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Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Council to Hold Public Electronic Meeting

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 CITY COUNCIL MEETING - NOTICE 

In support of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ proclamation declaring a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency in Iowa, the current COVID-19 situation makes it "impossible and impractical"...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Ongoing Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus response

With additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sioux County, the City of Sioux Center is taking additional measures to slow the spread of the virus.

Our utility staff will continue to respond to emergency calls but will postpone other...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Sioux Center Parks, Fields and Trail Use During Ongoing COVID-19 Response

Boy on swing at park

The Sioux Center Parks Department is continuing to monitor developments with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and how it impacts the use of city parks, fields, and trails.

At this time, we are not closing access to public parks or trails. We are closing ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

City Office Closing Temporarily in Response to Coronavirus

City Office Closed Temporarily

The Sioux Center City Office will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 23 until further notice.

We know that, especially in rapidly changing circumstances, you rely on us to provide you with constant, essential services. We will continue to provi...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Council Approves Studying Indoor Turf Facility Concept

indoor turf field with dome

The Sioux Center City Council indicated interest in considering an indoor turf facility after reviewing the potential community impact and benefits of this amenity.

At this week’s city council meeting, members of Sioux Center’s Joint Us...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Siouxnami Waterpark Named Iowa Outstanding Attraction

Aerial view of waterpark

Sioux Center’s new adventure waterpark was given one of the highest honors in the state for tourism as part of the Iowa Tourism Awards.

Siouxnami Waterpark, which features Iowa’s only aquatic zipline, a lazy river with a wave feature, a...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

SCMU Delivers Energy Efficiency Rebate to Dordt University

Professional people stand with large check

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities presented Dordt University a $11,982 rebate check this week for choosing energy-efficient technology in their facilities in Sioux Center.

The energy rebates are part of the Bright Energy Solutions program, which offers cash...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Enterprise Fund Budget Maps Out Future Utility Improvements

Utility workers in hard hats work on drill

The Sioux Center City Council had its eyes to future utility improvements during a review of the 2020-21 budget for enterprise funds. Enterprise funds, including municipal utilities and Centre Mall, operate primarily from revenue generated when customers ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

$100,000 Grant from Perdue to Help Build Fire Station

Men speak and hold large prop check

A $100,000 grant through a large local employer will help build Sioux Center’s new Fire Station No. 2.

The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, awarded a $100,000 grant on Feb. 13 to help the Cit...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Proposed Budget Lowers City Levy Rate

Budget Review

The proposed 2020-2021 General Fund budget for the City of Sioux Center calls for a slight decrease in the tax levy, making this the 11th consecutive year the city tax levy rate has seen no change or decreased.

The Sioux Center City Council reviewed the pr...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Master Planning to Help Shape Highway 75 Design

Highway traffic in snow

As engineers begin to sketch out Highway 75 improvements, Sioux Center is going to take a careful look to ensure the design fits the community’s needs and identity.

“This is a once in a generation investment in our community,”...

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Posted on: February 2, 2020

Public Invited to Hearing for Proposed Levy

Sunset near rural city

The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year City property tax levy on Feb. 19, 2020, at 4 p.m., at the City Office council room.

At the public hearing any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Grant to Boost Local Growth Planning

Business people hold large check

Sioux Center is receiving a $10,000 grant through a partnership between Premier Communications, Aureon, and the Iowa Area Development Group to help create a big-picture vision for three significant city-owned properties.

“Working through master p...

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Posted on: January 25, 2020

Celebrating 30 Years of Lewis & Clark Regional Water System

Two men hold cake

The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, of which Sioux Center is a member, is marking its 30 year anniversary this month. Sioux Center has been part of the organization since its inception in 1990, and Sioux Center Municipal Utilities Manager Murray ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

SCMU Delivers Energy Efficiency Rebate to Interstates

Four people stand by large presentation check

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities presented local company Interstates a $20,557 rebate check this week for choosing energy-efficient technology in their new office building in Sioux Center.

The energy rebates are part of the Bright Energy Solutions program,...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Planned Sale of Land to AgriVision Approved

Two men sign letters

A John Deere equipment dealer is moving toward building a large implement dealership in northern Sioux Center.

This week the Sioux Center City Council completed a final step to approve the sale of approximately 15 acres of city-owned property along the nor...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Vander Berg Begins Role on City Council

Man raises hand for oath

A lifetime Sioux Center resident and local bank president took his oath of office to join the Sioux Center City Council this week.

Dale Vander Berg was sworn in by Mayor David Krahling at the council’s first 2020 meeting, held Jan 2. He was elect...

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Posted on: December 24, 2019

Federal Budget Promising for Lewis & Clark Progress

water pumps at large treatment plant

Budget decisions on the national level are favorable for progress on connecting Sioux Center to Lewis & Clark Regional Water System’s water supply.

Federal funding levels for the Board of Reclamation’s Rural Water Program, which all...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Utilities, City Give Support to Organizations that Serve Community

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Sioux Center Municipal Utilities and the City of Sioux Center are supporting organizations that serve the community, including an expansion of local hospital and senior living facilities.

This week, the Sioux Center City Council approved a gift of $600,000...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Community's New Wastewater Treatment Plant Begins Operation

Wastewater aeration basin

A new facility that will serve nearly every home and business in Sioux Center is now in operation.

Sioux Center’s new wastewater facility began treating wastewater in November and is now online.

“It’s been a long process and it...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Zoning updates to go into effect in 2020

Close up of map draft

The City of Sioux Center has updated its zoning code and map with the future in mind.

“Our community is growing, and these updates help ensure that our zoning reflects current and future growth,” said Assistant City Manager Dennis Dokte...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Fire Station No. 2 Replacement Planned to Serve Community

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A new Fire Station No. 2 may replace the existing structures to better serve Sioux Center.

A plan for the new Fire Station No. 2, with four highway-facing overhead doors, dimensions well-suited for fire truck storage, a wash/maintenance bay, and a gear roo...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Local Softball Diamond Takes Top Honors in Nation

aerial view of softball diamond

The softball field at Open Space Park in Sioux Center has been selected as top in its class in the nation.

The diamond was named Softball Field of the Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association. It was selected as the number one softball diamond at the K...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

AgriVision announces plans for Sioux Center location

Men hold photo of implement dealership

A large-scale John Deere dealer has proposed opening a new site in Sioux Center.

AgriVision Equipment representatives announced this week the company’s plans to build a new dealership and create high-quality jobs in the community.

“I see...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Siouxnami Waterpark Sets New Records for Summer Fun

people float in innertubes

Siouxnami Waterpark opened in late June to rave reviews and record numbers of visitors from across the region.

Prior to the opening of the new outdoor waterpark, in 2018, the All Seasons Center saw a summer attendance of 215 people per day at its indoor an...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Iowa All-Star Community Award Honors Collaboration

Iowa All-Star Community Award 2019 - Regional Airport FOR WEB

The City of Sioux Center, along with the City of Orange City and Sioux County, was honored for joint efforts to create the Sioux County Regional Airport with a 2019 All-Star Community Award from the Iowa League of Cities.

The All-Star Community Awards are ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

City to Hold Hearings on Proposed Updates to Zoning Code and Map

Close up of map draft

The City of Sioux Center’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council will be holding public hearings to review and consider several amendments to the City’s zoning code regulations and zoning map.

Complete details of these amendme...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Celebrating Community Ownership of Local Utilities

Utility workers in hard hats talk

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities is celebrating its distinctively local service during Public Power & Natural Gas Week, Oct. 6-12, 2019. Mayor David Krahling and the City Council declared this week Public Power and Natural Gas Week in Sioux Center at ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

City to Add Flashing Sign at Pedestrian Crossing

Pedestrian crossing sign

The City of Sioux Center will be installing new button-activated rapid flashing pedestrian signs on 20th Street SE at the 3rd Avenue intersection. This pedestrian crossing connects about 90 homes in the South Ridge residential area to the rest of Sioux Ce...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

New Children’s Park Shelter House Ready for Events

Group speaks in enclosed park shelter

With sweeping views of the grassy hills and trees and a modern, warm-toned interior, the new Children’s Park shelter house offers a welcoming place to gather and enjoy the park.

The new climate-controlled, accessible shelter house is now open for...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Planning Continues for Highway 75 Improvements

Highway 75 improvements concept

Sioux Center is preparing for a major Iowa Department of Transportation investment in improving Highway 75. 

The DOT has committed more than $20 million in its five-year improvement plan to address needs on Sioux Center’s main roadway: r...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

New Sioux Center Fire Engine Adds to Fire Protection

People look at new fire engine

Sioux Center’s new fire truck can pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute at a blazing fire.

The Sioux Center Fire Department has replaced a 1990 fire engine with a 2019 Rosenbauer engine to improve fire protection and safety in Sioux Center and the area.

Th...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

New Residential Development Area Taking Shape

Excavator works on development site

Utilities are being installed in a planned new residential area in northern Sioux Center.

The new 20-lot residential addition will be an extension of the Country View residential area for single-family homes. It will include a short segment of street runni...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

New Wastewater Treatment Plant Moving Toward Completion

Men in hard hats talk in building

Sioux Center’s new wastewater treatment plant is getting closer to the day it will begin accepting wastewater.

Members of the Sioux Center City Council toured the facility on the southeastern edge of Sioux Center last week and heard progress upda...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Concept Approved to Promote New Multi-Family Housing

Apartment building

Promoting construction of new multi-family housing in Sioux Center is the goal behind a plan approved by the Sioux Center City Council this week.

The council voted to develop a multi-residential Urban Revitalization Plan. This plan will create a designated...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Council Considers Options to Promote New Multi-Residential Housing

apartment building

The Sioux Center City Council is considering ways to promote new multi-family housing in the community.

At their July 1 meeting, council members discussed the merits of establishing a multi-residential Urban Revitalization Plan. This type of plan could cre...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Water Rate Changes Reflect System Growth, Maintenance

Water Pipes

To continue to provide for customers’ water use  in Sioux Center as it grows, the Sioux Center City Council approved slight water rate increases.

This September, the average home will see about a $2 increase in their water bill, which is...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Siouxnami Waterpark is Making a Splash

Celebrating the ribbon cutting

Siouxnami Waterpark is making a splash in northwest Iowa. The state’s newest waterpark has been welcoming hundreds of fun-seekers daily, and many came to celebrate the official ribbon cutting Wednesday.

“We’ve already seen Siouxnami drawing people to Sioux...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Siouxnami Waterpark Opens for Summer Fun!

Zip line at outdoor pool

Iowa’s newest waterpark is now open! Siouxnami Waterpark – complete with the state’s only aqua zip line, a lazy river, three new water slides, and a life-size floating alligator – just opened in Sioux Center.

All are...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Krahling Accepts Appointment as Mayor

Swearing in new mayor

The Sioux Center City Council has appointed seasoned community leader David Krahling to serve as mayor, filling the seat of the late Mayor Dennis Walstra.

As mayor, Krahling will preside over city council meetings and work with the council and city leaders...

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Posted on: June 15, 2019

Water Rate Change Considered as Community Grows

Water Pipes

With a growing community and ongoing maintenance of older parts of the water system, Sioux Center Municipal Utilities is recommending that the City Council consider increasing water rates.

“On one hand we have new development areas opening, and t...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Highway 75 Improvements Approved in DOT Five-Year Plan

Highway improvements street view concept drawing

Improvements for safe and efficient travel on Highway 75 in Sioux Center have been approved as part of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s five-year transportation improvement program.

The work will include removing the existing, aging pavement, replac...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Excitement Building for Siouxnami Waterpark

water slides

Sioux Center is getting a better look at what the new Siouxnami Waterpark will offer when it opens in a few weeks!

The water slide tower with three slides is up, along with the diving platforms, and the zip line at the outdoor waterpark, which is being bui...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

New Shelter House Design is Part of Bigger Park Vision

Putting siding on shelter house

The new enclosed shelter house at Children’s Park is shaped by a goal: to encourage people and families of all ages to enjoy the park.

“We designed this shelter house to be a great space for people to gather, surrounded by green space a...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Sioux Center Mayor Leaves Lasting Legacy

Mayor Dennis Walstra

Sioux Center’s Mayor, Dennis Walstra, passed away at the age of 70, leaving a legacy of visionary leadership for the community.

Walstra served as Sioux Center’s mayor since January 2004 and, before that, he took office as a City Council...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

SCMU Receives Mutual Aid Commendation

Crew works on electric pole

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support in electric power restoration efforts in Sibley following an April winter storm.

Over the days of April 11-14, Sioux Center Municip...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

DOT Considers Highway 75 Improvements

Highway 75 improvements concept

Improvements to establish Highway 75 for safe and efficient travel for years to come are being considered by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

The proposed project, which would include removing the existing, aging pavement, replacing it with an enhanc...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Local $1,000 Scholarship Awarded

2019 MRES scholarship winner Mitchell Jacobsma

Mitchell Jacobsma, of Sioux Center, is a recipient of a $1,000 Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) scholarship. Jacobsma is graduating this year from Sioux Center High School. 

Graduating high school seniors whose families are customers of MRES&...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

New Residential Development Area Planned

Country View North plat

The Sioux Center City Council approved the sale of city land for a new 20-lot residential addition in northern Sioux Center.

“With 20-30 homes being built each year in town, efforts to provide residential properties are ongoing,” said S...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

City Approves Land Sale to School, Retains Portion for Green Space

High school concept plan

As plans for the new high school in Sioux Center unfold, they continue to showcase local collaboration.

On Monday,  the Sioux Center City Council approved the sale of city land for the planned new high school building, setting aside some land for ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Residential Growth Prompts Proposed Sale of Land

Homes in residential development area

Demand for residential properties in the community has led the Sioux Center City Council to consider selling land for a new residential addition.

Last week, the council set a public hearing to consider selling land to Sioux Center Land Development, which w...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Renewable Energy is at the Core of Sioux Center's Power

Sioux Center's Power Supply Resource Mix chart 2019

Environmental care goes beyond Earth Day for Sioux Center Municipal Utilities. Nearly half of the electricity daily powering Sioux Center homes and businesses comes from renewable resources.

“As a community-owned utility, SCMU was making environm...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Sioux Center Utility Crew Assists Neighbors in Outage

Crew works on electric pole

After ice and high winds left many in the area without power, Sioux Center Municipal Utilities sent personnel and utility vehicles to help.

Five local utility employees worked with Sibley Municipal Utilities to repair close to 4 miles of transmission line,...

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Open Space Park Achieves Environmental Certification

Parks director checks soil moisture

Care for the environment is being recognized at Sioux Center’s largest park. Open Space Park, home to local baseball, softball and football fields, and other sports facilities, has been recognized as a Certified Facility for Environmentally Resp...

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