JIM HENRY, THE “CANYON KID” REMEMBERED

JIM HENRY, THE “CANYON KID” REMEMBERED

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ONE OF SIOUX CITY’S BEST KNOWN MEDIA PERSONALITIES HAS DIED.

JIM HENRY, BETTER KNOWN AS THE CANYON KID, PASSED AWAY THURSDAY NIGHT IN MIDLAND, MICHIGAN AT THE AGE OF 90.

HENRY WAS FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK AND CAME TO SIOUX CITY WHILE SERVING IN THE MILITARY;


OC….YOU OVERSEAS. :10

HENRY HELPED FORM THE SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY THEATER AND PERFORMED FOR YEARS.
ONE DAY, HE WAS ASKED ABOUT STARTING A CHILDREN’S SHOW ON A LOCAL TELEVISION STATION…KVTV CHANNEL 9.


OC……TO THE SHOW. :19

TELEVISION WAS BRAND NEW THEN, AND JIM HENRY QUICKLY BECAME ONE OF ITS LOCAL FAVORITES:


OC…..ON MONDAY. :10

HENRY HOSTED CANYON KID’S KORNER ON CHANNEL 9 FOR YEARS AND LATER WORKED AT KTIV-TV HOSTING A PUBLIC AFFAIRS SEGEMENT.
HE SAID IN A 2006 INTERVIEW THAT HE WAS ALWAYS GRATEFUL WHEN  SOMEONE REMEMBERED HIM FOR THE WORK HE DID:


OC…..FEEL GREAT. :23

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JIM HENRY ARE PENDING.

AUDIO COURTESY GEORGE LINDBLADE AND LARRY FULLER. PICTURE COURTESY GEORGE LINDBLADE