You don’t need to drive very far on any summer night to find a baseball game going on somewhere in Dubuque County, as the area is rich in baseball history. With the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees slated to play the first Major League Baseball game in Iowa Thursday, Aug, 13, at the Fi…

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Cyril and Alvina Gassmann raised their family in Holy Cross during the mid-1950s. Six children spanning 20 years grew up in a small house located on the north side of town. They eventually spread out across Dubuque County and the country, but Father Time has brought them back together.

Dawn Mausser, the agricultural education teacher at Beckman Catholic, was named a finalist for the 2019-20 Ag Educator of the Year honor through Nationwide’s Golden Owl Award. Nationwide and the English Insurance Agency presented her with a $500 cash prize and plaque in front of fellow teach…

The Dyersville City Council has signaled it intends to borrow up to $1.6 million to fund a project that will facilitate a host of new utility infrastructure to the southeast side of town.

In what was at one time a highly-charged and passionate issue, potential annexation is once again a topic of discussion for the Dyersville City Council. But this time around, the introduction of a new annexation study was met with pointed questions and curiosity during its reveal to the public.

A couple of locals have broken off from the corporate structure at John Deere and started their own equipment business in between Farley and Epworth on Highway 20. Eric “Beeps” Lahey and Brent Brunsman have come together to start CJ Beeps Equipment LLC. The two were employees at John Deere d…

Dubuque County naturally has a rich agricultural background, and later this year a Durango native will represent the county’s farming history on a national stage.

It is no secret that eastern Iowa is full of farming communities. Fields line every roadway and the smell of manure is present in most areas. Mother Nature often throws a wrench into farmers’ plans with flooding, gusty winds and hail damaging the crop that they spend all year growing. Most f…

A program that began in the summer of 2019 from a seed corn company that values its independence is donating money to a national program that builds homes for severely injured post-9/11 service veterans.

One of the new laws that went into effect Jan. 1 that will potentially affect many who seek medical care in Iowa is House File 2377 (2018 Iowa Acts), which mandates the electronic transmission of all prescriptions, including all controlled substances unless specifically exempted. All health …

Emily Snedden, who was born and raised in Dyersville, is a spin class and cardio call instructor at Total Fitness Rec Center in Dyersville.

Olivia Neyen was a junior at Western Dubuque High School during the 2018-19 school year. She was also a member of the school’s bowling team where she carried a 180.4 game average. But at the end of the season last year, she underwent surgery on her spine which put her on a long road to recovery.

Fareway in Dyersville recently presented a check for $1,730.74 to the Dyersville Food Pantry, and the store thanks all its customers who rounded up their grocery totals to raise the amount donated. From left, Andrea Troutman and Jane Pasker (Fareway), Lisa Burlage and Mickey Kelchen (Food Pa…

After an approximately hour-and-a-half public hearing on the matter, the Dyersville City Council signed off on the specifications for the X49/roundabout project, Jan. 6.

It’s impossible to miss the new 94,500-square-foot structure on the ever-growing FarmTek campus in Dyersville, and the work that will go on inside it will help the company meet current industry needs and leave the door open for future expansion.

Three Dyersville property owners have been given the go-ahead to display advertisements on barns, silos and other buildings in advance of an upcoming Major League Baseball game at the Field of Dreams movie site.


A panel of local state lawmakers convened at Country Junction in Dyersville Jan. 7, before returning to Des Moines for the 2020 legislative session.

Dyersville police officers can expect to see larger paychecks in the next 30 days should everything go according to plan.

Monday, Feb. 3, Iowa residents will get the chance to participate in the Iowa caucus. For a new generation, this is the first election in which they will be able to participate.

The Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Women’s Night celebration Wednesday, March 25, from 6-9 p.m. at the Total Fitness Rec Center Gym in Dyersville. Women from throughout the area are invited to enjoy an evening of socializing with food, fun and a guest speaker.

The Dyersville Family Aquatic Center has recently released some attendance and closure data gathered during the 2019 pool season.

At a specially-scheduled year-end meeting, the Dyersville City Council approved a pair of bids for a large-scale infrastructure project that will promote growth while also providing additional fire protection to Dyersville’s southeast side.

The Delaware County Board Supervisors heard from Dyersville city officials about the upcoming X49 construction project at the supervisors’ meeting, Dec. 23.

Despite objections from its longest-serving member, the Dyersville City Council has moved forward with a program that creates private/public partnership with the goal of rehabilitating the facades of Dyersville’s main street buildings through tax-payer funding.


Western Dubuque staff and faculty opened their doors, Dec. 18, for their second annual Bobcat Community Christmas. Community members enjoyed a free meal, some music and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus for those who hoped to get in some last minute Christmas wishes.

After serving eight years on the Dyersville City Council, Councilman Mark Breitbach has opted to hang up his hat.

A joint meeting with North Linn, Maquoketa Valley and West Delaware school board members and administrators, along with the state legislators representing their districts, shed light on school concerns heading into the 2020 legislative session.

For the Rev. John Haugen of the Emmaus Pastorate, attending a conference on rural ministry in mid-November allowed him to connect with other priests from around the nation serving rural dioceses, while also examining the programs in his pastorate parishes.