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Fifty Years Ago: Iowa Public Service Co. announces $45 million Plant

General news: The Sioux City Medical Society heard a paper by Dr. William Jepson on the subject, “What’s Wrong with our Women Nowadays?” …Fourteen cars got into a jam at the Pierce Street switch at a street railway, creating a blockade that delayed ... More Info...

Sioux City, IA 60 Second Forecast

Sioux City, IA 40 second local forecast from The Weather Channel. Current conditions, 5 day outlook, with highs, lows, and chance of rain Viral Clips Daily 0:53 More Info...

Des Moines, Minnesota's minor league city, takes major steps to grow sports scen

Lalonde coached Green Bay in the amateur-level United States Hockey League and made the rounds through Iowa, which has five USHL teams — Sioux City, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Des Moines. “I secretly knew Des Moines was a pretty nice city ... More Info...

Koepke, Sioux City extend Flying Aces' woes

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Cole Koepke's big night Saturday kept the Central Illinois Flying Aces in a funk. Koepke notched a hat trick as the Sioux City Musketeers rode a three-goal first period to a 5-2 victory over the Aces at the Tyson Events Center. More Info...

Snowy owls spotted in higher numbers in Iowa this year

SIOUX CITY, Ia. — Wildlife officials note there have been several sightings of snowy owls across Iowa in recent weeks. Sioux City television station KTIV reports that an estimated 50 and 75 snowy owls are in Iowa — considerably higher than an average ... More Info...

Outsourcing is getting out of hand at the Iowa Statehouse

South Dakota’s 4.5 percent sales tax is lower than Iowa’s but with far fewer exemptions. Groceries, for instance, are taxed, explaining why there’s a busy Fareway in Sioux City, just across the border. Paychecks for South Dakota public school ... More Info...

Iowa man pleads guilty, agrees to prison in fatal crash

CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) -- A northwestern Iowa man has agreed to serve a 10-year prison sentence in pleading guilty to causing a fatal crash last year. The Sioux City Journal reports that 23-year-old Casey Herron, of Quimby, Iowa, pleaded guilty Tuesday to ... More Info...

Owners of NW Iowa grain elevator recovering from giant fire

He was in the Iowa Great Lakes area while his wife ... "We don't have a total price loss yet," he told the Sioux City Journal . "But, between the soybeans and the wood house, it was right around $1 million." The company worked quickly the following ... More Info...

JONES PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DEATH OF FORMER SIOUX CITY MAN

A parolee charged with killing a former Sioux City man in an Iowa City bail bond office has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the case. 41-year-old Curtis Jones entered the written plea Thursday. Jones is accused of shooting 34-year-old Jonathan ... More Info...

Iowa Head Baseball Coach Heller Receives Contract Extension Through 2024

SOUTH SIOUX CITY - Northeast Community College in South Sioux City has scheduled a class that will introduce students to a fun way to keep fit. Zumba! (HPER 5115/17F & ... (NEW YORK) -- Since sexual misconduct allegations involving famous men are “coming ... More Info...


Don't Prepay 2018 State Income Taxes (And Paul Makes a Mistake)

Some commentators suggested prepaying 2018 state income tax in 2017 to get an extra deduction. The new Tax Bill indicates you can't do that. I also fess up to a mistake in one of my examples from yesterday's post and explain how much interest a farmer can deduct. More Info...

Cattle Finish Strong

Cattle ended the week in positive territory, can it carry over into this week? More Info...

12 Days of Top Producer Seminar: Live U.S. Farm Report Taping

Top Producer Seminar is the place to gain cutting edge market intelligence. More Info...

We Have a Tax Bill (Maybe)

It appears we have a final Tax Bill. It will be voted on next week and off to President Trump for signature assuming no bumps in the road. We go through some of the pertinent provisions for farmers. More Info...

Farm-to-Table Is a Great Deal for Farmer, If They Can Get It

For an artisanal bread company, the farmer-producer relationship takes more than just separating the wheat from the chaff. More Info...

Grain Market Weekend Wrap Up 12.16.17

Grains were softer this week, what does that mean for next weeks trade? More Info...

Do You Really Want What You Say You Want?

Bare-bones farm equipment might be TOO bare-bones. More Info...

Gulke: Grain Under Pressure with Better Conditions in SA

With South America getting much needed moisture and the market currently looking at more grain supply than demand, pressure continues to weigh on the grains market and soy complex, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group.  More Info...

Rare IHC 7588 Tractor Sold for $151K Today on Iowa Auction

IHC 7588 4WD tractor, No. 1 of only couple made, sold for whopping $151,000 today on Moravia, IA farm auction by Sullivan Auctioneers. The buyer from North Dakota also bought the 1st Serial Number IHC 7788 and 7388 tractors sold on a Manitoba auction in August 2017 More Info...

Valent U.S.A. LLC has launched Aveo EZ Nematicide as a biological seed

Valent U.S.A. LLC has launched Aveo EZ Nematicide as a biological seed treatment to fight Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN), Reniform nematode and others.  ​ More Info...

The Fertilizer Institute named five farmer and fertilizer retailers pa

The Fertilizer Institute named five farmer and fertilizer retailers pairs who are implementing innovative and sustainable 4R fertilizer management practices. More Info...

Challenges – known and unknown – will continue in the pork industry, a

Challenges – known and unknown – will continue in the pork industry, and producers need to be prepared. The 2018 Swine Profitability Conference has a lineup of speakers who can help. More Info...

Soygreen Granular is a new formulation joins the West Central Soygreen

Soygreen Granular is a new formulation joins the West Central Soygreen iron-chelated fertilizer line. More Info...

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Farmhouse for free, but buyer must move it off owners' land More Info...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced his agency will withdraw

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced his agency will withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices, as it superceeded the agency's authority.​ More Info...

It Gets Dark Early

Winter begins on December 21, the shortest daylight and longest night period of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer is just beginning, south of the Equator, but things have seemed a bit gloomy for the past several weeks even though we weren’t at that peak darkness! More Info...

Tulane launched the grand challenge in 2014 as an international compet

Tulane launched the grand challenge in 2014 as an international competition to identify and nurture the most innovative and adaptable technologies to fight hypoxia. More Info...

Three people have been arrested following the latest animal abuse vide

Three people have been arrested following the latest animal abuse video release in Florida. More Info...

Iowa State land survey shows Iowa farmland values improving.

Iowa State land survey shows Iowa farmland values improving. More Info...

New report questions whether cage-free commitments by food companies c

New report questions whether cage-free commitments by food companies can be met. More Info...

Jouzge bars are dairy based and intended to be a healthy snack with a

Jouzge bars are dairy based and intended to be a healthy snack with a powerful message. More Info...

Digital Book Appeals To Young People Planning Their Careers

More than 20,000 agriculture jobs go unfilled each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Many of those are opportunities in fields that offer job seekers a good standard of living and long-term professional growth—from engineering and education to marketing and technology. [...] More Info...

Pete's Pick of the Week: 1982 John Deere 4440

This tractor sold at a Minnesota farm auction. More Info...

12 Days of Top Producer Seminar: Practical Succession Planning

While the Christmas dinner table isn’t the place to discuss succession planning, Top Producer Seminar is! More Info...

South American Weather Concerns Ease For Now

Traders quickly digested USDA's December report data and returned their focus to ample global supplies. More Info...

Cottonseed Glut Cuts Into Both Gin and Grower Budget

The cotton industry is watching budget negotiations in Congress closely. Both the House and the Senate appropriations bills included cotton changes in its proposed bills; however, the text didn’t make the cut in the short-term bill. Now, producers hope cotton-friendly policies get includ [...] More Info...

Luke Skywalker maybe the last Jedi and he could also be the last farme

Luke Skywalker maybe the last Jedi and he could also be the last farmer in a galaxy far, far away.... More Info...

Florida Grapefruit Production May Reach 99-Year Low on Storms

Florida Grapefruit Production May Reach 99-Year Low on Storms More Info...

AgCareers.com has released a Careers in Agriculture Digital E-book, to

AgCareers.com has released a Careers in Agriculture Digital E-book, to show students the many careers available in this vibrant business of agriculture.​ More Info...

Bitcoin Points Way to `Massive Change' for Commodity Trading

Bitcoin Points Way to `Massive Change' for Commodity Trading (2) More Info...

Calculating the amount of hay that is needed on both a short term and

Calculating the amount of hay that is needed on both a short term and over the course of an entire winter are mathematical exercises that are required on any cow calf enterprise.  More Info...

Time to buy beans?

Soybeans found technical support, can it hold into the weekend? More Info...

Enhanced monitoring tool from the University of California, Irvine, ad

Enhanced monitoring tool from the University of California, Irvine, adds groundwater storage to assessment factors, and will help climate experts monitor drought across the globe. More Info...

The U.S. Grains Council and other farm organizations strongly support

The U.S. Grains Council and other farm organizations strongly support access to the best available innovations, including seed, crop protection and data technologies. More Info...

Can We See A Short Covering Rally by Yearend?

Grain markets continue their lower volume holiday trade as traders look for a rally into yearend. Rains in Argentina have been pressuring soybeans this week, but lower margins and short covering could provide an opportunity for buyers. More Info...

Federal Water Posse Strikes Again

So you thought the revocation of the Obama administration’s onerous rewrite of the Clean Water Act (WOTUS) preserved your property rights? Think again. More Info...

US--Fatal Shooting-Herbicide Dispute

Man convicted of murder in feud with farmer over herbicide More Info...

Republicans confident tax bill to become law this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. Republicans said on Sunday they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the bill by week's end.

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Toronto homicide police take lead in probe of billionaires' deaths

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto police said on Sunday they had put homicide investigators in charge of the probe into the "suspicious" deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife, Honey, whose bodies were found on Friday.

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Humana in talks to buy Kindred Healthcare with equity firms: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc is in advanced talks to acquire acute care provider Kindred Healthcare Inc in partnership with private equity firms Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and TPG, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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Power outage leads to partial shutdown of Atlanta airport

(Reuters) - Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday as a power outage left passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

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Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, "No. I'm not."

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Bitcoin hits bigger stage as exchange giant CME launches futures

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives exchange operator, began trading bitcoin futures on Sunday, with the contract opening at what is currently its session high and dropping over 6 percent within the first half hour.

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Oracle Corp to buy Australia's Aconex for $1.19 billion

Sydney (Reuters) - Australia's Aconex Ltd said on Monday it had received a A$1.56 billion ($1.2 billion), or A$7.80 in cash-per-share, buyout offer from U.S. software major Oracle Corp , sending the target's share price up 45 percent.

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Explainer: Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists

(Reuters) - Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, a little-used hangover from colonial rule. Sam Zarifi, secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said the law can ensnare working journalists "at any time".

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Trump to say in security speech that China is competitor: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lay out a new U.S. national security strategy on Monday based on his "America First" policy and will, among other items, make clear that China is a competitor, two senior U.S. officials said on Saturday.

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U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries.

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Power outage leads to partial shutdown of Atlanta airport

(Reuters) - Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday as a power outage left passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

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Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, "No. I'm not."

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Diminished winds help California battle historic wildfire

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Calming winds on Sunday helped slow the spread of a California wildfire that already ranks as the third largest in state history, having scorched 269,000 acres (109,000 hectares) along the scenic Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles.

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Congressman will not seek relection amid misconduct probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Ruben Kihuen announced on Saturday that he will not seek re-election, becoming the latest member of Congress to end his legislative career in the face of sexual harassment allegations.

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Turkish banker on trial denies helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank took the witness stand in a New York courtroom on Friday and denied charges that he participated in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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Family sues retailer for sale of gun used in Texas church massacre

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The family of a woman and two children killed when a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church has sued the store that sold the assault rifle used in the deadliest mass murder in the state's history, lawyers said on Friday.

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Trump administration issues new rules on U.S. visa waivers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration put new requirements in place on Friday for the 38 countries participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, including that they use U.S. counterterrorism data to screen travelers, officials said.

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U.S. rights group files for abortion access for two more immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union said it filed in federal court on Friday to stop the administration of President Donald Trump from preventing two more young immigrant women in federal custody from obtaining an abortion.

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Penn State's 'shocking apathy' to drinking blamed in hazing death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse contributed to the death of a student after he consumed 18 drinks in less than an hour and a half during a fraternity initiation, according a report issued on Friday.

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Hamburger chain Wendy's to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hamburger chain Wendy's Co laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply, the latest step by a food company to fight concerns about resistance to the drugs in people.

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St. Thomas Orthodox Church

1100 Jones St (11th),  Sioux City, IA 51105
(712) 258-7166 Feature

First Lutheran Church

3939 Cheyenne Blvd,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 239-3942 Feature

2032 S Cypress St (4th Avenue),  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-2667 Feature

Central Baptist Church

4001 Indian Hills Dr,  Sioux City, IA 51108
(712) 239-1000 Feature

St. Michael's Church

2223 Indian Hills Dr,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 239-2411 Feature

4242 Natalia Way,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-6281 Feature

First Presbyterian Church

608 Nebraska St,  Sioux City, IA 51101
(712) 255-8919 Feature

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

1421 Geneva St (Hamilton),  Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 255-4623 Feature

River Hills Church Assembly of God

1101 5th Ave,  South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-1852 Feature

401 9th St,  Sioux City, IA 51101
(712) 255-7239 Feature

3012 Jackson St,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 277-2949 Feature

Congregation Beth Shalom

815 38th St,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 255-1990 Feature

4310 Old Lakeport Rd,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-4096 Feature

Mayflower Congregational UCC

1407 W 18th St (Rebecca St),  Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 258-8278 Feature

4001 Indian Hills Dr,  Sioux City, IA 51108
(712) 560-7132 Feature

2300 W 19th St,  Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 252-0323 Feature

511 S. Lewis Blvd.,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 226-3667 Feature

St. Luke Evangelical Luthern Church

2039 S Saint Aubin St (At 4th Ave.),  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-3346 Feature

5601 Sunnybrook Dr,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-5814 Feature

Obituaries credit to: KTIV

Bonnie Majerus, Woodbine, Iowa

Bonnie Majerus Bonita Mae (Brookhouser) Majerus was born July 31, 1944, to Leiter and Opal (Roundy) Brookhouser in Woodbine, Iowa. Bonnie was raised in Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School. After graduation Bonnie worked at Foodland in Missouri Valley, Iowa and for Western Electric in Omaha. Bonnie married Merlin Whitmore and the couple had one daughter, Kendra. Merlin passed in 1963. Bonnie married Jim Houston and the couple had one daughter, Theresa. Bonnie married Robert McHugh. Robert passed... More Info...

Frances Perkinson, 87, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Frances was born on May 13, 1930 and passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Frances was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. The family will be present to greet friends for a memorial visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at the Miller Funeral Home downtown location. More Info...

Ethan Nissen, 17, Sac City, Iowa

Ethan was born on September 1, 2000 and passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Ethan was a resident of Sac City, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Sigmund Elle, 87, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sigmund was born on April 23, 1930 and passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Sigmund was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday December 19, 2017 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory, Sioux Falls. More Info...

Robert Boals, 83, Dakota City, Nebraska

Robert was born on September 11, 1934 and passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Robert was a resident of Dakota City, Nebraska at the time of passing. He attended Brushy Bend Country School and graduated from South Sioux City High School in 1953. He served in the U. S. army spending time in Germany. Services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Dakota City with the Rev. Sandra Braash officiating. Burial will be in the Dakota City Cemetery. Visitation with... More Info...

Folwell "Lanny" Godsey, 83, Whiting, Iowa

Folwell "Lanny" Godsey Folwell L. "Lanny" Godsey, 83, of Whiting, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Community Church of Christ, Sloan, with Dr. Emery Killian officiating. Masonic Services led by Attica Lodge AF & AM #502 of Sloan will follow the service. Burial will follow in the Sloan Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 A.M. until service time Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at the church. ... More Info...

JoAnne M. Marsh, 66, Pomeroy, Iowa

JoAnne was born on June 5, 1951 and passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. JoAnne was a resident of Pomeroy, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Marvin Fink, 78, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Marvin was born on July 10, 1939 and passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Marvin was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. There will be a memorial service at 10:00 am Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, West Wall Lake, rural Hartford, SD. Interment will be at 2:30 pm in the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Armour, SD. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00-7:00 pm Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed... More Info...

Ligia Castro Lopez, 35, Sioux City, Iowa

Ligia was born on September 1, 1982 and passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Ligia was a resident of Sioux City, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

JoAnn Ione Farley, 80, Ida Grove, Iowa

JoAnn was born on August 6, 1937 and passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. JoAnn was a resident of Ida Grove, Iowa at the time of passing. Providing Personal & Professional Care JoAnn Ione Farley Born: August 6, 1937 Died: December 15, 2017 Age: 80 JoAnn Ione Farley August 6, 1937 - December 15, 2017 From: Ida Grove, IA Funeral Services for JoAnn I. Farley , age 80, of Ida Grove, Iowa are pending at the Christensen ~ Van Houten of Ida Grove, Iowa. More Info...

Paul L. Larson, 68, Holstein, Iowa

Paul was born on January 19, 1949 and passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Paul was a resident of Holstein, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Harry L. Kraayenbrink, 87, Sioux Center, Iowa

Harry was born on February 20, 1930 and passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Harry was a resident of Sioux Center, Iowa at the time of passing. Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 20th at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, with Reverend Jamie Dykstra officiating. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center, with military honors by Doornink-Brunsting American Legion Post 199 and the VFW Post 6129 of Sioux Center. Visitation will be... More Info...

Joyce Elaine Sparr, 88, Hinton, Iowa

Joyce was born on March 2, 1929 and passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Joyce was a resident of Hinton, Iowa at the time of passing. Joyce attended Perry Center School through 8th grade and graduated with academic honors from Sioux City Central in 1946. Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, December 21, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Reverend Kenny Hsu officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 P.M. with the family present from 6-8 P.M. and a Prayer... More Info...

Dorothy M. Lindley, 87, Onawa, Iowa

Dorothy M. Lindley Dorothy Lindley, 87, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at her residence, with her loving husband by her side. Memorial services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, with Pastor Michael Lewis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa. Dorothy Mae was born on January 26, 1930, in Turin, Iowa, the youngest of twelve children, to Fred and Faye (Maxwell) Stanton. She graduated... More Info...

Verna Hoffman, 91, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Verna was born on April 15, 1926 and passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Verna was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. Her funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Redfield, SD. Following lunch and a time of fellowship, burial will be at the Rockham Cemetery in Rockham, SD. Visitation will be Monday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., at Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield. A prayer service, with... More Info...


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