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Cosmo Fire Truck 2022 Article

Sioux City Cosmopolitan Fire Truck
In 1965 the Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club was chartered, and through the years they have promoted the club with an antique fire truck. One of the earliest uses of the firetruck was to park at 4th and Pierce Streets where the club members would sell ice cream bars.
Through the years the main function of the firetruck was to be an attraction entered in local parades with members walking next to and riding in the firetruck. Throughout the years there have been at least three firetrucks. The club has spent much time and resources to keep the firetruck in working order. The present truck is a 1934 Ford. The firetruck is yellow, with the Cosmopolitan emblem emblazoned on it.
The Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club firetruck had been temporarily parked because it needed multiple repairs. Before it was parked the firetruck had trouble completing the parade routes. When the truck got good and warm or hot, it would limp rather than run. One club member suggested we ask the parade organizers to have the Stockman Towing Company be the entry in front of us, so they could hoist the firetruck on their towing rig if it decided to quit.
The club considered selling the firetruck, but decided to endeavor to invest in the old and beautiful motor vehicle. With the help of several mechanically-skilled members repairs were made. The engine and brakes were repaired. The wheels were repaired and powder-coated. New tubes were attained for the tires. An electric fuel pump was added.
Some of the members dressed up the firetruck for the Sioux City Holiday Lighted Parade. Those mechanically-skilled members rigged up holiday lights. Oh, did that truck glow as she moved along the route! Our current president, Joe Bousquet, was given some repair cash for using the firetruck as a decoration for another group’s gathering.
The firetruck is not available to respond to Iowa brush fires or spraying water on the top story of the Ho-Chunk Center in downtown Sioux City, but can be seen in front of the Sioux City Cosmopolitan Train Show in March. It is ready for area parades. The firetruck will be present as Cosmopolitan members from throughout North America gather for the Cosmopolitan International Convention in downtown Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.A.
The Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club has invested in a firetruck to promote our club. Also, the Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club has invested in the Sioux City community. But more importantly, the Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club is investing in the needs of those afflicted with diabetes. Our firetruck is a sign and symbol of who we are. The firetruck has needed assistance, a little help from its friends. The community living with diabetes needs a little assistance. May we find a cure for diabetes. May we continue to assist diabetics in need as we gather at the firetruck to ride (or maybe push) it to a cure.
Cosmo Fire Truck 2022 Article Father Mike Erpelding 2022-05-19 04:00:00Z 0

Hope Center at Sunnybrook Church

Matt Chilton presented Megan Lickness from Sunnybrook Church on January 23. She led a tour and talked about their Hope Center. It is an outreach to those in need of food assistance. It is an place where people can donate items and volunteer their time. The volunteers assist those who come to the center for assistance. They give items point value and each shopper is assigned a number of points they have to shop, as they would if they were in a grocery store.
The hours are Tuesdays from 11 am-1:00 pm and Thursdays from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Anyone can donate food and/or volunteer to assist shoppers.
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Remembering Curt Stoever

Curtis' Obituary

Curtis J. Stoever, 79 of Sioux City, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in a local hospital following a 69 day battle against cancer.  Funeral Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Kenny Hsu officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Thursday, January 23rd at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with family present at 6:00 p.m. and a Prayer Service will begin at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club, or to the Stoever family, 3138 E. Diehl Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa  50320, where they will be making multiple donations to Curtis’ favorite organizations.  Those able, may send Venmo to Craig, @Craig-Stoever.  Online Condolences may be offered at www.meyerbroschapels.com

Curtis was born on January 9, 1941 in Paullina, Iowa to Lorenz W. and Irma M. (Dobbertin) Stoever.  He was raised in Paullina, confirmed on April 11, 1954, graduated from Paullina High School on May 21, 1958, and attended National Business Training in Sioux City for a year.  Curtis started at Northwestern Bell as an engineer in August of 1960 in Sioux City.  He married Carolyn Belle Manners on September 15, 1962 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sioux City.  He gave 36 years of Service to Northwestern Bell/US West, retiring in October of 1996 with having only missed one day of work due to illness. 

Curtis was active in the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa, was Area Committee Volunteer of the Year in 2013 in the Sioux City Region, and served on the state board.  He was a proud member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, was a trustee, and was on the Board of Directors.  Curtis was 50 year member of the Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club as of July, having joined on July 9, 1970, and had held every office available.  He was voted in as an Honorary Charter Member.  Curtis volunteered yearly at Toys for Tots, Sioux City Humane Society, along with working the NAIA Girls Basketball and Volleyball tournaments.  He was a 40 year videographer and photographer of the Sioux City Musketeers Hockey Organization, enjoyed the Camera Club of Sioux City, and the Stroller Car Club.  Curtis loved NASCAR, was a photographer for the Park Jefferson Speedway for over 25 years, and was past president of the N4C Camera Club, of which he was a member for over 25 years.  Add to all this, his love of traveling, and his love for golf and golf league at Sun Valley and Hidden Acres, he still found his greatest joy in spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

Curtis is survived by his son Craig (VonDe) Stoever of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren Brianna and Christopher Stoever of Des Moines, Iowa; sisters Phyllis (Bernie) Schnoes and Marlys (Steve) Hartong, all of Paullina, Iowa; special friend, and companion for 25 years, Marilyn Prescott of Sioux City; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Carolyn in February of 1993.

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Judi Schmidt Tribute

Journal entry by Jim Schmidt

This is the hardest post I'll ever have to make.  Judi passed away early last evening.  My Sweetheart, wife, best friend, companion, partner and so much more is no longer suffering and has gone to join our Lord and wait for me.  I really can't find the words to describe how blessed I have been to have her in my life every day for 16 years and 19+ years overall.  She was always at my side pulling in the same direction.  She was a wonderful person in every regard.  She touched so many lives and all were blessed by that, especially me.  Even through all of this she was an angel.  I can't find the words that even come close to adequately relate how much I already do, and will, miss her.  I know that those of you who knew her well will too.  I take comfort in knowing she is in her heavenly home free of worry, pain and suffering. I'm sure she is in awe of her beautiful and wonderful new surroundings and being in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.    
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2019 Train Show

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The Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club is holding their seventh annual Train Show at the Delta Hotel Center (Formerly the Marina Inn Convention Center) 485 E. 5th Street, South Sioux City, Nebraska. Come and visit the show on Saturday, March 9th, from 9 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, March 10, from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets may be purchased from Cosmopolitan Club members or at the door for $6. If you have any questions please contact John Koskovich at 712-898-6935, or Johnkoskovich@aol.com
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2018 Wellness Fair

Posted on Aug 12, 2018
Family Health Care invites you to take part in the Diabetes Wellness Fair
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Delta Hotels By Marriott
South Sioux City, Nebraska
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Sioux City Explorers

Steve Montgomery spoke to us about the Sioux City Explorers at our meeting on July 19. We are looking forward to the club outing at Lewis and Clark Park to watch the Sioux City Explorers play the Chicago Dogs on August 15. There will be a tailgate party before the game.  http://xsbaseball.com/
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2018 Cosmo Golf Tourney

Posted on Jul 13, 2018
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Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club
22nd Annual Shoot For A Cure
Diabetes Golf Tournament
4-person Texas Scramble
Whispering Creek Golf Club
Sioux City, Iowa
Call Matt @ 712-259-0950
$95 per person
Proceeds to Benefit treatment of Diabetes
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A Mom Speaks about Camp

A Facebook Message (some identifying information is left out): Thank you to the Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club for sponsoring Noah & Emma for camp this year! We love that they can experience camp while having excellent care by the staff at Camp Hertko Hollow. These two support each other in so many ways with T1 & so much more. We know that these two will have an amazing week! Emma was SO excited! She could hardly wait for us to leave so she could begin her fun (no matter how badly this mama wanted to linger) & the great news is Noah will be there to still give her hugs every day. Dan & I will hardly know what to do with ourselves.
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DEXCOM Products

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 February 15 Meeting: Todd Mc Cabe will be our COD this week.  Todd will be introducing Stacy Breidenbach from DEXCOM to talk about their product!  DEXCOM is also a possible new golf tourney sponsor!
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Cyndi Hanson for Congress-Iowa 4th District

Cyndi Hanson spoke to the Club. She explained her reasons for running for Congress. She is...authentic Iowan, agriculturally connected, family focused, fiscally responsible and hard working
Thank you, Cyndi for visiting us. We are open to hear from all candidates for public office.
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Judy Morton Benefit

Brain  Cancer Benefit
For Judy Morton
Please join us for a spaghetti lunch & social gathering lifting up our wonderful mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, sister & dear friend.
Sunday November 19th, 2017 12:00 – 2:00 Salix City Hall 317 Tipton St, Salix, IA 
Silent auction & Free will donation All proceeds raised will help the family with medical cost & ongoing expenses. Donations & well-wishes may also be sent to: PO Box 160, Salix, IA 51052 
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