The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

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The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier is a daily afternoon newspaper published by Lee Enterprises for people living in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa as well as northeast Iowa.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
A sample front page of The Courier
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
EditorDoug Hines
General managerDavid Adams
Headquarters6915 Chancellor Dr. Ste B
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
United States
Circulation10,342 Daily (as of 2023)[1]



The first issue of The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier was published on November 22, 1859, by WH Hartman and George Ingersoll.[2] The Courier changed to a daily newspaper in 1890, publishing in the afternoon every day except Saturday.[2]

Howard Publications bought the Waterloo Courier and Cedar Falls Record in 1983. At that time, the Courier had been owned for 128 years by the same family, and had a daily circulation of around 55,000 in 1983. The circulation of The Record was about 4,000.[3] Lee Enterprises acquired the Howard chain in 2002.[4]


  1. ^ Lee Enterprises. "Form 10-K". Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  2. ^ a b "Element not valid". Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  3. ^ (27 January 1983). The impending sale of the Waterloo Courier and the..., UPI
  4. ^ (13 February 2002). Lee Newspapers to buy Howard Publications, The Baltimore Sun