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Meeting new people can sometimes be difficult, especially amid a pandemic, but the Rev. Mark Osterhaus is still doing his best to familiarize himself with his new faith cluster at St. Matthias.

A recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows area schools to continue summer meal programs in their districts and will allow schools to continue serving free meals to students during the fall months.

Western Dubuque officials told the school board it’s time high school students in the district’s two high schools have their own school-provided computer.

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The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once- unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.

Cascade City Council members discussed trick-or-treating at their meeting Sept. 14, but ultimately tabled the decision for a later date.

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Thanks to some memorial gifts and volunteer labor, the basketball courts at Aquin Catholic School are looking good, with teams competing against one another and others waiting on the sideline saying “we got next.”

Nestled in the rolling hills of Dubuque County, a few miles northeast of Cascade, Fillmore Fairways is a county-owned nine-hole golf course that consistently draws rave reviews from golf enthusiasts looking for an affordable public course with private course playing conditions.

Animal Welfare Friends is inviting those 18 and under to submit their drawings or paintings, showing the happiness that dogs and/or cats bring, to the Animal Welfare Friends (AWF) inaugural art contest. The winner’s art will be featured as the 2021 Animal Welfare Friends art print and displa…

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The federal government outlined a sweeping plan today to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is established and widely accepted though polls show skepticism remains across America.

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Students returned to in-person classes over the last couple of weeks, but this year had a different look to it. Due to COVID-19, schools across the country had implemented sanitizing stations, mask wearing and social distancing to protect students and staff.

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Big things are happening at what is now one of the most aesthetically pleasing buildings in Cascade’s downtown.

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COVID-19 positivity rates are being discussed frequently and are factors that can contribute to changes in our schools, extracurricular activities, and in our workforce. The percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive is generally taken as a sign that more infections are going unreport…

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Since it’s part of the name, it only made sense that Cascade’s newest 1st Avenue business came up with an innovative way to meet its new neighbors.

There is no punching a clock to signify a farmer’s beginning or end of a shift, but then again, farming is not a job. Farming is a lifestyle, and it is a lifestyle that’s been planted and ingrained in family members across the state who pass it down among generations, oftentimes spanning at …

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The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors will meet with county mayors next week to discuss a contentious proposal to mandate mask use countywide.

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A lot can happen in 100 years and Jack Hird, a resident at River Bend Retirement Community in Cascade should know, because he just celebrated his 100th birthday, Aug. 21.

When the recent derecho devastated the area in and around Cedar Rapids, the photos and videos of the devastation were startling. So too, is the effort to get living conditions back to normal for the residents affected.