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WATERLOO — Gubernatorial candidate and Waterloo native Dr. Andy McGuire will hold a meet and greet in Waterloo Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

It will be held at the Black Hawk County Democratic headquarters, 307 W. Fourth St.

She will answer questions and talk about her seven-point mental health plan to combat Iowa’s substance abuse and mental health crisis.

JA fundraiser

set March 23

CEDAR FALLS — The 11th annual Cedar Valley Taste of Achievement, presented by Community Bank & Trust, will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

This event is a beer, wine and food tasting accompanied by dueling pianos and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. All proceeds go to Junior Achievement programs in the Cedar Valley. These programs educate kindergarten through 12th-grade students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Tickets are available at or by calling 274-0760. For more information, or to be a food or beverage vendor, contact Heather Arnold,

Pets available

for spring break

WATERLOO — Cedar Bend Humane Society wants all shelter pets to experience a “break” from the shelter in a home environment through a new program, “Spring Break Getaway.”

The purpose is for individuals or families to care for a shelter pet in their home during spring break.

A person may choose a shelter pet from the adoption center to “foster.” The pet can be picked up any time and returned to the shelter Saturday.

Foster parents must have an approved application and agree to supply food, treats and toys while the pet is in their home.

Go to for information.

Waterloo enrolls


WATERLOO — Parents are being encouraged to enroll children eligible for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year in Waterloo Schools.

Registration will be March 22 from 2 to 8 p.m. and March 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Education Service Center, 1516 Washington St.

A child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15 to qualify.

Enrollment packets are available at the time of registration. Also, all current pre-k students will be sent home with an enrollment packet. Parents must bring the child’s proof of birth, immunization record and proof of address.

Lowell HOF

seeks nominees

WATERLOO — The Lowell Elementary Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for its first Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The hall will honor Lowell alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession or in community activities. Nominees must have a post-secondary education.

It’s also open to former staff members who have contributed significantly to the school’s reputation.

The Lowell Elementary Hall of Fame Committee includes Dixie Johnson Buhrow, Frank Magsamen, Dick Cole, Mimi Oakes Coenen and David Cole.

Nominations can be submitted by email at or by mail to Hall of Fame Committee-Dick Cole, 1514 Pinnacle Place, Waterloo 50701.

The deadline is April 20. Inductees will be honored at a school assembly in May.


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