Cedar Valley News

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

  1. Iowa’s Latino immigrants living in fear 28 Apr 2017, 2:00 pm
    DES MOINES — As people across the country prepare for a day of demonstration designed to show what life would be like without immigrants, families in Iowa’s immigrant community are preparing for that literal possibility.
  2. PODCAST: On Iowa Politics for April 28, 2017 28 Apr 2017, 10:56 am
    This week on the podcast the reporters discuss what Gov. Branstad should suspect during his confirmation hearing, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynold's transition, and the first 100 days for President Donald Trump.
  3. Sears Auto Center in Waterloo closing May 27 28 Apr 2017, 9:42 am
    WATERLOO -- Sears Auto Center at Crossroads Center -- the very first business to open at Crossroads 48 years ago -- is closing effective May 27, the store manager said Friday.
  4. Waterloo yard waste site hours to change 28 Apr 2017, 8:30 am
    WATERLOO -- Hours at the city's yard waste site on Independence Avenue will be adjusted Monday.
  5. Black Hawk County's chief deputy retires 28 Apr 2017, 8:27 am
    WATERLOO -- Black Hawk County Sheriff's Capt. Rick Abben is retiring after 43 years of service to the citizens of Black Hawk County, Sheriff Tony Thompson announced.
  6. New Waterloo alley to help water quality 28 Apr 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — An unfortunate fine for violating federal clean water rules created an opportunity for Waterloo to build an eco-friendly downtown alley.
  7. Cedar Falls Scout to compete at national Pinewood Derby event 28 Apr 2017, 1:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS -- Ben Richards knows how to build a fast car.
  8. Metro Briefs 28 Apr 2017, 1:15 am
    Drug drop-off
  9. This Week in the Cedar Valley 28 Apr 2017, 1:00 am
    Broken
  10. Area church events 28 Apr 2017, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO -- Payne Memorial AME Church will celebrate its second annual Marriage Hall of Fame at 5 p.m. Saturday at Porky's Red Carpet, 1409 Newell St.
  11. Waverly's Art Walk scheduled for May 6 27 Apr 2017, 9:00 pm
    WAVERLY -- The Art Walk will return to Kohlmann Park on May 6 for its 12th year.
  12. Late Cedar Falls mayor honored 27 Apr 2017, 4:30 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — The guest of honor was absent, but his impact was profoundly felt — not just among those present but throughout the community Jon Crews loved.
  13. Black Hawk County keeps rating, sells $5.75 million in bonds 27 Apr 2017, 4:00 pm
    WATERLOO — A national bond ratings firm gave Black Hawk County’s government high marks for fiscal management.
  14. River Road closed for bridge repairs 27 Apr 2017, 3:45 pm
    WATERLOO -- River Road has closed while contractors repair the bridge over Black Hawk Creek.
  15. Community Briefs 27 Apr 2017, 2:45 pm
    Hearst to hostnew film series
  16. Grassley: Talk of NAFTA exit a tactic 27 Apr 2017, 1:15 pm
    U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, says statements by the Trump administration it was considering leaving the North American Free Trade Agreement were a negotiating tactic, and the pact has been good for agriculture.
  17. Iowa Democrats call 2017 ‘extraordinarily horrible’ legislative session 27 Apr 2017, 1:15 pm
    DES MOINES — Democrats on Thursday rehashed an “extraordinarily horrible” legislative session that Senate Minority Leader Rob Hogg called “far and away the worst” in his career.
  18. Historic preservation awards banquet set 27 Apr 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Recipients of the city’s annual historic preservation awards will be honored at a banquet next week.
  19. IWD continues apprenticeship efforts 27 Apr 2017, 2:45 am
    WATERLOO — The upcoming expiration of two federal grants aimed at retraining workers initially caused consternation among labor officials, but Iowa Workforce Development has assured those currently in apprenticeship programs can continue their effo. […]
  20. IWD continues apprenticeship efforts 27 Apr 2017, 2:45 am
    WATERLOO — The upcoming expiration of two federal grants aimed at retraining workers initially caused consternation among labor officials, but Iowa Workforce Development has assured those currently in apprenticeship programs can continue their effo. […]
  21. Northey says he would consider USDA post 27 Apr 2017, 1:30 am
    DES MOINES — Fresh from a meeting with President Trump and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey says he is willing to join them in Washington if presented the right opportunity.
  22. Northey pushes ethanol in meeting with Trump 27 Apr 2017, 12:15 am
    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey can’t say what Donald Trump’s farm policy will look like. But after meeting with the president, he expects an emphasis on opening markets and easing regulations.
  23. Waverly trail to close for repairs 27 Apr 2017, 12:15 am
    WAVERLY — The Waverly Rail Trail maintenance will continue Friday weather permitting, to remove excess vegetation on the trail.
  24. Community Briefs 27 Apr 2017, 12:00 am
    Dinner planned
  25. Grassley sees Branstad confirmation happening soon 26 Apr 2017, 2:00 pm
    DAVENPORT — Sen. Chuck Grassley predicted Wednesday the U.S. Senate could confirm Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as the new ambassador to China in a little more than two weeks.
  26. UPDATE: Grassley says Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips are work 26 Apr 2017, 12:45 pm
    DAVENPORT -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley defended President Donald Trump's trips to his Mar-a-Lago golf resort on Wednesday, weighing in on what has become a source of complaint from Democrats and even some Republicans, including Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa. […]
  27. Metro area notches lowest March jobless rate in 10 years 26 Apr 2017, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area recorded its lowest March unemployment in 10 years, according to figures provided by Iowa Workforce Development.
  28. Waterloo council bemoans lack of input on projects 26 Apr 2017, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — The city’s annual bond sale survived an 11th hour City Council mutiny this week.
  29. Worker Memorial Day event in Waterloo Friday 26 Apr 2017, 1:30 am
    WATERLOO — They feel they’re swimming against a legislative tide, but local labor organizations want to make sure worker safety isn’t left adrift.
  30. Worker Memorial Day event in Waterloo Friday 26 Apr 2017, 1:30 am
    WATERLOO — They feel they’re swimming against a legislative tide, but local labor organizations want to make sure worker safety isn’t left adrift.
  31. Shared roads create repair cost dilemma 26 Apr 2017, 1:15 am
    WATERLOO — Black Hawk County is looking to firm up a policy for repairing roads shared with small towns.
  32. Branstad hailed as a 'living legend' 26 Apr 2017, 12:15 am
    DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad, already the longest-serving governor in U.S. history, thanked hundreds of supporters who cheered him during a farewell event Tuesday before he embarks on what he acknowledged will be the "biggest challenge I've ever. […]
  33. Community Briefs 26 Apr 2017, 12:00 am
    Auditions set
  34. Cancer survivor honoree to walk with dog at Bark for Life 26 Apr 2017, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — Miriam “TD” Tully was surprised by the unexpected gift of a rambunctious puppy.
  35. ‘Bachelor’ star Soules charged in fatal crash 25 Apr 2017, 11:00 pm
    AURORA – A former reality TV star has been arrested following a crash that killed an Aurora man Monday night in Buchanan County, and the Buchanan County Sheriff says alcohol was a factor.
  36. Auditions set for CF band 25 Apr 2017, 9:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Open auditions for the Cedar Falls Municipal Band are set for 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 3 at the band hall building, 211 Washington St., as arranged with director Dennis Downs.
  37. Results mixed for school choice programs 25 Apr 2017, 5:30 pm
    DES MOINES — A program that would allow Iowa parents to use taxpayer money to put their child in a nonpublic school could be proposed next year when Iowa lawmakers resume their work.
  38. Hearing next week on Branstad pick to be China ambassador 25 Apr 2017, 5:00 pm
    DES MOINES -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be ambassador to China will be held Tuesday.
  39. Decision final: Decorah JCPenney closing July 31 25 Apr 2017, 10:45 am
    DECORAH — Despite local efforts, Decorah’s JC Penney is officially closing July 31.
  40. Cedar Falls firefighter’s discipline stands 25 Apr 2017, 7:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — A decorated veteran firefighter is contemplating his next move after City Council members Monday upheld a disciplinary action he received regarding a message he posted on social media during the September flood.
  41. Waterloo council approves residential parking rules 25 Apr 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — A plan to restore residential parking restrictions finally shifted out of neutral this week.
  42. Iowa fireworks lovers may soon get a bigger bang 25 Apr 2017, 1:00 am
    MITCHELL — If outgoing Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signs a bill legalizing the sale of fireworks in the state, things are going to get very busy at Flashing Thunder Fireworks Spectacular.
  43. Iowa fireworks lovers may soon get a bigger bang 25 Apr 2017, 1:00 am
    MITCHELL — If outgoing Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signs a bill legalizing the sale of fireworks in the state, things are going to get very busy at Flashing Thunder Fireworks Spectacular.
  44. Metro Briefs 25 Apr 2017, 12:45 am
    Young authors publish book
  45. Community Briefs 25 Apr 2017, 12:00 am
    Legion Post sets coming events
  46. Region Briefs 25 Apr 2017, 12:00 am
    Luncheon, card party scheduled
  47. City donates land to lure Kwik Star project 24 Apr 2017, 9:45 pm
    WATERLOO — The city is donating land and extending sewer in the Martin Road business park to lure a new biodiesel fuel blending facility.
  48. Councilmen forming citizens advisory committee 24 Apr 2017, 7:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Three Waterloo City Council members are looking for residents to serve on a local government advisory committee.
  49. 'Old-Fashioned' Sunday planned 24 Apr 2017, 5:08 pm
    WATERLOO -- The Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 1645 Downing Ave., will host an “Old-Fashioned Sunday” on April 30.
  50. Kim Reynolds offers glimpse of 2018 agenda 24 Apr 2017, 4:30 pm
    DES MOINES — Two days after bleary-eyed lawmakers adjourned their 2017 session and headed home, governor-in-waiting Kim Reynolds offered a partial agenda for an election-year session in 2018.
  51. Branstad defends $150,000 for transition 24 Apr 2017, 3:30 pm
    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad played the gender card Monday to counter Democratic complaints over his $150,000 transition request for Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, saying they didn’t object to past expenditures for men moving into the state’s top e. […]
  52. Branstad likely to sign medical cannabis bill 24 Apr 2017, 2:30 pm
    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he likely will sign into law legislation to expand access to medical cannabis for more seriously ill Iowans, but first he wants to make sure the bill doesn’t have unintended consequences that…
  53. Workforce, innovation priorities during Iowa Year of Manufacturing 24 Apr 2017, 1:15 pm
    DES MOINES — Addressing Iowa’s workforce issues is key to having something to celebrate during the state’s “Year of Manufacturing” Gov. Terry Branstad kicked off Monday.
  54. Man shot during target practice 24 Apr 2017, 12:57 pm
    ARLINGTON --The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accidental shooting near Arlington Saturday.
  55. Rideshares gear up in the Cedar Valley 23 Apr 2017, 3:00 am
    There still aren’t a lot of people using Uber or Lyft, two “ridesharing” companies that have recently come to the Cedar Valley.
  56. Business Briefs 23 Apr 2017, 12:15 am
    UIU collaborates on more space
  57. Ossian company bids for border wall 22 Apr 2017, 8:00 am
    OSSIAN — Ossian’s Reilly Construction has submitted a proposal for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico.
  58. SingleSpeed spruces up for opening 21 Apr 2017, 9:15 am
    WATERLOO — As workers cleaned, painted and dusted, and managers went over last-minute checklists, Dave Morgan walked briskly around the nearly completed SingleSpeed Brewing Co. space, still with a lot on his mind.
  59. Regulators sue Ocwen Financial, saying it mishandled mortgages 20 Apr 2017, 5:00 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities have sued mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts.
  60. Korner Bakery to remain open in Hampton 19 Apr 2017, 12:38 pm
    HAMPTON — The Korner Bakery in Hampton will remain open with limited hours after an outpouring of support.