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Third-set loss provides Sergeant Bluff-Luton the spark it needed at state

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sergeant Bluff-Luton has only lost three sets in five-set matches the whole season. Read more


Twelve Clans Unity Hospital offering inpatient care

WINNEBAGO, Neb. -- Twelve Clans Unity Hospital is offering inpatient care for the first time since the Winnebago Tribe of Ne… Read more


Gehlen Catholic brings 12-match winning streak into state tournament

The Jays almost didn’t make it back to Cedar Rapids, but came back from a 2-1 deficit against Newell-Fonda to earn their 10th trip in 11 years. “That was really a sweet win for us," coach Mike Meyer said.  Read more


Unity Christian volleyball team transforms into Class 3A state tournament qualifier

The Knights didn’t get a chance to make another deep run in 2A this season because the school’s enrollment bumped Unity up to Class 3A. That put them in competition with MOC-Floyd Valley, Spirit Lake, Sheldon and other larger schools. Read more

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Siouxland Crime & Courts

UPDATED: Ex-Briar Cliff student charged with forgery, prostitution, transmitting disease

According to court documents, the man gave five people each a digitally produced check with his name on it, ranging in value from $30,000 to $600,000.  Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

Sioux City man accused of $6,700 in scams

According to a complaint, the man took a rental deposit on a home he wasn't authorized to rent, posed as an electrician and never completed work, and took payment for roof repairs he didn't perform. Read more

Local news

Former Sears space at Southern Hills Mall may be demolished, replaced by another retailer

The present plan is to knock down the old store and rebuild in the same area. It's not clear whether the new building would be adjoined to the mall, as the Sears space  -- 120,000 square feet of tan brick -- was.  Read more

State and regional

Orange City mayor cruises to re-election in race marked by dispute over gay rights

Deb De Haan, a three-term incumbent, captured 76 percent of the vote. The mayor exhaled deeply during an interview when results became final. “(I’m) relieved, humbled and incredibly supported by the citizens of Orange City,” she said.  Read more

Government and Politics

Woodbury County's veterans affairs head exits with severance pay

Board chairman Keith Radig said he could not address why Danielle Dempster left the position and whether it was a voluntary resignation. The severance agreement, a copy of which was obtained by the Journal, does not specify a reason for her departure. Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

Sgt. Bluff lawyer, Crawford County attorney finalists for judicial vacancy

SIOUX CITY -- Sergeant Bluff lawyer Robert Tiefenthaler and Crawford County Attorney Roger Sailer have been chosen as finali… Read more

Government and Politics

Capron 'disappointed' in voter turnout, says she won't run again

"Politics has changed over the last few years, and I'm not going to play to their game. I will not go low, I will always go high," Capron said Wednesday by phone. "We both fought a good fight; and I came a little bit short, that's all," she added. Read more

Government and Politics

Schoenherr edges out Capron; Scott wins another term as mayor

Schoenherr edged Capron by 372 votes, 51 percent to 48 percent, according to unofficial results from the Woodbury County Auditor's office. "I think I won because I think that I really resonated to the people of Sioux City," Schoenherr said. Read more


How a Siouxland high school pulls off a 2-hour musical: 100 students, 2 months

In pulling off the show, Westwood teacher and director Tom Gerking over two months will at varying times both lightly cajole and get tough with more than 100 students, who are juggling numerous other school and personal tasks. Read more

Siouxland Crime & Courts

Sioux City hotel worker sentenced to probation for credit card scheme

An investigation discovered $32,703 in fraudulent charges after a co-worker discovered evidence of the scheme and reported it to police. A man then split the money with Sandra Lalumendre, who was his manager. Read more

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Get entered to win our "Cozy Up with a Cuppa Sweepstakes" and register to win a $100 Visa gift card brought to you by Jumpy Monkey Coffee. Read more

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This week's Photo Galleries

PHOTOS: Class 4A and 5A state volleyball quarterfinals

Quarterfinal state volleyball action in classes 4A and 5A played Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Read more

PHOTOS: St. Mary's vs Fremont-Mills playoff football

St. Mary's and Fremont-Mills meet in eight-player football playoff action Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Remsen, Iowa. Read more