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A musical tribute to a well-known Bellevue man who passed away last summer is set for Saturday, June 12 from noon to 11:30 p.m.

A rural Bellevue resident, Milton Obermann recently came across his late mother’s collection of Bellevue Heritage Days buttons. With the Independence Day festivities to return this year, he thought it would be appropriate to share with others.

Friends of Jackson County Conservation is holding a native wildflower sale this spring to help people obtain native plant species. Plants for sale include: prairie milkweed, butterfly milkweed, tall coreopsis, boneset, prairie blazingstar, dotted mint, wild petunia, royal catchfly, June gras…

Spring and early summer evenings are filled with the chorus of romantically inclined amphibians. Join Jackson County Naturalist Tony Vorwald on Friday, May 14 at 8:00 PM to conduct a frog and toad call survey at Blackhawk Wildlife Area. Learn about what amphibians are living at the wetlands …

Marquette Catholic Schools will present ‘Legally Blonde, The Musical Jr.,’ with performances set for Saturday, May 15 at 7 p.m., as well as a matinee on Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. in the Marquette Education Center (MEC).

 The sun is shining for homeowners, business owners and farmers in the Jackson County area, as the Grow Solar Jackson County program is set to commence on May 20

The Bellevue Football Club will host the Ken and Mark Anderson Memorial Best Shot Tournament on Saturday, June 12 at the Bellevue Golf Club. Tee times will range from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Bellevue Fire Department is celebrating its Sesquicentennial this year, as the longtime organization was established 150 years ago in 1871.

Statewide average precipitation totaled 1.61 inches in April, or 1.9 inches below normal, ranking last month as one of the top 20 driest Aprils in 149 years of statewide records, according to the latest Water Summary Update.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Jackson County Chapter co-president, Amber Matthiesen, recently announced the group is now accepting online applications for beds on the Jackson County SHP website: https://www.shpbeds. org/chapter/ia-jackson-co.

Three seats on the Bellevue City Council will be up for election this fall. Those interested in running for any of the open positions can pick up nomination papers starting in August.

As of 3/17/2021, family/church visits with residents at the Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and with the tenants at the Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) have resumed, as conditions/precautions permit.  The number of visitors in the building are limited, and all visits must be scheduled in…

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He’s got his passport ready to go and he’s one step closer to realizing a dream – fulfilling a goal to become a professional athlete

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While the pandemic did a lot of damage to local businesses and the economy last year, there are other areas in the Bellevue area that saw a fair amount of renewal, rejuvenation and re-discovery.

Mark Mueller and Melissa Fondell came before the Bellevue City Council Monday night to ask permission to explore building a new municipal pool at Cole Park.

Tanner Michels, son of Russ and Jenny Michels, was a 2021 recipient of The Governor’s Cup Award. The Governor’s Cup Award ceremony is held annually to honor cadets who are outstanding not only in their ROTC programs, but in academics, extracurricular activities and their all-around leadershi…

We have some exciting news as of 3/17/2021.  We are happy to report that family/church visits with residents at the Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and with the tenants at the Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) have resumed, as conditions/precautions permit.  The number of visitors in the b…

The Community Foundation of Jackson County, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, is excited to announce that Great Give Day is just around the corner on Thursday, May 13.

Iowa’s status as the state with the second-lowest internet speeds will soon get an upgrade, Gov. Kim Reynolds said last Tuesday before signing a bill expected to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for broadband expansion across the state.

The application period for nonprofit organizations to apply for a grant from the James B. and Melita A. McDonough Foundation will be open now through May 31.

The spring/summer edition of the Iowa Travel Guide is now available for travelers who want to learn more about exploring Iowa. The free guide can be ordered online at traveliowa.com, by phone at 800.345.IOWA or picked up at any of Iowa’s 16 Welcome Centers. An online version is also available.

Upper Mississippi River levels stabilized this past week. Water temperature was in the mid-50s  and fish are biting. Walleye slot length limits now apply on the entire Iowa border of the Mississippi River. All walleyes less than 15 inches long and between 20-27 inches must be immediately rel…

Starting in spring of 2020 East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA), Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), Greater Dubuque Development Corporation (GDDC), and the Dubuque area Small Business Development Center (SBDC) established a business hotline to assist local businesses addre…

At the Iowa Tourism Conference on April 28 in Des Moines, the Byways of Iowa Foundation was honored with the Iowa Tourism Award for Outstanding Marketing Collaboration in a Rural Setting for their "Byways of Iowa Public Art Initiative".

The Bellevue City Council on Monday approved a Downtown Incentive Grant for La Casa De Pancho, a Mexican restaurant that will be opening in the former Water Street Market building on Riverview.

The Bellevue Football Club will host the Ken and Mark Anderson Memorial Best Shot Tournament on Saturday, June 12 at the Bellevue Golf Club. Tee times will range from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"The Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team will be running the Bender’s food stand this Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8 in southern Bellevue. One of the original organizers of the team, Dave Valant, encourages all to stop in, buy a burger, brat or pork chop and support the local ski team.  

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Bellevue fifth-graders spent most of last week learning in the outdoors as part of School of the Wild, a University of Iowa program being offered this month with the help of staff from Jackson County Conservation and area schools.

A 12-year-old rural Bellevue girl described as “sweet” and “sassy” by family died Sunday afternoon following a UTV accident.

It was spring cleaning time up at Cole Park in Bellevue last Saturday, as many volunteers showed up to help the Bellevue Community Club with the annual tradition, just prior to the start of the summer ball season. As well as Cole Park cleaning and maintenance duties also took place at Cole P…

The Bellevue Fire Department (BFD) was the recent recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA).  With the help from the DRA, the fire department was able to replace outdated Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) cylinders. SCBA Cylinders carry oxygen and allow fi…

A conflict of religious beliefs and required insurance coverage is making some county officials seek an agreeable solution to comply with county liability rules and maintain quality mowers.

Casey A. Brassfield, 37, of rural Bellevue, who pleaded guilty in February to charges of interference with official acts inflicting serious injury, assault on a person with intent of injury and operating while under the influence, was sentenced in Iowa District Court of Jackson County to two…

The Jackson County Republican Central Committee will host a chicken dinner and auction spring fundraiser Friday, April 30, at the Jackson County Historical Society Clinton Engines Museum located at 1212 E. Pleasant St. in Maquoketa.

We have some exciting news as of 3/17/2021.  We are happy to report that family/church visits with residents at the Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and with the tenants at the Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) have resumed, as conditions/precautions permit.  The number of visitors in the b…

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The Bellevue Fire Department is celebrating its Sesquicentennial this year, as the longtime organization was established 150 year ago in 1871.

In a rare 3-2 split decision Monday night, members of the Bellevue City Council approved a tax increment financing and pool incentive agreement with Offshore Enterprises, L.L.C., the group that purchased the Baymont Hotel and Offshore complex from A.J. Speigel late last year.

Patrons of the Bellevue Community School District will pay a few cents less per $1,000 valuation in property taxes under the newly proposed 2021-22 budget for the local school district.

The Bellevue Comet Athletic Boosters will host an ATV Fun Run on Saturday April 24, with registration from 11 a.m, to noon at Bubba’s in La Motte, where the ride will start and end at 6 p.m. Side by sides and all other vehicles are also welcome to join in the ride. Cost is $10 per person.

The Jackson County Republican Central Committee will host a chicken dinner and auction spring fundraiser Friday, April 30, at the Jackson County Historical Society Clinton Engines Museum located at 1212 E. Pleasant St. in Maquoketa.

The Bellevue Community Club will host a spring clean-up day event at Cole Park on Saturday, April 24 beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers are invited to take part in the effort and enjoy a free lunch courtesy of the Community Club.

We have some exciting news as of 3/17/2021.  We are happy to report that family/church visits with residents at the Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and with the tenants at the Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) have resumed, as conditions/precautions permit.  The number of visitors in the b…