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Mark Munger

General Manager

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mark.munger@witcc.edu

A Path to Freedom through Tabor, Iowa

Dec 5, 2016

Religious visions were everywhere in the years preceding the Civil War. Boom towns out west here may have been hell holes for a time, but they were also peopled by starry-eyed believers who claimed their marching orders came from on high.

Tabor, Iowa, sits on a bluff far above the Missouri, the highest point of Fremont County. The place is not in terrific shape today; but Tabor has an epic past, created when fiery abolitionist Congregationalists set up camp here, just across the river from Nebraska.

When her owner lost her house, Roxy was left to find her own way in this world. If you know the directions to a loving home, you can find her at the Siouxland Humane Society.

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community.     

In 1875, the year before the Battle at Little Big Horn, a 30-year-old single woman named Mary C. Collins, who’d been living in eastern Iowa, accepted an appointment as a missionary/teacher on the Great Sioux Reservation of the Dakota territories.

The Akimbo Cross

Nov 21, 2016
James Schaap

The day lilies planted around the little frame church are mostly a weed patch. The dried-up front door begs paint, the cross at the peak just above it is bent slightly in fashion that’s sad for a cross, akimbo. An electrical cord from somewhere inside dangles over the peak, suggesting that if you want juice inside you set up a generator on the badly-pitched front step.

Christopher Taylor, roundly considered to be a virtuoso pianist, will perform a recital this Sunday at Morningside College. Professor James March, director of the Morningside Piano Recital Series, joined Mark Munger to talk about the program. 

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Buster.

Nov 18, 2016

Buster is as lovely as lovely can be, and when he is comfortable, he is and comfortable as an old brown sock. Include him in your collection singles this holiday. You can find Buster, as well as his brother and sister, at the Siouxland Humane Society.    

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community.

Music of the Spheres

Nov 14, 2016

  

A few scrappy, three-foot cuttings, no bigger than buggy whips, are coming up from the front yards of a half-dozen houses thought itself to be a town. That's it--the only trees for miles around. Mr. Taylor, a school board member who lived in the back of his own shop, sends his hired man around to take you to the Talbot's sod house, about a mile out of town. You don’t know the Talbot’s.

Stuart O’Shields

Listening to the recordings of Sharon Isbin you learn that what music can contain is everything: joy, sorrow, history, novelty, all that makes us human and connects us to the earth and each other. Whether playing with the New York Philharmonic, Joan Baez, or Steve Vai, her pleasure in collaboration blossoms into musical ideas that ring true and beautiful. In this time of divisiveness and distrust, the importance of finding such truth is urgent. Fortunately, we in Siouxland can do just that. Ms.

Refugees on the Prairie

Nov 7, 2016

You might have missed a Mormon monument not all that far from here, just down the road from Niobrara, Nebraska. It’s easy to pass by.

In the middle years of the 19th century, the Poncas were here, the Santees were here, even some Pawnees--and occasional Sioux bands never far away. That meant cavalry and agents and suppliers and draymen, not to mention swells of dreamers when anyone out west claimed to find gold in them thar’ hills. Simply said, there were more people coming and going.

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Odie.

Nov 4, 2016

A family with mature children or perhaps a home with only adults will do well for Odie. (We are not sure of his opinions of cats and lasagna). You can find him at the Siouxland Humane Society.

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community.

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