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A public hearing to discuss a possible new housing subdivision for Bellevue has been set for Monday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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PICKIN’ AT ANNIE’S ACRES: Trent Starr, age 5; and Logan Starr, age 3; sons of Jeremy and Emily Starr of Clinton, picked strawberries at Annie’s Acres near Bellevue recently. Outfitted appropriately with masks, the brothers still found a way to share some of the sweet berries. The youngsters …

The Bellevue Community Cupboards, located at the corner of State and Second Streets, at First Presbyterian Church (305 Market Street) and at South Third Street between Vine and Rose Streets; are sporting some new produce baskets this summer.

Jackson County families face new and continuing challenges because of COVID-19. Food insecurity, unemployment and other stresses mean there are many opportunities to help families through this difficult time. That’s why the Community Foundation of Jackson County and its Campaign for Grade-Le…

With public demand for COVID-19 diagnostic testing increasing significantly, it is important that patients and community members understand where to seek testing, depending on whether one is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or not.

Jess Olson routinely commutes to her shifts as an operating room nurse at a New York City hospital, changing subway lines at the Times Square station, where tens of millions of people pass through each year.

Marquette Catholic Schools is hosting its 2020 Golf Outing fundraiser on Saturday, July 11 at the Bellevue Golf Club. Tee times start at 11 a.m. It will be a four-person best shot affair, with nine holes played.

Please help the family of Elizabeth “Elsie” Moellers celebrate her 90th birthday on July 24, 2020 with a card shower.  

Young Alex Ernst of Bellevue, son of Allen and Brenda Ernst and a 2017 graduate of Bellevue High School, has been named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a 3.5 to 4.0 grade-point average. Ernst is double-majoring in international b…

Bellevue Knights of Columbus Council #1354 recently presented $500 college scholarships to seniors from both Bellevue and Marquette High Schools. Seniors receiving the scholarship were Kelsey Gerlach of Marquette (left) and Madison Weber of Bellevue (right). Holding the giant ceremonial chec…

Due to the high volume of cans and bottles that the City of Bellevue has been receiving during its fundraiser for replacing trees, the drive is currently being placed on hold.  

The Rotary Club of Bellevue is hosting a community-wide blood drive on Tuesday, July 14 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 305 Market Street in Bellevue. All donors are now tested for Covid-19 antibodies.

The Bellevue Public Library is going ahead with its annual Summer Reading program with a few changes. Parents will need to call the library at 872-4991 to register their child, but instead of having the children come into the library, staff will put their books in a bag with their name on th…

County employees must use a county credit card, not their personal credit card, to make work purchases, Jackson County supervisors said last week.

Ali (DeVries) and Courtney Boyd welcomed a daughter, Sophie Rae Boyd on June 13, 2020 at Finley hospital in Dubuque, IA.

Nearly 5,100 Iowa State University students receive degrees this spring in a virtual commencement ceremony. The traditional on-campus celebrations were moved online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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…

Beyond the Game, an Iowa baseball experience originally created to celebrate the Major League Baseball game at the Field of Dreams Movie Site, has unfortunately been cancelled for August 2020 due to concerns over COVID-19.

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Marquette's annual Magic of Children event will become a reality once again on Saturday, July 11 despite the continuing pandemic and all are invited to participate.  

THE BELLEVUE STATE PARK scenic overlook has been quite a popular spot this summer for both visitors and local residents. A drive up the long winding hill to the overlook site last week revealed various vehicles from both Illinois and surrounding Iowa counties. Above, a family from Illinois l…

The Community Foundation of Jackson County received $15,000 to help support its COVID-19 relief work as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program thanks to a nomination from Mike Hansen of Bob Ernst Insurance. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents such as Hansen are invited …

 Cluster 5 of the Women of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) were to have had their spring meeting on April 24, hosted by St. John and St. Paul Lutheran Churches, with Lucy Ziemet presenting for the Red Basket Project of Jackson County for the main program.    

The City of Bellevue is conducting another can and bottle drive to purchase and plant new trees in Riverview Park along the river.

The Rotary Club of Bellevue is hosting a community-wide blood drive on Tuesday, July 14 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 305 Market Street in Bellevue. All donors are now tested for Covid-19 antibodies.

Officials from the City of Bellevue are reminding local citizens about the city’s fireworks ordinance that was approved by the city council.

The Bellevue Public Library is going ahead with its annual Summer Reading program with a few changes. Parents will need to call the library at 872-4991 to register their child, but instead of having the children come into the library, staff will put their books in a bag with their name on th…

Judge John Telleen of the Seventh Judicial District on Monday ruled in favor of Sycamore Media, owner of the Bellevue Herald-Leader and Maquoketa Sentinel-Press, in its quest to obtain Maquoketa Police Department video footage taken at a 911 call involving Amanda Lassance, Jackson County’s a…

The nine-member fair board reversed an earlier decision during a special meeting Thursday night after at least two fairgrounds office employees were diagnosed with COVID-19 the prior week.

Miranda Peters, daughter of Jennifer and Charlie Peters, of Bellevue, has been named the Iowa Society Daughters of the American Revolution (ISDAR) Female Good Citizen of the Year.

Troy and Liz Weber of Bellevue, IA welcome a daughter Isla Margaret Weber on June 4, 2020 at MercyOne Hospital in Dubuque, IA.  Isla weighed 7 lbs, 6 ozs and was 19.5 inches long.

Nearly 5,100 Iowa State University students receive degrees this spring in a virtual commencement ceremony. The traditional on-campus celebrations were moved online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lucy Griebel, daughter of Jesse and Kelly Griebel of Bellevue, IA celebrated her first birthday on April 17, 2020.

Marquette Catholic Schools is hosting its 2020 Golf Outing fundraiser on Saturday, July 11 at the Bellevue Golf Club. Tee times start at 11 a.m. It will be a four-person best shot affair, with nine holes played. Dinner tickets will be given to use at the Magic of Children meal, which will ta…

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…

Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the spring 2020 semester. Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction are listed below.

Upper Mississippi River levels were on a gradual fall this past week. Water clarity was poor after heavy rains. Walleye slot length limits now apply on the entire Mississippi River for Pools 9-12. All walleyes less than 15 inches long and between 20-27 inches long must be released immediatel…

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the drawing for Potter’s Marsh waterfowl hunting sites has been cancelled  due to safety concerns with having a large crowd and the potential for exposure to the coronavirus. Instead, site winners from the 2019 season will have the opportunity t…

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The recent news features on ice harvesting on the river in Bellevue have sparked a few fond memories of a couple Bellevue men.