Cedar Valley News

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

  1. LeaAnn Saul seeks Cedar Falls council seat 16 Aug 2017, 3:30 pm
    CEDAR FALLS - Businesswoman and Planning and Zoning Commission member LeaAnn Saul said she is running for the at-large City Council seat being vacated by Nick Taiber who is not seeking re-election.
  2. Evansdale OKs new bridge to memorial island 16 Aug 2017, 1:30 pm
    EVANSDALE (AP) — Officials in Evansdale have approved plans for a bridge to a memorial park that's dedicated to homicide victims, including two cousins who were kidnapped and killed in 2012.
  3. Waterloo woman dies from burn injuries 16 Aug 2017, 11:00 am
    WATERLOO -- A Waterloo woman who received serious burns in a bonfire accident last month has died.
  4. Hudson teen dies after being struck by train 16 Aug 2017, 10:25 am
    HUDSON -- A person who died when she was struck by a train in Linn County on Monday night has been identified as a Hudson teen.
  5. Emails reveal rifts over convention center sale 16 Aug 2017, 9:45 am
    WATERLOO — The Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center sale is still being debated in City Hall a month after being approved by the City Council.
  6. Region Briefs 16 Aug 2017, 7:21 am
    Luther to host eclipse viewing
  7. House of Hope growing on Fourth Street 16 Aug 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — A generous community is helping the House of Hope provide new opportunities to more homeless mothers.
  8. ‘No way’ Iowans can afford 7 percent tuition increase, Reynolds says 16 Aug 2017, 2:00 am
    DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds joined others Tuesday in urging the Iowa Board of Regents to be cautious in raising tuition rates for students at the three state universities.
  9. Black Hawk County rejects wind farm moratorium 16 Aug 2017, 1:15 am
    WATERLOO — The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors turned down a request from residents calling for a temporary ban on wind turbine development.
  10. Metro Briefs 16 Aug 2017, 12:00 am
    Block party on College Hill
  11. Environmentalists oppose new water quality rule 16 Aug 2017, 12:00 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants to change the way it measures bacteria in recreational waters, a move some environmental groups say could cause more people to get sick after swimming or boating.
  12. Fundraising events planned for toddler Evie Mae Mueller 16 Aug 2017, 12:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Three-year-old Evie Mae Mueller is undergoing chemotherapy at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. The intensive treatment follows the life-saving multivisceral transplant the little girl received in July after having been diagnosed with stage. […]
  13. Woman drives vehicle into Mississippi River 15 Aug 2017, 4:15 pm
    LANSING – One woman was taken to the hospital for observation after she allegedly drove her vehicle into the Mississippi River on Monday afternoon.
  14. Charles City lawmaker suspends candidacy for governor 15 Aug 2017, 2:18 pm
    DAVENPORT -- State Rep. Todd Prichard said Tuesday he is suspending his campaign for Iowa governor.
  15. Experts: Iowa Asian ag trade steady, could be better 15 Aug 2017, 2:00 pm
    DES MOINES — Agriculture in Iowa may not be hampered by shifts in international trade policy under President Donald Trump.
  16. CCI continues push for master matrix changes 15 Aug 2017, 2:00 pm
    DES MOINES -- An advocacy organization is pressing state environmental regulators to strengthen a program designed to add additional layers of environmental protection to large-scale animal feeding operations.
  17. 35 soldiers in Waterloo Guard helicopter unit headed overseas 15 Aug 2017, 1:15 pm
    WATERLOO — Some soldiers in a Waterloo-based Iowa Army National Guard helicopter unit are headed overseas.
  18. After ambassadorship, Dandekar forms new consulting firm 15 Aug 2017, 12:26 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — After 10 months as ambassador to the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines, Marion resident Swati Dandekar is back in familiar territory — both geographically and professionally.
  19. ‘Calm, civil’ audience greets Ernst 15 Aug 2017, 12:16 pm
    WASHINGTON, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst appreciated the “calm and civil” atmosphere that prevailed for most of her 65-minute town hall meeting Tuesday afternoon — a sharp contrast from just months ago.
  20. Take a Kid Outdoors day planned at park 15 Aug 2017, 12:15 pm
    FAYETTE — The Fayette County Take a Kid Outdoors chapter will host “Rocks and Fossils” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26 at Gouldsberg Park in the northwestern part of the county.
  21. Community briefs 15 Aug 2017, 12:00 pm
    Friday market
  22. Rural Schoolhouse lecture set for Aug. 26 15 Aug 2017, 12:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — The Friends of the University of Northern Iowa Museum will present the third presentation of a new lecture series, the Rural Schoolhouse Speakers.
  23. Waterloo OKs new Young Arena lease with Black Hawks 15 Aug 2017, 3:45 am
    WATERLOO — A new lease for the Waterloo Black Hawks at Young Arena skated to easy approval.
  24. Annual Bosnian festival in Waterloo Friday and Saturday 15 Aug 2017, 3:15 am
    WATERLOO — Thousands of Bosnian immigrants from across the country are heading to Waterloo this weekend for a major cultural festival.
  25. Incentives for Crystal approved 15 Aug 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Crystal Distribution Services Inc. is moving ahead with a major warehouse expansion planned nearly a decade ago.
  26. Locals rally for Charlottesville 15 Aug 2017, 2:45 am
    WATERLOO — More than 300 people came out to Lincoln Park on Monday night to express the words of sorrow, angst and unity they said they did not hear from the nation’s leader after a domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville,…
  27. Metro Briefs 15 Aug 2017, 1:00 am
    Brown namescampaign posts
  28. New Perkins restaurant opening in Waterloo 14 Aug 2017, 6:30 pm
    WATERLOO — A new Perkins Restaurant & Bakery will be located at the former Lone Star Steakhouse site at San Marnan Drive and Hammond Avenue near Crossroads Center.
  29. Record attendance for Iowa Irish Fest 14 Aug 2017, 5:05 pm
    WATERLOO — The recently completed 11th annual Iowa Irish Fest set record attendance, according to the event’s organizers.
  30. Radio-controlled planes center of Saturday event 14 Aug 2017, 12:00 pm
    NEW HARTFORD — The Black Hawk R/C Pilots will host two upcoming events.
  31. Former Iowa City mayor running for governor 14 Aug 2017, 11:15 am
    DAVENPORT -- There's yet another candidate for the Democratic nomination for Iowa governor next year.
  32. UPDATE: 1 dead in Grundy Co. crash 14 Aug 2017, 7:15 am
    GRUNDY CENTER – One person is dead following a single-vehicle accident in rural Grundy County Sunday morning.
  33. Community briefs 14 Aug 2017, 6:15 am
    New Hartford
  34. Powerball jackpot expected to be $430 million on Wednesday 14 Aug 2017, 5:10 am
    DES MOINES (AP) — The Powerball jackpot will continue to grow above $400 million this week because no one matched all the numbers in Saturday's drawing.
  35. Cedar Valley readies for solar eclipse 14 Aug 2017, 3:00 am
    WAVERLY — “You will look around and say, ‘The eclipse is everywhere!’” Wartburg College professor Charles Figura enthused.
  36. Quasqueton celebrating 175th anniversary 14 Aug 2017, 3:00 am
    QUASQUETON — One of Buchanan County’s oldest towns will celebrate its 175th anniversary this weekend.
  37. Adapted sports advocate wins state character award 14 Aug 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Jack Eherenman, co-director of the SportAbility of Iowa Adapted Sports Camps, was recently honored with an Iowa Character Award.
  38. Psychiatrist shortage also felt in VA system 14 Aug 2017, 2:00 am
    DES MOINES — A nationwide shortage of psychiatrists has created a similar shortage in the U.S. Veterans Affairs department, which can amplify the department’s challenge in having sufficient staff to provide mental health care to veterans.
  39. 90-year-old Hampton woman excited to see her fifth eclipse 14 Aug 2017, 1:15 am
    HAMPTON — If there is such a thing as a veteran “eclipse watcher,” 90-year-old Joyce Blum of Hampton would be the captain of the team.
  40. Letters to the Editor Monday, Aug. 14 14 Aug 2017, 12:30 am
    North Korea
  41. Businessman running for Decorah City Council 14 Aug 2017, 12:30 am
    DECORAH — A Decorah business owner is running for the at-large position on the Decorah City Council.
  42. For Iowa’s girl delinquents, no good options 14 Aug 2017, 12:00 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS — As court officials debate where to put a 16-year-old Johnson County girl who slashed a treatment center employee, Iowa’s new Department of Human Services director said a training school for girl delinquents like her will not be…
  43. Waterloo launches education campaign for Park Avenue bike lanes 13 Aug 2017, 7:30 pm
    WATERLOO — The city is launching a public awareness campaign to educate bicyclists and motorists on proper use of the new Park Avenue bicycle lanes.
  44. Decorah man hurt in Minnesota crash 13 Aug 2017, 9:50 am
    CALEDONIA, Minn. — A Decorah man was hurt in a two-vehicle crash near Caledonia, Minn., Saturday.
  45. Crashes to guide camera locations 13 Aug 2017, 8:45 am
    WATERLOO — The city is mining its crash data to determine where automated traffic enforcement cameras will be installed to catch motorists running red lights.
  46. It's Your Government 13 Aug 2017, 1:15 am
    Monday, Aug. 14
  47. Business Briefs 13 Aug 2017, 12:15 am
    Business jelly
  48. Beyond crop estimates, demand looks positive 13 Aug 2017, 12:00 am
    DES MOINES — The much-anticipated USDA August crop estimates might have short-lived market impact.
  49. Brass Tap beer bar coming to Cedar Falls 12 Aug 2017, 4:45 pm
    CEDAR FALLS – The Brass Tap, which began in Tampa, Fla., in 2012 and has since expanded to 22 states, has expectations of crossing the 50-unit milestone this year. Now, thanks to two local brothers, the franchise will add Iowa…
  50. Crystal Distribution expanding in Rath area 12 Aug 2017, 2:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Crystal Distribution Services Inc. is preparing for a $5.5 million expansion of its refrigerated warehouse in the former Rath Packing Co. area.
  51. Proposed EPA fuel standards get mixed reviews 12 Aug 2017, 1:00 pm
    DES MOINES — Biofuels advocates made their voices heard Aug. 1 as they testified at an annual Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Washington, D.C.
  52. On Iowa Politics 8/11/17 12 Aug 2017, 10:39 am
    On Iowa Politics discussed the results of the House District 82 special election, as well as potential challengers to Rep. Steve King in the 4th district. They also share their thoughts on the new license plate designs.
  53. Le Mars eatery adds unusual baked good 12 Aug 2017, 10:30 am
    LE MARS — Founded in 1961, Lally’s Eastside Restaurant is still best known for its broasted chicken, barbecue ribs and the popular Lally burger.
  54. Applebee's, IHOP owner will close 160 restaurants 12 Aug 2017, 10:00 am
    LOS ANGELES — There’s more bad news for casual-dining restaurants with word the parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP will close up to 160 restaurants.
  55. Spencer councilwoman wants to run against congressman, King 11 Aug 2017, 8:05 am
    SIOUX CITY (AP) — A Spencer councilwoman wants to run against U.S. Rep. Steve King in Iowa's 4th District.
  56. Waterloo native calls protest at his home dangerous 11 Aug 2017, 8:00 am
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis is taking issue with protesters who showed up outside of his home.
  57. Waterloo, schools eye land swap 11 Aug 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — The city is looking to swap a portion of Miriam’s Park for the former Edison Elementary School property.
  58. Perfect pairing: Cedar Falls business combines art and wine 7 Aug 2017, 12:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — Walking into Cedar Valley Art and Wine, one notices the tables — in each of three studios — set up and waiting for would-be artists to take their places.
  59. Business Briefs 6 Aug 2017, 7:27 pm
    Access Systems
  60. Program aims to build database of financial stats for small farmers 6 Aug 2017, 2:15 am
    ELKHART — If you grow corn and soybeans in the Midwest, it is easy to find average cost-of-production numbers or break-even prices. Those numbers aren’t so easy to find if you grow fruits and vegetables.