After a 38-year career in education, Rick Colpitts is retiring as superintendent of Western Dubuque Community Schools June 31. It’s the end of an education career that, if Colpitts had listened to his high school guidance counselor, might not have happened.
The Traditional Karate Club of Cascade has been training students of all ages in self-defense for the past 13 years. It was founded by Deb Rohr, who ran it for 10 years before retiring and passing it to current instructors Patrick and Jennifer Diller.
Cascade’s latest public mural celebrates the falls on the North Fork Maquoketa River that gave the town its name. It was commissioned by the City of Cascade in 2021, using funds from a Beautify Communities grant from Diamond Vogel Paint.
Dubuque County finishes recount; vote totals unchanged