Cedar Valley News

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

  1. New stone arch bridge completed at Dunning’s Spring 26 Jun 2017, 2:00 am
    DECORAH — A new stone arch bridge, similar to the one that was located there more than 140 years ago, has been completed at Dunning’s Spring Park in Decorah.
  2. County, state vets heads on mission for Vietnam veterans 26 Jun 2017, 1:30 am
    WATERLOO — Many Vietnam veterans received, at best, a cold shoulder when they returned home some 50 years ago. Now the Black Hawk County Veteran Affairs Commission has a gift for them.
  3. Decorah to hold street music event 26 Jun 2017, 12:15 am
    DECORAH — A street event featuring regional bands and local food and drink is being planned for Sept. 16.
  4. Crowds turn out for final day of Sturgis Falls 25 Jun 2017, 7:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS – Music continued to fill the streets as the Sturgis Falls Celebration entered its final day Sunday.
  5. Cedar Falls woman helping people with pet cemetery move 25 Jun 2017, 3:15 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — For a few hours most mornings Kathy Taylor walks a plot of land just off Cedar Heights Drive and Greenhill Road, metal detector in hand.
  6. City may sell 5 Sullivans Center 25 Jun 2017, 5:00 am
    WATERLOO — The city may turn over the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center to a company willing to renovate it and the adjoining Ramada Hotel.
  7. Denver family worries ‘medically fragile’ boy will suffer under plan 25 Jun 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Hans Froyum Roise is a lot like most 6-year-olds. He plays with his siblings. He just completed kindergarten. And he can fall asleep just about anytime, anywhere.
  8. Iowa Supreme County orders trial in Chickasaw County harassment case 25 Jun 2017, 2:30 am
    LAWLER – The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned a $1.4 million verdict in a sexual harassment case.
  9. Local matchstick maker's Millennium Falcon seals deal with Ripley’s 25 Jun 2017, 2:15 am
    GLADBROOK – Nearly 40 years ago, Pat Acton began constructing small buildings from matchsticks purchased at a local grocery store. Now, he has nearly 70 models under his belt, 25 of them displayed in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museums…
  10. Boards, commissions seek members 25 Jun 2017, 1:45 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:
  11. It's Your Government 25 Jun 2017, 1:15 am
    Monday, June 26
  12. Quote of the week 25 Jun 2017, 1:15 am
    "I remember fireworks growing up and wanted to make sure that our children and families had an opportunity to celebrate."
  13. Decorah pursuing water, sewer rate increases 25 Jun 2017, 12:45 am
    DECORAH — Water and sewer rate increases are necessary to keep those department budgets self-sufficient and not subsidized by property taxes, according to Decorah City Manager Chad Bird.
  14. It's time to pick Employers of Choice 25 Jun 2017, 12:30 am
    WATERLOO -- Nominations are being accepted for the annual Employers of Choice program.
  15. Hearings set on Waterloo developments 25 Jun 2017, 12:30 am
    WATERLOO — Site plans for a new strip mall at Crossroads Center and a fuel blending facility on West Ridgeway Avenue are up for consideration this week.
  16. Volunteers needed for area projects 25 Jun 2017, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley needs help with the following:
  17. Osage farmer converts hog barn into dairy 25 Jun 2017, 12:15 am
    OSAGE — Eric and Julia Zimmerman have taken on the daunting task of starting a dairy operation from scratch, a major undertaking in today’s agricultural environment.
  18. Business Briefs 25 Jun 2017, 12:00 am
    Salon academysets open house
  19. Metro Briefs 25 Jun 2017, 12:00 am
    Fiber outage set in C.F. BRIEFS
  20. Parkersburg man starts athletic clothing line for goal-setters 24 Jun 2017, 10:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Ryan DeBoer had wanted to start his own clothing line — indeed, his own brand entirely — for the past six years.
  21. UPDATE: Lifeguards save young boy in La Porte City 24 Jun 2017, 10:00 pm
    LA PORTE CITY -- Two teenage lifeguards at the La Porte City Pool are being credited with saving the life of a 4-year-old boy who slipped underwater and lost consciousness.
  22. Fire damages Waterloo home 24 Jun 2017, 7:15 pm
    WATERLOO — Fire heavily damaged a Waterloo home Saturday afternoon.
  23. Sturgis Falls Celebration takes over weekend 24 Jun 2017, 5:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS – The Sturgis Falls Celebration made itself heard Saturday, beginning with the parade in the morning and musical performances all day under perfect skies.
  24. Tuber rescued in Fayette County 24 Jun 2017, 9:10 am
    HAWKEYE -- Fayette County law enforcement and fire officials rescued a woman stuck in the Turkey River near Gouldsburg Park near Hawkeye Friday.
  25. On Iowa Politics 6/23/17 23 Jun 2017, 5:01 pm
    On Iowa Politics breaks down Trump’s visit to Cedar Rapids and Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Cobrbett’s formal announcement that he will be running for the GOP nomination for governor.
  26. Getting wild in nature 23 Jun 2017, 2:15 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — About 40 kids this week are catching bugs, hiking through prairies, competing in water sports and spotting native birds at George Wyth State Park as part of the University of Iowa Wildlife Camps.
  27. Iowa pedestrian deaths hit all-time low 23 Jun 2017, 2:00 pm
    DES MOINES — After spiking to a 20-year high in 2015, Iowa pedestrian deaths in 2016 fell to what likely is the lowest number on record, dating back more than half a century.
  28. Rare machines vital for Jerald Sulky 23 Jun 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO – When Erik Lee purchased the Jerald Sulky Co., along with it came a 1902 Singer 67-1 heavy duty sewing machine.
  29. City officials urge fireworks safety 23 Jun 2017, 2:45 am
    WATERLOO — A volley of complaints about fireworks being discharged ahead of approved dates has spurred city officials to remind residents to exercise caution.
  30. Wartburg prof running for Waverly City Council 23 Jun 2017, 2:00 am
    WAVERLY — The first time he ran for a spot on the Waverly City Council, Brian Birgen did so because it was a special election after an unexpected resignation in 2015.
  31. Region Briefs 23 Jun 2017, 1:30 am
    Conservation director named
  32. Gallagher Bluedorn reaches 500,000 students with Kaleidoscope program 23 Jun 2017, 1:15 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center has reached 500,000 students experiencing the arts through the Kaleidoscope Series for Youth since opening its doors in 2000.
  33. 'Let the Bands Play On' 23 Jun 2017, 12:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The theme for this year’s 42nd annual Sturgis Falls celebration exemplifies the careers of this year’s host and grand marshal, Mike Michalicek and Jim Gosnell, respectively: “Let the Bands Play On.”
  34. Gundersen helicopter could be permanently based in Decorah 23 Jun 2017, 12:30 am
    DECORAH — One of Gundersen Health System’s Medlink Air helicopters could be permanently based at the Decorah Airport by fall.
  35. Community Briefs 23 Jun 2017, 12:15 am
    Fish fry slated
  36. Area church events 23 Jun 2017, 12:15 am
    ^pWATERLOO — First Congregational UCC Church, 608 W. Fourth St., will host ^p“Jazz too”^p with Dan Hummel and Mike Michalicek, featuring Jovita Long and Friends, at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
  37. This Week in the Cedar Valley 23 Jun 2017, 12:15 am
    Sturgis Falls Celebration
  38. Iowa politicians debate health care options 23 Jun 2017, 12:00 am
    Even as congressional Republicans eye sharp cuts to Medicaid as part of their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats in Iowa say the program could, instead, be a lifeline for people struggling in the state's ailing individual health…
  39. Cedar Falls flood levee project may get green light soon 22 Jun 2017, 6:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — A logjam may be broken soon on a long-awaited project to raise the city’s downtown flood control levee by 3 feet.
  40. Abuse dooms Singing Bird Lake recycling site 22 Jun 2017, 10:00 am
    WATERLOO — The city has closed another drop-off recycling site due to illegal dumping and heavy abuse.
  41. $26 million bid received on U.S. 63 overpass 22 Jun 2017, 8:15 am
    WATERLOO — The Iowa Department of Transportation received a single bid on plans to turn a flood-prone U.S. Highway 63 railroad underpass into an overpass.
  42. In Iowa, Trump lauds his 'amazing progress' 22 Jun 2017, 3:00 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS — He doesn’t get credit for all he’s done in 152 days as president, Donald Trump said Wednesday night, but he’s made “amazing progress” delivering on his promise to “Make America Great Again.”
  43. Trump calls for rural internet expansion at Kirkwood Community College 22 Jun 2017, 2:30 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will push for increased rural internet access in his proposed $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
  44. Crowd likes what Trump has to say 22 Jun 2017, 2:00 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Mary Waddell didn’t drive over from Davenport to learn something new or hear promises from President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
  45. Rain doesn’t deter protesters outside at Trump rally 22 Jun 2017, 12:30 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Heavy rains that came and went didn’t deter scores of protesters who waved signs, chanted and elicited honks from passing cars while awaiting President Donald Trump’s arrival downtown Wednesday evening.
  46. West Shaulis Road closing at Black Hawk Creek 21 Jun 2017, 6:30 pm
    WATERLOO — Residents will have to walk farther to hike or fish along Black Hawk Creek on Shaulis Road.
  47. Tom Powers announces re-election bid 21 Jun 2017, 4:00 pm
    WATERLOO — A retired firefighter and U.S. Navy veteran is looking to keep the City Council seat he won nearly a year ago.
  48. UPDATE: Grassley: Transparency concerns about health care bill 'somewhat overblown' 21 Jun 2017, 2:15 pm
    CORRECTION: In 2009, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee. This story has been corrected to reflect that.
  49. Muscatine Mayor Broderson returns to office 21 Jun 2017, 5:21 am
    MUSCATINE — Five weeks after being removed from office by the Muscatine City Council, Diana Broderson picked up the keys to her office Tuesday and returned to City Hall, where she was met with flowers and messages expressing support.
  50. Activist groups protest "Trumpcare" at Grassley's office 21 Jun 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Ruth Strong’s first stop after being diagnosed cancer-free at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics wasn’t home to tell her kids, and it wasn’t to Scratch Cupcakery. Those came later.
  51. May Cedar Valley unemployment rate lowest in 10 years 21 Jun 2017, 2:30 am
    WATERLOO — The metro area continues to enjoy the lowest unemployment rates in 10 years, although the work force is smaller.
  52. Councilman Pat Morrissey calls for easing urban chicken rules 21 Jun 2017, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — City Councilman Pat Morrissey wants to make it easier for Waterloo residents to raise backyard chickens.
  53. Corbett faces steep climb to GOP nomination 20 Jun 2017, 9:15 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa Republican political consultants sound like investment advisers when they talk about the prospects of Ron Corbett winning the GOP nomination for governor: past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  54. Reynolds ready to press Trump on Iowa issues 20 Jun 2017, 8:30 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Whether by coincidence or coordination, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ agenda for a meeting Wednesday with President Donald Trump in Cedar Rapids is on the same wavelength as the president’s Technology Week focus.
  55. Rural projects benefit from federal program involved in USDA reshuffling 20 Jun 2017, 5:15 pm
    DES MOINES — Officials at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake were planning a renovation project.
  56. Lee Enterprises buying Illinois paper, other publications 19 Jun 2017, 12:06 pm
    DAVENPORT (AP) — Iowa-based Lee Enterprises said it’s buying the assets of the Dispatch-Argus daily newspaper across the Mississippi River in Moline, Ill.
  57. Rodney's Kitchen in Waterloo serving food and community 18 Jun 2017, 11:15 am
    WATERLOO — Downtown’s newest restaurant is serving up heart and soul.
  58. New, expanded hotels planned in Cedar Falls 18 Jun 2017, 3:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — A South Dakota-based hotel company is planning a doubleheader project in the Cedar Falls Industrial Park, expanding one hotel and adding another.
  59. Farrowing facility uses latest innovations 18 Jun 2017, 12:45 am
    RICEVILLE — In late May, close to 1,000 visitors had the opportunity to tour Iowa Select Farms’ newest farrowing facility, located northeast of Riceville.
  60. Iconic diner marks 70 years of service 17 Jun 2017, 8:30 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — There are a lot of things that set the downtown Cedar Falls Maid-Rite apart from other restaurants.