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Posted on: May 5, 2020

New Code Compliance Official Promotes Positive Change

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 A new code compliance official is working with residents to improve the safety and appearance of their properties in Sioux Center.

Jack Brundell began in this part-time role this spring, assisting the City of Sioux Center building department.

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

New Officer Joins Sioux Center Police

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Agustin Martinez was officially sworn in as a police officer Tuesday before the Sioux Center City Council.

Martinez joined the Sioux Center Police Department as a full-time officer this summer and is in the training process. He will attend the Iowa Law Enf...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Planning Continues for Highway 75 Design, Utilities, and Streetscape

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Progress continues, including utility, design, and streetscape planning, as Sioux Center moves toward the redesign and reconstruction of Highway 75, changing the aging roadway into an enhanced four-lane roadway with a center lane for turning and medians.

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Sculptures Dedicated in Children's Park

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Growing up in Sioux Center means having a place to call home, and Willis and Joanne Alberda had this same vision in mind for their kids.

After moving to Sioux Center in 1964, the family would drive to Montana to spend Christmas with family. One year, daugh...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Sioux Center Arts Announces Summer Theatre Production

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Sioux Center Arts is excited to present the summer 2020 production of "The 39 Steps."

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have “The 39 Steps.” This farcical, fast-paced whodun...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

City Improves Tree and Yard Waste Site

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Bringing lawn clippings, branches, and other yard waste to Sioux Center’s free disposal site will be easier thanks to improvements made by the city this summer.

"Residents had been asking us to look into improving the site, and we wanted to ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Flower Tour to Offer a Colorful Cruise

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Enjoy a cruise around Sioux Center to view the city flower beds in full bloom, and end with a sweet treat!

The Sioux Center Parks Department is offering the first ever free flower bed tour on Tuesday, July 14, from 6-8 p.m.

The tour starts at Children&r...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Proposed Pond Offers Multiple Benefits

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A proposed detention pond in eastern Sioux Center could provide a number of benefits to both the community and a nearby waterway.

Assistant Utilities Manager Adam Fedders shared a proposal with the City Council to add a 3.6-acre detention pond between the ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Survey Feedback Shared on Highway 75 Planning

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Feedback from 975 survey responses will help shape the streetscape vision for the Highway 75 redesign in Sioux Center.

Landscape architect Jon Jacobson, of the planning and design firm Confluence, reviewed the responses from the recent community survey wit...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Land Use Planning Sets Vision for Three Sites

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Positioning Sioux Center for healthy growth is the focus of commercial site planning for three pieces of city-owned property.

Community Development Director Dennis Dokter and representatives from planning and design firm Confluence shared concepts designed...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Playground Resurfaced for Accessibility

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Resurfacing for the playground area is part of the ongoing overall improvements at Open Space Park.

A new bonded, rubberized mulch surface has been laid in the playground area at the multi-sport complex. This molded surface provides a safe place to play an...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Siouxnami Waterpark to Open for Summer

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Sioux Center’s Siouxnami Waterpark is set to open Friday, June 12, for summer fun.

The award-winning Siouxnami Waterpark features the state’s only aqua zip line, a lazy river, a variety of water slides, and a life-size floating alligato...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Rozeboom Honored for Service on City Council

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A local businessman who has served 12 years on the Sioux Center City Council was honored this week for his leadership and impact on the community.

Verlyn Rozeboom, who served on the council from 2008-2019, helped lead the community through many significant...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Council Discusses Speed Limits for Highway 75 Redesign

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Some speed limit decreases are being considered as part of the Highway 75 redesign in Sioux Center.

City staff and Trent Bruce of DGR Engineering shared speed limit recommendations to include in the design of Highway 75 with the City Council this week. The...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Open Space Park Paving Project Adds Accessibility

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Accessibility is the focus of a paving project at Sioux Center’s Open Space Park.

A crew has paved the access road that connects 7th Ave. NE near the current high school parking lot to the softball and baseball complex and park shed in Open Space...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Disc Golf Course Redesign Will Raise the Fun Factor

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A local disc golf course is undergoing a significant upgrade and expansion designed to add to the fun of enjoying the outdoors in Sioux Center.

The redesigned disc golf course at Children’s Park will feature nine tee offs with two different hole ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Fireworks Use in Sioux Center

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Use of fireworks will be allowed in Sioux Center at set hours from June 13 to July 8.

The city follows the state law regarding the times of day during which fireworks are allowed:

• 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on June 13-July 8

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Community Update Regarding COVID-19

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Sioux Center and surrounding areas continue to take a proactive approach to testing and protective measures regarding COVID-19. Following the guidance of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to expand testing for COVID-19, Sioux County has seen an increase in numbers o...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Highway 75 Streetscape Survey Seeks Public Input

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Moving toward the 2023-24 reconstruction of Highway 75 in Sioux Center, the City of Sioux Center is seeking public input with a survey focused on streetscape design and safety.

The city continues to work with the Iowa DOT, DGR Engineering, and Confluence t...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

City Council to Hold Electronic Meeting April 28

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The Sioux Center City Council will be meeting electronically at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The public is invited to attend and will have opportunity to submit comments or questions during the public hearings and public comment opportunities.

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Sioux Center’s 2020 Summer Celebration Postponed

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Sioux Center’s weekend of fun in the sun, Summer Celebration, has been postponed.

The community celebration was previously scheduled for June 4-7, but organizers have chosen to look at alternate dates in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic,...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

New Addition Planned in North Highway Commercial Park

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The City of Sioux Center is preparing for commercial growth in northern Sioux Center, including the new AgriVision facility planned along Highway 75.

The Sioux Center City Council approved a plat and the plan to install new streets for a new addition in th...

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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 18, 2020

Council Approves Studying Indoor Turf Facility Concept

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Siouxnami Waterpark Sets New Records for Summer Fun

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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

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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 3, 2019

Celebrating Community Ownership of Local Utilities

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 t...

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