Sioux City Journal Reporter Retires After 43 Year Career
SIOUX CITY, IA — A mainstay of Sioux City journalism is calling it a career. After 43 years as a reporter, the Sioux City Journal's John Quinlan is retiring tomorrow. He started his career in Sioux City as the nightside police beat reporter in 1987, and was one of the Journal's lead reporters when United Flight 232 crashed 25 years ago. The 1971 Creighton graduate says he doesn't have any big plans once he calls it quits tomorrow. "Just take it easy, read some more books, see some more movies, travel. The big thing is spending more time with my grandchildren. They live in Illinois so I don't get to see them as often," said Quinlan. John and his wife Susan were the story in 1975 when, as newlyweds, they nearly died in a huge mudslide in southern Utah. Hopefully, retirement will be much less eventful.