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Phone Service Interuption Impacting Oelwein, Calmar 911 Calls
Technicians are working to restore phone service to Oelwein, Calmar and surrounding areas.
A CenturyLink spokeswoman says the network outage is currently impacting 911 services in both communities and some long-distance calls are getting a busy signal. Cell phone service is working and people in Calm…
Waterloo Schools Will Not Use Good Friday As Snow Make-up Day
The last day of classes for students in the Waterloo School District will be on Monday, June 9th (2014), even if there are no more cancelled days this year. Earlier this month, district officials said they were considering the possibility of using Good Friday (April 18, 2014) as a snow make-up day t…
Death Of Jail Inmate Ruled An Accident
State investigators have ruled that the death of an inmate at the Black Hawk County jail earlier this month was an accident.
A report released by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says 34-year-old James Terrell Taylor died of an accidental overdose of drugs, which he ingested prior to his …
Convicted Waterloo Cop Killer Dies
The man convicted of killing two Waterloo police officers nearly 33 years ago has died in prison. Officials with the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDC) say James Michael “T-Bone” Taylor, 60, died Tuesday (March 18, 2014) at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Corrections…
Waterloo Schools’ Drop-Out Rate Falls Substantially
Statistics released by the Waterloo Community School District show a significant decrease in the number of high school students dropping out of class.
For the 2012-2013 school year, Waterloo’s dropout rate declined by 41 percent, falling to 3.95%. The previous academic year, 2011…
Judge Orders Iowa Juvenile Home To Reopen
Supporters fighting to keep the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo open have won a big battle in court. In an unprecedented move on Wednesday (February 5, 2014), a Polk County District Court judge ordered the facility to be reopened less than a month after it was shuttered by order of Governor Terry Brans…
In Memoriam: Dean Osmundson
A memorial service will be held today (Tuesday, February 4, 2014) for Iowa Broadcasting legend Dean Osmundson of Marshalltown. Dean was the founder and first General Manager of KCRR, which went on-the-air as KGCI in 1984. He passed away peacefully at a hospice home in Gilbert, Arizona last week at t…
My Waterloo Days 2014
My Waterloo Days Announces
“Fun is in the Air” 2014 Festival
My Waterloo Days is excited to announce the 2014 festival, “Fun is in the Air”. The dates of the festival will be Thursday, June 12, to Sunday, June 15. Festival events will include th…

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