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They used to stop by the Car Wash for a homemade cookie on their way to school; or perhaps to grab a Gatorade on their way to a ball game.

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There should be much less tomfoolery at Felderman Park; and the scofflaws who dump illegal things at the compost site there will be also now be held to account.

A 52-year-old man died after driving his motorcycle into an embankment south of Bellevue this past Saturday night, according to reports from the Iowa State Patrol.

Larry and Joyce Michels of Bellevue, IA will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on September 15, 2019.  There will be a blessing at St. Joseph’s Church Mass at 10:15 am, followed by a family gathering at their daughter’s home.

Rich (Squeak) and Kelly McMahon of Maquoketa, IA announce the upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Kara McMahon to Patrick Klemme, son of Dennis and Shelia Klemme, of La Motte, IA.

Thanks to volunteers Sandra Hayward, Erica Hayward-Riquelme, Laurie Anderson, and Sharon Konrardy for hosting Manicures for the residents at Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and for the tenants at Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) during the morning on Friday.

The Preston man who suffered third-degree burns over 95 percent of his body following a house explosion died.

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A steel structure at Bullock's Ag Service in LaMotte blew down in heavy storm in the early morning hours of Sept. 10. Several trees fell in the LaMotte area, as well as throughout Jackson County.

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Members of the Bellevue Chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosted their 40th annual Banquet last Saturday night at Horizon Hall.

A collaborative effort is under way to organize a benefit for a Preston family who lost their home in a house explosion almost two weeks ago.

St. Joseph’s 2019 Pork Roast was held this past Sunday in Bellevue with nearly perfect weather and decent crowds all day. As well as a grand pork roast, patrons enjoyed live music and entertainment, children’s activities, live auctions and raffle drawings. Above, hundreds enjoy a meal inside…

Two seats on the Bellevue City Council, as well as the Mayor’s position will be up for election this fall. Those interested in running for any of the open positions can pick up nomination papers and file them on or before Thursday, Sept. 19.

Word has been received that the Off Shore Bar and Grill in Bellevue will be closed, effective immediately. The restaurant on the river was expected to close on Sept. 3, but because of the pending hurricane set to hit Florida, the manager of the Off Shore had to leave to take care of property…

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It’s been a Labor Day weekend tradition for 40 years now. And, what started here in 1979 has grown into what is believed to be the biggest pork roast in Iowa. So far, no one has come forth to challenge that claim.

Bellevue school officials and the district’s facilities committee recently conducted a work session to talk about possible uses for the former Mootz property that school officials purchased last year. The 22-acre parcel near  the current high school was bought for $712,000, prior to the firs…

Walkers, runners, joggers, cyclists, bikers and drivers converged on Bellevue over the past two weekends to benefit terminally ill patients and their families.

The local 2019 election season is officially here, with not only city elections, but school board elections set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Thanks to volunteer Kenny Kilburg for hosting Men’s Club with the men on Friday.

The Bellevue American Legion Auxiliary Post #273 last week presented two Quilts of Valor to two brothers, Philip and Wayne Becker. Philip is a Vietnam veteran serving from 1964 to 1968, and is from Rock Island, Illinois. Brother Wayne, also a Vietnam veteran who served from 1964 to 1984, hai…

Attention hunters who would like to sharpen their wing shooting skills before dove, duck, or pheasant season, or anyone who just wants to shoot some clay targets.

The Bellevue High School Student Council is selling special T-shirts in honor of the late teacher and coach Ken Anderson, who unexpectedly passed away this past July. The students are asking sports fans to wear the T-shirts during the football game that will be dedicated to Mr. Anderson on F…

Bellevue’s Fall City-Wide Garage Sales, sponsored by the Herald-Leader, are scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, September 14. Please fill out the form included in the Bellevue Herald-Leader and return to 118 S 2nd St. Bellevue, IA 52031 or fill out the online form and submit payment. 

Small business owner and dentist, Dr. Steve Bradley, announced last week he will seek election to the Iowa House in District 58. The District is comprised of Jackson County, as well as, portions of Jones and Dubuque counties.

The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), sponsored in Dubuque by UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital, is relocating to a new office. On Tuesday, September 3, the SHIIP volunteer counselors will begin seeing patients at 1500 Delhi Street, Suite 3200. The new office is located …

It was back to school for all Bellevue youngsters as the first day of classes for the 2019-2020 school year took place last Friday. Parents of younger students at both Bellevue Elementary and Marquette Catholic Schools arrived early with their children, giving hugs and helping locate lockers…

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Bellevue once again hosted a pair of adventurers making their way down the entire length of the Mississippi River this past week. But this time, the mission is a bit different.

The weather at last weekend’s Fishtival Celebration along the Mighty Mississsippi in Bellevue was mild and saw a few early afternoon rainsdrops before the skies cleared for a beautiful day.

Virginia-based band Lord Nelson took the Codfish stage as one of the opening acts last Saturday for headliner The Artisanals.  Since Codfish Hollow Barnstormers hosted its first live music show on July 25, 2009, concert-goers have enjoyed more than 130 Indie and national bands in the round b…

The new school year starts tomorrow for both Bellevue Community and Marquette Catholic schools.

Members of the Bellevue City Council last week took a step forward in the process to allow ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) to be used city-wide.

Two seats on the Bellevue City Council, as well as the Mayor’s position will be up for election this fall. Those interested in running for any of the open positions can pick up nomination papers and file them on or before Thursday, August 29.

The Miles Volunteer Fire Department, Preston Volunteer Fire Department and the Community Ambulance Service (staffed by volunteers) are slated to receive the proceeds from the 4th Annual Benefit Pull held this Saturday, August 24 at the Miles Thresher’s Grounds.  The three organizations and t…

They say they are worn out after spending more than two years working on jail plans that twice failed to capture enough votes to pass.

Thanks to volunteers Janis Kilburg, Laurie Anderson, and Sharon Konrardy for hosting Manicures for the residents at Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and the tenants at Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) during the morning on Friday.

In last week’s feature story concerning the Luxembourgers coming to visit St. Donatus, it was incorrectly stated that the group toured the Luxembourg Heritage Society Museum. It should have been they toured the St. Donatus Parish Museum. We apologize for the error.

Members of the Bellevue Municipal Utilities Board last week donated $500 in energy efficient LED (light emitting diode) lightbulbs to the Bellevue Bread Basket. The 200 light bulbs were purchased at Lampe’s True Value through a special grant distributed by SEMICA, a power provider to BMU. On…

The Annual Wiegert Reunion will be held Sunday, August 25, 2019. We will  meet for a noon potluck at the LaMotte Recreation Center in LaMotte.

Enjoy viewing the night sky on Friday, August 30 at 8:30 p.m. at Dave Gossman’s farm, 19502 159th Ave Zwingle. Bring your own telescope or use those that are provided to observe planets and deep-sky objects while learning more about astronomy. If skies are not clear, we’ll try for the follow…

Canoeing, kayaking, archery, fishing and shooting sports will be happening at the annual Youth Outdoor Skills Day in Jackson County on Saturday, August 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hurstville Fishing Pond. Youth ages 7-17 are invited to participate. For more information or to sign up contac…

The Jackson County supervisors voted unanimously Aug. 20 to release the land near Walmart on which the public for a second time Aug. 6 turned down funding for a new jail. 

The water supply to residential homes and businesses in Bellevue is now of a much higher quality, thanks to the completion of the city’s new $2 million radium treatment facility at the corner of Park and 10th Streets.

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It’s that time of the year in Bellevue. The fishing is good, the river is calm and summer is at its peak.

The town of St. Donatus hosted a group of European visitors this past Wednesday who hailed from Luxembourg, the very country whose people settled the small Jackson County town in the 1840s.

Thanks to volunteers Janis Kilburg, Laurie Anderson, and Sharon Konrardy for hosting Manicures for the residents at Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and the tenants at Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) during the morning on Friday.

The Annual Wiegert Reunion will be held Sunday, August 25, 2019. We will  meet for a noon potluck at the LaMotte Recreation Center in LaMotte.

The Bellevue Fire Department will be out on the streets on Friday, Aug. 30 conducting the annual ‘Fill-the-Boot’ campaign in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

For a second time, Jackson County voters said “no” to a new jail.

In observance of the wonderful memories of 65 years, classmates of St. Joseph’s High School Class of 1954 gathered for a reunion at Spruce Harbor Inn in Bellevue on August 2, 2019. Those in attendence included Shirley (Hingtgen) Scholtes, Nancy (Putman) Binko, Leonard Manders, Joan (Yeager) …