WARM WEATHER HAS SOFTENED UP RURAL ROADS IN WOODBURY COUNTY.
COUNTY ENGINEER MARK NAHRA SAYS ROADS CREWS ARE ALREADY OUT PUTTING DOWN NEW GRAVEL TO HELP FIX THE SITUATION:
NAHRA SAYS A BETTER MIX OF GRAVEL IS BEING USED THIS SPRING:
THE COUNTY JUST TOOK DELIVERY OF A NEW DUMP TRUCK THAT IS BEING USED IN THE ROAD RESTORATION EFFORTS.
SIOUX CITY SHOWED THE PROJECT BLUE ZONE COMMITTEE MONDAY WHY WE'RE A HEALTH CONSCIOUS CITY AND DESERVE SUPPORT FROM THE PROJECT SPONSORED BY WELLMARK BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD.
BECOMING A BLUE ZONE COMMUNITY REQUIRES THAT AT LEAST 20 PER CENT OF OUR CITIZENS SIGN A PERSONAL HEALTH PLEDGE AND COMPLETE AT LEAST ONE ACTION.
MAYOR BOB SCOTT SAYS HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A BETTER LOCAL RESPONSE IN GETTING BEHIND THE BLUE ZONE EFFORT:
SCOTT IS PARTICIPATING IN A WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM AND EATING HEALTHIER AS HIS PART OF THE BLUE ZONE EFFORT.
YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BLUE ZONE EFFORT BY GOING TO THE CITY'S WEBSITE AT SIOUX-DASH-CITY-DOT ORG AND CLICKING ON THE BLUE ZONE LINK.
THE COMMITTEE MADE UP TO GUIDE THE DIRECTION OF THE PROPOSED LIBERTY PARK INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT SOUTH OF SIOUX CITY HAS HAD ITS FIRST MEETING.
THE GROUP IS COMPRISED OF CITIZENS, BUSINESS PEOPLE AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM SIOUX CITY, SGT BLUFF AND WOODBURY COUNTY.
MC CLURE ENGINEERING IS THE CONSULTANT FOR THE PROJECT AND WAS THE FACILITATOR OF THE MEETING.
COUNTY SUPERVISOR GEORGE BOYKIN SAYS A LOT OF INFORMATION WAS EXCHANGED INCLUDING A DISCUSSION OF KEEPING THE EXISTING PORT NEAL I-29 INTERCHANGE:
BOYKIN SAYS MC CLURE WILL COMPILE INFORMATION FROM THE SMALL BREAKOUT SESSIONS AND THE GROUP WILL NEXT MOVE TOWARDS PUTTING TOGETHER SOME RECCOMENDATIONS:
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE WILL TAKE PLACE ON APRIL 23RD.
A 22-year-old Texas woman has been given 60 days in jail for trying to release minks from a Sioux City farm.
Kellie Marshall had pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to releasing an animal from an animal facility and attempted third-degree burglary.
Judge Steven Andreasen suspended a five-year prison sentence and 305 days of jail time for Marshall.
Marshall was given five years of probation as well.
Marshall and 24-year-old Victor Vanorden, also of Austin, were found in a soybean field in October before they could release the animals.
Officers found fences nearby that had been cut. Vanorden was sentenced to five years in prison.
Marshall and Vanorden must pay nearly $8,800 in restitution for the fence damage.
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