THE SIOUX CITY COUNCIL ELECTION IS ABOUT A WEEK AWAY, AND THE PROPOSAL TO USE PART OF LEIF ERICSON CITY PARK AS THE SITE OF A NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REMAINS A "HOT BUTTON" ISSUE FOR THE CANDIDATES.
RHONDA CAPRON SAYS SHE WANTS TO SEE THE PARK PRESERVED, AND HAS A SUGGESTION FOR AN ALTERNATIVE SITE FOR THE PROPOSED NEW SCHOOL:
FLORA LEE SAYS WHILE SHE WOULDN'T WANT TO SEE THE VALLEY PARK APARTMENTS REMOVED FOR A NEW SCHOOL, SHE ALSO WANTS TO PRESERVE LEIF ERICSON PARK.
SHE CITED A PREVIOUS EXAMPLE OF THE CITY TRADING GREENSPACE FOR A NEW BUILDING:
THE TWO CANDIDATES MADE THEIR COMMENTS WHILE SPEAKING AT THE NOON ROTARY CLUB MEETING AT BEV'S ON THE RIVER.
RESERVATIONS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR THE 21ST ANNUAL SIOUXLAND RED CROSS TOUR OF HOMES.
TAMMY PECH OF THE RED CROSS SAYS THIS YEAR'S TOUR IS A JOURNEY DOWN JACKSON STREET, FEATURING SEVERAL WELL KNOWN PLACES LIKE THE PEIRCE MANSION AND THE CHOCOLATE HOUSE:
THE TOUR IS A MAJOR FUNDRAISER FORT THE RED CROSS, AND THIS YEAR THERE'S ALSO A SPECIAL V-I-P TOUR ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19TH
IF YOU'D LIKE TO TAKE PART IN THIS YEAR'S TOUR OF HOMES, YOU SHOULD CALL 712-226-TOUR OR GO ONLINE TO SIOUXLAND RED CROSS DOT COM.
TRICK OR TREATERS WILL HIT THE STREETS TONIGHT FROM 6 TO 8 O'CLOCK IN SIOUX CITY.
SIOUX CITY POLICE ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP YOUR YARD CLEAR OF LADDERS, HOSES, FLOWER POTS AND OTHER DEBRIS.
COSTUMES SHOULD HAVE EYE HOLES BIG ENOUGH FOR GOOD VISION AND AN ADULT SHOULD ALWAYS ACCOMPANY A CHILD TO EACH HOME.
OFFICERS SAY YOU SHOULD ONLY GO TO HOMES WITH A PORCH LIGHT ON AND NEVER ENTER A HOME OR CAR FOR A TREAT.
FOR OLDER CHILDREN, PLAN AND REVIEW A ROUTE THAT IS ACCEPTABLE TO YOU AND NEVER CROSS THE STREET BETWEEN PARKED CARS OR DRIVEWAYS.
MOTORISTS MAY HAVE TROUBLE SEEING TRICK-OR-TREATERS.
OTHER THAN THAT, HAVE FUN WITH THE OTHER GOBLINS TONIGHT FROM 6 TO 8 O'CLOCK.
AND, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Court filings show authorities searched for more than a week before finding a woman stuffed in awindow seat at her South Sioux City home.
The body of 47-year-old Kelly Alspach was discovered Oct. 21. Dakota County Court records say she died of blunt force trauma to the head and asphyxia.
Alspach's boyfriend, 53-year-old John Baker, is being held in North Dakota. He faces a murder charge in her death.
The arrest warrant for Baker says investigators were alerted Oct. 12 that he was suicidal. Officers went to the couple's home but no one answered.
The next day, Alspach's employer reported she hadn't been to work for four days.
The warrant says police searched the house, cistern and a rental property before finding the body.
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