Waterloo Council Decides to Go with Special Election in Ward-5

After discussing the matter again, this time with Black Hawk County Auditor Grant Veeder, the Waterloo City Council voted unanimously last(Tues) night to call for a special election to fill Chris Shimp’s old seat in the 5th Ward.   Shimp suddenly resigned in early August. The election will be held at the earliest possible date allowed…read more »

Black Hawk County Inks Deal with New Software Firm

Black Hawk County has signed up with a new software company for the Auditor, Recorder and Treasurer’s Offices, after the current provider came up short in getting its system up-and-running. In March of 2014 the county signed an $866,000 deal with Thomson-Reuters to provide the tax and real estate software, which was supposed to be…read more »

Work Continues on Cedar Falls Levee as River Rises

Some say timing is everything, and in Cedar Falls that’s certainly true in at least one instance. City Administrator Ron Gaines has been keeping an eye on the rising Cedar River and he told KXEL News this(Wed) morning that his biggest area of concern…when it comes to potential flooding…is the park at Main and West…read more »

Possible Tornado Touchdown Southwest of Algona

Some farm buildings, trees and utility poles in rural north-central Iowa have been damaged by what officials believe was a tornado that briefly touched down yesterday(Tues) afternoon. Kossuth County Emergency Manager David Penton says trained spotters saw what looked like a tornado touch down just southwest of Algona around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.  Penton says buildings…read more »

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