Many folks who live in Sioux City's Leeds neighborhood are wondering why they have to buy flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says homes and businesses near the Floyd River are required to have insurance, even though it hasn't flooded since the 1960s and the levee is in excellent condition. Officials say the potential for localized flooding during heavy rains triggered the decision from FEMA. Two public meetings are planned Wednesday to discuss the impact of the decision on property owners.
A northwest Iowa couple is reaching out to military veterans to help them adjust to civilian life after serving. Monday, they're opening a place in Alta called "Veterans First" where members of all military branches can hang out together and support each other. Gary and Deborah Emery were inspired after a longtime family friend committed suicide after returning from duty. The Emerys say it can be helpful for veterans to talk with others who have seen the same things they've seen while serving.
Sioux Center, Iowa was the place for aspiring young scientists this weekend. Dordt College hosted "STEM Fest." It's an all-day hands-on workshop for 130 students in fourth through eighth grades. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The kids did experiments and built things like bridges and hovercrafts. Organizers say as students realize there are more people out there who are interested in sciences, it helps encourage them individually.
A fundraiser of fabulous dresses. The 2nd Annual "Raid Her Closet" sale is underway at East High School. It's a way for girls to sell dresses that may have only been worn once at a reduced cost. The girls make a little money, the choir department makes a little money, and buyers get some great deals on great gowns. It started Saturday, and will be going on again Monday night from 6:30 to 8:30 at East High School.
When you were in school, you were probably used to doing laps around the track...More >>
When you were in school, you were probably used to doing laps around the track like this. It was an act of endurance while you were in gym. But this Memorial Day weekend, that's just the beginning.More >>
Authorities say Kathlynn's blood was found at the hog confinement and on the tailgate of the suspect's truck.More >>
Authorities say the two girls were kidnapped by Michael Klunder, a convicted sex offender. The 12-year old was able to escape. Kathlynn Shepard's family members say that girl was able to tell them about how he lured the girls into his truck and how she got away. More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
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