Cedar Valley News

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

  1. Abortion bill allows claims for mental damage 18 Jan 2017, 9:00 am
    DES MOINES – A woman who suffers mental or physical distress after an abortion could sue the physician who terminated her pregnancy under a bill introduced in the Legislature.
  2. After a week, Iowa House begins introducing legislation 18 Jan 2017, 7:30 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS – A week after opening its 2017 session the Iowa House finally has some bills to work on.
  3. City Council puts Sunnyside South on hold 18 Jan 2017, 5:45 am
    WATERLOO — The controversial Sunnyside South project is on ice.
  4. County discusses Country View reorganization idea 18 Jan 2017, 5:15 am
    WATERLOO — A plan floated to save the financially strapped Country View care center would involve moving many residents into apartments and group homes.
  5. Blum gains role in small business committee 18 Jan 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, R-1st District, has been campaigning to “reignite the economy” since he first started running for Congress. And on his list of ways to get the economy going has always been to reduce burdensome…
  6. Cedar Falls University Ave. work praised, panned as work continues 18 Jan 2017, 2:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The city plans regular updates with businesses and property owners on construction staging for the next phase of the University Avenue reconstruction project, city staff told council members and the public Monday night.
  7. Iowa ag leaders voice concern about trade under Trump 18 Jan 2017, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — Trade policy — particularly as it relates to China — is on the minds of Iowa agricultural leaders as a new president is about to be inaugurated.
  8. Iowa ag leaders voice concern about trade under Trump 18 Jan 2017, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — Trade policy — particularly as it relates to China — is on the minds of Iowa agricultural leaders as a new president is about to be inaugurated.
  9. Region Briefs 18 Jan 2017, 12:30 am
  10. Metro Briefs 18 Jan 2017, 12:00 am
    MS support
  11. Insurance concerns nearly derail jail project 17 Jan 2017, 9:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Black Hawk County will move forward on a new jail security system despite concerns about the level of contractor liability.
  12. Cubs' World Series trophy coming to Waterloo 17 Jan 2017, 4:55 pm
    WATERLOO — The Chicago Cubs’ World Series trophy — the team’s first in more than a century — is coming to Waterloo.
  13. Vilsack takes job with dairy industry after leaving USDA 17 Jan 2017, 1:08 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is taking a job at the U.S. Dairy Export Council.
  14. Vilsack takes job with dairy industry after leaving USDA 17 Jan 2017, 1:08 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is taking a job at the U.S. Dairy Export Council.
  15. Independence voters to replace two council members 17 Jan 2017, 12:15 pm
    INDEPENDENCE — Voters here will be heading to the polls to fill two City Council vacancies.
  16. UPDATE: Roads continue to slow metro area 17 Jan 2017, 11:30 am
    WATERLOO — The weather continued to play havoc with morning commutes and school schedules Tuesday.
  17. Wieland: Cedar Falls losing business over pink storefront denial 17 Jan 2017, 5:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — City Council member Dave Wieland is seeing red over the city’s denial of a pink storefront for a Main Street Parkade business.
  18. Waterloo robotics team hopes to garner STEM interest with movie screening 17 Jan 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Two theaters had planned to screen the hit movie “Hidden Figures” to hundreds of middle schoolers Monday — until the parking lot of Crossroads Theater turned into an ice-skating rink.
  19. Mitchell County legislative forums begin Jan. 28 17 Jan 2017, 1:45 am
    ST. ANSGAR -- The first 2017 Mitchell County legislative forum will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at St. Ansgar City Hall, 111 S. Mitchell St.
  20. St. Ansgar council enters agreement over elementary school property 17 Jan 2017, 1:30 am
    ST. ANSGAR — The St. Ansgar City Council has entered into a three-way agreement with St. Ansgar Schools and the St. Ansgar Historic School Project Inc. regarding the former elementary school property.
  21. UnityPoint Health teaching kitchen to feature Alemao's cooking classes 17 Jan 2017, 12:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Luann Alemao’s next cooking class Thursday will be in new digs.
  22. Community Briefs 17 Jan 2017, 12:30 am
    Legion Post setscoming events
  23. UPDATE: Symphony names new executive director 16 Jan 2017, 2:27 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Fabled Southern hospitality is something Kimberly Cauthen Wolfe grew up with, but the hospitable welcome she’s received since arriving in Iowa has been a delight.
  24. UPDATE: Ice storm blankets roads, more ice on the way 16 Jan 2017, 1:30 pm
    WATERLOO — Northeast Iowa nearly shut down Monday after an ice storm blanketed most of Iowa.
  25. Ice storm cometh: What to expect Sunday night-Monday morning 16 Jan 2017, 8:15 am
    WATERLOO — Up to a quarter inch of ice was on track to hit northeast Iowa in the overnight hours between Sunday and today.
  26. Waterloo's Parker promoted to brigadier general 16 Jan 2017, 3:15 am
    WATERLOO — Waterloo native and U.S. Air Force Col. Steven B. Parker was recently promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia.
  27. Martin Bros. co-founder, Glen Martin, dies 16 Jan 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The remaining founding member of Martin Bros. Distributing Co. has died.
  28. Temple Grandin talks about cattle handling, autism 16 Jan 2017, 3:00 am
    NEW HAMPTON — Temple Grandin says having autism led her to where she is today — a world-renowned expert on cattle handling.
  29. Branstad aims to tackle “tough stuff” before he heads for China 16 Jan 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Gov. Terry Branstad is still in the dark about exactly when he’ll get a confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate to be considered as the nation’s next ambassador to China, but he expects he has at least another…
  30. Martin Bros. co-founder, Glen Martin, dies 16 Jan 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The remaining founding member of Martin Bros. Distributing Co. has died.
  31. Reynolds looking for trust in lieutenant governor 16 Jan 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS — She hasn’t started interviewing people to replace her, but Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds knows what she’s looking for in her replacement.
  32. Community Briefs 16 Jan 2017, 1:15 am
    Library to host
  33. Osage Dog Park to open this spring 16 Jan 2017, 1:00 am
    OSAGE — Work is well underway for Osage’s dog park.
  34. Metro Briefs 16 Jan 2017, 12:30 am
    Weather delays Hudson pickup
  35. Wartburg's series to celebrate anniversary of the Reformation 16 Jan 2017, 12:15 am
    WAVERLY — “Das Versprechen” (“The Promise”) will be the first film screened during Wartburg College’s German-language film series, beginning Tuesday.
  36. Welcome to Medicare seminar planned 16 Jan 2017, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Covenant Medical Center will offer “Welcome to Medicare” seminars from 5 to 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the hospital, 3421 W. Ninth St.
  37. C.F. Community Foundation receives bequest to support study abroad 16 Jan 2017, 12:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has received a bequest of $904,311 from the estate of Robert Eller to support study abroad scholarships.
  38. How a ‘master contract’ would impact Iowa public employees 15 Jan 2017, 12:45 pm
    DES MOINES — State troopers, teachers, workers at correctional and mental health facilities and other public employees across Iowa have various health insurance programs with their respective employers. For teachers, for example, programs vary by d. […]
  39. Metro Briefs 15 Jan 2017, 12:00 pm
    Report downed
  40. 1 dead in rural Janesville crash 15 Jan 2017, 9:45 am
    JANESVILLE -- A Janesville man has died from injuries in a two-vehicle crash Saturday.
  41. Good morning - what's going on today 15 Jan 2017, 7:34 am
    Good morning, Cedar Valley! It's Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
  42. Jesup woman describes Everest climb 15 Jan 2017, 3:00 am
    JESUP — There is a sense of peace that comes while balancing on a wind-whipped frozen ridge between hundred-foot drops where the air is too thin to support life.
  43. Waterloo City Council considers higher construction bonds 15 Jan 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — The city is looking for more insurance against problems caused by contractors working in street rights-of-way.
  44. Cedar Falls council to vote on next part of University Ave. work 15 Jan 2017, 2:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The City Council on Monday will hold a public hearing on plans for the next phase of the University Avenue reconstruction project.
  45. It's Your Government 15 Jan 2017, 2:30 am
    Monday, Jan. 16
  46. 2 more Iowa wind farms 15 Jan 2017, 1:30 am
    DES MOINES (AP) — MidAmerican Energy has announced it will build a wind farm in Boone and neighboring Greene counties and another in Mahaska County.
  47. New Cedar Falls pet store rings in the new year 15 Jan 2017, 1:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The Cedar Valley’s newest pet store is working to forge a strong relationship with those working to save abandoned dogs and cats.
  48. Story contributors needed for conservation book 15 Jan 2017, 12:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The Black Hawk Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with the University of Northern Iowa Department of Languages and Literatures to gather stories from local outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists, which will be compil. […]
  49. Family pays tribute to railroad crews 15 Jan 2017, 12:15 am
    WHITING (AP) — Driving on Monona County Road K-45 between Whiting and Sloan, a sign graces an old barn just off the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The yellow banner says, “Thank You Union Pacific!!!”
  50. New pizzeria, new building in Waterloo 14 Jan 2017, 9:30 pm
    WATERLOO — A new commercial building near one of the busiest intersections in town is taking shape.
  51. Cedar Falls storefront plan less 'pink' this time 14 Jan 2017, 8:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — A city panel has endorsed a restoration of two 1880s-vintage downtown Parkade building spaces — though one of the storefronts will not be as pink as the business would have liked.
  52. UnityPoint Health opens new Prairie Parkway facility to the public 14 Jan 2017, 6:30 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — With a number of specialty and primary care practices now under one roof, the new UnityPoint Health-Prairie Parkway clinic is a hub of activity.
  53. Iowa ethics panel backs off plan to remove dismissed complaints 14 Jan 2017, 12:00 pm
    DES MOINES — The Iowa House Ethics Committee is stepping back from a rule change that could require the chamber’s chief clerk to lie.
  54. Waterloo MLK banquet postponed due to weather forecast 13 Jan 2017, 11:45 am
    WATERLOO — The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet, scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed until Jan. 22, due to the inclement weather forecast.
  55. On Iowa Politics podcast, Jan. 13, 2017 13 Jan 2017, 11:14 am
    This week on the podcast, reporters discuss farewells for President Obama and Governor Branstad, and what's on reporter Erin Murphy's mind as he prepares to launch a new political column.
  56. Hy-Vee recalls several candy products 13 Jan 2017, 8:13 am
    WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee Inc. is voluntarily recalling several candy trays because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
  57. 20 under 40: Coaching crosses all boundaries 13 Jan 2017, 2:30 am
    Last in a series of stories looking at this year’s 20 Under 40 winners.
  58. Rogers claps to his own beat 13 Jan 2017, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — Iowa Rep. Walt Rogers, R-Cedar Falls, pays homage to his hometown roots each time he claps during speeches at the Capitol.
  59. Sale of Sunnyside South sale draws no offers 12 Jan 2017, 9:00 pm
    WATERLOO — The city received no offers Thursday to buy Sunnyside South as its future continues to play out in court.
  60. Building reuse plans draw opposition 12 Jan 2017, 4:00 pm
    WATERLOO — City zoning officials are supporting plans to repurpose two vacant buildings despite deep concerns from surrounding property owners.