Oct 19, 2020

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Sioux City school board member, family live through COVID-19: ‘It is not like the flu’

“It made me cry. I was nervous about it, when you hear the bad cases about it,” Shaiel said.Sioux City School District officials performed contact tracing on fellow students who had been in proximity to the Flory sisters, and the family doesn’t have knowledge on whether some East High or East Middle pupils entered quarantine. The girls did schooling from home for many days, and Shaiel said it was hard to concentrate while being weak.By Oct. 2 they felt good enough to return to school, then as a precaution waited four more days to do that. Support Local Journalism Your membership makes our reporting possible. […]Read full article >
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Marriage licenses recently issued in Woodbury County

Marriage licenses issued recently in Woodbury County:Billy Dean Prokop, 61, Sioux City; Michelle Lee Hight, 34, Sioux CityTyler Maurice Potter, 25, Sioux City; Lauren Michelle Hicks, 23, Sioux CityAlberto Franco Duarte, 34, Sioux City; Alecia Marie Turner, 31, Sioux CityGary Dewayne Wing, 51, Sioux City; Lana Faye Vanden Brink, 46, Hartley, IowaNoel Lindell Bockholt, 44, Sioux City; Bennett Vaughn, 44, Sioux CityDavid Brian Price, 38, Dakota City; Jennifer Marie Fleming, 26, Dakota City […]Read full article >
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7.6 percent of Woodbury County’s COVID-19 infections have resulted in hospitalization

This electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. National Institutes of Health SIOUX CITY — Roughly 7.6 percent of all COVID-19 infections reported in Woodbury County since March have resulted in patients being hospitalized. A total of roughly 500 of Woodbury County’s COVID-19 patients were admitted to the hospital during the course of their infections, the Siouxland District Health Department reported in its weekly coronavirus status report Friday. At the time that report was written, the […]Read full article >
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Sioux City police force lags in diversity

Sioux City police officer Calvin Chang works at his mobile computer. Chang, a three-year veteran of the Sioux City Police Department and Officer Eddie Thiphasouk are the two Asian-Americans on the department. Thiphasouk, the department’s first Asian officer, was hired in 2001. Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal SIOUX CITY — One of the joys of being a Sioux City police officer for Calvin Chang is handing out police badge stickers to children at Asian Fest.He tells these young, future recruits to, “Do the right thing” and “Stay in School,” so that one day, they can follow in his footsteps.”It’s great […]Read full article >
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Woodbury County records four more COVID-19 deaths Saturday

In its update, Siouxland District Health continued to caution against social gatherings, including private gatherings like wedding receptions, because of the risk of transmitting the virus. These gatherings, the health department warned, are “a leading cause of transmission into our long-term care facilities.” Currently, 64 long-term care facilities in Iowa are suffering COVID-19 outbreaks, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Twelve of these are in Northwest Iowa, with four in Woodbury County alone: – At the Embassy Rehab and Care Center in Sergeant Bluff, 28 have tested positive. Of […]Read full article >
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ERIN MURPHY: Reynolds’ faith in Trump isn’t rewarded

It is understandable that part of a governor’s job is to be the state’s cheerleader, and to that end Reynolds may have opted for a more positive, encouraging tone on face mask use during the pandemic. She may believe encouraging people to wear masks in public is more effective than scolding or punishing people who do not. And she may believe it is more effective to suggest most Iowans are wearing face masks in public, even if that’s not true.However, it was a serious stretch when Reynolds stood on that stage, looked at that crowd, and suggested Iowans “will do the right thing” when hundreds, standing directly […]Read full article >