., 279Family Services: 2101 Court Apartments: 301 Fifth St. 6900, CHORE service, yard St., 293-4700 MERCY Contact Connie Whitney or Pat maintenance, heavy cleaning Care Initiatives Hospice: Trosin at (712) 262-5965 (Riley Fields) OBESE 4301 Sgt. Road, Suite 110, Maple Heights: 5300 Stone SOS of Siouxland Inc.: Sioux City, Iowa, 712-239JAGUAR Ave., 276-3821, contact Center for Siouxland, 715 1226 Jennifer Turner. This is Douglas St., 252-1861. NonKITTEN Geri-Care: Transit Plaza, subsidized low-income housing profit organization which uses 276-9860 with rent based on income Home Instead Senior Care: volunteers to provide repair When the captain didn’t get his NorthPark Senior Living services. Serves veterans, 220 S. Fairmont, 258-4267, Community: 2562 Pierce St., senior citizens (especially promotion, it was a – non-medical home health Hospice of Siouxland: 4300 women) and handicap persons. 255-1200. 48 independent MAJOR SETBACK living apartments, 57 Services based upon need. Hamilton Blvd., 233-4144, supervised living apartments nursing care, home health aide/ Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech St., 274-1610

homemaker, social services Mercy Home Care: 801 Fifth St., Suite 320, 233-5100, 1-800-897-3840, home health aides/homemaker services, therapy services REM Health of Iowa Inc.: 2212 Pierce St., Suite 200, 233-5494, skilled nursing care, home health aides, homemaker services, waivers Siouxland District Public Health Nursing: 1014 Nebraska St., 279-6119, skilled nursing care in home, home health aide, homemaker services St. Luke’s Home Care: 2905 Hamilton Blvd., 279-3279. In-home nursing, therapy, home medical equipment and supplies, lifeline program. Tri-State Nursing Services: 621 16th St., 277-4442, skilled nursing care, Home Health aide services, services ordered by a doctor Synergy Home Care: Kim Kreber, 600 Stevens Port Drive, Suite 102, Dakota Dunes, S.D., (605) 242-6056.

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‘Beekeeper’s Lament’ is fascinating read BY MICHELLE WIENER The Associated Press

No doubt you’ve read at least one article about the global honey bee crisis; namely, that vast numbers of bees are dying or mysteriously disappearing. It’s the stuff of science fiction, but the reality is assuredly more disturbing. Hannah Nordhaus gets to the heart of the myriad possibilities of what’s threatening our bees, and why we should all be concerned. The subtitle says it all: “How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America.” Nordhaus centers her account on John Miller, a migratory beekeeper who hauls truckloads of bees from crop to crop to help farmers who don’t have natural pollinators. Honey bees are crucial to American agriculture, pollinating crops of 90 different fruits and vegetables. We would lose our almond crops almost entirely without bees, for example. Nordhaus meticulously details this process, demonstrating how modern apiculture affects everyone from keeper to bee to farmer to consumer. She carefully explains all the dangers that honey bees face in a given season: While bees are remarkably hardy – they have the ability to protect,

“The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America,” by Hannah Nordhaus. adapt and repopulate – they are also extremely fragile. One varroa mite has the capacity to take down an entire colony almost instantly. Nordhaus also calls into question, if not outright debunks, a few conspiracy theories about the bee crisis. But the crisis is just part of the story – bees die all the time, and beekeepers must steel themselves for massive losses, season after season. And while pollination is a natural process, mass-pollination is a business, one that poses an additional threat to the livelihoods of both bee and keeper. Nordhaus provides an almost overwhelming amount of information in a relatively short amount of space, but it’s a fascinating read. June 2011 | 17


Wright Brothers National Memorial BY TERRY TURNER Prime writer

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. – It was a cold and blustery day December 17, 1903 on the wind swept sands near Kitty Hawk, NC when two brothers, Orville and Wilber Wright went down in history as the first to accomplish powered flight. Orville sent the following telegram to his father at about 5:30 that afternoon telling about the flight. “Bishop M. Wright: Success four flights Thursday morning all against a twentyone mile wind started from level with engine power alone average

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The Wright Brothers National Memorial is located on Highway 158 near Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and is open seven days a week, year round. The visitor center and Centennial Pavilion are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during summer months and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily September through May (closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25).

This life size bronze statue by Stephen H. Smith depicts the first successful flight by the Wright Brothers in 1903. The Wright Brothers Monument is in the background. speed through the air thirty one miles longest 57 seconds. Inform

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Inside the Centennial Pavilion at the Wright Brothers National Memorial are artifacts and displays relating to the first powered flight. “In commemoration of the conquest of the air by the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright conceived by genius achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith.” The visitor’s center at the park has displays and artifacts including many of the tools used by Orville and Wilbur in their quest for powered flight. One display is a replica of the wind tunnel they used to gain valuable information about wing design. A fan at one end of the wind tunnel was powered by a one-cylinder gasoline engine. This was because there was no electricity in their shop. Light was provided by gas lamps. Although the brothers were very serious about their work they still had a sense of humor about it all. Wilbur wrote later, “In fact, we sometimes referred to one of the two open ends of the wind tunnel as the ‘goesinta’ and the other end as the ‘goesouta’.” Full size replicas of the kites and gliders built and used by the Wright Brothers for their experiments along with the 1903 Wright

Flyer are all on display in the visitor’s center. At different times during the day visitors are invited to listen to one of the knowledgeable park rangers tell about the development of the flying machine. The Centennial Pavilion near the visitor’s center was added in 2003 to provide more room for more displays and as a place for speakers and other activities for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight. Also on the grounds of the park is a full size bronze sculpture by Stephen H. Smith depicting the first flight. The sculpture features not only Orville and Wilbur and the Wright Flyer but the surfmen from the nearby lifesaving station who assisted in the flight. One of those surfmen John T. Daniels used the Wright Brothers camera to take the iconic photo. Orville set up the 5 by 7 inch glass plate camera and told Daniels to squeeze the bulb to release the shutter, “...if something interesting happened.” June 2011 | 19


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Calendar Nutrition program Persons 60 years of age and older and 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.

Siouxland Center For Active Generations Siouxland Center, 313 Cook St., is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. JUNE CALENDAR: June 1: Chorus, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting class, duplicate bridge lessons, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk (tape), 10 a.m.; talk show, “New laws on asset protection,� 10:30 a.m.; drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; euchre, 500, 1 p.m.; one mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m.; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. June 2: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; walking off pounds, beg. 1 line dance, 9 a.m.; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m.; advanced line dance, advanced German, 11 a.m.; woodcarving, inter. line dance, bridge group, cribbage, shanghai, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. June 3: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; fitness with Sandy, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, 10 a.m.; bridge group, noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance Sharon and Friends, 1 p.m. June 6: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; experienced tap class, 9 a.m.; Wii practice, guitar practice, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap class, 9:45 a.m.; tap dance workshop, 10:30 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; movie “Temple Grandin,� ballroom dance lessons, Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; Fitness with Kelly, 2 p.m. June 7: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; advanced Spanish, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; genealogy, painting class, 9:30 a.m.; beg. /

pong, 2 p.m. June 17: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; fitness with Sandy, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, 10 a.m.; bridge group, noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Terry and the Remnants, 1 p.m. June 20: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; experienced tap class, 9 a.m.; Wii practice, guitar practice, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap class, 9:45 a.m.; tap dance workshop, 10:30 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; movie, ballroom dance lessons, Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; Fitness with Kelly, 2 p.m. June 21: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; advanced Spanish, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; genealogy, painting class, 9:30 a.m.; beg. / interm. Spanish, creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m.; tap practice, noon; painting class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m.; zumba gold, ping pong, 2 p.m. June 22: Chorus, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting class, duplicate bridge lessons, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk (tape) 10 a.m.; talk show, “Siouxland Habitat for Humanity,� 10:30 a.m.; drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; euchre, 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m.; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. June 23: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; walking off pounds, beg. 1 line dance, 9 a.m.; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m.; advanced line dance, advanced German, 11 s3PACIOUS3UITES a.m.; woodcarving, inter. line dance, bridge s%MERGENCY#ALL3YSTEM group, cribbage, shanghai, 1 p.m.; ping s#OMPLETE$INING3ERVICE pong, 2 p.m. s(OUSEKEEPING,AUNDRY3ERVICE June 24: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; s6AN4RANSPORTATIONTO3HOPPING!PPOINTMENTS fitness, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood s"EAUTY3HOPs%XERCISE#LASSES pressures, 10 a.m.; bridge group, noon; s#OMPLETE!CTIVITIES0ROGRAMING bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Art & Gwen, 1 p.m. Come see how our facility can meet your need for a quality lifestyle. June 27: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 p.m.; experienced tap class, 9 a.m.; Wii practice, $AKOTA!VEs3OUTH3IOUX#ITY .%s   guitar practice, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap Club, beginning German, 10 a.m.; advanced 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk class, 9:45 a.m.; story time, 10 a.m.; tap dance workshop, 10:30 a.m.; duplicate (tape), 10 a.m.; talk show, “Mid America line dance, advanced German, 11 a.m. bridge, 11:30 a.m.; movie “True Grit,� Aviation & Transportation,� 10:30 a.m.; (Closing at 1 p.m. for the Martinis, Bikinis ballroom dance lessons, Parkinson’s and Lamborghini’s fundraiser at the Argosy drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; meeting, Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, euchre, 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm Casino). 1 p.m.; Super Strong Seniors with Kelly, 2 up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m.; June 10: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; p.m. fitness with Sandy, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. June 28: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; June 16: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; walking blood pressures, 10 a.m.; bridge group, advanced Spanish, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; off pounds, beg. 1 line dance, 9 a.m.; noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with genealogy, painting class, 9:30 a.m.; beg. / beg 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior yoga, Burt Heithold Band, 1 p.m. interm. Spanish, creative writing, walking Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m.; June 13: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; experienced tap class, 9 a.m.; Wii practice, advanced line dance, advanced German, 11 off pounds, 10 a.m.; crafts, 10:30 a.m.; tap a.m.; inter. line dance, woodcarving, bridge practice, noon; painting class, pitch, tap guitar practice, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 1 p.m.; zumba gold, ping pong, 2 class, 9:45 a.m.; tap dance workshop, 10:30 group, cribbage, shanghai, 1 p.m.; ping interm. Spanish, creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m.; tap practice, noon; painting class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m.; zumba gold, ping pong, 2 p.m. June 8: Chorus, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting class, duplicate bridge lessons, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk (tape), 10 a.m.; drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; euchre, 500, 1 p.m.; one mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m.; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. June 9: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; walking off pounds, beg. 1 line dance, 9 a.m.; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior yoga, Men’s

a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; birthday party, ballroom dance lessons, Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; Super Strong Senior with Kelly, 2:30 p.m. June 14: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; advanced Spanish, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; genealogy, painting class, 9:30 a.m.; beg. / interm. Spanish, creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m.; crafts, 10:30 a.m.; tap practice, noon; painting class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m.; ping pong, zumba gold, 2 p.m. June 15: Chorus, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting class, duplicate bridge lessons,



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p.m. June 29: Chorus, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting class, duplicate bridge lessons, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk (tape) 10 a.m.; talk show, “Bugs of summer,� 10:30 a.m.; drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; euchre, 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m.; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. June 30: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; walking off pounds, beg. 1 line dance, 9 a.m.; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m.; advanced line dance, advanced German, 11 a.m.; woodcarving, inter. line dance, bridge group, cribbage, shanghai, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m.

Bend Park, Salix, Iowa. Meet by the open shelter for this hands-on family program about animals. 712-2580838,

p.m. June 8, Pearson Lakes Art Center, 2201 Hwy. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. info@, (712) 332-7013, lakesart. org/tickets. php Friday’s on the Promenade, Fridays Community through Aug. 19, Fourth St., Historic Sioux City Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 4th and Virginia. June 10-Union p.m. Wednesday and Saturday through Specific; June 24-Paul Cebar and June 29, Tyson Events Center parking Tommorrow Sound. $2. 6 p.m. -8 p.m. lot, Corner of Triview Ave. and Pearl Municipal Band Concerts, 7:30 St. Musical artists Saturday mornings. p.m. Sundays, Grandview Park, 24th & Grandview. Enjoy a free musical Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center concert at the Grandview bandshell. Campfire Program, 7 p.m. June 10, John Prine, 8 p.m. June 15, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Orpheum Theatre, 528 Pierce St. With Sioux River Rd. Join the summer special guest Iris DeMent. (800) 745interns for a fun evening around the 3000 and campfire complete with S'mores. PreSheryl Crow, 7:30 p.m. June register. Free. 712-258-0838 29, Orpheum Theatre, 528 Pierce Summer movies in the Park, 9 p.m. St., (800) 745-3000 and www. through Aug. 6, Grandview Park, 24th & Grandview. Bring your own blanket, Arts & Theatre chairs, snacks and enjoy the movie on Shows & Festivals The Briar Cliff Review Exhibition, a giant movie screen. June 11-How through July 3, Sioux City Art Center, 45th Annual Cherokee Chamber to Train Your Dragon; June 18-Karate PRCA Rodeo, 7:30 p.m. June 2-4, 225 Nebraska St. Artworks by Kid; June 25-Despicable Me. artists featured in the 2011 edition Cherokee County Fairgrounds, 200 Graffiti Night, 4-10 p.m. June 18, of The Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff Linden St., Cherokee, Iowa. www. Michael’s Drive-In, Hwy. 175 W. University’s award-winning journal. Onawa, Iowa. Food, vendors, classic ‘You Should Know Better’ art Tri-State Drive-In Cruisers, June 8, exhibit, through July 1, Sioux City Art and custom vehicles and more. 712A&W Drive In, 4 Corners, 517 N. Main, 423-2411 Center, 225 Nebraska St. Selection of Moville. 712-540-3464. works from the Art Center’s Permanent GreekFest, June 10-11, Holy Trinity Fundraisers/Benefits Collection that show various activities, Greek Orthodox Church, 900 6th American Heart Association enticements and ideas that have, St. Greek foods, wines, bake sale, 2011 Siouxland Heart Walk, rightly or wrongly, been judged traditional music and dancing. 712June 4, Anderson Pavilion, River harshly. 712-279-6272. 255-5559, www.holytrinity.ia.goarch. Front, Sioux City. 712-271-5925, org Classes & Lectures Le Mars Iowa Ice Cream Days, Loess Hills Prairie Seminar, June American Cancer Society Relay June 15-18, various locations in Le 3-5, West Monona High School, for Life of Siouxland, June 24-25, Mars, Iowa. 712-546-8821, www. 1314 15th St, Onawa Iowa. Held at Heelan’s Memorial Field, 1600 Block the Loess Hills Wildlife Management of Hamilton. Survivors and supporters Tri-State Drive-In Cruisers, June 15, Area near Onawa and at West Monona can organize teams. The traditional Bob’s Drive-In, Le Mars, Iowa. 712High School in Onawa. For families, Luminaria Bag ceremony will be 540-3464, educators, and students of all ages to held at 9:45 p.m. 712-293-1658, Awesome Biker Nights, June 16-18, foster recognition, appreciation and the Awesome Biker Nights, 4th & Virginia, educational use of natural wonders in Music Sioux City. www.awesomebikernights. our communities. Lakeport Commons Summer com Kidney Health Options, 1-3 p.m. Concert Series, Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Tri-State Drive-In Cruisers, June 22, June 8, Fresenius Medical Care through Sept. 8, Lakeport Commons, Downtown Kingsley, Iowa. 712-540Siouxland, 2530 Glenn Ave. Free class 5001 Sgt. Rd. Happening every 3464, on treatment options for those with Thursday night. Weather permitting RiseFest 2011, June 25, poor kidney function. To register call concerts are subject to change without Northwestern College, 101 7th St. Siouxland Dialysis at (712) 266-1246. notice. June 2-Mikeal Hoover; June SW, Orange City, Iowa. A fun family Iowa Wildlife, Southwood 9-Paul Bilsten and Joe Piper; June Christian event. 712-324-9763, Conservation Area, 7 p.m. July 16-Mat. D. Americana; June 23-Travis Tri-State Drive-In Cruisers, June 29, 1, Smithland, Iowa. Meet by the Barnes and Mitch Martin; June Akron, Iowa. 712-540-3464, playground for this hands-on family 30-Rebekka Sands and Jerry Kessler. Mardi Gras Festivale, 6 p.m. June program about animals. 30, Orpheum Theatre, 520 Pierce St. 0838, The Glen Miller Orchestra, 7:30 712-279-4850, Iowa Wildlife, 7 p.m. July 1, Snyder

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