Skip to main content

Your community.
Your membership.

Your membership supports local journalism…


We uncover the stories that need to be told — and make a difference in our community.

UPDATE: Sullivans, hotel sale falls apart

WATERLOO — Leslie Hospitality is no longer running the Ramada Hotel and Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center it was previously planning to buy and renovate.

Neighbors join together to fight hog confinements

First in a series of stories on the issue of concentrated animal feeding operations in Iowa.

Day care shortage hampers economy

WATERLOO — When Kyle Roed’s wife was just 12 weeks pregnant with their first child, the couple signed him up for day care.


Compelling insights from the heart of our community.

UPDATE: Cheyanne Harris sentenced to life in prison for infant son's death

NEW HAMPTON — Cheyanne Renae Harris sat quietly and declined to address the court Tuesday as she was sentenced to spend the rest of her life in prison for allowing her baby to starve to death in 2017.

Born 18 weeks early, Dysart tiny twins making big strides (PHOTOS)

DYSART — At 12 weeks old and just over 4 pounds each, Iowa’s tiniest twins are holding their own.

You make it possible

Not yet a News+ Member? Find out how to support local journalism in your community.

Already a News+ member?