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Columbus High set for face lift

WATERLOO, Ia (KWWL) -- Columbus Catholic High called on their community to help with renovations and many responded in a big way. After 60 years of use, ...

Columbus High School Graduates | Special-section |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Hannah Becker, Julia Benda, Tanner Bennett, Kelly Bermea, Jordan Boleyn, Emma Bormann, Noe Calderon-Ortiz, Samuel Chilcote, Alex DuFour, Kyle Duggan, ...

CVCS says Ocwen plans to donate its Waterloo facilities to Catholic school system  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Cedar Valley Catholic Schools could become the new owner of a soon-to-be vacated office building near its middle and high school campus.

Columbus robotics team at World event | Education News  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — Bigger isn't always better. That's what Columbus Catholic High School's FIRST Robotics Competition team discovered this year. Students on ...

Schnieders' class offers Columbus students new perspective on history  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Students in Columbus High School's Advanced Placement European history class testify year after year to the power of actually seeing the ...

John P. Miller | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

John P. Miller, 69, of Fort Dodge passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.

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.

John Robert "Bob" Thomas (1947-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — John Robert “Bob” Thomas, 72, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, May 4, at home. He was born April 21, 1947, in Omaha, Neb., son of Quinton ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Andrew Schaefer (1986-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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

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 ...

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.

History comes alive for Columbus students (PHOTOS) | Education News  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 ...

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.

Longtime Catholic school closes door; but new doors opening for the building  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — Sacred Heart School held classes for the last time Friday, but plans are already developing for reuse of the building.

David L. Carroll | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

EVANSDALE — David Lee Carroll, 72, of Evansdale, died Thursday, June 6, at the Martin Center of Western Home in Cedar Falls. He was born April 3, 1947, ...

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.

Gregory J. Delamore | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Gregory John Delamore, 64, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Waterloo, died Tuesday, June 11, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C..

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.

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 ...

Bill Bolster, former KWWL General Manager, dies at age 75

Bill Bolster, Waterloo native and former KWWL Vice-President and General Manager, has died at the age of 75 following a battle with cancer. Bolster was a ...

Timothy J. Kramer (1949-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Timothy John Kramer, 69, of Waterloo, died at home Tuesday, May 14. He was born Dec. 7, 1949, in Waterloo, son of John George and Mary ...

Maria “Mary Lou” Dralle (1942-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Maria “Mary Lou” Dralle, 77, of Waterloo, died at home Monday, May 6. She was born April 24, 1942, in Elsa, Texas, to Herman and Jovita ...

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 | Local News |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Twelfth in a series on this year's 20 Under 40 winners. WATERLOO — Joe Lichty can be described as exceptional, engaged and dedicated because of his ...

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.

People in Business | Speaking Of Business |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

HOLLY BOEHMER has joined Courier Communications as a cash receipts clerk. A graduate of Columbus High School, she previously was employed at the ...

Golden oldies: KCFI host and wife have their first book published  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Kelly Neff, Cruisin' KCFI Radio's Saturday oldies show host, and his wife, Mary, took some creative license in their new book, “A Perfect Match.

Steven G. "Steve" Ameling (1960-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

TRAER -- Steven Gene "Steve" Ameling, 58, of Traer, formerly of Waterloo, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 17. He was born July 6, 1960, in Waterloo, son ...

Sandra R. "Sandi" Gruver (1950-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — Sandra R. “Sandi” Gruver, 68, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, April 17, at Cedar Falls Health Care Center after a fight with cancer. She was ...

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

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

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 ...

Prep of the week: Columbus' Fain is set for her final act  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Olivia Fain has thrived as a supporting actress or the star of the show.

Richard W. “Dick” Nirk (1944-2019) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

STOUT — Richard William “Dick” Nirk, 75, of Stout, died Tuesday, April 30, at Unity Point Health-Allen Hospital, Waterloo, of natural causes. He was born April 7, ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Paul Anthony Haberer | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Paul “Tony” Haberer, DO, passed away from lung cancer on May 6th, 2019 at the age of 76. He died at his home in Euless, Texas, with his devoted dog,

Bernice Vogt Eisele | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Eisele, Bernice Vogt, age 93, peacefully passed away October 27th, 2018.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michael R. Manahl (1949-2018) | Obituaries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Michael R. Manahl, 69, of Waterloo, died last week at his home after a brief illness.

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.

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.

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

WATERLOO — Every coach wants a winning team.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

WATERLOO — KWWL-TV's one-time “boy weatherman” has retired.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Former Waterloo educator named Principal of the Year by School Administrators of Iowa  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

OTTUMWA | A former Waterloo educator has been named the 2015 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year by School Administrators of Iowa.

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.

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.

Eight over 80: Business acumen helps save club | Business - Local News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO, Iowa --- The Boys & Girls Club of Black Hawk County was teetering a few years ago. Somebody had to step up and turn around an organization ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Photos: Prep football Oct. 22 and 23 | Photo Galleries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

The Patriots are headed to yet another Super Bowl, which made us wonder how the coach known for his straight-to-the-point comments would compare with the ...

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.

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.

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.

Changing of the guard at UAW Local 838 | Business - Local News  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO | He's one of the youngest presidents in the history of United Auto Workers Local 838. He's worked at John Deere three years.

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.

Teen Trust to grant $10,000 to community organizations | Local News |  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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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."

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 ...

2015 Gold Star teachers named | Education News |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO | The 2015 Gold Star Awards for Outstanding Teaching has been awarded to the following 10 Black Hawk County teachers:

Photos: High school football, week 2 | Photo Galleries |  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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