We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • Comments

Beckman Catholic High School welcomed three foreign exchange students this year. Ben Morlot returned from France for his senior year. As second semester started, two new faces appeared, Ella Yewon and Lucy Jang, hosted by the Wall family. The students at Beckman are happy to learn more about…

Despite Covid-19, winter sports flourished at Beckman Catholic High School. The wrestling and women and men’s basketball teams triumphed this season. The winter sport coaches explained their thoughts on the season.

Humans have always used storytelling to keep the past alive and teach lessons. Stories are a significant part of our history. You hear stories everywhere, even though you may not realize it. When you meet with friends, they will probably tell you about what happened to them since you were la…

St. Patrick’s Day is a popular holiday that people across the world celebrate by dressing up in green, going to a parade or having fun with family and friends. However, many forget the real reason St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated.

2021 Western Dubuque FFA Sub-districts participants: front, from left, Isaiah Hammerand, Amelia Klostermann, Ryan Wolf, Vada Klinkhammer, Olivia Thul and Sam Krapfl; second row, Owen Smith, Kyla Higgins, Josie Boyle, Amanda Goedken, Grace Strief and Carly Mausser; third row, Bella Sahm, Tren…

  • Comments

As part of FFA week, members of the Western Dubuque FFA competed in sub-district events in Alburnett, Tuesday, Feb. 23. Eighteen members competed in Leadership Development Events (LDE’s), and the chapter did exceptionally well, with 16 members advancing to districts March 14. The chapter pla…

The Maquoketa Valley Individual Events Speech Teams began their contest season Saturday, Feb. 27 at MVHS. Both the 10th through 12th grade and the ninth grade teams did very well.

The Iowa High School Speech Association named three Maquoketa Valley speech teams to the 2020-2021 Large Group All-State: Reader’s Theater – “Fire Exit,” Andrew Kloser, Avery Krapfl, Carlie Lewin, Paige Panosh, Krista Ries, Nolan Ries, Preston Roling and Paige Winter; One Act Play – “Our Pla…

It’s time to make resolutions for the new year that you’ll work hard at, but eventually forget. While some might be better at keeping resolutions, many people struggle. Why is it hard to keep a resolution?

  • Comments

The year 2020 was very strange and startling for everyone, impacting the students and staff at Beckman Catholic High School in a variety of ways. While 2020 started off as usual, spring came with a surprise for many. In March, schools across the country were shut down due to corona virus.

Xavier third graders worked with Randy's Market to decorate turkey pumpkins. From left, Kannon Olberding, Chase Rahe, Max Milbert, and Wyatt Lueck show their creations. The creations will be on display at Randy's through Thanksgiving.

Our band program now has musician masks and instrument bell covers that allow us to play our instruments safely indoors. We also have new band books. We are glad that we have band twice per week plus private lessons. We are now doing a fundraising project, which will help to provide seat cov…

While school was shut down in the spring, WD made many new changes. One of those changes was our new science lab tables. The district replaced old two-seat tables with new high-quality tables. These tables allow 6-8 seats with the option of sitting or standing. They are more durable, have a …

There are many inspirations for art; some of these helped me make the picture above. For the robotic part of the stuffed rabbit, I wanted to do something futuristic and nostalgic at the same time. The bronze metal face indicates that this stuffed animal is old and rusty. The wallet leg was a…

Making candy dispensers in Mr. Diers’ Woods/Manufacturing class was a lot of hard work. Some of us had never used tools, but we were able to build these wonderful dispensers. To make them, we had to measure and cut wood, drill holes with a drill press and assemble the project with an air nai…

In sixth grade, we are learning about DARE (Drug/Alcohol Resistance Education). We are learning many useful things like: how to say no in respectful ways, how to avoid negative situations, why we shouldn’t use drugs, health effects of drug, tobacco, and alcohol use, and good communication sk…

Students can earn Bobcat Bricks for being respectful, on your honor, accepting, and responsible. Students get called to the office by the principal and he reads what their teacher wrote about them. Students then get a treat such as candy. Students enjoy getting Bobcat Bricks. (By Lanie Kennicker)

September DMIS Citizens of the Month, from left, Clarie Schieltz, Noah Nickol, Caleb Smith, Lauren Vaske, John Lemke and Morgan Kaiser.

Absentee ballots are now available at the Delaware County Auditor’s Office for the Maquoketa Valley Community School District’s Special Election to be held on Tuesday, April 5.  This election is only for registered voters in the Maquoketa Valley Community School District. 

  • Comments

Students from Western Dubuque, Beckman Catholic and Cascade high schools are again dancing together to raise money for students at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. The dance marathon is planned for 7-10:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at Western Dubuque High School, with the community…

  • Comments

In this election year, some presidential candidates have questioned other candidates’ honesty, and some have told tall tales to increase their political standing in hopes of becoming the 45th president of the United States.

Timothy Rowe, McKynlee Rowe, Addysen Rowe and Bobbi Rowe read together at the Dyersville Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's family literacy night Feb. 17 at the Dyersville Social Center.