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Siouxland catnaps, Yogi style

19 Mar

There is a neighbor’s cat that for some reason likes to come over and visit from time to time. Clyde, as the neighbor kids call him, seems to know when it’s lunch time, meows outside the door, saunters in and eats whatever my cats are having. Then for a digestif afterwards, he goes crazy for a little catnap, before he finds a place to take a nap. Sometimes I believe he is a Yogi and returned to this life as a cat from the variety of different positions he assumes as he manages to pass an entire afternoon on the couch, or bed, or window spot that he sometimes likes. My cats, begrudgingly, allow Clyde to nap and they find their own space. Then later, when it’s time for a snack, he awakes, then saunters to the door with a meow to let me know it’s time for him to depart. In my next life…….

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Clyde the Cat

Summer Festival in Siouxland, Hull, Iowa

15 Jul

Hull, Iowa, celebrated its SummerFest in Siouxland this past weekend with events for children and a parade Saturday that didn’t lack in floats or candy. The town pride’s itself as the best candy parade in the state of Iowa. And it doesn’t hurt that the Foreign Candy Company is located within the town’s limits. The Hull Chamber of Commerce sponsored the 3-day event which drew a large crowd for Saturday’s parade. The children should be happy until Halloween with the amount of candy they were collecting. Addtional photos of Saturday’s parade can be found here.

Jerry Mennenga, Sioux City, Iowa

Siouxland Celebrates the 4th of July, Orange City

8 Jul

Orange City, Iowa, celebrated the Fourth of July with a family fun time in Windmill Park, Wednesday afternoon, with contests for children and a cookout for everyone along with a parade. The folk duo Bella Ruse also performed with  fun, touching and irreverent music. Photographs of the event are here.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

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Siouxland Election 2012, Sioux City

22 Jun

In Iowa every four years politics is ever present. We are lucky living in this state getting to see potential presidential candidates and eventually the candidate emerge from a running field of thoughtful men and women. Each striving to put their individual mark on history, as fleeting or as lasting as it may be. I got the chance to photograph some of the Republican presidential candidates during the Fall of 2011 and then prior to the Iowa Caucus night when local delegates came together to select who they felt would share their own interests leading the country forward, writing a new chapter.

Images of the candidates as they stumped in the area to make their case to constituents and interested parties why they believed they were best qualified to lead the country for the next four years.

Jerry Mennenga, Sioux City, Iowa

Being Lost in Siouxland

20 May

To area residents, Siouxland represents a pretty specific area, or at least an area they have grown up in or learned about when relocating here. There are different ideas about Siouxland. Its geographic confines, mostly denoting Northwest Iowa, Northeast Nebraska and Southeastern South Dakota. Its defined by rivers, farmland, small communities and big heart. People lead simple lives, but during tough times they pull together and help one another. Neighbors, friends, strangers even, making sure that someone in distress isn’t by himself. Otherwise, Siouxlanders go about their lives and live them. Participating in a variety of activities and jobs supporting local sports teams and organizations. Some those activities and people will be found here in coming months. Sharing their lives and thoughts as time moves forward, occasionally looking backward to reminisce. I hope you enjoy their stories.

Jerry Mennenga, Sioux City, Iowa

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