Author Archives: Mark Morris

Iowa-Based Manufacturer Shuts Down

Iowa-Based Manufacturer Shuts Down

RV and boat maker Winnebago Industries, which has a plant in Waverly, said yesterday(Mon) it is ceasing production to protect workers from coronavirus exposure and will adjust production, as demand for the company’s products is rapidly changing. The company, which employees about 5,000 people, makes motor homes, travel trailers and boats under the Winnebago, Grand…Read more »

Deere Pulls Financial Projections in Light of COVID-19 Outbreak

Deere Pulls Financial Projections in Light of COVID-19 Outbreak

MOLINE, Ill. — There was cautious optimism in the manufacturing sector about a month ago when Deere & Co. beat analyst predictions on its first-quarter financials.     Now, Deere has removed its 2020 financial guidance, or what it was forecasting for revenue and expenses this year, amid the growing COVID-19, or new coronavirus, outbreak.      Deere disclosed…Read more »

Waterloo Council to Hold Public Hearings, but Urges Public to E-Mail or Phone Comments

Waterloo Council to Hold Public Hearings, but Urges Public to E-Mail or Phone Comments

AutoZone and Dollar General are seeking zoning approval from the Waterloo City Council tonight(Mon ) to develop new stores.     The council is scheduled to hold public hearings, but is recommending that residents with comments on issues to forward them through the city clerk to limit the coronavirus spread.     Comments and questions about council any agenda…Read more »

Quasqueton Fisherman Drowns in Mississippi River

Quasqueton Fisherman Drowns in Mississippi River

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating the drowning of a Quasqueton man that occurred near the spillway of Lock and Dam No. 10 on the Mississippi River. Authorities say two men were fishing in a 14-foot flat boat in a restricted area near the low-head dam of the lock and dam, when their…Read more »

IA Public Health Emergency Proclamation Includes Farm Trucking Rules Suspension

IA Public Health Emergency Proclamation Includes Farm Trucking Rules Suspension

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued the following statement in response to the State Public Health Emergency Proclamation signed by Gov. Reynolds. “The emergency proclamation temporarily suspends the oversized, overweight and hours of service regulations that apply to commercial vehicles transporting “agricultural supplies and commodities including, but not limited to, livestock, raw milk and…Read more »

Special Cedar Falls Council Election Pushed Back Again

Special Cedar Falls Council Election Pushed Back Again

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has rescheduled the Cedar Falls council-at-large vacancy election to July 7th. The election to fill the seat vacated when Rob Green was elected mayor was originally scheduled for March 24, and then moved a week to March 31 to accommodate increased early voting through absentee ballots.  As health concerns…Read more »