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As part of our UpBeat articles for people enjoy while they are homebound, Alberta Ervin, pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa, shares some thoughts on why laughter is the bestmedicine. Enjoy!

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As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part IV of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise th…

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A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Clinton County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), one individual in the age range from 41-60 is self-isolating at home.Clinton County Emergency Management Coordinator Chance Kness said the hometown of the si…

The Bellevue Community School District will be offering ‘To Go’ breakfast and lunch meals to all students in the district from ages 1-18 starting Monday, March 30, 2020.

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The community of Bellevue is at a virtual standstill as the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic continues worldwide, and local folks are being warned to avoid large gatherings and engage in ‘social distancing.’

With the sudden worldwide pandemic of the Covid-19 virus alarming the entire nation and hitting the local economy hard, we are reminded of how history repeats itself, and can easily give examples by diving deep into the Bellevue Herald-Leader archives from over 100 years ago.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the latest in a series of proclamations that will shutter businesses and take “social distancing” recom-mendations to a new level in the battle to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here's a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise that he has a…

As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part II of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise th…

The ribbon cutting for the new interactive Brandt boat building exhibit that was supposed to take place Tuesday, March 31 at the National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque has been postponed due to the current Covid 19 threat.

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) made the decision to close all of its senior centers and meal sites starting Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. This includes the Bellevue Senior Center.

The owners of Bellevue Pharmacy have announced the business will be closed to foot traffic. Curbside pickup and home deliveries only. For more information call 872-4259, or see the ad in today’s Bellevue Herald-Leader.

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The Bellevue School Board met last Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. to discuss the school district’s four-week closure due to the threat of Coronavirus (Covid 19).

As world health and financial systems reel from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Jackson County health officials weighed in.

Last weekend, Iowa Rep. Andy McKean, D-Anamosa, rattled off numerous topics that he thinks beg for attention during the 2020 legislative session.

As of Wednesday (3/11/2020), regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions, we are not allowing any visitors into the facility until further notice.  We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People Guidelines) Precautions.  Activi…

Some of Iowa’s internet providers and software companies have taken the federal government’s  “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” to provide continuing internet service during the COVID-19 outbreak.