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Next Monday, on Memorial Day, Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will officially mark 100 years of support for veterans and their families with an big outdoor celebration with music, food and refreshments. The party will start at 11 a.m., following the traditional Memorial Day Services on Fr…

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Bellevue Elementary teacher Brittni Decker was recently honored as 2019 Teacher of the Year by Masonic Lodge No. 51 AF/AM in Bellevue.

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The Bellevue Community School District will host its third annual “Beyond the Blue” recognition ceremony for former graduates who have achieved significant accomplishments in lives and careers after graduating from the local school.

Amanda Lassance, an assistant Jackson County attorney, sat in her car stopped along the side of U.S. Highway 61 in the early morning hours of April 6.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has tentatively set the 2019 Kids Fishing Day for Sunday, June 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of Free Fishing Weekend in Iowa.   Because of flooding issues, however, it won’t be at the trout pond south of Bellevue, but at a pond towards Preston. Officials…

The Bellevue BIG students of Bellevue High School are hosting a new community event, ‘Rock at the Lock;’ on Friday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. Performing will be Absolute Music, Matt McPherson and Hard Salami. Tickets are $2. All proceeds go to the Pickleball Court project at Cole Park.

A Christian Women’s Fellowship event will take place Saturday, June 1 at the St. John Retreat Center at 22181 407th Ave., south of Bellevue.

The public is invited to the dedication of the Jackson County Veterans Memorial Park, located at Jefferson Street in Maquoketa.

 Matt and Becca McCullough of Cascade are parents of a son, Charlie Russell, born on April 16th at 5:15 PM at MercyOne in Dubuque.  Charlie weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Kirkwood Community College celebrated the top echelon of students involved in academic programs during its annual Outstanding Student Recognition program on April 19.

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

Thanks to volunteers Sandra Hayward, 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.

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Don't miss our special pull-out Graduation section in this week's paper!  Grab yours at a local business around town, or better yet why not subscribe and never miss an issue!

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Don't miss this week's special edition, which features a special section dedicated to celebrating the Bellevue American Legion's 100th Anniversary! Pick up your copy today or better yet Subscribe so you never miss an issue!

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Roger and Carol (Ploeger) Hager celebrated their anniversary this past weekend.  They were married on May 17, 1969 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  

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Senior Warden of the Bellevue Masonic Lodge Jamie Fondell (left) presents the Masonic Lodge Teacher of the Year Award to Brittni Decker.

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It’s going to be a busy Memorial Day weekend in Bellevue. Two graduation ceremonies at both local high schools on Saturday and Sunday, a Memorial Day Service by the Bellevue American Legion on Front Street Monday morning, with the Centennial Celebration of the Bellevue American Legion to follow.

The Iowa Freedom of Information Council has joined the the Bellevue Herald-Leader and Maquoketa Sentinel-Press in efforts to obtain additional information about a police call involving a Jackson County prosecutor.

The Jackson County Area Tourism Association last week at its annual meeting awarded eight grants to businesses and organizations that work to attract visitors to the area. In the JCATA mini-grant program’s five-year existence, it has awarded more than $21,500. A record 16 applicants submitte…

Bellevue High School Student Council member Toby Giesemann (right) recently presented $500 checks to both the Bellevue Fire Department and Bellevue Ambulance Service to thank them for their continued support and all of the time and effort they put towards the Bellevue Student Council in help…

Sabula Fire Chief Dan Miller gets on the fire department Gator to patrol the levee shortly after the Mississippi’s first crest last month.

Upper Mississippi River levels have dropped several feet, but remain high. Recent rainfall will cause a more gradual fall. Navigation is not recommended due to flooding. Boaters should operate at no wake speed to reduce damage to shorelines and flooded structures. Most boat ramps are under w…

St. Joseph's Church in Bellevue will be hosting its monthly euchre card party beginning on Sunday, May 19.  Lunch will be served first at 6 p.m. with cards to follow at 6:30 p.m.  Cost is $3 and includes lunch and prizes. All are welcome.   

Erma M. Gruhn will be “100 years young” on May 15th, 2019. She is the mother of Eldona (Robert) Turney and David (deceased) and daughter in law Connie Wagner. She has 4 grandchildren, one deceased and 6 great grandchildren.

A special ATV/UTV fundraiser poker ride, sponsored by Swartzie’s Cycle, has been set for Saturday, May 18.  Folks may register for the event, called Cruisin’ for a Cure, at 11 a.m. at Bubba’s Pub in La Motte, with the ride leaving at noon.  Registration donation is $10 per person.  

The Bellevue Farmers Market is held weekly from May through September at the Riverview Gazebo on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Cassie Conatser of LaMotte has earned her Master of Science, Nursing - Education (BSN to MSN) degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 67th (Austin, Texas), 68th (Washington, DC), 69th (Indianapolis, Indiana), and 70th (Orlando, Florida) comme…

Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will mark its 100th anniversary with a big celebration on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Market Street by the Legion Building.

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

Jackson County has a new underage substance abuse prevention specialist.

Marquette Catholic High School students Halle Kilburg and Allison Kettmann recently qualified for the State Math Competition.  Both of the students competed against high school students across the state in classes 1A through 5A, and among all participants in the qualifying rounds,  placed we…

Thanks to volunteers Sandra Hayward, 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.

A Christian Women’s Fellowship event will take place Saturday, June 1 at the St. John Retreat Center at 22181 407th Ave., south of Bellevue.

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A special open house at the Great River Gallery this past Wednesday night saw much interest in a variety of areas of learning, community service and technology.

Homestead Studio and Gallery, located just north of Bellevue at Naked Mountain Acres, recently announced its inaugural art show called "The Birds and the Bees."  

Four weeks after police cited Assistant Jackson County Attorney Amanda Lassance and her companion Nick Shannon for possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, key details of how police handled the call remain undisclosed.

Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will mark its 100th anniversary with a big celebration on Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Market Street by the Legion Building.

St. Joseph's Church in Bellevue will be hosting its monthly euchre card party beginning on Sunday, May 19.  Lunch will be served first at 6 p.m. with cards to follow at 6:30 p.m.  Cost is $3 and includes lunch and prizes. All are welcome.   

The Bellevue Arts Council will host its Second Sunday event on May 12 at the Great River Gallery.

Ticket sales for the big 2019 Heritage Days Raffle are getting underway in Bellevue and those who enter will have the chance to win this year’s Grand Prize, a 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT from Till’s (listed at $23,200) or $18,000 in cash.

Note: The following 8th-grade students from Bellevue Community Schools made the third quarter Honor Roll for the 2018-19 school year.

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

Eric Swalwell, Democratic candidate for President in 2020 made a stop in Bellevue last Friday afternoon. Supporters gathered at the home of Marilyn Schroeder on Sieverding Ridge Road to enjoy a short rally and discussion of issues.

The Bellevue BIG students of Bellevue High School are hosting a new community event, ‘Rock at the Lock;’ on Friday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m.

The Heritage Days  Queen Contest Committee is seeking young ladies from Bellevue and Marquette High Schools to be contestants for the annual Independence Day kick-off, which will be held the evening of Wednesday, July 3.

The Preston Public Library will host a Jackson County Hospice program entitled ‘My Wished for My Journey,” on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.

The Bellevue Farmers Market will be opening on Thursday, May 9, and organizers are looking forward to seeing last year’s vendors and inviting those who haven’t participated before to become vendors.

Our deepest Sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Judy Gruntkosky who passed away on April 25th, 2019.   She will be greatly missed!

Officers were recently elected for the Bellevue Fire Department Association’s 2019-20 season. In front from left are Dan Sturm, Captain; Tim Till, Asst. Chief;  Kent Clasen, Chief; Dan Ploessl, Asst. Chief; and Chris Ernst, Captain. Standing in back from left are Mike Sturm, President; Lieut…

What is being called an ‘inappropriate prank’ by school officials resulted in the evacuation of the Bellevue high school and middle school students last Wednesday morning.

A ATV/UTV fundraiser poker ride, sponsored by Swartzie’s Cycle, has been set for Saturday May 18.  Folks may register for the event, called Cruisin’ for a Cure, at 11 a.m. at Bubba’s Pub in La Motte, with the ride leaving at noon.  Registration donation is $10 per person.  Anyone wanting to …

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Hundreds of young students witnessed a horrific multiple vehicle accident at Bellevue High School last Friday when several young prom goers were seriously injured.

The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commision, which oversees the Great River Road, conducted its quarterly meeting in Bellevue a week ago Monday.

The Jackson County Area Tourism Association (JCATA) has announced the appointment of Tom Devine as the Executive Director of the Group.  The JCATA is a non-profit organization charged with the promotion and advancement of tourism in Jackson County, Iowa.