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The Cascade Hometown Days Committee officially announced the theme for the seventh annual celebration as Summer Beach Bash. The annual free community event will be held Aug 18-20 and will feature a parade, live music and a variety of games and activities for all ages.

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The I Know Jack Foundation guest bartended at the Corner Taproom, Nov. 19, to raise money for cancer patients. The foundation is named after Cascade native Jack Hoeger who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer when he was 5 years old. He miraculously survived and beat cancer despite…

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Cascade members of the Knights of Columbus, assisted by high school volunteers, package chicken for their annual fried chicken supper fundraiser at the KC Hall, Nov. 19. While the supper used to be hosted in the KC Hall, it was changed to a drive-thru during the COVID-19 pandemic and remaine…

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Cranes lift traffic lights out of the way to make room for the moving of the old St. Matthias rectory. The building was sold to allow for an expansion of the Aquin Little Angels playground and moved south between Cascade and Temple Hill by Aylsworth House Movers LLC, of Wadena.

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The Iowa chapter of the National International Harvester Collectors Club, also known as the Red Power Club, held its 30th-anniversary meeting and celebration at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Cascade, Nov 12. The Iowa Chapter has 382 members, with around 7,000 in the national organization. …

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When most people say they are house moving, they don’t mean jacking up the house itself and carrying it away, but that’s exactly what is happening to make room for the expansion of Aquin Little Angels’ playground. The building in question served as the rectory for St. Matthias Parish for man…

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Alysia Bowers, left, co-owner of Foodie Garage Eatery in Dubuque, receives the 2022 Beef Backer Award from Steve Schwers, president of the Dubuque County Cattlemen. The annual award is granted to a local business for its use and promotion of beef products.

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Aquin students hear a homily from Archbishop Michael Jackels at Beckman Catholic High School’s All System’s Mass in Dyersville. The annual mass invites students from Catholic schools in the area to promote a sense of unity among the Catholic schools.

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Due to concerns from numerous Cascade citizens questioning what can be done about dilapidated buildings, the Cascade City Council discussed strengthening the city’s nuisance ordinance at its Nov. 14 meeting.

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The Cascade Players are taking a leap into historical drama with their 2022 fall production, “Radium Girls.” This historical production by D.W. Gregory is a historical drama following several young women working in a watch dial painting factory at the end of World War I. The watch painting p…

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Cascade Legion Commander Bob Walsh was born and raised in Fillmore on the family farm. He graduated from Aquin High School and enlisted in the Navy during his senior year (1970). Walsh said he was motivated to enlist because there was a high likelihood he could be drafted, and, thanks to inf…

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Cascade Elementary earned a High Performing rating on the Iowa School Performance Profile, placing it in the top 3% of schools in Iowa. The school was ranked 42 out of 1,293 schools on a scale that measures performance in reading and math, student growth and improvement from the previous yea…

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Kimberly Gerken Karzen held the first reading of a book tour at the Cascade Public Library for her new book, “Tongue Twisters That Teach,” Nov. 5. The Cascade native previously worked as a high school teacher for 28 years in various Illinois school districts. After taking early retirement fr…

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Amy Howard, a member of the Library Building Event Committee, opens a bottle of beer to serve as a guest bartender at Two Gingers Tavern. She is assisted by fellow committee member Vickie Kelchen, right, and tavern manager Mary Jayne Schlemme. The night of guest bartending is one of a series…

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Cascade area Scout Troop 29 held a Court of Honor Nov. 4 to award its members for their achievements throughout the year. All Scouts received rank advancements, with many also being awarded merit badges and three members being inducted into the Order of the Arrow, a national honor for Scouts…

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When Jones County voters head to the polls Nov 8, the county’s “essential” EMS designation will officially be on the line as voters will be asked to approve a $.35 per $1,000 assessed valuation onto property taxes to provide area services with extra funding.

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When she was 19 years old, Evie West was a single mother with a 2-year-old son, attending college at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., and discovered that she was four months pregnant.

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The former St. Matthias rectory is raised off its foundation by Aylsworth House Movers last week. The home will be relocated outside of Cascade on Doe Road.

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The Cascade City Council approved a resolution on a proposal to enter into a general obligation library loan agreement at its Oct. 24 meeting. The agreement allows the city to borrow up to $1 million for the new library and allows 12 months to do so.

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The Dubuque County Conservation Board officially opened a new kayak launch in Bernard’s Bowstring Wildlife Area as part of an initiative from 2020 to increase kayak access across the county.

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Cascade High School teacher Mary Frake was named the Anderson-Weber Toyota Teacher of the Month for October . She was awarded a $250 check for use in her classroom and the use of a brand new Toyota Prius for the month that displays her designation.

The two candidates vying for Iowa Senate District 33 were both given the opportunity to reach out to voters in their own words as part of the Dyersville Commercial’s election preview series. Below are their answers to questions posed by the newspaper.

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Members of the Aquin Parent Teacher Group work to make apple pies as an annual school fundraiser. From left, Shannan Noonan, Janice Trumm and Holly Cook prepare the bottom crust while Lois Lynch adds the apple filling.