THE SIOUX CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS A NEW PUBLIC EDUCATION OFFICER. JESSE PEDERSEN TAKES OVER THE POSITION FROM JOE RODRIQUEZ.
PEDERSEN IS A TEN YEAR VETERAN WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WHO PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH THE HAZMAT UNIT AT STATION SEVEN.
RODRIQUEZ HAS BEEN PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT, AND WILL NOW SERVE AS A DEPUTY FIRE MARSHALL WITH THE FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU.
SIOUX CITY'S NAACP BRANCH WILL HONOR LOCAL STUDENTS WITH THEIR ANNUAL BANQUET THIS SATURDAY.
SPOKESWOMAN KEMI JONES SAYS THE FREEDOM FUND BANQUET HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES:
THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SIOUX CITY CONVENTION CENTER BEGINNING AT 6:30PM THIS SATURDAY. YOU MAY OBTAIN TICKET INFORMATION BY CALLING 712-204-1542.
RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVED THE REVENUE PURPOSE STATEMENT FOR THE DISTRICT IN A TUESDAY ELECTION.
THE VOTE REGARDING USING FUNDS RAISED BY THE EXISTING ONE CENT STATE SALES TAX PASSED BY AN 88 TO 7 MARGIN.
Officials in the Project Recovery Iowa office are trying to ensure that those who were hit by the Missouri River flooding have been able to get all the state and federal recovery aid they're due.
Spokesperson Karen Hyatt says you don't have to do it all yourself.
The P-R-I staff have been on the ground since the flooding began, but Hyatt says they still haven't reached everyone that might need some help.
Anyone who lives or lived in the counties hit by the flooding can check with the Project Recovery Iowa office by calling the Iowa Concerns Hotline. That line is open 24-hours-a-day.
Hyatt says the Missouri River flooding was unlike any other recent disasters because of how long the water remained before the recovery efforts started.
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