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Friday Afternoon News, October 25

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The City will be closing part of 15th St. S.E. just East of 5th Ave. S.E. for some street/manhole repair.  Tear out will be Monday Oct. 28th and pour back in on Wednesday, Oct. 30.  The street should reopen within 48 hours, weather permitting. Below shows the area being affected.

The U.S. Census is set to take place in 2020 and Siouxland leaders will hold a regional kickoff event Saturday in Sioux City to explain changes for this decades tabulation of the population.

Erica DeLeon is the Director of One Siouxland and a member of the “Complete Count” committee.

She says the census is important to communities and states:

DeLeon says some segments of our population aren’t always counted in the census:

Census Day is April 1st of 2020, but city spokesperson Erin Berzina (Ber-zeye-nuh) says it’s important to start to get the word out now:

The free event begins at 10am Saturday at the Mary J. Treglia Community House . at 900 Jennings Street.

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A Yankton resident has been sentenced in federal court in South Dakota after pleading guilty to one count of Theft of Government Funds.

37-year-old Whitney Lynn Clark was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and must pay restitution of nearly $60,000 to the Social Security Administration, $9,079 to South Dakota Medicaid, and restitution of $9,705 to the South Dakota Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The investigation revealed that Clark intentionally mislead the SSA and the South Dakota DSS from December 2010 through July 2017 in order to receive Federal and State social welfare benefits to which they were not entitled.

 

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The man who tracks pheasant numbers in Iowa is expecting a good season when hunters take to the fields for opening day on Saturday.

D-N-R wildlife biologist Todd Bogenschutz (Boag-en-shuts) says last year saw the best harvest in a decade and that sets things up for a good fall hunt.

Bogenschutz expects hunters to take around 200-thousand pheasants this season.

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People from around the region will brave the cold for a quick dip into Brown’s Lake near Salix on Saturday morning.

It’s the annual Polar Plunge to raise money for Iowa Special Olympics.

Crazy costumes are encouraged for the plunge into the cold water, which takes place at noon.  On-site registration begins at 10:45 a.m. and there will be a post plunge party and warming area.