A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT HAS THROWN OUT A TEMPORARY ORDER THAT HAS ALLOWED IOWA SCHOOLS TO HAVE MASK MANDATES. RADIO IOWA’S O. KAY HENDERSON REPORTS. https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/OKNOMASK.mp3 OKNOMASK OC………SOQ. :31 BASED ON THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION, THE SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL NO LONGER BE MOVING AHEADContinue Reading

TWO WEEKS AGO THE VERMILLION, SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL DISTRICT REQUIRED FACE MASKS FOR MOST OF THEIR STUDENTS AS COVID-19 INFECTION NUMBERS ROSE. NOW, SUPERINTENDENT DAMON ALVEY SAYS THEY ARE EXTENDING AND EXPANDING THE MANDATE; https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/VERM12.mp3 VERM12 OC……SLOW THIS SPREAD. :18 ALVEY SAYS THEIR INFECTION NUMBERS HAD BEEN PRETTY STABLE UNTILContinue Reading

A TRUCK DRIVER HAS DIED AFTER HIS SEMI CRASHED IN MERRILL, IOWA EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. DENNIS MORRICE HAS THE DETAILS: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CRASHED.mp3 CRASHED OC……RESTORE POWER. :25 THE NAME OF THE SEMI DRIVER HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED. Updated 1:08 pm 1/25/22 ———————————— ONE PERSON WAS KILLED THIS MORNING IN A SEMI CRASHContinue Reading

THE CITY COUNCIL HAS APPROVED AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH THE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT HOTEL LOCATED NEXT TO THE CITY CONVENTION CENTER. COUNCILMAN DAN MOORE SAYS THE HOTEL’S STAFFING PROBLEMS ARE PANDEMIC RELATED: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/MARRIOTT1.mp3 MARRIOTT1 OC……….BUT IT IS ONGOING. :16 WHILE THE NEW HOTEL IS FULLY OPERATIONAL THE PANDEMICContinue Reading

PORK PRODUCERS ARE GATHERING IN DES MOINES THIS WEEK FOR THE IOWA PORK CONGRESS. SPOKESWOMAN DAL GROOMS EXPLAINS WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/PORK3.mp3 PORK3 OC……. “WHICH PORTION” :19 UNDER THE PORK CHECK-OFF PROGRAM, PRODUCERS PAY 45-CENTS PER 100-DOLLARS OF PORK VALUE. THE CHECK-OFF FUNDS CAN ONLY BE USED FOR PROMOTION,Continue Reading

THE PELLA CORPORATION HAS AWARDED GRANTS TO THREE ORGANIZATIONS IN SIOUX CENTER TOTALING $85,000, THE GRANTS INCLUDE $50,000 FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW INDOOR TURF FACILITY FOR SPORTING AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES. THE PROJECT IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE CITY, DORDT UNIVERSITY AND LOCAL BUSINESSES. SIOUX CENTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL RECEIVES $25,000Continue Reading

NEBRASKA PROCLAIMS “SCHOOL CHOICE” WEEK 1

GOVERNOR PETE RICKETTS HAS PROCLAIMED THIS WEEK AS SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK IN NEBRASKA. RICKETTS SPOKE AT A CEREMONY IN THE STATE CAPITOL ROTUNDA ON HOW NEBRASKA IS ONE OF THE ONLY STATES THAT DOESN’T MAKE IT EASY FOR STUDENTS TO ATTEND PRIVATE SCHOOLS OR BE HOME SCHOOLED: https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SCHOOLS1.mp3 SCHOOLS1 OC……FORContinue Reading

THE TOP REPUBLICAN IN THE IOWA HOUSE SAYS A NEW LAW ON COVID VACCINATION EXEMPTIONS FOR IOWA EMPLOYEES APPEARS TO BE WORKING — AND HOUSE SPEAKER PAT GRASSLEY SAYS IT’S NOT CLEAR THAT LEGISLATORS NEED TO PASS ANOTHER BILL ON THE TOPIC. THE LAW, PASSED IN OCTOBER, LETS IOWA PRIVATEContinue Reading

SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR KRISTI NOEM HAS ANNOUNCED THE TEXT OF TWO PRO-LIFE BILLS TO PROTECT UNBORN LIVES. THE FIRST WILL BAN ABORTIONS ONCE A CHILD’S HEARTBEAT CAN BE PROTECTED; THE SECOND WILL BAN TELEMEDICINE ABORTIONS IN SOUTH DAKOTA. NOEM SAYS EVERY LIFE IS WORTHY OF OUR PROTECTION, WORTHY OF THEContinue Reading

WOODBURY COUNTY CONTINUES TO SEE A SURGE IN NEW CASES OF COVID, SPARKED BY THE OMICRON VARIANT. SIOUXLAND DISTRICT HEALTH SAYS THE WEEK BEGINNING JANUARY 10TH SAW 2187 NEW CASES AND A POSITIVE TEST RATE OF 33.1%. THE VACCINATION RATE IN WOODBURY COUNTY IS 50%. THIS WEEK THE SIOUX CITYContinue Reading

SPEAKER PAT GRASSLEY SAYS REPUBLICANS IN THE IOWA HOUSE WILL ADVANCE A PLAN NEXT WEEK THAT SETS THE GENERAL LEVEL OF STATE TAXPAYER SUPPORT OF IOWA’S PUBLIC K-THROUGH-12 SCHOOLS FOR THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR. GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS HAS RECOMMENDED A TWO-AND-A-HALF PERCENT INCREASE. https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/PATG4.mp3 PATG4 OC……….OF THOSE DISCUSSIONS.” :08 GRASSLEYContinue Reading

MIDAMERICAN ENERGY HAS FILED PLANS WITH THE IOWA UTILITIES BOARD FOR A THREE-POINT-NINE BILLION DOLLAR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT. COMPANY SPOKESMAN GEOFF GREENWOOD SAYS THE GOAL IS TO HIT NET-ZERO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/MIDAM3.mp3 MIDAM3 OC……..MODULAR NUCLEAR” :14 THEY ARE CALLING THE PROJECT “WIND PRIME” AND GREENWOOD SAYS THEY WOULD ADDContinue Reading