The flood recovery process is far from finished in Riv-R-Land Estates, where the waters have receded but much of the mess remains.
The Siouxland Recovery Fund and the Siouxland Salvation Army are offering some help, providing $183,000 for homeowners.
The money is to be used mainly for smaller repairs to furnaces, water heaters, electrical and plumbing.
Riv-R-Land Estates Homeowners Association treasurer Kim Blaeser says gutting flooded homes, tearing down sheet rock and drying out the wood dried has been a huge task this fall.
She says everyone wants to believe they will get back home again.
Riv-R-Land officials estimate that it will take around $1.3 million to make a lot of the homes livable again.
REPRESENTATIVES FROM SKYWEST, A PARTNER OF DELTA AIRLINES, MADE THEIR PITCH TO PROVIDE AIR SERVICE FROM SIOUX CITY TO MINNEAPOLIS TO CITY LEADERS.
SKYWEST WOULD PROVIDE TWO DAILY FLIGHTS TO MINNEAPOLIS USING 50 SEAT PASSENGER JETS...SIMILAR TO WHAT DELTA AIRLINES USUALLY DOES AT SIOUX GATEWAY AIRPORT.
BRAD RAWSON OF SKY WEST SAYS THE AIRLINE WOULD LOOK TO EVENTUALLY INCREASE SERVICE FROM THE TWO FLIGHTS IF THE MARKET SUPPORTS THAT.
SKYWEST IS COMPETING FOR A TWO YEAR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE FEDERAL SUBSIDY WITH AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES, WHO WOULD FLY TO CHICAGO INSTEAD OF MINNEAPOLIS.
AIRPORT BOARD DIRECTOR DAN KAPLAN WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT HE DIDN'T HEAR MORE OF A LONG TERM COMMITMENT FROM SKY WEST.
THE AIRPORT BOARD WILL VOTE ON WHICH CARRIER TO RECCOMEND FOR THE AIR SERVICE CONTRACT THURSDAY MORNING.
PIERCE STREET BETWEEN 14TH AND 18TH STREETS IS ALMOST READY TO RE-OPEN TO UPTOWN TRAFFIC.
CIVIL ENGINEER ERIC SMITH SAYS THE CONTRACTOR HOPES TO RE-OPEN THE STREET WITHIN THE WEEK:
ELSEWHERE PAVING ON THE KINGS HIGHWAY BRIDGE IS CONTINUING THIS WEEK.....AND WORK ON WESLEY PARKWAY IS NEARLY COMPLETE WITH PAVING OCCURRING ON THE CONNECTION TO 14TH AND HAMILTON BOULEVARD.
IT'S TIME TO START DECORATING YOUR HOUSE FOR THE ANNUAL SIOUX CITY MAKE-A-WISH HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST.
SPOKESPERSON LOUISE KELEHER SAYS THE CONTEST HELPS FUND WISH FULFILLMENT FOR LOCAL CHILDREN WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM ILLNESS.
TEN LOCAL CHILDREN HAD THEIR WISHES GRANTED LAST YEAR.
ENTRY FORMS WILL BE PRINTED IN LOCAL NEWSPAPERS BEGINNING SUNDAY, AND YOU CAN ALSO ENTER THE CONTEST THROUGH FACEBOOK OR THE IOWA MAKE A WISH WEBSITE WHICH IS www.iowa.wish.org OR CALL 1-800-797-WISH.
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