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It started last weekend in Bellevue during what would have been the community’s annual Holiday Open House. It’s when a new small business ‘popped-up’ on south Riverview Street.

The federal government wants Iowa to change its bridge funding formula, and Jackson and Clinton counties could lose some federal funds as a result.

Young Conrad Ernst, (at left) who was home for the Thanksgiving holidays this past weekend from Drake University, puts Christmas lights on a sleigh his father Allen Ernst recently purchased to decorate the area between the Button Factory and the Bob Ernst Insurance Building on South Rivervie…

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…

St. John’s Lutheran Church in St. Donatus will host a drive-up mobile food pantry on Saturday, December 5, in partnership with River Bend Foodbank. Distribution begins at 9:15 a.m. and continues as long as supplies last. The event is open to anyone in need of food assistance. Those coming to…

There’s nothing that matters more to librarians than providing access to books, movies, magazines and other content that is enriching to the public, and there’s generally very little controversy in their work.

Iowa state officials defended the use of federal pandemic relief for a no-bid software contract questioned by the state auditor and federal officials, arguing that the disruption caused by COVID-19 warranted the expenditure.

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The view of the Mississippi River on Bellevue’s Front Street just got a little bigger.

Bellevue City leaders last week approved two resolutions that they hope will aid a massive development project proposed by a group of investors which is planning to purchase the Baymont Hotel, Off Shore Events Center and Campgrounds from A.J. Speigel.

Marquette Catholic School is selling Butter Braid Pastries, through November 30, and they will be delivered before Christmas. Those interested in purchasing, please contact a Marquette High School student or call Marquette Catholic School at (563) 872-3356.

The Light Up Riverview volunteers, along with decorating the riverwalk for the holidays, will also be singing Christmas Carols at the Freedom Rock on Dec. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

During the fall harvest season, Marquette Catholic Schools is accepting donations of grain from local farmers, which may be tax deductible. Simply notify the elevator that a certain amount of corn or soybeans being delviered or stored is to be given to Marquette Schools.

A ‘Virtual Holiday Train at Home’ event is set for  Saturday, Dec. 12. The concert, to replace the live in-person event is Canadian Pacific’s Facebook Live Premiere Concert, at 7 p.m.  Join online to celebrate the holidays by listening to great music and donating to help food banks in Canada…

Jackson County’s elected officials would see 4.5% salary increases if the recommendation from the county’s Compensation Board is approved.

The Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), announced last week that the drivers license renewal service will no longer be coming to Bellevue City Hall.

Duane and Ruth Tietjen of Bellevue, IA will celebrate 50 years of marriage on November 28, 2020.  Duane Tietjen and Ruth Kueter were married on November 28, 1970 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in St. Donatus, IA.      

Brett and Kari Moore of Maquoketa, IA are the proud parents of a daughter, Ambree Ann, born on October 17, 2020 at MercyOne in Dubuque, IA. She weighed 7 lbs and 7 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.

BELLEVUE MUNICIPAL UTILITY workers last week hung Christmas wreaths, banners and poles on the main thoroughfares in Bellevue prior to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. While most events have been canceled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the holiday spirit is being kept alive by …

Following is a roundup of state government and Capitol news items of interest:

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 Community Foundation of Jackson County has announced $89,890 in grants to 26 local nonprofits working in the areas of health, human services, education, environment, community betterment and the humanities. Although unable to host their annual appreciation event, Foundation board members…

As Covid-19 cases continued to surge in Jackson County, schools and health care facilities are grappling with illness-related staffing shortages and are pleading with residents to wear masks and follow other precautions to stem the rise of illness.

In coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Hartig Drug Company will join others in offering Food and Drug Administration (FDA)- authorized COVID-19 vaccinations when available to the general public. The Hartig Company just purchased the Bellevue Pharmacy last month.

The application period had opened barely one week earlier and already head elf Megan Simmons saw a trend that worried her.

Each participant received a Halloween Bag with candy from the Bellevue Rotary Club, which has sponsored the annual Halloween Parade and Costume contest for the past five decades

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The Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), announced last week that the drivers license renewal service will no longer be coming to Bellevue City Hall.

Andy and Amanda (Hueneke) Ruden welcomed twins on October 29, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, IA.  Their son Wyatt Francis weighed 5 lbs, 11 oz and was 19 inches long.  Their daughter Willa Mae was 5 lbs, 6 ozs and was 17 ½ inches long.

Saint John Lutheran Church of Bellevue will host a community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 26. This year, the meal is being offered for pick-up or delivery only. No dine-ins will be allowed due to the pandemic. The fully-prepared feast is available to elderly or homebound reside…

Due to Covid-19, the Friends of the Library Board chose to protect the community and has cancelled the Cookie Walk for 2020.  Those who would like to make a donation please send to  Friends of the Library,  c/o; Bellevue Public Library, 106 N 3rd Street, Bellevue IA 52031.

Marquette Catholic School is selling Butter Braid Pastries, through November 30, and they will be delivered before Christmas. Those interested in purchasing, please contact a Marquette High School student or call Marquette Catholic School at (563) 872-3356.

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…

Alex Iosbaker and Katie Gross were married October 16, 2020 at a private outdoor ceremony at her parent’s home. Officiating was her uncle, Pastor Brad Griffin. They plan to have a reception at a later date to celebrate with family and friends.