Dr. Steve Bradley began his term as a member of the Iowa House of Representatives Jan. 11. He represents District 58, which covers Jackson County, more than half of Jones County and part of Dubuque County near Cascade.
Take a drive through the countryside on a summer evening and you’ll look upon green fields of corn as far as the eye can see. That corn plays a vital role in the state’s economy and a typical grocery store has over 4,000 items listing corn as an ingredient.
On July 10, 13 new deacons will be ordained to serve the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Among them will be Cascade residents Daniel Kurt and Mark Otting. These men and their fellow deacons-in-training are nearing the end of a nine-semester-long formation, with the last semester about to begin this month.
Since the retirement of Terry Frasher on Dec. 24, the building that previously held his barbershop has stood empty. That is quickly changing, however, as a new barbershop, Runaway Cuts, is being set up by Faith Hazer in the building.
Since its founding in February 2019, the response Heather Weers and the Jones County Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace received has facilitated the start of a new chapter in Delaware County and further expansion in the towns the chapter is able to serve.
Dubuque County officials on Tuesday detailed and bemoaned a slower-than-advertised rollout of the coronavirus vaccines from the State of Iowa.
In 2020, Iowa farmers saw a slight increase in soybean production from the previous year, rising from 501,600 to 503,280 bushels per 1,000 acres according to the United States Department of Agriculture in their November forecast. Corn production, however, declined from 2,583,900 to 2,336,800…
A year that saw producers deal not only with weather concerns but also tariff and COVID-19 ramifications made 2020 a year grain producers may not soon forget.
The State of Iowa is receiving nearly $345 million in federal funds to help schools address COVID-19-related costs, $6.5 million of which will go to Dubuque Community Schools.
The Iowa Department of Public Health on Tuesday released guidelines for who will be in the second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations in the state.
On Jan. 5, staff and residents of River Bend Retirement Community in Cascade were injected with their first round of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The process began early in the morning with preparation and paperwork.
The Western Dubuque School district is currently conducting studies to improve the school experience for non-English speakers through growing its English Language Learners program, (ELL).
A belief that middle school students should experience a wide variety of classes and activities has led to an assortment of different opportunities for students at Drexler Middle/Intermediate School.
Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and four aides helped make a marketing video for a Utah company that was awarded no-bid contracts for work on the coronavirus pandemic, a move that has raised allegations of favoritism and improper use of public resources.
The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors opened the new year by welcoming a new member, selecting new leadership and discussing a new schedule for meetings, while also reviewing the arrival of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the county.
New research suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two easier-to-spread variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa.
Public health officials sounded the alarm for months, complaining that they did not have enough support or money to get COVID-19 vaccines quickly into arms. Now the slower-than-expected start to the largest vaccination effort in U.S. history is proving them right.
The pandemic has caused many people to reassess their priorities. There is talk of moving out of the city, simplifying life and saving more money.
Fidelity Bank and Trust’s annual Needy Tree received a particularly large amount of donations over the 2020 Christmas season. This charity event is run through the bank by Resources Unite and derives its name from the tree in the bank with names of needy children that are taken by donors. Do…
The U.S. could soon be giving at least a million COVID-19 vaccinations a day despite the sluggish start, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday, even as he warned of a dangerous next few weeks as the coronavirus surges.
As the first doses of vaccines for health care workers roll out, Jones County also received a massive shipment of personal protective equipment for use at long-term care facilities.
Despite growing vaccine access, January is looking grim around the globe as the coronavirus resurges and reshapes itself from Britain to Japan to California, filling hospitals and threatening livelihoods anew as governments lock down businesses and race to find solutions.
While the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County dropped by 62% in December, compared to one month earlier, nearly 40% of the people tested still were found to have the coronavirus.
Dubuque County supervisors approved a resolution Dec. 28 to allocate $22,000 for area historical societies — six months after they usually would have received the funding.
After commitments to follow through, the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to require review of hog and cattle confinement operations of more than 3,000 head.
Five old limestone gravestones have recently been restored at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Cascade. These stones mark the burial sites of members of the May family who died in 1874 and their restoration was arranged by Gene Manternach, a distant relation who felt a connection while researching his…
At the Dec. 14 Western Dubuque School Board meeting, Bob Hingtgen, of the District Transportation, Building and Grounds Department, updated the board on district facilities.
It has been nearly 10 months since Neil Bennett of Iowa City became Iowa's first person hospitalized for the coronavirus, and the 74-year-old is still dealing with the impact.
Coronavirus vaccinations began this week in Iowa's nursing homes and officials said today that, although it will take weeks to complete, the vaccination drive gives hope to the isolated residents that they can resume contact with their families.
The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that's been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday.
Students at Cascade Elementary get festive with Christmas sweaters. From left, Ms. McElmeel, Addison Curoe, Ella Green, Caydence Valentine, Morgan Johnson, Sophie Adams, Kira Porter, Reese Falaris, McKenna Harris, Alexus McCormick, Chloe Schlemme, Carter Conter, Finley Casey, Sadler Bergfeld…
Officials reported Monday that Dubuque County will receive fewer COVID-19 vaccine doses this week than expected for health care workers, and the start of vaccinations at local long-term-care centers could be delayed slightly.