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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...

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

the Republican Party of Iowa might feel pressure to follow. But here's the most important reason: Iowans are entrusted with a special role in helping select the president of the United States. We need to get it right. Sioux City Journal. December 14 ... 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...

Iowa Views: Board majority made right call on closed session

The following editorial was published in the Sioux City Journal on Dec. 7 ... find fault with Ung’s proposal to talk about a moment of silence in closed session. Under Iowa’s open meetings law, a government body may hold a closed session “To discuss ... More Info...

United Bank Of Iowa Donates To Four Area Cancer Centers

Nylen Cancer Center in Sioux City and Trinity Cancer Center in Fort Dodge ... Trish Roberts, St. Anthony Foundation Development Director, says they want to thank United Bank of Iowa and its many employees for the generous donation. More Info...


Trump to Declare China as a `Strategic Competitor’ in Speech

Trump to Declare China as a `Strategic Competitor’ in Speech (1) More Info...

Volume was down and prices were up for weaner pigs last week, for both

Volume was down and prices were up for weaner pigs last week, for both formula-priced pigs as well as cash-traded pigs. Feeder pig prices were higher, too. More Info...

New Tax Law and Dow at 25000 for Christmas?

Grain markets are technically oversold which suggests a short covering rally could happen at any time. However, ample cash grain supplies and farmers needing to move grain will likely stall rallies during holiday trading. 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...

Volkswagen to install 2,800 U.S. electric vehicle charging stations

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG unit Electrify America said on Monday that it plans to install 2,800 electric vehicle charging stations in 17 of the largest U.S. cities by June 2019.

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Internet giants told: Accept cyber curbs to be welcome in China

GENEVA (Reuters) - Google and Facebook will have to accept China's censorship and tough online laws if they want access to its 751 million internet users, Chinese regulators told a conference in Geneva on Monday.

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CSX falls on CEO death; investors seek turnaround clarity

(Reuters) - CSX Corp's shares fell as much as 5 percent on Monday as the death of Chief Executive Hunter Harrison left investors worried about the No.3 U.S. railroad's turnaround plan under acting CEO Jim Foote.

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Tiny stem cell companies close in on major heart disease goals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early hope that stem cell therapy would make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and cure diabetes have given way to a long list of failures, highlighted by early stem cell champion Geron Corp abandoning the field in 2011.

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U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax overhaul would sharply cut the amount they can deduct on federal tax bills.

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An update on winners and losers on the U.S. tax scorecard

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the lead-up to the conference agreement for the U.S. Tax Cut & Jobs Act released on Friday, there were too many moving parts for most Americans to know how it would affect them.

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South Africa ANC vote too close to call, markets on edge

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ANC began counting ballots on Monday to determine who will lead the party which has ruled since the end of apartheid but is tarnished by scandals and allegations of corruption.

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Toyota to market over 10 battery EV models in early 2020s

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said it would market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s, a target which could require the firm to look beyond a partnership with Panasonic Corp to co-develop and supply batteries.

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Trump in strategy document to cite China, Russia as competitors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will declare that China and Russia are competitors seeking to challenge U.S. power and erode its security and prosperity, in a national security strategy he will lay out in a speech on Monday.

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Kremlin says U.S. tip-off about planned attack 'saved many lives'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. tip-off about a planned attack in St. Petersburg helped save many lives and Russia and the United States should try to cooperate in the same way in future, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

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U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax overhaul would sharply cut the amount they can deduct on federal tax bills.

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Lighter winds early this week may help battle against California wildfire

(Reuters) - Lighter winds expected in California early this week should help firefighters in their battle against one of the largest and most destructive wildfires in the state's history, the National Weather Service has said.

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Power restored to Atlanta airport after daylong outage paralyzes travel

(Reuters) - One of the heaviest travel weeks of the year began with the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights on Sunday at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, where a power outage that lasted nearly 11 hours left passengers stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

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As California fires blaze, homeowners fear losing insurance

(Reuters) - California homeowners and regulators have a new fear about wildfires ravaging the state: that insurers will drop coverage.

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Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday, facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.

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Republican Senator John McCain leaves Washington before expected tax vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator John McCain is expected to miss an upcoming vote on a tax code overhaul, after his office said he had returned to his home in Arizona following medical treatment.

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James takes another shot at Trump during Washington visit

(Reuters) - LeBron James used a visit to Washington on Sunday to express his continued displeasure at Donald Trump, without once mentioning the United States president by name.

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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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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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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

Congregation Beth Shalom

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

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

St. Michael's Church

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

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

5000 Military Rd,  Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 233-1652 Feature

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

Morningside Church of Christ

5015 Garretson Ave,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-2713 Feature

700 S Martha St,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-2511 Feature

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

St. John Lutheran

2801 Jackson St,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 277-3945 Feature

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

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

Obituaries credit to: KTIV

Duane Flock, 85, Bancroft, Nebraska

Duane was born on March 29, 1932 and passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Duane was a resident of Bancroft, Nebraska at the time of passing. Funeral services are pending with Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft. More Info...

Margaret Mesmer, 89, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Margaret was born on March 14, 1928 and passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Margaret was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. Margaret graduated from Morningside College and taught Kindergarten and 1st grade at Bryant in Sioux City and worked as a Social Worker for the Department of Human Services at Cherokee Mental Health Institute. The family will be present to greet friends for visitation on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at the Miller Funeral Home... More Info...

Roger Flock, 80, West Point, Nebraska

Roger passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Roger was a resident of West Point, Nebraska at the time of passing. More Info...

Randy G. Veldman, 54, Hull, Iowa

Randy was born on July 27, 1963 and passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Randy was a resident of Hull, Iowa at the time of passing. There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, December 20, at 10:00am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hull. Interment will follow the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation will after 5:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:30pm, at the CHURCH. More Info...

Betty Wallace, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Betty passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Betty was a resident of Spirit Lake, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Laila Schroeder, Milford, Iowa

Laila passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Laila was a resident of Milford, Iowa at the time of passing. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 after 4:00 p.m. at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford with the family present at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at the St. Olaf Cemetery in Bode, Iowa. More Info...

John Steen, 81, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

John was born on April 24, 1936 and passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. John was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. More Info...

Joan Hazel Mulder, 92, Worthington, Minnesota

Joan was born on January 15, 1925 and passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Joan was a resident of Worthington, Minnesota at the time of passing. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Wednesday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne; and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Rushmore. Visitation at the Dingmann Funeral Home (Luverne) from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on December 20, 2017. December 20, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM... More Info...

Mary Merritt, 60, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Mary was born on March 2, 1957 and passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Mary was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. Mary graduated from Lincoln High School in 1975. Her memorial service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, December 21 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory, Sioux Falls. Memorial visitation begins at 5:00 PM Wednesday, December 20 at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. More Info...

Michael Gunn, 81, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Michael was born on January 9, 1936 and passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Michael was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. He attended school locally and joined the Army; later served in Germany where he met Lore Schaller, where they married. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday December 20, 2017 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory, Sioux Falls. Interment will take place at a later date at the Black Hills National Cemetery in... More Info...

Bonnie Majerus, 73, 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...


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