Cedar Valley News

Wartburg President Shares Changes Encouraged by Task Force

Below is a message sent out to the Wartburg College community concerning its findings from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force’s work. Dear Wartburg Community, I write today to tell you that the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force I convened late last year has completed its work and passed some final recommendations on […]

Vaccine Eligibility Expands Monday

Beginning Monday Iowans who are under the age of 65 but have certain health risk will become eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. People with these medical conditions will be eligible: asthma, cancer, cerebrovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, COPD, cystic fibrosis, Down Syndrome, certain heart conditions, high blood […]

Change of Venue Rejected

The request from alleged murderer LaSondra Johnson and her attorneys to move the trial out of Black Hawk County has been denied, according to KWWL. Defense attorneys had argued that the 36 year old Johnson would not be able to receive a fair trial due to the amount of media coverage, however the judge ruled […]

Parolee Arrested for Drugs

Police in Waterloo have arrested a man, who was on parole after serving time for drug and weapons charges, on more drugs and weapons charges, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. 51 year old Somvang Meksavanh was arrested after a package from Arizona containing several pounds of methamphetamine sent to his home on North […]

Pause on Our Reporting Numbers

Due to the inaccuracies between the coronavirus numbers from the two separate pages on the State’s website and from the county health departments we will no longer be reporting the numbers until we receive an explanation on the discrepancies.

Waterloo Man Charged with Murder

A Waterloo man, already in custody, has been charged with 1st degree murder in an unrelated case, according to KWWL. 28 year old Stephen Phillips has been accused of shooting Terrell Flowers to death back on May 15th of last year. The shooting took place in the 300 block of Crescent Place. Phillips has been […]

D-NH Construction Starting Soon

Construction on schools within the Dike New Hartford School district will begin later this month, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. Work on both the Dike campus and the New Hartford campus is intended to improve facilities and add space. It came as a result of a bond issue referendum last spring. The construction […]

March Vaccine Allocations Still Unknown

Bremer County was allocated 400 doses of the Moderna vaccine a week during the month of February. Bremer County Health Department Administrator Lindley Sharp says the State has yet to tell the county what allocations look like for the month of March.

Wednesday Morning Update

4,083,085 coronavirus tests have been administered in the state of Iowa. 364,786 have come back positive. 5,498 Iowans have now been killed by virus. Here are the approximate active case totals for local counties: Bremer County has 249. Butler County has 125. Floyd County has 184. Chickasaw County has 89. Fayette County has 141. Buchanan […]

W-SR Voters Say ‘Yes’

The special election held within the Waverly Shell Rock School District to determine if two new elementary schools will be built and upgrades made to the Shell Rock school and the high school has passed. Voters in Bremer and Black Hawk Counties voted yes by a margin of 71% to 29%. In Butler County it […]