Cedar Valley News

News stories of Cedar Valley interest published by area media outlets.

  1. Democrats make moves in special elections; What does it mean for 2018? 20 Jan 2018, 2:45 pm
    DES MOINES — A half-dozen special elections in Iowa over the past 14 months showed a clear trend: Democratic candidates doing better — much better, in some cases — than their party did in the 2016 presidential election.
  2. Waterloo resident reports armed burglary 20 Jan 2018, 2:45 pm
    WATERLOO -- Police are investigating an armed burglary of a residence early Saturday.
  3. Fire destroys car in intersection 20 Jan 2018, 2:30 pm
    WATERLOO -- A fire that began as a car was being driven ended up destroying the vehicle Friday evening.
  4. Fire at scrap yard causes $30K in damage 20 Jan 2018, 2:13 pm
    WATERLOO -- A fire at a scrap yard destroyed $30,000 worth of machinery.
  5. Iowa hoping cannabis dispensaries reach statewide 20 Jan 2018, 1:45 pm
    ANKENY — State officials said Friday they hope to get geographical diversity from companies seeking permission to dispense medical cannabis when they go out for bids next week under Iowa’s expanded medical marijuana law.
  6. Frugal Finds Market opens in downtown Waterloo 20 Jan 2018, 12:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Deb Borwig used to drive 30 minutes one way to Independence just to get groceries — even though she lives within a couple minutes of several grocery stores.
  7. Women's march 20 Jan 2018, 12:00 am
    Power to the Polls, the second annual Decorah Womens March, will be today beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Mary Christopher Park in Decorah.
  8. Rep. Ken Rizer won’t seek re-election in Marion swing district 19 Jan 2018, 11:00 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Second-term Iowa House Rep. Ken Rizer has confirmed he won’t be seeking re-election this year.
  9. Event to benefit families affected by fatal car crash 19 Jan 2018, 1:15 pm
    WATERLOO — In the wake of a tragic accident that left three Waterloo young people dead and three members of a Cedar Falls family injured, two area men are trying to find a way to help.
  10. UPDATE: Fire at John Deere facility in Waterloo 19 Jan 2018, 9:00 am
    WATERLOO – A fire near a ventilation stack halted operations at John Deere’s Engine Works facility early Friday.
  11. Dubuque Road traffic signals change 19 Jan 2018, 7:32 am
    WATERLOO --Traffic signals are now installed at the intersection of Dubuque Road and Osage Avenue.
  12. The Hive at Waterloo Public Library buzzing in its second year 19 Jan 2018, 2:45 am
    WATERLOO — Creative residents have been swarming into The Hive at the Waterloo Public Library since it opened in May 2016.
  13. Audit finds dip in Waterloo cash reserves 19 Jan 2018, 1:30 am
    WATERLOO — The city government’s cash reserves fell for the second straight year in 2017.
  14. DHS director asks for time to reshape agency 19 Jan 2018, 1:00 am
    DES MOINES — Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven told lawmakers Thursday he’s doing all he can to change direction at the agency — and its 4,000-plus employees — that he took charge of seven months ago.
  15. This Week in the Cedar Valley 19 Jan 2018, 1:00 am
    Iowa Boat, RV and Vacation Show
  16. Traffic camera ban, regulation bills racing through Iowa Legislature 19 Jan 2018, 12:45 am
    DES MOINES — Racing to get their legislation to the governor’s desk, an Iowa Senate subcommittee Thursday joined colleagues in the House to advance bans on traffic cameras.
  17. Metro Briefs: CF Co-op mixer event slated 19 Jan 2018, 12:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — There will be a “Member Mixer Plus One” event for the Cedar Falls Food Co-op from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Second State Brewing Co.
  18. Candlelight Ski planned on trails 19 Jan 2018, 12:00 am
    WAVERLY — The 15th annual Candlelight Ski event on the Waverly Rail Trail is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27.
  19. Capitol Digest 18 Jan 2018, 11:45 pm
    DES MOINES — In the wake of a $1.75 million settlement is a lawsuit brought by a Senate Republican staffer who claimed she was unjustly fired Rep. Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, is proposing to make state employees personally liable if they…
  20. Community Briefs: Chicken, waffle breakfast slated 18 Jan 2018, 3:30 pm
    WATERLOO -- The ushers of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church will host a chicken and waffle breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
  21. 3 fired in cronyism scandal at Iowa communications agency 18 Jan 2018, 2:21 pm
    IOWA CITY (AP) — The executive director of Iowa's state-run broadband network and two subordinates have been fired after state auditors discovered a range of misspending and cronyism during his tenure.
  22. Grout calls for Sullivan Award nominations 18 Jan 2018, 5:00 am
    WATERLOO -- The Grout Museum District, 503 South St., is accepting nominations for the Sullivan Brothers Outstanding Military Family Award.
  23. Waverly family's story of cancer, faith to premiere on big screen 18 Jan 2018, 4:30 am
    WAVERLY — A film inspired by a Northeast Iowa family’s struggle with cancer is premiering Friday.
  24. Iowa House panel green lights bill to ban traffic cameras 18 Jan 2018, 4:15 am
    DES MOINES — An Iowa House panel approved a measure Wednesday that would ban automated traffic cameras — including those in Cedar Rapids — and end what one legislator called “legalized grifting.”
  25. Waverly Chamber holds leadership series to introduce people to the city 18 Jan 2018, 3:00 am
    WAVERLY — Whether you’re new to town and curious about it, or just want to know more about the institutions and organizations that govern the city you’ve lived in for a long time, Todd Coleman has your New Year’s resolution…
  26. Cedar Valley builders set steady pace 18 Jan 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO -- Cedar Valley building officials are expecting a construction boom when warmer weather arrives in the spring.
  27. Volunteer tax assistance available 18 Jan 2018, 2:45 am
    WATERLOO -- RSVP is once again offering free tax assistance and electronic filing to individuals of all ages, with low to moderate incomes. There are three locations:
  28. Cedar Falls council member opposes "double roundabout" financing 18 Jan 2018, 2:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — City Council member Susan deBuhr again was a lone voice of dissent as the council approved a funding mechanism for the third phase of the University Avenue reconstruction project at the Iowa Highway 58 interchange.
  29. Hubbell has raised more than $3 million, Boulton Boulton $1.1 million 18 Jan 2018, 2:00 am
    DES MOINES — Fred Hubbell’s gubernatorial campaign raised more than $3 million in 2017, the campaign told the Lee Enterprises Des Moines Bureau on Thursday.
  30. Region Briefs 18 Jan 2018, 1:30 am
    Decorah to hostutility meeting
  31. Reynolds reports $4 million in campaign funds 18 Jan 2018, 1:00 am
    DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced raising more than $3.7 million last year.
  32. Salvation Army misses goal but ready to auction red kettle coins 18 Jan 2018, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO – Although the bells have stopped ringing in the Cedar Valley, The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls has yet to meet its Christmas goal of $638,000.
  33. Metro briefs 18 Jan 2018, 12:15 am
    Sheriff to holdtown meeting
  34. Veterans push agenda at Statehouse 17 Jan 2018, 11:45 pm
    A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Jan. 17, 2018:
  35. Foxhoven: Privately run Medicaid here to stay 17 Jan 2018, 11:30 pm
    DES MOINES — The head of Iowa’s Department of Human Services rejected a “back to the future” notion Wednesday that the state could abandon its privately managed Medicaid system in favor of returning to a fee-for-service approach that, he said. […]
  36. Glasson TV campaign calls for universal health care 17 Jan 2018, 9:30 pm
    DES MOINES — With her campaign arsenal stocked with nearly $2 million in support from fellow Service Employees International Union members around the country, Cathy Glasson is set to become the third Iowa Democratic gubernatorial hopeful to launch. […]
  37. Corbett poll shows Iowans support legalizing sports betting 17 Jan 2018, 7:15 pm
    DES MOINES — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ron Corbett says he’s not the only one who wants to legalize — and reap revenue from — sports betting, and he has a poll to back up his claim.
  38. Kitchen fires most common fires in Waterloo in 2017 17 Jan 2018, 6:45 pm
    WATERLOO – Calls to Waterloo’s fire department increased in 2017, and kitchen fires were the most common call when it came to fires.
  39. Community Briefs: Genealogy club to meet Tuesday 17 Jan 2018, 1:15 pm
    DENVER — The Denver Genealogy and History Club will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Denver Public Library.
  40. Charles City woman wins $100K lottery prize 17 Jan 2018, 5:30 am
    CHARLES CITY -- A Charles City woman has won $100,000 through an Iowa Lottery scratch game.
  41. PHOTOS: Ashley Furniture warehouse opens in Cedar Falls 17 Jan 2018, 5:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — There’s a new neighbor in the Cedar Falls Industrial Park — a 153,000-square-foot neighbor.
  42. Canopy costs trigger construction policy debate 17 Jan 2018, 4:45 am
    WATERLOO — Cost overruns on repairs to the Fourth Street bridge pedestrian canopy drove a lengthy debate over city policies on construction projects.
  43. Iowans seek to halt large-scale livestock buildings 17 Jan 2018, 3:15 am
    DES MOINES — Community activists flooded the Capitol rotunda Tuesday demanding more regulation of large-scale livestock projects.
  44. Waverly council approves eminent domain authority in Cedar River Parkway matter 17 Jan 2018, 3:00 am
    WAVERLY — A proposal to put eminent domain on the table in order to keep the Cedar River Parkway project on schedule passed the council Monday night.
  45. Waverly council approves eminent domain authority in Cedar River Parkway matter 17 Jan 2018, 3:00 am
    WAVERLY — A proposal to put eminent domain on the table in order to keep the Cedar River Parkway project on schedule passed the council Monday night.
  46. Women's march set for Jan. 20 in Decorah 17 Jan 2018, 1:45 am
    DECORAH — Power to the Polls, the second annual Decorah Womens March, will be Saturday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Mary Christopher Park in Decorah.
  47. IPERS considering in-house management of retirement funds 17 Jan 2018, 1:30 am
    DES MOINES — IPERS officials told Iowa lawmakers it likely will be next year before they ask for legislative changes to allow in-house management the $30 billion public employee retirement fund.
  48. Union donates big to Glasson in Iowa governor's race 17 Jan 2018, 1:00 am
    DAVENPORT -- The Service Employees International Union and several of its affiliates around the country have donated more than $1.8 million to Cathy Glasson's campaign for Iowa governor, including $1.1 million since late December.
  49. Waterloo police chief to donate kidney 16 Jan 2018, 2:15 pm
    WATERLOO — Waterloo’s police chief will donate a kidney to a friend of a friend.
  50. Community Briefs: AMVETS hosts U.S. commander 16 Jan 2018, 2:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — AMVETS Post 49, 1934 Irving St., will host the national AMVETS commander, Marion Polk, and his wife, Beverly, starting Thursday.
  51. Steve Dust to leave Greater Cedar Valley Alliance after 14 years 16 Jan 2018, 9:00 am
    WATERLOO -- The Cedar Valley's longest-serving economic development director is moving on.
  52. Cedar Falls to look for Greenhill-South Main traffic solutions 16 Jan 2018, 1:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Traffic concerns at an increasingly busy intersection in a growing part of the city were discussed again at Monday night’s City Council meeting.
  53. Metro Briefs: Girl Scouts take cookies orders 16 Jan 2018, 1:00 am
    WATERLOO — Girls Scouts will begin taking cookie orders Friday.
  54. Community Briefs: Food pantry has new hours 16 Jan 2018, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Apostolic Pentecostal Church Food Pantry has new hours.
  55. Dave Morgan: Pushing limits one speed at a time 14 Jan 2018, 12:30 am
    Story reprinted from the January issue of Cedar Valley Business Monthly.
  56. Business Briefs 14 Jan 2018, 12:00 am
    Advanced Heat Treat honored
  57. Buzz cut: Five Seasons Hair and Beard Studio open in Waterloo 13 Jan 2018, 10:15 am
    WATERLOO – After launching a barber shop with a beer chaser in Cedar Rapids, Elk Run native Jordan Finger has brought the concept home, setting up a location in downtown Waterloo.
  58. Sam's Club closing many stores, but not in Eastern Iowa 11 Jan 2018, 2:15 pm
    WATERLOO — Dozens of Sam’s Club stores nationwide closed without warning Thursday but none of them are in Eastern Iowa.
  59. Waterloo's Coffin takes helm at Bankers Trust in Des Moines 8 Jan 2018, 1:45 am
    DES MOINES — Don Coffin vividly recalls the first farm auction he worked during the 1980s farm crisis.
  60. Caribou Coffee, No. 2 and still growing after 25 years 7 Jan 2018, 1:15 am
    MINNEAPOLIS — Caribou Coffee has come a long way since December 1992, when Kim Puckett would leave her frazzled husband to run their new coffee shop alone while she raced next door to hand out flyers to people standing in…