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98-year-old Sioux City resident looks back on the city's history


The centennial celebration of the Woodbury County Courthouse has meant a lot of historical analysis.

One Sioux City resident reminisced with us about living in Sioux City for much of his 98 years.

Howard Huisenga has spent his entire life living in the area aside from the four years he served in the Navy. He took us through his time here, highlighting different aspects of life through the years.

Some highlights for him included greyhound racing at a track in North Sioux City and city-sponsored square dancing.

Huisenga worked as an electronics repairman for Radio Ray, at Sioux Gateway Airport and Bomgaars. He says most of the changes he's seen in the city have been positive.

"There's been a big influx of people here in Sioux City, a lot of new buildings." says Huisenga "Sioux City has always been on the move ever since I've lived here."

Huisenga himself has kept busy.

That includes learning how to play keyboards with his wife at age 70. They were married for 64 years and have four children.

When asked if he had any advice for those younger than him, he said to make sure you take care of yourself. Eating well and exercising were two keys he named to his long life.

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