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Nebraska recognizes Motorcycle Safety Awareness during the month of May

With recent warm temperatures many Siouxlanders will soon choose to hit the roads on two wheels instead of four. The Nebraska State Patrol is reminding area motorists to share the road throughout the month of May, which has been designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Motorcycle riders are also reminded that in the state of Nebraska both riders and passengers are required to wear a helmet.

Rwandan genocide survivor shares her message of love and faith

An author with a special message stopped in Siouxland to share her story of faith and survival. Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in Rwanda. She was forced to hide in a tiny room with seven other young women for 91 days to escape the genocide in her country. When it was over, she found out her entire family had been murdered. She's written several books about her experiences, and this weekend she shared her message of love and faith to raise money for HOPE Ministries, a faith-based nonprofit organization.

Sioux City woman recognized internationally for helping others

A Sioux City woman is being recognized for her life's work. Hong-Cuc Nguyen recently received the "Golden Rule International Award" from the United Nations. Nguyen has spent decades helping immigrants in Sioux City find housing and learn English. Nguyen was also honored by the Interfaith Peace Building Initiative. True to her character, the retired social worker said she'll never stop helping others. A bust of Nguyen's likeness is being created for the sculpture park, and will be installed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Transportation Center.

Emerson Elementary School prepares to close doors for good

Folks get one final look inside Sioux City's Emerson Elementary School. An open house was held this weekend as the school year winds down. Emerson will close for good, and students will begin attending the new Loess Hills Elementary School in the fall.

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