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Door knocking campaign to re-enroll dropouts being recognized nationally

WATERLOO | A door-knocking campaign to re-enroll Waterloo Community Schools’ dropouts is being pointed to as a shining example by a national volunteer service organization. Atlanta-based Points of Light is recognizing those who volunteered for the one-day Reconnect to Graduate [...]

November 4, 2013 Education, News

Wahawks give No. 2 Pleasant Valley a battle, 26-14

PLEASANT VALLEY | Waterloo West forced unbeaten Pleasant Valley had to earn every bit of its 26-14 win Wednesday in the Iowa Class 4A football playoffs. Three, four, five yards at a time, the Spartans worked their way to the [...]

October 31, 2013 News, Sports

Rewarding positive behavior working for Waterloo Schools

WATERLOO (KWWL) – Rewarding positive behavior is starting to pay dividends in the Waterloo School District. The ‘Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports’ or PBIS program is helping the district cut office referrals by a third. For Levi Pitts, he has [...]

October 30, 2013 Education, News

Waterloo East Shows “Bully” Movie

The film “Bully” was shown Tuesday night at the Waterloo East High School auditorium. The movie was presented by the schools newly formed local chapter of Stand for the Silent, a movement that aims to prevent bullying. The kids say [...]

October 29, 2013 Community, News
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Janet Buls, left, of Independence, dances while Brazilian 2wins WalterCaldas, left, and Wagner Caldas, right, perform during the Cedar Falls Blue Zones community kickoff event at Cedar Falls High School in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (DAWN J. SAGERT / The Waterloo Courier)

Brazilian 2wins to play farewell concert

The Brazilian 2wins have shared their musical talents with the Cedar Valley for the past six years. They will perform their final Cedar Valley show of 2013 at 9 p.m. Friday at the Hub in Cedar Falls. The duo is [...]

June 19, 2013 Music, News

Turning Blue

Maxilla Blue is something to be experienced, not something to be explained. See the Des Moines hip-hop artists at Spicoli’s in Waterloo June 8 during A Night of Hip-Hop with Maxilla Blue. These homegrown homies are fresh off a tour [...]

June 4, 2013 Music, News best bonus casino sites

UPDATE: Family, friends of killed man protest grand jury decision

WATERLOO, Iowa — Impassioned speeches and cries for justice punctuated a gathering of family and friends of Derrick Ambrose Jr. and members¬† of the black community in Waterloo on Thursday night. The meeting, which drew about 50 people, came in [...]

April 19, 2013 Community, News

Allen Hospital to settle race bias lawsuit

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Allen Hospital will likely pay about $1 million to 35 employees, former employees or applicants who claimed they were discriminated against based on the color of their skin. Judge Todd Geer Monday said he would consider [...]

April 9, 2013 Community, News
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Local artists promote Iowa’s urban sound in new video

WARNING: The video above contains language that some of our readers may find offensive.   WATERLOO, Iowa — When you think of hip-hop music, Iowa isn’t the first location that comes to mind, much less Waterloo. But a group of [...]

February 25, 2013 Music, News

Events to honor murder victim, showcase Waterloo artists

WATERLOO, Iowa — When Marcellus Andrews died in August, after a fight in which he was severely beaten, the community rallied. A few weeks went by, then a few months. Andrews’ assailant’s trial continues in court, but the heat from [...]

November 10, 2011 Events, Music, News
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