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Residents of Farley got dinner and their smoke detectors checked by Farley firefighters during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9. Cobra Lanes and the fire department have partnered to do this for three years.

October is National Pork Month in the United States, recognizing hog producers for all of the hard work they do.


Western Dubuque High School held its Homecoming last week with each day having a theme for the students. Area communities also benefited from one of the days. Students spread out across Dubuque County for a service day Oct. 9.

A six-room addition to Peosta Elementary School will move forward after the Western Dubuque School Board approved a resolution supporting the project at its Oct. 14 board meeting.

Delaware County Supervisors accepted a bid for a storage garage at the future site of the new sheriff’s office and jail and set dates for bids on the new sheriff’s facility.

A major Dyersville intersection will need to close for emergency repairs, but details are scarce as of Tuesday morning.


A select group of students at Peosta Elementary has been making a difference at the school this year. They have been participating in the first year of the student leadership program. This puts responsibilities on the students that haven’t existed in the past.

Area business and organization representatives gathered at the Country Junction Oct. 2 to receive grants from the Dyersville Area Community Foundation.

Robert Moyers, known as Mr. Happy, celebrated National Forgiveness and Happiness Day at the Field of Dreams Oct. 7. First established in 1994 as National Forgiveness Day, it was re-estblished in 2006 to include happiness. According to Moyers, the day is observed by paying it forward to other…


The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) hosted a ribbon-cutting Monday for its new Earlville storage facility at 123 Maple Street. Representatives from the RTA board, the city of Earlville, city residents and the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) were present for the grand opening.

The James Kennedy Public Library received new items recently that will benefit library and community members. This is all thanks to the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant. All of the items will be available to the public by Nov. 1.

At its Sept. 30 meeting, Delaware County Board of Supervisors set dates and times for bids involving the new sheriff’s office and jail.

With the 60th anniversary of the James Kennedy Public Library slated for Saturday, Oct. 5, a look back on the efforts to provide the Dyersville area with a library shows how the JKPL grew from humble beginnings in City Hall.

Twenty-four Beckman High School alumni have been awarded scholarships of $500 each at the University of Iowa for the 2019-2020 school year. The scholarships are given to Beckman graduates who are active in the Newman Catholic Student Center in Iowa City.

During Homecoming festivities, Sept. 20, members of the third class were inducted into the Beckman Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees were Matt Tobin, Mark Brady, Becky Williams, Jack Klein and the state champion girls golf team of 1992.

Western Dubuque High School FFA members served the school district Sept. 17 in a unique way. The group served ears of corn that were grown by the students, during lunches held throughout the district. This was an effort to show students where their food comes from.

Briget Featherston, a Dyersville native and owner of a pet grooming business known as Briley, has been in the pet grooming industry for over seven years.

One doesn’t even need to be a baseball enthusiast to enjoy a pair of special events taking place at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in October.

Crews from the Epworth and Farley Fire Departments, as well as the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a structure fire at Main Street and Center Avenue in Epworth at 11:19 a.m. Sept. 20.

Several high schools from eastern Iowa brought their students to West Delaware High School Sept. 17 to help them get a better understanding of how to get to their future careers. Students from West Delaware, East Buchanan, Beckman Catholic, Edgewood-Colesburg and Wahlert Catholic attended.