Cedar Valley News

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

  1. Joy Briscoe: Finding purpose in her hometown 18 Dec 2017, 3:00 am
    Sixth in a series of stories on this year’s 20 Under 40 winners.
  2. Waterloo church benefits Cosby Center with Nativity event 18 Dec 2017, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — It’s the reason for the season. And a seasonal event with a reason.
  3. Iowa's Bravest sends holiday gifts to local troops 18 Dec 2017, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — The Iowa’s Bravest group has stepped up again to spread some Christmas cheer to recently deployed Iowa Army National Guard soldiers and others.
  4. Gilbertville nun to head international congregation 18 Dec 2017, 2:00 am
    GILBERTVILLE — A Gilbertville native will become the head of an international group of Roman Catholic nuns in January.
  5. Former Waterloo Guard unit head takes division command 17 Dec 2017, 9:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Brig. Gen. Benjamin J. Corell, deputy adjutant general of the Iowa National Guard and former commander of the Waterloo-headquartered 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry regiment, has assumed command of the 34th “Red Bull” Infantry Division. […]
  6. With tax changes possible, warnings of Kansas abound 17 Dec 2017, 3:30 am
    DES MOINES — Iowa lawmakers soon will debate whether to lower some state taxes.
  7. Mark's Park slated for repairs 17 Dec 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — A popular downtown playground is in need of repair.
  8. $73 million sewer plan up for approval 17 Dec 2017, 3:00 am
    WATERLOO — City Council members will be asked Monday to approve a master plan detailing $73 million in future sanitary sewer improvements.
  9. Public safety building construction on Cedar Falls council agenda 17 Dec 2017, 2:30 am
    CEDAR FALLS — The City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on awarding a construction contact for a new public safety building in the southern part of the city to headquarter fire and police operations.
  10. Fireworks rules vary within Black Hawk County 17 Dec 2017, 1:45 am
    WATERLOO — Customers entering one of Iowa’s largest fireworks stores, Crossroads Fireworks in Waterloo, are greeted by a sign warning them it’s illegal to shoot off fireworks in the city where the business is located.
  11. It's Your Government 17 Dec 2017, 1:15 am
    Monday, Dec. 18
  12. Metro Briefs: Clay Street work begins 17 Dec 2017, 1:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS -- Beginning Monday, construction crews will be working on a sanitary line in the 600 block of Clay Street and will be closing Clay Street between Sixth and Seventh streets. The intersections at Clay and 6th streets and…
  13. Wilbur progresses from pop cans to entrepreneurial winner 17 Dec 2017, 12:45 am
    ST. ANSGAR — Daniel Wilbur’s first business was recycling pop cans.
  14. Mother-daughter team open Osage shop 17 Dec 2017, 12:30 am
    OSAGE — Osage has a new consignment shop, Maxine’s on Main, located in the space once occupied by R&B and Flat Eye, Red Pie, on Main Street, in Osage. The business is owned and operated by the mother-daughter team of…
  15. Volunteers needed for area projects 17 Dec 2017, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley needs help with the following:
  16. Cattle Congress wins pretty 'fair' award 17 Dec 2017, 12:15 am
    WATERLOO — Waterloo’s National Cattle Congress has been awarded the 2017 “Blue Ribbon Fair” Award by the board of directors of the Association of Iowa Fairs.
  17. Quote of the week 17 Dec 2017, 12:00 am
    "More money equals more kids being served, more often and in more impactful ways."
  18. Business Briefs 17 Dec 2017, 12:00 am
    Area man wins
  19. Downtown Cedar Falls district added to historical register 16 Dec 2017, 5:00 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — After years of work by a number of entities, a portion of downtown Cedar Falls has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
  20. Breakfast with Santa sells out 16 Dec 2017, 3:30 pm
    WATERLOO — One surefire way to tell Santa Claus was inside the Waterloo Center for the Arts on Saturday morning was one of his reindeer munching on hay on the front lawn.
  21. Community Briefs 16 Dec 2017, 2:45 pm
    Blood drive set in Tripoli
  22. Burn barrel likely cause of Waterloo garage fire 16 Dec 2017, 12:45 pm
    WATERLOO -- A burn barrel was the likely culprit behind a Burton Avenue garage fire that caused several thousand dollars' worth of damage Friday.
  23. St. Vincent de Paul holds annual Christmas distribution 16 Dec 2017, 12:00 pm
    WATERLOO — Despite a line that began forming at around 8 p.m. the night before and the hustle-bustle of shoppers inside the National Cattle Congress Pavilion, volunteer Curtis Plain noticed a difference at this year’s St. Vincent de Paul Christma. […]
  24. Lawmaker sees election-year cigarette tax hike as unlikely 15 Dec 2017, 5:30 pm
    JOHNSTON — A cigarette tax hike may get “some discussion” but is unlikely to be approved in an election-year session of the Iowa Legislature, according to one lawmaker who supports a $1.50-a-pack increase.
  25. Legislative Democrats seek to end privately managed Medicaid 15 Dec 2017, 5:00 pm
    DES MOINES — Minority legislative Democrats on Friday called upon Gov. Kim Reynolds and Republicans who control the Iowa Legislature to work together during the upcoming 2018 session to end the state’s experiment with privately managed Medicaid.
  26. Megan Hannam: Connecting career and community 15 Dec 2017, 3:00 am
    Fifth in a series of stories on this year’s 20 Under 40 winners.
  27. Waverly's Greetings on Main ushers in the season 15 Dec 2017, 3:00 am
    WAVERLY — Several children and a few adults climbed the ladder to the top of a Waverly Fire Department truck, settling in to ride down the length of Bremer Avenue like they were passengers on a double-decker bus.
  28. Cowboy Church being held Sunday 15 Dec 2017, 2:15 am
    OSAGE — Midwest Cowboy Ministries will hold a service at 6 p.m. Sunday at Apple Valley Assisted Living, 300 Lyndale Ave. on the southwest side of Osage.
  29. This Week in the Cedar Valley 15 Dec 2017, 1:00 am
    Waverly Senior Center Christmas Party
  30. Food bank writes holiday story 15 Dec 2017, 12:45 am
    WATERLOO — The staff of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank has released a new original holiday tale, “When a Cookie Crumbles.”
  31. Area church news 15 Dec 2017, 12:00 am
    WAVERLY — The Rev. Corey Smith is the new pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
  32. Heroes Among Us nominations sought 15 Dec 2017, 12:00 am
    WATERLOO — Everyday citizens become heroes when they go above and beyond to aid a friend, family member, stranger or an entire community.
  33. Service Notice: Naomi Hostetler 15 Dec 2017, 12:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS -- Naomi Mary Hostetler, 97, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, Dec. 11, at the Western Home Stanard Family Assisted Living Center; services 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Cedar Heights Baptist Church, Cedar Falls, with burial in Waterloo…
  34. Ernst joins Gillibrand on sexual harassment bill 14 Dec 2017, 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, is being joined by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and a number of other Republicans on a bill aimed at curbing sexual harassment in Congress.
  35. Heckroth asks Finkenauer to skip PAC donations 14 Dec 2017, 9:00 pm
    DUBUQUE -- One of the four Democrats running for the 1st District U.S. House nomination is challenging another candidate to not take contributions from political action committees and lobbyists while the Iowa Legislature is in session.
  36. Dem leader optimistic about party’s chances in ’18 14 Dec 2017, 8:30 pm
    A long-shot win by an Alabama Democrat is a good omen for Democrats hoping to flip control of the Iowa House in 2018, according to a legislative leader.
  37. Grassley, Ernst say RFS must remain strong 14 Dec 2017, 7:00 pm
    DES MOINES -- Iowa congressional supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard say they're willing to listen to critics of the law, but they'll resist anything that undermines the measure that requires billions of gallons of biofuels to be blended into. […]
  38. Community Briefs: Eagles to serve lunch Sunday 14 Dec 2017, 2:15 pm
    CEDAR FALLS — The Cedar Falls Eagles Auxiliary 4074, 2125 W. Lone Tree Road, will have a lunch from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
  39. Top agricultural photo contest winners named 14 Dec 2017, 10:00 am
    WATERLOO — Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area has announced the winners of the 10th annual “Capture the Heart of America” photo contest.
  40. Kwik Star, Fareway hit Cedar Falls snag 14 Dec 2017, 7:00 am
    CEDAR FALLS — A four-hour discussion before the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission raised several questions about two proposed developments near an increasingly busy intersection in southern Cedar Falls.
  41. Longtime La Porte police chief retiring 14 Dec 2017, 2:00 am
    LA PORTE CITY — Growing up in Mount Vernon, Larry Feaker always looked up to the town’s police chief, who lived a block from his home.
  42. Waterloo group adopts families for Christmas 14 Dec 2017, 1:45 am
    WATERLOO — A Waterloo group is reaching out to help make some local families’ holidays a little brighter.
  43. Boys and Girls Club expansion raises the bar 14 Dec 2017, 1:00 am
    WATERLOO — Foundations and philanthropists have opened their wallets for a major Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley expansion.
  44. Karin Rowe: Changing lives with hope 14 Dec 2017, 12:15 am
    Fourth in a series of stories on this year’s 20 Under 40 winners.
  45. Charles City looking at possible industrial park sites 14 Dec 2017, 12:15 am
    CHARLES CITY — Charles City officials are currently looking to identify and purchase about 50 contiguous areas of land in the southwestern part of town.
  46. Grassley: Loss of Alabama seat no cause for alarm 13 Dec 2017, 9:15 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS -- Not being a political pundit, Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he'll refrain from speculating on what impact a Democratic victory in an Alabama Senate race will have on future elections.
  47. Black Hawk County sheriff, 7 others, endorse Hubbell 13 Dec 2017, 9:00 pm
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Sheriffs in eight counties representing over a third of Iowa’s population have endorsed Fred Hubbell for governor.
  48. Corbett supports legalizing sports betting in Iowa 13 Dec 2017, 4:00 pm
    DES MOINES - Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Corbett said Wednesday he would favor legalizing sports betting in Iowa if the U.S. Supreme Court opens that option to states and he would dedicate the proceeds to helping provide services needed to. […]
  49. SBA leader says tax cuts will grow economy 13 Dec 2017, 2:45 pm
    DES MOINES - U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon said Wednesday she believes federal tax cuts will grow the U.S. economy because small businesspeople she talks to say they will reinvest the money to expand their operations,. […]
  50. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat 13 Dec 2017, 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, a Democrat, on Wednesday to fill fellow Democrat Al Franken's Senate seat until a special election in November, setting up his longtime and trusted adviser for…
  51. Supervisors tell legislators their priorities 13 Dec 2017, 3:15 am
    WATERLOO — Black Hawk County officials are urging area legislators to continue property tax replacement dollars and help keep the Country View care center open.
  52. Iowans to join Trump in support of tax bill 13 Dec 2017, 1:00 am
    DES MOINES -- An Iowa family will join President Donald Trump as he makes his closing arguments for passage of the GOP tax reform plan.
  53. Reynolds keeps Steve King as campaign co-chair 13 Dec 2017, 1:00 am
    DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she “completely” disagrees with U.S. Rep. Steve King on comments he made recently about diversity, but she plans to keep him as a co-chairman of her 2018 gubernatorial campaign.
  54. Carlin scores narrow win in Iowa Senate District 3 special election 12 Dec 2017, 11:30 pm
    SIOUX CITY -- Republican State Rep. Jim Carlin narrowly defeated Democrat Todd Wendt in a special election Tuesday for a vacant state Senate seat where GOP voters dominate.
  55. Epic Finds: Downtown Waterloo holiday store sells 'mod' furnishings 11 Dec 2017, 2:00 am
    WATERLOO — Greg Brown plops down in the “Mad Men”-era chair, its clean lines and orange upholstery enveloping his tall, lean frame.
  56. Grundy Center firm back ‘on track’ after disastrous 2007 fire 10 Dec 2017, 8:30 am
    GRUNDY CENTER — Ten years after a devastating fire, Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing has the rails greased — literally.
  57. Fairbank woman, horse win Iowa top honors 10 Dec 2017, 1:30 am
    Fairbank woman, horse win honors
  58. Business Briefs 10 Dec 2017, 12:00 am
    Group gives cash
  59. Fire Farm lighting up eastern Iowa, world 10 Dec 2017, 12:00 am
    ELKADER — On a rainy early fall afternoon, the wooded hills surrounding the eastern Iowa community of Elkader were showing their autumn colors.
  60. Waterloo fireworks store opens Sunday 9 Dec 2017, 6:15 am
    WATERLOO – Crossroads Fireworks, 2019 Crossroads Blvd. located next to IHOP in front of Crossroads Center in Waterloo, will be open daily from Sunday through Jan. 3, in accordance with state law adopted by the Iowa Legislature earlier this year.