June 1, 2017

Look around Waterloo and throughout the community, you’ll see a city landscape full of trees. To be exact, the City of Waterloo maintains 25,000 publicly-owned trees between streets and sidewalks and in 52 parks and three golf courses. Unfortunately, according to Todd Derifield, city forester for... Read Story



June 1, 2017

Phil and Phyllis Borleske had never owned a home, but when Phil, a Lutheran pastor, retired, he and his wife put down roots in Vinton, Iowa. “After looking for a year and a half for a house, my wife suggested Vinton. I said, ‘Why would... Read Story



June 1, 2017

Grundy County Memorial Hospital is a regional healthcare destination with a small community feel and big city services. The hospital attracts patients not only from Grundy County but serves individuals from Black Hawk, Butler, Hardin, and Marshall counties. One of the reasons this small town hospital... Read Story



June 1, 2017

Success manifests itself differently for every student. The typical classroom model doesn’t fit all students or the employment needs of all companies. To provide a path that creates more opportunity for both, the Cedar Falls Community School District began the Center for Advanced Professional Studies,... Read Story



May 19, 2017

Exploring possibilities to giving back is important to Dr. David and Karen Zwanziger. It’s one of the reasons the couple uses their funds with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa to focus on impacting the lives of children and young families in the Cedar Valley.... Read Story