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2013-04-17 23:00:43

Waterloo is noted as one of the most diverse cities in Iowa and is also one of its most historic. The first-rate health television program is pleased to present air dates for the 6th largest city in the state. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) April 17, 2013 Health Briefs TV is proud to present air dates for the city of Waterloo, Iowa. The city has a low cost of living and a low unemployment rate making it a desirable place in the American Midwest to raise a family, relocate a business or retire....

2010-06-09 11:00:00

MOLINE, Ill., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Deere & Company announced today that it will invest approximately $100 million to modernize the John Deere Foundry in Waterloo, IA with a continued focus on meeting customer requirements and improving business performance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030326/JOHNDEERELOGO) Deere said the modernization work will take place over the next 4 to 5 years and will allow the company to leverage more advanced casting designs and...

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....

2008-07-11 15:00:25

By Karen Heinselman, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jul. 11--TRIPOLI -- Squeals emerge from a cluster of bushes and trees. About a half-dozen adolescent girls swat at mosquitoes and snack on raspberries as they poke through underbrush at Cedar Bend Park. The young ladies are attending a twice-a-week day camp offered by the Bremer County Conservation Board this month. They are supposed to save the berries, but the fresh treat is too tempting for some, and hands dip repeatedly into the...

2008-07-06 18:00:20

By Melody Parker, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jul. 6--WATERLOO -- In fairy tales, everyone is supposed to live "happily ever after." The shoe fits and Cinderella gets her Prince Charming. Jack climbs the beanstalk and returns safely to earth. Little Red Riding Hood goes toe-to-toe with the Big Bad Wolf and survives, and Rapunzel lets down her long hair for a prince to climb up and rescue her. The witch throws her curses but her spells are reversed. So, what happens after "happily...

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...


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