The Sioux City Council will consider Monday a resolution authorizing officials to submit an application for a $125,400 MRHD grant for four murals and the purchase and installation of five pieces of public art.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said Sunday he’s “in it to win it” in his bid to wrest the 2020 Republican presidential nomination from Donald Trump and unify the nation rather than exploiting divides, as Trump is doing.
The council previously voted 3-1 to move forward the ordinance, which would require organizers to scale back the length of outdoor events generating noise to 11 p.m. Currently, the city issues sound permits for loud activities until 1:30 a.m.
Dale Lynam has been taste-testing many types of lattes, gourmet coffees, teas and smoothies lately. That's because he and his wife have opened Vine & Branches Coffee, a new organic coffee, tea and smoothie shop at 3085 Floyd Blvd.
A 33-year-old man lives at the home and has been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, falsifying public documents and with other crimes. The sheriff's office says counterfeit cash has shown up recently across the county.
It has been a banner year for the popular event, volunteer organizer Sam Burrish said. "We've been up in both attendance as well as the number of food trucks," he said. "It seems like people are really embracing the concept."
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on Thursday morning approved a contract between the Hard Rock and the casino's third-party sports betting operator, bringing the facility's planned sports book one step closer to reality.
The Virginia & Court Streets Walking Tour will take a look at the diverse industrial history and current revitalization effort along these downtown streets. Archives manager Tom Munson will conduct the tour at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
County Building Services Director Kenny Schmitz said two major pieces are moving toward framing the scope of a project that has an estimated cost of $49 million. The financial consultant will soon be selected, plus, "we are in the process of doing more detailed drawings" of how the jail could look.
Combined, the 13 casinos after payouts made $2.2 million in sports betting receipts, according to Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission data. Lyon County's Grand Falls posted a sports handle of $66,349, with $44,283 paid out to betters.
"Everybody up and down the street, their business is down. That's just a fact," Pierce Street Laundry's John Glaza said Monday. Wet weather conditions have delayed some work in the vicinity, according to a city official.
Ragen Cote, executive director of Downtown Partners Sioux City, is accustomed to keeping tabs on events. Yet even she's having a hard time juggling events for this weekend. "I will definitely need to keep some sort of itinerary," Cote said. "There's so much going on."
The bow-tied Hickman gave an energetic presentation, peppered with humor and personal anecdotes about the meaning of "fire" in the context of Christian faith. "Our actions must reflect our belief," he said. Our faith on fire is one that's active daily."
The expansion will include 66 new hotel rooms, a dedicated spot for sports gambling and a new stage for musical entertainment. The casino near Sioux Falls began its sports betting operations last month.
The festival will feature 52 movies from as far away as Japan, Kosovo and Tunisia on a big screen at the Promenade Cinema. "For the first time, the film festival is being held in a movie theater with proper equipment, proper movie snacks and comfy seating," an official said.
Sioux City Engineer Gordon Phair is asking the public to be patient as contractors repair multiple manholes around the city. "Be patient and watch out for all the detour signs," he said, adding that the goal is to finish work before winter.
Elizabeth Coody said Jesus depicted as an Anglo-Saxon male probably says more about an artist's interpretation than anything in the Bible. "An artist's rendering of Jesus has a major influence on how the reader sees Jesus," she added.
Councilwoman Rhonda Capron said she supports the development of the riverfront, which she said is the city's "jewel." Challenger Julie Schoenherr said she wanted to see "more of an attraction" to make the riverfront a destination.
The company is selling its Sheldon and Orange City operations to focus on theaters in Omaha and Sioux City. The latter underwent nearly $1 million in renovations in the last year, including the addition of recliner seats.
Beginning slowly by making artisan breads, empanadas and cake pops for family and friends, Jada Tirre started Filled With Love in the summer of 2018. Now, business is booming. "Who knows, maybe I can grow up to be the next 'Cake Boss,'" she said.
Documents say interest in the historic building from "a variety of developers" continues to grow. Council approved a measure in October for the city to purchase the structure for $750,000 so it can be used for the continued redevelopment of downtown.
Office Systems traces its Sioux City roots to 1893, when two businessmen opened a store. In 1956, the business started Office Systems, a then-small division that sold and serviced typewriters, calculators and other office equipment.
Reflecting on her time in office, Capron, a longtime bar owner who now runs a non-medical home care business for seniors, said the councils she served on accomplished more in eight years than others have in 20.
Scott, who will have served 15 years as mayor when his current term ends in 2020, won a decisive victory over challenger Maria Rundquist, as voters delivered a split decision on the five-member council.
A real estate development firm will purchase the property at the intersection of Floyd Boulevard and Fourth Street for development into leasable market-rate residential units and first-floor commercial space.
The unanimous vote to defer came after more than an hour of discussion. Several residents voiced opposition to the reconfiguration, which would consist of re-striping the road with one lane in each direction and a continuous center turn lane.
Iowa is now the only state in the nation that requires felons to apply to the governor to have their voting rights restored. Reynolds could make the change by executive order, but she has insisted a constitutional amendment is the better route.
The rented offices of various sizes and neighborhoods in Sioux City are the place for regional campaign workers to reach out to possible voters mulling candidates. "Everything happens there," the Woodbury County Democratic chair said.