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The Class of 1963 from Holy Rosary High School in LaMotte held its 55-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Morocco Supper Club in Dubuque. In attendance were front row from left, Janet (Beckley) Graff, Mary Ann (Thole-Manders) Merfeld, Barbara (Lynch) Kilburg, Mary Ann (Hoerner) …

John and Ruth DeVore of Lost Nation are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house reception on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the Methodist Church, Monmouth. All family and friends are invited.

Adleigh Thomas celebrated her first birthday on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Adleigh’s parents are Greg and Mary Thomas of Bellevue, IA. On August 26, Adleigh celebrated with a watermelon birthday party at her home. Her family, parents and siblings Connor (age 6) and Isaac (age 4) joined in on…

Lynn and Theresa Schwager of Bellevue, Iowa announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Lynn Schwager to Eric Wayne Landau, son of Tom and Chris Moore of West Des Moines, Iowa.  The wedding will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Volunteers and shoppers are shown attending the Annual Craft & Bake Sale at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue on Saturday, September 22. Proceeds of the event went to help fund activities for the residents/tenants.

Leah Marie Schmelzer, daughter of Travis and Erin Schmelzer of North Liberty, IA turned 1 year old on July 3, 2018.  Leah celebrated with a party at her home with her family.  Helping her celebrate was her sister Mya, age 4 ½.  

Hannah Marie Veach, daughter of Kelsey and Eric Veach of Zwingle, celebrated her first birthday Sept. 14, 2018.

Dr. and Mrs. Rhonda Anderson of Bellevue, IA announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Marie Anderson to Steven Thomas Fitzpatrick, son of Mr. Greg and Mrs. Colleen Fitzpatrick of Sherrill, IA.

A Fuegen family reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, at Fifth Ward Park shelter on West Summit Street in Maquoketa. Bring a dish to share and your table service for the noon potluck. Coffee, milk and lemonade will be provided. All descendants of Leo and Josie Fuegen and their families are …

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

Tom Blitgen, a member of the football ‘Chain Gang’ (and a familiar face at Bender’s Foods) was named the ‘No. 1 Fan.’

CHEERING ON THE BELLEVUE COMETS during the annual Homecoming Parade last Friday afternoon were this group of young gals, Brin Daugherty (sitting left), Shayla Oster standing, Maddie Weber (below with sunglasses) and Lindsey Banowetz at right. The cheer worked well, as the undefeated Comets (…

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. 

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.

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.

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).  

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…

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.’ 

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

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.

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 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.…

Janet Messinger and Edwin Ruchotzke were married on Saturday, Aug. 24, 1968, in a candlelight ceremony at 7 p.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church in Clinton. They honeymooned in Niagara Falls.

Allison Hager of Bellevue was awarded $2,000 4-H/IFAA Foundation Scholarship by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Allison’s parents are Dan and Tracey Hager.

Eldon Rowan will celebrate his 90th birthday Sept. 5, 2018. It has been requested to shower him with cards; thank you everyone. His mailing address is: 2818 Fairway Place, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815.

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