A RIBBON CUTTING MARKED THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE KINGS HIGHWAY BRIDGE OVER PERRY CREEK ON SIOUX CITY'S NORTHSIDE FRIDAY MORNING.
CITY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR CHRIS PAYER SAYS THE NEW BRIDGE REPLACES ONE THAT WAS BUILT IN 1935:
WHILE THE BRIDGE WAS OUT, NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS HAD TO TAKE A LONG DETOUR TO GET TO HAMILTON BOULEVARD.
90 YEAR OLD STANLEY SWANSON IS ONE OF THE RESIDENTS WHO IS HAPPY TO HAVE THE NEW BRIDGE IN PLACE:
SWANSON SAYS HE DOES MISS THE OLD BRIDGE THOUGH, AND HOPES TRAFFIC WILL DRIVE AT A SAFE SPEED PAST HIS HOUSE OVER THE NEW BRIDGE.
ADDITIONAL LANDSCAPING WORK WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT SPRING. THE TOTAL COST OF THE PROJECT WAS ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.
THE TYSON EVENTS CENTER HAD A SUCCESSFUL YEAR IN 2011, INCLUDING SIX STRAIGHT CONCERT SELLOUTS.
THE CITY'S RELEASED A LIST OF THE TOP ATTRACTIONS HELD AT THE TYSON THIS PAST YEAR, WITH THE LIST TOPPED BY THE ELTON JOHN CONCERT.
TIM MC GRAW, SUGARLAND AND REBA MC ENTIRE'S SHOWS RANK 2ND THROUGH 4TH. THE SIOUX CITY BANDITS CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON ROUNDS OUT THE TOP FIVE.
The Sioux City Public Museum is commemorating the community's role in World War Two with a new temporary exhibit.
Museum director Steve Hansen says Sioux City was home to one of the Army Air Corps' largest bomber training bases:
One of the promotional items is a milk bottle from the 1940's from Roe Dairy:
Hansen says the exhibit also contains German and Japanese military memorabilia brought home by returning American veterans:
The Sioux City Public Museum is located at 607 4th Street in downtown Sioux City and is closed Christmas Day and on Mondays.
G-O-P PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RON PAUL WILL MAKE ONE MORE SWING THROUGH WESTERN IOWA BEFORE THE IOWA CAUCUSES.
PAUL WILL HOLD A RALLY NEXT FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30TH, AT THE LE MARS CONVENTION CENTER AT 1PM.
HE WILL THEN HEAD TO SIOUX CENTER FOR A 3PM APPEARANCE AT THE CITY'S PUBLIC LIBRARY.
PAUL THEN COMES TO SIOUX CITY WHERE HE WILL GREET SUPPORTERS AT THE STONY CREEK INN AT 7PM.
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