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Western Dubuque School Board members approved a concurrent enrollment agreement with Northeast Iowa Community College, along with program agreements for an auto and diesel academy and a health occupations academy with NICC during their Aug. 12 meeting.


Sure, age may be just a number, but in Cascade, it’s also reason to party. With that spirit in mind, people of all vintages, Cascade citizens and those who wish they were, are invited to the three-day celebration known as Cascade Hometown Days, to help the town celebrate turning 185-years-young.

The Head Start Program, which serves the families of 225 children in Dubuque, Delaware and Jackson Counties, will continue serving families in those areas — but under new management — beginning Aug. 19.


Cascade resident Maureen McDermott has come a long way — both geographically and as an artist — since she first began sewing as a girl growing up in Australia.

By nearly all measures, Cascade native Justine Stevenson was living an idyllic life. After growing up in Cascade, the daughter of Peter Hosch and June Knepper, Stevenson met Chasen Stevenson while attending Iowa State University. After obtaining her Masters in meat science from the Universit…


Cascade native Gannon O’Brien is a 2018 graduate of Cascade High School who is furthering his education at the University of Iowa., with the help of a $2,000 American Legion Scholarship.

Although he now lives and conducts business on the west coast, Michael Leytem has relied time and time again on lessons he learned from his Cascade upbringing and education to help him navigate life’s sometimes bumpy waters.

If you stay in one place for 58 years two things are certain. People are going to know your name, and eventually, you’ll need to get up and move around.


For more than 50 years and across multiple generations, the Cascade Municipal Pool has been utilized as both a summer cooling center and social center for Cascade-area citizens.

The City of Cascade is looking into getting an ordinance on the books that will establish what is and what isn’t acceptable when it comes to the levels of maintenance on buildings taken by property owners in Cascade.

The coronation for the 20th Great Jones County Fair Queen was held July 16. Lauren Ries, left, was crowned queen earning a $500 scholarship and a chance to compete for the title of Iowa State Fair Queen. Jaelynn Kraus, center, and Olivia Goodyear were named Great Jones County Fair Princess a…


The purrs of appreciation begin almost immediately from kittens “Mindy” and “Oreo” when fingers reach inside the cage housing them. “Rosie” is among the adult cats in a separate room that size up visitors before rubbing up against their legs or offering “head-bumps” of love and acceptance. I…

Cascade artist Beth Heim applies primer before she begins painting a mural on the side of the building that houses J Salon & Spa, at 114 1st. Ave. West.

• Christopher P. Hosch, 29, Cascade, cited for ATV violation and failure to have a valid driver’s license, July 8.

After reviewing three different options for ways to alleviate the cramped and overcrowded state of its present building, the Library Building Committee of the Cascade Municipal Library believes that a new building will help provide library patrons with what they need not only now, but what w…

Western Dubuque’s School Board heard an update on the latest Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) of the district’s buildings and the professional development plan for the 2019-20 school year at its July 8 meeting.

Mike Federspiel is currently the youngest adjunct professor employed by the University of Dubuque. Federspiel was born and raised in Peosta and attended Cascade Jr./Sr. High School.