You have permission to edit this article.
July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020

  • Updated
  • 0
Call the Courier logo

Q. If I would like to place an obituary in the Courier, how do I do that?

A. Most people go through funeral homes and they submit to us. If that is not your route, you can call (641) 421-0500, write up the obituary and submit on our website at

Q. The Hallmark Channel, on June 6, was scheduled to air “Country at Heart” at 8 p.m., but the movie was not on. Why wasn’t it shown? Will it be shown in the future?

A. There’s no explanation from Hallmark, but the screenwriter, Rick Garman, said on Twitter that the network decided to postpone the premiere and hadn’t announced a new date for it to air.

Q. What are the times and dates we can legally shoot off fireworks in Washburn?

A. Washburn would follow Black Hawk County guidelines. Black Hawk County is following state guidelines: The state law outlines the following days for legal usage of fireworks -- June 1 to and including July 8; and Dec. 10 to and including Jan. 3. The following times were included in the law: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (exceptions include July 1, 2, and 8 from 9 a.m to 11 p.m.)

The state laws outlines the follow days for legal usage of fireworks in 2017: June 1 through July 8 and again from Dec. 10 through Jan. 3 (2018). The following times were included in the law: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (exceptions include July 1,2, and 8 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM).

Read More: When Can Fireworks Be Legally Shot Off in Black Hawk County? |

Q. Do the faculty cuts at UNI also include the athletic department?

A. Yes.

Q. Print the words to the song “This is How we Do It” that Quentin Hart performs from the Waterloo Mayor’s Office.

A. Mayor Quentin Hart made a music video of Montell Jordan's hit 1995 song as part of the My Waterloo Days Lip Sync Battle. The song lyrics are below, but we pulled some of the repeated lines to save space:

"This is how we do it.

La, la, la, la la, lo lo.

It's Friday night and I feel alright.

The party's here on the West side.

So I reach for my 40 and I turn it up.

Designated driver take the keys to my truck.

Hit the shore 'cause I'm faded.

Honeys in the street say, 'Monty, yo we made it!'.

It feels so good in my hood tonight.

The summertime skirts and the guys in Kani.

All the gang bangers forgot about the drive-by.

You gotta get your groove on, before you go get paid.

So tip up your cup and throw your hands up.

And let me hear the party say.

I'm kinda buzzed and it's all because.

(This is how we do it).

South Central does it like nobody does.

(This is how we do it).

To all my neighbors you got much flavor.

(This is how we do it).

Let's flip the track, bring the old school back.

(This is how we do it).

This is how we do it, all hands are in the air

And wave them from here to there.

If you're an O.G. Mack or a wanna-be player.

You see the hood's been good to me.

Ever since I was a lower-case G.

But now I'm a big G, the girls see I got the money.

Hundred dollar bills y'all.

If you were from where I'm from then you would know

That I gotta get mine in a big black truck.

You can get yours in a '64.

Whatever it is, the party's underway.

So tip up your cup and throw your hands up

And let me hear the party say."

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.

Concerned about COVID-19?

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

  • Updated

How come these protesters are congregating and not respecting the social distancing rules and there is no retribution for them?

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News