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The First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue has seen an increased in the use of the small ‘community cupboards,’ that are located in several places across town for those in need of food and supplies.

River Ridge Brewing officially opened its new location at 303 S. Riverview in Bellevue in the lower level of the Bob Ernst Insurance buildling on the river this past weekend.

Visitors to Maquoketa Caves State Park can fully explore the park’s caves starting April 15 after being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19 and winter bat hibernation.

A warm start to April is giving farmers an opportunity for an early start in the fields. How much to do now depends on farm location and level of risk assessment.

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…

A county-wide career and hiring event will look a little different this year.  

While matching 2020’s record breaking hunter participation and harvest is not likely to happen, Iowa’s 2021 spring turkey season will have plenty of opportunities for those ready to be back in the timber.

Bellevue Boy Scout Troop #86 and Cub Scout Pack #342 are joining forces once again for the Scouting for Food effort to benefit the Bellevue Bread Basket.

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. Folks can participate in the clean up for as long as they want, bu…

A love of learning attracted Gabrielle Recker to a career in education. She hopes to spark that love in Maquoketa students starting this fall as principal of Briggs Elementary School.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020.

Three communities in the Dubuque region have partnered to bring books that reflect their diverse populations to young readers in Dyersville, Jackson County and Jones County. The project is part of a regional effort by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and its partners to support th…

On April 16-18, the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society in Galena, IL, will be celebrating President Ulysses S. Grant’s 199th birthday by offering free museum admission to the public and other family friendly activities.

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A couple from the Rock Island, Illinois area came to Bellevue a few years ago and were so impressed with the river community, they decided to move here and start their own small business.

‘Live, Laugh, Love (Like Luke)’ is the meaning behind ‘L5’ fundraiser, which will take place Friday, April 9 at Horizon Hall in Bellevue. It is being held in the memory of the late Luke Theilen, who passed away four years ago from a fatal heart disease at the age of 34.

A Holy ritual for Catholics on the Good Friday before Easter was once again conducted at the St. Donatus Parish last week, just as it has been since the first settlers arrived here from Luxembourg.

Jackson County property taxpayers will see an increase of less than a nickel per $1,000 assessed valuation in the next fiscal year.

Preston Park Committee is hosting a rock and roll bingo fundraiser Saturday, April 17.  Doors open at 5:30 and bingo starts at 6 p.m. at the Preston Town Hall in Preston.

A Jackson County bridge that collapsed last July should be replaced and ready for traffic later this summer.

Interested in learning more about the goat show project area for the county fair? Jackson County 4-H Extension is hosting a workshop at 10 a.m. April 10 and/or May 1 in the cattle show barn, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa. Learn more about working with goats and getting them ready for…

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…

Andrew Meyer, son of Tom and Jennifer Meyer of Bellevue has been selected to receive the 2020-2021 Promoting Intellectual Engagement in the First Year (PIE) award at the University of Wyoming. Meyer is currently a Masters  student in Technical Writing and is teaching two sections of an Engli…

The Bellevue Community Club will host a spring cleanup 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. Folks can participate in the clean up for as long as they want, but…

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People have been affected in multiple ways by the Covid-19 pandemic – emotionally, financially and in many other ways during the past year.

The 22nd annual Magic of Children event is slated for Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 to benefit the local private parochial institution.

Ryan Dunn of Bellevue High School and Holly Beauchamp of Marquette Catholic High School were the winning essays in the Bellevue American Legion Auxiliary’s 2021 Americanism Essay Contest.  Theme was "How can we address the health and well-being of our veterans, military and their families?

Bellevue Boy Scout Troop #86 and Cub Scout Pack #342 are joining forces once again for the Scouting for Food effort to benefit the Bellevue Bread Basket.

The Bellevue Community Club will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids age 10 and under at Cole Park on Saturday, April 3 at 1 p.m. Masks will be required. Children and families can hunt for eggs filled with candy and cash, as well as signing up to win a free bicycle.

Tristan Pfiffner of Bellevue successfully completed his Eagle project and recently earned his Eagle Merit Badge with the Key West, IA – Boy Scout Troop 69.  He met before the Review Board on March 17, and this is the date of his badge.  

Exciting news has been received that Mill Valley Care Center and Sunrise Villa in Bellevue are reopening to visitors.  Please note visits need to be scheduled by calling Amy, Cheri or Joy at Mill Valley at 563-872- 5521

Lloyd Bonifas said there are two ‘Ls’ in his name, and that one of them stands for ‘lucky.’

School of the Wild is coming to Jackson County this spring. School of the Wild (SOW) is a weeklong experience for students in an outdoor setting. The University of Iowa created SOW in 2000 as they started to realize the benefits of engaging students outdoors for an entire week.

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.  The number of visitors in the building will be limited, and all v…

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Stevie Bethany celebrated her first birthday on March 17, 2021.  She is the daughter of Steven and Emily Kingsolver of Columbia, MO.

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The annual Outdoor Way of the Cross ceremony in St. Donatus is back after being cancelled by the pandemic last year.

BELLEVUE ARTS COUNCIL member Sue Sawvel has been busy painting the new signs for the Bellevue State Park Butterfly Garden, which the local council, along with the Friends of Bellevue State Park, are helping to fund. The new signs should be installed sometime this spring. Look for a feature o…

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There will be a new face in the Bellevue FFA Department this coming fall. The Bellevue School Board recently approved the hiring of Blair Bodkins to replace Steve Schroeder, who is retiring after 43 years as Bellevue’s FFA Advisor and Ag Instructor.

Bridge replacements and repairing the oldest pavement in Jackson County top the county’s priorities in the upcoming fiscal year, according to the five-year-road plan approved by county leaders last week.