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After playing in Sweden and Australia last season, Cascade native Ashley Arlen has joined the Leicester Riders of the Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL).

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After a two-year absence, Aquin Catholic Elementary is returning to its Faith Families program to bring students of all grade levels together. The school has used the program for the last 10 years, but put it on extended break to limit COVID-19 exposures. The program’s return has been eagerl…

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Soap made from berries is the special product from Aronia Essentials, a Cascade business run by the Webber family. Specifically, they create and sell handmade soaps, lotions, bath bombs, scrubs and other spa products from the aronia berry, a superfruit high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory…

Despite what some outside the Midwest might think, there really is no “typical” farmer. You can find growers of crops ranging from paw paws to carrots to soybeans. Some farmers have a few head of heritage-breed livestock, others a few thousand hogs.

President of MercyOne Eastern Iowa Kay Takes won the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award, after being nominated for her commitment to supporting military and veteran colleagues. The award recognizes supervisors nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for the…

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The Cascade Chamber of Commerce welcomes Ryan Plattenberger’s Farm Bureau Financial Services: front from left, Todd Boeckenstedt, CACC vice president, Carolyn Trumm, CACC board member, Laura Faber, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Ryan Plattenberger, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Sherrie Re…

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American Legion Post 528 inducts new officers for the year: front from left, Commander Bob Walsh, Vice Commander Herb Dolphin and Sergeant at Arms Merle Ries; back row, Second District Vice Commander Dick Bries, Historian Pat Hentges, Adjutant Mike Weber and Executive Committee Member Nick K…

Tractor accidents, grain entrapment and injuries from ornery livestock are just some of the dangers agricultural workers face every day. In fact, according to the the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States.

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Cascade Elementary School completed a brand new playground for this school year. The traditional climber playset was set up after the first day of school by matching the most popular choices among students with the school’s available budget. It was funded by the Cascade Parent Teacher Organi…

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Multi-generational farms are less common now than they used to be, but the Edwards family farm in Bernard has been in the family for 161 years. This summer, it was recognized as a Heritage Farm by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship in conjunction with the Iowa Farm Burea…

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Rats and roaches beware, Cascade now has its own local exterminator. Hometown Pest Solutions was founded in July 2022 by veteran exterminator Steve Stoll. Originally from Anamosa, Stoll has been a Cascade resident for over 30 years. Stoll began his career working with his brother in the feed…

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The Cascade City Council approved the addition of five new business incentives and four public projects to the Urban Renewal Plan for financial assistance. The businesses and projects are a warehouse for Cascade Lumber, a warehouse and office for Eastern Iowa Excavating, a flooring business …

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From left, Travis Harry and Nick Herrald play in the Accura Healthcare of Cascade Cornhole Tournament to raise money for the center’s annual Walk for Alzheimer’s, which raises money to find a cure for the disease.

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Dubuque County spent $49,000 last fiscal year on outside legal counsel related to the departure of two county attorney’s office employees, and additional legal costs still are unbilled and being recorded.

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The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 6 stated its support for a $50,000 request from county officials to replace the video system by which defendants make initial appearances in court.

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The Western Dubuque School Board unanimously put its support behind a multi-million dollar bond that will help furnish an addition to the vocational building and a kitchen renovation project during a short, mostly virtual meeting Aug. 29.

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The City of Cascade has begun a major replacement of the sewer main under the Buchanan Street Alley behind north side buildings on 1st Avenue. This construction is part of a long-term project to replace aging water and sewer lines in the city, a subject very important to Mayor Steve Knepper.

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Accura Healthcare of Cascade is raising money for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s by hosting a volleyball and beanbag tournament Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Cascade Community Park. The walk is a national event, with most states having it in the fall. Each city has their walk on different weekends, …

Students and staff of Western Dubuque High School clean hundreds of ears of corn to prepare for school lunches across the entire school district after the corn’s arrival.

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In the race for state auditor, Democratic incumbent Rob Sand promises voters he will remain committed to serving as the taxpayers’ watchdog, while Republican opponent Todd Halbur believes the job should be separate from partisan disputes.

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It’s no secret that technology has developed more rapidly in recent decades than at any previous time in history, and the consistently-changing landscape of computers has had a major impact on the development of the modern workforce in almost every field. According to Mike Delaney, owner of …

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From the blue-collar to the white, professional skilled labor garners the most attention as the topic of any workforce, but less-remembered is the crucial role of unskilled labor. The first jobs, most often during the high school years, not only provide vital experience to the workers but fi…

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After a two-year absence, the St. Matthias Funfest and auction is returning for its 30th year. The Funfest serves as the largest fundraiser for the parish, supplying general expenses to keep the lights on and parish staff paid.

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Jerry Lampe, owner of J. L. Wood Crafts, has been building wooden furniture in Cascade for 30 years. A Cascade native, he discovered his passion for manual labor while he was working for a mobile home company in Phoenix, Ariz., after college.

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Mitchell Hora, CEO and founder of Continuum Ag, teaches local farmers about practicing regenerative agriculture at Miller Malting Company’s inaugural Farm Brew Social, Aug. 27.

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The Rev. Mark Osterhaus blesses the students and teachers of Aquin Elementary with prayers and a dousing of holy water on the first day of school, Aug. 23.

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Jones County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) held a Legislative Field day Aug. 16 at two Jones County properties. The field day focused on three topics: cropland and pasture conservation, Conservation Reserve Programs (CRP) and soil, water and wildlife conservation as an educatio…

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A free day of fun and farming education awaits those who attend the first Farm Brew Social Saturday, Aug, 27 at Miller Malting Company. The event, which runs from noon-9 p.m., is a collaboration between Miller Malting Company and the Dubuque County Watershed program with the stated purpose o…

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The Cascade City Council approved a variance request for Cascade Lumber to pave an existing gravel parking lot on its property without having to adhere to the normal 20% green space requirement for new constructions, during its Aug. 22 meeting. As the existing ordinance is unclear on how to …

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Reid Callahan hangs on while trying to stay on a bucking mechanical bull at Cascade Hometown Days. Additional photos are on page 24A.