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Guide to Cedar Valley / Education | Special-section |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Cedar Falls Public SchoolsAdministrative Center. Superintendent: Andy Pattee. 1002 W. First St. 553-3000. Board of Education: Regular ...

CV Catholic Schools looking to close, merge schools as enrollment declines  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — One or more of Cedar Valley Catholic Schools' elementary buildings may be closed as it updates facilities and adjusts for a trend of declining ...

Enrollment growing among Cedar Valley parochial schools | Education News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — More students are attending parochial schools in the Cedar Valley this fall, based on a survey of first-day enrollment.

New urban streetwear boutique The Spot opens in downtown Waterloo  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — When Jorge Garcia was 16, his parents — who run Waterloo restaurant and store La Michoacana — set he and his good friend Dayton Nelson ...

Catholic school board favors two plans, both closing Sacred Heart  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — The Cedar Valley Catholic Schools Board of Education favors two plans to restructure its elementary schools, both of which would move all ...

Catholic elementary merger will shutter Sacred Heart | Education News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Sacred Heart School will hold its final classes this spring as Cedar Valley Catholic Schools moves to single preschool and elementary locations.

ACT scores rise for many Cedar Valley schools (see how area schools did)  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — ACT scores rose for Waterloo Community Schools' class of 2018 as the average dropped at the state and national level.

Cedar Valley Catholic Schools restructures administration, makes new hires  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Cedar Valley Catholic Schools is restructuring its administration as two new people are hired and another resigns.

Congratulations, Waterloo Spelling Bee Winners! | Celebrations  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — The Waterloo Knights of Columbus hosted the annual spelling bee for students in grades four-seven at Columbus High School on Feb. 2.

CVCS schedules input meetings at elementary schools | Education News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Cedar Valley Catholic Schools is planning more meetings to continue gathering input about consolidation of its three elementary buildings.

Columbus High School opens strength, conditioning center | Education News  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — An underutilized gym on Columbus High School's lower level has been transformed into a heavily used weight-lifting and exercise room.

History comes alive for Columbus students (PHOTOS)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO -- Battlefields, cemeteries and war memorials across France and Belgium helped history come alive recently for a group of Columbus High School ...

Andrew Schaefer (1986-2019)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Andrew J. Schaefer, 32, of Haven, Kan., formerly of Waterloo, died Feb. 2 of natural causes.

From patient to participant: Columbus grad, UI student helping with diabetes research  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — A childhood diagnosis of diabetes helped cement Waterloo native Eric Ortiz's desire to work in health care. After years of seeking medical ...

Frank Magsamen completes five decades of public service  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Frank Magsamen is closing the book on the third chapter of a public *service* career spanning more than 50 years.

Waterloo native wins business honors | Business - Local News  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — Scott Scully is getting national recognition for blazing new trails in the marketing world.

Joe Lichty: Giving back to his community  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Twelfth in a series on this year's 20 Under 40 winners.

Allan “Al” Schnieders  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Allan “Al” Schnieders, 67, of Waterloo, died suddenly of a heart attack on Saturday, January 5th, 2019. A remembrance will be held in the ...

Waterloo's Columbus High welcomes Sullivan Brothers statue | Education News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — A 60-year-old statue honoring Waterloo's five Sullivan brothers killed while serving in the Navy during World War II has completed another ...

UPDATE: Ex-Columbus teacher wins lawsuit | Local News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO - Former Columbus Catholic High School teacher Tom Girsch has won his lawsuit but lost his faith in the Catholic Church, his attorney said ...

Robert G. Adams | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Robert G. Adams, 73, of Waterloo, died Friday, March 29 in Waterloo after a year-long battle with lymphoma.

Thomas M. "T-Bone" Keane (1957-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Thomas M. “T-Bone” Keane, 62, of Zanesville, Ohio, formerly of Waterloo, died Wednesday, March 20, in Ohio. He was born Feb. 25, 1957, in ...

Dike-New Hartford boy remembered in neon green

DIKE, Iowa (KWWL) – A tough week for the Dike-New Hartford community after losing an 11-year-old boy in a car accident in Texas last Saturday, but two area ...

Dennis J. Keane (1958-2019)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Dennis J. Keane, 60, of Woodbury, Minn., formerly of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Woodbury.

Prep volleyball: Columbus rallies past Wapsie Valley in NICL East showdown  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Wapsie Valley and Waterloo Columbus have waged plenty of hard-fought battles in the North Iowa Cedar League in recent years.

Community Foundation announces 2018-19 Teen Trust Board of Directors  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa has selected 24 students from Black Hawk County high schools to serve on the 2018-19 Teen ...

Blessed Maria principal tapped as new CVCS administrator  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Cedar Valley Catholic Schools looked inward to find retiring chief administrator Dale Monroe's successor.

Columbus teacher honored at veterans event | Education News  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — For 12 years, Gary Schnieders has led a Columbus Catholic High School class on a trip to battlefields in France and Belgium.

Misconceptions and truths about Catholic schools | Cedar Valley Catholic Schools  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Question: Do you have to be Catholic to attend Catholic school?

Danielle, Taylor Morris to receive Robert D. Ray Character Award  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has named Cedar Falls residents Danielle and Taylor Morris as the 2019 Robert D.

Columbus High School boosters raise money for athletic field improvements  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — Columbus High School boosters are making a final push to raise money for improvements to outdoor athletic facilities.

CVCS chief announces retirement, reflects on years in education  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO – After a 45-year career, Dale Monroe is retiring next spring from his position leading Cedar Valley Catholic Schools.

Ronald Fischels (1934-2018) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO —- Ronald J. Fischels, 84, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

James Brustkern (1960-2018) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO -- James Joseph Brustkern, 57, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1960, in Waterloo, son ...

Three Cedar Valley teams win awards at robotics competition  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — Three Cedar Valley teams won awards during last weekend's FIRST Robotics Competition regional at the University of Northern Iowa's ...

La Porte City wellness coach to appear on 'Dr. Oz'  WCF Courier

LA PORTE CITY — If you're watching the “Dr. Oz” show between now and the end of December, chances are you'll see a familiar Cedar Valley face.

Walt Rogers (R)

Walt Rogers is serving his fourth term in the Iowa House. Walt was born on July 5, 1961, as the sixth of what would be eight children. Walt attended grade school ...

Matthew J. McCarron | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO – Matthew J. McCarron, 53, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Waterloo, died Thursday, March 7, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

David F. Schneider (1958-2018) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Dave Schneider, 59, of Newbury Park, Calif., formerly of Waterloo, died at home Aug. 16 following complications associated with his terminal ...

Deceased Columbus priest on abuser list | News |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO - A deceased priest who played a prominent role in Roman Catholic education in Waterloo-Cedar Falls in the 1970s had been added to the ...

Molly Roth | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Molly Roth. Molly Roth, 32, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton's on ...

Cassandra Hart to speak at MLK dinner | Local News |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Tickets are available for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet at 5 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Electric Park Ballroom, 310 W. Conger St., on the ...

Waterloo classmates donate to Retrieving Freedom in memory of Vietnam Veteran

They're donating in memory of Dave Hartogh, one of their classmates who was killed in the Vietnam War.

Administrative restructuring forces Meeks to leave Columbus | Columbus Sailors  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO | A new face will be running the athletics department for Waterloo Columbus High School and Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School next ...

Cedar Falls native named NASA astronaut | Local News  WCF Courier

CEDAR FALLS — A Cedar Falls native and 1995 graduate of Columbus High School in Waterloo is among the newest wave of United States astronauts.

Raymond P. Hagarty (1943-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

JESUP -- Raymond Patrick Hagarty, 75, of Jesup, died Sunday, April 7, at Havasu Regional Medical Center in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Jeannette M. Achenbach (1956-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — Jeannette Marie (Dana) Achenbach, 62, of Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Cedar Falls, died Sunday, Jan. 27, at Hospice of the Valley-Dobson ...

Nick J. Greco (1951-2017) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Nick J. Greco, 65, of Waterloo, died Sunday, March 19, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

Mayors' Top Teen Awards and Mother Moon Service Scholarships awarded  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — The annual Mayors' Top Teen Awards and Mother Moon *Service* Scholarships were presented by the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley on April ...

Prep boys' soccer: Nathe shines as Columbus tops Independence  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Joe Nathe was locked in Thursday night when Waterloo Columbus hosted Independence in North Iowa Cedar League soccer at T.J. McLaughlin ...

Lawrence "Larry" Martin (1923-2018) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Lawrence “Larry” Martin, 94, of Waterloo, died Sunday, July 8, at Covenant Medical Center. He was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Nashua, son of William ...

New assistant principal, activities director named at Catholic schools  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO | An assistant principal has joined Cedar Valley Catholic Schools' administrative team for grades six through 12.

Jerry O'Donnell (1945-2016) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Jerry L. “OD, Coach” O'Donnell, 70, of Waterloo, died Sunday, June 5, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

Waterloo Salvation basketball coach builds athletes of character  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Every coach wants a winning team.

Deborah Ann "Debbie" Schaefer (1963-2018) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Deborah Ann “Debbie” Schaefer, 54, of Marshalltown, formerly of Waterloo, died at home Thursday, Aug. 2. She was born Oct. 17, 1963, ...

Columbus teacher of the year named | Local News |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO, Iowa --- Columbus Catholic High School recently announced that Nathaniel Gee has been named its Teacher of the Year.

Abebe announces bid for Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — A local attorney with experience in the U.S. Department of Agriculture has formally announced her bid for election to the Black Hawk County ...

Leading men: Faces from Sloane Wallace Stadium's past  WCF Courier

The Sloane Wallace Stadium has seen its fair share of excitement since its inception in 1922. Here's a look back at the stadium and some of the athletes who ...

Waterloo's Jym Ganahl wraps up 50-year weather career  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — KWWL-TV's one-time “boy weatherman” has retired. Waterloo native Jym Ganahl, KWWL meteorologist from 1966-78, who's since worked at ...

Three local students awarded scholarships by MasterBrand Cabinets  Dubois County Free Press

Three local high school seniors were included in a list of ten scholarships awarded by MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. for the 2018-2019 academic year. Morgan ...

Bob Seymour leaves big impact on Cedar Falls growth  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — Bob Seymour was hired to do a job he never applied for 28 years ago — and Cedar Falls is all the better for it.

Matthew Caughron (1975-2016) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Matthew Ryan Caughron, 40, of Waterloo, died at home Sunday, July 3.

Years of Waterloo, Navy, national honors for Sullivan brothers  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — In the 75 years since Waterloo's five Sullivan brothers died during World War II, honors, recognition and memorials to their sacrifice have been ...

Congratulations, Spelling Bee Winners! | Celebrations |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

The Waterloo Knights of Columbus Council 700 had its annual spelling bee competition Jan. 28 at Columbus High School.

Mary Ellen Molinaro | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Mary Ellen Molinaro. Mary Ellen Molinaro, 83, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Palm Beach Gardens, ...

Waterloo West teacher arrested for actions with female student  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO, Iowa -- A Waterloo West High School teacher was jailed Friday after being arrested for two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee.

Pat Morrissey seeking re-election to Ward 3 City Council seat  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — Pat Morrissey is seeking another four years as Waterloo's Ward 3 City Council representative.

Wearable art: Jewelry maker hooked on water marbling technique  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO – Necessity is the mother of invention — and for Caroline Francis, the adage proved true.

Waterloo native, CNBC exec Bolster returns to his roots  WCF Courier

CEDAR FALLS — Bill Bolster is a groundbreaking broadcasting executive. That's what he is. Waterloo-Cedar Falls is who he is.

CUNA Mutual Group Foundation to Contribute to Area Schools for Leadership Program  Cedar Valley Daily Times

The CUNA Mutual Group Foundation is contributing $30000 to the Leader Valley Foundation and two area schools to support Leader in Me programming.

Mold issue will delay the start of school at St. Edward in Waterloo  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO, Iowa --- St. Edward School will be closed for at least the rest of the week after air in the building tested positive for elevated levels of Penicillium ...

Jennifer "JJ" Meier (1970-2015) | Obituaries  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO -- Jennifer “J.J.” Meier, 44, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

Robert L. Oppold | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Robert L. Oppold, 88, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center of respiratory failure.

Thomas J. Reardon (1940-2016) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Thomas John Reardon, 75, of Monona, died Wednesday, June 29, at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Waterloo native writing book on race relations in '60s-'70s  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO -- To borrow a line from a Bruce Springsteen song, author Nick De Bonis is taking a backward glance at the troubled times that came to his ...

Columbus grad writes book on ongoing recovery | Local News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Joe Oppold's had many haircuts in his life, but two are most memorable.

James H. "Jim" Sink (1943-2015) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS -- James Harold “Jim” Sink, 71, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, July 30, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home, Waterloo.

Judge: Award to Columbus coach Girsch too high  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO, Iowa --- A former Columbus High School teacher may be headed back to trial if he doesn't agree to cut the settlement over his 2006 firing.

Tunis E. Den Hartog (1924-2014)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Tunis E. Den Hartog, 90, of Waterloo, died Monday, Dec. 22, at Covenant Medical Center.

David L. Gonzalez (1961-2016) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — David L. “Dave” Gonzalez, 55, of Adel, Ankeny and Dubuque, formerly of Waterloo and southern California, died Friday, June 17. He was born in ...

Maureen J. Monahan (1964-2016) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Maureen J. Monahan, 52, died at home Sunday, June 12, of cardiac arrest.

Edward A. “Ed” Cavanaugh (1955-2015)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO -- Edward A. “Ed” Cavanaugh, 60, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

Longtime news staffer Pat Kinney leaving Courier | Local News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — They say a person's work space can tell you a lot about them. Pat Kinney's desk in The Courier newsroom is a perfect example.

Michelle A. "Shellie" Dolan (1961-2016) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Michelle A. “Shellie” Dolan, 55, of Waterloo, died at home Sunday, Jan. 10, from melanoma.

A 'coachable moment:' Ex-Panther QB inspires ex-Hawkeye dad in cancer battle  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO | Jerry O'Donnell had what is known in athletics as a "coachable moment."

Gilbertville nun to head international congregation | Local News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

GILBERTVILLE — A Gilbertville native will become the head of an international group of Roman Catholic nuns in January.

Former KWWL, CNBC executive gets high state honor  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO | Author Thomas Wolfe, who penned the novel, "You Can't Go Home Again," would get an argument on that point from Bill Bolster.

Top-ranked Vinton-Shellsburg boys run away from Columbus  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO, Iowa — There was no time for rest Tuesday night inside Oppold Gymnasium.

Archdiocese settles $5 million in clergy sex abuse claims  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO. Iowa --- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque has paid $5.2 million to 26 victims of clergy sex abuse --- the fourth such settlement in nine ...

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Name Released in Waterloo Ambulance Theft  KCRG

WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – Police said an incident involving a stolen ambulance from Covenant Medical Center ended peacefully Tuesday morning.

Patrick W. Langan (1968-2015) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO -- Patrick W. Langan, 46, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, April 29, in Albany, Ga., from complications of cancer.

Man who helped 'wire' Cedar Falls unplugging from CFU board  WCF Courier

CEDAR FALLS — One of the individuals instrumental in leading Cedar Falls Utilities into the Information Age is stepping down.

Teen Trust to grant $10,000 to community organizations  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — The Teen Trust grant application form for 2016-17 is now available with a deadline of midnight Dec. 15.

Boys' basketball: Columbus Sailors jump on Independence Mustangs, 53-32  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO, Iowa --- Troy Ersland wanted his Waterloo Columbus boys' basketball team to be relentless during Tuesday night's WaMaC Conference battle with ...

Margaret Klein seeking Ward 1 council post | Political News  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — Margaret Klein is taking another run at Waterloo's Ward 1 City Council seat.

St. Vincent de Paul event helps families prepare for Christmas  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO | Briana Tarver's Saturday started early. She, along with hundreds of other people, waited in line outside the National Cattle Congress Pavilion to ...

Koenigsfeld selected as new Black Hawk County assessor  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO | Black Hawk County's new assessor won't have any trouble finding his desk.

Father Patrick Geary | Paid |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Father Patrick Geary, 86, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, ...

Dr. Margaret L. Shanahan (1951-2016) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Dr. Margaret L. Shanahan, 65, formerly of Waterloo, died unexpectedly on June 18 at her home in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.

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