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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Siouxnami Waterpark Sees Record-Breaking Summer

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Sioux Center’s destination for summer fun broke records across the board in 2021.

The Siouxnami Waterpark at the All Seasons Center saw a record breaking year for attendance, memberships, and rentals this summer. Total attendance from June to Labor Day 202...

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City News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Indoor Turf Sports Complex Moving Forward

Inside an indoor turf dome

The first part of Sioux Center’s new indoor turf facility will likely be bid in December.

Construction on the 118,000-square-foot American State Bank Sports Complex could likely begin in March or April of 2022. The shared project between the City...

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City News
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Highway 75 Planners Discuss Key Intersections, Pedestrian Routes

Concept drawing of street intersection

Safety and function are driving planning for several important pieces of Sioux Center’s Highway 75 redesign. This week, the City Council discussed several significant design details as the community moves toward the highway reconstruction in 202...

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City News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Electric Department Head Completes Leadership Course

Two men hold framed certificate

Ezra Weikert, electric department head at Sioux Center Municipal Utilities, recently earned his leadership certification as part of the LEAD Course, a workshop presented by Missouri River Energy Services. LEAD stands for Leadership, Excellence and Develop...

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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Sioux Center Elects Council Members

Three adult faces

This month, Sioux Center residents voted in two new members and one returning councilman to the City Council: John Brantsen, Jenn Vermeer, and Randy Vreugdenhil. On behalf of the community, we want to thank these three for being willing to serve and lead ...

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City News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Development Agreement with Dordt Reflects University's Local Impact

Three people walk on by buildings

The City of Sioux Center is offering a $1.725 million development agreement for a number of significant building projects by Dordt University.

The City Council recently approved this agreement, which is designated for a number of facilities, many of which ...

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City News
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Heritage Village Begins Historic Move

Work crew preparing basement for cement

A big transition for Heritage Village is taking shape. Prairie plants were the first part of history to move to the new site - a significant amount of plants and flowers have been transplanted. Footings and foundations for many of the buildings are in pla...

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City News
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Sioux Center Water Disinfection Process to Change in 2022

water being poured

In preparation for receiving water from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, Sioux Center Municipal Utilities will be changing its method of water disinfection to chloramination in or after January 2022.

“Disinfecting our drinking water is an impor...

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

New Homestead Invites Community to Use Gazebo

Gazebo at night

A new gazebo at the intersection of 4th Avenue and North Meadow Drive was designed by the New Homestead Low Rent Housing Agency to be a meeting place.

It’s there for residents of the New Homestead’s nearby apartments, for school and uni...

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City News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

SCMU Advises Customers to Prepare for Higher Heating Costs

Natural gas burner

With the wholesale price of natural gas at a multi-year high, Sioux Center Municipal Utilities is advising customers to prepare for winter heating costs that are higher than recent years when the market saw lower-cost natural gas prices.

Sioux Center Munic...

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City News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Award Honors Sioux Center Wastewater Facility's Design

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Sioux Center’s Wastewater Treatment Facility is receiving high recognition for innovative design and construction.

The City of Sioux Center, along with engineering firm Bolton & Menk, Inc., won an Outstanding Civil Engineering Award for the S...

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City News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

City Supports Safe Exchanges with Planned Family Visit Center

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The Sioux Center City Council took action to support safe family interactions through the Family Crisis Centers’ planned Family Visitation Center.

The new center will provide a location for safe, supervised visits and exchanges for children and t...

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City News
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Sculpture to Honor Te Paske's Vision for Sioux Center

Men stand by work of art

A proposed sculpture for Sioux Center’s Open Space Park will reflect the idea of “Progress through Cooperation,” honoring the legacy of a man who pushed for big-picture thinking for Sioux Center.

The sculpture, designed as a t...

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City News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

SCMU Delivers Energy Efficiency Rebate for High School

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Sioux Center Municipal Utilities recently presented Sioux Center Community School a $66,220 rebate check at the new high school for choosing energy-efficient technology in the new building.

The energy rebates are part of the Bright Energy Solutions program...

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City News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Fire Station 2 Open House on Oct. 7

Fire station

All are invited to an Open House at Sioux Center’s new Fire Station 2 on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 5:30-7 p.m.

The Sioux Center Fire Department will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs and giving the public an inside look at the new station, located a...

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City News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Community Ownership of Local Utilities Recognized

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Sioux Center Municipal Utilities is recognizing historic decisions and their long-lasting impact on the community by celebrating Public Power & Natural Gas Week, Oct. 3-9. The City Council declared this week Public Power and Natural Gas Week in Sioux ...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Final Pipe Section Laid for Sioux Center Water Connection

Men stand by construction equipment

Sioux Center officials joined engineers, contractors, pipe suppliers, Hull officials, and staff from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System on September 14 to celebrate the final section of 24-inch ductile pipe being constructed in the 33.8 mile stre...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Sioux Center's Population Shows Dynamic Growth in 2020 Census

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Sioux Center’s population grew by more than 1,000 people in the past decade, coming in at 8,229 in the 2020 US Census.

In the 2010 US Census, Sioux Center’s population count was recorded at 7,048. The 2020 Census, just released, shows t...

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City News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Firefighter Challenge returns to Sioux Center Sept. 3-4

Men on tower hoist up hose

The Firefighter Combat Challenge that tests strength, speed, endurance, and firefighting skills of firefighters from across the nation is coming back to Sioux Center on Friday, September 3 and Saturday, September 4 during Labor Day weekend.

The competition...

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City News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

City Sells Land to be Used for New Development

Residential area development concept drawing

The City of Sioux Center is selling about 18 acres of city-owned property for the development of a new residential area in southeast Sioux Center.

The City Council approved the sale of the land near 7th Ave to Sioux Center Land Development this week for th...

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City News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Information Meeting for Highway 75 Centers on Property Owners

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The City of Sioux Center and the Iowa Department of Transportation are hosting a public meeting designed to equip property owners along the planned Highway 75 redesign with information for the next steps of the process.

The meeting on Thursday, Aug. 19, at...

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City News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Free Sioux Center App Offers Quick Access to Local Life

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A quick connection to local info, events, updates, notifications, and more is in the palm of your hand with the new Sioux Center mobile app.

The free new app, launched by the City of Sioux Center and Sioux Center Municipal Utilities, gives users immediate ...

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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Water Rate Changes Help Prepare for Future

water in glass

Seeking to continue to provide for the growing community’s water needs, Sioux Center Municipal Utilities water rates are increasing slightly this fall.

The rate change, which will go into effect in customer’s October bills, starting wit...

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City News
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Highway 75 Redesign Enters New Phases

Vehicles on roadway

Sioux Center’s Highway 75 redesign – focused on safety, function, and aesthetics that represent the community’s character – has met some significant milestones as it moves toward 2023-24 construction. Trent Bruce, o...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Indoor Turf Facility Design Features Multi-Use Flexibility

Concept drawing of indoor turf facility exterior

The design of Sioux Center’s planned indoor turf facility is focused on serving a variety of users in this new year-round space. The facility, planned for 2022 construction, is being designed to allow for activities like youth and adult soccer, ...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Heritage Village Mapping Out New Location

Man points to concept map on large screen

A town square with shops around green space that may be used for weddings or other gatherings.An agricultural area with space for a working farm exhibit.A new museum that can greet visitors and showcase local history displays. Green space and pla...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2021

City Council Continues to Support Growth in Housing Options

Construction crew builds house

The Sioux Center City Council continues to take action to promote housing that meets a variety of needs. Expanding housing options in Sioux Center was identified during the council’s strategic planning session last spring as one of 10 key ongoin...

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City News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Property Purchases Look Toward Parks, Trail Growth

Two children walk on paved trail

The City Council approved purchasing three parcels of property in Sioux Center this week, looking toward future park and trail additions and community growth.

Two of the purchases are currently residential properties and one is an empty lot. The first resi...

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Water Rate Study Reviewed by City Council

Water Tower

The Sioux Center City Council recently reviewed a water rate study with a professional rate analyst exploring the local water utility’s costs and future needs as it serves the growing community.

Tim Miller, director of rates at Missouri River Energy Servic...

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City News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Sioux Center Declares Water Watch

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The City of Sioux Center is currently listed in "Severe Drought" conditions, and the City has declared a Water Watch.

In a Water Watch, Sioux Center Municipal Utilities’ water customers are asked to limit lawn irrigation and outdoor wat...

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City News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Using Fireworks in Sioux Center

Fireworks

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

• 9 a.m.-11 p.m...

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City News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

City Applies for Grant for New Segment of Rec Trail

Aerial map with trail segment drawn

The City of Sioux Center is applying for $660,000 in a COVID-19 relief grant to add about 1 ½ miles of recreation trail along the southeastern edge of the community.

The proposed section of recreational trail would start near 3rd Ave. on 20th Street SE and...

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Highway 75 Preliminary Design Concepts Online to Review

Concept drawing of street

Residents have the option to review preliminary design concepts for Highway 75 and share feedback online.

This follows the public information open house on April 20, when people had an opportunity to review the Highway 75 concepts, which show the prelimina...

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City News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Code Update to Guide Sign Use in Sioux Center

Business sign

An update for Sioux Center’s sign ordinance is being considered to help guide the usage and design of permanent and temporary signs in the community.

“If you look around, signs are everywhere. They share information and shape the way ou...

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City News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

New Sculpture Honors Vernon Legacy in Sioux Center

Metal sculpture near park shelter

The City of Sioux Center will join the community in dedicating a new sculpture honoring the leadership and contribution of a pair of difference-makers.

The new sculpture, installed at Sioux Center’s Vernon Park, honors Ross and Velma Vernon and will be ded...

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City News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

All Invited to Highway 75 Public Information Open House

Event invitation

The public will have a chance to review the Highway 75 preliminary design and discuss it with the design team at a public information meeting set for Tuesday, April 20, from 5-7 p.m.

The open house will be a come-and-go event at Terrace View Event Center, ...

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City News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Sidewalk to be Added to 7th Street NW Rail Crossing

Sidewalk near railroad crossing

After a year of the City of Sioux Center working with BNSF Railway, the City has secured an agreement for a sidewalk crossing at the 7th Street NW rail crossing in Sioux Center.

Assistant Utilities Manager Adam Fedders has been working with BNSF and bought...

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City News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Council asks for Medians, Parking in Downtown Highway Design

Overhead concept image of downtown street

Community feedback continues to shape the redesign of Highway 75. The Sioux Center City Council incorporated both public input to prioritize safety and downtown property owner input to keep on-street eastside parking into a recent decision on downtown des...

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City News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Council Approves Decrease in City Property Tax Rate

City Budget

The City of Sioux Center’s portion of the property tax rate will be decreasing slightly.

The Sioux Center City Council approved the lower tax levy rate, $11.165 per taxable $1,000, as part of approving the 2021-22 city budget this week. Last year...

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City News
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Next Steps for Highway 75 Redesign Discussed

Vehicles travel on roadway

Preliminary design for the reconstruction of Highway 75 in Sioux Center continues, working toward anticipated completion in 2025. City staff updated the City Council on next steps for the project:

Streetscape planning

On March 30, the Council plans to hear ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Council Approves Turf Facility and New Site for Heritage Village

Inside an indoor turf dome

An indoor turf facility is planned for Sioux Center and changes are ahead for the community’s Heritage Village.

The City Council approved the construction of an indoor turf dome at Open Space Park, east of the existing All Seasons Center parking...

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City News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

New Arts Director Brings Enthusiasm

Woman smiling

Kaitlyn Baljeu has a passion for the arts and she’s bringing that to her work as Sioux Center’s new Arts Director.

“The arts offer an opportunity for people of different backgrounds to come together,” Baljeu said. “I’m looking forward to seeing that here a...

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City News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Free App Offers Access to Utility History and Payments

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Sioux Center Municipal Utilities (SCMU) is offering a free new app that allows customers to access utility usage/history and pay bills in one place. The new MyCivic Utilities app is available for free to all customers and is a one-stop option for monthly ...

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City News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities Acts to Decrease Impact of High Natural Gas Prices

Natural gas burner

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities (SCMU) has taken action to lower the impact of February’s extreme natural gas prices for our customers.

Widespread frigid temperatures across the Midwest and Texas drove natural gas prices to record highs February...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Council Supports Local Industry's Plan to Expand, Create Jobs

Man works at manufacturing station in building

A Sioux Center manufacturer is announcing plans to grow, and the Sioux Center City Council agreed to be part of making that plan reality.

Link Manufacturing shared plans to add a 50,000-square-foot expansion and potentially 54 jobs in Sioux Center with the...

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City News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Community Feedback at Center of Council's Heritage Village Discussion

Open House Open Space Park master planning sign

Community feedback was at the center of a Sioux Center City Council discussion on Open Space Park master planning. The council spent nearly an hour sharing thoughts, reflecting on feedback, and hearing comments on three concepts regarding location of a pr...

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City News
Posted on: February 13, 2021

SCMU Advises Customers of Increased Natural Gas Prices

Natural gas burner

With frigid temperatures settling into the region and impacting the nation, wholesale natural gas prices have increased drastically.

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities was able to lock in a favorable price in advance for a large portion of our winter natura...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Park Improvements and Planning Ahead for 2021

Park with Westside Park sign

The Sioux Center Parks Department is preparing for park updates in 2021, with significant improvements planned for a park in the west side of the community. Westside Park, at the corner of 7th St. and 6th Ave. NW, has new playground equipment and a new pl...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Public Invited to Hearing for Proposed Levy

Soybean field and houses

The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year City property tax levy on Feb. 15, 2021, 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: February 3, 2021

Growth Leads to Decrease in Proposed City Levy Rate

City Budget

Ongoing growth means the City of Sioux Center is able to look at decreasing its portion of the property tax levy rate, which will be the 11th decrease in the past 12 years. The City Council is considering decreasing the city’s portion o...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Leaders Continue Listening to Feedback on Open Space Park Planning

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More than 200 people shared feedback at an Open Space Park master planning open house Monday with members of the Sioux Center City Council, the Heritage Village Board, Parks Board, and the Joint Use Committee. For those unable to attend, response is being...

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City News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

2021 Funding to Bring Lewis & Clark Water Closer to Sioux Center

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A total of $17.5 million in federal funding for FY21 will help propel ongoing construction of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, bringing it closer to delivering water to Sioux Center.

“This is really good news and we are very pleased,&...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

New All Seasons Center/Rec Director Makes Relationships Priority

Man's face near waterpark

In a job that impacts almost everyone in Sioux Center and many across the region, new All Seasons Center and Recreation Director Dave Egdorf is bringing a relationship-focused mindset from day one. Egdorf, of Sioux Center, begins in the role Feb. 15.&...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Wynja to Represent Sioux Center on Iowa League Board

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Sioux Center City Manager Scott Wynja has been elected to serve on the executive board for the Iowa League of Cities, which includes more than 870 member cities in Iowa. He was elected to a 2-year term by member city representatives.

“It is an honor to ser...

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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Residents Recommit to Serving on Local Boards

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Eighteen residents have been approved for re-appointment to city boards, committees and commissions. Their voluntary service includes boards such as the Park Board, Low Rent Housing, the Library Board, the Recreation & Arts Board, Heritage Board, and ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities Customers Can Apply For New Scholarship

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High school seniors and recent graduates who are served by Sioux Center Municipal Utilities are eligible to apply for a new $1,000 scholarship being offered by the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU)

IAMU, through its Education and Research Fund...

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City News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Open House Planned to Discuss Open Space Park Concepts

Open House for Open Space Park planning Feb. 1

An Open House to give residents an opportunity review and discuss proposed master planning concepts for Open Space Park is set for Monday, Feb. 1, at the Sioux Center Public Library. 

At the Open House, residents will be able to review prints of p...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Hulstein named to MRES Board of Directors

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Sioux Center Municipal Utilities Manager Murray Hulstein has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Missouri River Energy Services.

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) is an organization of 61 member municipal utilities in Iowa, Minnesota, N...

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City News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Community Feedback Reviewed on Highway 75 Redesign

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Community feedback on the streetscape concepts and overview of the redesign of Highway 75 in Sioux Center is helping shape the look of the planned new roadway.

At the recent council meeting, the Sioux Center City Council reviewed results from a recent stre...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Council Deliberates on Long-Term Best Option for Open Space Park

Concept drawing of park and athletic fields

City council members would like to engage public feedback on options for the future use of portions of Open Space Park, specifically the location of Heritage Village and a proposed indoor turf facility.

As they consider three proposed concepts, which range...

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Community Feedback Sought on Highway 75 Streetscape Concepts

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Sioux Center residents and business owners are invited to reflect on proposed streetscape concepts for the Highway 75 corridor and share feedback through a survey. More than 200 people were able to attend an Oct. 29 community open house for the Highway 75...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Long-time Rec Director Blazes Trail for Sioux Center Recreation

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Chances are, if you’re participating in a Sioux Center recreation program, the person who started it was Dave Ruter. Ruter, who has led as the city’s Recreation Director for 45 years and overseen the launch of many programs and facilit...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Council Discusses Key Elements for Highway 75 Redesign

Concept drawing of road with crosswalk

Preliminary design concepts for Highway 75 improvements feature safety, functionality, and aesthetic elements to reflect Sioux Center’s character.

Sioux Center is partnering with the Iowa DOT to redesign Highway 75 as an enhanced 4-lane roadway. ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Family Dedicates Swing in Mya’s Memory

People gather around swing in park

A new swing at Children’s Park in Sioux Center reflects the life of a joyful young girl and the generosity of her family and friends. The family and friends of 7-year-old Mya Sneller are honoring her memory with the gift of a “bird&...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Residents Asked to Help Slow Coronavirus Spread

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Sioux Center residents and visitors are urged to follow preventative measures to help slow the spread of coronavirus and to ease the pressure on the local and area hospitals. City leaders are joining with local health leaders in asking people to take a mo...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities Scholarship Awarded

Young man sits by building

 

Jordan Moget, a sophomore at Dordt University, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Sioux Center Municipal Utilities and SCMU’s energy partner Missouri River Energy Services.

“As Sioux Center’s municipal utili...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Community Partnership Award Honors Airport Collaboration

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The City of Sioux Center, along with the City of Orange City and Sioux County, has been awarded an international honor for collaborative efforts to create the Sioux County Regional Airport. The project is receiving a 2020 Program Excellence Award from the...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Covered Bridge Adds to Sioux Center Recreation Trails

Covered wooden pedestrian bridge

Many gathered to celebrate the opening of a new portion of recreation trail that includes a scenic covered wooden bridge.

The City of Sioux Center held a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Sept. 15 for the new trail segment near the Woodbridge residential development...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Open House Set for New Wastewater Treatment Facility

aerial view of wastewater treatment plant

All are invited to Sioux Center’s new Wastewater Treatment Facility as Sioux Center Municipal Utilities will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m.

The event includes a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. and an open house from 3-...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Sioux Center's Energy Partner Dedicates Hydro Project

Dam with hydroelectric plant

Sioux Center Municipal Utilities will have a new renewable resource added to its power supply portfolio. SCMU’s energy partner and wholesale energy provider, Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), dedicated a new hydroelectric project Wednesday,...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Council seeks Insight for Open Space Park Planning

Aerial photo of park and athletic fields

The Sioux Center City Council approved exploring master planning to help guide the long-term layout for part of Open Space park, including the placement of a possible new indoor turf facility.

Placing the indoor turf facility in Open Space Park is being co...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Planned Water Rate Change Reflects System Growth, Maintenance

man uses wrench on pipe

To continue to provide for Sioux Center water customers’ needs as the community grows, a planned water rate change will go into effect this fall. This was approved last year by the Sioux Center City Council.

In November, the average home will see...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Construction in Progress for Lewis & Clark System

Pipeline construction site

Construction work continues in connecting Sioux Center to Lewis & Clark Regional Water System’s water supply.

North of Sioux Center, on Highway 75 near Bomgaars, Carstensen Contracting of Dell Rapids, S.D., has completed boring under the high...

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Posted on: August 16, 2020

Sioux Center Public Library Receives State Accreditation

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The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Sioux Center Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.”

Achieving accreditation requires a ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Improvements Planned for 7th Street Rail Crossing

Railroad crossing

Railroad crossing improvements are ahead for the 7th Street NW rail crossing in Sioux Center.

City staff has secured an agreement with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad to repair the 7th Street NW railroad crossing. BNSF has not given the Ci...

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City News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

New Officer Joins Sioux Center Police

Police officer takes oath of office with others watching

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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City News
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.

T...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Sculptures Dedicated in Children's Park

Man and woman speak by metal sculpture

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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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

City Improves Tree and Yard Waste Site

Overview image of yard waste disposal site location

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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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Flower Tour to Offer a Colorful Cruise

Red flowers in flower bed

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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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Proposed Pond Offers Multiple Benefits

draft drawing of pond map

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

Concept drawing of business buildings

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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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Playground Resurfaced for Accessibility

Man works on playground surface

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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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Siouxnami Waterpark to Open for Summer

Boys on water slide

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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City News
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

Vehicles travel on roadway

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 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: 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,” said Mayor David Krahling aft...

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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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City News
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 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: October 9, 2019

Iowa All-Star Community Award Honors Collaboration

Iowa All-Star Community Award 2019 - Regional Airport FOR WEB

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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Planning Continues for Highway 75 Improvements

Highway 75 improvements concept

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: removing th...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

DOT Considers Highway 75 Improvements

Highway 75 improvements concept

Improvements to establish Highway 75 for safe and efficient travel for years to come are being considered by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

The proposed project, which would include removing the existing, aging pavement, replacing it with an enhanc...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Council discusses Highway 75 improvement

Preliminary concept drawing of Highway 75 improvement idea: Perspective view at 6th Street S looking south. The Sioux Center City Council discussed the need to enhance the community’s Highway 75 corridor Tuesday. Council members and city staff noted as Si...

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