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Q: When is ME TV going to resume showing “Father Dowling Mysteries”?

A: According to the network, “We have not aired the ‘Father Dowling Mysteries’ since 2015 and then it was only one Christmas episode. ... We do not have it on our schedule at this time.”

Q: What is the number to call the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to find out how to donate your body to science?

A: Call (319) 335-7762 or email

Q: The Cedar Valley Fish Market in Waterloo serves baked beans that are delicious. Will they give us that recipe?

A: Nope — they say it’s their own special recipe, kept “under lock and key.” You’ll have to stop back in there to have some.

Q: Did the new Perkins in Waterloo receive any assistance for financial incentives from the city of Waterloo?

A: No.

Q: On the “Big Bang Theory” have they ever mentioned Penny’s maiden name?

A: No. In an interview a couple of years ago, “Big Bang Theory” executive producer Steve Molaro said viewers should give up hope of ever finding out her last name: “What name could we possibly pick that would be satisfying at this point? You know, I don’t think we will (reveal it). We’re kind of a superstitious lot here. We’ve made it this far without knowing Penny’s last name. I think we’re good not finding out.”

Q: When will they be done with the road construction on University Avenue by Barn Happy and the Hillcrest Apartments?

A: Cedar Falls Community Development Director Stephanie Houk Sheetz said “University Avenue is now open in the Greenhill Road extension area. The Greenhill Road extension construction project will continue through next year.”

Q: I live in Cedar Falls and they changed my garbage pickup to one side and it is supposed to be put out by 7 a.m. My neighbor put their garbage out after the truck went by, but a few hours later that same garbage truck came back and dumped their garbage. How are they saving money when they are coming back to dump garbage for late people?

A: Cedar Falls Public Works and Parks Manager Brian Heath replies: “Per city ordinance, residents are required to have their cart out by 7 a.m. on the day of collection. As a courtesy, if a resident calls to indicate the cart was placed out late while the truck is still in the neighborhood the city will return to collect the occasional late cart. This courtesy is extended to all residents regardless of the street they live on. All events are recorded; if a resident is frequently late placing their cart they will not continue to receive the courtesy collection.”

Q: Who is responsible for cleaning up the creek that goes from Ridgeway down and underneath to Delane Street?

A: Property owners are responsible for cleaning their own property. The portion of the creek described in the question above mostly runs through city of Waterloo property, which would make the city responsible for necessary cleaning.

Questions are taken on a special Courier phone line at 234-3566. Questions are answered by Courier staff and staff at the Waterloo Public Library.


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