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Jim Glass lives on 400th Avenue, “more famously known as the Droessler addition,” he told Jackson County supervisors July 9 as he asked for action on bringing a public water source to the area.

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The BookWorm in Bellevue is hosting a big event on Thursday, July 25 from 4 to 7 p.m.

It’s difficult to fit 10 people on a tour through the Jackson County Jail. The space is nothing if not cramped, with hallways so narrow you can touch the walls with outstretched elbows.

Wild West gunfights, heavy metal rock, country music, agriculture education, livestock, decadent foods, fun and games, new experiences and favorite traditions — it’s fair time.

A special fundraiser called ‘Simply for the Parkers,’ will be conducted Sunday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Off Shore Bar and Grill in Bellevue. A meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a live auction beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Registration for the 2019–20 school year for all students attending Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade at Bellevue Community Schools will be held Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30  from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bellevue Community High School in the commons area.  Please note that a parent mu…

NEMMERS CHARITY BASH: The annual Nemmers Realty Charity Bash held recently in Bellevue resulted in three $500 donations. Folks who attended the party had the opportunity to vote for their favorite non-profit group and the three groups receiving funding (in front from left to right) were Frie…

Saints Peter and Paul Church of Springbrook will host its annual Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, July 21, with serving from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mass at the church will precede the feed at 10:15 a.m., and will feature country gospel singers Dennis Tebbe, Jim Sieverding, Greg Sieverding, Lisa Schmid…

Pre K–12 registration for the 2019-2020 school year will take place on Tuesday, July 23 at Marquette Catholic Schools from 10 a.m. to noon, and again from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m, in the Marquette Education Center (MEC). E-registration can be completed at home prior to registration day.

Ski Bellevue will conduct a water ski show on river on Saturday, July 20 at 4 p.m. All the action will take place south of Lock and Dam 12 on Front Street in Bellevue.               

Rick and Beth Michels of Bellevue, Iowa announce the engagement of their daughter Emily Marie Michels to Steven Chad Kingsolver, son of Steven and Pamela Kingsolver of Greenwood, Missouri.

Members of the Preston High School Class of 1954 recently held their 65th Class Reunion at Dick and Brenda Kunau’s beautifully restored former Preston City Hall, which is now a landmark. Pictured in from from let are   Charlene (Asmussen) Johnson, Dolores (Wilslef) Reistroffer, Carol (Drury)…

Kinzlee Medinger and Patrick Dunn were named Little Miss Rodeo and Junior Cowboy at the recent 2019 Jackson County Pro Rodeo. The young royalty are the children of Stacy and Cory Medinger and Sheila and Jamie Dunn, all of Bellevue.

IT’S A GIRL! Harper Elizabeth Reeg was born June 19, 2019 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist Hospital in Peoria, IL. She weighed 8 lbs, 10oz and was 20 1/2 inches long.

“Exercises” was held with the residents during the morning on Friday.

A 12-year-old boy, Gavin J. Milder of rural Clinton, was killed this past Saturday in a rollover crash outside of Bellevue, according to a news release sent Saturday night by Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Russ Long.

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The U.S. Army Golden Knights provided a spectacular show last Thursday during the 57th annual Heritage Days celebration in Bellevue.

The Apollo 11 mission that landed the first two humans on the moon 50 years ago this month is one of those epochal events, like the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in which anyone who was alive and at least of adolescent age at the time will remember…

DESPITE A HOT, HUMID DAY, the skies were sunny and clear for the 2019 Heritage Days Parade last Thursday morning in Bellevue, as hundreds watched under bright blue skies as floats, tractors, bands and bagpipers marched down Riverview.

The state of Iowa has suspended a former Andrew Community School District teacher's license after she allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a student while employed as a ‘cheerleader sponsor’ by the Bellevue School District.

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Two seats on the Bellevue City Council, as well as the Mayor’s position will be up for election this fall. Those interested in running for any of the open positions can pick up nomination papers starting Aug. 12.

Thanks to volunteer Kenny Kilburg for hosting Men’s Club with the men on Friday.

Saints Peter and Paul Church of Springbrook will host its annual Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, July 21, with serving from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mass at the church will precede the feed at 10:15 a.m., and will feature country gospel singers Russ and Shawna Hayward, along with Dennis Tebbe, Jim Siev…

The parish of Sts. Mary and Joseph Alter and Rosary Society at Sugar Creek will host a Lawn Social on Sunday, July 14 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at the church located at 3218 110th Street, Preston.

The Rotary Club of Bellevue is hosting a community-wide blood drive on Tuesday, July 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 305 Market Street in Bellevue.  

Bellvue High School will be hosting a summer basketball camp July 16-18 from 8:30-11. Cost is $40 per student. For more information, contact Chet Knake at 563-590-3724. Students may also register the day of the camp.

The winner of the New Car Raffle during Bellevue Heritage Days 2019 was Sue Sunleaf of Davenport. A sister-in-law to Lucy Zeimet, Sunleaf said she will opt for the $18,000 in cash rather than taking the car from Till’s Auto.

Motorists in Jackson County have been driving fairly safely and following legal driving practices, according to two recent vehicle safety checks.

Winnie the-Pooh is Christopher Robin’s fat little “bear of very little brain” who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat. However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends Eeyore, Piglet, and Rabbit.

Kevin and Nicole Weis of Bellevue are the proud parents of a baby girl, Jennifer Weis, born at 11:42 am on June 25, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Dubuque, IA.

The Jackson County Fair now seeks candidates for this year’s fair. Contestants must be age 16-21 and reside in Jackson County. They must submit a resume in addition to a 250- to 500-word description of themselves and why they want to be fair queen. Candidates will be interviewed by the Fair …

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The tennis courts up at Cole Park see a whole lot of action in the summer months.

Late last June, Eric Manson stood at the edge of his corn field just south of the Clinton/Jackson county line, his corn towering above his 6-foot-1-inch frame.

The Jackson-Clinton County Dairy Association hosted the 11th annual Lunch on the Dairy Farm event on June 23 at the Scott and Jessica Hingtgen farm on the Bellevue-Cascade Road.

A second jail tour open house will be held Saturday as a committee moves forward with a publicity campaign ahead of an August bond referendum.

A state agency has launched an investigation into how sheriff’s departments in Jackson and Clinton counties handled an alcohol-related incident involving Assistant Jackson County Attorney Amanda Lassance.

“Exercises” was held with the residents during the morning on Friday.

Ron Smith, Director of USA Sports Tours Events recently announced that Marissa Schroeder has been chosen to play for the USA D-3 Women’s Basketball Team in Brazil.  The team is made up of invited NCAA Division III basketball players from throughout the United States.  Team members have been …

Kevin and Karen Brown of Bellevue present a check for $111.20 in honor of the late Joe Kieffer to Friends for Preservation of Bellevue Heritage, represented by Susan Lucke (middle) for use at the Young Museum. The money came from the sale of surplus metal, primarily owned by Kieffer and desi…

Easton Valley’s newest outdoor classroom is not what we think of in the typical sense but there is a whole lot of learning going on there already and much more to come.  The student who is the driving force of the project in Sophomore Connor Jargo – and the classroom, well, is a 6 acre plot …

With the July 4 holiday officially upon us, with festivities, celebrations and family gatherings, local officials are encouraging extra caution and safety for all drivers.

Curt and Lucy Zeimet of Bellevue, together with Debbie Malloy-Thorpe and Jan Raymond of Lake Placid, Florida, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Grant and Jessica.  

Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college.

Chris and Trista Ries of Bellevue are the proud parents of twins, a baby boy, Asher Christopher Ries and a baby girl, Aubryn Elizabeth Ries, born on June 2, 2019 at Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

The following full-time students, who achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, have been named to the St. Ambrose University Dean’s List for the Spring term. Local students on the list include:

Des Moines Area Community College recently released the names of students eligible for the Spring Semester President’s List.  

The following full-time students from the local Bellevue area who achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, were named to the St. Ambrose University Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 term.

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Back in 1962, it was called ‘Bellevue Homecoming.’ Today, they call it Heritage Days.

New discoveries at Bellevue’s Young Museum, as well as several new artifact donations have significantly deepened and broadened the importance of the museum and pushed back its reopening date, likely to 2020, according to Susan Lucke, director of Friends for Preservation of Bellevue History,…

Two Bellevue residents perished in a plane crash in northwest Ohio last Thursday.

A Maquoketa man with a history of fighting with police died in custody on the morning of Saturday, June 15 and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation has stepped in to investigate.

Calling it a “momentous and historic occasion,” Jackson County Regional Health Center Board Chairman Kevin Burns opened the groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility that he hopes will bring a “new era of health care” to Jackson County.

The Jackson County Jail Advisory Committee will be hosting public tours of the county jail on Thursday, June 27 starting at 4 p.m.; and again on Saturday, July 6, starting at 9 a.m.

Officials from the City of Bellevue are reminding local citizens about a change in the city’s fireworks ordinance that was approved by the city council last fall. The new ordinance states that fireworks can only be used within the city limits from June 28 through July 7 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m…

Springbrook Community will host a community blood drive from 3 to  6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 at 101 E. Main St., inside the Springbrook Fire Station.

The Bellevue Community Club will host “Movie in the Park Night: at Cole Park on Saturday, July 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. The movie will be ‘The Greatest Showman.’

The Bellevue Public Library will kick off another summer of summer reading programs.  Throughout July, the library will host programs and performances on Wednesdays.  Programs are as follows.