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This year, the Cascade Fire Department will resume its tradition of the Halloween Masquerade Dance, an event which was canceled last year due to COVID-19 forcing all activities to be held outdoors. The 2020 replacement for the dance in the form of a Halloween parade, however, proved very pop…

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Cornerstone Church has begun its new children’s program, Kid’s Life Bible Club. Hosted on Sunday nights from 5:30-7, this program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade aims to provide kids with knowledge of the Bible and Christian theology through fun and engaging activities. Corn…

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Over 800 people on 177 motorcycles, 90 cars, one bus and four bicycles rode into Cascade as part of the Ride for Kids, Sept. 18. This annual motorcycle event raises money to fund research for children with brain tumors and heart defects. For more information, go to https://dbqrftk.com.

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A group of students from the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Matthew 25 service group helped serve food at the Dubuque Rescue Mission, Sept. 5. This is the program’s second year of existence and the first year it has been extended to include high school students. Gina Hemmer, an Aquin teacher in c…

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Inspired by the medical struggles of a beloved family member, a Cascade-based business is steadily growing and continuing to meet the needs of everyone from farmers to business owners.

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The Cascade City Council approved a switch from US Cellular to First Net for the city communication. The switch will include the installation of new antennas on ambulances and police cars, which will give them better phone and internet access when needing to tap into larger networks during e…

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In the final Cascade Community Market of 2021, shoppers browse vendor stalls equipped with produce and decorations for autumn. The markets are planned to return in summer 2022.

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The newly-elected 2021-22 officers of American Legion Post 528. Front from left, Commander Jeff Gehl, Vice Commander Bob Walsh, Adjutant Mike Weber, Sargent at Arms Herb Dolphin and Historian Pat Hentges; back row, 2nd District Vice Commander Dick Bries, Executive Committee membres John Krog…

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Lauren Connolly, champion of multiple hog shows, took part in a charity event at the Iowa State Fair known as Bacon Buddies. First started in 2019, Bacon Buddies pairs Special Olympians with 4-H and FFA swine exhibitors to provide opportunities for those children to interact with livestock a…

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Cascade Municipal Utilities and Eastern Iowa Construction begin their project to extend and replace water mains all along 2nd Avenue.

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Dr. Leslie Kremer’s new physical therapy practice, Prenatal Postnatal Therapy, opened Sept. 1. The practice places a special emphasis on women’s health therapy related to healthy pregnancies and recoveries. A resident of Cascade for three years after moving from Epworth with her husband and …

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Aquin Catholic Elementary is starting the school year with a change in leadership in the form of its new principal from Dyersville, Laura Herbers. Herbers received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Loras College in 2007, her master’s degree and professional education thro…

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The Catholic Church teaches that feeding the hungry is one of the Corporal Works of Mercy every Christian should carry out as a reflection of Christ’s love. Over the past year and a half, St. Thomas Aquinas Pastorate has been hard at work carrying out that particular work of mercy through th…

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Changes from the Legislature, plus regional efforts to reduce reserves, have left Dubuque County with potentially millions of dollars to spend on mental health that could be used for a local facility to serve the area.

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From left, Grace Brehm, Isabelle Brehm, Paizlae Carr-Martin and Adam Hunt walk through a light rain for their first day of school at Cascade Elementary.

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Author Linda McCann tells stories of Iowa during the time of Prohibition in an event sponsored by the Cascade Public Library and the Corner Taproom. The stories ranged from Iowa’s early adaption of “going dry” before the rest of the country to connections between Iowa corn farmers and whisky…

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Changes from the Legislature, plus regional efforts to reduce reserves, have left Dubuque County with potentially millions of dollars to spend on mental health that could be used for a local facility to serve the area.

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Expanding from its formation last year at Aquin Elementary School, the Matthew 25 club is starting a new season of providing service opportunities for children sixth-grade through high school.

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Cascade Elementary has installed a new gym floor just in time for the school year. According to principal Dan Wendler, this is the first time the gym floor has been updated in the school’s history.

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Aquin’s Little Angels is Cascade’s local childcare provider program which currently cares for approximately 150 children ranging from birth to preschool age. The program serves as an extension of Aquin Catholic Elementary School but retains a large degree of autonomy, according to Childcare …

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Local election season has begun in Cascade as the mayor and three council seats are up for election. The mayor seat is a two-year term and has been held by Mayor Greg Staner for 14 years.

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Over summer 2021, Cascade Manufacturing Company has taken a new approach to filling its workforce by working with Cascade High School to provide students with manufacturing experience as well as summer jobs. Will Noonan, human resource manager of Cascade Manufacturing Company, said the compa…

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The teachers of Cascade Elementary get their rock star on as they celebrate the 80s in the Cascade Hometown Days Parade. See page 3A for additional photos.

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The fifth annual Cascade Hometown Days will be held Aug. 20-22. The theme is “Cascade Hometown 80’s Days” and will feature a themed parade and band, as explained by Hometown Days Committee Chair Shontele Orr.

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Local dessert bakery Koppes Kreations will soon be expanding to a new location in the old Webber Metals building at 109 Adams St. The business’s owner, Nikki Steffen, said she’s been growing Koppes Kreations for almost 21 years now and was inspired to create it by two things she did growing up.

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The Coohey Walking Trail along the North Fork Maquoketa River has been freshly resurfaced after suffering damage from heavy construction vehicles during the river levee construction project in May. According to City Administrator Deanna McCusker, there were already plans to renovate the almo…

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Ken Cooper from Absolute Science performs his “bubble show” with a Russian bubble net at the Cascade Public Library’s final outdoor event for their summer reading program.

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Long before Chicago White Sox player Tim Anderson’s walk-off home run gave his team a 9-8 win over the New York Yankees during last week’s MLB at Field of Dreams presented by GEICO game, it was evident that magic was in the air.