Cedar Valley News

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

  1. Thanksgiving meal donated to those in need 20 Nov 2017, 10:30 pm
    WATERLOO -- The turkeys were cooked, the potatoes whipped and slices of pumpkin pie adorned with dollops of cream were lined up on tables.
  2. City Council debates firefighter shortage 20 Nov 2017, 10:00 pm
    WATERLOO -- City officials are balancing a Waterloo Fire Rescue staffing crisis against uncertainty over next year's budget.
  3. Capitol Digest 20 Nov 2017, 6:30 pm
    A roundup of state government and Capitol news items of interest for Monday, Nov. 20, 2017:
  4. Reynolds ‘wouldn’t say no’ to Trump campaign help 20 Nov 2017, 6:30 pm
    DES MOINES — Media reports from last week’s Republican governors’ meeting in Texas indicated some angst among GOP chief executives facing election in 2018 over inviting President Donald Trump to campaign for them.
  5. Governor hears more spending requests 20 Nov 2017, 6:30 pm
    DES MOINES -- More money for state park maintenance, environmental upgrades, highway traffic and weight enforcement and legal services were among the wish lists Monday as Gov. Kim Reynolds continued to solicit recommendations for her fiscal 2019 stat. […]
  6. Five Iowans given Award of Valor (copy) 20 Nov 2017, 4:00 pm
    DES MOINES — Four firefighters from Marion and a state trooper were presented the annual Sullivan Brothers’ Award of Valor Ceremony on Monday for their heroic efforts in saving the lives of Iowans.
  7. Five Iowans given Award of Valor 20 Nov 2017, 4:00 pm
    DES MOINES - Four firefighters from Marion and an Iowa state trooper were presented the annual Sullivan Brothers' Award of Valor Ceremony on Monday for their heroic efforts in saving the lives of Iowans during critical times of need.
  8. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to headline Progress Iowa fundraiser 20 Nov 2017, 12:15 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will return to Iowa for Progress Iowa’s fifth annual Holiday Party on Dec. 19.
  9. KBBG hands out annual awards 20 Nov 2017, 7:15 am
    WATERLOO — KBBG public radio handed out its awards at its 40th anniversary banquet Saturday night at Electric Park Ballroom.
  10. Gas tax hike paying off for state and local road and bridge projects 20 Nov 2017, 3:45 am
    DES MOINES — When they pull into the station and fill up their gas tanks, drivers pay to the state of Iowa 10 cents more per gallon than they did a few years ago.
  11. Time capsule reveals Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s history 20 Nov 2017, 3:30 am
    OSAGE — More than 300 parishioners sat anxiously waiting as Gary Hemann, a member of the Sacred Heart Building Committee, cut open the 1928 time capsule found in the church’s cornerstone. The parishioners had gathered Nov. 5 after Sunday morning. […]
  12. Waterloo sewer needs near $83 million 20 Nov 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — It may cost nearly $18 million for the city to make sanitary sewer improvements required under a federal court order.
  13. Longtime friends set up comic shop in Osage 20 Nov 2017, 2:45 am
    OSAGE — There’s a new place residents can go to find their funnies. They can go to DR Comics, located on Main Street, in downtown Osage, above Ocean’s Oasis Pet Store.
  14. Dozens of children join families on National Adoption Day 19 Nov 2017, 8:30 am
    WATERLOO — The third floor of the Black Hawk County Courthouse was buzzing with activity Friday afternoon. Family members chatted and kids wandered the halls.
  15. Cedar Falls council to take up 2 big projects 19 Nov 2017, 1:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The City Council is scheduled to hold public hearings Monday to approve plans for what will be two major projects in 2018 — the construction of a new public safety building and the third and final phase…
  16. It's Your Government 19 Nov 2017, 1:15 am
    Monday, Nov. 20
  17. Tiny houses are trendy -- unless they go up next door 19 Nov 2017, 12:45 am
    DES MOINES (AP) — As he tows a 96-square-foot house around Des Moines, Joe Stevens is overwhelmed by the intense, sometimes tearful support he receives from churches, schools and service groups for his plan to use the trendy little structures…
  18. Volunteers needed for area projects 19 Nov 2017, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley needs help with the following:
  19. Metro Briefs: Waterloo library sets holiday hours 19 Nov 2017, 12:00 am
    Waterloo library sets holiday hours
  20. Quote of the week 19 Nov 2017, 12:00 am
    "They're like fishermen. They know where the fish are biting."
  21. Shop Downtown Saturdays starts Nov. 25 19 Nov 2017, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — Shop Downtown Saturdays is a new event at Main Street Waterloo this year. Kicking off on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, in downtown Waterloo.
  22. Some Iowa Legislature anti-harassment policies may be lacking 18 Nov 2017, 8:45 pm
    DES MOINES — As the fallout from sexual harassment allegations and a $1.7 million settlement continues at the Iowa Capitol, state lawmakers are trying to determine the best path forward.
  23. Community Briefs: Nuclear security to be discussed 18 Nov 2017, 6:45 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — The Great Decisions discussion group will tackle the enduring challenge of nuclear weapons from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cedar Falls Public Library conference room.
  24. Standard Distribution planning large expansion at airport 18 Nov 2017, 6:45 pm
    WATERLOO — A longtime Cedar Valley warehousing company has plans to expand near the Waterloo Regional Airport.
  25. Naval admiral helps Waterloo honor Sullivan legacy 18 Nov 2017, 6:15 pm
    WATERLOO — Richard Brown said he left his claw marks in the quarterdeck when he turned over the USS The Sullivans DDG 68 to another commander in 2004.
  26. Sub City family making big moves 18 Nov 2017, 3:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — From a car wash to sub sandwiches, the name Neptune has been a staple in the Cedar Valley for more than 30 years.
  27. New Waterloo teen center tops first Schoitz Foundation grant list 18 Nov 2017, 1:00 pm
    WATERLOO —A Waterloo teen center project will be the first big beneficiary of the new Otto Schoitz Foundation.
  28. Courier is a Lee Enterprises Enterprise of the Year finalist 18 Nov 2017, 11:29 am
    DAVENPORT — Lee Enterprises Inc. announced Friday the selection of five Enterprise of the Year Finalists for 2017, honoring superior performance in key business and customer measures.
  29. US homebuilder sentiment rises in November 18 Nov 2017, 11:01 am
    U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic this month, reflecting a recent rebound in sales of newly built homes.
  30. Loebsack, Blum: Harassment settlement 'slush fund' must go 18 Nov 2017, 4:00 am
    JOHNSTON — An Iowa member of Congress would change U.S. House rules to require members and their staffs to pay settlements with people who accuse them of sexual misconduct.
  31. Waterloo airport board proposes switch from American to United 18 Nov 2017, 3:30 am
    WATERLOO — After nearly six years of service from American Airlines, the Waterloo Regional Airport Board has proposed switching to United Airlines as the airport’s sole carrier.
  32. Firm shows off robotic harvesting technology 17 Nov 2017, 9:00 pm
    PLAINFIELD — Kyle Mehmen navigated his combine through a cornfield on a drizzly Friday afternoon when he summoned the future of agriculture with the push of a button.
  33. State awards tax benefits for Deere Urbandale facility 17 Nov 2017, 7:15 pm
    URBANDALE — The Iowa Economic Development Authority board Friday approved tax benefits to Deere & Co to build a $32.6 million facility to house its Intelligent Solutions Group.
  34. Loft project in historic Waterloo building receives state tax credits 17 Nov 2017, 3:00 pm
    WATERLOO — A downtown Waterloo redevelopment project has been awarded historic preservation tax credits.
  35. DHS appoints new Iowa Medicaid director 17 Nov 2017, 1:59 pm
    DES MOINES – Michael Randol has been appointed to direct Iowa’s Medicaid Enterprise, officials with the state Department of Human Services announced Friday.
  36. Cedar Valley Seminary Foundation awarded $510K in historic tax credits 17 Nov 2017, 7:38 am
    OSAGE — The Cedar Valley Seminary Foundation has been awarded $510,865 in state historic tax credits.
  37. Top Senate Democrat wants sex harassment review released 17 Nov 2017, 2:45 am
    DES MOINES — The top Democrat in the Iowa Senate called on her GOP counterparts Thursday to make public the findings of their internal review of sexual harassment allegations made by a former employee who was awarded $1.75 million in…
  38. Dike-NH grad Jay Allen on verge of becoming breakout country star 17 Nov 2017, 2:00 am
    NASHVILLE — Jay Allen could be on the cusp of stardom. And if he breaks out, which he is on track to do in 2018, you’ll be able to say you knew him way back when.
  39. Former businessman elected St. Ansgar mayor 17 Nov 2017, 1:00 am
    ST. ANSGAR — For newly elected St. Ansgar Mayor Norman Johnson, the decision to run came after being encouraged by family, friends and community members to throw his name into the hat.
  40. This Week in the Cedar Valley 17 Nov 2017, 1:00 am
    Festival of Trees gallery
  41. Church to host harvest day 17 Nov 2017, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Crystal Cathedral of Faith Southern Baptist Church, 3040 Hammond Ave., will host its annual Thanksgiving harvest day Sunday, beginning with worship service at noon. Following the noon service, a fellowship dinner will be served. The. […]
  42. Metro Briefs 16 Nov 2017, 5:00 pm
    Waterloo holiday garbage hours set
  43. UPDATE: Region Briefs 16 Nov 2017, 2:30 pm
    Free meal to be provided Sunday
  44. UPDATE: Waterloo gaming officials elated at no vote on C.R. casino 16 Nov 2017, 2:00 pm
    DUBUQUE — Officials with the Black Hawk County Gaming Association are elated the state gaming commission has rejected proposals for a casino in Cedar Rapids.
  45. Community Briefs 16 Nov 2017, 11:45 am
    Fairbank authorwill sign books
  46. Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas' still reigns on Billboard Holiday 100 16 Nov 2017, 9:15 am
    We know you're gearing up for all the sights and sounds of Christmas. Sure, it's not even Thanksgiving, but that's not stopping you. Or us.
  47. Waterloo lobbies to keep historic tax credits 16 Nov 2017, 3:45 am
    WATERLOO — Waterloo has joined a chorus of communities urging Congress not to cut tax credits for historic renovation projects.
  48. Water issues stall Southland Park buildout 16 Nov 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Flooding concerns may slow the full development of the Southland Park subdivision.
  49. Sheffield Republican enters race to unseat Ragan in 2018 16 Nov 2017, 1:00 am
    SHEFFIELD — Shannon Latham of Sheffield announced Tuesday she is a Republican candidate for the Iowa Senate District 27 seat held by Democrat Amanda Ragan of Mason City.
  50. Grundy Hospital renovation open house is Sunday 16 Nov 2017, 1:00 am
    GRUNDY CENTER – An open house is set Sunday at Grundy County Memorial Hospital to show off new renovations.
  51. Recall election absentee ballots available 16 Nov 2017, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — Absentee ballots are now available in Black Hawk County for the city runoff election Dec. 5 in Cedar Falls. All polling place locations will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
  52. UnityPoint Health notifies Medicaid patients of possible Amerigroup contract end 15 Nov 2017, 7:15 pm
    DES MOINES -- UnityPoint Health said Wednesday it may not renew its contract with Amerigroup of Iowa, one of two remaining Medicaid managed care organizations in the state.
  53. Capitol Digest: Fine arts standards adopted 15 Nov 2017, 3:27 pm
    DES MOINES — Members of the state Board of Education adopted new fine arts standards for students in preschool through 12th grade at their monthly meeting Wednesday.
  54. Community Briefs 15 Nov 2017, 1:30 pm
    Conference setfor women, girls
  55. Ted Cruz confirms his hold on Northey nomination 15 Nov 2017, 1:00 pm
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, confirmed this week he will hold up the nomination of Bill Northey to a federal agriculture post until he gets a meeting with the president to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard.
  56. All-purpose bike park up and rolling in Cedar Falls 15 Nov 2017, 11:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — A new all-purpose bicycle park has risen from the devastation of flooding in northern Cedar Falls.
  57. Hy-Vee details massive projects in face of changing grocery landscape 15 Nov 2017, 10:35 am
    WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee Inc. is expanding several of its facilities and making changes at some of its stores.
  58. Former Parkview nursing home eyed as veterans center 15 Nov 2017, 2:30 am
    WATERLOO — The former Parkview Gardens Care Center is being eyed to provide transitional housing and other services to military veterans.
  59. Iowa governor: Senate GOP should release info on harassment 14 Nov 2017, 7:30 pm
    DES MOINES — Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer says her Republican caucus will go forward with plans to hire a human resources manager to oversee harassment complaints at the Legislature after Senate GOP officials put similar plans on hold.
  60. Union appeals collective bargaining ruling 14 Nov 2017, 7:00 pm
    DES MOINES — The state’s largest public employee union is appealing a district judge’s ruling that denied the union’s challenge to Iowa’s new collective bargaining law.