Cedar Valley News

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

  1. Angry, frustrated crowds follow Grassley to Charles City 23 Feb 2017, 2:15 pm
    CHARLES CITY -- U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley heard residents express disgust and distrust in government and with President Trump during a town hall meeting at the Floyd County Courthouse on Thursday morning.
  2. Iowa minorities fear proposed stand-you-ground legislation 23 Feb 2017, 2:00 pm
    DES MOINES – Rep. Matt Windschitl wants to “protect Iowans at all costs” by enacting sweeping changes to the state’s gun laws.
  3. Community Briefs 23 Feb 2017, 12:00 pm
    Church to host
  4. Boomers rewriting rules for retirement, senior living 23 Feb 2017, 12:00 pm
    Baby Boomers may have been surpassed by Millennials as the “nation’s largest living generation,” according to Pew research, but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost the power of getting their own way. This time, Boomers are bending, breaking and. […]
  5. Cedar Valley has business footprint across the globe 23 Feb 2017, 10:49 am
    WATERLOO — While the obvious world player from the Cedar Valley is John Deere, with its green tractors rumbling across prairie and lowland, plenty of other Cedar Valley businesses make their mark well outside Iowa’s borders.
  6. Waterloo and Cedar Falls mayors forge friendship 23 Feb 2017, 10:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Two Cedar Valley cities broke in rookie mayors last year.
  7. Natural products store grows roots in Cedar Valley 23 Feb 2017, 8:15 am
    WAVERLY — On the surface, it seemed a little too easy.
  8. Cedar Falls OK's site plan for new Casey's store 23 Feb 2017, 5:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — A site plan for a new Casey’s General Store in southwest Cedar Falls was approved by the City Council this week.
  9. Cedar Falls OK's site plan for new Casey's store 23 Feb 2017, 5:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — A site plan for a new Casey’s General Store in southwest Cedar Falls was approved by the City Council this week.
  10. Uber coming to Waterloo-Cedar Falls 23 Feb 2017, 4:30 am
    WATERLOO — Uber plans to launch its service in Waterloo and Cedar Falls next month.
  11. Uber coming to Waterloo-Cedar Falls 23 Feb 2017, 4:30 am
    WATERLOO — Uber plans to launch its service in Waterloo and Cedar Falls next month.
  12. New center will expand Hawkeye's services to adult learners 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Hawkeye Community College is raising its profile downtown as plans are made to begin constructing a new urban campus.
  13. Advance Iowa helps mid-size businesses see the big picture 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — No one is born a CEO.
  14. Game industry growing in Cedar Falls 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    Correction added 2/23/17: Jam City was founded in 2016, not in 2011 as the article originally stated erroneously.
  15. TechWorks taking shape this year 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — This may be the year the rubber hits the road for the Cedar Valley TechWorks.
  16. Retention key to living the Valley 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — A rustic winter scene with a log cabin and the message “More time living.”
  17. State designation making TechWorks happen 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Instrumental in the filling out of the Cedar Valley TechWorks campus is its designation as an Iowa Reinvestment District in February 2015.
  18. SingleSpeed Brewing nearly ready to open downtown Waterloo beer hall 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — If you’re wondering how renovations are going for a new brewery opening inside the old Wonder Bread building, here’s one way to think about it: It takes Dave Morgan about eight months to put in one window.
  19. Local construction running on all cylinders 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Construction activity in Waterloo-Cedar Falls has been balanced across all areas, and the area is headed for another solid year, locals officials said.
  20. Standard Distribution “distills” its destiny in diversification 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Consolidation was the name of the game for beverage distributors when Standard Distributing Co. sold out much of its business in 2000. Now, as the third-generation family owners have worked the past 17 years to transform the…
  21. River Place kicks into high gear in downtown Cedar Falls 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — This is the year massive River Place residential-commercial development along State Street and the Cedar River in downtown Cedar Falls really hits its stride.
  22. Taking to the skies 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — More people took to the skies through the Waterloo Regional Airport last year, and flights at the airport saw an increase in reliability.
  23. Leader in Me growing part of Cedar Valley's school culture 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Student leadership and learning were in the spotlight during a recent community celebration at Kingsley Elementary School.
  24. Ben Stroh recycles Waterloo retail sites 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Ben Stroh built a business empire by recycling transformers.
  25. Business Jellies bring together entrepreneurs in Buchanan County 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    INDEPENDENCE — T.D. Holub started Garden Oasis Farm, a diversified vegetable farm, in Coggon in 2013 as a hobby. But he quickly realized he wanted to grow the business.
  26. Community Development narrows grant awards 23 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Community Development Board is working to stretch federal dollars earmarked to improve Waterloo’s lower-income neighborhoods.
  27. Waverly plugs in to faster internet 23 Feb 2017, 2:45 am
    WAVERLY — The city of Waverly officially has plugged in to become a “gigabit” city.
  28. Expanded Martin Bros. warehouse helps meet customer demand 23 Feb 2017, 2:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Danny Johnson dug through one of the boxes of tomatoes that filled a pallet near the loading docks at Martin Bros. Distributing.
  29. Performance Livestock Analytics: Next wave agtrepreneurs 23 Feb 2017, 1:30 am
    FLOYD — Dustin Balsley is among the many millennials who have proved they can work from anywhere.
  30. Local Selma marcher to hold history program in Cedar Falls 23 Feb 2017, 1:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Larry Stumme wants the Cedar Valley to keep its eyes on the prize.
  31. UPDATE: Howard County officials welcoming $107 million wind farm 23 Feb 2017, 1:15 am
    SARATOGA — Howard County officials are welcoming a Wisconsin utility company plan to build a wind farm here that could generate up to 66 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 47,000 homes.
  32. Lawmakers grill Iowa State president on spending 23 Feb 2017, 1:00 am
    DES MOINES — Iowa’s university presidents cited surging enrollment and faculty losses in asking lawmakers Wednesday for more money, but faced questions whether state funds are used wisely now.
  33. Capitol Digest: Pipeline protesters occupy governor's office 23 Feb 2017, 12:30 am
    A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017:
  34. Survey shows Waterloo airfares are competitive 22 Feb 2017, 3:15 pm
    WATERLOO — City officials are touting a new survey showing the Waterloo Regional Airport’s leisure travel fares compete well with Iowa’s two largest airports.
  35. Iowa Constitution change would let Legislature redraw county lines 22 Feb 2017, 2:01 pm
    DES MOINES – A bill calling for reorganization of Iowa’s 99 counties didn’t get much support at the Capitol on Wednesday, but lawmakers greenlighted it for more discussion and, possibly, an interim study committee.
  36. Bill would extend, expand Iowa’s medical cannabis program 22 Feb 2017, 1:40 pm
    DES MOINES — Iowa’s medical cannabis program would be dramatically expanded under legislation that received its first hearing Wednesday at the Iowa Capitol.
  37. Cedar Falls council appoints UNI student liaison 22 Feb 2017, 12:30 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — A non-voting University of Northern Iowa student government representative to the City Council was appointed and seated at Monday night’s council meeting.
  38. State scales back union contract offer 22 Feb 2017, 11:55 am
    DES MOINES — State negotiators Wednesday offered a scaled-back contract proposal to Iowa’s largest public employees’ union that conformed to a new state law by dropping health care and other fringe benefits in a move the union’s leader angril. […]
  39. Truck platoons could hit Highway 20 this year 22 Feb 2017, 9:18 am
    DES MOINES – Drivers could begin to see “connected platoons” of trucks operating on U.S. Highway 20 across Iowa as early as this year if legislation allowing the use of adaptive cruise control is approved by the Legislature.
  40. Court officials seek more state funding 22 Feb 2017, 7:52 am
    DES MOINES - Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady made a personal pitch to state legislators Tuesday for adequate funding in the coming fiscal year to restore cuts and allow the state's court system to operate at peak efficiency.
  41. Grassley encounters angry voters in Garner 22 Feb 2017, 6:12 am
    GARNER -- U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley faced an angry crowd shouting taunts and waving protest signs during a town hall meeting Tuesday in the basement of the Hancock County Courthouse.
  42. Raucous crowd greets Ernst at veterans roundtable meeting 22 Feb 2017, 3:45 am
    MAQUOKETA — It was billed as a veterans roundtable, but U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst heard about more than just problems with the VA on Tuesday.
  43. Gun bill seeks ‘stand-your-ground’ law 22 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    DES MOINES -- Iowa would be the latest state to adopt a stand-your-ground law if a proposal for revisions in gun regulations filed this week comes to pass.
  44. Legislators look to make Iowa roadways safer 22 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    DES MOINES — Bills targeting drunk, drugged and distracted drivers picked up traction Tuesday in the Iowa Senate.
  45. Policy encourages repairs to blighted houses 22 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — The city will provide a cash incentive to developers who bring abandoned homes back to life.
  46. Business Briefs 22 Feb 2017, 2:30 am
    CFCCU to help food bank
  47. Cedar Falls University Avenue work to resume soon 22 Feb 2017, 1:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Remaining work on the first phase of University Avenue’s reconstruction, including a roundabout at Waterloo Road, is anticipated to be completed by the end of May, weather permitting, city staff told the City Council on Monday night. […]
  48. Waverly Council votes down historic green bridge repair 22 Feb 2017, 1:00 am
    WAVERLY — The City Council voted 4-3 against repairing the historic Third Street bridge, a decision that illustrated the deep divide in the council and the community.
  49. Capitol Digest 22 Feb 2017, 12:15 am
    A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017:
  50. Black Hawk County OKs full replacement of jail parking lot 21 Feb 2017, 7:15 pm
    WATERLOO — There will be no more temporary fixes of the Black Hawk County Jail parking lot.
  51. Audit: Waterloo cash reserves slipped last year 21 Feb 2017, 4:00 pm
    WATERLOO — The city government’s financial position dipped slightly last year as cash reserves were tapped to balance the budget.
  52. Grassley faces testy town hall in Iowa Falls 21 Feb 2017, 12:20 pm
    IOWA FALLS – A raucous town hall meeting frequently interrupted by shouted questions, insults and chants of “do your job” was a great example of “making the process of representative government work,” U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said Tuesday. […]
  53. Deere to open office at Iowa State 21 Feb 2017, 8:42 am
    AMES — Deere & Co. has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University Research Park.
  54. Regent quizzed on controversial issues 21 Feb 2017, 8:07 am
    DES MOINES — Iowa Board of Regent member Michael Richards got caught in a political crossfire at the Capitol on Monday, dodging questions about fetal tissue research, tuition policy and the political affiliation of university faculty members during. […]
  55. Incentives lure strip mall, fitness business to West Ridgeway Avenue 21 Feb 2017, 3:30 am
    WATERLOO — The city is rolling out tax incentives to help turn a former golf course into bustling retail center.
  56. Bargaining bill attacks all unions, Waterloo UAW head says 19 Feb 2017, 4:30 pm
    WATERLOO — The head of one of Iowa’s largest private union locals said the public employee collective bargaining bill signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad Friday has dire implications for all unions.
  57. Deaf machinist marks 50 years at Waterloo's Schoitz Engineering 19 Feb 2017, 8:30 am
    WATERLOO — Gerald Weiland has worked at Schoitz Engineering for 50 years and never heard a discouraging word about his work.
  58. Deere earnings down, better days seen ahead 17 Feb 2017, 7:30 am
    MOLINE, Ill — Deere & Co. saw its earnings decline for the 12th consecutive quarter, but projected improvement in agricultural and construction equipment sales over the coming year.
  59. Hampton bakery to close after 34 years 13 Feb 2017, 3:00 am
    HAMPTON — After 34 years, the Korner Bakery in Hampton will close its doors if the business isn’t purchased soon.
  60. Rogers Market is inviting company 12 Feb 2017, 3:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Rogers Market is launching a new venture at an old location.