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On Nov. 22, an unexpected outdoor decorating project began in Cascade River View Park. The idea was initiated by Loras McElmeel with the idea of providing a bright spot to the residents of Cascade after a hard year.

On Sunday, Dec. 6 from 2-5 p.m., Santa Claus will be outside Fillmore Bar and Grill for “Santa Sunday.” Jodi Knapp, manager, said that it’s a long-running tradition that has been a part of the community for generations.


The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus in the weeks after Thanksgiving, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

McKenna Brown is a Midlandstudent from Girl Scout Cadette Troop 7658 pursuing her Silver Award, the highest a Cadette can receive. This award gives a scout the chance to show she is a leader, organized and determined and dedicated to improving the community. For her project, Brown has create…


MEMPHIS, Mo. — As Dr. Shane Wilson makes the rounds at the tiny, 25-bed hospital in rural northeastern Missouri, many of his movements are familiar in an age of coronavirus. Masks and gloves. Zippered plastic walls between hallways. Hand sanitizer as he enters and exits each room.


One of the many things affected by pandemic concerns and restrictions on schools is a limitation on volunteers. At Aquin Catholic, the majority of volunteer positions have had to remain vacant, in order to minimize the number of people going in and out of the school. Meredith Lahey is a rece…

Ohnward Bank & Trust held its 25th annual Thanksgiving meal, Nov. 19, for the seniors of Cascade. In order to continue the tradition while observing COVID precautions, this year’s meal was delivered through a drive-through format at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Over the course of the da…

On Nov. 18, a mask mandate went into effect in all of Dubuque County, requiring under law that citizens must wear face coverings in indoor public spaces when they cannot socially distance. Among other affected organizations, such as sports teams and other forms of recreation, local businesse…



LONDON — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals.


About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings.

Cascade High School’s FFA chapter recently concluded two collection events, one for FFA fundraising and the other for charity.

Members of the Cascade High School Student Council picked up and delivered bags of donated food to the local food pantry, Nov. 11.

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At age 95, Glynn Noonan is among the oldest veterans in Cascade. Drafted to fight in the Korean War for two years, he was one of four brothers to enter the service during their lifetimes. Noonan had already graduated from high school and was working on his family farm in the Bernard area for…

The Cascade City Council has approved its ordinance for the Downtown Façade Renovation Reimbursement Program, which will cover costs specifically related to materials, not labor, of up to 20% or $20,000.

Republican Joni Ernst won reelection to her Iowa U.S. Senate seat Nov. 3 after an expensive and at times bruising race against Democrat Theresa Greenfield.