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2011-02-19 00:00:39

Employees Reach Out and Give Back to Support their Communities Cedar Falls, IA (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 The CBE Group, Inc. (CBE), a leader in the debt collection industry, announced the impacts of its "CBE Cares" initiative throughout 2010. The employees of CBE made 2010 yet another year of generosity in the community by making significant charitable contributions through several company-sponsored campaigns. All part of the CBE Cares efforts, the campaigns focus on reaching out to those...

2010-10-30 00:00:38

Move reinforces CBE Group's commitment to employee satisfaction Waterloo, IA (PRWEB) October 29, 2010 The CBE Group, Inc. (CBE), a leader in the debt collection industry, announced today that the move of its corporate headquarters to a larger facility is complete. "A vital portion of CBE's strategic plan of Defining the future of debt collection is our dedication to employee satisfaction," said Thomas R. Penaluna, CBE's President, CEO and sole owner since 1986. "We understand that...

2008-08-04 15:00:28

By Emily Christensen, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Aug. 4--CEDAR FALLS -- A vegetative island in the middle of the Hartman Reserve Nature Center parking lot is getting a makeover that will improve the look of the land and protect the forest surrounding it. County Conservation Board staff began building a rain garden in the area this spring, but their work was cut short by the wild weather events in May and June. Work has resumed, and Ed Gruenwald, director of the nature center,...

2008-07-31 15:01:02

By Josh Nelson, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jul. 31--INDEPENDENCE -- The Buchanan County Health Center is about to go through its largest growth spurt since its inception. A series of renovations will kick off later this year, beginning with conversion of a portion of the long-term care wing to make room for more specialist services. A more ambitious second phase will enlarge the hospital's surgical area and emergency rooms. "It's the biggest project we will have had done since...

2008-07-28 15:00:35

By Emily Christensen, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jul. 28--CEDAR FALLS -- Iowans interested in improving George Wyth Lake can attend a meeting Tuesday to discuss and review a recent water quality study and suggestions for improving the lake. George Wyth Lake is on the state's impaired waters list because of excess E. coli in the water, which may indicate the presence of disease-causing pathogens. Geese that reside in the park appear to be the primary contributor to this problem....

2008-07-12 15:00:21

By Jens Manuel Krogstad, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jul. 12--WATERLOO -- State Sen. David Hartsuch, R-Bettendorf, said he will make energy policy the centerpiece of his campaign for the First Congressional District. Hartsuch chose the All-Stop truck stop off of Highway 63 for his first appearance in Waterloo since securing the Republican nomination last month. He will oppose the Democratic incumbent, Bruce Braley, in November. The emergency medicine physician focused almost...

2008-06-24 02:29:46

By Tim Jamison, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jun. 23--WATERLOO -- Black Hawk County zoning officials are trying to decide exactly what makes a farmer. The issue has come up in recent months as family farmers seek zoning or plat approval to construct homes for their children on good farm land outside the city limits. While the zoning ordinance generally restricts new homes from being constructed on land deemed good for agriculture or where public services aren't adequate -- such...

2008-06-21 15:00:14

By Amie Steffen, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jun. 21--WATERLOO -- Whether it is cleaning up or just curiosity, people flock to floodwaters. But working, playing, wading or swimming in floodwaters is potentially harmful, according to health officials. "People need to limit their exposure to the river," said Jon McNamee, environmental health program manager for the Black Hawk County Heath Department. "The river flows over miles and miles of agricultural land, septic tanks are...

2008-06-19 15:00:18

By Tim Jamison, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jun. 19--WATERLOO -- Giant piles of debris litter front yards and roadsides in the city's flood-damaged neighborhoods. While some residents are trying to figure out what to do with the mess, long lines at the Black Hawk County Landfill attest that others have taken matters into their own hands. "We are inundated at the landfill," said Tim Shea, Waterloo's Waste Management Services superintendent and a member of the Black Hawk County...