The field of candidates running for Sioux City city council has been narrowed from eight to six. The top vote-getters in Tuesday's primary election were Pete Groetken, Dan Moore, Doug Batcheller, incumbent Keith Radig, Maria Rundquist, and Jim France. These six candidates will compete for three seats on the city council in the November 6th general election. About 10,000 people voted in Tuesday's primary.
People whose jobs were knocked out by Friday's tornado in Wayne, Nebraska are getting some help. On Tuesday, a rapid response employee meeting was held to help them find temporary or permanent work during cleanup and rebuilding, which could take months. More than 100 people came to the session. People impacted by the storm can get more information by contacting the Department of Labor in Wayne.
Nine days into the government shut down and the effects can be found in many places, including the farm. With the USDA mostly closed, the crop information people depend on is harder to get. That information helps farmers know when to buy and sell grain. For now, farmers can consult with neighbors, use other public domain reports, or subscribe to private companies.
There's a new place for visitors to the "Ice Cream Capitol of the World" to get more information. Community leaders in Le Mars, Iowa cut the ribbon on a new Convention and Visitor Bureau. It will be a resource for tourists to learn about attractions and events going on in town. The center was donated to the city by the Maser family.
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