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During extreme weather, it’s good when a community has its own capacity to generate electricity. During the most recent cold-snap in the middle of February, this was proven once again in Bellevue.

Jackson County voters will decide several tax-related issues during a special election next week.

Scholarship applications from the Community Foundation of Jackson County are now available to students at six local high schools: Maquoketa, Easton Valley, Bellevue, Marquette Catholic, Northeast and Midland. Students should apply at dbqfoundation.org/scholarshipinterface by March 1.

A simple car part can put hundreds of dollars in the pockets of thieves and cost vehicle owners a thousand or more to replace.

During the 2021 February Resident Council Meeting at Mill Valley, the residents elected Milton Obermann as the Mill Valley Care Center Valentine King, and Betty Gonner as the Mill Valley Care Center Valentine Queen. The two were crowned as official Royaty last week. The following is a brief …

As of Wednesday (3/11/2020), regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions, we are not allowing any visitors into the facility until further notice.  We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People Guidelines) Precautions.  Activi…

Brandon and Shaye Coin of Bellevue, IA welcomed a son, Eliott Joe Coin on December 27, 2020 at MercyOne Hospital in Dubuque, IA.  He was 7 lbs, 9 ozs. And was 20.5 inches long.  

Eliza Koos celebrated her first birthday on January 13, 2021.  Eliza is the daughter of Jonathan and Andrea Koos of La Motte, IA and younger sister to Nora, age 4.  

The Bellevue Municipal Power plant suffered two serious mishaps, which cut power to the town. They both happened during the Christmas holiday.

Members of the Bellevue Arts Council will present ‘The Spring Thaw Art,’ a virtual art exhibit that was previously recorded by 10 members of the arts council.  The piece was directed by Joannie Kilburg with Allen Ernst being the Master of Ceremonies.  It will be broadcasting during the month…

The Jackson/Clinton County Dairy Board is looking for youth to run for dairy royalty. Age requirements for the positions are: Dairy Princess, girls age 16-21; Dairy Ambassador, boys age 16-21; Little Miss Dairy Maid, girls age 5-8; Little Sir Dairyman, boys age 5-8.

The Preston Lions Club will host its annual Sausage, Omelet and Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 7 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Parish Hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Preston.

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Roughly a month after she began serving in the United States Congress, Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) stopped in Bellevue to tour and learn about the many new offerings at the former button factory building located on the Mississippi River.

The annual political battle over public school funding is unusually heated this year in Iowa, not only because of the pandemic, but as a result of  Governor Kim Reynolds’ recent proposal to expand public support for private and religious schools.

Their rigid posture bespoke the solemnity of the moment.

As of Wednesday (3/11/2020), regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions, we are not allowing any visitors into the facility until further notice.  We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People Guidelines) Precautions.  Activi…

The Bellevue Herald-Leader picked up another state award in the Best Feature Pages category at last Thursday’s Iowa Newspaper Association 2021 Better Newspaper Awards Banquet Ceremony.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Jackson County office will be offering Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses, led by Extension Field Agronomists.  

With the winter wonderland so beautifully covered in snow, we are inviting our younger friends out to the Hurstville Interpretive Center on Thursday, February 18 starting at 9 a.m. to take a closer look at the snow itself.

A new restaurant and future development projects in the Island City are spurring the City of Sabula to create a plan city leaders hope will help the community to thrive.

Michael and Kaitlin Till of Maquoketa are the parents of a daughter, Libby Gwendolin, born Jan. 22, 2021, at MercyOne Hospital in Dubuque.

MILL VALLEY CARE CENTER residents and staff in Bellevue received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination last week. According to April Minear, Registered Nurse at Mill Valley, 70 percent of MVCC staff are now vaccinated with second covid vaccine as well as 100 percent of residents and …

The Bellevue City Council has scheduled a public hearing for the city’s 2021-2022 budget on Monday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m.  

An alleged homemade explosive device that was found by law enforcement officials at 146 Main Street in La Motte last September has led to a federal complaint being filed against a La Motte man.

The past year has taught us that local nonprofits help our communities get through times of crisis. The Community Foundation of Jackson County is passionate about strengthening the nonprofits in our area, and thus strengthening our communities. That’s why, thanks to our affiliation with the …

The following full-time student from the Bellevue area, who achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, have been named to the St. Ambrose University Dean’s List for the fall term.

The following local students have been named to the Dean's List following Mercy University's fall semester.

Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the Fall Semester President’s List.  

As of Wednesday (3/11/2020), regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions, we are not allowing any visitors into the facility until further notice.  We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People Guidelines) Precautions.  Activi…

Casey A. Brassfield, 37, of rural Bellevue, pleaded guilty last week in the District Court for Dubuque County to ‘interference with official acts inflicting serious injury, assault on persons in certain occupations-intent of injury and operating while under the influence.’ He has agreed to a…

Since there is no school for the kids of Bellevue Community and Marquette Catholic Schools next Monday as a result of the annual Presidents Day holiday, all ages are welcome to meet with the Jackson County Conservation staff at the Bellevue State Park nature center to go snowshoeing around t…

A special hike at Bellevue State Park will take place February 13 and 14. It's a self-guided hike on the three popular routes,  and Valentine hearts will guide the participants.