Cedar Valley News

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

  1. Kressig, Clark endorse Hubbell for governor 17 Oct 2017, 6:15 pm
    CEDAR FALLS -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell’s list of supporters is growing in the Cedar Valley.
  2. Well wishes on studs adorn house being built for disabled vet 17 Oct 2017, 4:15 pm
    CEDAR FALLS -- Taylor and Danielle Morris received some "forever" wishes for their "forever" home at a special observance Tuesday morning.
  3. Deere wins trademark lawsuit in protection of green and yellow colors 17 Oct 2017, 3:00 pm
    MOLINE, Ill. -- A U.S. District Court in Kentucky has ruled in favor of Deere & Company in a lawsuit that was filed to protect use of the trademark green and yellow color combination on John Deere agricultural equipment.
  4. La Porte City man dies following bike crash 17 Oct 2017, 12:30 pm
    La PORTE CITY – A La Porte City man who was injured last month in a bike crash has died.
  5. Drug drop-off event to be held Oct. 28 17 Oct 2017, 9:00 am
    WATERLOO — Several sites throughout the Cedar Valley will participate in the 14th drug drop-off event Oct. 28, by offering a drop-off point for potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.
  6. Confusion puts American Legion roof on hold 17 Oct 2017, 4:15 am
    WATERLOO — Members of Becker-Chapman American Legion Post 138 are still looking for ways to fund repairs to their leaking roof.
  7. Fire safety hot topic before Cedar Falls council 17 Oct 2017, 3:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS -- The adequacy of the city's fire protection staffing came under fire again at Monday night's City Council meeting.
  8. Stop sign ordinance inches forward 17 Oct 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — City Council members have voted four times in the past three weeks to install four-way stop signs at the site of a fatal accident.
  9. Johanns: 2020 voters may want more than disruption 17 Oct 2017, 1:30 am
    JOHNSTON — Donald Trump is being Donald Trump, and for the most part Mike Johanns is fine with that.
  10. Metro Briefs 17 Oct 2017, 1:00 am
    University Ave. signal damaged
  11. Voting rights advocates applaud possible change to Iowa voter ID law 17 Oct 2017, 1:00 am
    DES MOINES — Although they remain dismayed by Iowa’s new voter identification law, groups that advocate for voters’ rights said Monday they are encouraged by tweaks being considered by state officials.
  12. Iowa briefs 17 Oct 2017, 12:15 am
    Chicken owners cry foul in DM
  13. Memorial concert celebrates Les Hale's life, impact 17 Oct 2017, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — For many years, Les Hale was a larger-than-life presence on the Cedar Valley’s music scene. On Sunday, his life and impact will be celebrated at a memorial concert at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.
  14. Iowa's Meskwaki Nation looks to diversify business profile 17 Oct 2017, 12:15 am
    TAMA (AP) — The Meskwaki Nation in Iowa is expanding its business interests from its casino and bingo hall into tobacco products and e-cigarettes.
  15. Klein announces campaign committee 17 Oct 2017, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — Ward 1 Waterloo City Council candidate Margaret Klein has announced her campaign committee for the Nov. 7 municipal election.
  16. Community remembers Waterloo firefighter Justin Junk 16 Oct 2017, 3:30 pm
    INDEPENDENCE — The community said goodbye Monday to a local firefighter who died last week following a battle with cancer.
  17. 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney addresses Black Hawk Democrats 16 Oct 2017, 3:15 pm
    WATERLOO — Democratic presidential hopeful John Delaney says the country is in a “tight spot” right now. And he’s not just talking about the current occupant of White House.
  18. Signals out at busy Cedar Falls intersection 16 Oct 2017, 2:49 pm
    CEDAR FALLS -- Due to construction, a traffic signal was damaged at the intersection of Cedar Heights and University Avenue during the University Avenue reconstruction project.
  19. Local Goodwill director David Boyd retires 16 Oct 2017, 2:45 pm
    WATERLOO — The executive director of Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa the past 13 years has retired.
  20. One injured in Butler County crash 16 Oct 2017, 8:00 am
    GREENE – One person was injured following a single-vehicle crash near Greene on Sunday.
  21. Holiday gifts sought again for needy veterans, families 16 Oct 2017, 2:45 am
    WATERLOO — The Black Hawk County Veteran Affairs Commission is again inviting the general public to purchase holiday gifts for needy or elderly veterans, veteran widows and their families.
  22. Hill Street News & Tobacco still College Hill stalwart 16 Oct 2017, 1:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — A mainstay in the College Hill business district, Hill Street News & Tobacco, has survived 35 years without a lot of smoke and mirrors.
  23. Waverly homeless vets shelter earning its wings 16 Oct 2017, 1:30 am
    WAVERLY – A nonprofit volunteer-run shelter for homeless veterans is slowly building a reputation for itself in Bremer County.
  24. KBBG banquet is Nov. 18 16 Oct 2017, 1:15 am
    WATERLOO — Public radio station KBBG-FM will celebrate its 40th anniversary at an annual banquet Nov. 18 at Electric Park Ballroom, 310 Conger St. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner/program beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a…
  25. Registration approaches for Salvation Army Christmas assistance 16 Oct 2017, 12:45 am
    WATERLOO – The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls will hold its Christmas assistance registration Tuesday through Thursday. Times are 1 to 6 p.m. each day.
  26. Eastern Iowa grocery store celebrates 150 years in business 16 Oct 2017, 12:01 am
    ELKADER (AP) — As the nation reeled from the devastation of the U.S. Civil War, a small Clayton County tailor shop quietly moved into the grocery business.
  27. Friction showing in some Iowa mental health regions 16 Oct 2017, 12:00 am
    DES MOINES — Signs of friction are starting to show in the multi-county regions that three years ago were established to deliver mental health care services throughout the state.
  28. Sartori's weight loss surgery clinic gets new space, adds programs 16 Oct 2017, 12:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Dr. J. Matthew Glascock has kept the Cedar Valley on the cutting edge of surgical intervention for obesity for more than a decade.
  29. Metro briefs 15 Oct 2017, 9:00 pm
    HCC will host
  30. Fed agencies grades slip in "plain writing" 15 Oct 2017, 3:30 pm
    DAVENPORT — The federal government got lower grades this year in how clearly it communicates with the public on selected writing samples, according to a new study released last week.
  31. 75th anniversary of Sullivans' deaths remembered next month 15 Oct 2017, 2:30 pm
    WATERLOO — The granddaughter and grandniece of Waterloo’s five Sullivan brothers killed during World War II and their namesake ship will participate in a 75th anniversary commemoration of their deaths during Veterans Day observances in New York C. […]
  32. Mark Hanawalt: Growing with the family business 15 Oct 2017, 2:00 pm
    First in a series of articles on Junior Achievement Hall of Fame recipients, first published in Cedar Valley Business Monthly magazine.
  33. Area residents hurt in Cerro Gordo Co. crash 15 Oct 2017, 5:30 am
    MASON CITY -- Three area people went to hospitals following a two-vehicle collision north of Mason City Saturday.
  34. Downtown hotel drops Red Lion for Wyndham 15 Oct 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — A company overhauling the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center and Ramada Hotel is using local architects and a Waterloo furniture manufacturer.
  35. Cloverdale Park to remain on leased land 15 Oct 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Black Hawk County has agreed to let the city of Waterloo continue using some of its property as Cloverdale Park.
  36. Waterloo council to consider community center zoning 15 Oct 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — A public hearing is scheduled this week on a zoning request for an Islamic day care, community center and school on West Ridgeway Avenue.
  37. Waterloo council candidate apologizing for arrest 15 Oct 2017, 2:45 am
    WATERLOO — Waterloo City Council Ward Five candidate Chris Shimp acknowledged Saturday he was arrested for public intoxication in Cedar Falls on Friday.
  38. Demolishing Waterloo’s ‘castle’ apartments complicated 15 Oct 2017, 2:30 am
    WATERLOO — Recent fires are boosting the cost for taxpayers to demolish an abandoned greystone apartment building near downtown.
  39. It's Your Government 15 Oct 2017, 1:15 am
    Monday, Oct. 16
  40. Weber family builds a farming legacy 15 Oct 2017, 1:00 am
    DYSART, Iowa — For all of living memory, the Webers have been an Iowa farm family.
  41. Bring the heat: Hot sauce puts Waterloo family on the map 15 Oct 2017, 12:00 am
    Taufeek Shah can be forgiven for being a little late to the party.
  42. Business Briefs 15 Oct 2017, 12:00 am
    Decorah bankset to expand
  43. Conference challenges thinking on inclusion 14 Oct 2017, 11:45 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Jason Sole, during one of his keynote speeches in the Cedar Valley Friday, challenged what it means when people talk about inclusion.
  44. UPDATE: Several business projects come before Cedar Falls council Monday 14 Oct 2017, 7:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Several economic development projects are scheduled to come before the Cedar Falls City Council Monday night.
  45. Community Briefs 14 Oct 2017, 7:00 pm
    NAACP banquet
  46. River Arts Festival showcases Shell Rock 14 Oct 2017, 6:30 pm
    SHELL ROCK — The gray skies and soggy ground couldn’t dampen the picturesque views of downtown Shell Rock and the river that passes through it.
  47. Quote of the week 14 Oct 2017, 6:15 pm
    "I think, as a family, we are doing well. We come together just like any other family when there is a tragedy."
  48. Volunteers needed for area projects 14 Oct 2017, 6:15 pm
    WATERLOO — The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley needs help with the following:
  49. Fire damages Steamboat Rock grain dryer 14 Oct 2017, 2:37 pm
    STEAMBOAT ROCK -- Several fire departments battle a grain dryer fire in rural Steamboat Rock Friday.
  50. Rural voters the topic of Democratic conversations 14 Oct 2017, 2:00 pm
    DES MOINES -- Rural Iowa shifted its political direction in 2016 and caught Democrats off guard.
  51. Entries due for chili cook-off event 14 Oct 2017, 9:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Entries are being accepted for the Five-Alarm Chili Cook-off, a collaborative event between the Cedar Falls Historical Society and the Cedar Falls Woman’s Club.
  52. Davenport Fire Marshal, Assistant Chief Mike Hayman passes away 14 Oct 2017, 5:58 am
    DAVENPORT -- One of the Davenport Fire Department's top leaders and longest tenured members has passed away.
  53. Things Iowans need to know about Trump's Obamacare order 13 Oct 2017, 1:00 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — After months of threats, President Donald Trump announced late Thursday he immediately would end payments to health insurers that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage.
  54. Democratic governor candidate Fred Hubbell tours TechWorks 13 Oct 2017, 3:15 am
    WATERLOO — Fred Hubbell was duly impressed with what he saw on his tour of the Cedar Valley TechWorks campus Thursday, but initially concerned it could be making so much more money.
  55. City manager: Sidewalks part of city code 13 Oct 2017, 1:30 am
    DECORAH — The city of Decorah recently implemented a five-year program for sidewalks that has some residents questioning the policy.
  56. Mayor vetoes Waverly bridge 12 Oct 2017, 9:45 pm
    WAVERLY — In a surprising move, the mayor has vetoed spending more money for a new pedestrian bridge approved by the City Council 10 days ago.
  57. Feds close Iowa trucking firm tied to smuggling case 12 Oct 2017, 11:58 am
    IOWA CITY (AP) — Federal safety regulators have shut down a troubled Iowa trucking company that owned the semitrailer involved in a human trafficking case in which 10 immigrants died in Texas.
  58. Iowa GOP lands Sean Spicer as Reagan Dinner speaker 12 Oct 2017, 6:39 am
    DES MOINES — Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel will be the featured speaker at Iowa Republicans’ annual Reagan Dinner next month, but the undercard is getting most of the attention.
  59. Wade Kelley to run for Ward 5 seat on Waverly council 12 Oct 2017, 5:00 am
    WAVERLY — Wade Kelley hasn’t run for office before, and he’s only been in Waverly for the last couple of years.
  60. Black Hawk County roads lighting project approved 12 Oct 2017, 3:30 am
    WATERLOO — New lights at the Black Hawk County road maintenance garage gave the supervisors sticker shock.