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IT’S OFFICIAL: Clinton narrowly wins Iowa

Here’s a first in Iowa Democratic Party history: In a three-way race for the top spot in the caucuses, two candidates for the party’s nomination end up so close that it takes several coin flips to determine the course of the race.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Denver passes bond for gym on 3rd attempt
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 8:00 am

Despite Winter Storm Kayla dumping about 7 inches of snow in the area Tuesday, 864 Denver area voters made their way to the Denver Community Center to cast their ballots for a $7.2 million bond issue.

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SNOWBOUND
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 8:00 am

A snow storm ripped through the area on Tuesday and Wednesday, at the heels of the Iowa Caucuses, bringing life to a practical standstill.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Ex-cop, disbarred lawyer sentenced for counterfeit cash
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 8:00 am

A former Iowa police officer, who is also a disbarred Iowa attorney, was sentenced on Jan. 21 to two years in federal prison.  

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IRS scam hits Waverly as tax season begins
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 8:00 am

Thieves thrive during tax season. 

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CRUZ WINS, DEMS IN 'VIRTUAL TIE'
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 12:35 am

Talk about a nail biter.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
BREMER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SITES
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 12:34 pm

Precinct Location Address

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BREMER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CAUCUS SITES
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 10:13 am

Precinct Location Address

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Crunching the numbers for the Green Bridge
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 8:00 am

The Waverly City Council consulted with an accountant Monday night to see if there was any room for a bond to either repair or replace the Third Street Southeast Bridge.

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Bremer Co. Sheriff Pickett seeks 2nd term
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 8:00 am

Bremer County Sheriff Dan Pickett is running for a second term.

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COUNTDOWN TO CAUCUSES
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 8:00 am

All eyes are on Iowa.

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WHC, police practice live shooter drill
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 8:00 am

A visitor at the Waverly Health Center turned violent and shot five people on Wednesday morning before Waverly police and Bremer County Sheriff’s deputies killed him in a confrontation.

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
$7.2M bond issue on ballot in Denver
Posted: January 27, 2016 - 5:09 pm

Will the third time be the charm for the Denver Community Schools on Tuesday?

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
2 supervisors seek re-election
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 8:00 am

A pair of incumbents on the Bremer County Board of Supervisors are seeking re-election on Nov. 8.

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Tripoli suspects charged with meth possession
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 8:00 am

Tripoli police arrested a pair of residents of that city in separate drug raids on Saturday, Jan. 16.

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Firefighters to hold meetings Feb. 3 for state convention
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 8:00 am

For a week in September, Waverly will host a statewide event for a second time in 40 years.

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CAUCUS 101
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 6:00 am

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Thursday 01/21/2016
W-SR takes over AEA school at Bremwood
Posted: January 21, 2016 - 5:54 pm

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City mulls detouring W. Bremer Ave.
Posted: January 21, 2016 - 8:00 am

The Waverly City Council on Monday discussed briefly the possibility of establishing a detour of West Bremer Avenue this spring to replace a box culvert near the intersection with Sixth Street as part of the Dry Run Creek upgrade.

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Council hears new report on Green Bridge
Posted: January 21, 2016 - 8:00 am

The Waverly City Council heard a report Monday night of several options for the repair or replacement of the Third Street Southeast Bridge, which has been closed since February of last year.

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Fiorina quizzed on mental health
Updated: January 21, 2016 - 8:39 am

Philip Trimble was hoping to hear what presidential candidates would do to help his family.

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‘Bremer-icans’ grab CNN spotlight
Updated: January 21, 2016 - 8:39 am

Once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence, three times is a trend.

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Tuesday 01/19/2016
Rubio, Santorum stump in Waverly
Posted: January 19, 2016 - 8:00 am

Two Republicans on the opposite ends of the lineup for the party nomination stumped in Waverly Monday, urging GOP caucus-goers to help them win Iowa on Feb. 1. 

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Back to home base
Posted: January 19, 2016 - 8:00 am

He grew up in the Cedar Valley and after leaving it to build himself elsewhere for a while, Darius Paul Rama Robinson is back in Iowa.

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Bremer Dems prep for caucus
Posted: January 19, 2016 - 8:00 am

In 2008, about 1,521 area residents took part in the Democratic caucus in Bremer County, almost twice as many as in 2004.

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Thursday 01/14/2016
Green Bridge options mulled
Posted: January 14, 2016 - 8:00 am

Eleven months and five days after it was closed down, the Green Bridge will be back on the agenda on Monday.

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An app for that!
Posted: January 14, 2016 - 8:00 am

Four years ago, Wes Gade, the current chairperson of the Bremer County Republicans, voted for Rick Santorum at the GOP caucus at the high school. 

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Their Buddy Bench
Posted: January 14, 2016 - 8:00 am

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LIVING OUT HIS FAITH
Posted: January 14, 2016 - 8:00 am

Some believe that politics and religion should not be talked about at the same table.

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Tuesday 01/12/2016
Sen. Grassley quizzed by Bremer Co. constituents on issues at town hall meeting
Posted: January 12, 2016 - 8:00 am

Iowa’s senior senator faced a packed Bremer Room at the Waverly Public Library on Thursday to update constituents on what’s going on in Washington, D.C.

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Greetings on main lights up spirit
Updated: January 12, 2016 - 9:46 am

There was no snow on the ground on Thursday, but Santa still stopped in Waverly to set in motion a series of celebrations that will culminate with Christmas.

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An eagle named River
Posted: January 12, 2016 - 8:00 am

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Sanders: We’ve got a real shot to win
Posted: January 12, 2016 - 8:00 am

August Hirschkorn has never traveled to Iowa, but presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders changed that.

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Cruz: Our country is in a real crisis
Posted: January 12, 2016 - 8:00 am

With the mercury falling near zero Saturday night, more than 400 brave souls ignored the cold and made their way to pack the McCaskey Lyceum inside the Saemann Student Center at Wartburg College to hear the platform of the current Republican front runner in Iowa.

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Pastor preps for overseas mission
Posted: January 12, 2016 - 8:00 am

A Waverly pastor who was moved by the plight of the global refugee crisis took on a personal approach to helping solve it.

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Thursday 01/07/2016
Beenblossom dons deputy uniform, joins Bremer Co. Sheriff’s Office
Updated: January 07, 2016 - 1:59 pm

His dad has always been his role model and as a kid, all Glen Beenblossom wanted was to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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16th St. SW repaving passes despite Green Bridge concerns
Updated: January 07, 2016 - 1:43 pm

The Waverly City Council on Monday approved the reconstruction of a street that runs between the Waverly-Shell Rock middle and high schools, but a possible future project cast a shadow over the discussion.

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Residents urged to clear snow, ice from storm drains
Updated: January 07, 2016 - 1:42 pm

As winter has finally arrived in Waverly following the Dec. 28 snowstorm, as well as both frozen and liquid precipitation expected today and Friday, a city official requested the public’s help to be sure ice and snow melt are removed in a timely fashion. 

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Sheriff: President’s gun directive will not affect what we do here day to day
Updated: January 07, 2016 - 8:28 am

As President Obama announced an executive order Tuesday to expand background checks for firearms, a local sheriff says the White House directive will not affect the day to day operations in his office in regards to the issuance of gun permits.

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UPDATE: Sanders, Cruz stump in Waverly
Updated: January 07, 2016 - 4:18 pm

UPDATE: Due to a scheduling conflict, Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) campaign event will not be at the Prairie Links Golf and Event Center. Instead, it will be at the McCaskey Lyceum in the Saemann Student Center at Wartburg College.

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Tuesday 01/05/2016
Owner: Word of Mouth closed due to ‘immigration red tape’
Updated: January 05, 2016 - 8:31 am

A popular Waverly establishment is closed for the month of January because of a situation with the business’ owner.

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UPDATE: Man found dead after Sat. Nashua shooting
Posted: January 05, 2016 - 8:31 am

A man was found dead of a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon in a Nashua residence.

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CAUCUS READY
Updated: January 05, 2016 - 8:27 am

On Feb. 1, Bremer County Republicans and Democrats will head to their designated locations to lobby their fellow party members for the candidate they believe is the most viable choice in their party.

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GMT sues former employee for stealing secrets
Posted: January 05, 2016 - 8:27 am

A Waverly-based manufacturing company has filed a suit against one of its former employees alleging that he has stolen proprietary information.

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Supervisors pick Neil as ’16 chair
Updated: January 05, 2016 - 8:27 am

Bremer County Supervisors held their first meeting of 2016 on Monday by approving Tim Neil, the District 2 representative, as the chair for the new year. 

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Thursday 12/31/2015
Remembering Grandpa ‘Hawkeye’
Posted: December 31, 2015 - 8:00 am

On Tuesday afternoon, Chris O’Brien took a bouquet of red roses to Harlington Cemetery.

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THE JOB OF HER DREAMS
Posted: December 31, 2015 - 8:00 am

As tens of thousands of Iowans head to Pasadena, Calif., to witness the Hawkeyes’ first trip to the Rose Bowl Game in 25 years against the Stanford Cardinal on Friday, a Waverly native will be working as a member of the Pasadena Police force. 

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Tuesday 12/29/2015
WINTER STORM SLAMS AREA
Posted: December 29, 2015 - 8:00 am

Those who worried that 2015 is going to be remembered for a snowless Christmas and unseasonably high temps had their minds eased on Christmas Eve. 

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Chief: Burglars take no holidays
Posted: December 29, 2015 - 8:00 am

Christmas Eve was a fairly uneventful time at the Waverly PD. 

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Recycling bulky items picks up after gift-giving holidays
Posted: December 29, 2015 - 8:00 am

After a gift-giving holiday season, bulky items start filling containers at recycling centers all over the country.

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Wagner is missing, owner worried about health
Posted: December 29, 2015 - 8:00 am

A friendly pooch called Wagner has caused a lot of heartache for his owner, Jesse DeGroote.

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