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Local residents, area shoppers and those home for the Thanksgiving weekend are in for a real holiday treat here in Bellevue on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will once again roll down the rails from Canada to Bellevue, as it embarks on its first tour here in four years.

Christopher Eugene Prichard, the Bellevue man charged with murder and robbery, has filed for a change of venue in a 2019 theft case against him.

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced recently that the unofficial turnout for the November 2022 general election was the second highest in state history for a midterm. More than 1,220,000 Iowans voted. The all-time high for an Iowa midterm election was 1,329,930, set in 2018.

Iowa’s most popular deer hunting seasons are just around the corner, when roughly 100,000 blaze-orange-clad hunters take to the timber and wildlife experts are forecasting another good year.

Mother Nature reminded hunters it is November in the Midwest. She greeted hunters with disabilities at the 16th annual Lost Mound deer hunt with snow and howling winds.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican, won election to his eighth term in the Senate during the Nov. 8 midterm elections, defeating Democratic challenger Mike Franken.

Just in time for the Festival of Trees and the holiday season, Silver Bells and Diamonds take the Ohnward Fine Arts Center stage Saturday, Nov. 26, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Bellevue Fire Department is hosting its annual all you can eat Chili Supper on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the fire station. Santa Claus is also expected to show up.

The Rotary Club of Bellevue is hosting a community-wide blood drive on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 305 Market Street in Bellevue.

The Bellevue Arts Council is hosting a free Holiday Cardmaking event on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Moore Local. From 1 to 3 p.m, the fun will move to Dave Eischeid’s Upstairs Art Studio where Ceramic Christmas Decoration painting sessions will be led by Deanna Cook and Mr. …

The Bellevue Chamber and its merchants are seeking floats to participate in the Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.. The parade will precede the fireworks.  It is free to participate in the parade and River Ridge Brewing will be giving out awards as well.

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Local residents, area shoppers and those home for the Thanksgiving weekend are in for a real holiday treat here in Bellevue on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The Bellevue Knights of Columbus Auxiliary #1354 marked its centennial year this fall, as the organization was established 100 years ago.  To celebrate the milestone, on October 29, 2022, members of the organization attended 4:15 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Bellevue) and then …

Bellevue American Legion Post #273 conducted traditional Veterans Day ceremonies at the Bellevue High School last Friday, with high school and middle school students from both Bellevue and Marquette schools taking part, as well as a large crowd of veterans and local families.

Bellevue Boy Scout Troop #86 will be hosting its 37th annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the corner of State and Second Streets in Bellevue.

Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will host its annual Fall Feather Party on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. Card competitions and games of chance will be available, as well as lunch and drinks.

The Bellevue Arts Council will be hosting a Butterfly Painting Class on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dave Eischeid’s Upstairs Art Studio, located at 124 North Riverview. Supplies and canvases will be furnished. There is a $25 fee payable at Moore Local or to Dave Eischeid. Call 563-…

The Rotary Club of Bellevue is hosting a community-wide blood drive on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 305 Market Street in Bellevue.

The Bellevue Chamber and its merchants are seeking floats to participate in the Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.. The parade will precede the fireworks.  It is free to participate in the parade and River Ridge Brewing will be giving out awards as well.

Republican candidates for the Iowa House and Senate completed a clean sweep of Clinton and Jackson County, and the party will once again set the agenda for at least the next two years in the statehouse.

Share the Warmth, a free winter wear giveaway center featuring coats, gloves, hats, boots, socks, etc. is open at the First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue.

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Editor’s Note: Ben Schneider of Bellevue, who  has worked as a videographer, participated in several hunting shows, recently traveled to Canada for a hunting trip. He recorded his adventures with photos and a personal journal, which are being published here. Schneider is currently is a Proje…

Judge Mark Lawson declined to lower the million-dollar bond of Christopher Eugene Prichard, the Bellevue man who stands accused of murder and robbery in the death of his estranged wife Angela Prichard at Mississippi Ridge Kennels Oct. 8.

A Community Thanksgiving church service, which is open to everyone, will be held on Sunday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue.

Marquette Catholic School is selling Butter Braid Pastries and Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough through November 29, with pickup and delivery available at the school before Christmas.  

Days after a man was fatally shot in rural Jackson County, law enforcement remains tight-lipped about the details surrounding the incident.

During a recent work session, Jackson County supervisors heard a request from Jackson County Recorder Arlene Schauf for funding from Jackson County’s share of money from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  

Bellevue American Legion Post #273 will host its annual Fall Feather Party on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. Card competitions and games of chance will be available, as well as lunch and drinks.

Saint John Lutheran Church of Bellevue will again host a community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 24. For those dining in, the meal begins at noon. Those picking up meals should come between 11:30 and noon. Delivered meals will be from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Call the church at 563-872-…

One bidder left the room after the Jackson County Board of Supervisors said they wanted funding verification from all parties bidding on a land lease.

Main Street Shop Hop arrives in Bellevue: Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa brought a busload of shoppers over to the east coast in Bellevue last week. It was part of the care facility’s ‘Meet us on Main Street Shop Hop’ being held in November. Last Friday’s trip here was the first of three sh…

Three school districts in this area are fiscal year 2022 recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus Program rebate competition.

Bellevue High School science teacher Craig Reuter recently brought the high school junior outdoor science class to the Sabula/Bellevue Izaak Walton League range to investigate trap shooting.  

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A Dyersville man who already owns two area breweries will soon be bringing his experience and offerings to Bellevue.

Increasing student enrollment is quite a positive and encouraging trend for any rural community – and that trend is continuing again this year at both school districts here in Bellevue.

Christopher Eugene Prichard, the Bellevue man accused of murdering his estranged wife in the course of a robbery at Mississippi Ridge Kennels, pleaded ‘not guilty’ in Jackson County District Court at about 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.

A Jackson County principal will keep his license after agreeing to a settlement following accusations that he sexually harassed staff and discouraged them from reporting suspected child abuse, among other allegations.

The St. Donatus Catholic Church will host its annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. inside the St. Donatus Parish Center. All-you-can eat homemade hickory-smoked sausage, pancakes, sweet rolls and applesauce will be served. A Country Store and ca…

Marquette Catholic School is selling Butter Braid Pastries and Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough through November 29, with pickup and delivery available at the school before Christmas.  

The PEO Chapter of Bellevue is conducting its Evergreen Fundraiser, selling wreaths and other holiday items to raise funds for local scholarships.

Bellevue Community Schools is hosting a Comet Boys Basketball Camp on Nov. 8, 9 and 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bellevue Athletic Complex.

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, Nov. 6. Set clocks back one hour before retiring Saturday night.

Marquette Catholic presents Aladdin Jr. from Thursday, November 10 to Saturday, November 12 at 7 p.m. Live from the Doland Stage, a cast of 23 high school students under the direction of Mr. Jacob Till and Ms. Rachel Timmerman will bring this familiar story to life. Bring the entire family t…

A.J. and Kelly Barry of Springville welcomed a son, Cole James Barry on October 3, 2022 in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Cole was 7 lbs. and 21 inches long.

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared in the Herald-Leader 50 years ago in 1972, under the heading, “A True Ghost Story; A Century-Old Case Remembered.” In honor of Halloween, we reprint it here for your perusal and enjoyment.

Let luminaries light your way around the Hurstville Prairie after dark on Friday, November 18 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to walk the new paved trail and an optional path through the grass trail at the Hurstville Interpretive Center, with luminaries lighting up the path along the way.

The Bellevue Fire Department last week hosted a special Grain Bin Rescue Class coordinated by officials from The National Education Center for Ag Rescue based out of the Peosta, IA North Iowa Community College (NICC) campus. Departments attending the class, which was held in the back of the …

An Community Thanksgiving church service, which is open to everyone, will be held on Sunday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue.

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The judges listened intently as two business ideas using cutting-edge technology were pitched.

Christopher Prichard of Bellevue, who was charged with first degree murder after allegedly killing his wife Angela Prichard with a shotgun on Oct. 8, now faces another felony charge – first degree robbery.

Fidelity Bank of Bellevue recently sponsored ‘Dream Bellevue Day’ in order to help bring awareness to the Dream Bellevue Campaign, which is building its endowment to $450,000, thus providing an annual $20,000 payout that will support grants for Bellevue community needs each year. Fidelity Ba…