A former Sioux City resident is the Iowa Air National Guard's first female brigadier general.
Jennifer Walter, a North High School graduate who now resides in Indianola, was promoted to brigadier general earlier this month during a ceremony at the 132nd Fighter Wing in Des Moines.
She will assume duties as the Iowa Air Guard's chief of staff.
Walter was promoted to colonel in 2005. Since January 2011, she has served as the 132nd Fighter Wing's vice wing commander.
Walter graduated from Sioux City North High School in 1974. She began her military career in 1975 in the Kansas Air National Guard before joining the Iowa Air Guard later in the year.
She has previously been deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan.
From Associated Press
THE SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ADVISING YOU TO BE CAREFUL IF YOU RECEIVE A CALL FROM SOMEONE ASKING FOR MONEY.
OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS, SEVERAL RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED A CALL FROM A SUBJECT IDENTIFYING THEMSELVES AS A FAMILY MEMBER.
THEY SAY THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY TO VISIT YOU, THAT THEY WERE IN AN ACCIDENT AND NEED CASH.
SEVERAL SIOUX CITY RESIDENTS BELIEVED THE PERSON AND WIRED MONEY TO AN ADDRESS IN MEXICO.
BEFORE SENDING MONEY, YOU ARE ADVISED TO CHECK WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS TO VERIFY THE STORY OR BE SURE ITS FAMILY YOU ARE SENDING THE MONEY TO.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 279-6440.
STUDENT ENROLLMENT IS UP IN THE SIOUX CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT THIS YEAR. SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR ALISON BENSON SAYS IT'S THE HIGHEST FIGURE SINCE THE FALL OF 2006:
BENSON SAYS THE INCREASE IN STUDENT ENROLLMENT MEANS A COUPLE OF THINGS TO THE DISTRICT:
BENSON SAYS THE INCREASED FUNDING WILL ALLOW THE DISTRICT TO STRENGTHEN EXISTING PROGRAMS AND PERHAPS, ADD NEW ONES.
SIOUX CITY IS USING A NEW "GREEN" TECHNOLOGY IN THE ASPHALT RESURFACING OF WEST 19TH STREET BETWEEN CENTER AND HELMER. THE ASPHALT USED IS MADE FROM A PROCESS USING GROUND RUBBER FROM RECYCLED TIRES.
NOEL SCHULZ, MARKETING GENERAL MANAGER OF JEBRO INCORPORATED, SAYS THE RUBBERIZED ASPHALT STRETCHES AND LASTS LONGER, SO ISN'T AS PRONE TO POTHOLES:
CIVIL ENGINEER ERIC SMITH SAYS THE CITY REAPS SEVERAL BENEFITS FROM THE ASPHALT:
AROUND 1200 SCRAP TIRES WERE GROUND UP TO USE IN THE ASPHALT FOR THE WEST 19TH PROJECT.
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