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The Traditional Karate Club of Cascade has been training students of all ages in self-defense for the past 13 years. It was founded by Deb Rohr, who ran it for 10 years before retiring and passing it to current instructors Patrick and Jennifer Diller.

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Cascade’s latest public mural celebrates the falls on the North Fork Maquoketa River that gave the town its name. It was commissioned by the City of Cascade in 2021, using funds from a Beautify Communities grant from Diamond Vogel Paint.

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During a discussion with the Western Dubuque School Board June 13, the Bobcat Legacy Foundation laid out its plan for a turf field at Buchman Field and are asking the district to commit $750,000 for the project.

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The Catholic Daughters installed new officers in the Knights of Columbus Hall June 14. From left, Lynne Conlin (Color Guard), Linda Takes Davis (Color Guard), LuAnn Cigrand (Treasurer), Eileen Steffen (Recording Secretary), Lois Merkes (Regent), Patty Decker (Vice Regent), Karen McAllister (…

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Having secured the first sources of funding for a new library building, the Cascade Library Board will soon launch a fundraising campaign to raise the remaining $1.4 to $2 million needed to expand the library services and provide Cascade with a built-in community center.

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Summerfest attendees enjoy music by Nutsy Turtle and Lori G, the first of three musical groups booked for the event. The Cascade Sportsmen Club held their second annual Summerfest fundraiser June 18. The nonprofit organization provides a recreational area for local resident for an annual fee…

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Cascade dentist Dr. Steve Bradley won the Republican Primary for Iowa House District 66 against fellow representative Lee Hein. The two faced off in the same primary due to redistricting, with the new District 66 covering all of Jones County and nearly all of Jackson County, except Maquoketa…

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During the 2021-2022 school year, 403 students in the Western Dubuque School District received special education services. The school board heard those numbers during a report from Special Education Director Vicky Coyle at the June 13 board meeting.

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As a result of receiving $1 million from Dubuque County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, the Cascade Library Board will begin fundraising with intent of contributing up to $1 million in bond funding.

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With the “Five Best Days of Summer” just more than a month away, a sneak peek of what people can expect from the annual event was held at the Youth Development Center, June 8.

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The Cascade Junior Girl Scouts have begun work on their latest community project to earn their Bronze Award. The requirements of the award ask the troop to find a need in the community and meet it in a sustainable way. After a lot of brainstorming and speaking with community members, they di…

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What does it take for milk to be considered organic? According to Cascade dairy farmers Kim and Marvin Lynch, it is a combination of organically-grown feed and natural medication.

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A June 1 fire in Cascade killed a resident and badly damaged a building housing both apartments and a business.

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From snack crackers to fine wine, it seems cheese can go with almost anything thanks to the seemingly-endless varieties. While there are well-known standards like cheddar, colby jack or mozzarella which can be purchased at almost any grocery store, other lesser-known cheeses and new spins on…

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Honor Flight of Dubuque allows veterans living in Northeast Iowa, Southwest Wisconsin and Northwest Illinois to travel to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect on memorials honoring military service. This year, Bernard resident and Navy Reserves veteran Tom Gassman was one of 100 to visit D.…

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Cascade resident Tyler Kaalberg began scouting in first grade in 2010 as a Cub Scout. Now 19 and a freshman in college, he was awarded the highest rank of Eagle Scout June 2021 after completing his project. Kaalberg said the responsibilities of the Eagle Scout project are meant to demonstrat…

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Jack Riniker, age 13, fishes next to the Cascade bridge over the North Fork Maquoketa River. Riniker said he fishes whenever he can and catches anything from catfish and bluegills to minnows.

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One of John Howard’s retirement pastimes is waging a one-man war on litter in Cascade. A lifelong Cascade resident, Howard retired from Cottingham and Butler Insurance in February 2021 and decided to start picking up trash by the roadside while on a walk one day. By the time he finished, he’…

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Mrs. Ann Neuhaus leads her fourth-grade class on the ukulele in the rhythm stick nonsense song “Sarasponda” at the Cascade Elementary Talent Show. Other acts in the show included Wiffleball throwing, volleyball, hoverboard tricks and band.

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High school juniors Brooklyn Loes and Margo Rausch planted 10 new trees around Cascade High School, Coohey Trail and Riverview Park.

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Members of American Legion Post 528 march down Cascade’s streets to a service at St. Matthias Catholic Church as they begin their day of visiting cemeteries to remember those who have fallen defending our freedom.

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The Cascade City Council approved amendments to the fiscal year 2022 budget after receiving no objections from the public or the council.

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From left, kindergarteners Lucas Strang and Wyatt McLees are sprayed with colored chalk powder by fourth-grader Luke Marcus as they run around the baseball field at the City Park during Cascade Elementary’s annual color run fundraiser.

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A calm spring evening on the sandy bluffs of Whitewater Canyon’s Overlook Trail.

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Thanks to the recent redistricting, the June 7 Republican primary will have two sitting representatives on the ballot, District 58 Incumbent Dr. Steve Bradley and District 96 Incumbent Lee Hein. They are vying to represent the new House of Representatives District 66, in which they both now …

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Jones County Cattlemen, founded in 1938, is “all about beef,” and its primary focuses include beef promotion, industry education and membership development. In celebration of “Beef Month” in Iowa, the Jones County Cattlemen highlighted their involvement in Jones County and surrounding counties.

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Summer is a time of freedom and fun activities for children, and the Cascade Public Library is gearing up for its share of the fun with the 2022 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” focuses on everyday adventures in the outdoors and will feature books and…

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Accura Healthcare of Cascade surprised its staff and residents with a dunk tank May 12. From left, CNA April Hamilton dunks Laura Reiss, director of nursing.

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Cascade gardeners and landscapers now have a local source to pick up ready-made compost at no cost. The City of Cascade, in partnership with the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, now has a certified compost bunker at 5th Ave SW and Pierce Street. The compost is USCC Certified and…

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Students from Cascade High School visited Costa Rica as the second trip of Cougars Expanding Horizons, a group formed by Rebecca McDermott and Angie Manternach, to provide opportunities for students to travel, experience different cultures and see life outside of Eastern Iowa.