SITP Main Stage Lineup Announced, SC Food Pantry May Close, 12:04

Jun 5, 2019

A Sioux City food pantry that serves more than 5,000 people each month is being evicted from the building where it has operated for the last 11 years.

The Midtown Family Community Center, which houses the food pantry, a free Saturday meal, and the Urban 4-H program, will be forced to close due to the recent sale of its the building at 14th and Nebraska streets, said Janet Reynolds, president of the Jones Street Neighborhood Coalition. Boys and Girls Home, Inc., which had allowed the community center to use the building rent-free, found a buyer for it last month, Reynolds said. With the sale, many low-income families may lose their primary access to food.

Reynolds says she hopes to find someone who has a building that would be willing to allow us to use it to continue to serve the neighborhood

Most of the families served by the pantry are from the near north side neighborhood. During the summer months, the community center feeds more than 3,000 children.

The level of debt for the Woodbury County government continues to remain at a low level of 2 percent of the maximum allowed, after the most recent borrowing approved in a Tuesday meeting.

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved issuing a capital loan note of up to $787,559, for money to be spent on long-term projects in the current 2018-19 fiscal year, which ends June 30.

The total county indebtedness is now $7.2 million. County Finance Director Dennis Butler said county officials take pride in having a low debt ratio, which now is 2 percent of the maximum allowed by law.

Scotts Bluff County commissioners have approved providing $2,100 in keno revenue to help move historical markers and the grave of a pioneer woman who died along what became known as the Mormon Trail.

The donation also will serve as matching funds for a grant from the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. The foundation helps memorialize sites that are important to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Rapper Flo Rida and blues rocker George Thorogood will headline the 29th annual Saturday in the Park on July 6, it was announced today.

The free music festival at Sioux City's Grandview Park also will feature indie rocker Liz Phair, soul and rock artist Con Brio and the country duo Michigan Rattlers.

In the past, headliners usually were announced by April, but organizers recently acknowledged that booking top acts this year was more difficult due to the proximity of the festival to the 4th of July, and the decision by some artists to either take that time off or perform in Europe.