From wrappers and cans to papers and appliances, some say Sioux City's litter problem is out of control. Cleaning up after the city's litter bugs is costing tax payers about $70,000 every year. To encourage everyone to do their part and pitch in, next week the city will start a new litter campaign called "We All Pay Campaign."
President Obama will bring his campaign back to Iowa next week. His first stop will be in Ames, Iowa on Tuesday and he'll return Saturday for a campaign event in Des Moines. The news of those campaign stops came shortly before likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney held an event in Bettendorf, Iowa Wednesday. Both candidates are competing hard in Iowa, which is one of about six battleground states that likely will decide who wins the general election.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will meet with the public Thursday about surplus water. It's set for 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Gordon Drive in Sioux City. The Corps is looking for input from the public on a draft report on surplus water in the Missouri River's Dam system. They'll then use that information to put in place temporary water agreements and usage prices for city and industrial purposes.
A new field for soccer players in Siouxland. Wanting a free place to play, a group of high school students and others raised money and built the field at Lyons Park. The group, Soccer for Siouxland, finished the field last month and has funding for two more fields. Lyons Park is located on the corner of West 1st & John Streets in Sioux City.
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