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The slate of candidates for the Nov. 2 election for Bellevue City Council is now official.

A new fundraiser for the Bellevue Athletic Department will take place in October, and the event should be quite a hoot.

A new pay schedule approved by the supervisors last week should add more structure and performance incentive to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

Bellevue High School is celebrating its 2021 Homecoming game this week with several events slated around the big football game on Friday evening. First, the annual Homecoming Parade will take place Friday afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Front Street. Then the 2021 Homecoming Royalty …

Marquette Catholic School is selling softener salt again this year.  The school will be taking orders until October 4. For only $10, students and staff will deliver all sales right to homes on October 23.  Delivery personnel will only enter  homes if requested.  Those who would like to purch…

Bellevue Knights of Columbus Council #1354 will host an All-You Can Eat Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at the KC Hall on the corner of Second and State Streets.

The Green Island Congregational Church has canceled its annual Chicken Supper, which is usually held in early October as a result of the recent increase in Covid-19 infections. Organizers are hoping to hold the event again in October of 2022.

The community of Springbrook will host a community blood drive from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 27 at 101 E. Main St., inside the SprIngbrook Fire Station

Jason and Carissa Spain welcomed a son, Malcolm Richard Spain on August 18, 2021.  He was born at Genesis East, Davenport, IA and was 7 lbs, 15 ounces and 19 ½ inches long.

As of 3/17/2021, family/church visits with residents at the Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and with the tenants at the Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) have resumed, as conditions/precautions permit.  The number of visitors in the building is limited, and all visits must be scheduled in …

Jackson County Democrats will honor two of their own this weekend.

Observe planets and deep-sky objects in the night sky on Friday, October 1 while learning more about astronomy. All are welcome to attend this event to be held at Hidden Bluff Farms, 19502 159th Ave. in Zwingle, beginning at 7 p.m.  Bring your own telescope or use those that are provided. Re…

St. Joseph Church in Preston will be hosting its 34th annual Parish Festival on Sunday, Sept. 26, with serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day starts with Mass at 10 a.m., followed by a Kalmes Chicken and Ham Dinner and live music by the Children of St. Joe’s Parish and “Momma J.”  Quilt raff…

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Clara Suiter, daughter of Tishana and Eric Suiter will be competing at the National Pedal Pull at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota this Saturday, Sept. 25.

When Jackson County Sheriff Brent Kilburg made the case to the Board of Supervisors in late August for an additional deputy, he cited increased service calls and a renewed focus on proactive investigations as some of the drivers behind the need.

With the new Jackson County Regional Health Center up and running, county officials are combing the old facility and earmarking items for potential use in other offices.

Pam Schoenthaler and Sally Davies would love to forget the toll Alzheimer’s disease has on their patients and loved ones. They want the illness eradicated.

Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will be hosting a 4-piece Chicken Supper catered by Jeronimo’s of Springbrook on Friday, September 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Bellevue Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its 41st annual Banquet on Saturday, September 18 at Horizon Hall in Bellevue. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m.  As well as the meal and banquet, over 20 guns will be given away.

St. Joseph Church in Preston will be hosting its 34th annual Parish Festival on Sunday, Sept. 26, with serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Matt and Stephanie (Kramer) Tauke of Dyersville, IA welcomed a daughter, Brecklyn Tauke on August 26, 2021.  She was born at MercyOne Dubuque and weighed 9 lbs, 13 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

This fall, the University of Iowa welcomed the most academically accomplished class in its history for the fifth year in a row. The incoming undergraduate class again topped previous records in achievement with a higher average high school grade-point average (GPA), at 3.81, than any previou…

The Grow Solar Jackson County program surpassed its 50-kilowatt-hour goal, triggering a price break for the Jackson County residents and business owners who are participating.

The Scenic Byways in Northeast and Eastern Iowa are hosting the Best of the Byway Fall Bus Tour at the end of September and beginning of October. The tour will include a culinary crawl, a scenic overlook photo opportunity with fall leaves, a brief presentation about the byway and a special h…

A YOUNG BELLEVUE bicycler shows off his wheelie skills on Park Street near Cole Park by riding the entire block on one wheel.

As of 3/17/2021, family/church visits with residents at the Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and with the tenants at the Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) have resumed, as conditions/precautions permit.  The number of visitors in the building is limited, and all visits must be scheduled in …

The community of Springbrook will host a community blood drive from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 27 at 101 E. Main St., inside the SprIngbrook Fire Station

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The annual benefit for Hospice of Jackson County will take place in Bellevue this weekend.

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The 2021 Fishtival celebration, sponsored by the Bellevue Arts Council, will take place Saturday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bellevue. The annual event is a celebration of local heritage as a community on the Mississippi River through all forms of art including dance, arts and music.

Ryan Dunn, a senior at Bellevue High School, has proved perfection is indeed possible.

NEW SIGN DONATED: The family of the late Gerald Ernst recently used $2,000 in memorial donations from Gerald’s funeral to give to Bellevue American Legion Post #273 for a new sign for the Legion Club. The Sons of the American Legion Squad, as well as the American Legion Auxiliary, which had …

Bellevue’s Maury Anderson will give a presentation about the clam harvesting and ecology on the Mississippi River, and how it related to the former Button Factory and the button industry in general. He will speak at the Brown Gazebo on Riverview during two sessions, the first at 11:30 a.m. a…

Drew Chapman is one of 272 University of Iowa students who are members of the 2021 Hawkeye Marching Band, one of the "top ten college marching bands in the nation," according to CNN Headline News and one of the Big Ten Conference's marching bands whose halftime show is "worth the watch," acc…

Cory Weinschenk and Megan Freund, of Fort Atkinson, WI, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  The couple will be married October 2, 2021 in Bellevue.  Megan’s parents are Cathy (Mike) Swenson and Tim (Angie) Freund, all of Jefferson, WI.  Corys parents are Rich and Karla Weinschen…

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A group attempting to save Bellevue’s 1965 pool at Cole Park from being closed is not giving up on its quest.

The Jackson County sheriff wants to hire one additional deputy and in coming weeks plans to propose a change in the way all deputies are paid.

Reveille Legion Post #273 of Bellevue is currently conducting a membership drive for the Sons of the American Legion squadron, which was officially formed five years ago. If your father or grandfather was a veteran, you may be eligible to join.

The fifth annual Iowa Rural Summit included a first-ever recognition of “rural heroes” – and Jackson County Economic Alliance Senior Adviser David Heiar was one of the 13 individuals honored.

Friends of the Bellevue State Park are inviting the public to a Picnic in the Park at the Bellevue State Park lodge on Friday, September 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will be hosting a 4-piece Chicken Supper catered by Jeronimo’s of Springbrook on Friday, September 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Bellevue will host a 9-hole, four-person scramble golf outing on Friday, Sept. 10 with tee times available between 2 and 5 p.m. Cost is $50 per person and includes a meal.

The Bellevue Fire Department is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign on Friday, Sept. 3. Firemen will be collecting donations from 4 to 8 p.m. at both Bellevue banks, all three convenience store…

Jackson County Retired School Personnel will meet on Friday, Sept. 3 at  St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preston.  Social begins at 11:30 and lunch will be served at noon.  Reservations should be called to Carla Behrend, 563-659-5704.  The program is Honor Walk by Gene Camp.

St. Joseph’s 2021 Pork Roast will be held Sunday, Sept. 5 in Bellevue. The day begins with a Polka Mass at 10:15 a.m. featuring the ever-popular Sieverding Band.

Three seats on the Bellevue City Council will be up for election this fall, and as of press time Monday, another potential candidate has picked up nomination papers, making the total interested parties now two. The list includes Jo Fifield who has already filed as a candidate; and former cit…

Eighty eight students graduated from Northwest Iowa Community College on Friday, July 23, 2021 during commencement ceremonies held in the Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center on NCC’s campus.