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Western Dubuque High School’s Fine Arts Booster Club will be holding its sixth annual Wingfest Saturday, Sept. 14 at Farley Park, starting at 11 a.m.

Even though it is still too early in the process to mark an exact date for if/when the highly anticipated 12th to 13th Avenue bridge will be finished, the Dyersville City Council is starting to get a better idea of the broader timeline for the project.

Construction could begin as early as November on an addition to Peosta Elementary School, after the Western Dubuque School Board approved a contract with Neumann Monson Architects at its regular meeting Sept. 9.


The first president of the Tri-County Sportsmen Club is stepping down after 34 years as the head of the group. Ed Lukan has been with the Sportsmen since its inception back in 1985, but he is ready to hand the reins to the next generation.

Mt. Hope Cemetery, in Dyersville, recently installed a new drive which is now strong enough to support the new vehicles. The driveway was paid for with donations, both from Great Give Day and from those received throughout the year.

By the end of September, ATV/UTV users in Delaware County will be able to ride on the Class B road located in Fountain Springs Park.

Cox Optical will be closing its Epworth location Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, but will continue to offer eye care services at Hartig Optical at 2200 John F. Kennedy Rd, Suite 101 in Dubuque, Iowa.


Bring in several baseball Hall of Famers, throw in stars from a pair of iconic baseball movies and add a picture-perfect fall day. That was the recipe for success at the Team of Dreams event at the Field of Dreams Sept. 1.

The Team of Dreams event Sept. 1 at the Field of Dreams was the first one held since the passing of Go the Distance Baseball CEO Denise Stillman, who died last November.

For people who practice Christianity, baptism is the religious rite of sprinkling water onto a person’s forehead or immersing them in water, symbolizing purification and admission to the Christian Church.

The small-town community of New Vienna will be welcoming guests this weekend to help support a family that is going through some tough times. The 33rd New Vienna Tractor Pull will be held this Sunday, Sept. 8, to support the Mark and Kathy Klostermann family from Bankston.

While having a dog can be good therapy for humans, Pat O’Hea’s black lab, Darby, really is good therapy. As in certified good.


A Dyersville resident is going to have the opportunity to represent the Iowa Hawkeyes and her family later this fall. Aubrey Bussan-Kluesner is going to be serving as the Kid Captain for the Iowa Hawkeyes before their football game Nov. 16 against Minnesota, just two days before her ninth birthday.


While Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders did quote the movie “Field of Dreams” in his remarks before a softball game at the Field of Dreams Aug. 19, it was a paraphrase of a Nelson Mandela quote he used to explain his vision for America.

Leo High School in Holy Cross has not had the title of high school for three decades. The school made the transition to a middle school and junior high in the late 1980s and was renamed RHCL, but that doesn’t mean that former students at Leo High don’t celebrate their class reunions anymore.

The swimming pool behind Mary Wohlford’s home has had new life breathed into it after a group of neighbors offered to step up and care for what is perhaps Dyersville’s oldest private in-ground pool.

A ribbon-cutting was held Aug. 20 at Southridge Plaza in Dyersville for the grand opening of the new AutismHD Clinic. The clinic opened June 10, but only five children have received its services thus far. There is currently a waiting list.

Two new associates arrived in Dyersville July 9 to begin serving the people of the Spires of Faith Cluster and the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. The Rev. Jim Goerend and the Rev. Tyler Raymond are not only new associates but also new priests of the Archdiocese, ordained May 25 at St. Rapha…

A multi-million-dollar infrastructure expansion and improvement project is anticipated to begin later this fall after the Dyersville City Council approved the plans, specifications and engineer’s estimates for the Southeast Collection System Diversion 2019 project during Monday’s meeting.

A pair of surveys seeking information about transportation needs for two different demographic groups in the area will be available in the coming weeks.

Ten area mayors, along with the three Dubuque County Supervisors and representatives from the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA), participated in a Dubuque County mayors meeting Aug. 15 at Cascade City Hall.