THE RETURN OF COLD WEATHER BRINGS AWARENESS THAT HOMELESS PEOPLE OF THE SIOUXLAND AREA NEED WARM CLOTHING AS WELL AS SHELTER.
CITY MANAGER PAUL ECKERT SAYS A BLANKET AND CLOTHING DRIVE TO HELP SIOUXLAND HOMELESS IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY:
YOU CAN ALSO DROP OFF DONATIONS AT THE MARY TREGLIA COMMUNITY CENTER ON JENNINGS STREET AND AT THE SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE AT 1150 TRI VIEW AVENUE THROUGH JANUARY 24TH.
State lawmakers are fast-tracking extra money to cover tuition costs for Iowa National Guard soldiers in Sioux City, who've been awarded college tuition assistance from the state.
The Iowa Guard cut its "Education Assistance Program" grants by 13-hundred dollars for this spring semester.
Representative Royd Chambers of Sheldon is a first sergeant in the Iowa Air Guard and he's well aware of the problem.
Legislators are tentatively setting aside one-point-three million dollars to provide the full tuition grant.
Senator Daryl Beall of Fort Dodge says this tuition assistance helps the Iowa Guard retain its soldiers at a higher rate than many other state units.
Beall is chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Chambers is the chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee in the Iowa House
A DES MOINES CONSULTING FIRM HAS LAID OUT A MASTER PLAN FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPOSED LIBERTY INDUSTRIAL PARK NEAR SALIX.
TERRY LUTZ OF MC CLURE ENGINEERING OF CLIVE, IOWA GAVE WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS AN OVERVIEW ON TUESDAY.
LUTZ'S RECCOMENDATIONS INCLUDE FORMING A RESOURCE COMMITTEE OF ALL PARTIES AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT;
LUTZ SAYS DEVELOPING LIBERTY PARK INTO A MEGACENTER WILL HELP IN GETTING STATE AND NATIONAL GROUPS TO ATTRACT POTENTIAL BUSINESSES TO THE SITE.
SUPERVISORS WILL CONSIDER GRANTING A CONTRACT TO MC CLURE ENGINEERING TO PROCEED WITH A LONG RANGE PLAN AT NEXT WEEK'S MEETING.
WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS HAVE GIVEN THEIR SUPPORT TO A PAIR OF VISION IOWA GRANT REQUESTS.
THE BOARD APPROVED GIVING TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN RIVERBOAT FUNDS TO THE NEW LIBRARY PROJECT IN SLOAN.
LIBRARY SPOKESWOMAN MARY PARKER SAYS THE COUNTY FUNDING IS NEEDED TO HELP GET THE VISION IOWA DOLLARS:
PARKER SAYS THE NEW LIBRARY WILL HAVE OVER SIX TIMES THE SPACE OF THE CURRENT FACILITY, AND THEY HOPE TO MOVE IN SOMETIME IN JUNE.
THE LIBRARY ALSO RECEIVED A $40,000 GRANT FROM THE MISSOURI RIVER HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION ON MONDAY.
THE BOARD ALSO GAVE THE SIOUXLAND HISTORICAL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION VERBAL SUPPORT FOR A PROPOSAL TO COMPLETE
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