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On Broadway, a play that opens and closes after a single performance is not seen as a success, but “Wandering Dogs,” was met with a rousing round of applause following its lone Cascade presentation, Feb. 11.

It could just as easily be hanging in a gallery somewhere, but Cascade artist Lu Anne Henneberry’s latest work of art hangs in a place of honor and prominence much closer to home.

Sheriff Joe Kennedy Feb. 10 proposed an overhaul of Dubuque County Jail to solve safety and efficiency problems with the current facility that he said will only get worse.

Soon to be seen dotting T-shirts and koozies in the Cascade area, the Hometown Days Committee recently released its logo for the 2020 celebration.

As America began expanding west of the Mississippi River, landowners in what would eventually be Dubuque County constructed homes durable enough to weather the harsh demands of the area’s sometimes extreme weather. The houses were built to last, but some unintentional consequences lingered a…


Cascade High School seniors hit the road to Epworth, Feb. 5, to take on the Real Life Academy. This event puts students through the ringer of what it is like to be an adult.

Wanting further research before making the most fiscally responsible decisions, the Cascade City Council during its Monday meeting addressed two different projects that will be needed in the near future, but tabled making decisions on either until more was known.

State Representative Andy McKean, D-Anamosa, announced Feb. 5 that he will seek re-election in House District 58, which includes all of Jackson County and most of Jones County, as well as the city of Cascade and Whitewater Township in southern Dubuque County.

Western Dubuque School Board members heard from teachers and students from Dyersville Elementary School (DES) about a successful reading intervention that is helping students improve their reading.

It’s time for area business owners and their employees to mark their calendars because the Cascade Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner is set for Wednesday, March 18 at the American Legion Hall, beginning at 5 p.m.

Students and staff both at Cascade Elementary (CES) and Cascade High Schools (CHS) can take a collective bow after earning “exceptional” and “high performing” ratings, respectively, on the Iowa Schools Performance Profiles.


A group of about 30 parents met in the cafeteria at Cascade Elementary School (CES), Jan. 29 to participate in an informational meeting regarding the possible transition of the sixth-grade students to Cascade Jr./Senior High School (CHS).


They came in numbers from every state in the nation, and 13 eighth-grade students from Aquin Catholic in Cascade were among the throng that walked in the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., Jan. 24.

It’s no secret that sleep is vital to children’s health. According to Popular Science, sleep is important for two main reasons: It helps people repair and restore their organ systems including their muscles, immune systems, and various other hormones, and it plays a crucial role in memory, h…

There may have been 10 projects listed on Jones County’s five-year road plan when the public hearing was held Jan. 14, but there was only one that anyone in the packed engineer’s office wanted to talk about.

Applications for the Fidelity Bank & Trust 2020 College Scholarship Program are now available. Under the program, more than 20 $500 scholarships will be awarded to area high school seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year college or vocational school. Applicants and their parents a…

While it was not an item on the agenda, Cascade Mayor Greg Staner closed the Jan. 13 city council meeting with a statement on behalf of the City addressing the status of Cascade Lanes and Happy Joe’s.

Plans to rehab a building in downtown Cascade are fueling a growing sense of momentum about the small town’s future.

Dubuque County naturally has a rich agricultural background, and later this year a Durango native will represent the county’s farming history on a national stage.

The start of a new legislative session Jan. 13 means new responsibilities for Iowa Rep. Andy McKean, D-Anamosa, who is getting up to speed with a whole new political party.