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Don and Laurel Gruhn, Hauntown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past weekend with children and grandchildren.  Don and Laurel were married September 14, 1968, at the Miles Presbyterian Church. 

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Shianne Michelle Junk of Bellevue, Iowa graduated with distinction with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Radiation Sciences from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. in a commencement ceremony on May 12, 2018.

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Theresa Hansen of DeWitt will celebrate her 90th birthday Sunday, Sept. 30, with an open house. Family and friends are invited to attend, 2-4 p.m. in Harness Hall at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt. No gifts, please. Cards may be sent to her at 707 14th St., Apt. 5H, DeWitt, IA 52742.

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The Green Island Congregational Church will host its annual Chicken Supper, catered by Kalmes Restaurant in St. Donatus, on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 4 to 7:30 p.m.  The dinner is an all-you-can-eat, family style affair with live music by Country Tradition. Cost for adults is $10, while those fi…

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Bellevue High School is celebrating its 2018 Homecoming game this week with several events slated around the big football game on Friday evening. First, the annual Homecoming Parade will take place Friday afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Front Street. Then the 2018 Homecoming Royalty …

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Bellevue High School is celebrating its 2018 Homecoming game this week with several events slated around the big football game on Friday evening. First, the annual Homecoming Parade will take place Friday afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Front Street. Then the 2018 Homecoming Royalty …

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A Homecoming Dinner, sponsored by the BHS Athletic Boosters, will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the concession stand prior to the game this Friday.

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Folks are encouraged to stop down at Bender’s Foods brat stand this Friday and Saturday to enjoy brats and burgers, served up by the Izaak Walton League.

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in La Motte will host a fall fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the La Motte Town Park Pavilion. Lunch will include turkey and dressing sandwhiches and sloppy joes. Baked goods, fall harvest items and a rummage sale will also be part of the …

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Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will host a Chicken and Beef Dinner on Friday, Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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St. Joseph’s 2018 Pork Roast was held this past Sunday in Bellevue with perfect weather and decent crowds all day. As well as a grand pork roast, patrons enjoyed live music and entertainment, children’s activities, live auctions and raffle drawings. Above, hundreds enjoy a meal inside the ne…

Grant Haun celebrated his first birthday on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  Grant’s parents are Ben & Janelle Haun of Dubuque, IA.  On August 26, Grant celebrated with his parents at his home with family, along with his siblings; Grayson (age 4) and Guy (age 2).  

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The Bellevue Chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosted its 39th annual Banquet on Saturday, August 25 at Horizon Hall. During the event, a special Ducks Unlimited limited edition painting honoring veterans was auctioned and brought $550. The painting was purchased by Jesse Kilburg, who donated the p…

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Thanks to volunteers Sandra Hayward, Janis Kilburg, Laurie Anderson, and Sharon Konrardy for hosting Manicures held at Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and at Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) during the morning on Friday.

Presley McPherson celebrated her first birthday on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  Presley’s parents are Matt and Holly McPherson of Maquoketa, IA.  Presley celebrated with her family and friends, along with her sibling; Carlie (age 8) at the Hurstville Interpretive Center on her birthday.  

Heather Kilburg of Andrew and Bryan Whitman of Grand Mound announce their engagement and approaching marriage.  Heather is the daughter of Kevin and Lois Kilburg of Andrew.  Bryan is the son of David and Linda Whitman of Grand Mound.

Seven ash trees are located inside Cole Park, it is anticipated that all will eventually die as part of the emerald ash borer (EAB) invasion.  As a result, the City of Bellevue is asking individuals and organizations to step up to commit to help by ‘adopting a ash tree.’ 

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue will be hosting its monthly euchre card party on Sunday, September 16.  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.

In September, Fresh Conversations participants will go on a whole grains discovery tour by checking out common food packaging to learn how to spot whole grains. Join a local program to learn more about whole grain label reading and cooking.  September’s Fresh Conversations program will be he…

Make reservations 24 hrs. in advance to receive a meal the next day. Ph. 563-872-4666.Center accepts food stamps as payment for dinner. Menus are subject to change

Patrons of the Bellevue Community School District will go to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 11 to vote in a special election on whether or not to build a new $16 million elementary school on land recently purchased near the current high school.

Jess Herrig, a well-known auctioneer, real estate broker and truck driver from rural Bellevue, has officially filed papers to run as an independent candidate for the District 3 Jackson County Supervisor seat, currently held by Larry McDevitt, a Democrat, who was elected to the position in 2014.

Voters in the Bellevue School District will all vote in one location for the Tuesday, Sept. 11 special election for the proposed public measure to issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $16 million and the levy taxes for that bonded indebtedness. Voting will take place at the Bellev…

The Rotary Club of Bellevue is hosting a community-wide blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 305 Market Street in Bellevue. Those wishing to donate should eat a healthy meal and drink an extra 16-ounce glass of water or other fluids before don…

Members of Bellevue EMS (Emergency Medical Services) are once again offering CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) classes this summer and fall. A special class designed for friends and family who want to learn CPR will be held on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The classes, held at the Bellevue Ambulan…

Join Bellevue Arts Council member Joe Oclon on Sunday, Sept. 9 for an afternoon of Japanese origami instruction at the monthly Second Sunday event at the Great River Gallery in Bellevue from 2 to 4 p.m. Oclon will guide participants through the basics of folding paper to create animals, flow…

Defender’s Office in Davenport will represent Mangler in the Feb. 4 murder trial. Assistant Jackson County Attorney Amanda Lassance and Andrew Prosser will prosecute the case.

Thanks to Ray & Doris Theisen for providing musical entertainment with the tenants at SVAL and the residents at MVCC during the noontime on Friday.  Thanks to volunteer Sandra Hayward for engaging and dancing with some of the residents and tenants during the music on Friday.

Make reservations 24 hrs. in advance to receive a meal the next day. Ph. 563-872-4666.Center accepts food stamps as payment for dinner. Menus are subject to change

We are in need of a person to drive Medical patients to Dubuque or Maquoketa on days that work for you, the driver.  The patient calls you and sets up a ride.  You may get called 1 or two times per week and sometimes per month.  The RTA will pay you for your mileage.  Please call Karen at 87…

Mark and Debra Edwards of Maquoketa, Iowa announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Ann Edwards to Kamron Kuennen Wilson, son of Lori and Mike Behrens of Bellevue, Iowa and Jeff and Michelle Wilson of Hudson, Iowa.  

Marilyn and Jack Willey of Maquoketa will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. All family and friends are invited to the Maquoketa Art Experience, 124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, from 2 – 4 p.m.

The Bellevue Community Club recently donated $15,000 to the Cole Park Playground Project, along with many members of the club who helped volunteer to install the equipment. Above, Community Club officer Jeff Mueller is thanked by project leader and Bellevue City Clerk Abby Skrivseth. Donatio…

It is said to be the biggest pork roast in Iowa, and so far, no one has come forth to challenge that claim.

The U.S. 52 bridge that links Sabula and Savanna reopened to traffic last Friday, ending months of long commutes for people traveling between the two cities. 

After 36 years as owners and operators of Horizon Lanes and Horizon Hall, Randy and Chub Weber are bowling their last frame.

High school lasted only two years, but it likely felt like a lifetime for Grant Roeder.

Instead of keeping the right of first refusal on the Maquoketa, Gp, property proposed as a new jail site, Jackson County will extend its option to buy — for another $10,000.

Jackson County Retired School Personnel will meet on Friday, Sept. 7 at Jan Gray’s Shop, 2062 525th Ave, Miles. Social begins at 11:30 and lunch will be served at noon. Reservations should be called to Zola McMahon, 563-652-2350.

Members of Bellevue EMS (Emergency Medical Services) are once again offering CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) classes this summer and fall, A special class designed for friends and family who want to learn CPR will be held on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The classes, held at the Bellevue Ambulan…

St. Joe’s annual Pork Roast is slated for Sunday, Sept. 9, with dinner being served inside the Trinity Parish Center from 11 to 2:30 p.m. A Polka Mass led by the Sieverding Band will kick off the celebration at 10:15 a.m. with food, auctions, bingo, children’s activities, raffle drawings, re…

The Rotary Club of Bellevue is hosting a community-wide blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 305 Market Street in Bellevue. Those wishing to donate should eat a healthy meal and drink an extra 16-ounce glass of water or other fluids before don…

MEMBERS OF THE BHS CLASS OF 1968 recently united for their 50th Class Reunion in Bellevue. Those attending included (seated from left) Jo Ernst, Karen Massey, Sister Joan Schwager, Judy Lochner, Judy Krause and Judy Graham. Standing in back from left are Dean Klein, Roger Bies, Stephen Norpe…

Patty & Kenny Lord of Louisville, KY and Steve & Rhonda Meyer of Cape Coral, FL announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Meyer to Ben Michael Pankowski, son of Paul and Brenda Pankowski of LaMotte, IA.  A wedding is planned for September 15, 2018 in Louisville, KY.…

A Jackson County Veterans Appreciation Dinner will be held at Horizon Hall in Bellevue on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal, which will include several speakers who will address veterans benefits and services, is free for all veterans. The programs will commence at 6 p.m. and will…