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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 ...



Enrollment growing among Cedar Valley parochial schools  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.



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 ...



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.



Waterloo native wins business honors  WCF Courier

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



Catholic elementary merger will shutter Sacred Heart  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.



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.



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 ...



Catholic Schools board reacts to school merger options  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — Space concerns could be a roadblock to locating all Cedar Valley Catholic Schools' students on a single campus.



CVCS schedules input meetings at elementary schools  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  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.



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 ...



James Brustkern (1960-2018)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO -- James Joseph Brustkern, 57, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.



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.



Dike-New Hartford boy remembered in neon green  kwwl.com

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 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.



Needs still strong at St. Vincent de Paul Christmas distribution (PHOTOS)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — The line for St. Vincent de Paul's annual Christmas distribution began forming outside the National Cattle Congress Pavilion in the cold early ...



Waterloo-raised nun elected to leadership post  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — A Waterloo-born Roman Catholic nun who has headed a Latino outreach and support organization in Hampton for more than five years has ...



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.



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 ...



David F. Schneider (1958-2018)  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 ...



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

WATERLOO — Lawrence “Larry” Martin, 94, of Waterloo, died Sunday, July 8, at Covenant Medical Center.



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 ...



Waterloo's Columbus High welcomes Sullivan Brothers statue  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 parochial schools see enrollment drop  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Enrollment is down overall at the Cedar Valley's parochial schools, but students are still enrolling at some of them.



Bernice Vogt Eisele  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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



Ronald Fischels (1934-2018)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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



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.



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.



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

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



Paula M. Hayes (1957-2018)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

DENVER — Paula M. Hayes, 61, of Denver, died at home Monday, Aug. 20.



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

WATERLOO — Deborah Ann “Debbie” Schaefer, 54, of Marshalltown, formerly of Waterloo, died at home Thursday, Aug. 2.



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

WATERLOO — Every coach wants a winning team.



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.



Elaine McMahon  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Elaine McMahon was born to Jerome and Helen (Buehner) on Jan. 14, 1947.



Bidding for education: Ultimate Auction provides tuition assistance for CVCS students  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Sophomore Dominic Lazume has made friends, enjoys classes and found teachers to be nice since arriving at Columbus High School last fall.



Columbus teacher honored at veterans event  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.



Cassandra Hart to speak at MLK dinner  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 ...



Misconceptions and truths about Catholic schools  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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



Deceased Columbus priest on abuser list | News | wcfcourier.com  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 ...



Columbus High School Honor Roll | Photo Memories | wcfcourier.com  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Students named to the first-semester honor roll at Columbus High School include:



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

WATERLOO — The 20th annual Mayors' Top Teen Awards and Mother Moon *Service* Scholarships were presented by the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley on ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



Cedar Falls native named NASA astronaut  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.



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 ...



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

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



Francis “Frank” Fettkether (1947-2018)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Francis “Frank” Fettkether, 71, of West Des Moines, formerly of Waterloo, died at home Monday, Aug. 20, of cancer.



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.



Obituraries in the Courier this week | Local News | wcfcourier.com  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

A compilation of obituaries in the Courier this week.



Matthew Caughron (1975-2016)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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



Molly Roth  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 ...



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 ...



Administrative restructuring forces Meeks to leave Columbus  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 ...



Waterloo classmates donate to Retrieving Freedom in memory of Vietnam Veteran  kwwl.com

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



Chris Shimp announces bid for Waterloo Council seat  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — A neighborhood association leader and community volunteer is hoping to serve on the Waterloo City Council.



Columbus grad writes book on ongoing recovery  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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



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.



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.



Columbus teacher of the year named  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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



Mary Ellen Molinaro  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, ...



Pat Cole (1943-2015)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO -- Pat Cole, 71, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, May 19, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.



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.



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.



Cedar Valley Catholic Schools prepares for 25th annual Ultimate Auction  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO | Organizers were pleasantly surprised with the success of the first Ultimate Auction.



Columbus names homecoming court  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO | Columbus Catholic High School has been celebrating homecoming with events all week.



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.



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

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



James A. McKinley (1956-2017)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — James A. McKinley, 60, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, May 25, at Bickford Cottages in Cedar Falls.



Jennifer "J.J." Meier (1970-2015)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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



Thomas J. O'Connor (1946-2016)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Thomas Joseph O'Connor, 69, of Evansdale, formerly of Waterloo, died at home Tuesday, Jan. 26, of natural causes.



Longtime news staffer Pat Kinney leaving Courier  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.



Walt Rogers taking on neighbor for re-election  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS —- A “neighborly” race is shaping up in an Iowa House district in southern Cedar Falls.



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 ...



Robert L. Oppold  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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



James H. "Jim" Sink (1943-2015)  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.



Congratulations, Spelling Bee Winners!  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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



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.



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

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



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

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



Gilbertville nun to head international congregation  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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



2015 Gold Star teachers named  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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



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 ...



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.



Ubbelohde/25  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO -- Kevin and Cathie Ubbelohde celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a vacation to Hawaii.



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."



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 ...



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 ...



Ann E. Schwebach (1971-2013)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

HUDSON -- Ann Elizabeth Schwebach, 42, of Hudson, died Thursday, Dec. 26, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, Waterloo.



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.



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.



Margaret Klein announces Waterloo council bid  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — A retired Cedar Valley Catholic Schools employee has become the first candidate to fill the empty Ward 1 City Council seat.



Changing of the guard at UAW Local 838  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.



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.



Dr. Margaret L. Shanahan (1951-2016)  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.



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

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



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