A Bremer County judge gave a Cedar Falls man the maximum sentence on Jan. 9 after a jury convicted him on Oct. 31, 2016, of being in a woman’s home after she went to bed.

CMG Special Report

A collection of stories from Community Media Group newspapers across the nation on the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

WASHINGTON D.C. - Iowa’s First District Congressman Rod Blum (R) from Dubuque will be attending the inauguration today. He shared the following thoughts about the event:

OELWEIN, IOWA — The inauguration of Donald John Trump as the 45th President and Michael Richard Pence as 50th Vice President of the United States of America takes place at 11:30 a.m. today, Jan. 20. President-elect Trump will be sworn in on the West Front of the Capitol. Chief Justice John G. Roberts will administer the oath of office at approximately noon.

OELWEIN, IOWA - Oelwein Middle School Social Studies teacher Craig Harrison said his students will be watching the inauguration ceremony today in his classroom.

CASS COUNTY, IOWA –  Today’s inauguration will be a topic in the local classrooms.

RENSSELAER, IND. — Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation teacher Stephanie Davisson is attending the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump today. Davisson may attempt to broadcast her view of the crowds and ceremonies live on her Facebook page, and she plans to give presentations on what she sees for Rensselaer students on Monday.

CASS COUNTY – As the nation gets ready for a new president, local Cass County Republican and Democratic chairmen are giving their thoughts on the upcoming inauguration, scheduled for today.

RENSSELAER, IND. — Patty Coons, a retired senior executive for the Decorating Den Interiors franchise who currently lives in Rensselaer, will be attending the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump today. This opportunity comes as part of her close connection with the Mike Pence family, the Indiana Delegation, and various other historic political campaigns.

ATLANTIC - It’s a historic week for Americans, Congressman David Young, representing Iowa’s Third District, said Wednesday, during a visit to Atlantic.

PHELPS, N.Y. — It was more than 40 years ago, but Mary Linehan clearly remembers the day her son brought home a trumpet for the first time.

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On Nov. 8, 2016, Jaedon Foreman, a freshman at the University of South Dakota studying business economics, reserved a special room on campus.

GENEVA, N.Y. — Bob Hayssen and Phil Beckley hopped into Hayssen’s Hummer this morning for a road trip to Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States.

    WATSEKA, ILL. — A Watseka couple is headed to Washington, DC, today by car, ready for a big week of inaugural festivities.

OLEAN, N.Y. — Cattaraugus County Republican Party Chairman Robert C. Keis Sr., was among the first in the state to endorse Donald Trump for president during the Republican presidential primaries.

DuBOIS – U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Howard, Pa., will have a prime seat when Donald Trump is sworn in as the next president of the United States Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.

OCEANA COUNTY, MICH. — Oceana County will be represented Saturday, Jan. 21 in Washington, DC as women from across the country gather for the Women’s March on Washington, a nationally organized event to celebrate not just women’s rights but equality for all people. 

GENEVA, N.Y. — At least one Genevan will be in attendance Jan. 20 when Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as our nation’s 45th President.


Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of reports of area legislators’ expectations for the next legislative session in Des Moines.


Iowa’s GOP electors gathered at the state capitol Monday to cast their votes for president and vice president. 

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Gov. Terry Branstad, fresh from the recent national limelight as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to China, discussed healthcare, education, collective bargaining, ma…

A Bremer County judge gave a Cedar Falls man the maximum sentence on Jan. 9 after a jury convicted him on Oct. 31, 2016, of being in a woman’s home after she went to bed.

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The Bremer County Sheriff's Office has released an update to the shooting on Jan. 6 in Sumner.


A Waverly man was arrested on Jan. 3 following an investigation of a complaint he sexually abused a minor multiple times.

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A Janesville company that holds two mechanic’s liens on a Waverly business wants to foreclose on them because the trust that owns it hasn’t paid its bills.

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UPDATE: A Davenport man died after he invaded a Sumner residence on Jan. 6.Bremer County Sheriff Dan Pickett said the public was never in danger when Steven Anthony, 46, entered a residence at…

DECORAH, Iowa – The Wartburg College men's basketball team (12-5 overall, 4-4 IIAC) was victorious over Luther College (2-12, 0-7) on Wednesday 73-66.

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The top-ranked Wartburg wrestling team shut out Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference member Nebraska Wesleyan, 48-0, Wednesday night inside Levick Arena. 

Many Wartburg College student-athletes took time to participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects on Monday. 

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Longtime S-F coach Gwen Pagel retires

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WAVERLY, Iowa — Wartburg College athletics announced a new department-wide apparel and sporting goods partnership with Nike and BSN SPORTS on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. The five-year deal takes e…

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The City of Waverly is excited to work with the new owner of the Terex plant in Waverly.

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Two support groups offer support for those affected by opiate abuse

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Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health investments lead to major improvements

The county ranks second in Pennsylvania for number of heroin overdoses

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Learn the stages of work-life and how to deal with them

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The future of heart health includes more personalized care

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Matthew McConaughey discusses Donald Trump's inauguration, saying people need to "go forward and make the best of these next four years." (Jan. 20)

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On Nov. 8, 2016, Jaedon Foreman, a freshman at the University of South Dakota studying business economics, reserved a special room on campus.