Guest Blog: Universal Pediatrics – New location in Sioux City is now open!


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Sioux City Team

   Your child.  Your home.  Our passion.

Due to growth, Universal Pediatrics has opened a new office location in Sioux City, IA.  The Sioux City office provides skilled nursing services in Woodbury, Ida, Monona, and Crawford counties and will be known as the Western Region of Iowa. We are excited and proud to continue providing quality care for our existing clients and look forward to assisting new clients with nursing care at home surrounded by their loved ones.

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Join Pheasant Bonanza’s 2015 Clay Shooting Leagues


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Interested in joining a clay shooting league?  This year Pheasant Bonanza Hunt Club and Kennel will host PheasantBonanzaLogotwo eight-week clay shooting leagues, April 16th – June 4th, and June 25th – August 13th.  Prizes include a guided hunt for four people and much more!

Pheasant Bonanza Hunt Club and Kennel is located along the historic Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway in the Loess Hills of eastern Nebraska. Pheasant Bonanza is surrounded by 360 degrees of pure, untamed nature. Rightfully described as the Midwest’s premier hunt club and kennel, Pheasant Bonanza offers numerous activities for individuals, families, large groups and private corporate gatherings.  We offer upland hunting, dog boarding and training, Clay, Skeet, and Trap Shooting as well as many events, competitions, and learning opportunities.  Check us out at and on Facebook and Twitter, or join our mailing list to receive news!


Road Construction Update – February 4, 2015


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Interstate 29 Closure Thursday Night

Placement of overhead electrical lines will require nighttime closures in both directions on Interstate 29 north of the Floyd Boulevard interchange (exit 147) beginning at 10:00 PM Thursday, February 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 office in Sioux City.

•Traffic will be stopped for 15-minute intervals.
•Motorists approaching this area should drive with caution and be prepared to stop for traffic backups beyond the limits of the work zone.

Give Kids a Smile


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Next week, Friday, February 6, is Give Kids a Smile Day. The American GKAS-logo-2Dental Association began the Give Kids A Smile program in 2003 as a way for ADA members to join with others in the community to provide dental services to underserved children. The program initially began as a one-day event in February, but has since grown to local and national events year-round. Dentists and other team members volunteer their time, and services, to provide screenings, treatments and education to children throughout the United States. Each year, approximately 450,000 children benefit from more than 1500 events, all because of the efforts of 40,000 or more  annual volunteers. Give Kids a Smile Day is meant to help the 1/3 of children in the U.S. with no dental insurance and to teach good dental hygiene.

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Give Kids a Smile Day
Who: Children with limited or no access to dental care
What: Dental Screenings – FREE professional dental cleaning, dental exam,
x-rays, fluoride application and oral health education
When: Friday, February 6, 2015
Where:  Sunnybrook Dental – Dr. Mindy J. Stevens
5845 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
(712) 274-2338

Call and schedule an appointment today!

Goodwill helps 1,534 people find work


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Thanks to the significant job search assistance provided by Goodwill of the Great Plains Connection Centers, 1,534 people found jobs with over 500 employers within our territory in 2014. John Hantla, President/CEO for Goodwill of the Great Plains said, “We are ecstatic about the number because the GoodwillLogogrowth rate has increased over 300% in two years. In fact, 10,000 job seekers visited our Connections Centers in 2014. We will be celebrating with open houses at all of our 21 stores throughout the territory on January 30th at 10:00 am, and the public is invited.”

Connection Centers offer free job search services inside nine of Goodwill of the Great Plains retail store locations. Diane Neri, Goodwill Employment Specialist said, “The Connection Centers provide job seekers free access to individualized services needed for a successful job search.  The staff collaborates with community employers and partners to link individuals to employment opportunities and resources.”   Last year Goodwill held more than nine multi-employer job fairs throughout the territory with over 100 employers attending. While not all of Goodwill of the Great Plain’s 21 stores have on site Connection Centers, every store is holding an open house because they all contributed to this number because they offer a variety of job training services.

Hantla said, “It is important to note that the people who donate clothing and goods or shop in our stores are also contributing to this success because the money made supports our mission of helping people have a better quality of life through work.”

Goodwill of the Great Plains is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing work training, employment assistance, and other programs for youth, the disabled, homeless veterans, and more.

For more information on Goodwill and this open house celebration, contact Mallory Gaul, Community Marketing Manager, at (712) 224-1338,, or visit

Zeke’s Tree – An Open House All About Change


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Some small things can be most powerful. A breath, a smile, a nod. Good things that happen at regular Zeke's Treetimes are the foundation of a relationship. When working with artisans through fair trade, we don’t see each other every day, but partners (the producers and the market) do have consistent ways to remember each other. It happens through ordering and making goods themselves, it also happens when we give one another hope we can think back on, and it happens when we all are afforded the time and depth of experience to grow and change: many little changes accumulate into genuine improvement in quality of life.

Join us January 24 at Zeke’s Tree, 504 Nebraska Street in Sioux City, for an open house all about change.

The shop is open from 10 – 5. You can enjoy our brazil nut and dark chocolate chip cookies and tea all day. You’ll also hear an announcement about the near future of Zeke’s Tree.

Winds of Change Open House

From 12-2:30, yoga teacher Angela Benson will lead a drop-in workshop about change. She’ll teach you simple breath work to ease stress, and guide you in making a little paper pinwheel. We’ll provide the materials (or bring your own if you want to use a special paper and stick). A sweet exercise for parents and children to work on together! Plan for about 15 minutes making the pinwheel.

From 11-1, Tracy Everett of Rosie’s Coffee, will serve coffee samples, including the very best specialty flavor Brazil Nut. Coffee from bean to your cup: there’s change!

See the photo show in our gallery room that documents correspondence between a tea growing community in India and coffee growing community in Guatemala. It’s the last day to view!

The activities are free.
Breathe! Join us!

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Little Priest Tribal College Offering Classes at Ho Chunk Centre Campus


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Little Priest Tribal College will be offering classes at our Ho Chunk Centre campus in downtown Sioux City.  To better meet the needs of our potential students, we are requesting that you participate in an electronic survey.  You can access the survey by clicking on the following link:  If you have any questions regarding Little Priest Tribal College Ho Chunk Centre campus in downtown Sioux City, please contact Marisa Cummings at or (712) 224-0113.

Find out more about Little Priest Tribal College here.

Little Priest Tribal College prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associated preference.  The college affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to college facilities.

MOD Small Business Saturday House Party


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MOD House Interiors invites you to a House Party on Small Business Saturday, November 29th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at 255 5th St.  Great sales, DJ, food and drinks.

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Road Construction Update – November 21, 2014


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Gordon Drive Detour Sunday 11.23.14

Court Street will be closed north of Gordon Drive to allow placement of pavement on Gordon drive from the Gordon Drive viaduct west to Court Street beginning at approximately 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office in Sioux City.

During the pavement activities, traffic will be detoured using Nebraska Street to Third Street, then to Virginia Street, then to Dace Avenue, then to Court Street, and then back to Gordon Drive.

After the paving work is completed Sunday, traffic will be redirected using Nebraska Street to Third Street, then to Court Street, and then back to Gordon Drive.
For up to date information regarding road construction in the area go to and zoom into Sioux City.