Sioux City

The 185th Holds an Open House Saturday

Jun 8, 2017

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The 185th Air Refueling Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard will hold an open house Saturday  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..  The 185th holds the open house each year to thank the Sioux City community for supporting the base and the men and women serving there.  Col. Larry Christensen is wing commander at the 185th.  He says visitors will be able to see a wide variety of military aircraft.



Mercy Signs Deal to Serve Medicaid Population

Jun 5, 2017

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The parent company of Sioux City’s Mercy Medical Center is entering into a new agreement to help it serve Iowa’s largest Medicaid program.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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Food Truck Fridays Return June 2nd

May 19, 2017

Food Truck Fridays is back for a second year on Fourth Street in downtown Sioux City beginning June 2nd.  The event will be held between Jackson and Jones Street next to the old Riviera Theater.  Sarah Fish of Downtown Partners said at a press conference Friday that this year there are more vendors to choose from.



Fridays on the Promenade Becomes Dowtown Live

May 18, 2017

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“Fridays on the Promenade” will continue this summer as “Downtown Live.” This 12th season of the musical series will be held on Thursday evenings.  This year’s chairperson Reagan Cody made the announcement yesterday at the Sioux City Public Museum.  She says the venue was changed for practical reasons.



Spring Friendraiser Fun

Apr 19, 2017

The fund drive continues through Wednesday. Make your pledge today, and as always, stay tuned.

Part of the lineup for Saturday in the Park was announced today. Headliners include jazz-blues-funk player Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, rock hybrid The Revivalists and soul sensation Joss Stone. 

The 27th annual free music festival will be held in Grandview Park on July 1.

Stone was set to perform at Saturday in the Park in 2012 but dropped out due to a delay in her recording schedule.

Flight 232 Model at Local Museum

Mar 27, 2017

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The Sioux City Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation has acquired a model of the DC-10 plane like the one that crashed at the Sioux Gateway Airport in 1989.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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A new program will allow Siouxland students to complete coursework at Iowa State University Design West and Western Iowa Tech Community College before transferring to Ames.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett as the details.

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Our Tia-Mama said she was way too young to be a grandmother when her first grandchild was born, so she became Tia-Mama.  In Spanish “tia” actually means “aunt”…and an aunt is a very special relative to a young child.  Our Tia-Mama is very special to us and we love that she has a very special name.

My Grandpa Albert lives in San Antonio, Texas.  I interviewed him over Facetime on my Ipad as there was no time to meet with him face to face.  His life is interesting and full of surprises!