Cedar Valley News

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

  1. UnityPoint LGBTQ Clinic a safe, welcoming place for primary care 20 Apr 2018, 4:00 am
    Fifth in a series of articles reprinted from the Spring 2018 Inclusion magazine highlighting the inclusiveness of the Cedar Valley.
  2. Wartburg student writes devotional 20 Apr 2018, 3:00 am
    WAVERLY — Since she was 13, Madison Bloker has kept a diary, chronicling the ups and downs of her teenage years.
  3. Iowa labor federation endorses Boulton for governor 20 Apr 2018, 1:30 am
    DES MOINES — Democratic state Sen. Nate Boulton has won the backing of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO in his race for the Democratic nomination for governor.
  4. This Week in the Cedar Valley 20 Apr 2018, 1:00 am
  5. Community Briefs: Men's choir musical slated 20 Apr 2018, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO -- The Men of Faith of the Crystal Cathedral of Faith Southern Baptist Church, 3040 Hammond Ave., will present the annual Men's Choir Musical on Saturday.
  6. Metro Briefs 20 Apr 2018, 12:15 am
    Lions Club hostsdistrict program
  7. Banker announces run for House District 50 20 Apr 2018, 12:15 am
    REINBECK — Dennis Evans, MidWestOne Bank vice president and trust officer and community volunteer, has announced his intention to run for Iowa House District 50 as a Democrat, in a seat now occupied by Republican Pat Grassley.
  8. Community Briefs: Steak fry set in Gilbertville 20 Apr 2018, 12:00 am
    GILBERTVILLE -- The American Legion Post 714 will have a steak fry from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
  9. Humane Society honored by ASPCA 20 Apr 2018, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — Cedar Bend Humane Society recently received an ASPCA “Champion for Animals” award for playing a significant role in helping the ASPCA find safe homes for victims of dogfighting and educating its community about animal cruelty issues.
  10. April rural bankers survey drops slightly in April 19 Apr 2018, 5:27 pm
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of bankers shows that concerns over a trade war have hurt confidence in the economy in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states.
  11. Funeral details, procession route announced for fallen officer 19 Apr 2018, 3:12 pm
    WATERLOO – Funeral services will be Friday for a Waterloo police officer who died at his home over the weekend.
  12. UPDATE: End of an era: All Younkers stores to close 19 Apr 2018, 2:45 pm
    WATERLOO — Younkers, a chain of department stores founded more than a century ago in Iowa will close all its locations after a bankruptcy judge signed off on the liquidation of its parent company.
  13. Iowa Lottery chief to retire 19 Apr 2018, 12:45 pm
    CLIVE — Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich, who has led the state gambling enterprise since February 2009, announced Thursday that he intends to retire in late 2018 or early 2019.
  14. Iowa gives another extension for non-ACA compliant insurance 19 Apr 2018, 12:34 pm
    DAVENPORT — Iowa’s insurance commissioner has approved a one-year extension for thousands of Iowans with insurance policies that don’t meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
  15. Woman hurt in crash during snowstorm 19 Apr 2018, 9:15 am
    WAVERLY -- A Cedar Falls woman suffered injuries in a crash on slippery roadways Wednesday.
  16. Regulator: Iowa official won't have to ID outside businesses 19 Apr 2018, 8:45 am
    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa's top elections official will not be required to identify his private businesses in a conflict-of-interest disclosure form because other state officials have kept them secret without consequence, a regulator said Wednesday.
  17. Smolik elected new Mitchell County supervisor 19 Apr 2018, 5:15 am
    OSAGE — Steve Smolik was elected to the Mitchell County Board of Supervisors following a special election this week.
  18. Capitol Digest: Victims’ rights advocates pushing for Marsy’s Law 19 Apr 2018, 4:45 am
    DES MOINES -- Victims and advocates for victims’ rights called on Iowa lawmakers to pass a resolution to add victims’ rights to the state Constitution.
  19. Black Hawk County dumps software firm 19 Apr 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — Black Hawk County has terminated a contractor hired more than four years ago to install new tax and real estate software in county offices.
  20. Metro Briefs: Waterloo VFW plans events 19 Apr 2018, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — The Sullivan Brothers VFW Post 1623 at 1406 Commercial St. has several events planned this week.
  21. Community Briefs: Sons of Norway meeting slated 19 Apr 2018, 12:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The Sons of Norway will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cedar Falls Woman’s Club.
  22. The Job Foundation: Providing incentive, mentoring to low-income students 19 Apr 2018, 12:00 am
    Fourth in a series of stories reprinted from the spring Inclusion magazine highighting diversity in our area.
  23. Elvis tribute artists to perform at Electric Park Ballroom 19 Apr 2018, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO – Fourteen artists, four shows and three days … that’s what Elvis aficionados can expect during the Blue Suede Memories International Elvis Tribute Artist Competition this weekend at Electric Park Ballroom.
  24. Hot-button legislation still in play 18 Apr 2018, 10:45 pm
    DES MOINES — Simmering hot-button issues — such as imposing tougher abortion restrictions and authorizing taxpayer-funded vouchers to attend private schools — could approach a boiling point as the Republican-led Legislature pushes toward adjour. […]
  25. State budget, tax-cut talks progress 18 Apr 2018, 10:45 pm
    DES MOINES — Top GOP legislators said Wednesday they and Gov. Kim Reynolds are making progress on a tax cut bill and hope to reach an agreement by week’s end that would put them on the path to adjournment.
  26. Emotions run hot in hearing on prescription drug costs 18 Apr 2018, 8:15 pm
    DES MOINES — An otherwise low-key legislative hearing turned red-hot when a pharmacist and a pharmacy benefits manager squared off over the difference between reimbursements to local pharmacies and what public entities are charged for prescription. […]
  27. Barbara Bush recalled locally as regal presence who loved children 18 Apr 2018, 7:00 pm
    WATERLOO – As the nation mourns the loss of “America’s Grandmother” Barbara Bush, memories of the first lady have come rushing back to Kathy McCoy.
  28. New Jimmy John's has opened in downtown Waterloo 18 Apr 2018, 3:30 pm
    WATERLOO – The new Jimmy John’s sandwich shop located at 21 W. Jefferson St. is now open.
  29. PlayScape to be unveiled at Phelps Youth Pavilion 10th birthday party 18 Apr 2018, 3:00 pm
    WATERLOO — There isn’t a big enough bow — or enough pretty paper — to wrap up the new PlayScape at the Phelps Youth Pavilion. So, the pavilion will host a ribbon-cutting for kids and their families, dignitaries and supporters…
  30. Mediacom: Waterloo internet speeds not inferior 18 Apr 2018, 1:45 pm
    WATERLOO — Waterloo’s largest internet service provider wants to play a larger role in the city’s economic development efforts.
  31. Record snowfall already for Waterloo as snow, sleet keeps falling Wednesday 18 Apr 2018, 1:26 pm
    WATERLOO -- A winter storm warning continues to be in effect for several Northeast Iowa counties Wednesday until early Thursday.
  32. Firefighters extinguish mattress blaze (VIDEO) 18 Apr 2018, 10:00 am
    WATERLOO – A mattress fire damaged an apartment Tuesday night.
  33. UPDATE: UNI cancels classes in wake of winter storm in April 18 Apr 2018, 9:45 am
    WATERLOO -- Facing a winter storm warning hitting the area today, public and parochial schools in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and most of Northeast Iowa are closed.
  34. Younkers to close this summer after 74 years in Mason City 18 Apr 2018, 4:20 am
    MASON CITY -- A department store that has been a fixture in Mason City since 1944 will close this summer.
  35. Black Hawk County zoning board endorses controversial wind farm 18 Apr 2018, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Black Hawk County Planning and Zoning Commission has endorsed a controversial wind energy project in farm fields southeast of Hudson.
  36. Waterloo Historic Preservation holding youth art event 18 Apr 2018, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Waterloo Historic Preservation Commission is encouraging young writers and artists to document the city’s historic locations.
  37. Senate Republicans issue budget targets 18 Apr 2018, 1:30 am
    DES MOINES — Negotiations aimed at hammering out a compromise on tax cut and budget differences intensified Tuesday as Senate Republicans issued spending targets close to the House numbers and Gov. Kim Reynolds canceled a trip to New York City…
  38. Public invited to Cedar Falls levee, Hwy. 58/Viking Road interchange meetings 18 Apr 2018, 12:45 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The city of Cedar Falls is inviting the public to a meeting to discuss the planned improvements to the levee system.
  39. Metro Briefs: Sheriff to hold town meeting 18 Apr 2018, 12:30 am
    ELK RUN HEIGHTS — Sheriff Tony Thompson will hold his monthly town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Elk Run Heights City Hall, 5042 Lafayette Road.
  40. 'They need me': After 40 years at Goodwill, Eugene Schares going strong 18 Apr 2018, 12:00 am
    Third in a series of articles reprinted from the Spring 2018 Inclusion magazine, highlighting the inclusiveness of the Cedar Valley. WATERLOO — Ask Eugene Schares about retiring and he shakes his head in an emphatic “No!”
  41. Community Briefs: Taste of ’Loo set Thursday 18 Apr 2018, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Taste of ’Loo will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday downtown.
  42. Capitol Digest: Members of Iowa Senate retiring 17 Apr 2018, 11:45 pm
    DES MOINES — Iowa senators spent nearly three hours Tuesday saying goodbyes to three retiring members — Sens. Bob Dvorsky, D-Coralville, Rick Bertrand, R-Sioux City, and Mark Chelgren, R-Ottumwa.
  43. Black Hawk County nixes rural housing development 17 Apr 2018, 11:45 pm
    WATERLOO — Flooding concerns led the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors to reject a zoning request for more homes southwest of Janesville.
  44. Traffic camera legislation in limbo 17 Apr 2018, 11:15 pm
    DES MOINES — The future of legislation intended to ban or regulate traffic enforcement cameras was left idling in neutral in the Iowa Senate Tuesday.
  45. Iowa Senate enhances sexual harassment policy 17 Apr 2018, 8:45 pm
    DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate adopted an enhanced harassment prevention policy Tuesday and updated its code of ethics to establish “clear, legally sound” guidelines to resolve future complaints in the wake of a $1.75 million sexual harassment se. […]
  46. Iowa Senate updates sexual misconduct rules 17 Apr 2018, 8:45 pm
    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa senators Tuesday updated their employee policies and ethics rules to better address allegations of sexual misconduct and other harassment.
  47. Ansborough Avenue widening plan divides council 17 Apr 2018, 4:15 pm
    WATERLOO — A proposal to widen a busy stretch of Ansborough Avenue was nearly derailed before being designed.
  48. UPDATE: Whether to tax credit unions’ income a sticking point in tax reform debate 17 Apr 2018, 4:00 pm
    DES MOINES — Whether credit unions should be taxed the same as banks remains a point of contention as state lawmakers attempt to reform the state’s tax laws.
  49. Senators: RFS waivers violate the law 17 Apr 2018, 3:00 pm
    DAVENPORT -- More than a dozen senators have written to the Environmental Protection Agency, demanding to know which refineries were given waivers from the requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
  50. Bathroom fire cancels classes at Waterloo school 17 Apr 2018, 2:00 pm
    WATERLOO – Students at Hoover Middle School were sent home early Tuesday after a bathroom fire sent smoke into the hallways.
  51. Reynolds signs “sabotage,” 10 other bills 17 Apr 2018, 10:45 am
    DES MOINES — A bill making it a felony to sabotage critical infrastructure was signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday.
  52. Reynolds signs “sabotage,” 10 other bills 17 Apr 2018, 10:45 am
    DES MOINES — Any person who intentionally damages or tries to damage infrastructure deemed critical to the safety and economic well-being of Iowans could face a criminal charge carrying a 25-year prison term and a fine of up to $100,000…
  53. College vehicle strikes grain bin 17 Apr 2018, 10:15 am
    FAYETTE COUNTY -- Fayette County sheriff's officials have ticketed a driver that left the roadway and struck a grain bin Sunday.
  54. Waterloo City Council spars over street contract 17 Apr 2018, 7:15 am
    WATERLOO — The city is sticking with asphalt for its street reconstruction program this year despite a push from some to spend more on concrete.
  55. CUNA Mutual weaves diversity into company fabric 17 Apr 2018, 3:15 am
    Second in a series of articles reprinted from the Spring 2018 Inclusion magazine, highlighting the inclusiveness of the Cedar Valley.
  56. Alliance offers 'toolkit' for inclusion 16 Apr 2018, 1:00 am
    First in a series of stories reprinted from the Spring 2018 Inclusion magazine highlight the inclusiveness of the Cedar Valley.
  57. Live music venue changes ownership 15 Apr 2018, 12:45 am
    WATERLOO — Some people start businesses to get rich. Some inherit them. And some start them because they’ve got an undying passion for their product.
  58. Business Briefs 15 Apr 2018, 12:30 am
    Using interns
  59. Cedar Falls Parkade gym business hopes to do heavy lifting 14 Apr 2018, 2:30 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — A new business in a landmark downtown Cedar Falls building is, literally, working out. And the proprietor hopes a lot of other folks will do the same there, too.
  60. Lineup announced for Leadercast Cedar Valley 14 Apr 2018, 12:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — Leadercast (live.leadercast.com) is the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 4.