Cedar Valley News

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

  1. Former National Bank of Waterloo HQ undergoing changes 21 Oct 2016, 7:00 am
    WATERLOO — Regions Bank is moving out of its downtown office building overlooking the Cedar River to a new location.
  2. Former National Bank of Waterloo HQ undergoing changes 21 Oct 2016, 7:00 am
    WATERLOO — Regions Bank is moving out of its downtown office building overlooking the Cedar River to a new location.
  3. Floods caused $22 million in infrastructure damage 21 Oct 2016, 5:15 am
    DES MOINES — Communities in 19 Iowa counties sustained more than $22 million in public damages in flooding last month.
  4. Reports detail Black Hawk County campaign spending 21 Oct 2016, 5:00 am
    WATERLOO -- Newcomers are outspending the incumbents in their campaigns for the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors.
  5. State elderly service head returns to Waterloo agency 21 Oct 2016, 4:30 am
    WATERLOO — To borrow a song line from the rock band The Who, Northeast Iowa seniors are about to “meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”
  6. BHC Democrats celebrate message of "stronger together" 21 Oct 2016, 4:00 am
    WATERLOO — Monica Vernon, Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 1st District U.S. House seat, remembers “fateful Friday.”
  7. African-American voting outreach events this weekend 21 Oct 2016, 3:15 am
    WATERLOO — As part of an outreach to African-American voters, two events will be held this weekend to get people to the polls.
  8. Three vie to replace retiring Rep. Deborah Berry 21 Oct 2016, 3:00 am
    Third in a series of stories profiling area legislative races.
  9. Fall fundraising figures favor incumbents 21 Oct 2016, 2:45 am
    WATERLOO — With less than 20 days until the election, the fundraising figures for Cedar Valley legislative candidates favor the incumbents.
  10. 'Trick or Treat' for animals planned 21 Oct 2016, 2:30 am
    HAZLETON — A Trick or Treat for the Animals event is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 29 at Fontana Park Wildlife Display.
  11. This week in the Cedar Valley 21 Oct 2016, 2:00 am
    Northeast Iowa Steel Guitar Show
  12. Waterloo to lower inflatable dam 21 Oct 2016, 1:15 am
    WATERLOO — The city is preparing to deflate the downtown Cedar River bladder dam next week.
  13. Community Briefs 21 Oct 2016, 12:45 am
    Vets group will host open house
  14. Cedar Heights church marks century 21 Oct 2016, 12:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Cedar Heights Community Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary with an Oct. 29 dinner and program at the Supervisors’ Club.
  15. AFSCME questions staffing levels at Indee MHI 21 Oct 2016, 12:30 am
    INDEPENDENCE — American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan expressed his concern about the staffing levels at the Independence Mental Health Institute after two separate incidents at the facili. […]
  16. Three hurt in separate Northeast Iowa crashes 21 Oct 2016, 12:15 am
    HAMPTON —Iowa State troopers are investigating two separate Northeast Iowa accidents Wednesday and Thursday that resulted in a total of three people injured.
  17. Friend of Family sets Waverly event 21 Oct 2016, 12:15 am
    WAVERLY — Cedar Valley Friends of the Family will host its third annual “A Night in...” fundraiser Oct. 28 at Prairie Links Golf and Event Center in Waverly.
  18. Region Briefs 21 Oct 2016, 12:15 am
  19. Victim of crash, fire tentatively identified 20 Oct 2016, 5:00 pm
    WATERLOO – A man who perished in an Oct. 13 automobile crash and fire has been tentatively identified.
  20. Huge dinosaur display at Cattle Congress Saturday and Sunday 20 Oct 2016, 4:21 pm
    WATERLOO—More than 80 life-size animatronic dinosaurs will be on display Saturday and Sunday at the National Cattle Congress grounds.
  21. NEW DETAILS : Burned resident moved to Iowa City hospital 20 Oct 2016, 4:15 pm
    WATERLOO – A Waterloo man who was injured when his apartment caught fire Thursday morning has been moved to an Iowa City hospital for treatment.
  22. GOP pushes for Iowa Senate control 20 Oct 2016, 3:00 pm
    DES MOINES — Iowa Republicans are making robust investments in their attempt to win control of the Iowa Senate, outspending Democrats by nearly 70 percent in the chamber’s most critical election races.
  23. Remains believed to that of missing Plainfield woman found 20 Oct 2016, 12:00 pm
    PLAINFIELD -- Authorities believe they have found the remains of an elderly rural Plainfield woman who disappeared in July.
  24. Good morning -- here's what's going on today 20 Oct 2016, 6:00 am
    Good morning, Cedar Valley! It's Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.
  25. Car fire investigated 20 Oct 2016, 3:40 am
    WATERLOO — Authorities are trying to determine what caused an older model Corvette automobile to explode behind a Waterloo home Wednesday night.
  26. Masons ready to open new lodge 20 Oct 2016, 3:30 am
    WATERLOO — Freemasons are perhaps best known for their traditions, rituals and secrets.
  27. Rogers, Kroeger debate state priorities 20 Oct 2016, 2:15 am
    Second in a series of stories profiling area legislative races.
  28. Three-story apartment complex proposed for WIN Co-op property 20 Oct 2016, 12:30 am
    DECORAH — A three-story, 38-unit apartment building is being proposed for the Farmers WIN Cooperative property at 824 E. Water St. in Decorah.
  29. Metro Briefs 20 Oct 2016, 12:00 am
    Market offers coffee, cookies
  30. Cedar Falls police host drug drop-off event Saturday 19 Oct 2016, 6:21 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Citizens can anonymously drop off expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications at the Cedar Falls Police Department, 220 Clay St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
  31. Waterloo wins state grant for boat house work 19 Oct 2016, 4:53 pm
    WATERLOO — The Waterloo Leisure Services Commission has been awarded a $200,000 Resource Enhancement and Protection grant toward constructing nearly $500,000 in improvements surrounding the boathouse in Cedar River/Exchange Park.
  32. Albright visits Islamic Center after weekend vandalism 19 Oct 2016, 1:15 pm
    WATERLOO — “Our Islamic Center here is awesome, Madam Secretary.”
  33. Airport reports jump in third quarter travel 19 Oct 2016, 12:30 pm
    WATERLOO — Third quarter activity at the Waterloo Regional Airport was up from the same period in 2015.
  34. Little boy struck by car identified 19 Oct 2016, 10:50 am
    WATERLOO -- Police have released the name of a boy who was struck while crossing a street Tuesday night.
  35. Cedar Falls University Avenue work coming down to wire 19 Oct 2016, 10:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The clock’s running for contractors to complete the current phase of University Avenue before winter.
  36. McCain’s comment, ad campaign renew Supreme Court debate in Senate race 19 Oct 2016, 8:15 am
    WEST DES MOINES --- A new billboard in Des Moines and comments from a Republican colleague have rekindled the debate, but Chuck Grassley remains ever adamant that the U.S. Senate should not hold hearings on the president’s U.S. Supreme Court…
  37. State panel tackles hog confinement issues 19 Oct 2016, 7:45 am
    DES MOINES - Members of the state Environmental Commission voted 8-0 Tuesday to deny an appeal by Cerro Gordo County officials to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources decision to approve construction of a hog confinement facility near Ventura.
  38. Plainfield farmers get harvest help 19 Oct 2016, 6:15 am
    CLARKSVILLE — Between planting and harvest this year, Randy Wedeking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  39. Three vie for Cedar Falls seat 19 Oct 2016, 3:15 am
    First in a series of stories profiling area legislative races.
  40. New 1st District poll shows close race 19 Oct 2016, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — A new poll commissioned by the House Majority PAC, a political action committee that helps elect Democrats, shows 1st District Democratic challenger Monica Vernon within 1 point of her opponent, Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Rod Blum.
  41. Waterloo golf rates may rise 19 Oct 2016, 1:45 am
    WATERLOO — A citizen advisory board has recommended raising fees at the city’s three municipal golf courses next season.
  42. City approves tax breaks for truck stop 19 Oct 2016, 1:30 am
    WATERLOO — The city is providing more than $740,000 in property tax breaks to help lure a truck stop and convenience store near the intersection of U.S. Highways 63 and 20.
  43. Absentee ballot deadlines set 19 Oct 2016, 1:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Black Hawk County Election Office is reminding voters who have requested absentee ballots by mail to vote and return their ballots.
  44. Business Briefs 19 Oct 2016, 12:15 am
    Winthrop Jelly has speaker
  45. County rejects jail security bids 18 Oct 2016, 9:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Black Hawk County is heading back to the drawing board to replace its outdated jail security system.
  46. Is GOP gaining in Iowa? 18 Oct 2016, 12:00 pm
    DES MOINES — Is Iowa turning red?
  47. More drop boxes for unused prescription medicines coming to Iowa 18 Oct 2016, 12:00 pm
    DES MOINES - State officials said Monday they hope to have drop boxes in all 99 counties by next year where Iowans can properly dispose of leftover prescription medicines as a way to combat problems associated with the misuse of…
  48. Forum shows support for Muslims, UNI 18 Oct 2016, 4:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Candidates seeking to represent the Cedar Valley in Des Moines had plenty to disagree about during a forum organized by Northern Iowa Student Government on Monday night. But where they found common ground was just as notable.
  49. Waterloo City Council weighs in on CLURA extension 18 Oct 2016, 4:25 am
    WATERLOO — A plan to continue a property tax incentive program for new houses wasn’t entirely embraced by city policy makers.
  50. City to have more oversight of Sturgis Falls celebration 18 Oct 2016, 4:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The city will exercise greater oversight over the annual Sturgis Falls celebration, the City Council agreed Monday night.
  51. Senate 48 challengers agree on need for water quality improvement, but not funding 17 Oct 2016, 8:30 pm
    CENTRAL CITY – A pair of challengers in a rural Eastern Iowa legislative district called for more effort to improve water quality and reduce flood threats, but disagreed on how to pay for those efforts.
  52. Peters, Loebsack square off in Iowa's 2nd District 17 Oct 2016, 8:19 pm
    Ten years ago, Dave Loebsack pulled off a huge upset.
  53. First store in big Cedar Falls retail center opens Monday (today) 17 Oct 2016, 7:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — It’s no bluff.
  54. Steve Jackson: Building roads, esteem in workplace 16 Oct 2016, 6:00 am
    Third of four profiles of this year’s inductees into the Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa”s Business Hall of Fame.
  55. Economist: Consumers still spending but wary 13 Oct 2016, 8:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Rand Westlund said consumers remain “comfortably cautious” as indicators show reason for optimism in the U.S. economy.
  56. Isle of Capri to sell Marquette casino 13 Oct 2016, 7:40 am
    ST. LOUIS -- Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement to sell Lady Luck Casino Marquette to an affiliate of Casino Queen, based in Swansea, Ill.
  57. Winnebago to buy Indiana RV company for $500M 12 Oct 2016, 5:23 am
    FOREST CITY — Winnebago Industries has entered into a agreement to buy Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Co., a manufacturer of towable RVs, for approximately $500 million in cash and newly-issued Winnebago shares.
  58. AHTS Architects wins award 11 Oct 2016, 12:20 pm
    WATERLOO - AHTS Architects of Waterloo said the St. Patrick Catholic Church narthex addition project in Cedar Falls won the Masonry Institute of Iowa's 2016 Award of Merit With Distinction.
  59. Pinicon Ford Lincoln announces name change 11 Oct 2016, 11:45 am
    INDEPENDENCE — Pinicon Ford Lincoln changed its name to Rydell of Independence.
  60. UPDATE: Rolling out faith and friendship 9 Oct 2016, 1:25 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Katahvia Glasper and Imari Davis have both baked before, with their grandmothers, mostly. Since being hired at Try Pie, they now help bake dozens of pies in an afternoon.