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Local residents, area shoppers and those home for the Thanksgiving weekend may as well just skip the chaos of Black Friday - and they may also want to avoid the ever-increasing online security risks of Cyber Monday.

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The Young Museum in Bellevue is scheduled to reopen in 2019. Following collections work as well as plumbing and electrical upgrades, plans are to revise and reopen the 52-year-old house museum by mid-year.

There’s a new face up at Bellevue State Park which should brighten up the summer camping and tourism season in 2019.

Jackson County voters outdid themselves in Tuesday’s midterm general election.

A Memorial Jam and Celebration of life for well-known Green Island musician Steve Haferbier will take place at the Mooney Hollow Barn on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

■ A Davenport man was cited for following too close following an incident Oct. 22 at 7:05 a.m.

A head-on collision took place Friday morning north of Bellevue near the intersection of 308th Street and Highway 52 at approximately 8:30 a.m. One of the drivers was transported for treatment by the University of Iowa AirCare Team. According to the Iowa State Patrol accident report, a 59-ye…

Open enrollment began Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15 for Iowans purchasing or changing their Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual health coverage to become effective Jan. 1, 2019.

The 2019 Bellevue High School After Prom Committee  will host a Soup and Sandwich Supper at Horizon Hall from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, which is the night the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolls into Bellevue. A bake sale and raffle ticket sales for a new snowblower are also on the agenda.

Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will host its annual Fall Feather Party on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 11 p.m. Card competitions and games of chance will be available, as well as lunch and drinks.

Harper Ryan Vervoort, daughter of Ryan and Angela Vervoort of Plainfield, Illinois will turn one year old on November 20, 2018.

Saint John Lutheran Church of Bellevue will host a community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22 beginning at noon.

More accurate floodplain mapping means changes in flood insurance requirements for some Jackson County properties. New mapping moves some properties into the 100-year floodplain, including many in Sabula and a number in Nita Ho at the mouth of Tete Des Morts Creek and Felderman Park and Dute…

Jackson County voters sent a message for continuity Nov. 6, re-electing two sitting county supervisors and the incumbent county recorder.

When the Dubuque County election results started coming in, incumbent District 29 State Sen. Tod Bowman, D-Maquoketa, knew he was in trouble.

Republican incumbent Andy McKean will continue to represent Jackson, Jones and Dubuque counties at the Iowa Statehouse. The Anamosa candidate soundly defeated Democratic challenger Joe Oclon to retain control of the District 58 state representative seat in Tuesday’s general election.

The majority of Jackson County voters let it be known via ballot box that they were satisfied with the work of Kevin Burns, Gloria Jorgensen and Matt Osterhaus.

It was a mixed bag of political results for Iowa in Tuesday’s midterm elections, as Kim Reynolds was officially elected Iowa governor; while incumbent Republican Rod Blum of Dubuque lost to Democratic challenger Abbey Finkenauer of Dubuque for the District 1 seat in the U. S. House of Repres…

A special Ecumenical Service for all congregations in Bellevue will take place Sunday, Nov. 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, whose members will be joined by the congregations of St. John Lutheran and the First Presbyterian of Bellevue.

Bellevue High School Student Council members will be raking leaves on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Those who would like leaves raked please call the High School at 872-4001 or email Toby Giesemann at tobygiesemann@bellevue.k12.ia.us by November 12 at 9 a.m. with your name, address, and phon…

Marquette Catholic School is selling Butter Braids Pastries through Monday, November 26. The tasty pastries will be delivered before Christmas. Please call Marquette Catholic School at (563) 872-3356 to place an order.

Make reservations 24 hrs. in advance to receive a meal the next day. Ph. 563-872-4666.Center accepts food stamps as payment for dinner. Menus are subject to change

Thanks to Ray & Doris Theisen for providing musical entertainment with the tenants at SVAL and the residents at MVCC during the noontime on Friday.  Thanks to volunteer Sandra Hayward for engaging and dancing with some of the residents and tenants during the music on Friday.

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American Legion Post #273 conducted traditional Veterans Day ceremonies at the Bellevue High School on Monday, Nov. 12. All veterans and those currently serving from the various branches of the United States military were honored in song and prayer.  The featured speaker for the program was …

A head-on collision took place Friday morning north of Bellevue near the intersection of 308th Street and Highway 52 at approximately 8:30 a.m. One of the drivers was transported for treatment by the University of Iowa AirCare Team. Details of the accident and the names of those involved hav…

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It was 100 years ago that the was armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, essentially ending World War I.

THE BELLEVUE ROTARY CLUB sponsored its annual Halloween Parade in Bellevue a week ago Sunday. The traditional procession was followed by a costume contest and trick or treating across the city.

The Bellevue Community School District just reported its annual certified enrollment to the state for the 2018-19 school year, and the trend seems to be going in a positive direction.

He’s been known as ‘Toad’ since his grade school years in Bellevue, and now Todd McQuistion is leaping into the holiday spirit by collecting goodies for the children at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Emeritus board members of the Community Foundation of Jackson County (CFJC) gathered in Maquoketa on Sept. 14 to share memories, recall impactful changes, and discuss the challenges they faced during their time in office.

Join the Bellevue Arts Council on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. for the monthly Second Sunday arts event. Participants will paint a small plaster statue, choosing from a rather large collection. The event will take place upstairs in the art studio.

Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will host its annual Fall Feather Party on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 11 p.m. Card competitions and games of chance will be available, as well as lunch and drinks.

The Marquette Catholic High School drama department will be presenting the fall production of ‘Clue: On Stage,’ based on the screen play by Jonathon Lynn on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 and 10 beginning at 7 p.m. each night.

Bellevue High School Student Council members will be raking leaves on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Those who would like leaves raked please call the High School at 872-4001 or email Toby Giesemann at tobygiesemann@bellevue.k12.ia.us by November 12 at 9 a.m. with your name, address, and phon…

Patients treated at Jackson County Regional Health Center have a new option to pay their bills.

After a three-year campaign to raise funds through grants and donations for a new playground for the La Motte City Park, officials from La Motte Area Advancement finally saw the effort become a reality this past weekend. Volunteers last week started the multi-day process of installing $77,00…

We welcomed the 20-plus students from St. Joe’s Catholic Pre-school and Kindergarten with Mrs. Jessica Medinger for their visit, singing, reading stories, and doing a “Halloween Traditions” and “one on one” with the residents/tenants of MVCC/SVAL during the mid-morning on Friday.  The studen…

Auditor of State Mary Mosiman released details of an agreed-upon procedures report on the city of LaMotte for the period Jan 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017.

Austin William Tucker, 22, of 207-3 Austin Ave., Maquoketa, was charged with domestic abuse assault, first offense.

■ An East Moline man lost control of his vehicle at 9:31 a.m. Oct. 8 on Highway 61 in Jackson County.

Make reservations 24 hrs. in advance to receive a meal the next day. Ph. 563-872-4666.   

Upper Mississippi River levels are finally coming down. Water temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s. Fish are starting to move toward the overwintering holes.

A special Ecumenical Service for all congregations in Bellevue will take place Sunday, Nov. 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, whose members will be joined by the congregations of St. John Lutheran and the First Presbyterian of Bellevue. A cho…

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The Bellevue P.E.O. organization is selling Sherwood Forest Farms live greenery wreaths, garland and wooden reindeer for the holiday season. The sales will help provide increased funding for local scholarships.

The tennis courts at Cole Park may soon be turned into official pickle ball courts if a group of Bellevue pickle ball enthusiasts get approval from city leaders, as well as approval from the public.

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Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will conduct traditional Veterans Day ceremonies at the Bellevue High School on Monday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.

Do you recognize this man? The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the identify of this man whom law enforcement believes burglarized Oly’s Garage in Preston and Bender’s Foods after closing time Saturday night in Bellevue. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a man entered one of…

The St. Donatus Catholic Church will host a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. inside the St. Donatus Parish Center.

Crews from Alan Jackson Tuckpointing of Dubuque have been working on Saint John Lutheran Church in Bellevue for the past few weeks, completing tuck-pointing and painting on the old church on Third Street. The main part of the church was constructed in 1869, with the stone bell tower added in…

A hunter’s kayak capsized near Green Island a week ago Saturday amid high winds and waves. Thanks in part to a waterproof cell phone case, rescuers found the hunter, Jared Porter of Madison, Wis., clinging to a tree limb, and he went to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation. A dog who had…

The Off Shore Bar and Grill in Bellevue will be hosting a new event called ‘Brewfest’ on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. Folks are invited to come and sample craft beers from breweries in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.

The Marquette Catholic High School Student Council will host its annual Chicken Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 11. The event will take place at the Trinity Center at Marquette from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Bellevue Chapter #359 of the Order of the Eastern Star will host a Soup Supper and Craft and Bake Sale on Friday, Nov. 2 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bellevue Masonic Lodge on Front Street.