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Juns 17, 2005 m www.siouxcityjounial.coni Community He's climbing biking 'mountain' By Christiaa Kdurdsoi Journal staff writer At age 13 Sioux City native Noah Holcomb began racing mountain bikes. While he was an East High School student he dominated competitions in this area. But as a college freshman he realized the time to excel beyond local venues was either now or never. "It was like either I decide I want to commit to a 110 percent or I'm going to put the bike in the closet and just go to school and work on that 100 percent," Holcomb said. As anyone who takes on rocky, gravity-challenging outdoor courses would, he decided on now. After one semester at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, he packed his bags, eventually traveling to Huntington Beach, Calif., where he now lives. His mother JoAnne Holcomb said the family has always supported him as he follows his passion. "We're just really proud of him," she said. At the end of 2004 the 21-year-old turned professional. It's hard work, it's competitive, the races are 25 to 35 miles and last less than two hours. But he plans to stay in the game. This morning he leaves the city he grew up in and heads to Park City, Utah, for the national championship - an event that begins today and ends Saturday. In July he'll compete in the World Cup in Angel Fire, New Mexico. That will be his toughest race to date, he said. "If I get in the top 75 percent, I'll be happy," he said. "It's so fast that it's really hard to even comprehend how fast a race like that is." As a teen, Holcomb trained often at Stone State Park, and occasionally at Nebraska's Ponca State Park. He became an United Airlines Trust awards grants Three nonprofit organizations and three Sioux City colleges will receive funding from the Siouxland Community Foundation which recently approved distributions totaling $30,733 for grants and scholarships from the United Airlines Trust Fund. To commemorate Siouxland's response to the United Flight 232 incident in 1989, United Airlines donated $600,000 to the Siouxland Community Foundation to establish the United Airlines Trust Fund, an endowed community grants and scholarship program. "Well over $550,000 has been awarded in grants and scholarships from this Fund since the first distributions were made in 1990," said Debbie Hubbard, executive director of the Siouxland Community Foundation. Each year, two-thirds of the income generated from this endowed fund is distributed in equal amounts to Briar Cliff University, Morningside College and Western Iowa Tech Community BULLETIN BOARD BoysChib The Jesse E. Marshall Boys Club is open to boys ages 7 to 18. Membership is $5 per year. New member's meeting 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday. Summer hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Breakfast served 9:30 to 10 a.m; lunch served noon to 1 :30 p.m; snack served 3 to 3:15 p.m. Same sliding fee system for meals as the schools. Stop in for more details. For more information, contact the Club at 258-5545 or stop at"823 Pearl St. June 20:"Movie Readers Club, Zoom!, Lego Free Build, Academy of Engineering, Dragons & Daring Deeds Group, Marshmallow Men, soccer, batting cage, Capture the Flag, PS2, Tae Kwon Do, Pool, foos ball, bumper pool, on the spot fun, board games, BOUNCE June 21: Club Zoom!, Lego Free Build, Cooking Club, 501 Dart League, PS2, board game of the week, table game of the week, spaghetti structures, batting cage, BB Guns, pool, foos ball, bumper pool, on the spot fun, board games, BOUNCE June 22: Wacky Money Madness day. Junior Explorer's Club, math magic, pool, foos ball, bumper pool, on the spot fun, board games, BOUNCE, Tae Kwon Do, floor hockey, money mini camp, pudding paint, batting cage June 23:'Movie Reader's Club, batting cage, cork guns, r Mr .- . ,4v-4:, rVtS J Former Sioux Cityan Noah Hoi comb talks about his ascent to becoming one of the top mountain bike racers. (Staff photos by Jerry Mennenga) accomplished racer in the junior circuit and took multiple state ti tles in Nebraska. But he admits that after grad uating from East High in 2002 and while attending UNI he still didn't know what it took to commit to biking. "You know you think you can ride your bike a couple days a week and you can be in super shape, but that's not how it works," he said. The Cannondale Team member and holder of multiple sponsors now rides 200 to 375 miles a week, often beginning at 6 a.m. Under his contract Cannon-dale provides him with a $5,500, 2l-pound bicycle. The blue and white aluminum and College to assist students pursuing an education in emergency rescue, nursing, medical care, counseling, social work, clergy or law enforcement. The remaining one-third is awarded in grants to nonprofit organizations to enhance the ability of Siouxland communities to respond in emergency and disaster situations. United Airlines Trust Fund scholarship distributions and awarded grants, were allocated to: City of CushingFire and Rescue Department $2,500: EMT training and course materials for two members. Elk Point Fire Protection District - $2,340: Purchase of new pagers to enhance communications and emergency management services. Village of HomerFire and Rescue Department - $1,365: Purchase of an Adult Airway Management Trainer and Deluxe IV Training Arm to address skills needed for certification. Briar Cliff University, Morning-side College and Western Iowa Tech Community College - $24,528 or $8,176 each: To make United Airlines Trust Fund scholarships available for their students. 501 darts, PS2, Club Zoom, money mini camp, pool, foos ball, bumper pool, on the spot fun, board games, BOUNCE, Tae Kwon Do, movie June 24:"Sports Science, Around the World, trivi tournament, bake sale, outdoor fun & money games, Lego Free Build, Academy of Engineering, PS2, pool, foos ball, bumper pool, on the spot fun, board games. IH I ' I 'i HIHIH 'l''l li'lHIIilllWlByiPlflPIWlWlfllllliWWIIWWWWWni II i 1FFEGIK A Master Gardener is a Siouxland person who takes an active interest in lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, and gardens. What sets them apart from other horticultural hobbyists is their special training. Siouxlmdm'Jirst choice or nam ani information Sioux City native Noah Holcomb rides on a trail at Stone State Park as he prepares for an upcoming national mountain bike competition. (Staff photo by Jerry Mennenga) carbon fiber frame is attached to front and back shocks. He said it took two years riding in California to build up his endurance. But thus far it has paid off. In 2004 Holcomb was the California state semi-pro champion and state champion in the under-23-years-old category. This year he's ranked first among those under 23 in California and I8th in that age group River-Cade Parade entry forms ready Entry forms for the 2005 River-Cade Parade have been mailed to many Siouxland area businesses and organizations, particularly those that have participated in the parade in recent years, according to Kathan Jager, senior vice commodore for the parade. "Anyone who has not received that information, however, is welcome to contact us and we'll make sure they receive it," Jager said. "The deadline for parade entries is 5 p.m. Friday, July 8. "Since the parade will be limited in size to 120 units, we would encourage anyone interested in taking part to send in their entries sooner rather than later," Jager added. Siouxland's biggest parade is scheduled to make its way Get (Offer starts June 20. Choose 1918 Geneva Sioux City, ) SIOUX city yf Jmnml ii... www.siouxcityiournal.cw8 in the United States, he said. As a professional rider the pressure increases as he competes against Olympic medalists as well as national and world champions. "You get like 30th place and people don't understand that that's extremely good," he said. As Holcomb gains experience he said he remains confident that he can become one of the top five racers. . through downtown Sioux City at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. Theme for this year's parade and festival is "Traditions Alive in 2005." Complete entry information and printable entry forms are available online at the River-Cade Web site, For additional information or to request a parade entry application, call Jager at (712) 274-7994. 1 DOZEN ROSES Cash & Carry $1C0O Wrapped 19 CAROUSEL OF FLOWERS 1(11 W. 2')th 4'M- WM4 So. Siniix Cirv. Nl- Poster & Chart Sale FREE from learning charts & IA 712-252-7821 - f 1 1 1 ii nosters k. j. HAPPENINGS Siouxland Trrb FKrt:sji nzzxzs bo zrrds Siouxland Trails Foundation has received the Niobrara Award from the Nebraska Trails Council and the June Volunteer Organization of the Month from the City of South Sioux City. Ron Kiel, foundation treasurer, accepted the award presented annually by the Nebraska Trails Council at its annual meeting this year at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City. The Council, representing local and statewide government organizations as well as private groups interested in trail matters, designates one volunteer organization to honor for its contribuuons to improving recreational trails in the state. The City of South Sioux City honored Siouxland Trails Foundation as its Volunteer Organization for the Month of June. City Manager Lance Hedquist cited the Foundation's voluntary and cooperative efforts on behalf of South Sioux City, including conducting a survey of trail needs at no cost to the city, providing a representative to serve on the city's trail committee, sponsorship of the Tri-State Trails Tour featuring South Sioux City's trails and providing the city with a $10,000 grant to fund additional trails in the City. Bob DeSmidt and Beth Grigsby, in receiving the award on behalf of the foundation, thanked the City of South Sioux City for its progressive commitment to trails that is an example for the rest of the region. Cancer Sawcrs Dsy at foca AKRON, Iowa - Britton Chiropractic and Rehab Clinic will host the first Plymouth County National Cancer Survivors Day celebration from 1 1 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday in the Akron City Park. The band. Frontier Justice, will kick off the event which also will feature a free donation lunch, a clown, games and "Jupiter Jump," Sandy Carlson of Merrill, Iowa, a breast cancer sur- . vivor who co-chairs the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, will be the keynote speaker. The event will honor cancer survivors who are living with and beyond cancer and also will recognize those professionals who are helping to tight the battle against cancer. Explorers host Memory VVk The Sioux City Explorers baseball team will host the Alzheimer's Association's 2005 Greater Siouxland Memory Walk Saturday at Lewis and Clark Park. The event will raise funds for individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease in Woodbury, Plymouth and Monona counties in Iowa, Dixon, Dakota and Thurston counties in Nebraska and Union County in South Dakota. Registration will begin at 9 a.m, warm-ups with the Explorers at 9:30 a.m. and the walk at 9:45 a.m. Awards and a cookout will follow at approximately 10:30 am Funds raised by the Greater Siouxland Memory Walk will help maintain services provided by the Big Sioux Chapter, including Senior Day Services, in-home respite care, family and community education, the 24-hour Helpline and more. Theater at & Kcb!e The Sioux City Community Theater will perform scenes from its latest stage offering, "Seussical the Musical," at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble at the Southern Hills Mall. Storytime will follow in the store's children's department with . some Dr. Seuss favorites read by a favorite Seuss character. FRISATSUN I E0EE iildlilll!) U&B)A (Hill' J u N iKM3?iriniijTrrrfii A HHP LOOK FOR EXTRA SPECIAL VALUE SIGNS THROUGHOUT THE STORE FOR ADDITIONAL OFFERS. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. DUE TO THE SEASONALITY OF THE MERCHANDISE WE CANNOT OFFER RAINCHECKS 1 ' TT JUNE 17, 18,19 2005 CyiiltUiUiSilQM

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