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Gary Griebel, who passed away on January 9, 2022, was honored for his service to the community by the Bellevue Fire Department this past weekend with a special Firemen’s Tribute.

Bellevue residents and businesses alike can expect to see an increase in their water and sewer bills in a few months.

Employees fabricated them on site.

The Jackson County Humane Society is hoping some of Hollywood actress and comedian Betty White’s love for animals can benefit unwanted animals here.

The Marquette Catholic Schools PTO group will host a sausage and pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. Folks can enjoy all-you-can eat sausage, pancakes, eggs, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Tots under 6 years of ag…

With contracts awarded, the Jackson County Board of Supervisors hopes to begin construction of the new jail this spring.

The 2022 Bellevue Community Club Youth Basketball Tournament for boys and girls in grades 4-8 will take place soon. The tournament for grades 4th-6th  will be held Saturday, February 19, while the  tournament for grades 7th and 8th will take place Sunday, February 20. For more information, o…

State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald recently opened the 2022 Robert D. Blue Scholarship for applications. Applicants must be a current senior or former graduate of any Iowa high school who plans to attend a college or university within the state. Awards are based on financial need, an orig…

A former student has launched an endowment fund with the Community Foundation of Jackson County in honor of the late Janice Farnum, director of choral music at Maquoketa Community High School from 1956 to 1986. The new fund will forever preserve Farnum’s legacy with an annual gift to the sch…

David and Gwen Bormann of Dubuque, and formerly of Preston and Fredericksburg, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 12, 2022.

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In the year of our Lord 2021, Bellevue area citizens experienced a mixed bag in terms of positive and negative events. 

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Hospital trustees inked a deal last week to sell the former hospital property.

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Local county officials recently moved forward with preparations to meet a federal mandate requiring unvaccinated workers to undergo weekly testing for COVID-19 by Feb. 9.

Show off your grandchildren in our special Valentine's section on February 10th. Complete the form online at https://www.bellevueheraldleader.com/site/forms/online_services/show_off_your_grandchildren/ The deadline is February 4.

Bellevue High School and Marquette Catholic are coming together to raise funds for cancer research this month. Special T-shirts to be worn at the Bellevue versus Marquette basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 29 are now available for order at Mighty Miss Designs in Bellevue through Jan. 16

Winter is here and it is time to bundle up and stay warm. We know what we do in the winter to stay cozy but what do animals do to survive the winter?

Breck Nachtman, daughter of Allison and Cody Nachtman of Bellevue, IA celebrated her first birthday on December 4, 2021.

The Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will host its annual Bean Bag Double Elimination Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12, inside the post headquarters at 111 Market Street.

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Cole Heim has been a standout student-athlete for the Bellevue High School Comets during the past four years, but in 2022, he has a new team to lead. It’s called “Cole’s Cancer Crushing Crue,” and its mission is to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Before President James Polk went to bed on Dec. 28, 1846, he dipped his quill pen in ink and wrote in his diary: “Nothing of much interest occurred today.”

With the holiday season of 2021 wrapped up and 2022 just beginning, the three churches of Bellevue are reflecting on the first year of the new Food Share program that serves the community.

At the stroke of midnight on May 31, 1832, the rush for land in the Wisconsin (Iowa) terrority began. Many of the would-be settlers had to find ingenious ways of crossing the river to get to the areas which they wished to claim.

MEET THE NEW BELLEVUE OFFICERS: Jerid Beschen, a 2017 graduate of Bellevue High School; and Shelby Mutzl, a 2011 graduate of Davenport High, are the newest members of the Bellevue Police Department. Beschen, who started full time last summer, served in the 132nd Air National Guard unit, serv…

Effective Jan. 15, some Jackson County residents will find themselves living in supervisor districts and/or precincts with different numbers.

Travis Till and Brooke Taylor of Maquoketa are the parents of a son, Luka Till.

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Planning for next year’s Bellevue Heritage Days is already well underway - and one thing is for certain according to organizers - there will be more music and a wider variety of it for the 2022 event.

TW Excavating of Bellevue has been busy working on a bank stabilization project in Mill Creek at Felderman Park in recent weeks.  

Clouds filled the sky, yet the kilowatt-hour reader kept spinning, topping around 9,087 kWh one afternoon last week.

Stan and Judi Daniels of Bellevue, IA celebrated 50 years of marriage on December 18, 2021.  Judi Meyer of Dubuque, IA and Stan Daniels of Green Island were wed on December 18, 1971 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Dubuque, IA.  They’re children are Meggan (Gary) Johnson and Tony (Becky) …

As farmers and community members in rural Jackson County, the late Dale and LouJean Scott embodied the values of hard work, family and education. Now, their family has launched the Dale and LouJean Scott Memorial “Generosity” Scholarship with the Community Foundation of Jackson County to hon…

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A Bellevue native who now lives in Florida recently created a special Christmas card for the 2021 holiday season that features an iconic Bellevue landmark.

If you attended Bellevue Community Schools at any time over the past four decades, you’ve probably learned something from Maury Anderson.

Area residents will observe Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in coming weeks, some in-person and others virtually or privately at home. Be sure to contact your place of worship to learn if in-person worship will be available.

In-clinic dialysis treatments no longer will be offered in Jackson County.

Homeowners and businesses in Jackson County contracted 102.18 kW of solar power through the Grow Solar Jackson County program, which officially ended this fall.  The program surpassed its 50 kW benchmark milestone, leading to $216,000 in local investments. The initiative emphasized solar edu…

Iowa’s hunters reported harvesting around 75,000 deer heading into the final weekend of Iowa’s shotgun deer season, which is similar to the 2020 deer harvest at the same point.

PBnJ will award $2,500 to strengthen and grow the programs of youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the county. The applications and guidelines are available online at dbqfoundation.org/CFJC. The application deadline is Jan. 31.

Greg and Mary Thomas of Bellevue welcomed a girl, Alaina Violet Thomas, to their family on November 23, 2021 at Unity Point Hospital in Dubuque. Miss Alaina weighed 8 lbs 12 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Luke Theis and Faith Till were married on June 12, 2021 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend, WI with Father Carlos Londono and Deacon Mark Jansen officiating.

Farmers and landowners who planted cover crops this fall are encouraged to apply for the state’s cover crop insurance discount program by Jan. 14, 2022. Eligible farmers and landowners can receive a $5 per acre discount on their spring crop insurance premiums. Farmers can sign up now for the…

Steven and Emily Kingsolver of Columbia MO welcomed a son, Lester Chad Kingsolver on November 22, 2021.  He weighed 9 lbs, 4 ozs and was 21.5 inches long.  He joins a sister, Stevie Bethany, 20 months old.

 Dry weather and seasonal temperatures were the perfect mix for local farmers to get corn and soybean crops out of the fields by Thanksgiving.

Due to the recent resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the Bellevue area, the Knights of Columbus has decided to temporarily curtail activities at the KC hall. For the months of January and February, the community music jam night, the weekly coffee parties and the euchre parties will be cancelled.

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Bellevue citizens now have a chance to take a look at the city’s new comprehensive plan, the first such plan for the city since the last one was completed in 1977.

The Bellevue Public Library recently acquired and installed a new ‘interactive play table’ for all to use. While used mostly by the youngsters so far, the new digital table top is for everyone from age 2 to 92, according to Librarian Marian Meyer. The new device, paid for through funds raise…

Two new Bellevue businesses recently opened in a shared space in the old Keil’s Tap building on Riverview. Happy Stems, which features fresh flowers and houseplants, and The Hometown Hunnies, which sells women’s and children’s clothing, recently opened at 132 N. Riverview St. Alesha Malone i…

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Bellevue American Legion Post #273 recently conducted its annual Patriotic Essay Contest, “What the Flag Means to Me.” Fifth graders at both Bellevue Community Schools and Marquette Elementary School submitted essays, with the top winner sent on to the Iowa American Legion organization. Prin…

Proposed readjustments to district boundaries could change supervisor representation in Jackson County.

Young Adleigh Kettmann was the 5th grade winner from Marquette’s entries in the annual Right to Life Poster Contest. Adleigh is the daughter of Corey and Stacy Kettmann of Bellevue.

Resident hunting, fishing and other licenses for 2022 are available beginning Dec. 15. The menu of license options includes the popular Outdoor Combo annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat combo license for $55; the Angler’s Special three-year fishing license for $62; and the Hunter’s Speci…

In just 15 minutes, a Jackson County record was set when 75 acres of farm ground was sold for $19,900 an acre a week ago Wednesday.

After a very wet October, November was drier than normal, but conditions improved over the month. As the state enters winter, conditions have stabilized, according to the most recent Water Summary Update.