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This year’s Dyersville Area Relay for Life is scheduled for Friday, May 28, with a full slate of events scheduled.

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A long-awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held in a new building that has forever changed Dyersville’s riverfront and improved the economic strength of the downtown area.

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After considerable involvement in a bond referendum at Maquoketa Valley in the late 1990s, Keith Kramer had an even bigger project in mind. That idea has evolved into the Maquoketa Valley’s Dollars for Scholars program that has awarded over $1,055,000 in scholarship monies to nearly 1,000 MV…

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The hallways were quiet for a few hours at Western Dubuque High School on April 28, but that doesn’t mean the student body was taking a day off.

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Maquoketa Valley’s Fine Arts Department will present three performances of the musical “Godspell” — Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. May 9.

These youngsters enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at Candy Cane Park in Dyersville April 30. From left, Riley Troutman, Jada Honkomp, Leo Goldsmith, Graham Gudenkauf and Faye Honkomp.

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The City of Dyersville was recently given the 2021 Iowa Storm Water award, which recognizes outstanding performance related to urban watershed production and improvement of water quality, for its Bear Creek restoration project.

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A plan for the Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority (MRWMA) identified five goals during a public Zoom meeting, April 27.

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For over 30 years, Relay for Life events around the country have come together to support individuals and families impacted by cancer and to honor and remember loved ones. Due to challenges surrounding COVID-19, many Relay for Life events have been forced to evolve, but the purpose remains t…

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Anthony Digmann is a Catholic speaker, author and theology teacher at Beckman Catholic High School who has taken his teaching apostolate to new levels online in the form of a YouTube series titled Passionately Catholic.

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Maquoketa Valley joined Delaware County school districts, Edgewood-Colesburg and West Delaware, in continuing its mask requirement for students and staff through the completion of the 2020-21 academic year.

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Iowa winters can be tough on all of us — whether it’s the wind, snow, ice or prolonged periods of below-zero temperatures, there are few who don’t welcome spring with open arms.

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With new technology, automobiles have become fine-tuned machines, but even with all the new hardware in a vehicle, one fact about your ride hasn’t changed regularly scheduled routine maintenance is important to keeping your car in tip-top running condition.

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A controversial issue that has more or less divided camps along lines between public safety and potential economic benefits may have found an agreeable middle ground.

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It may have been the shortest yearly meeting on record, but this year’s Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce yearly meeting was informative and productive, with an optimistic picture of the upcoming year for the organization.

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New Vienna Hall saw the first “Momma Needs a Night Out” event, a night dedicated to encouraging self-care for mothers. The night featured dinner, vendors and speakers.

It is the dog days of spring in Epworth: from left, Kalyn Nadermann, Jodi Marsten and Carmen Johnson share a morning walk with Dixie, Addie and Zoey.

COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered at several sites throughout Delaware County the first week of May. No appointments are required and walk ins are welcome. Face coverings are required and a screening at the entrance is required. The Moderna vaccine will be offered, with the second dose f…

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This year’s Dyersville area Relay for life will look a bit different, but the purpose of the event remains the same — supporting cancer research and assisting cancer patients, their families and caregivers — according to event coordinator Cindy Willenborg.

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Two new businesses are moving into Delhi’s downtown with the promise of offering unique products and experiences that will grow the town and turn Delhi into a destination. These businesses are Off the Hoof, a meat market specializing in fresh, never-frozen meat, and Roast & Toast, a coff…

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After making the difficult decision to lock its gates last summer, the Dyersville Family Aquatic Center (DFAC) will reopen to the public, albeit with a few new public health measures in mind.

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Beckman Catholic’s 2021 prom court: front from left, Josie Recker, Kylee Rueber, Nell McDermott, Kayla Funke and Sydnie Reitzler; back row, Cameron Krapfl, Nick Hageman, Owen Gaul, Shea Wilgenbusch and Tyler Salrin.

Western Dubuque’s 2021 prom court: front from left, Taylor Faulkner, Mary Claire Greenwood, Sydney Kennedy, Mariah Lansing, Lainey Link and Belle McGovern; back row, Ben Fett, Ben Heiberger, Cayle Hermsen, Isaac Lenstra, Eric Monahan and Tyler Weidenbacher.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is set to meet President Joe Biden's latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million coronavirus shots in his first 100 days in office as the White House steps up efforts to inoculate the rest of the public.

The Peosta Police Department’s new prescription drug drop box is now in service and ready for use. Accessible 24/7, the drop box is located next to the flagpole in the Peosta police station parking lot. Citizens wishing to utilize the medication drop box are asked to place all medications in…

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Western Dubuque school board members approved a $52.6 million budget for the 2021-22 school year at their April 12 board meeting.

Wayne Deutmeyer, of Dyersville, checks out his 2021 daffodil crop. Deutmeyer estimates he has nearly 10,000 daffodils on his property.

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April 7 was a special day in Holy Cross as the community celebrated the 100th birthday of longtime resident Lucille “Ceil” Maiers.

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Beckman Catholic High School’s production of the hit musical Godspell Jr. will be live-streamed for audiences this week after the school announced that only limited seating will be available.

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The Rev. John James O’Connor was laid to rest on Saturday with a visitation and Mass of Christian burial at Wahlert Catholic High School, but his legacy will long be remembered by those who recalled his good humor, selflessness and passion for fishing, rain or shine.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. But the White House portrayed the action as important validation of his measured approach throughout the rollout.

In April 2016, the Board of Directors of Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) elected to further expand the co-op’s services by constructing a fiber-optic network. The intent was to transform the electric system into a fully functioning smart grid and provide a new membership benefit…

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The annual Dyersville Area Women’s Night is rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 6-9 p.m. at the Total Fitness Rec Center Gym in Dyersville. Those who had purchased tickets for the canceled 2020 event will need to stop at the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce at 1100 16th Ave. Ct. SE t…

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…

A flowering tree in Dyersville is yet another reminder warmer weather is on the way.