Cedar Valley News

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

  1. Downtown Cedar Falls alley to close 7 Jun 2018, 10:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS -- Beginning as early as Monday, road crews will begin work on repaving the downtown alley from West Fourth Street to south 150 feet.
  2. Two Cedar Falls residents killed in crash 7 Jun 2018, 9:30 am
    MONMOUTH, ILL. -- Two residents of Cedar Falls were killed Wednesday in a car accident in Illinois.
  3. Emails show Waterloo faced lawsuit threats over fireworks decision 7 Jun 2018, 7:15 am
    WATERLOO — The city’s decision to allow fireworks sales in commercial zones followed threats of legal action from an out-of-state retailer and Crossroads Fireworks.
  4. 10th anniversary of 2008 flood: How Waverly bounced back 7 Jun 2018, 3:08 am
    WAVERLY — Was the Cedar River flood of 2016 just as bad as the flood of 2008?
  5. Kayla Koether starts "Barnstorming" tour 7 Jun 2018, 3:00 am
    DECORAH — Candidate for Iowa House District 55, Kayla Koether, will visit seven Northeast Iowa towns in June as part of her “Barnstorming Tour.”
  6. Waterloo plans to annex land to northeast industrial park 7 Jun 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — The city is looking to expand its boundaries to provide additional land for economic development.
  7. Two Waterloo West High grads fall in primaries 7 Jun 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Andy McGuire wasn’t the only 1975 Waterloo West High School graduate to come up short in a bid for elective office this spring.
  8. Iowa Watershed Approach installs weather stations across the state 7 Jun 2018, 3:00 am
    TRIPOLI — The Iowa Watershed Approach has a vision for a more resilient Iowa.
  9. Orchestra will play at Wilder 7 Jun 2018, 2:45 am
    ALLISON — The Glenn Miller Orchestra will play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Wilder Park.
  10. My Waterloo Days parade route 7 Jun 2018, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — Get your lawn chairs and grab a blanket. It’s time for the annual My Waterloo Days parade in downtown Waterloo.
  11. Community Briefs: Dance group to host event 7 Jun 2018, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Cedar Valley Chapter of USA Dance will host a dance Saturday at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.
  12. Iowa Finance Authority will pay $35K for financial review 6 Jun 2018, 11:45 pm
    The Iowa Finance Authority will spend up to $35,000 on an independent financial review of the agency’s accounting procedures and spending despite a similar inquiry by the State Auditor’s Office.
  13. Reynolds, Hubbell quickly launch war of words 6 Jun 2018, 11:45 pm
    DES MOINES -- Even before Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell scored his landslide victory in Tuesday’s primary, his Republican opponent and her allies were drawing battle lines for the hard-fought general-election campaign that will pl. […]
  14. After primary, Hubbell faces task of uniting party 6 Jun 2018, 11:45 pm
    DAVENPORT -- Fred Hubbell won a convincing victory Tuesday in the Democratic primary race for governor, but now he faces the task of uniting the party behind his candidacy against Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds.
  15. Late primary results: An historical nomination and an undecided race in Iowa’s statewide primaries 6 Jun 2018, 3:30 pm
    DES MOINES — Two of Iowa’s statewide primary races took hours past the polls’ closing Tuesday night to resolve.
  16. Abby Finkenauer campaign behind erroneous polling texts 6 Jun 2018, 3:15 pm
    DES MOINES — According to the Iowa Secretary of State, the Abby Finkenauer campaign was behind the erroneous polling location texts sent Tuesday.
  17. Man talked off Waterloo bridge (PHOTO) 6 Jun 2018, 11:15 am
    WATERLOO – Authorities talked a man off of the Park Avenue bridge as it appeared he was about to jump into the Cedar River Wednesday morning.
  18. VIDEO: Morning fire destroys Evansdale home 6 Jun 2018, 7:20 am
    EVANSDALE – An early Wednesday fire destroyed an Evansdale home.
  19. UPDATE: DeJear wins Democratic secretary of state primary 6 Jun 2018, 5:45 am
    DES MOINES — Deidre DeJear Tuesday won her bid to make Iowa history by becoming the first African-American nominated by a major political party for a statewide office.
  20. Human Rights Commission wants closer look at officers tickets 6 Jun 2018, 4:00 am
    WATERLOO — The City Council has rejected a request from the Waterloo Human Rights Commission and NAACP for time to review a proposed traffic ticket program.
  21. Statewide voting turnout Tuesday was 3rd highest in history 6 Jun 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Tuesday’s primary results had a record number of absentee ballots and the third highest turnout in Iowa history.
  22. Metro Briefs 6 Jun 2018, 12:00 am
    Hydrant flushing
  23. Scholten wins 4th District Democratic primary 5 Jun 2018, 11:00 pm
    DES MOINES (AP) — Former professional baseball player J.D. Scholten has won a three-person race for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s sprawling 4th District.
  24. UPDATE: Hubbell wins decisively in Democratic primary 5 Jun 2018, 10:45 pm
    DES MOINES — Retired Des Moines businessman Fred Hubbell marched to a convincing victory Tuesday in landing the Iowa Democratic Party’s 2018 gubernatorial nomination in a five-way primary race, setting up a highly anticipated battle with Republic. […]
  25. UPDATE: GOP ag secretary race headed for convention 5 Jun 2018, 10:45 pm
    DES MOINES — Mike Naig got the most votes, but it wasn’t enough to win the election.
  26. Analysis: Hubbell-Reynolds showdown begins 5 Jun 2018, 10:25 pm
    DAVENPORT - Tuesday’s Iowa primary made it official: It'll be Fred Hubbell against Gov. Kim Reynolds this fall for the state's top job.
  27. Axne wins Democratic primary in 3rd District 5 Jun 2018, 10:15 pm
    DES MOINES (AP) — West Des Moines businesswoman Cindy Axne has won Iowa’s 3rd District Democratic primary and now will face Republican incumbent Rep. David Young in a region of central and southwest Iowa that includes Des Moines.
  28. Metro Briefs 5 Jun 2018, 7:25 pm
    Hydrant flushing set for Thursday
  29. Community Briefs: Garage sales at Elk Run 5 Jun 2018, 7:00 pm
    ELK RUN HEIGHTS — Elk Run Heights will have citywide garage sales June 15 and 16. Cost is $1 at the city hall. Maps will be available those days.
  30. Iowa acts to protect voting security 5 Jun 2018, 6:15 pm
    DES MOINES — State and federal officials Tuesday worked to assure the integrity of Iowa and the nation’s voting system is protected against would-be cyberattackers.
  31. Lawyer for ex-Iowa official rips governor over abrupt firing 5 Jun 2018, 6:00 pm
    IOWA CITY (AP) — A lawyer for former Iowa Finance Authority director Dave Jamison blasted Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday for publicly firing and labeling him a sexual harasser without investigating the allegations against him.
  32. UPDATE: Voting disinformation was campaign error 5 Jun 2018, 3:00 pm
    WATERLOO -- Text messages directing voters to incorrect polling places were made in error, not with malice, says Iowa Secretary of State Paul D. Pate.
  33. ATEK in New Hampton announces expansion 5 Jun 2018, 9:00 am
    NEW HAMPTON — ATEK Metal Technologies, a permanent mold foundry in New Hampton, is expanding its plant and technical capabilities, it announced Tuesday.
  34. End of an era: Ridgeway True Value to close after 45 years (PHOTOS) 5 Jun 2018, 6:30 am
    WATERLOO — As his employees make their way through the store placing discount tickets on merchandise, John Schotter sits down to talk about the closing of his business. But he can’t. There’s a long pause as he struggles to compose…
  35. It's voting day: What you need to know 5 Jun 2018, 4:15 am
    WATERLOO -- It's voting day for the 2018 primary. Voters will decide which Democrat will face Gov. Kim Reynolds in the fall election, and a number of other races, including who will face Rod Blum in the 1st District of…
  36. Waterloo expands areas for fireworks sales 5 Jun 2018, 4:15 am
    WATERLOO — The city has rolled back restrictions on where fireworks can be sold.
  37. Cedar Falls council discusses pavement priorities 5 Jun 2018, 3:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS—The Cedar Falls City Council held a short session Monday night that included approval of three ordinances on their third and final considerations.
  38. Waterloo council holds up worker pay hikes 5 Jun 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — A council majority may walk back pay raises previously budgeted for department heads and non-union city employees.
  39. Five things to watch in today's primary elections 5 Jun 2018, 2:45 am
    DAVENPORT -- Nineteen months after Donald Trump was elected president and Republicans swept to full control of the Iowa Statehouse, primary voters go to the polls today.
  40. Search of Wolf Creek complete; no sign of Jake Wilson 4 Jun 2018, 9:30 pm
    LA PORTE CITY — Investigators finished clearing Wolf Creek, the last place missing teenager Jake Wilson said he was headed, and haven’t found any sign of him.
  41. Community Briefs: Post announces coming events 4 Jun 2018, 1:45 pm
    WATERLOO — American Legion Post 138 at 728 Commercial St. has several events planned.
  42. Salvation Army announces closing of Waterloo Family Thrift Store 4 Jun 2018, 12:45 pm
    WATERLOO – The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls is closing its Family Thrift Store in downtown Waterloo.
  43. Forest City-based Winnebago Industries acquires recreational boat builder 4 Jun 2018, 11:40 am
    FOREST CITY — RV manufacturer Winnebago Industries announced Monday it has entered the marine market by acquiring Chris-Craft, a recreational boat builder.
  44. Waterloo Municipal Band concert to honor veterans 4 Jun 2018, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Waterloo Municipal Band, directed by Bill Shepherd, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre downtown.
  45. Region Briefs: Bill Riley comes to Charles City 4 Jun 2018, 1:45 am
    CHARLES CITY – Who will be Iowa’s next Maddie Poppe?
  46. Mobile Iowa history museum heads to Clermont 4 Jun 2018, 1:45 am
    CLERMONT — The State Historical Society of Iowa’s “Iowa History 101” mobile museum is coming to Clermont on June 14-17.
  47. Movies under the Moon set to begin June 8 4 Jun 2018, 1:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Movies under the Moon, the popular outdoor film series at Overman Park in downtown Cedar Falls, is returning this summer for its 15th season.
  48. Young people needed for conservation crew 4 Jun 2018, 12:45 am
    HAZLETON — The Buchanan County Conservation Board is looking for interested area youth ages 12 to 18 to join the Buchanan County Youth Conservation Crew.
  49. Community Briefs: Kiwanis Club meets Tuesday 4 Jun 2018, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Waterloo Noon Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Tuesday at the Waterloo Elks Lodge.
  50. 2 hurt in rollover crash at Cedar Falls Raceway 3 Jun 2018, 7:30 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Two people were hurt in an accident involving a utility task vehicle at the Cedar Falls Raceway early Sunday.
  51. Christian film ‘Crave,’ shot locally, now on DVD 3 Jun 2018, 3:15 am
    WAVERLY — After a successful premiere, a local production company is releasing its new feature-length film on DVD.
  52. Charles City bounced back after disastrous Cedar River flooding 3 Jun 2018, 3:00 am
    First in a series of stories this week on the 2008 flood.
  53. Watershed project leaders see bump in cover crop use, interest 3 Jun 2018, 2:00 am
    STORM LAKE — Watching a new project come together is pretty exciting, says Lee Gravel.
  54. Farmers, city partner to improve water 3 Jun 2018, 1:45 am
    LA PORTE CITY — Standing in a field surrounded by other fields as far as the eye can see, it’s easy to forget how quickly runoff makes its way to the out-of-sight rivers and streams that jog through farm country.
  55. Metro Briefs: College Hill market opens 3 Jun 2018, 12:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Opening day for the College Hill Farmers Market is from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
  56. Once upon a mattress: Fosters Mattress changes location 2 Jun 2018, 3:00 pm
    WATERLOO — To say mattresses have been an integral part of Sarah and Charles Foster’s lives would be an understatement. In fact, it actually was a mattress that brought the couple together.
  57. UnityPoint moves 3 clinics 2 Jun 2018, 8:00 am
    WATERLOO – Revitalization efforts continue at the former Logan Plaza site as UnityPoint Clinic will open its second building at the new North Crossing development on Monday. Family medicine, internal medicine and neurology clinics currently located. […]
  58. Deere files lawsuit claiming companies infringed on patents 2 Jun 2018, 3:54 am
    MOLINE, Ill. — Deere & Co. filed a lawsuit Friday claiming two companies infringed on around a dozen John Deere patents.
  59. Howard County family wins honors 29 May 2018, 2:30 am
    DES MOINES — The Tim Huhe family from Howard County has been named the winners of the Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award.
  60. Business Briefs 27 May 2018, 12:30 am
    Hagarty honored by funeral group