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Effective Tuesday, June 2, the Jackson County Courthouse, Penrose Annex and Hurstville Interpretive Center will re-open to the public. Until further notice, the Courthouse and Penrose Annex Office hours will be 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; the Hurstville Interpretive Center 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., …

The Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday that there had been a COVID-19 outbreak among workers at the Tyson Foods plant in Storm Lake, touching off another round of questions about the state’s reporting of business outbreaks.

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The torch has been passed on at a longtime Bellevue business as Dale and Marilyn Junk, owners of Tri-State Buildings Corp., have sold their company to longtime employee and company foreman Frank Reisen.

Tess Nissen’s New York City apartment is between two of the busiest avenues in the East Village. Normally, the neighborhood bustles with taxicabs and delivery trucks, people speeding by on bicycles or jostling shoulder-to-shoulder as they stride along narrow sidewalks.

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While Archbishop Michael O. Jackels of Dubuque announced May 30-31 for the reopening of Catholic parishes throughout the 30 northeastern counties in Iowa, the Parish Council of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue has decided not to reopen this weekend, but officials said it may reopen n…

Archbishop Michael O. Jackels of Dubuque has announced the date for the reopening of parishes throughout the 30 northeastern counties in Iowa.

   Due to the Covid-19 virus, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in LaMotte has postponed the “Annual Breakfast in the Park”  that was originally scheduled for June 14, 2020. At this point in time, no date has been set for rescheduling the event.

Jackson County Relay for Life will continue as planned July 26, but the format will be different.  Relay will retain the “The Greatest Cure on Earth” theme, but participants will drive-through at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Only Relay committee members will be allowed out of their cars.

As of last Wednesday, 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.  Activities ha…

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There won’t be packed gymnasiums and churches filled with parents, relatives and friends -- but there will still be plenty of pomp and circumstance, as well as unique recognition for those graduating with the Class of 2020 amid the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.

With the Covid-19 Pandemic abruptly closing schools in March, many students still have clothes, shoes and other personal belongings in the school buildings here in Bellevue. Students may also have school property they need to drop off, such as laptop computers, textbooks and library books.

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

Planning a county fair requires a lot of work – and a long checklist – according to Lanny Simpson, Jackson County’s longtime fair manager.

The Bellevue Fire Department last Wednesday responded to a call of the city’s garbage truck on fire. According to city officials, it appears that someone dumped hot ashes or smoldering logs into one of the dumpsters.  They say that the emptying of the dumpster and the wind that day may have …

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The Bellevue Police Department, along with the Bellevue Ambulance Service had a wild time of it last Tuesday morning.

Bellevue High School and Marquette Catholic will host a joint “Senior Parade” to honor our graduating seniors! On Sunday, May 24th at 3:15 pm, seniors will meet at the BHS parking lot and parade though Bellevue! The route is attached below. We will start and end at the parking lot. Please co…

The annual Jackson County Pro Rodeo, which is usually held the third week in June, has been rescheduled to Sept. 10, 11 and 12 by officials at the Bellevue Horsemen’s Club, where the massive event is held.

The annual Memorial Day ceremony, conducted by Bellevue American Legion Post #273 is cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Members of Bellevue American Legion Ladies  Auxiliary will be operating the Bender’s food stand on Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23. Folks are asked to pick up a meal and support your local post.

Zachary Lawrence Kettmann graduated from the United States Marine Corps in San Diego, CA on October 4, 2019, holding the honor of being a prayer leader for his platoon.  Following graduation, he was granted a brief period of time to return to Iowa.  He then reported to diesel mechanic school…

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…

Jim and Denise (Dobson) Kruser will celebrate 10 years of marriage on May 29, 2020.  Jim Kruser and Denise Dobson were married on May 29, 2010 in Dubuque, Iowa.  Jim is a truck driver and Denise works at John Deere.  They have two children, Leah and James.

ANNAPOLIS – Gabrielle Tath of St. Donatus, IA successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training from the U.S. Naval Academy, May 22, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ensign. She is …

BELLEVUE AND MARQUETTE HIGH SCHOOLS announced their top students recently. Ben Parker of Bellevue High School was named 2020 Valedictorian; while Halle Kilburg of Marquette Catholic was named Valedictorian as well.

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 The body found washed up on the riverbank in Bellevue a week ago Saturday has still not been officially identified by authorities, but according to reports from the family, who have been posting information online, authorities found a wallet and photo identification belonging to Dan Gessner…

On Saturday, May 16, at approximately 1:32 p.m., the Bellevue Police Department was notified of a deceased body located on the shore of the Mississippi River one mile north of Bellevue in the Riverside Addition. The body was turned over to the Jackson County Medical Examiners Office and will…