Cedar Valley News

Vowels Wins Award

Waverly Shell Rock Band Director Jim Vowels recently was presented with the Phillip Sehmann Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association. He talks about what has kept him at WSR all these years. You can hear the entire interview with Vowels on our Soundcloud page.

RAGBRAI Stopping in Waterloo

RAGBRAI has announced its overnight stops for its 48th edition this summer and Waterloo is among them. The entire list of overnight stops includes Le Mars, Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Waterloo, Anamosa, Maquoketa, and Clinton. The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will begin on July 19th and wrap up on the […]

Waterloo Warming Center Closed

The warming center at Jubilee United Methodist Church in Waterloo will be forced to close its doors however not as soon as first thought. It will be allowed to stay open as long as a new location is being looked for. The Jubilee location only recently opened its doors to those with nowhere else to […]

Action on Airport Delayed

The Waterloo City Council has postponed action on a proposal to permanently shut down the shortest of the local airport’s three landing strips. The airport director has recommended closing the runway because of safety and liability concerns. Federal officials have said they won’t provide any money because the airport’s other two runways can handle nearly […]

Trial for Man Accused of Abusing Special Needs Woman

The trial for a Charles City man accused of sexually abusing a woman with special needs has been scheduled. 60 year old Jeffrey Herman was an employee at Comprehensive Systems in Charles City when the alleged abuse happened. Comprehensive Systems is an organization that cares for people with special needs. According to authorities the mental […]

2020 Census

The 2020 census has begun in Alaska and soon you will receive information on how you can make sure your household is counted. Partnership Specialist with the United States Census Bureau John Cook explains the three ways to respond. For more information or to apply to help with the census you can visit 2020census.gov.

Barn Dance for Retrieving Freedom

A barn dance will be held this Saturday night from 7:00-11:45 at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo with all proceeds going to Retrieving Freedom. Volunteer Brenda Whiteside explains what this barn dance will entail. For more information you can visit retrievingfreedom.org.

Kid Captains of Coaches vs. Cancer Games

Next Tuesday the Go Hawk boys and girls basketball teams will be taking on New Hampton in a Coaches vs Cancer doubleheader. Breast Care Navigator Emily Schut tells us about a couple of kid captains for the games. Activities will begin at the high school prior to the games around 5:00 p.m.

4th St. and 10th St. Reconstruction Timelines

There are two road construction projects looming in Waverly for this summer. You can find out more about those projects by contacting the Public Works Administration.

Cedar Falls Crime Down 2%

Cedar Falls has released some of their crime stats for 2019. Crime on the whole is down in Cedar Falls by nearly 2%. They had just over 2,100 reportable crimes last year. Calls for service actually increased by more than 2.5% over 2018. Arrests, however, were down more than 3% with 944 arrests. In the […]