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Bellevue native Ann Schroeder, one of the first women in the Midwest to referee high school and college basketball games, is calling it a career this spring.

The Bellevue City Council last week approved the purchase of seven new body cameras for the Bellevue Police Department, as well as seven new tasers, along with new software for its evidence keeping system.

The public is invited to share opinions on the future of Bellevue by participating in a new survey, available at https://ecia.org/Bellevue_Plan/survey/. The deadline to respond is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Bellevue City Hall, which has been closed to the general public for nearly a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has re-opened as of Monday, March 1. The Bellevue Public Library will be open to the public as well.

The St. Donatus Catholic Church will be hosting a Drive-Thru Steak Fry on Saturday, March 6 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in the Church Parish Center.

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.

Dino and Shianne Lisinovic of The Dalles, Oregan welcomed a son Leon Mesud Lisinovic on January 1, 2021 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center, The Dalles, Oregon.  Leon weighed 7 lbs, 8 ozs and was 21 inches long.

The Jackson County Conservation Board is seeking sealed bids on the construction of about 0.26 miles of recreation trail located in sections 13 in South Fork Township, Jackson County.

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…

What if someone paid you back just for being generous? It would be a win-win. The charitable causes you support would be healthier thanks to your donation, and you’d get money back in your pocket.

The Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team recently recieved a grant fron the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA).  The money will be used for upgrading the trailer used with their main towboat.

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…

Legislation that would allow grocers to opt out of the state’s bottle bill if there is a redemption center within 20 miles cleared a Senate subcommittee last week.

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A COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will be held at Pearson Hall in Maquoketa on Friday March 5th. Those doses will be administered at Pearson Hall at the Jackson County Fairgrounds (see below for more registration information). The second dose will be administered March 25, said Matt Osterhaus.Ap…

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Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the launch of a new website — vaccinate.iowa.gov — that became active today and will help Iowans navigate the vaccine distribution system. The site will enable Iowans to plug in their location and find links to nearby vaccine providers, she said. It will not be a …

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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 …