Details for EST 2019 Magazine
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier celebrating 169 years support local journalism! 18 59 19 23 19 68 19 82 19 88 19 95 20 02 20 11 Jan. 18 - Courier publishes first issue as Black Hawk Courier. 18 90 Dec. 13 - Courier becomes a daily paper, published every day except Sunday. Courier moves to Commercial Street and Park Avenue. 19 26 Courier installs a new Duplex Web-perfecting Unitype press, capable of printing 37,250 papers an hour. Courier hires its first African American reporter, Imogene Jones. 19 71 Courier owner W.H. Hartman Co. purchases Montgomery Ward at Fourth and Commercial streets. Courier installs a new computer system. 19 83 Howard Newspapers purchases Courier; Cedar Falls Record merges with Courier. Courier begins using soybean oil ink for pages with color printing. 19 89 Courier installs new computer and typesetting system; mailroom moves to first floor adjacent to press room. Courier Photo Department gets its first digital camera. 19 97 Courier web site goes live for the first time. Courier purchased by Lee Enterprises in 16-newspaper deal with Howard Newspapers. 20 08 Courier installs a new software system in the newsroom; ends printing operations in Waterloo, contracts for printing services in Cedar Rapids. Courier moves into new quarters at 100 E. Fourth Street.