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To paraphrase a sports adage, “It’s not about whether you win or lose, but how you run the race.”

A chorus of chattering teeth echoed through the parking lot of Cascade Elementary as students were excited to see the culmination of their efforts in the frigid October morning air.


Ask many people what they ate for supper three nights earlier and the answer might be a blank stare. Ask Cascade resident Hailey Manternach the same question and you’ll get a detailed response — plan on it.

A new bakery in downtown Cascade is appealing to locals and out-of-town visitors alike.

There were no phone calls reported from Cascade to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), but there were still plenty of rockets in the morning skies above the American Legion Park Sept. 20.

The Cascade City Council heard MSA Professional Services give a presentation concerning stormwater near Garfield Street, during its Monday meeting.

Western Dubuque officials will hold a public hearing at their school board meeting Monday, Oct. 14. The hearing is on the proposed issuance of approximately $2 million of school infrastructure sales, service and use tax bonds, that officials hope to use to fund a building expansion at Peosta…


For almost 40 years, many Cascade residents have counted on Herb Manternach to keep their houses dry and warm, and to help keep their lights on. They’ve gotten used to seeing his red repair truck and the way he conducts business as the owner of Manternach Plumbing, Heating and Electric.

Construction could begin as early as November on an addition to Peosta Elementary School, after the Western Dubuque School Board approved a contract with Neumann Monson Architects at its regular meeting Sept. 9.

Although it is technically not known as “Main Street,” Cascade’s 1st Avenue serves as the city’s main thoroughfare through its downtown district. As such, the functionality and aesthetics of not just the buildings, but of the alleys and parking lots around them, provide the town’s main impression.

Horse-riding enthusiasts, as well as citizens who have a first-hand appreciation of the special needs therapeutic horseback riding can address, are invited to participate in the inaugural “Power of the Herd 24-Hour Ride-a-Thon,” being hosted by Inspiration Stables Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturd…


For generations, Cascade citizens have turned out to enjoy Cascade High’s annual Homecoming parade and football game. In turn, CHS students have taken the party on the road to Cascade Elementary and Aquin Catholic schools to fit in as much fun as they could.

When lifelong Bernard resident Anne (Molony) Feeney died Aug. 12, it was tantamount to closing down a section of the library dealing with the town’s history. At 99 years of age, Feeney was a well-loved part of Bernard and touched the lives of many, both physically and figuratively.

Just barely into the school year, Ryan Fritz, the new principal at Cascade Jr./Sr. High School, is already juggling multiple tasks simultaneously, while still getting used to the more mundane things like the layout of the school and the location of the staff lounge.