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When Rod Watters attended his father’s funeral last week at St. Joseph’s Catholic Chruch, he received quite the surprise; as his late father, Roger Watters of Bellevue received quite the unique send-off.

Sometime in the next five to ten years, local folks could see a first-of-a-kind underground transmission line for renewable wind and solar power that would run 349 miles from Mason City, Iowa to the to the Chicago area.

A special $500,000 pavement rehabilitation project along Second Street in Bellevue is projected to begin on April 1 with possible saw cutting at the end of March, according to city officials.

Thanks to volunteer Laurie Anderson for hosting Manicures for the residents at Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and for the tenants at Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) during the morning on Friday.

The Bellevue Fire Department will host its annual Fish Fry on Friday, March 22, serving tasty Alaskan Pollock from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bellevue Fire Station.

The Bellevue Rotary Club in conjunction with the Bellevue Lions Club will host its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Friday, March 29 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Off-Shore Events Centre in Bellevue. Proceeds from the event will go toward local scholarships and other community service projects.

Jackson County Farm Bureau will be sponsoring a public Legislative Forum on Saturday, March 23 at Bellevue City Hall, 106 N 3rd St., Bellevue beginning at 9 a.m.    

Bellevue Boy Scout Troop 86 will host an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 31 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Horizon Hall. On the menu are pancakes, eggs, ham and rolls. A bake sale will also be part of the event.

St. Catherine’s Parish will host a Chicken Dinner, featuring chicken by Kalmes Catering, salad and dessert bar on Sunday, March 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Marquette Catholic Schools will host a Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tuesday, March 26 in the Parish Center. Preschool goes from 6 to 7 p.m. and Kindergarten goes from 7 to 8 p.m. Call 563-872-3356 for more information.

Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants from the Community Foundation of Jackson County for projects or programs that address significant community issues and benefit a broad spectrum of the community. Projects must be in Jackson County.  Applications will become available April 1 and m…

Mr. and Mrs. Lisa and Randy O’Mara of Dubuque, IA and Gary Sprague of Dubuque, IA announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Mae Sprague to Matthew Todd Anderson, son of Dr. Scott and Mrs. Rhonda Anderson of Bellevue, IA.

Jackson County Retired School Personnel will meet on Friday, April 5 at the Hurstville Interpretive Center.  Social begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Reservations should be called to Mary Gibson, 689-6130.  

Make reservations 24 hrs. in advance to receive a meal the next day. Ph. 563-872-4666.

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Judge Joel Barrows Monday denied Drew Mangler a new trial after a hearing Monday in Scott County Court. Mangler was convicted in February of the second-degree murder of James Remakel of Bellevue.

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Donkey Basketball, sponsored by the Bellevue High School Student Council was held to a packed gymnasium on Saturday, March 9, resulting in over $5,000 being raised for the community. Folks laughed and had a good time watching local leaders and teachers try not to fall off the animals as they…

It may be the smallest town in Iowa with an independent book store downtown, and amazingly enough, The Bookworm in Bellevue is also among the top 12 out of 800 dealers in the world in terms of Dune Jewelry sales, according to owner Sheila Hargrave, who was recently notified of the achievemen…

‘Live, Laugh, Love (Like Luke)’ is the meaning behind ‘L5’ fundraiser, which will take place Friday, March 22 at Horizon Hall in Bellevue. It is being held in the memory of the late Luke Theilen, who passed away two years ago from a fatal heart disease at the age of 34.

The county hospital board has signed the requisite paperwork to buy property for the new hospital and set its tax levy for the upcoming year.

Our deepest  Sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Roland J. Petesch.  He will be greatly missed!

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

A public legislative forum will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Bellevue City Hall. District 28 state Sen. Carrie Koelker, D-Dyersville, District 58 Rep. Andy McKean, R-Anamosa, and Jackson County Supervisor Chairman Mike Steines are scheduled to attend.

Easton Valley Elementary School and Miles Lions Club will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Miles Fire Station.  To schedule an appointment, please call Valda Johnson at 563.682.7207 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org.  Walk-ins are welcome.

The Sabula United Methodist Church will host its annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner at Sabula City Hall on Sunday, March 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.  

The Jackson/Clinton County Dairy board is looking for youth to run for dairy royalty. Age requirements for the positions are: Dairy Princess, girls, ages 16-21; Dairy Ambassador, boys, ages 16-21; Little Miss Dairy Maid, girls, ages 5-8; Little Sir Dairyman, boys, ages 5-8.

The Bellevue Rotary Club in conjunction wil the Bellevue Lions Club will host its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Friday, March 29 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Off-Shore Events Centre in Bellevue. Proceeds from the event will go toward local scholarships and other community service projects.

The Bellevue Fire Department will host its annual Fish Fry on Friday, March 22, serving tasty Alaskan Pollock from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bellevue Fire Station.

Isabella Penniston of Bellevue  is one of 42 University of Iowa students featured in the UI's annual "Dare to Discover" street banner campaign which launched shortly after the new year in downtown Iowa City. The campaign recognizes the significant contributions undergraduate and graduate stu…

The Bellevue Police Department, in conjunction with the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau are stepping up law enforcement efforts for St. Patrick’s Day and are encouraging drivers to wear seat- belts and to not drink and drive.

The public can now enjoy 467 acres wedged between Highway 52 and the Maquoketa and Mississippi Rivers — but they’ll have to get there by boat.

Fidelity Bank & Trust has announced that scholarship applications are now available for the 2019 College Scholarship Program at all locations of Fidelity Bank & Trust or visit www.bankfidelity.bank. Applications must be returned by March 31, 2019.

County supervisors voted not to back a loan to fund development at Prairie Creek Recreation Area last week.

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   It was a stellar season for the Marquette Catholic girls basketball team, as the team played twice last week in the Girls State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Absentee ballots for the April 2, 2019 Bellevue special school election are now available.  Eligible voters who live in the school district can request ballots by mail or come into the Jackson County Auditor’s office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to cast ballots.

Jackson County’s Jail Advisory Committee wouldn’t yet recommend a site for the new jail, although the county’s architect and construction consultant think the best spot is the vacant land north of Wal-Mart.

There may be a few new local rodeo stars born during the upcoming Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show at Bellevue High School, which is slated for Saturday, March 9.

Paige Deppe, Bellevue, Iowa, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

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

The Bellevue Knights of Columbus will host an Alaskan Pollock Fish Fry on Friday, March 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the club post on the corner of Second and State Streets. Adults can eat fish for $10, while children 6 to 12 may eat for $5. Preschool age kids eat for free. Carry outs are available…

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

A public legislative forum will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Bellevue City Hall. District 28 state Sen. Carrie Koelker, D-Dyersville, District 58 Rep. Andy McKean, R-Anamosa, and Jackson County Supervisor Chairman Mike Steines are scheduled to attend.

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 10. Set clocks ahead one hour before retiring Saturday night.

Easton Valley Elementary School and Miles Lions Club will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday March 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Miles Fire Station.  To schedule an appointment, please call Valda Johnson at 563.682.7207 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org.  Walk-ins are welcome.

The Sabula United Methodist Church will host its annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner at Sabula City Hall on Sunday, March 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.  

Bellevue anglers Ron Reeg (right) and Robert Rowan, who have decades of fishing experience, recently placed in the top 15 in the Anglers Choice Bass Circuit. As a result the pair qualified for the national bass tournament and will be competing against 300 other teams on Lake Guntersville in …

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The 2020 general election is about 620 days away, but two officers have already thrown hats in the ring to be the next Jackson County Sheriff.

While the freezing rain fell outside on an already frozen river last Saturday, just a few blocks away, the Ski Bellevue Waterski Show Team conducted it's first "dryland practice” of 2019 at the old Bellevue Elementary School gymnasium.

The Bellevue Marquette Girls Basketball team won the Class 1A Semi Quarterfinal game at the State Basketball Tournament Wednesday afternoon, defeating Clarksville handily by a score of 62-49.

Absentee ballots for the April 2, 2019 Bellevue special school election will be available on Monday, March 4.  Citizens can request ballots by mail or come into the Auditors office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to cast a ballot. Bellevue School will also host a satell…

The Jackson/Clinton County Dairy board is looking for youth to run for dairy royalty. Age requirements for the positions are: Dairy Princess, girls, ages 16-21; Dairy Ambassador, boys, ages 16-21; Little Miss Dairy Maid, girls, ages 5-8; Little Sir Dairyman, boys, ages 5-8.

The Preston Lions Club’s annual Sausage, Omelet, Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale will take place Sunday, March 3 from 7 a.m. to noon at at St. Joseph Parish Hall in Preston. Adults may eat for $8; kids 6-12 years old may eat for $5; and those 5 and under may eat for free. A 50/50 raffle will…

Brian and Macy Hagen of Ankeny are the parents of a son, Everett Brian Hagen, born at 10:31 a.m. Feb. 11, 2019, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.