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Cascade-born radio host Scott Dolphin received his third Country Music Association (CMA) Award at this year’s CMAs. Dolphin graduated from Cascade High School in 1982 before leaving Iowa a few years later to pursue a career in broadcasting, a journey which landed him at his current Milwaukee…

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Gerald (Jerry) Volk, was inducted into the Jones County Democrats’ Hall of Fame at the annual Get Out the Vote Rally/Dinner Oct 24. Volk has been a part of the Cascade community for many years, working his farm and playing major roles in the real estate and banking businesses in Cascade and Onslow.

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A program implemented at Cascade Elementary School (CES) this fall is helping students get their day off to a good start.

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McKenna Brown, of Cascade Girl Scout Troop 7658, developed the “Mitten Tree” two years ago for her Silver Award project to provide a sustainable benefit to the community. This tree facilitates donations of winter gear to those who need it. Now a senior scout, Brown has passed the management …

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Cascade’s first Winter Festival will take place Saturday, Dec. 4 at Riverview Park and downtown Cascade. The event’s inception began at a Cascade Heart and Soul meeting on Oct. 20 when the question arose of who might be willing to lead an effort to expand the success of last year’s park deco…

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The Cascade City Council has approved a series of incentives to invest in the downtown district by assisting in the renovation of the old Knights of Columbus building on Main Street. The incentives provide a 25% local match for a downtown housing grant application by Brian Bock. This grant i…

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In the chilly yet calm hours of dawn, a group of Canadian geese rest on the North Fork Maquoketa River as a stop on their long southern migration.

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Students and staff in the Western Dubuque District buildings will be required to wear masks for five consecutive days when that building’s positivity rate reaches 3% or higher.

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The Clarity Clinic’s new Tree of Life Educational Center in Dubuque held its grand opening Nov. 18. The clinic provides medical services to pregnant mothers, specializing in limited obstetric ultrasounds. The organization began in 1993 as an established tri-state pregnancy center. It became …

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Last year, an almost spontaneous community venture saw Riverview Park decorated for Christmas. This year, members of the Cascade Community are looking to repeat the spark of festive community spirit, but crank it up a notch by expanding with more decorations in preparation for Cascade’s firs…

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To say thank you to local law enforcement for their efforts in responding to their daughter Maggie’s accident, the McQuillen family is donating medical bags for the Jones County Sheriff’s Office to help them when they respond to future accidents.

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Cascade dentist Dr. Steve Bradley has announced his campaign for reelection to the Iowa House of Representatives. Bradley spent 18 years helping to make state laws as the chairman of the Iowa Dental Board and president of the Iowa Dental Association before being elected to the house as a rep…

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At age 92, Richard Molony is one of the few remaining veterans of the Korean War still living as a member of American Legion Post 528. Molony was born August 28, 1929, and was raised on a farm in Bernard, working the farm until he was drafted in 1951 at age 22.

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For their annual fall play, Cascade High School will present “She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition,” a fantastical tale of dragons and dungeons in both the literal sense and the famous tabletop role-playing game. The story follows Agnes, a senior at Athens High School who’s dealing …

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In the Cascade mayoral election, Steven Knepper was elected the city’s new mayor with 266 votes. Challengers Sue Knepper and Mike Henry received 238 votes and 194 votes, respectively.

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A work session of the Western Dubuque School Board Nov.8 concerning COVID-19 school safety procedures in the district may have created more questions than answers.

A combine starts on the last few rows of corn just north of Farley as farmers across the area begin finishing the last leg of harvest.

Performer Darrin Crow takes a crowd gathered at Two Gingers Tavern through the life, trials and tribulations of beloved American author Edgar Allan Poe. Crow’s portrayal included readings of several of Poe’s most famous works and the event was sponsored by the Cascade Public Library.

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Jones County Public Health continues to encourage residents to follow the recommendations and guidelines set by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You can read the full details here. At the time of this release, those guidelines inc…

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The St. Thomas Aquinas Knights of Columbus Council is the ninth oldest council in Iowa, the 130th oldest in America, but quite possibly holds the record for being the oldest in terms of the age of its members.

The K.C. Hall in Cascade was nearly at capacity during a political forum hosted for the large field of local candidates on the Nov. 2 ballot. From left, mayoral hopefuls Mike Henry, Steve Knepper and Sue Knepper all make their pitch to prospective voters.

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The Cascade City Council tabled an amendment to Chapter 168 of the city code pertaining to stormwater management, agreeing the ordinance should be decided by the next mayor and city council.

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Cascade Heart and Soul held a Community Planning Session, Oct. 20, to share ideas about the future of Cascade and gauge the public’s interest in various improvements that could be made to the town. The meeting was facilitated by Jason Neises of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and…

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The old expression says that if you give a man a fish you feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime. Becky Williams, a Dyersville resident and Leader of Music Ministry for St. Thomas Aquinas Pastorate, has taken this saying to heart as a partner of Trades…