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Sioux City Achieves Blue Zones Community Status

Wellmark Blue Crossand Blue Shield, Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY), and Blue Zones, LLC, has announced that Sioux City, Iowa has been named a certified Blue Zones Community®. Certification recognizes Sioux City’s community transformation through successful implementation of Blue Zones Project®, a first-of-its-kind population health program that brings the world's best practices in food policy, built environment, purpose and social networking to participating cities. Community leaders, volunteers and organizations throughout Sioux City have been working to achieve certification status since January 2013, when the community was named a Blue Zones Project demonstration site. A formal announcement and celebration will be held on Saturday, September 19 at 10:00am at the Farmers Market.

Wesley Parkway NB Ramp Closure on Friday

Frontage work on Interstate 29 requires the temporary closure of the northbound Wesley Parkway on-ramp to I-29 by the contractor on Friday, Aug. 14, from noon until 5 p.m. Motorists are encouraged to utilize either the Hamilton Boulevard or Floyd Boulevard on-ramp during the closure.

Hot-mix asphalt paving work on I-29 near the Wesley Parkway interchange requires a lane closure in the northbound lanes beginning Friday morning, Aug. 14, until Sunday evening, Aug. 16, weather permitting.

Public Feedback Request for City Entryway Sign Concepts

The public is invited to view and comment on proposed design concepts for new city entryway signs. Concepts will be on display from Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 16 at the Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska Street. Citizens may also access the design concepts online by clicking the “City Entryway Sign Concepts” graphic located under the social media icons to the right.

August Coffee with Council

Join the Mayor and City Council members for an informal coffee on Thursday, August 13 at 8:30 a.m. at Madonna Rose Cafe, 4006 Morningside Avenue. The monthly “Coffee with Council” provides an opportunity for community members to meet with council members in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss the issues that matter most to our residents.

Coffee with Council is held the 2nd Thursday of each month. Previously held in Council Chambers, the gathering is now hosted at different locations throughout the community.

New Prescription Drug Drop-off Box Available

The Sioux City Police Department has installed a prescription-drug drop box in the lobby of police headquarters at 601 Douglas Street in an effort to reduce the risk of drug-related accidents. The drop box will be available 24 hours a day for people to turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Expired medications are a public safety risk that can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose and drug abuse. The service is free, and no questions will be asked of anyone turning in medications.

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