The Cascade dance team is fresh off a pair of state runner-up finishes from the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association’s State Dance Championship and is ready to prove itself on the national stage. The Cougars will be competing at Dance Team Union (DTU) Nationals in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 22-23.
On Broadway, a play that opens and closes after a single performance is not seen as a success, but “Wandering Dogs,” was met with a rousing round of applause following its lone Cascade presentation, Feb. 11.
It could just as easily be hanging in a gallery somewhere, but Cascade artist Lu Anne Henneberry’s latest work of art hangs in a place of honor and prominence much closer to home.
Sheriff Joe Kennedy Feb. 10 proposed an overhaul of Dubuque County Jail to solve safety and efficiency problems with the current facility that he said will only get worse.
Two Republican candidates running for eastern Iowa’s congressional seat say civil-rights protections should not extend to gender identity.
Dubuque County supervisors recently agreed to shell out about $1.2 million in funding to area organizations in the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1.
As America began expanding west of the Mississippi River, landowners in what would eventually be Dubuque County constructed homes durable enough to weather the harsh demands of the area’s sometimes extreme weather. The houses were built to last, but some unintentional consequences lingered a…
Dubuque County supervisors have asked local public health officials to ask for additional funds in the department’s budget request to make up for declining revenue from the state.
Members of the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors Feb. 14 agreed to reduce their salary increases to align with increases they set for other elected officials earlier this year.
Cascade High School seniors hit the road to Epworth, Feb. 5, to take on the Real Life Academy. This event puts students through the ringer of what it is like to be an adult.
Wanting further research before making the most fiscally responsible decisions, the Cascade City Council during its Monday meeting addressed two different projects that will be needed in the near future, but tabled making decisions on either until more was known.
Northeast Iowa Community College officials seek to bring more veterans and military personnel to campus by guaranteeing credit for their military service.
A loosening of the income restrictions to qualify for general assistance and an increase in utility rates led the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors to voice their support for raising the allocation for those services in the upcoming fiscal year.
State Representative Andy McKean, D-Anamosa, announced Feb. 5 that he will seek re-election in House District 58, which includes all of Jackson County and most of Jones County, as well as the city of Cascade and Whitewater Township in southern Dubuque County.
Western Dubuque School Board members heard from teachers and students from Dyersville Elementary School (DES) about a successful reading intervention that is helping students improve their reading.
It’s time for area business owners and their employees to mark their calendars because the Cascade Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner is set for Wednesday, March 18 at the American Legion Hall, beginning at 5 p.m.
Iowa lawmakers are weighing the ways educators should respond when student behavior threatens themselves, classmates or teachers.
The Dubuque County Conservation Department has requested $2 million for projects in the fiscal year beginning in July to support land acquisition efforts and projects derived from an ongoing strategic planning process.
Students and staff both at Cascade Elementary (CES) and Cascade High Schools (CHS) can take a collective bow after earning “exceptional” and “high performing” ratings, respectively, on the Iowa Schools Performance Profiles.
A group of about 30 parents met in the cafeteria at Cascade Elementary School (CES), Jan. 29 to participate in an informational meeting regarding the possible transition of the sixth-grade students to Cascade Jr./Senior High School (CHS).
The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors plans to draft a resolution welcoming the resettlement of refugees if the situation arises.
Drinking-water wells, their potential contamination and ways to better grasp and address the issue were discussed last week by environmental officials and Dubuque County supervisors.
They came in numbers from every state in the nation, and 13 eighth-grade students from Aquin Catholic in Cascade were among the throng that walked in the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., Jan. 24.
It’s no secret that sleep is vital to children’s health. According to Popular Science, sleep is important for two main reasons: It helps people repair and restore their organ systems including their muscles, immune systems, and various other hormones, and it plays a crucial role in memory, h…
Dubuque County supervisors recently discussed the possible dissolution of Operation: New View Community Action Agency and ways to cover the organization’s outstanding debt.
Iowa Rep. Andy McKean always has advocated for condensing Iowa’s political campaign process and finding ways to take some of the money out of it.
Dubuque County inmates facing trial on violent charges are being housed alongside those spending just a day or two behind bars for less-serious infractions.
There may have been 10 projects listed on Jones County’s five-year road plan when the public hearing was held Jan. 14, but there was only one that anyone in the packed engineer’s office wanted to talk about.
Applications for the Fidelity Bank & Trust 2020 College Scholarship Program are now available. Under the program, more than 20 $500 scholarships will be awarded to area high school seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year college or vocational school. Applicants and their parents a…
Staffing shortages, higher Medicaid reimbursement rates and better financial management could lead to roughly $1 million in savings this fiscal year in the operations of a Dubuque County- owned nursing center.
While it was not an item on the agenda, Cascade Mayor Greg Staner closed the Jan. 13 city council meeting with a statement on behalf of the City addressing the status of Cascade Lanes and Happy Joe’s.
While Bing Crosby first recorded the song in 1943, there have been numerous singers since then who have put their own personal spin on the classic, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
Dubuque County naturally has a rich agricultural background, and later this year a Durango native will represent the county’s farming history on a national stage.
The start of a new legislative session Jan. 13 means new responsibilities for Iowa Rep. Andy McKean, D-Anamosa, who is getting up to speed with a whole new political party.