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Siouxland Remembers "The Canyon Kid"; Former Colleague Looks Back

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People throughout the area have been expressing their condolences and sharing their personal memories of "The Canyon Kid."

One of them shares his own up close and personal memories of Jim.

Jim Henry was the familiar face that every child grew to love.

In fact, Tim Poppen remembers just how exciting it was for him and other kids to watch the TV legend live on his set.

Years later as a college student, he'd join Jim on stage as a puppeteer.
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Funeral services for Jim Henry will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Henry's final resting place will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation hours for the public will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5th  with the family present 6-8 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

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"It was something that kids looked forward to every day. I mean it was just special, you just had to tune in to see who was going to be on the show you couldn't wait to be on that show and just all the good things he would teach you to do. And that's just want you just waited for," said the TV veteran.
 
Down the road, Poppen would go on to host his own show, never forgetting the values and personality that "The Canyon Kid" showed him each time he worked with him.
 
"From what I can tell with Jim, he was just a wonderful guy. He paid attention to all the kids that were around him all the time, which I though was pretty fantastic. Normally, you have the stars who they're the stars and they don't want to do anything," said Poppen.
 
But Jim was different and it was his kind spirit that made him such an icon for Siouxland.

Now, this lifelong fan says although Jim's era has ended, they'll live on through the people and places he's touched.

If you have a story you want to tell or an  incident you think needs to be investigated, our reporter Beairshelle Edmé wants to hear about it.
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