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Flanked by emergency personnel, legislators and a pair of Monticello ambulances, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law June 9 outside of the Monticello Emergency Response Center that paves the way for counties to be able to designate emergency medical services (EMS) as “essential” and be …

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Joseph Reiff was one of six funeral directors from around Iowa to be honored by Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) in recognition of 40 years of licensed practice at the association’s annual convention May 18-20. Reiff serves the area through Reiff Funeral Home and Cremation Services …

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The community gathered in Central Park June 5 for a day of fun activities to celebrate the opening of a new community effort as the ribbon was cut on the Jones County StoryWalk.

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On June 4, Cascade Elementary had its last day of school. Teachers waved to their students as a goodbye for the summer as they drove away on busses for the last time this school year. Principal Dan Wendler said this was very special for the school, as they were unable to say goodbye last yea…

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A fire Friday afternoon damaged multiple buildings on a Dubuque County farm, but no injuries were reported. The fire at 1020 Aitchison Road in Cascade was reported at about 2:05 p.m. Friday. The property is owned by John and Rebecca McDermott. “The fire started in a barn and spread to anothe…

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On May 26, the Cascade Chamber of Commerce held its 15th annual Appreciation Dinner for its business owner members. The first of these dinners was held in 2005 and continued in the form of an annual dinner at the Legion Hall.

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The Cascade Police Department has recently hired Officer Brad Staner. Growing up on a farm north of Cascade, Staner graduated from Loras College where he discovered his previously unknown passion for criminal justice.

On May 26, Cascade Elementary held its annual Color Run fundraiser at New City Park, in which students took turns running around the outer edge of the baseball field in white event shirts to be “colored” by volunteers spraying colored powder. Grades took turns going from oldest to youngest a…

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On May 15, the Cascade Chamber of Commerce held its seventh annual Wing and Brewfest at Riverview Park. The event featured wings created on-site by local groups and craft beers from a variety of breweries in the surrounding areas.

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Nora Noonan gives the welcome speech to the graduating Cascade High School class of 2021, May 30.

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At 92, Joe Merfeld is one of the most senior veterans of the Cascade Legion, having fought in the Korean War in the 1950s. The oldest of four brothers with one older sister, Merfeld was drafted into the army a few years after graduating high school and sent to fight in Korea for a year befor…

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Cascade Girl Scout Troop 7420 recently earned their Bronze Award for their construction of a gaga ball pit in the park. This award is the highest achievable by a Junior Girl Scout Troop at a fourth and fifth-grade level. While the project was completed at the end of their fifth-grade year in…

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A new wellness center has opened in the old Webber Metals building at 111 Adams Street. This center, called Two of a Kind, launched its grand opening with an open house on May 22 featuring several local vendors. The center’s name comes from its owners, twin sisters Ashley O’Meara and Amber T…

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Ben Frasher gets the Cascade swimming pool ready for its opening on Memorial Day by cleaning it with a remote-control vacuum.

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With recent guidance from the federal government, Dubuque County staff have started planning an approach to spending the millions of dollars the county will receive via the American Rescue Plan.

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The Cascade City Council was approached by downtown property owners John and Katie McGuire with concerns regarding the city’s North Buchanan Parking Project, which would add a new parking lot and driveway adjacent to the property.

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A letter from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) sent Friday afternoon to superintendents, principals and Area Education Agencies urging schools and child care settings to make wearing masks optional has caused area schools to adjust their school masks policies with only a couple of…

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On May 8, Master Gardner Bill McCarthy and his wife Jan planted new trees and plants around Cascade Elementary where Jan works as a paraprofessional. The funding for this project came from the Bernard Indians baseball team, as explained by Principal Dan Wendler.

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On May 11, the Cascade Public Library was visited by President Abraham Lincoln as portrayed by Kevin Wood. The presentation, “A New Birth of Freedom”, is one of 15 programs offered by Wood and saw him telling the story of the life of Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War, all in charact…

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In celebration of Nursing Home Week, staff and residents of Shady Rest held daily activities themed around the seasons. For winter, one activity was a game called “Snowplowing” in which players must use a spoon in their mouths to scoop up marshmallow “snowballs” and flick them into a bowl. F…

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The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors voted, 2-1, to end the countywide mask mandate during an emergency meeting May 14, after changed guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

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Schools in the Western Dubuque School District will require masks for the rest of the 2020-21 school year despite an effort by an anti-mask group to have the district’s mask policy become voluntary.

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On May 6, the fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade classes of Aquin Elementary took part in the annual Aquin charity walkathon on 10-mile walk along Heritage Trail from Farley to Dyersville and back. This event has been held for the past 42 years, with 2020 being the only year to miss one due to C…

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Back from wintering in Arizona, Dick Aitchison prepares his spring garden. The garden contains both perennials planted earlier in the year and transplanted pot flowers in the continuation of a tradition carried out by his late wife before her passing.

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The Cascade City Council met with contractor Craig Kluesner, of Kluesner Construction, to approve plans regarding the downtown parking lot off of First Avenue and Buchanan Street, May 10.

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Cascade High School is getting a new learning tool that will blend computer programming and agriculture in the form of a new robot garden. Constructed from a kit titled the FarmBot Express XL Garden Robot, it was manufactured and shipped from California on an order from Alicia Smith, a teach…