first_imgSioux City’s Younkers is among seven stores in the state that the company has given notice that they are expecting to layoff employees and then close.Iowa State University Economist Dave Swenson says the closings indicate a basic issue of supply and demand in retail:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..number of stores. :14Swenson says online shopping has impacted all types of retail stores and it has had an impact on Younkers as well.But, he says it’s the type of store that Younkers is that is one of the biggest factors.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………have closed” :15Reports indicate Bon-Ton, the parent company of the Younkers stores, will be sold to a liquidation company that will shut the stores down.Younkers began in Iowa 162 years ago and has been in Sioux City for over 70 years.Eighty-four people are employed locally.The Sioux City store at the Southern Hills Mall is expected to close June 5th.last_img read more

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first_imgAre you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in a state or national sporting championships? Are you aged 12-18 years old travelling further than 250 kilometre return for a state or national championships?If yes, then you or your team could be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help meet costs such as uniforms, travel, accommodation and equipment.Grants of $500 per individual and $3,000 per team are available for young people participating in a nominated National Sporting Organisation-endorsed state or national sporting championships or a School Sport Australia national championship.This program is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission and supports 8,000 young people each year.The grants are designed to help athletes, coaches and officials achieve their sporting goals and are distributed across all 150 federal electorates of the national parliament.Applications are open, so apply now!Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the nominated championships.For further information, including application forms and eligibility criteria, go to: read more