The Cascade Area Chamber of Commerce has been hard at work setting up three community markets to be held in Cascade during the summer months at Riverview Park on the second Saturday in June, July and August.
Jason Feldmann is a man who has dedicated his life to service in a variety of ways and is preparing to retire from the National Guard after 20 years. Feldmann grew up in Hopkinton and has been a part of the Cascade community since 2002. In that time he’s served as a member of the National Gu…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. But the White House portrayed the action as important validation of his measured approach throughout the rollout.
In April 2016, the Board of Directors of Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) elected to further expand the co-op’s services by constructing a fiber-optic network. The intent was to transform the electric system into a fully functioning smart grid and provide a new membership benefit…
Ana Landa, an employee of Riverbend Retirement Community, assisted motorist Bernie Maiers after his motor vehicle was knocked over by a sudden gust of wind. Stopping her car to help, Landa checked to make sure Maiers was all right, retrieved a blanket from her car for him, and enlisted the h…
WASHINGTON — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.
On March 30, the Cascade City Council held a special meeting to formally approve a property tax reimbursement application and a business incentive application for Centro, Inc., a new business moving to town.
Emma Ostwinkle performed at an All-State Reception at Cascade High School April 1 because she qualified for all-state in the storytelling category of the school’s speech team.
The Coohey Memorial Riverview Walking Trail has been temporarily closed as work on the river’s riprap and levee has begun. While the construction equipment has caused some additional damage to the trail, the City Council already had plans to renovate the trail after the levee work is finishe…
Dubuque County and the City of Dubuque have opened a call center as part of their new collaboration on a second vaccination site, with lines open now.
Pfizer announced today that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall.
The current gazebo in Riverview Park has stood for the past 70 years as a feature in the many public community events held in the park, as well as everyday park recreation. After this much time, however, it shows signs of deterioration and possible safety hazards. City Administrator Deanna M…
Between March 22-25, members of the Cascade High School Student Council held a clothing collection event called the Cougar Clothing Drive to collect unwanted school clothing and give it to people who can use it. Nora Noonan, student council president, explained how she came up with the idea.
BEIJING — A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is "extremely unlikely," according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press.
Dubuque County homeowners recently started receiving notices of the assessed value of their properties for this year — and in nearly all communities, those values are increasing on average.
PORTLAND, Maine — Bill Griffin waited more than a year for this moment: Newly vaccinated, he embraced his 3-year-old granddaughter for the first time since the pandemic began.
Much like the fair in the summer, the annual Jones County Cattlemen’s Banquet, held at the Berndes Center in Monticello March 20, shifted the focus to the youth in a scaled-down event.
A manufacturing company plans to open a new facility in Cascade, investing more than $2.5 million and bringing nearly 25 new jobs to the community.
Although a state-led measure intended to add transparency to the city’s tax levy process ultimately seemed to cause more confusion than clarity for citizens, the Cascade City Council finalized its levy rate for the fiscal year 2021/2022 Monday night after several months of consideration.
Cascade’s two senior communities, River Bend Retirement Community and Shady Rest Care Center, have once again opened their doors to in-person visitors after nearly a year of restriction. According to Vicki Nemmers, regional manager at River Bend, multiple factors have changed the status quo.
Cascade native Dr. Cassandra Lange is opening a new medical practice in Cedar Rapids named Lange Orthopaedics. This practice will specialize in treating joint pain/arthritis, sports injuries, fractures, as well as other musculoskeletal conditions. Lange is currently the only surgeon in Cedar…
After months of planning, the Cascade City Council officially passed its yearly budget. Along with the typical funding allotments, this budget will reduce taxes according to City Administrator Deanna McCusker.
Cascade Municipal Utilities wants customers to know they will be seeing a temporary increase in their natural gas rate over the next few months after a record cold stretch that impacted the area in mid-February forced the usage of natural gas storage reserves.
WUHAN, China (AP) — Scribbled instructions for incoming patients plastered on the window of a silent hospital reception counter. A lone worker in a hazmat suit, steadily spraying disinfectant in an empty hospital hallway.
LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca’s repeated missteps in reporting vaccine data coupled with a blood clot scare could do lasting damage to the credibility of a shot that is the linchpin in the global strategy to stop the coronavirus pandemic, potentially even undermining vaccine confidence more broa…
The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors agreed Monday to vote next week on a proposal by health and Dubuque fire officials to open a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site in the Port of Dubuque.
Animal manure has long been recognized as a method to return nutrients essential to the crop growing process to the soil. When compared to more conventional commercial fertilizers, properly applied manure has the potential to foster a prime growing environment in addition to providing numero…
Every year, around 4,000 children are entered into foster care in the state of Iowa, an experience that can be very confusing and difficult as children are moved to a new family without necessarily understanding why. Four Oaks, one of Iowa’s strongest child welfare, juvenile justice and beha…
The Biden administration is sending $10 billion to states to expand COVID-19 testing in schools, as part of its push to get more schools open five days a week before the end of the school year.
For the second time in just more than three months, Monticello’s Animal Welfare Friends (AWF) shelter is responding to a drastic increase in stray dog pickups.
A good night's sleep. It's one of those things people don't appreciate until it's gone. But like much taken for granted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, good quality sleep is harder to come by these days.
Optimism is spreading in the U.S. as COVID-19 deaths plummet and states ease restrictions and open vaccinations to younger adults. But across Europe, dread is setting in with another wave of infections that is closing schools and cafes and bringing new lockdowns.
Public health officials reported Monday that 78% of Dubuque County residents age 65 or older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.