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With the recent opening of a new parish hall, St. Patrick Catholic Church in Colesburg has created new opportunities not only for its parish family but also for other organizations in Colesburg and the surrounding area.

Four Western Dubuque High School students and their instructor gave a brief description of the rigorous course work the school offers students during the Dec. 9 Western Dubuque Community School Board meeting.

Beckman Catholic seventh graders through seniors gathered in the auditorium Dec. 5 as Jason Evert spoke to them about chastity. Evert has traveled the world presenting to high school and college students for around two decades.

The Dyersville chief of police told the council Monday his department’s relatively low compensation rates compared to surrounding areas are causing officers to seek employment elsewhere.

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The rolling hills of Eastern Iowa might be a sight local commuters take for granted, but for one artist, these unique scenes spark inspiration to create vibrant and colorful paintings.

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Christmas fans flocked to the Holy Cross area Dec. 1 to get into the spirit of the season on the Tour of Homes. Four different groups of 20 people spent 45 minutes at each of four different decorated houses. Each house had a featured drink along with hors d’oevers. Tickets were sold to raise…

While it didn’t come as a shock to board members, Basic Education Data Survey (BEDS) numbers from the state confirm that the Western Dubuque School District continues to grow.

Maquoketa Valley FFA students attended the district’s school board meeting Nov. 18 to recap their recent trip to the national convention. The high school’s Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management team placed sixth out of 43 teams. Amber Engelken and Mason Kruse, FFA members, represented the t…

Harley Pothoff, a resident of Durango and retiring Dubuque County Sheriff, announced last week that he is running to fill one of the seats for the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors. The election is in November 2020.

Meeting in the newly christened New Vienna Community Center, over a dozen Dubuque County mayors and a pair of supervisors gathered to discuss a host of issues, ranging from nuisance abatement to the 2020 census to lead-based paint grants. But, one topic was more passionately discussed than o…

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There’s no quantitative measurement for what the limits of the human brain are, as far as its ability to rapidly process information or block out pain, but certainly, Petersburg farmer Craig Wulfekuhle must have come closer than most people will ever need to.

Ahead of what is promising to be a massive event for the City of Dyersville, the Dyersville City Council and Major League Baseball (MLB) have signed a Letter of Agreement to help foster organization and understanding between the two parties.

It’s no secret that school districts across the state continually search for ways to maximize efficiencies while minimizing costs. In some instances, districts have agreed to share a superintendent’s role and responsibilities across two districts.

Maquoketa Valley FFA students attended the district’s school board meeting Nov. 18 to recap their recent trip to the national convention. The high school’s Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management team placed sixth out of 43 teams. Amber Engelken and Mason Kruse, FFA members, represented the t…

An ongoing renovation project at 201 1st Ave. in Dyersville has revealed the name “Edw. M. Steger” under a layer of bricks, sparking interest in the history of the building. The corner building was constructed 140 years ago. Since then, many businesses have come and gone, but the history of …

Student actors and actresses at Western Dubuque High School will be taking the stage this weekend for three showings of their production of “The Last Lifeboat.” The crew has been practicing since September and the stage is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday showings.

Another large-scale construction project for the southeast corridor of Dyersville could be awarded before the close of 2019.

Theisen’s announced that 242 nonprofits in 24 Theisen’s store communities received a total of $350,000 in awards through the company’s 2019 More for Your Community grant program.

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MercyOne Dyersville Medical Center announced the launch of the Military and Veterans Health (MILVET) Program during a ceremony Nov. 8 at the Dyersville Medical Center.

Western Dubuque High School held its Veterans Day assembly Nov. 8. Annan Knepper, a 1999 Western Dubuque alumna and active Army National Guard staff sergeant, spoke to the students about her experiences since enlisting in 2000.