Q: What is the phone number to call KWWL in Waterloo?
A: Call (319) 291-1200.
Q: Where is the Goodwill Store located in Waterloo now?
A: It’s at 2332 Crossroads Blvd., right by Crossroads Center.
Q: Is there a respectful way to dispose of an old Bible?
A: Many people recommend either burying it or burning it, much as you might do with a flag. You also can simply recycle the paper — lots of churches point out it’s the words and the message of the Bible that matter; the paper those words are printed on isn’t sacred.
Q: Is Kid Rock the son of Hank Williams Jr.?
A: No. They have worked together, but there is no relation.
Q: I keep reading about the Waterloo Schools partnering up with John Deere and Bertch Cabinet for the Career Center. Didn’t Black Hawk County vote no on this?
A: Waterloo Community Schools’ residents voted down a $47 million bond issue in February 2016. The main project it would have funded was construction of a new building on the Central Middle School property to house up to 30 career and technical education programs the district planned on developing. Despite the bond issue’s failure, officials vowed to push on with their career education plans. The first programs were launched in the fall of 2016 after unused space was remodeled at the north end of Central using existing 1 percent sales tax and physical plant and equipment levy revenues. A final phase of renovations is underway, which will allow for the district to offer up to 17 career programs.
Q: In total, how many gold medals are available at this year’s Olympics?
A: A record 102 medals were to be awarded in 15 disciplines, according to a CNN report.
Q: On KWWL there is an advertisement for a John Delaney for president. Is that for president of the United States?
A: Yes, it is.
Q: Why was Michael Cross taken off the air on Rock 108?
A: His position evidently was eliminated late last year. Cross said in a statement, “This is all kind of new to me. 20 years was one hell of a run and I was blessed to even experience that.”
Q: Was the woman able to keep her horse in Arlington?
A: Yes, she was — the court ruled she could keep him.
Q: What determines when Lent starts and when Easter is? It is different every year.
A: Easter and the holidays associated with it are traditionally called “movable feasts” — Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. So it can range from March 22 to April 25. Lent is the 40-day period leading up to Easter Sunday meant to commemorate the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness before starting his ministry.
Calls are taken on a special Courier phone line at 234-3566. Questions are answered by Courier staff and staff at the Waterloo Public Library.