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Jason Feldmann is a man who has dedicated his life to service in a variety of ways and is preparing to retire from the National Guard after 20 years. Feldmann grew up in Hopkinton and has been a part of the Cascade community since 2002. In that time he’s served as a member of the National Gu…

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“It kind of looks like a bird made of spare parts,” retired naturalist and former executive director of the Dubuque County Conservation Board Bob Walton said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. But the White House portrayed the action as important validation of his measured approach throughout the rollout.

In April 2016, the Board of Directors of Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) elected to further expand the co-op’s services by constructing a fiber-optic network. The intent was to transform the electric system into a fully functioning smart grid and provide a new membership benefit…

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Ana Landa, an employee of Riverbend Retirement Community, assisted motorist Bernie Maiers after his motor vehicle was knocked over by a sudden gust of wind. Stopping her car to help, Landa checked to make sure Maiers was all right, retrieved a blanket from her car for him, and enlisted the h…

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On March 30, the Cascade City Council held a special meeting to formally approve a property tax reimbursement application and a business incentive application for Centro, Inc., a new business moving to town.

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The Coohey Memorial Riverview Walking Trail has been temporarily closed as work on the river’s riprap and levee has begun. While the construction equipment has caused some additional damage to the trail, the City Council already had plans to renovate the trail after the levee work is finishe…

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The current gazebo in Riverview Park has stood for the past 70 years as a feature in the many public community events held in the park, as well as everyday park recreation. After this much time, however, it shows signs of deterioration and possible safety hazards. City Administrator Deanna M…

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Between March 22-25, members of the Cascade High School Student Council held a clothing collection event called the Cougar Clothing Drive to collect unwanted school clothing and give it to people who can use it. Nora Noonan, student council president, explained how she came up with the idea.

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BEIJING — A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is "extremely unlikely," according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press.

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Much like the fair in the summer, the annual Jones County Cattlemen’s Banquet, held at the Berndes Center in Monticello March 20, shifted the focus to the youth in a scaled-down event.

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Although a state-led measure intended to add transparency to the city’s tax levy process ultimately seemed to cause more confusion than clarity for citizens, the Cascade City Council finalized its levy rate for the fiscal year 2021/2022 Monday night after several months of consideration.

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Cascade’s two senior communities, River Bend Retirement Community and Shady Rest Care Center, have once again opened their doors to in-person visitors after nearly a year of restriction. According to Vicki Nemmers, regional manager at River Bend, multiple factors have changed the status quo.

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Cascade native Dr. Cassandra Lange is opening a new medical practice in Cedar Rapids named Lange Orthopaedics. This practice will specialize in treating joint pain/arthritis, sports injuries, fractures, as well as other musculoskeletal conditions. Lange is currently the only surgeon in Cedar…

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After months of planning, the Cascade City Council officially passed its yearly budget. Along with the typical funding allotments, this budget will reduce taxes according to City Administrator Deanna McCusker.

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Cascade Municipal Utilities wants customers to know they will be seeing a temporary increase in their natural gas rate over the next few months after a record cold stretch that impacted the area in mid-February forced the usage of natural gas storage reserves.

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WUHAN, China (AP) — Scribbled instructions for incoming patients plastered on the window of a silent hospital reception counter. A lone worker in a hazmat suit, steadily spraying disinfectant in an empty hospital hallway.

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LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca’s repeated missteps in reporting vaccine data coupled with a blood clot scare could do lasting damage to the credibility of a shot that is the linchpin in the global strategy to stop the coronavirus pandemic, potentially even undermining vaccine confidence more broa…

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Animal manure has long been recognized as a method to return nutrients essential to the crop growing process to the soil. When compared to more conventional commercial fertilizers, properly applied manure has the potential to foster a prime growing environment in addition to providing numero…

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Every year, around 4,000 children are entered into foster care in the state of Iowa, an experience that can be very confusing and difficult as children are moved to a new family without necessarily understanding why. Four Oaks, one of Iowa’s strongest child welfare, juvenile justice and beha…

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For the second time in just more than three months, Monticello’s Animal Welfare Friends (AWF) shelter is responding to a drastic increase in stray dog pickups.

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Optimism is spreading in the U.S. as COVID-19 deaths plummet and states ease restrictions and open vaccinations to younger adults. But across Europe, dread is setting in with another wave of infections that is closing schools and cafes and bringing new lockdowns.