Cedar Valley News

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

  1. Officials: Former student sent online message asking man to 'shoot up Riceville School' 24 Feb 2018, 3:30 am
    RICEVILLE -- A former Riceville student messaged an unknown person online asking him to “shoot up Riceville School,” officials say.
  2. Tax cuts, guns and public workers addressed at forum 24 Feb 2018, 2:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS -- Cedar Valley Democratic lawmakers decried a $1 billion Republican tax cut proposal that advanced in the Iowa Senate a day after it was unveiled.
  3. Gun show sign removal sparks social media dust up in Waterloo 23 Feb 2018, 6:45 pm
    WATERLOO – Police said they aren’t going to take any further action over a flap involving a gun show sign that was removed from a stretch of Kimball Avenue on Thursday afternoon.
  4. ON IOWA POLITICS: Feb. 23, 2018 23 Feb 2018, 5:06 pm
    This week’s show includes discussion over whether Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will see his nomination confirmed, and the impact of the youth of today's voice on the gun control debate.
  5. ON IOWA POLITICS: Feb. 23, 2018 23 Feb 2018, 5:06 pm
    This week’s show includes discussion over whether Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will see his nomination confirmed, and the impact of the youth of today's voice on the gun control debate.
  6. Students, others rally in Cedar Falls against gun violence 23 Feb 2018, 12:10 pm
    CEDAR FALLS -- Sydney See isn't about to take up a gun if she lands her dream teaching job.
  7. Internet-famous Decorah eagle lays her 1st egg of the year 23 Feb 2018, 10:48 am
    DECORAH (AP) — A famed Iowa bald eagle watched worldwide on the internet has laid its first egg of the year.
  8. Bosnians celebrate 20 years in the Cedar Valley with Grout exhibit 23 Feb 2018, 2:30 am
    WATERLOO — The little girl’s mom wanted her to only put clothes and necessary items in her backpack. But she couldn’t part with her dolls. She tucked them away too.
  9. Local pastors to rally against gun violence Saturday 23 Feb 2018, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO -- Two local pastors are hoping to sustain local momentum against gun violence with a brief rally outside the Waterloo Post Office at noon Saturday.
  10. This Week in the Cedar Valley 23 Feb 2018, 1:00 am
    Legislative Forum
  11. Few Medicaid bills at play in Iowa Capitol this session 23 Feb 2018, 1:00 am
    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa lawmakers' concerns about the state's privatized Medicaid program amid reports of problems haven't translated into much legislation so far.
  12. Hawkeye Farm Show returns to UNI-Dome 23 Feb 2018, 1:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The Hawkeye Farm Show is set to run Tuesday through March 1, with more than 250 exhibitors featuring more than 1,000 agricultural products and services.
  13. Details released on World's Greatest Spring Break 23 Feb 2018, 12:45 am
    WATERLOO — From March 12 to 16, families will have an opportunity for hands-on fun at 10 downtown Waterloo attractions.
  14. OK given to finish Wapsi-Great Western trail in northern Iowa 23 Feb 2018, 12:30 am
    OSAGE -- This week, the Mitchell County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $250,000 land acquisition for a mile of abandoned rail bed that allows the Mitchell County Conservation Board to finish the last mile of the Wapsi-Great Western Line. […]
  15. Community Briefs: Lenten lunch speakers slated 23 Feb 2018, 12:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS -- A Lenten Lunch speaker series is planned at Orchard Hill Church, 3900 Orchard Hill Drive, each Wednesday through March 21.
  16. Community Briefs: ‘ABC Project’ set at schoolhouse 23 Feb 2018, 12:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — There will be a talk at 2 p.m. Saturday about the “ABC Project” creation of clothing from the 1920s at Marshall Center School, the historic one-room school at the University of Northern Iowa.
  17. Capitol Digest 22 Feb 2018, 11:45 pm
    DES MOINES -- Gov. Kim Reynolds gathered with members of the ABATE motorcyclists’ rights organization at her formal office in the Statehouse on Wednesday to proclaim February as motorcycle awareness month.
  18. Capitol Digest 22 Feb 2018, 11:30 pm
    A roundup of items from Thursday:
  19. Congressman claims undisclosed firm wasn't 'doing business' 22 Feb 2018, 10:30 pm
    IOWA CITY (AP) — A congressman from Iowa said in a sworn statement made public Thursday that a company he failed to disclose wasn't "doing business" in 2016, despite claims in its own advertising to the contrary.
  20. Tax reform bill moves ahead in Senate, but faces uncertian future 22 Feb 2018, 10:00 pm
    DES MOINES — The first steps toward a $1 billion reduction in Iowa’s individual and business tax rates were taken Thursday morning by state lawmakers.
  21. Klein seeks change to mayor, council pay formula 22 Feb 2018, 8:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Councilwoman Margaret Klein said she will push to change a city ordinance tying mayor and council pay raises to a consumer price index.
  22. Iowa House approves direct primary care option 22 Feb 2018, 4:45 pm
    DES MOINES — House Democrats made a number of unsuccessful attempts Thursday to end the private managed care of the state’s Medicaid program that serves more than 600,000 Iowans.
  23. County eyes $5.5 minimum offer on Country View sale 22 Feb 2018, 4:30 pm
    WATERLOO — A firm hired to market Black Hawk County’s Country View care center believes it could be sold for at least $5.5 million.
  24. People to watch: Amy Wienands 22 Feb 2018, 2:30 pm
    What drives you?
  25. Anne Seggerman a driving force in downtown Waverly 22 Feb 2018, 12:45 pm
    WAVERLY — Growing up in Waverly, Ann Bonzer Seggerman got a broad and diverse education. This blend of mentoring, experiential learning and formal instruction helped her become a business leader with a varied portfolio.“My parents were small busi. […]
  26. Appeals Court rules against Fairbank wind farm 22 Feb 2018, 12:30 pm
    FAIRBANK — The Iowa Court of Appeals dealt a blow Wednesday to three wind turbines built just east of Fairbank.
  27. Waverly council approves Parkway project bids 22 Feb 2018, 9:45 am
    WAVERLY — Bids for construction of a new thoroughfare in Waverly came in more than $1 million under estimate.
  28. Fire burns Waterloo trailer 22 Feb 2018, 4:00 am
    WATERLOO — Fire consumed a trailer and scorched the side of a building when a chemical reaction sparked a blaze Wednesday night.
  29. Darrah named interim CEO as Alliance plans future 22 Feb 2018, 3:15 am
    WATERLOO — The head of the Cedar Valley TechWorks has been named interim CEO of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber.
  30. Waterloo mayor, council to get raises 22 Feb 2018, 2:45 am
    WATERLOO — The city’s elected officials will get pay increases July 1 whether they want them or not.
  31. Lenten Project volunteers pack minestrone soup for the hungry 22 Feb 2018, 1:45 am
    WATERLOO — Fish is traditionally on the menu during Lent, but Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church is going Italian-style with minestrone soup.
  32. Boulton unveils his labor agenda 22 Feb 2018, 12:30 am
    DAVENPORT -- Iowa would reverse the year-old limits on collective bargaining rights for public employees, start a new family and medical leave plan for workers around the state and raise the minimum wage under an agenda Democratic candidate for gover. […]
  33. Senate traffic camera ban hits yellow light 22 Feb 2018, 12:15 am
    DES MOINES — Wednesday’s highly anticipated Iowa Senate debate on a bill seeking to ban speed and traffic cameras by July 1 barely got past the starting line when it was parked for additional work.
  34. Metro Briefs 22 Feb 2018, 12:15 am
    Plans set for CultureFest
  35. Iowa House bill clarifies electronic pay statements are legal 21 Feb 2018, 11:30 pm
    DES MOINES — The Iowa House approved legislation Wednesday making clear a practice used by many Iowa businesses to deliver pay statements to employees is indeed legal.
  36. Lee Enterprises shares business update with stockholders 21 Feb 2018, 9:30 pm
    DAVENPORT -- Lee Enterprises' leadership told shareholders Wednesday that the company is growing its audiences across markets, age groups and platforms as digital gains and other innovations help drive the business' transformation.
  37. Proposed Waterloo budget spares homeowners 21 Feb 2018, 6:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Homeowners here will see the smallest city property tax increase in five years.
  38. UPDATE: Ackley plant named in Fareway chicken salad recall 21 Feb 2018, 5:30 pm
    DES MOINES — An Ackley company was named as the company at the heart of a chicken salad recall affecting Fareway stores.
  39. Regents plan maximum 4 percent tuition hike 21 Feb 2018, 2:45 pm
    DES MOINES — In an effort to keep quality higher education accessible for Iowa students and families, the Board of Regents plans to raise tuition just once by no more than 4 percent for the upcoming academic year, its president…
  40. Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company 21 Feb 2018, 2:06 pm
    DUBUQUE (AP) — A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his role in a company he formed, an Associated Press review shows.
  41. UPDATE: Iowa Senate GOP unveils tax overhaul 21 Feb 2018, 1:15 pm
    DES MOINES — Majority Senate Republicans unveiled a sweeping tax-relief plan Wednesday that will cut individual and corporate income tax rates more than $1 billion a year beginning in 2019, reduce the number of tax brackets and expand the sales…
  42. Community Briefs: Majestic Moon fish fry planned 21 Feb 2018, 12:45 pm
    WATERLOO — Majestic Moon will host a fish fry from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the 1955 Locke Ave., the former Knights of Columbus.
  43. House takes aim at skimmers 21 Feb 2018, 3:30 am
    DES MOINES — To deal with a five-fold increase in cases of skimming devices placed on ATMs and fuel pumps to steal credit card information, the Iowa House has approved language to make it easier to prosecute those crimes.
  44. Waterloo code enforcement seeks more support 21 Feb 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — The city’s code enforcement department is pleading for a budget increase to keep up with its growing work load.
  45. Cedar Valley Honor Flight will fly again in 2018 21 Feb 2018, 2:45 am
    WATERLOO — You might say Cedar Valley Honor Flight is going “24/7” in 2018.
  46. Metro Briefs: Veterans fair set Thursday 21 Feb 2018, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — U.S. Rep. Rod Blum will host a Veterans Care Fair at the Waterloo National Guard Armory from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Iowa National Guard Armory, 3106 Airport Blvd.
  47. Capitol Digest: Volunteers recognized 20 Feb 2018, 11:45 pm
    DES MOINES — On Tuesday, which was Iowa Volunteer Day, legislation to expand opportunities for volunteers was introduced in the Iowa House.
  48. 2 hurt in crash near Hawkeye 20 Feb 2018, 1:38 pm
    HAWKEYE -- Two people were hurt in a rollover crash near Hawkeye Tuesday morning.
  49. UPDATE: Schools close due to weather 20 Feb 2018, 9:00 am
    WATERLOO --The National Weather Service said freezing rain and drizzle will persist in the area until about noon Tuesday.
  50. Beck's on University in Waterloo closes 20 Feb 2018, 5:30 am
    WATERLOO — Darin Beck, CEO of Barmuda Cos., announced Monday he has closed Beck’s Taproom on University Avenue.
  51. Gaming association funds $1.5 million in projects 20 Feb 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — A new teen center for the Boys and Girls Club, a pickleball complex in Cedar Falls and picnic tables for use by the Iowa Irish Fest will all receive grant money they requested as of Monday.
  52. 'Annie' on stage at Wapsie Valley 20 Feb 2018, 12:00 am
    FAIRBANK — The Wapsie Valley High School music department will present “Annie” on March 16, 17 and 18.
  53. Community Briefs: Legion post plans events 19 Feb 2018, 6:15 pm
    WATERLOO — American Legion Post 138 at 728 Commercial St. has several events planned.
  54. Waterloo Schools events rescheduled 19 Feb 2018, 2:05 pm
    WATERLOO — Lincoln Elementary will have its Black History Program and Soul Food Dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. It was previously scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20. The dinner is in the cafeteria and the program is in the…
  55. Transcend in Cedar Falls offers area's first flotation therapy tank 19 Feb 2018, 5:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Early last year, Morgan Schoof floated an idea.
  56. Cattle margin lost due to high hay price 18 Feb 2018, 2:00 am
    ATLANTIC — Fresh snow covered the ground as Zak Kennedy walked through biting February wind to check on cattle.
  57. Business Briefs 18 Feb 2018, 12:00 am
    Cancer center
  58. Kum & Go's $151M headquarters turns heads in Des Moines 17 Feb 2018, 8:00 am
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The towering structure in Des Moines’ Western Gateway can only be described as one thing: unique.
  59. ADM plans $196M expansion in Clinton 17 Feb 2018, 5:58 am
    CLINTON -- The Archer-Daniels-Midland, or ADM, grain processing plant in Clinton will undergo a $196 million modernization and expansion project to increase manufacturing capacity and help the century-old facility remain competitive.
  60. Despite quarterly loss, Deere projects improvement for year 16 Feb 2018, 12:30 pm
    MOLINE, Ill. — Deere & Co. sustained a rare operating loss in the first quarter of its fiscal year, brought about by adjustments related to federal tax legislation.