Cascade native Deb Donovan knew from kindergarten that she wanted to be a teacher. This was largely due to the influence of her kindergarten teacher, Donovan’s own mother, Rosalia Fah, who was a teacher for 45 years.
Paramedic, firefighter and law enforcement officer, Coletta Matson is the newest member of the Cascade Police Department. Matson grew up on a 20-acre farm in Missouri Valley and entered the field of medicine as a paramedic at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. Matson said she neve…
Second-grade students got a special history lesson on a field trip to the Tri-County Historical Society May 18. The 40 students in two classes at Cascade Elementary were brought by their teachers, Rachel Brindle and Melissa Roller.
Ava Noonan started working in beef shows at 4 years old with bucket-bottle calves and was working with big heifers by the time she was 5. Now a Junior at Cascade High School, Noonan continues her year-round devotion to the sport of showing beef cattle and has no intentions of stopping.
"I just really like to help people," beamed Melissa McLees, a licensed massage therapist serving clients at Just Teasin' Salon and Spa in Farley. McLees graduated from Carlson College of Massage Therapy and launched Creative Touch Massage and Wellness in 2021, reinventing herself after a challenging period of life.
The Butcher Block will soon be open as Cascade’s hometown meat locker, processing everything from beef to hogs, deer, sheep and goats. This new business is run by the Vaske family, who has been processing their own meat since the father, Randy Vaske, was 18 years old.
Total Cattle Inventory in Iowa (as of January 1, 2022; +4.1%) 3,850,000
Reading, prizes and foamy fun will return when the Cascade Public Library launches its annual summer reading program Wednesday, June 7.
Local seed-starting, floral and craft business Our Little Greenhouse had a major expansion with the completion of a greenhouse and held an open house, May 12-13. Lindsay Staner first opened the business in the fall of 2021.
The Cascade City Council discussed adjustments to the current Vicious and Dangerous Animals ordinance, approving the removal of specific breeds from the list and instead focusing on the animal’s behavior. After much discussion, the Council agreed to include a section limiting the number of c…
Restaurant portion of Dubuque County establishment to close this month
Authorities: 2 injured in collision with semi truck in Dubuque County
In recognition of the company’s 70th anniversary, area legislators visited Cascade Lumber Company, May 19. Discussing the company are: from left, Joe Noonan, Claire Gill, district office representative for Congresswoman Ashley Hinson, Senator Carrie Koelker, Senator Dan Zumbach, Representati…
A split Dubuque County Board of Supervisors agreed Monday to purchase a five-acre site in Key West from the Iowa Department of Transportation for $500,000 to solve county space shortages for numerous departments.
The City of Cascade officially opened the new gazebo with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Riverview Park, May 17. Mayor Steve Knepper thanked all the donors and contractors who made the construction possible and said it will serve as an asset to the community and the park’s summer events. From …
Aquin Catholic Elementary donated $1,066.27 to Cascade’s Next Chapter fund for the construction of the new library May 19. Front from left, Rilynn Schockemoehl, Bode Manternach, Will Thole, Annie Lahey, Annalynne Thole and Tatum Lahey; back row, Laura Herbers, principal and Cascade Public Li…
The Bernard Commercial Club has begun renovating Commercial Club Park and replacing the playground equipment with new, safer structures.
Following a career spanning 45 years, first-grade teacher Anita Gleason is retiring from her position at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary in Dyersville.
Accura HealthCare of Cascade held a senior prom court to celebrate its residents on Mother’s Day, May 14, as a kickoff to National Skilled Nursing Week. The event was created by Accura’s Activities Director Angie Link who said the prom court was a great way to bring the residents together as…
Cascade Elementary held its annual Color Run fundraiser at New City Park, May 11. All grades participated in running around the baseball field while getting sprayed with colored chalk powder by their classmates and teachers. This year, the Color Run raised a total of $34,800 for the school. …
Rosie Noonan takes part in the annual May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Blessed Mary #1926. The crowing was held May 9 at the grotto on Garfield Street near Reiff Funeral Home.
The Cascade Girl Scouts held its My Guy & Me/Spring Fling Dance, May 13. The event is designed to coincide with school proms and give the younger girls a chance to attend a dance of their own while also serving as a parent/daughter bonding event. From left, Danielle Ostwinkle looks over …
The Cascade Public Library received $5,000 through the Aureon Ripple Grant for the new library building. Aureon is the fiber and technology partner of Cascade Communications and 119 other independent internet companies in Iowa, with Cascade Communications also being a shareholder in Aureon. …
Simon recognized by Gov. Reynolds for academic excellence
Cascade Woman sentenced to probation for multiple thefts
“Everybody’s watching and waiting for it to fall, “said Mike Conter of the leaning 100-year-old corn crib on the family’s century farm about four miles south of Peosta. “A lot of my neighbors said, ‘oh my gosh, oh my gosh, it’s going.’”
A new all-ages game will be ready for the public by the end of May thanks to Girl Scout Troop 2885’s erecting a nine-square court in the New City Park for their Bronze Award project.
The Library Design Committee reported the completion of the design development phase to the Cascade City Council at the May 8 meeting and discussed the possibility of alternate features outside of the base bid, such as solar panels on the roof and geothermal heating.
The Franciscan Sisters with the Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking & Slavery presented a public education event on human trafficking at the Cascade Public Library May 4. The two religious sisters, Sr. Mary Lechtenberg and Sr. Janet May, previously taught in Cascade schools; Ma…
Although a gloomy evening threatening rain, the Cascade Junior/Senior High School music program hosted Jazz in the Park, May 5, at the Cascade Amphitheatre. From left, Hailey Mitchell, Lucy Green, Alaina Green, Hayden Ehlers, Rylan Smith and Tate Frasher kick things off with a vocal performa…
Aquin Catholic held its annual Walkathon on the Heritage Trail May 5. This 44-year-old tradition consists of a 10-mile walk along Heritage Trail from Farley to Dyersville and back. Pledges for the walkers raise money for charity. Front from left, Russell Smith, Brandon Ortiz and Beau Takes; …
Application start date announced for education savings accounts
Early childhood Iowa celebrates child care provider appreciation day
Authorities: Intoxicated man crashed into patrol vehicle outside Bernard
The Western Dubuque School Board approved the resignations of two district administrators and the hiring of one at their May 8 board meeting.
Cascade Elementary and local law enforcement have been hard at work promoting safety at the crosswalk on 1st Avenue and Tyler Street. According to principal Dan Wendler, this is in the wake of two near misses in recent months.
Master Gardner Bill McCarthy received the Outstanding Volunteer in Urban Forestry award, from the Iowa Urban Tree Council, during the 32nd Annual Urban Forestry Awards Ceremony on April 12 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.
Cornerstone Church celebrated its 10th anniversary since its founding in Cascade on April 30. The celebration was marked by a special service preached by Cornerstones’ founding pastor, Phil Parsons, as well as a social lunch and slideshow afterward.
After months of committee meetings and break-out sessions, the Cascade City Council has passed its budget for the coming fiscal year in addition to setting a new tax levy rate.