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New Walgreens gets the green light from council

The way has been cleared for a new Walgreens pharmacy at the corner of 19th and Hamilton. On Monday, the city council gave final approval to the plan after the developer made some changes to address traffic concerns. Traffic will not be allowed to cross 19th and no left turns will be allowed onto Hamilton from the new store. Semper Development says the 15,000 square foot drug store will take about a year to build.

City signs off on Liberty Park/I-29 agreement

The city council has also signed off on a deal with Woodbury County on the Liberty Industrial Park project and I-29 interchange at Port Neal. Council members approved a memorandum of understanding Monday night. In exchange, the county will help pay for a study of a second interstate interchange near Sioux City's Southbridge Industrial Park. The deal is preliminary. Both the city and county must still sign binding agreements.

Siouxland schools receive a technology boost

Four Siouxland schools are getting a digital boost, compliments of Hy-Vee. The grocery store presented smart boards to the schools on Monday. It's through the SMART Points program, which awards schools and their students for shopping at Hy-Vee. Homer Elementary, St. Paul Lutheran, and Mater Dei's Immaculate Conception Center and Nativity Center are receiving new smart boards for their classrooms.

High school student inspires others to join his fight against cancer

A student at East Sac County high school has an idea to help defeat cancer. Brad Pickhinke came up with a contest called "Rock'n Out Cancer." His goal is to raise 10-thousand dollars for cancer research, by having students pay ten-dollars for T-shirts and the opportunity to produce music videos for the cause. Brad says he was moved to action after losing a close family friend to breast cancer last year. He says this is an opportunity for young people to make a difference against a disease that affects all of us.

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