Cedar Valley News

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

  1. Waterloo council eyes increase in gas, electric bill surcharge 27 May 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — A plan to boost franchise fees charged on Waterloo gas and electric utility bills is up for approval this week.
  2. Memorial Day parade and activities 27 May 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO— The Waterloo Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the corner of Commercial and Fifth Street.
  3. Want to fix the economy in Black Hawk County? Fix child care, leaders say 27 May 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — When Kyle Roed’s wife was just 12 weeks pregnant with their first child, the couple signed him up for day care.
  4. Hudson Road work begins 27 May 2018, 1:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Starting Tuesday, road crews will begin the resurfacing process on Hudson Road from West 27th Street to West 22nd Street.
  5. It's Your Government 27 May 2018, 1:15 am
    Tuesday, May 30
  6. Photographer unites veteran's widow with Korean War-vintage photos 27 May 2018, 12:45 am
    TAMA — Numerous old black-and-white photos and photo albums, including a couple of lacquered and heavily embellished albums, were scattered across Helen Brezina’s dining room table.
  7. Members sought for local boards, commissions 27 May 2018, 12:30 am
    WATERLOO — The Black Hawk County Gender Balance Coalition has determined the following are needed in order to meet the requirements of the gender balance law.
  8. Business Briefs 27 May 2018, 12:30 am
    Hagarty honored by funeral group
  9. Beverly Nitzke recalls family's WWII military service, loss of fighter-pilot brother 27 May 2018, 12:30 am
    WATERLOO – Traditionally Memorial Day is an occasion set aside to honor America’s fallen, a day to pay tribute to family members and friends who have given their last full measure in service to their country.
  10. Business Briefs (copy) 27 May 2018, 12:30 am
    Yesway honors US military
  11. Volunteers needed for area projects 27 May 2018, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley needs help with the following:
  12. Quote of the Week 27 May 2018, 12:00 am
    "I don't know anybody who wants Parkersburg to be defined by the tornado."
  13. Serious crash investigated in Waterloo 26 May 2018, 7:48 pm
    WATERLOO — Waterloo Police closed down Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Waterloo for a serious crash Saturday evening.
  14. Exhibit honors Iowans who died during World War I 26 May 2018, 5:05 pm
    DES MOINES — Nearly 4,000 faces anchor a new traveling exhibit honoring the Iowans who lost their lives a century ago during World War I.
  15. Hot rods and hot weather greet Fourth Street Cruisers (PHOTOS, FACEBOOK LIVE) 26 May 2018, 4:30 pm
    WATERLOO — Joe Morris was tucked behind the wheel of his pink 1959 Cadillac convertible at the start of Saturday’s 37th annual Fourth Street Cruise.
  16. No yard waste pickup in Cedar Falls on Monday 26 May 2018, 3:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — City offices will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.
  17. North Cedar students use STEM BEST grant to start up coffee shop 26 May 2018, 1:15 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — What happens to room-temperature coffee beans when they’re thrown into a 450-degree roaster?
  18. 2 newborn eaglets die in nest 26 May 2018, 11:25 am
    DECORAH — Both eaglets at the Decorah North nest died Friday, according to the Raptor Resource project.
  19. Potential Clarksville park to be named after Maddie Poppe 26 May 2018, 4:15 am
    CLARKSVILLE — The newly minted “American Idol” could have a new park in her hometown named after her.
  20. Dozens protest Country View sale at Friday rally (PHOTOS) 25 May 2018, 9:30 pm
    WATERLOO — Residents opposed to the sale of the Country View nursing home sent a message to the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors on Friday.
  21. Family files claim in fatal Floyd crash 25 May 2018, 4:15 pm
    FLOYD — The family of a Charles City man who was killed in a motorcycle accident near Floyd in 2016 have filed a claim against the state over the U.S. Highway 218 intersection where the crash occurred.
  22. Court action filed to block Black Hawk County wind farm 25 May 2018, 2:15 pm
    WATERLOO — An area farmer is asking the Black Hawk County District Court to stop development of a 35-turbine wind farm southeast of Hudson.
  23. UPDATE: Missing girl found 25 May 2018, 9:15 am
    UPDATE: This young lady was located Thursday and returned safely to her mother.
  24. Boulton exit leaves supporters searching 25 May 2018, 4:30 am
    DAVENPORT -- Early on, Nate Boulton got a lot of Iowa’s labor unions behind him.
  25. No Independence flag? City votes to take down large American flag due to cost 25 May 2018, 3:15 am
    INDEPENDENCE — No one’s sure if the huge American flag that can be seen from U.S. Highway 20 will fly Memorial Day weekend, because the Independence City Council voted unanimously April 29 to take it down.
  26. Fourth Street Cruise enters 37th year, honors late officer 25 May 2018, 2:30 am
    WATERLOO — The Fourth Street Cruise, a showcase of classic cars, returns this weekend to downtown Waterloo.
  27. Car-sharing service car2go suspending operations in Toronto 25 May 2018, 2:00 am
    TORONTO (AP) — The car-sharing service car2go said Thursday it is indefinitely suspending its operations in Canada’s largest city because parking regulations make its business inoperable.
  28. Waverly pool opens Saturday 25 May 2018, 1:15 am
    WAVERLY — The Waverly pool will open for its 51st season Saturday.
  29. This Week in the Cedar Valley 25 May 2018, 1:00 am
    National Cattle Congress Show and Shine
  30. Indee Bark Park plans "Dog Day" 25 May 2018, 12:30 am
    INDEPENDENCE — The Indee Bark Park is planning spring and summer activities.
  31. Community Briefs: Women’s retreat set June 15-16 25 May 2018, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — Savior Missionary Baptist Church will host the annual women’s prayer retreat June 15 and 16 at the American Martyrs Retreat House, 2209 N. Union Road, Cedar Falls.
  32. Cowboy church in Shell Rock 25 May 2018, 12:00 am
    SHELL ROCK — The Double J Wranglers — Jim Gates, Jim Meyer, Larry Wildeboer and Claire Emerson — will take part in a cowboy church service at 9 a.m. June 3 at Faith Lutheran, 422 N. Prairie St., Shell Rock.
  33. Community Briefs: Kiwanis Club meets Tuesday 25 May 2018, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Waterloo Noon Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Tuesday at the Waterloo Elks Lodge.
  34. Common Venture seeks Waterloo volunteers 25 May 2018, 12:00 am
    DUBUQUE — The Franciscan Common Venture program, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, is seeking volunteers for service sites in Waterloo this summer.
  35. Another ‘senseless’ Waterloo slaying mourned 24 May 2018, 11:45 pm
    WATERLOO — “He had a heart, and it was beautiful,” said Nation of Islam Minister Michael Muhammad through tear-filled eyes during a candlelight vigil for Gregory Kent Walker Jr. Thursday night.
  36. NEW DETAILS: Former Tama Co. day care director charged after audit finds $278,362 in improper payments, purchases 24 May 2018, 2:15 pm
    TOLEDO — The former director of a Tama County day care has been charged with allegedly misusing the organization’s funds.
  37. Indiana's largest beer distributor laying off 100 workers 24 May 2018, 1:02 pm
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s largest beer distributor is laying off 100 workers after losing a contract with a major supplier.
  38. UPDATE: Nate Boulton suspends campaign for governor 24 May 2018, 9:51 am
    DES MOINES — Democrat Nate Boulton suspended his bid for governor Thursday, and pressure was building for him to resign his Iowa Senate seat in light of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
  39. Iowa ag secretary candidates tout credentials 24 May 2018, 7:24 am
    URBANDALE — Five Republicans seeking Iowa’s secretary of agriculture post on Wednesday touted their farming and conservative credentials to the Westside Conservative Club, a key bloc of GOP voters.
  40. Primary election voting details released 24 May 2018, 7:15 am
    WATERLOO — County Auditor Grant Veeder has issued the following notices for the Primary Election to be held June 5.
  41. Fairbank wind farm owners fighting removal order 24 May 2018, 6:30 am
    FAIRBANK — Three wind energy turbines deemed “illegal” by the courts are not coming down without a fight.
  42. Tauke co-founds conservative Iowa think tank 24 May 2018, 2:15 am
    DES MOINES — A former Republican Congressman from Iowa is among the founders of a new conservative think tank that plans to promote free-market principles to address state issues.
  43. Grassley calls reporters ‘policemen’ of government process 23 May 2018, 11:00 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS -- Sen. Charles Grassley doesn’t see the point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s temporarily banning reporters and the public from a meeting on toxic chemical contamination of drinking water.
  44. Reynolds dismisses call for Medicaid review 23 May 2018, 9:45 pm
    DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday defended her administration’s handling of Medicaid, dismissing as political a Democratic senator’s call for a state audit of the program.
  45. Grassley ready to hit panic button on farm bill 23 May 2018, 6:15 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — With the farm bill set to expire Sept. 30, Sen. Chuck Grassley is ready to hit the panic button.
  46. Deere income up 50 percent in 2Q 23 May 2018, 4:09 pm
    MOLINE, Ill. — Deere & Co. this month reported a 50 percent increase in net income for the second quarter as it set a new record for quarterly profits and raised its full-year outlook amid rising equipment sales.
  47. UPDATE: Iowa governor candidate Nate Boulton faces sexual misconduct allegations 23 May 2018, 3:39 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — With less than two weeks until the June 5 primary election, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor has come under fire for inappropriate sexual behavior toward at least three women.
  48. Grassley skeptical of oil refiner’s ‘hardship’ claim 23 May 2018, 2:00 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Marathon Petroleum, which earlier this year reported revenues of nearly $19 billion, is a “far cry from hardship,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday about a news report that the refinery giant has asked the U.S. Environmental Pr. […]
  49. Black Hawk Supervisors approve bridge repair 23 May 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors approved a bid of $887,663 from Cramer and Associates Inc. toward the rehabilitation of a 350-foot-long bridge near Finchford.
  50. Democrat calls on state auditor to investigate Medicaid savings 23 May 2018, 1:30 am
    DES MOINES -- A state legislator has asked the auditor’s office to look into the Iowa Medicaid program and the managed-care organizations it oversees. The request came after cost-savings estimates released by a state department differed from previo. […]
  51. Lawmakers Walt Rogers, Sandy Salmon, to speak at GOP lunch 23 May 2018, 12:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Republican Women of Black Hawk County will host Black Hawk County state Rep. Walt Rogers and Sandy Salmon at its ”First Friday” luncheon June 1.
  52. Hubbell says self-funding leaves him free of special interests 23 May 2018, 12:00 am
    WAUKEE — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell says he’s heavily self-funding his campaign so he will not be beholden to special interests when he takes office in January 2019.
  53. Waterloo City Council tweaks fireworks ordinance 22 May 2018, 3:00 am
    Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct an error on the vote to suspend rules.
  54. Gubernatorial fundraising: Hubbell self-funds, Reynolds builds up war chest 22 May 2018, 2:30 am
    DES MOINES — Fred Hubbell is flexing his self-financing muscles, and Kim Reynolds is saving up for what promises to be a costly general election campaign.
  55. Iowa Total Care selected as third Medicaid insurer in Iowa 22 May 2018, 2:00 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS -- Iowa Total Care will be the third insurer to administer coverage for the state’s Medicaid members.
  56. McGuire sees science background as ideal 22 May 2018, 2:00 am
    IOWA CITY — Politics may be more art than science, but Andy McGuire thinks her scientific and medical experience is the right preparation for being Iowa’s next governor.
  57. Ag secretary candidates talk issues 21 May 2018, 12:00 am
    The Lee Enterprises Des Moines Bureau has compiled candidate profiles in Iowa’s three statewide primary races in the June 5 election.
  58. Business Briefs 20 May 2018, 12:30 am
    HCC to hold dental seminar
  59. Deere expands its footprint 19 May 2018, 2:00 pm
    WATERLOO — The city’s largest employer is expanding again with a highly visible project at a key entrance to the downtown business district.
  60. Andy's Mobile Bike Shop fixes on the go 15 May 2018, 2:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Andy Tetmeyer’s business has become a fixture in the Cedar Valley — but he won’t be in one spot for long.