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A new group on Facebook has set out to help impact the Western Dubuque School District communities. The group is called Western Dubuque Community Books for Change — no child is too young to learn about racism. Through this page, people have the ability to donate books or Amazon gift cards to…

Lyrics from Killing Joke’s “Eighties” included the verse, “Eighties, by day we run by night we dance, we do; Eighties, I’m in love with the coming race; Eighties, I’ve got the best, I’ll take all I can get; Eighties, I’m living for the eighties.”


Since its opening in 1966, the original municipal swimming pool served as an entertainment hub for generations of Cascade residents seeking a wet respite from the dog days of Iowa summers.

Cascade prides itself on being a one-of-a-kind community in which to live, but as far as wages paid to city employees go, city leaders are looking at what neighboring communities pay their employees to keep Cascade wages competitive.


Ten additional cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County were confirmed from 11 a.m. Tuesday to 11 a.m. today, bringing the county's total 462 cases as of the latter time.

Just in time for last week’s “National Library Week,” the Cascade Public Library again opened its doors to the public June 17, with new regulations and guidelines in place due to social distancing requirements.

Following recommendations from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the City of Cascade would like to remind everyone of the following when coming to the pool this year:

If you haven’t typed cityofcascade.org into your internet browser recently, you’re in for a surprise the next time you do.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, June is recognized as “Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month,” when people around the world “go purple” to raise awareness and show support for the more than 50 million individuals worldwide living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.

Currently, new black fencing circles the playing surface on the tennis courts in Community Park. It’s a forgone conclusion that look is going to change in the coming weeks when the surface is again painted, but just how to instruct the painters to complete the task was a topic of conversatio…


The Iowa State Fair Board, the governing body who oversees the Iowa State Fair, today voted to postpone the 2020 Iowa State Fair until Aug. 12-22, 2021, amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

With the recent and widely publicized death of citizen George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., the work of police departments across the country has come under a great deal of scrutiny. Citizens have their own ideas of how much force and when force should be used when dea…

The idiom “when pigs fly” refers to something that’s never going to happen. Now dogs flying is a different story, as 13 mostly Labrador retrievers and Labrador mixes took flight from Tennessee June 11, with a final destination of Animal Welfare Friends animal shelter in Monticello. The shelt…

While the Cascade City Council is not conducting Zoom meetings or meeting behind closed doors, per se, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the council to modify how it conducts its twice-monthly meetings, as well as how it keeps the lines of communication open to the public while practicing social …

The fate of the Iowa Resource Enhancement and Protection program (REAP) — the state’s premier natural resource, outdoor recreation and historic preservation fund — is in Iowa lawmakers’ hands as they returned to complete the 2020 legislative session.