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UNI not happy with just being in playoffs

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Pella prepares for toughest battle yet in 3A title game

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Physical brand of football paying off

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STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS: Nighthawks fall to Waukon

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1 killed, another injured in Cedar Falls overnight shooting

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One dead, one injured in Cedar Falls shooting

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STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS: West Lyon back in familiar place under Rozeboom

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UNI not happy with just being in playoffs
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- There is a difference in practicing from in week 11 compared to practicing in week 12. In week 11, it is monotonous and grinding. In week 12, it is a blessing, because for the Northern Iowa football team it means it is preparing for a FCS playoff game. There was plenty of jump and energy Monday inside the UNI-Dome as the 20th-ranked Panthers (7-4) began preparing to host Monmouth University (9-2) Saturday at 4 p   Read More ...
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Man gets 45-year sentence for 2 Cedar Falls stabbings
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Falls man accused of stabbing two people has taken a plea deal. Court records say 30-year-old Adam Jacobsen pleaded guilty Monday to burglary and two counts of willful injury. Prosecutors said they'd drop two counts of attempted murder in exchange for Jacobsen's pleas. The records don't list a sentencing date. The case was delayed in November while Jacobsen underwent a psychological evaluation, which ultimately found he was competent for trial   Read More ...
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Cedar Falls man pleads guilty in double stabbing
BLACK HAWK COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Cedar Falls man will spend up to 45 years in prison for stabbing two people in 2016. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 30-year-old Adam Jacobsen was charged with attempted murder in the October 17, 2016 attack outside the University Studios apartments in Cedar Falls. On Monday, Jacobsen pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and two counts of willful injury causing serious injury as part of a plea deal   Read More ...
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Standard Distribution planning large expansion at airport
WATERLOO -- A longtime Cedar Valley warehousing company has plans to expand near the Waterloo Regional Airport. Standard Distribution Co., which already operates five locations in Cedar Falls and Waterloo, is planning to construct a new 50,000-square-foot warehouse and 26-acre "laydown" yard on the southwest corner of the airport's property. The City Council is scheduled to hold public hearings at 5:30 p   Read More ...
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Van Meter downs Regina to claim 1A
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | Van Meter completed its perfect season by handing Regina its second straight runner-up finish in claiming the Class 1A state championship 28-7 here Friday. Carson Rhodes ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns for for the Bulldogs, who beat West Lyon in the semifinals, while Blake Fryar completed 6 of 11 passes for 76 yards and two more scores   Read More ...
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Police seek help in Cedar Falls homicide case; gang link not ruled out
CEDAR FALLS -- The Cedar Falls Police Department’s investigative unit has issued a renewed request for the public’s assistance with information regarding a homicide in the College Hill area last weekend. Police are asking that anyone who may have information or witnessed suspicious activity in the College Hill area to contact the investigative unit at 273-8612. Also, anyone with a vehicle which was parked in the College Hill area and may have damage related to the incident should call the investigative unit   Read More ...
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Pella Tribute Turns State Title Game Into Much More Than Football
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Waves of grey towels , not Pella Dutch green, spiraling through the UNI-Dome. "The color grey is the universal color for asthma awareness,” said Pella High School Student Body Vice President and cheerleader Ava Rowe. As Pella fans cheered on their Dutch against top ranked Xavier in the Class 3A championship their hearts and hands revolved around football and family   Read More ...
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West Sioux wins first state title
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | With plenty of former players sitting in the stands watching, West Sioux completed its journey to the top of the football mountain. The top-ranked Falcons had come close to playing for a state title during their run of five straight playoff berths, but it took a record-breaking group to complete the task. West Sioux used a big second half from senior running back Jake Lynott and a defense that came up with key turnovers to win the school's first football title with a 35-14 victory over No   Read More ...
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Pella prepares for toughest battle yet in 3A title game
Proves doubters wrong in playing for 4th straight championship. . Pella prepares for toughest battle yet in 3A title game Proves doubters wrong in playing for 4th straight championship Pella, Iowa — The Pella Dutch football team will play for its fourth-straight Class 3A title on Thursday night in Cedar Falls, but has been considered an underdog throughout its journey to stay on top   Read More ...
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Hawks face tough test in defending champ Dons
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | For Remsen St. Mary’s to claim its second state championship it will have to do it by going through the team that has set the standard in eight-player football. Top-ranked Don Bosco (12-0) is playing in the championship game for the fifth time in the past six seasons having won two titles and finished as the runner-up twice   Read More ...
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Falcons out to finish perfect season
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | The journey through a football season is a long one, but for Ryan Schwiesow the drive from the UNI-Dome back to Hawarden after his team's state semifinal victory may have been the most telling of all. "We took the bus ride home and I don't think there was a really high high," he said. "We knew that St   Read More ...
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All-purpose bike park up and rolling in Cedar Falls
CEDAR FALLS — A new all-purpose bicycle park has risen from the devastation of flooding in northern Cedar Falls. Tondro Pray Bike Park, named for two early land developers of the city and located at East Main Street and Logan Avenue, is up and running — or rolling. “The bike park itself is part of the flood recovery plan,” said Brian Heath, public works and parks manager   Read More ...
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Country music star Brad Paisley bringing tour to Cedar Falls
CEDAR FALLS -- Brad Paisley will bring his Weekend Warriors Tour to Cedar Falls on Feb. 17. A ticket sales date for the 7 p.m. Feb. 17 show at McLeod Center has not yet been announced. Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three Grammys, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among others   Read More ...
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Dunne dealing with injury for Panthers
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The answer was an emphatic, "No!" Northern Iowa head football coach Mark Farley is hopeful starting quarterback Eli Dunne will be cleared to play Saturday in the Panthers' season-finale against Indiana State on Senior Day at the UNI-Dome. Asked if there was a scenario, with as well as the defense has been playing and the team's confidence in back-up Colton Howell, if he'd rest Dunne, even if he was healthy, Farley was quick to answer   Read More ...
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Physical brand of football paying off
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | It's not a large number but it didn't take Ryan Schwiesow long to find the common theme. Top-ranked West Sioux has lost three games the past three seasons. One of the reasons the Falcons will be playing for the Class A state championship on Thursday is what they learned in those losses. "We talked about it last year because we felt Woodbury Central last year was more physical than us in that game, and maybe Council Bluffs St   Read More ...
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Iowa event planner hides rocks with inspirational messages
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — "You can do it." ''Smile." ''Be a leader." These are some of the words and advice that inspired Catherine Mayfield to embark on a solo business adventure three years ago and to keep going when it got tough. EventConnect, an event-planning business, marked its third anniversary this month, and to celebrate Mayfield decided to return these messages back to the Cedar Valley as "kindness rocks   Read More ...
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STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS: Nighthawks fall to Waukon
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | The Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley defense provided the spark, but Waukon was there to douse any flames in the end. After being shutout in the first half, the top-ranked Nighthawks defense recorded strip sacks on back-to-back possessions early in the second half to pull within 15-13, but the fifth-ranked Indians and senior running back Mitchell Snitker proved too much in a 36-19 Class 2A state semifinal victory at the UNI-Dome on Saturday   Read More ...
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Nighthawks fall to Waukon in semifinals
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | The Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley defense provided the spark, but Waukon was there to douse any flames in the end. After being shutout in the first half, the top-ranked Nighthawks defense recorded strip sacks on back-to-back possessions early in the second half to pull within 15-13, but the fifth-ranked Indians and senior running back Mitchell Snitker proved too much in a 36-19 Class 2A state semifinal victory at the UNI-Dome on Saturday   Read More ...
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1 killed, another injured in Cedar Falls overnight shooting
Police in northeastern Iowa are investigating an overnight shooting that killed one man and left another injured. Cedar Falls police say officers were called to the College Hill area for a report of a shooting around 12:45 a.m. Saturday. Arriving officers found 18-year-old Alex Michael Bullerman, of Waterloo, in a backyard suffering from a gunshot wound. Bullerman was taken to a local hospital, where he died   Read More ...
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One Dead After Shooting Near UNI
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- One person is dead after two were shot near the University of Northern Iowa campus overnight. Authorities found 18-year-old Alex Michael Bullerman of Waterloo shot near the College Hill area in the backyard of a home in the 2300 block of Olive Street. He was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries. Dylan James Gehrke, an 18-year-old from Waterloo, was later dropped off at the hospital   Read More ...
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STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS: No. 1 West Lyon falls to Van Meter
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | West Lyon was doing what it wanted to do until turnovers ruined its plans. Using long, time-consuming drives all game, three big plays by Van Meter senior Anthony Lowman swung the game in favor of second-ranked Van Meter. Lowman returned a fumble 76 yards in the third quarter, hauled in an 83-yard TD pass on the first play of the fourth quarter and threw a 75-yard touchdown pass in the second-ranked Bulldogs' 35-21 Class 1A state semifinal victory over top-ranked West Lyon Saturday   Read More ...
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1 killed, another injured in Cedar Falls overnight shooting
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Police in northeastern Iowa are investigating an overnight shooting that killed one man and left another injured. Cedar Falls police say officers were called to the College Hill area for a report of a shooting around 12:45 a.m. Saturday. Arriving officers found 18-year-old Alex Michael Bullerman, of Waterloo, in a backyard suffering from a gunshot wound   Read More ...
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One dead, one injured in Cedar Falls shooting
CEDAR FALLS – One person is dead and another injured following an overnight shooting in the College Hill area. Alex Michael Bullerman, 18, of Waterloo, died of a single gunshot wound, according to Cedar Falls police, and 18-year-old Dylan James Gehrke from Waterloo was treated for a single gunshot wound and later released from the hospital. Police were called to the 2300 block area of Olive Street around 12:45 a   Read More ...
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STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS: West Sioux earns first trip to title game
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | The West Sioux football team will go for its first state title Thursday. Preparation for the game that got the Falcons there began well before that, in fact, well before the season began. Fifth-ranked St. Albert (10-2), which eliminated West Sioux in the quarterfinals last season 21-14, was no match for top-ranked West Sioux on either side of the ball in a 55-21 victory in a Class A semifinal at the UNI-Dome   Read More ...
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STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS: West Lyon back in familiar place under Rozeboom
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | Iowa high school football has gone through a lot of change since Jay Rozeboom's first season leading West Lyon in 1992. For the top-ranked Wildcats that has mattered little in route to four state titles under Rozeboom's guidance. While other teams have gone in different directions in search of success, the Wildcats have stayed true to what has worked for so many years, this one being no different   Read More ...
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Defending champs back at UNI-Dome
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | A year ago at this time it was fairly easy to list the major reasons Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley was in the UNI-Dome and on its way to claiming the Class 2A state title. It started with quarterback Brett Moser and was followed closely by receiver Shane Solberg and running back Jacob Schafer. This year that list begins with junior quarterback J   Read More ...
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West Sioux races past St. Albert
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | Dominant on both sides of the ball, top-ranked West Sioux is heading to the championship game for the first time ever with a 55-21 victory over Council Bluffs St. Albert in a Class A semifinal at the UNI-Dome on Friday. Jake Lynott ran for 185 yards and had a touchdown on offense, defense and special teams. Quarterback Hunter Dekkers threw for 272 yards and two scores   Read More ...
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Cedar Falls completes drive to first state volleyball championship
CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Cedar Falls volleyball team waited a year for this shot at redemption. During Friday's Class 5A state championship match, the Tigers left no doubt. Cedar Falls captured the school's first volleyball championship in 19 state tournament appearances with a sweep of West Des Moines Valley, 25-21, 25-19, 25-16, finally flushing away the sour taste of last season's straight-set finals loss to Ankeny Centennial   Read More ...
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State football: Pella holds off Harlan in wild 3A semifinal
Dutch advance to championship game next Thursday. . State football: Pella holds off Harlan in wild 3A semifinal Dutch advance to championship game next Thursday Cedar Falls, Iowa — Pella raced out to a 35-0 lead, then hung on in the closing seconds to beat Harlan 41-39 Thursday night in the IHSAA Class 3A state semifinals at the UNI-Dome. The Dutch now have the chance to win a fourth-straight state title next week when it faces Xavier, Cedar Rapids on Thursday at 7:00 p   Read More ...
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High-powered West Sioux eager for semifinal test
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | It’s time to take the greatest show on grass and see what it can do on the turf. The highest scoring team remaining in the postseason finally cleared the hurdle that is the quarterfinal round and is ready to see what its high-powered offense can do in the UNI-Dome. “It was one of our major goals for this year,” Falcons Coach Ryan Schwiesow said   Read More ...
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Remsen St. Mary's advances to title game
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | Canaan Cox ran for 225 yards and four touchdowns while also picking off a pair of passes in Remsen St. Mary's 51-6 eight-player state semifinal win over Fremont-Mills at the UNI-Dome Thursday. The Hawks held a Knights team that came in averaging 45 points to just six and an offense that had a pair of 1,000-yard rushers to 66 yards rushing   Read More ...
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UPDATE: Class 5A state volleyball: Cedar Falls returns to championship match
CEDAR RAPIDS -- Opportunities for redemption in athletics aren't given, they're earned. Practice by practice, match by match, the Cedar Falls volleyball team has been on a mission to return to Class 5A's state final. That drive culminated in a sweep over Mississippi Valley Conference rival Linn-Mar Thursday morning as Cedar Falls reached its destination with a convincing semifinal victory, 25-13, 25-18, 25-15, in front of a large U   Read More ...
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Hawks return to dome with high expectations
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | They can ask all they want -- and they have – but it is a topic that will not be discussed until the job is done. Remsen St. Mary’s coach Ryan Hajek was the starting quarterback for the Hawks the only time the school won a state title as he piloted the eight-player squad to the 2004 championship with his father, Ken as the head coach   Read More ...
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UPDATE: State volleyball: Cedar Falls wins third consecutive state opener
CEDAR RAPIDS -- Toss, power, spin and placement, it's all come together for Taylor Lynch from the service line. With supreme trust in a weapon she's worked so hard to develop, the Cedar Falls senior has become Class 5A's leader with an average of 0.86 aces per set. Needing a spark with her team clinging to a slim 13-12 edge during the first set of Tuesday's Class 5A state tournament opener, Lynch's dynamic jump serve helped get the top-ranked Tigers off and running   Read More ...
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Cedar Falls council votes to ban shooting fireworks
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier) -- There were no fireworks as the Cedar Falls City Council voted 4-3 to ban the discharge of fireworks in the city Monday night. However, some officials said they fully expect there will be fireworks discharged in the city, legally or not. Council members passed a fireworks ban ordinance with no public discussion and no council debate   Read More ...
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Panthers prepare for trip to Chapel Hill
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Two exhibitions and a scrimmage have provided Tywhon Pickford and Austin Phyfe good opportunities for growth at the start of their college basketball careers. But while they've been able to shake off the cobwebs a bit, no amount of preseason experience could adequately prepare the Northern Iowa freshman duo for Friday, when they will be thrown directly into the deep end for their first regular season outing   Read More ...
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UNI survives versus UNC-Pembroke in exhibition
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Northern Iowa survived an exhibition versus UNC-Pembroke winning 72-66. The Panthers trailed by eight points with four minutes remaining, but closed out with a 16-2 run.   Read More ...
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Iowa family uses no-till, soil-saving method on farm
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Dennis Messingham remembers the grilling he received when Ken Jackson interviewed him about renting 135 acres of farmland five years ago. It didn't let up until Messingham managed to get in a question of his own about the planting practices he planned to use on the field. "I asked him if I could no-till the beans into the corn, and I thought he was going to faint," recalled Messingham, who rotates between planting the two crops   Read More ...
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Bison lose to Jackrabbits, and don't look good doing it
Not two hands. Two fingers. That ain't no lie. Since the beginning of the 2011 season, the start of NDSU's nearly unbeatable run, the Bison have been beaten decisively two times in the course of 98 games. The first came in 2014 when Northern Iowa beat the Bison 23-3 in Cedar Falls. The second was the Jackrabbits' 33-21 victory at the sparkling Football Championship Subdivision venue that is Dana J   Read More ...
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Mayor Brown leads Cedar Falls campaign fundraising
CEDAR FALLS -- Mayor Jim Brown led fundraising for all Cedar Falls city election candidates, amassing nearly $12,000 in his re-election contest against retired University of Northern Iowa speech professor Jim Skaine. That's according to Brown's campaign finance disclosure statement, filed with the Iowa Ethics and Finance Disclosure Board. The filing deadline was Thursday; the election is Tuesday. Brown's statement showed he raised more than $11,900 and spent more than $5,200   Read More ...
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