WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS HAVE APPROVED AN URBAN RENEWAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF SALIX.
THE DEAL CREATES A TWO MILE LIMIT FROM THE TOWN FOR ECONOMIC AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT.
THE SALIX CITY COUNCIL HAD EARLIER APPROVED THE DEAL.
A MEETING WITH AFFECTED LANDOWNERS IN THE ZONE WILL BE HELD DECEMBER 3RD AT 7PM AT THE SALIX CITY HALL.
COUNTY BUDGET MANAGER DENNIS BUTLER SAYS THAT'S FOR THE LANDOWNERS ADVANTAGE:
A MEETING WITH THE SGT. BLUFF AND WESTWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL FOLLOW WITH PLANS TO HAVE THE TOTAL AGREEMENT FINALIZED BEFORE THE END OF DECEMBER.
President Barack Obama has declared a disaster in Nebraska following severe weather at the beginning of October.
The declaration means federal emergency aid is available to supplement recovery efforts being conducted by state and local officials.
The funding will also be available to certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis.
The money can be used for emergency work, repairs and facility replacements.
Severe weather including winter storms, tornadoes and flooding were reported October 2nd through the 6th around much of the state.
The money will help nine counties including Wayne, Dixon, and Thurston.
A JURY HAS FOUND A SIOUX CITY MAN GUILTY IN THE FATAL SHOOTING OF A WOMAN ON THE CITY'S WESTSIDE LAST YEAR.
35-YEAR-OLD FERNANDO JAIMES-MARTINEZ WAS FOUND GUILTY OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER AND INTIMIDATION WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON WITH INTENT.
JAIMES-MARTINEZ WAS ORIGINALLY ACCUSED OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR FIRING A GUN INTO A CROWD ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2012, RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF 27-YEAR OLD KARLA GONZALEZ.
THE WOODBURY COUNTY JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY OF THE LESSER CHARGE.
JAIMES-MARTINEZ HAD PREVIOUSLY PLEADED GUILTY TO BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN THE CASE.
SENTENCING WAS SET FOR DECEMBER 27TH.
JAIMES-MARTINEZ REMAINS IN CUSTODY WITHOUT BOND.
THE SIOUX CITY EXPLORER'S ARE TEAMING UP WITH THE SALVATION ARMY OF SIOUXLAND TO HELP KEEP EVERYONE WARM THIS WINTER.
TEAM SPOKESPERSON ASHLEY SCHOENROCK SAYS THE X'S HAVE STARTED THE FIRST SHARE THE WARMTH DRIVE:
THE X'S HAVE 8 HOME GAMES NEXT MAY, SO DONORS HAVE SEVERAL GAMES TO PICK FROM.
SCHOENROCK SAYS THE IDEA CAME AFTER THE EXPLORERS HELPED WITH ANOTHER YOUTH PROJECT A FEW WEEKS AGO:
YOU SHOULD BRING THE HATS AND GLOVES AND MITTENS TO THE EXPLORERS WINTER OFFICE, WHICH IS LOCATED IN DAKOTA DUNES AT 600 STEVENS POINT DRIVE, SUITE 105.
IT'S LOCATED BETWEEN ORAL SURGERY ASSOCIATES AND THE TYSON FOODS CORPORATE OFFICES.
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