A memorial shrine is dedicated at the site of a Siouxland church destroyed in a violent storm six years ago. On Sunday, a prayer tower was dedicated where the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church of Maryhill stood for more than a century in Cherokee County, Iowa. The shrine includes stained glass from the former church which is the only thing that could be salvaged after the storm. Sunday's dedication served as a reunion for congregation members who grew up in the church.
Presidential politics return to Iowa Monday. President Barack Obama will speak at a rally in Council Bluffs Monday morning. His appearance at Bayliss Park is one stop on a three-day campaign trip across Iowa. It will be Obama's longest stay in Iowa since taking office. The Mitt Romney campaign will also make an appearance in Iowa Monday. Romney's newly-announced running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, will be at the Iowa State Fair at 1:00 p.m. Monday. Romney and Ryan made their first campaign appearance together over the weekend in Ashland, Virginia.
A new rural water system is dedicated in Wausa, Nebraska. Wausa is now providing fresh water to its citizens and those from neighboring communities. It was a project that was seven years in the making. The price tag reached $2.4 million.