Author Archives: Mark Morris

Waterloo Council Expands Hart’s Civil Emergency Powers

Waterloo Council Expands Hart’s Civil Emergency Powers

Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart has declared a state of Civil Emergency in response to the confirmed case of Covid -19 case in Black Hawk County.  The city council gave him the authority to do so last(Thur) night. Iowa law and city code grants Mayor Hart the power to declare a civil emergency when he determines…Read more »

Dental Student First COVID-19 Case on UI Campus

Dental Student First COVID-19 Case on UI Campus

Officials say a dental student is the first COVID-19 case reported on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. University officials say a patient seen by the student when the student was symptomatic has been notified, as have other students with whom he came in contact. The officials say the dentistry student doesn’t live…Read more »

Four-of-Seven Waterloo Council Members Call it In; Approve Higher Budget

Four-of-Seven Waterloo Council Members Call it In; Approve Higher Budget

The Waterloo City Council voted 5-2 last(Thur) night to approve a budget that maintains city service levels but boosts overall property tax collections by 4.1%. Four of the seven council members participated via teleconference, due to the Coronavirus outbreak.     Several council members were uneasy about spending $750,000  of the City’s $10-million in reserves,  given the…Read more »

Cedar River Rising to 90.6 Ft. in Cedar Falls

Cedar River Rising to 90.6 Ft. in Cedar Falls

The staff at the City of Cedar Falls is aware of the projected river level of the Cedar River and has started the process of following our flood emergency preparedness procedures. The Cedar River is projected to hit 90.6 feet on Monday, March 23rd . The expectant water level will cover the bike path at…Read more »

No More In-Person Payments at Waterloo Water Works

No More In-Person Payments at Waterloo Water Works

Effective immediately, the Waterloo Water Works customer service center offices at 325 Sycamore St. are closed to the public.  The drive-thru remains open to customers to make payments and to open and close accounts, but customers are encouraged to make payments by mail or on-line. Payments may be mailed to P.O. Box 27, Waterloo, IA…Read more »

Now 44 Confirmed Iowa Cases of COVID-19

Now 44 Confirmed Iowa Cases of COVID-19

Gov. Kim Reynolds yesterday(Thur) afternoon announced six new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing Iowa’s total to 44, but she didn’t announce any new measures related to slowing the spread beyond the current directives and encouraging people to stay home with any cold or flu symptoms.     During a press conference at the State Emergency Operations Center…Read more »

UNI, UI and ISU On-Line Classes to Continue through Summer

UNI, UI and ISU On-Line Classes to Continue through Summer

Virtual instruction starting next Monday at the University of Northern Iowa will continue through the spring and summer, according to UNI President Mark Nook.     An email from Nook’s office sent to the UNI community also noted spring commencement ceremonies will be canceled. The changes are related to the COVID-19 pandemic.     In addition, the university is…Read more »

May 27 Cedar Valley Honor Flight Postponed

May 27 Cedar Valley Honor Flight Postponed

The Sullivan Hartogh Davis Cedar Valley Honor Flight out of Waterloo, scheduled for May 27, has been rescheduled for Sept. 29 due to the coronavirus threat. The Honor Flight Network Board of Directors met this week on the matter, and determined that the current mandatory suspension of all Honor Flight trips will be through May…Read more »