Kris Kringle and his Mrs. have taken over the upper level of UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's downtown gift shop, providing Santa's House with approximately 4,000-square-feet of space.
LE MARS, Iowa -- There's holiday spirit around every corner in downtown Le Mars, as well as a 26-foot Christmas tree in the middle of Olson Event Center.
The best seat in downtown Sioux City may be on a bench that is in the shape of two polar bears especially when the Downtown for the Holidays Parade comes through.
SIOUX CITY -- When Steve Meyer led a group of Siouxland residents to Tanzania in 1997, his goal was to return to the East African nation a few times each year, helping to sponsor 50 kids through high school.
BRONSON, Iowa -- Growing up, Scott Wendel remembered herding cattle on horseback at the farm, founded by his grandpa Vern in 1912 who later sold the more than 2,000 acres of land to Wendel's dad Al.
SIOUX CITY -- For the past 25 years, Kelli Solsma has had the goal of administering the physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs to some of the 2.5 million orphans now living in the East African nation of Tanzania.
SIOUX CITY -- Jose Valladolid, a busy North High School senior, is careful when organizing his time.
SOUTH SIOUX CITY -- Araceli Lopez Valdivia was valiantly trying to work the wrinkles out of flags that hanged on the hallway wall of her 3900 Dakota Ave. office.
The 20-year-old Sergeant Bluff Fareway employee and Western Iowa Tech student scored a first-place finish at the Iowa Grocery Industry Association's 35th annual Iowa Best Bagger competition, held Aug. 12 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Byron Thelander, a retired heating and cooling company owner from Onawa, Iowa, and Doug, a retired plumbing company owner from Castana, Iowa have bicycled their way from Norfolk to Valentine, Nebraska, on a round-trip trek across the famous Cowboy Trail.
The event is dedicated to the memory of Bill Baumgart, a 25-year-old Sioux Center, Iowa, man who attempted to canoe from Montana down the Missouri River in 1988. Tragically, he drowned near Culbertson, Montana.
SIOUX CITY -- Is there something rotten in Denmark?
SIOUX CITY -- It may have been Destiny Adams' destiny to be elected governor during the American Legion of Iowa's Boys State competition.
LE MARS, Iowa -- On the stage of The Browns Century Theatre, Shelly Brown was rehearsing a production number with her gospel-singing children.
Wait, students can get college credit by learning all about liquor? Yes, and the class -- which is meant for people, age 21 and over -- is actually quite advanced.
Big Head Todd has even helped to immortalized a well-known downtown Sioux City building. A photo of the former Riviera Theatre (now known as the RE/MAX City Centre) is on the cover of the band's 2002 album "Riviera."
SOUTH SIOUX CITY -- "Hold your head up high and blow."
SIOUX CITY -- For the past 17 years, Tolerance Week has engaged area eighth-grade students with the horrors of the Holocaust.
As a foreign correspondent and editor for the Los Angeles Times for 27 years, Marjorie Miller reported or led a team of journalists responsible for covering any upheaval occurring in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
"Connor loves to tell jokes and talk about fishing, once he gets to know you," Sherry Johnson said.
One thing that Connor really doesn't enjoy talking about is melanoma. He's been fighting that form of cancer for more than a year.
"A milestone anniversary is a good time to reflect what got us to this point and creating a vision moving forward."
SIOUX CITY -- For some people, the act of painting can be relaxing, or even therapeutic.
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa -- Alex and Derek Koops spend as many as 16 hours creating an unusual form of art.
SIOUX CITY -- Wearing a shamrock shirt, pants and cravat, a green velvet jacket with matching derby hat, and a pair of chartreuse-colored Chuck Taylor kicks, Mac Dolan certainly knows how to make a sartorial fashion statement.
SIOUX CITY -- An actor can use motion to convey an appropriate sentiment to an audience.
SIOUX CITY -- When you're on a sports team, your teammates often feel like siblings.
On March 1, the Art Center will begin a 25-day celebration, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its 45,500-square-foot facility. The then newly-constructed building replaced the home of a former laundry and a Moose Lodge and Banquet Hall.