Cedar Valley News

W-SR Prom Postponed

Waverly-Shell Rock prom has been postponed. The dance was originally scheduled to Saturday, April 18th but has been indefinitely postponed in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 as that date is too close to the current social distancing and school closure recommendation from the Governor. Principal David Fox says they will continue to […]

Governor Disagrees with Dire Models

Gov. Kim Reynolds and an aide are pushing back against a research model that forecasts that Iowa will see a late peak in coronavirus cases, nearly 1,400 deaths by August and a huge shortage of intensive care unit beds. Reynolds and Department of Public Health Deputy Director Sarah Reisetter said Wednesday that the model from […]

Social Distancing Reminder

The entire nation is continuing to follow social distancing guidelines. While many are doing a great job of it Waverly Health Center C.O.O. Heidi Solheim says we can still do better. The president is recommending these guidelines go through the month of April.

COVID-19 and Playgrounds

Many communities across Iowa are prohibiting the use of public playgrounds. Bremer County Health Department Administrator Lindley Sharp says was asked if Bremer County is urging residents not to use equipment. The city of Waverly Leisure Services just released its COVID-19 playground policy this morning. They are not banning the use of equipment but say […]

KWAY Employee Recovers from Probable COVID-19

KWAY employee Michael Gruetzmacher has recovered from a case of probable COVID-19. He was not tested because he is only 26 years old and thus didn’t meet the criteria. The husband and father was told to monitor his temperature and had a 103.7 degree temp without noticing. He was in quarantine until meeting the CDC […]

WHC’s Respiratory/COVID Clinic

The Waverly Health Center wants you to know where to go if you believe you have a non-emergency case of COVID-19 or any other possible respiratory illness. Solheim says people are urged to call ahead before going so the clinic can be prepared with proper personal protective equipment. The number is 483-1400.

Pastor Swinton Still Fighting

Clarksville pastor and former mayor Val Swinton is still fighting for his life on a ventilator due to COVID-19. His son Sam posted shared this update just after noon on Tuesday, March 31st Val was struggling to maintain oxygen and pump blood until the hospital put him back on the paralytic to stabilize him. After […]

Clarification on Business Closures

The Waverly Chamber of Commerce has issued a clarification for businesses affected by the most recent closures put in place by Governor Kim Reynolds. Those retail entities are still allowed to do business through curbside pickup, delivery, or online orders. The physical business must remain closed to public entry however. Some tips suggested for those […]

88 More Iowans Test Positive

Governor Kim Reynolds on Monday announced 88 more Iowa residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the largest single day increase thus far. That new total includes 21 people at a care facility in Cedar Rapids in Linn County which now leads the state in positive test results with 71. One person in Linn County died […]

Another Pastor Swinton Update- 3-30-20

Clarksville pastor and former mayor Val Swinton is still fighting for his life on a ventilator due to COVID-19. His son Sam posted shared this update just before noon on Monday, March 30th: Val had a coughing fit early this morning and his blood pressure dropped significantly. An x-ray revealed the inflammation in his lungs […]