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On Tuesday, Sept. 15, employees and executives from Great West Casualty Company handed out 200 free meals and goodie bags to truck drivers at the Jefferson weigh station as part of Truck Driver Appreciation Week events. For more than 60 years, the South Sioux City company has served the truc…


This is a car your grandfather or great-grandfather may have driven – a Buick from the mid-1930s. White sidewalls on tires lasted much longer but are a rare sight today.

This dragonfly faces its wings toward the rising sun Tuesday, Sept. 15 to help dry the morning dew and warm up before continuing on its journey.

The LifeServe Blood Center blood drive in Elk Point Tuesday, Sept. 9 had a fantastic turn-out. Twenty-one donors registered and 24 life-saving units of blood were donated. Thank you to everyone that came out to help boost the local blood supply. The units donated at the blood drive can help …

The Dakota Valley Business Council annual membership meeting, traditionally held at Tyson Fresh Meats, will be held Sept. 24 at noon via Zoom.

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The North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation named The Glam Beautique Salon as the August Business of the Month. Pictured are, from left, NSCEDC Executive Director Andrew Nilges, aesthetician Rodaya Cottrell, owner Samantha Gilmore and salon manager LeAnna Stephenson.

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City workers used a beautiful Monday afternoon to remove the flags along River Drive.

Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Caring Committee is currently asking for donations for school supplies for Elk Point-Jefferson students. Most-needed items are earbuds and headphones, pens and #2 pencils, colored pencils, calculators, color markers and crayons, glue sticks, cleaning wipes and flas…

The menagerie in Bill French’s front yard on E. Main Street has increased again. In addition to its fine collection of 14 pigs, the grouping now includes a raccoon.

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A new state statute was passed during the 2020 legislative session that sparked the rewriting of a resolution on title administration fees in the Union County Treasurer’s department. Treasurer Myron Hertel explained the new statute and the updated resolution to the Union County Board of Coun…

Rhythm Stars Dance Company held an open house and registration Wednesday, Aug. 26. The studio recently opened in Elk Point at 101 N. Green St., Suite B.

The side of this pickup looks like a regular police vehicle but the back is customized for the Dakota Valley School Resource Officer.

Fareway Stores, Inc. announced a second distribution of the Fareway Family Front Line Plan, which will provide cash bonuses to its hourly employees who have worked on the front lines during these unprecedented times.

Arne and Marcine Fennel will celebrate their 50th anniversary Sept. 6, 2020. They were married Sept. 6, 1970 at the United Methodist Church in Gettysburg, SD.

Along with incoming freshmen, there’s a new sight on campuses this year. The University of South Dakota has signs placed throughout campus and near entrances about their current coronavirus response. All signs say “Coronavirus Response: Level 3. Masks Required. All public campus indoor spaces.”

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Deb Hoffman of North Sioux City has opened a new business in North Sioux City – My Little Treasures – in the former Four Seasons location off Gateway Drive.

Fortune Magazine has released its Global 500 based on revenue. Tyson Foods moved up to 287th from 306.

This census outreach was near the entrance of the Hong Kong Supermarket on West 7th in Sioux City. Census numbers determine many things for cities over the next 10 years.

This trio of cyclists enjoys a nice afternoon ride. Here they were bicycling along River Drive. Note all had helmets on.

The work on Riverside Boulevard/IA-12 is an Iowa Department of Transportation project. The plan is to convert Riverside into a two-lane road with a continuous two-way left turn lane. They are completing minor utility repairs including storm intake work, curb and gutter, the milling (removal)…

Just like high school sports, fine arts are feeling the effects of the pandemic as oral interp contests and the high school journalism convention have been moved online and All-State Chorus and Orchestra has been postponed to next year.

April blizzards, wet planting and harvest conditions, low commodity prices and trade concerns made 2019 a stressful year for many South Dakotans. Disruptions to production and marketing practices had many producers looking toward 2020 with optimism for a better year ahead.

These triplet fawns are out enjoying the Union County corn fields and the protection they create. However, fawns aren’t as cautious as older deer, so watch the roads and ditches carefully.

Around 75 students turned out at The Pointe Golf & Event Center for Prom Tuesday, Aug. 4. The event was held on the outside patio. They were entertained by the Dueling Pianos and a hypnotist.

At its regular meeting Aug. 3, the Jefferson City Council continued its efforts to clean up the town.

Andrew Tramp is the newest recruit to the Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District staff. He replaced longtime employee Kim Hoffman.

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It’s been a very busy and unique week for Jefferson Conoco. The small town gas station has had two separate events leading to two arrests in the last week.

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced that the Dakota Dunes CID public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence.

Tyson Foods, Inc. announced that Dean Banks will succeed Noel White as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), while maintaining the role of President, effective Oct. 3. White, who led Tyson through a period of unprecedented volatility and uncertainty when he assumed the CEO role in 2018, will remain…

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At the end of March, during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Little Free Library appeared on the 300 block of Lakeshore Drive in North Sioux City. According to the Little Free Library website, there are over 100,000 libraries around the world. The purpose of the Little Free Library …

Hello from the North Sioux City Community Library. We are excited the library doors are open and books are being circulated. We want to assure people we have a solid quarantine procedure and restrictions are in place for use inside the library. We still offer curbside pickup for those not re…

Due to COVID-19, National Night Out (NNO) has been officially moved to a later date.

Dakota Valley held an in-person graduation Saturday, July 25.

Travelers will be required to wear face coverings at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Todd Cranston, Amy Laursen and Kurt Hackemer play their alphorns at Todd and Amy’s house across from Vermillion High School. Todd and Amy are on the music faculty and Kurt is the Provost at the University of South Dakota. A sight like this is one of the unique joys of a university town.

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Junior golfers, front from left, Iris, Opal and Celeste Curry hold the prizes they received for completing the five-week golf program at The Pointe Golf & Event Center. Program director Darrell Stone, back, said it’s important that every golfer receive a prize. The program is for golfers…

The proposed merger of Siouxland Federal Credit Union with N.W. Iowa Credit Union in Le Mars will not take place. Siouxland Federal had made an invitation for the organizations to merge. Both boards approved the merger. The merger also required the approval of the membership.

COVID-19 has affected us all. But two newlyweds figured out a way to make their wedding celebration quite special by “literally” getting married on McCook Lake.

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading investigative research network, is seeking participants for COVID-19 vaccine studies in Dakota Dunes. The Phase III clinical trials will help determine the safety and efficacy of investigational vaccines intended to protect against SARS-Cov-2, the corona…

North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation (NSCEDC) Executive Director Andrew Nilges presented a plaque to Keith Gates of Keith Gates State Farm Insurance Agency for being named NSCEDC’s July Business of the Month. Once again, the NSCEDC limited participation this month due to COVID-1…

Tyson Foods, Inc. named Johanna Söderström as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective July 6. Söderström will report to Chief Executive Officer Noel White and lead all aspects of the company’s global people strategy to enable its overall growth, innovation and t…

Justin Pottorff, P.E., Sioux City’s project manager for the Engineering Division for the Military Road and Bridge project, stated that construction has moved to the intersection of Military Road and Riverside Boulevard. He said they expect the work to be completed within the next three weeks…