Cedar Valley News

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

  1. Imaginarium set to host Lego club 27 Sep 2016, 7:45 am
    WATERLOO — The Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, 322 Washington St., will host a Lego Discovery Club from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 1.
  2. Wapsipinicon falling after weekend floods 27 Sep 2016, 4:45 am
    INDEPENDENCE — The Wapsipinicon River is slowly falling in Independence after surging to its fourth-highest level ever.
  3. Good morning - here's what's going on today 27 Sep 2016, 4:30 am
    Good morning, Cedar Valley! It's Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.
  4. North Cedar flood victim: “It’s crazy how this community comes together” 26 Sep 2016, 9:30 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Lorri Mehmen spent most of Friday and Saturday sandbagging around houses of family and friends to prepare for the Cedar River’s Saturday night crest of 98.9 feet.
  5. Downtown C.F. tour is Tuesday 26 Sep 2016, 9:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Cedar Falls Community will host Upstairs Downtown, an upper story tour of downtown Cedar Falls at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
  6. Hospice provides presentations 26 Sep 2016, 8:00 pm
    WATERLOO — The Cedar Valley Hospice Speakers Bureau provides educational presentations free of charge to various community organizations including businesses, leadership and professional groups, human resource and healthcare professionals, schools,. […]
  7. Honor Flight fundraiser at Sullivan Brothers center 26 Sep 2016, 7:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — There will be a Cedar Falls AMVETS Riders / Honor Flight, artist and crafts fundraiser from 19 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center
  8. Allen kicks off fund drive 26 Sep 2016, 6:30 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — UnityPoint Health, the parent company of Allen Hospital and Allen College, has launched the most ambitious fund drive in those institutions’ long history in Waterloo-Cedar Falls.
  9. Black Hawk-Bremer LOWV to register voters Tuesday 26 Sep 2016, 6:00 pm
    WATERLOO — National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday.
  10. FLOOD UPDATE: North Cedar Falls cleanup begins, more roads reopened 26 Sep 2016, 5:45 pm
    CEDAR FALLS -- More roads were opening up in Cedar Falls this morning as relief and recovery efforts continued in the northern part of the city.
  11. Doctor, nurse who both survived breast cancer share advice 26 Sep 2016, 3:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Breast cancer can happen to anyone — even someone who had no risk for the disease, like Dr. Suzy Lipinski.
  12. Audubon Society sets fall line-up 26 Sep 2016, 2:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — The Prairie Rapids Audubon Society has set its fall line-up of speakers and field trips.
  13. Loras poll: Clinton, Trump tied in Iowa 26 Sep 2016, 1:15 pm
    DAVENPORT - A new poll says that Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are tied in Iowa.
  14. Buy a Farmer Lunch event set 26 Sep 2016, 1:00 pm
    HAMPTON — On Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Franklin County 4-H Foundation will sell grilled pork burger sandwiches in the Fareway parking lot in Hampton.
  15. Branstad expects federal flood disaster declaration 26 Sep 2016, 12:15 pm
    JOHNSTON - Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he likely will see a presidential disaster declaration for 17 counties hit by flooding and he believes damages will top the $4.3 million figure needed to trigger federal aid.
  16. Vietnam memorial vigil in Waterloo this weekend 26 Sep 2016, 12:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Vietnam veteran and Black Hawk County Supervisor Craig White is looking for more fellow veterans, and anyone who cares about veterans, to “stand the watch” this weekend for fallen friends and neighbors.
  17. Group will hold craft, bake sale 26 Sep 2016, 11:00 am
    WATERLOO — Quota International of Waterloo will be a vendor at the UnityPoint-Allen College alumni craft and bake sale Friday at the Barrett Forum McKinstry Student Center at Allen College. Quota members will sell nuts from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30…
  18. Cooking class is set for Thursday 26 Sep 2016, 10:00 am
    WATERLOO — A healthy cooking class with a Hy-Vee chef and dietician is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Crossroads Hy-Vee.
  19. Waterloo Knights of Columbus hall to close for public events 26 Sep 2016, 8:00 am
    WATERLOO — The 114-year-old Waterloo council of the Knights of Columbus will soon close its building for public events, but the Catholic fraternal organization will remain in existence here.
  20. First debate, first impression will shape remainder of campaign 26 Sep 2016, 7:00 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS – First impressions matter even – or especially – in presidential debates.
  21. Waterloo church hosts Mexican mission leaders today 26 Sep 2016, 5:30 am
    WATERLOO -- Ascension Lutheran Church will host an opportunity to meet the leaders and learn about the oldest Lutheran mission outreach in Mexico today.
  22. CF Co-op to host food fest Tuesday 25 Sep 2016, 9:30 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — The Cedar Falls Food Co-op, a start-up enterprise working to open a community-owned grocery store in Cedar Falls, will host its third annual Fall Food Festival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cedar Falls Community…
  23. Torres focuses on advocacy, education to end breast cancer 25 Sep 2016, 9:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — You have to pick your causes.
  24. Sulky firm owner to address Waterloo Kiwanians 25 Sep 2016, 8:00 pm
    WATERLOO -- The Waterloo Noon Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Tuesday at the Waterloo Elks Club.
  25. ISU Nashua research farm marks 40 years 25 Sep 2016, 7:00 pm
    NASHUA — The Iowa State University Northeast Research Farm at Nashua marked its 40th birthday recently with a celebration looking at the past, present and future.
  26. ISU Nashua research farm marks 40 years 25 Sep 2016, 7:00 pm
    NASHUA — The Iowa State University Northeast Research Farm at Nashua marked its 40th birthday recently with a celebration looking at the past, present and future.
  27. Covenant hosts flu shot clinics this week 25 Sep 2016, 6:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Covenant Home Health will sponsor several influenza vaccine clinics.
  28. Volunteers needed 25 Sep 2016, 1:00 pm
    WATERLOO — The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley is looking for help with the following:
  29. Historical society picks leaders 25 Sep 2016, 12:00 pm
    WATERLOO -- Following the unexpected death of its president last May, officers and members of the Cedar Valley Historical Society unanimously elected interim president Nancy Crammond as the new president.
  30. Community Briefs 25 Sep 2016, 12:00 pm
    Imaginarium set to host Lego club
  31. Hawkeye’s Emily Boge helped design scaler 25 Sep 2016, 9:00 am
    WATERLOO — Emily Boge is leaving her mark on the field of dental hygiene.
  32. Waterloo council eyes retail recruiter for Crossroads, Logan Plaza 25 Sep 2016, 8:00 am
    WATERLOO — The city is preparing to hire a national retail recruiting firm to help attract stores to Logan Plaza, Crossroads Center and elsewhere in the community.
  33. Decorah Council approves fire truck purchase 25 Sep 2016, 7:00 am
    DECORAH — Local banks will provide the financing for a used ladder truck being purchased for the Decorah Fire Department from the city of Indianola.
  34. Trump will defend religious liberty, running mate tells Iowans 24 Sep 2016, 9:15 pm
    DES MOINES — Mike Pence described Donald Trump as a defender of the faith in remarks to roughly 600 Christian conservatives in Iowa on Saturday night.
  35. Branstad issues disaster proclamation for 13 counties in flood path 24 Sep 2016, 2:00 pm
    JOHNSTON -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday activated the Iowa National Guard and issued disaster declarations for 13 northern and eastern Iowa counties experiencing flooding, including several in the Cedar Valley.
  36. ICGA program growing farm leaders 24 Sep 2016, 9:00 am
    MITCHELLVILLE — Michael Fritch has seen a little bit of the world and learned what it takes to be a leader, thanks in part to a program put together by the Iowa Corn Growers Association.
  37. Quad Cities bank exec returns for Waterloo business lunch 23 Sep 2016, 4:00 pm
    WATERLOO — The 2016 Economic Luncheon, a joint effort of Community Bank & Trust and Courier Communications, will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Sunnyside Country Club.
  38. McGuire touts women on Democratic ticket 23 Sep 2016, 3:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Iowa Democrats have touted their successes with getting women on the ballot this election year, noting the handful of locations across the state where women will make up at least one of the choices in each of the…
  39. Another poll shows double-digit lead for Grassley 23 Sep 2016, 2:15 pm
    DES MOINES — Another poll shows a double-digit lead for longtime incumbent Chuck Grassley in his bid for a seventh term in the U.S. Senate.
  40. As early voting numbers lag, Iowa Democrats preach patience 23 Sep 2016, 10:00 am
    DES MOINES — Despite early data that suggests Democrats in Iowa are lagging far behind early voting efforts in previous presidential elections, top campaign staff for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton insist their program is working.
  41. Trump leading Clinton in new poll of Iowans 22 Sep 2016, 3:49 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS – Donald Trump has grabbed the lead from Hillary Clinton in Iowa, according to a new Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released Thursday.
  42. State money for reading assistance remains uncertain 22 Sep 2016, 3:45 pm
    URBANDALE - Gov. Terry Branstad said Thursday he is concerned current state revenue growth may not be strong enough to support a statewide summer reading initiative designed to make sure third graders meet proficiency standards that are a key educati. […]
  43. Ras Smith sets fundraiser 22 Sep 2016, 11:00 am
    WATERLOO — Democratic Iowa House District 62 candidate Ras Smith will hold a fundraiser Thursday.
  44. Waterloo atheist honored after City Council invocation 22 Sep 2016, 9:55 am
    WATERLOO — A local atheist activist has won a national award after delivering the first secular invocation at a Waterloo City Council meeting earlier this year.
  45. Former Cedar Falls mayor Crews endorses Vernon for Congress 22 Sep 2016, 7:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Former Cedar Falls Mayor Jon Crews endorsed Democratic 1st District congressional candidate Monica Vernon in her bid for office.
  46. Ted Kennedy's son speaks in Cedar Rapids on mental health 21 Sep 2016, 9:00 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Dr. Alan Whitters knows the mental health care system in Iowa is struggling.
  47. Cedar Falls council member changes vote on chicken law 21 Sep 2016, 9:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — It’d be too easy to say City Council member John Runchey is “chickening out” on a bid to allow hens in the city limits. He did indicate at Monday night’s council meeting he’s changing his vote on…
  48. Capitol Digest: Special Senate election 21 Sep 2016, 8:45 pm
    DES MOINES -- Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation Wednesday directing a special election to be held on Dec. 27 in Iowa Senate District 45 following the recent death of state Sen. Joe Seng.
  49. Radio host Garrison Keillor stumps for Patty Judge in Des Moines 21 Sep 2016, 8:45 pm
    DES MOINES - Retired public radio icon Garrison Keillor mixed homespun humor with political commentary Wednesday night, urging Iowans to support Democrat Patty Judge's bid for the U.S. Senate and not buy what GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is. […]
  50. Alliance calls for moratorium on large-scale livestock operations 21 Sep 2016, 1:38 pm
    DES MOINES — Leaders of a new coalition Wednesday called for a statewide moratorium on construction or expansion of large-scale livestock feeding operations until Iowa takes action to lower the number of impaired rivers, lakes and waterways to fewe. […]
  51. AHTS Architects win 2 historic preservation awards 21 Sep 2016, 12:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Two historic renovation projects by AHTS Architects of Waterloo were honored by Preservation Iowa at the “2016 Preservation at Its Best Awards.”
  52. Waterloo inks cost-share plan for Highway 63 rebuild 21 Sep 2016, 11:00 am
    WATERLOO -- The city has reached a $33 million cost-sharing agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation to complete the reconstruction of U.S. Highway 63.
  53. No ‘designated survivor’ in Iowa succession plan 21 Sep 2016, 10:00 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS – When the president delivers his annual State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress, one member of the Cabinet is not in attendance at the U.S. Capitol.
  54. Cedar Valley SportsPlex fees raised 21 Sep 2016, 8:00 am
    WATERLOO — It will cost a little more to stay fit at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex.
  55. Capitol Digest: Governor to go on reading tour 21 Sep 2016, 6:00 am
    DES MOINES -- Gov. Terry Branstad is embarking on fall reading tour this month to highlight school districts’ successes in improving third-grade reading skills.
  56. Former House clerk sentenced for Capitol white powder hoax 20 Sep 2016, 6:15 pm
    DES MOINES – A former clerk in the Iowa House of Representatives was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison stemming from an April 2012 incident in which a state legislator received a racially charged threatening letter than contained a…
  57. Company makes Leader in Me contribution 19 Sep 2016, 9:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Advanced Systems Inc. has contributed at the Inspiration Level, or $10,000 to $24,999, to the Create Great campaign to help fund the Leader in Me initiative throughout all Cedar Falls and Waterloo public schools and Cedar Valley Catholic. […]
  58. Scarce cash in land of plenty: Farmers adjust to downturn 19 Sep 2016, 7:00 pm
    MAXWELL (AP) — Pale green and 8 feet tall, tightly packed corn stalks reach to the horizon throughout the Midwest in what is likely to be the biggest harvest the U.S. has ever seen.
  59. NEW DETAILS: Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo part of sale to Eldorado Resorts 19 Sep 2016, 5:45 pm
    CREVE COEUR, Mo. — Eldorado Resorts Inc. of Reno, Nev., said Monday it would buy St. Louis-area based casino operator Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. for $1.7 billion, including debt.
  60. UPDATE: 2016 20 under 40 winners named 19 Sep 2016, 1:45 pm
    WATERLOO — The winners have been named for The Courier’s Class of 2016 20 Under 40 awards.