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St. Stephen’s Food Bank will hold a free mobile food distribution this weekend

June 24, 2021

St. Stephen’s Food Bank will hold a free mobile food distribution. The event will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dubuque this Saturday [June 26] with food provided by River Bend Food Bank. Food distribution is scheduled to begin at 8:30 AM and will continue until the food is gone.
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Peosta got the green light to move forward on multiple development projects

June 24, 2021

Peosta got the green light to move forward on multiple development projects. City Council members unanimously approved four agreements this week supporting projects such as community college housing, a taproom and a coffee shop. The city will provide financial assistance in the form of incremental property tax rebates that each developer will use to construct and maintain each project.
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Groundbreaking marks new Resurrection Elementary School building in Dubuque

June 24, 2021

Church of the Resurrection and Holy Family Catholic Schools officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Resurrection Elementary School building Wednesday morning in Dubuque. After years of planning, school and church officials say they hope the project to construct a new three-story building will be completed over the next year. Developers currently are cleaning out asbestos from the old building and then will demolish a wing of the current school to make way for a new building. The new school is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2022.
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roundbreaking ceremony for a new Resurrection Elementary School building Wednesday morning in Dubuque

June 24, 2021

Church of the Resurrection and Holy Family Catholic Schools officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Resurrection Elementary School building Wednesday morning in Dubuque. After years of planning, school and church officials say they hope the project to construct a new three-story building will be completed over the next year. Developers currently are cleaning out asbestos from the old building and then will demolish a wing of the current school to make way for a new building. The new school is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2022.
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It’s a changing of the guard at Dubuque’s Mystique Community Ice Center

June 24, 2021

DICE is getting new management. Dubuque Community Ice & Recreation Center, known as DICE, announced last Thursday that it will be ending its management of Dubuque’s Mystique Community Ice Center at the end of July. If necessary, the city will take over the day-to-day management of the facility after the nonprofit organization bows out while it searches for a new organization to sign a new lease agreement.
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Dubuque-based trucking company expanding

June 24, 2021

A Dubuque-based trucking company has announced its acquisition of a Minnesota-based business. Hirschbach Motor Lines is acquiring Lessors, Inc. Hirschbach officials say they expect their driver/operator base to expand from 2,200 to 2,400 after the transition, which officials say will allow them to expand freight capacity and offer additional services.
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Dubuque residents warned about Amazon.com scam

June 24, 2021

Authorities are warning residents about a scam involving false emails attributed to an online retailer. The scam involves emails about items residents have not ordered from Amazon.com, according to a social media post by the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department. Local residents have reported receiving false emails
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Dubuque drunk driving suspect involved in injury crash now in custody

June 24, 2021

A man accused of driving drunk when he crashed in Dubuque last month, injuring himself and his two passengers, was arrested Friday. Kevin J. O’Connell, 29, was taken into custody at Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on a warrant charging serious injury by vehicle and OWI. Court documents state that authorities were dispatched to investigate a vehicle in a ditch on Farley Road north of Cascade May 16 and deputies found an unoccupied truck that had rolled over, with blood and multiple beer cans in the vehicle.
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Federal fugitive arrested south of Dubuque after being on run for over a year

June 24, 2021

A federal fugitive who had been on the loose for a year was finally arrested Wednesday afternoon in eastern Iowa. The U.S. Marshals Service says Untavious Davenport, 39 of Illinois, was apprehended near a community just south of Dubuque. Law enforcement had been looking for Davenport since he was indicted in June 2020 by a federal grand jury in Missouri for conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl.
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Groundbreaking For New Resurrection Elementary School

June 23, 2021

Officials from Church of the Resurrection and Holy Family Catholic Schools in Dubuque broke ground Thursday on a new Resurrection Elementary School. The Telegraph Herald reports plans call for the current school to be demolished and a three story building to be built in its place for elementary students and parish activities.

Sheriff’s Department Warns Of Scam

June 23, 2021

A warning from the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department concerning a scam involving false emails attributed to an online retailer. According to the department Facebook page,the intent is for someone to call the number and provide personal or credit information to the scammer. Be aware of similar scams, and notify local law enforcement if you receive something suspicious.

Residents impacted by COVID could soon get some help

June 23, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Dubuque city officials have begun meeting with community members to discuss how to spend the more than $26 million allocated to the city. According to our content sponsors at KCRG, the city’s director of strategic partnerships explained the city received its first allocation earlier this month [June 7] some of which could go towards vaccine distribution, tourism, and helping out people who’ve fallen behind on paying their bills, as well as non-profits and local businesses.
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Dubuque man charged in a violent domestic dispute in March sentenced to probation

June 23, 2021

A Dubuque man charged in a violent domestic dispute in March has learned his fate. 39 year old Marco Kemp pleaded guilty to a domestic assault charge as part of a plea deal, after police said he hit his girlfriend with a vehicle and threatened her with a knife on March 28th during an argument between the couple in front of their 5-year-old daughter. He has been sentenced to two years of probation.
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Cause of fire that closed businesses in neighboring Deleware County remain undetermined

June 23, 2021

MANCHESTER, Iowa – Criminal intent has been ruled out, officials said, after a fire closed two Manchester businesses over the weekend in neighboring Deleware county. A representative from the state fire marshal’s office said the blaze broke out in an alley Saturday afternoon behind at Aunt Emmy’s on N. Franklin St., near April’s Downtown Diner. Crews said both businesses sustained smoke damage. The cause of the blaze remains undetermined. No one was injured.

MEANWHILE…

April’s Downtown Diner hopes to reopen next weekend [June 26], officials posted on social media. Aunt Emmy’s officials posted on Monday that they hope “to be back up and running soon.”
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Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office reporting damage from Sunday tornado

June 23, 2021

No injuries have been reported after a tornado near the small town of Bernard, Iowa. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is reporting damage from the storm that hit around 8 p.m. Sunday night and three residents reported damage to outbuildings due to the storm. The National Weather service assessed the damage and determined it was the work of an E-F1 tornado with winds from 90-to -100 miles per hour.
The NWS says it also received reports of severe winds and hail.
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Dubuque teen in custody after allegedly assaulthing police officer

June 23, 2021

A Dubuque teen is in custody after allegedly assaulthing a police officer. 18 year old Isaac Parker was arrested Saturday night on charges of interference in official police business in connection to the incident.
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Dubuque woman arrested in connection to vandalism at Jackson County car dealership

June 23, 2021

Dubuque County authorities arrested a 25 year old woman after she led law enforcement on a high-speed chase early Sunday morning. A passenger is accused of smashing lock boxes at an automobile dealership in Jackson County. Marissa Padavich was taken into custody in Cascade on nearly a half dozen charges, including drug possession.
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Theft of 22 foot fishing boot at Jackson County home being investigated

June 23, 2021

JACKSON Co., Iowa (KWQC) – Jackson County officials said they are following all leads after the theft of a boat and trailer from a home in Sabula on Friday morning [June 18]. Officials say the suspect pulled up to the home in a truck and a woman got out and hooked up the 22-foot commercial fishing “aluminum plate” boat and homemade trailer. Anyone with information about this theft is urged to call the sheriff’s office or the Sabula Police Department.
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Setting off fireworks in the City of Dubuque could cost ya

June 23, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Setting off fireworks in the City of Dubuque could cost ya. City officials are reminding residents that the use of fireworks is prohibited within the city and violators of the City’s ordinance limiting or prohibiting fireworks constitutes a simple misdemeanor with a fine no less than $250. The City of Dubuque continues to allow the use of “novelty fireworks.”
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Shoplifting suspect captured after high speed chase in Dubuque

June 23, 2021

A man suspected of shoplifting at a Dubuque sporting goods store led deputies on a high speed chase in a reportedly stolen vehicle Tuesday [June 22]. Dubuque County deputies and the Peosta Police Department attempted a traffic stop on Highway 20 after spotting a vehicle believed to have been involved in a theft at Dicks Sporting Goods in the Kennedy Mall and the driver sped off reaching speeds of over 100mph. Stop sticks were deployed around the Epworth area just west of Farley and the driver was taken into custody. Dubuque Police are investigating the reported theft at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
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Reminder About Fireworks Use In Dubuque

June 22, 2021

The City of Dubuque is reminding residents that the use of consumer fireworks is prohibited within the city. Iowa legislation permits the sale and use of fireworks during limited dates – unless a city or county chooses to otherwise restrict or prohibit usage of fireworks, which the City of Dubuque does. Any violation of the City’s ordinance limiting or prohibiting fireworks constitutes a simple misdemeanor with a fine no less than $250

Man Sentenced In Assault On Girlfriend

June 21, 2021

39 year old Marco Kemp of Dubuque was handed two years of informal probation after police said he hit his girlfriend with a vehicle and threatened her with a knife. The Telegraph Herald reports Kemp assaulted 40 year old Javon Davis multiple times on March 28th.

Dubuque City Hall Closed Due To Leaking Water Pipe

June 21, 2021

Dubuque City Hall will continue to be closed through Friday, June 25, as clean-up from a leaking water pipe over the weekend continues. Utility bill payment options during this period include:
• ACH (Automated Clearing House) and e-check automatic bill payments will continue as regularly scheduled.
• Online at www.cityofdubuque.org/payment.
• By phone 24/7 by calling 563.589.4144.

Heritage Pond Acreage

June 21, 2021

Dubuque County Conservation Board members last week unanimously approved buying nearly 10 acres around Heritage Pond for $45,000.The land, which runs along the Heritage Trail and contains a campground and picnic area, is owned by the City of Sageville. But Dubuque County has been leasing, operating on and maintaining the property for about $1 a year since it was opened to the public.

Electronics Recycling

June 21, 2021

A local landfill is 19-thousand pounds lighter after an electronics recycling event. The electronics drop-off recycling event recently resulted in residents recycling more than 340 televisions and other household electronics, according to a press release from the the City of Dubuque.The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, 101 Airborne Road, accepts electronics for recycling by appointment.Visit dmaswa.org or call 563-557-8220 to schedule an appointment.Dubuque also offers collects a variety of electronics through an appointment-only, large-item collection service.

Chestnut Mountain River Cruise

June 21, 2021

Do you enjoy a good cruise? Chestnut Mountain Resort has launched its river cruises for the season.The one-and-a-half-hour cruises along the Mississippi River depart at 6 p.m. every Friday through August and at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through October, according to a press release.The cruises give guests opportunities to view wildlife, learn about the area’s history and see geographical curiosities, according to the release. Simply visit chestnutmtn.com or call 800-397-1320 for more information.

High Speed Chase

June 21, 2021

Authorities say an Iowa woman led law enforcement on a high-speed chase with speeds of 100 mph early Sunday morning in Dubuque County. A passenger is accused of smashing lock boxes at an automobile dealership in Jackson County.25 year old Marissa C. PadavichDavenport, Iowa, was arrestedin Cascade on charges of eluding, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while revoked.

Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Woman At Party

June 18, 2021

A Dubuque man is charged with sexually abusing a woman at a party last year. 19 year old Genaro Ledesma Jr. of 2241 Washington St., was arrested at 3 p.m. Thursday at his residence, reports the Telegraph Herald. The victim claims Ledesma sexually abused her at a party at which she was very intoxicated and not in a condition to give consent.

Numbers From Last Week’s E-Cycling Event In Dubuque

June 18, 2021

You could call last Saturday’s Dubuque electronics drop-off recycling event at the Municipal Services Center a success. In total, 237 people participated, recycling over 340 televisions and other household electronics, resulting in 19,000 pounds of material diverted from the landfill.

Man Injured In Motorcycle Crash In Dubuque County

June 17, 2021

A Tuesday afternoon motorcycle crash in Dubuque County left the rider seriously injured. It happened on Circle Ridge Road when 64 year old William Stone of Minnesota failed to negotiate a turn. His bike went into a ditch and rolled several times.

W. 17th Street Section To Reopen Tomorrow

June 17, 2021

In Dubuque, W. 17th St. between Central Ave. and Iowa St. is expected to open tomorrow, Friday, June 18. Since April, the street has been closed while the 10-foot x 5-foot box culvert at Heeb St. was extended approximately 30 feet west and storm intakes that span the entire width of the street were installed.

One Killed, Two Injured In Maquoketa Crash

June 16, 2021

One person was killed, two others were seriously hurt when their vehicle struck a limestone planter in Maquoketa. According to the Telegraph Herald, 77 year old Terry Hansen of DeWitt was taken to the hospital after the crash Tuesday on the 200 block of Main Street, where he died. Two others are being treated for serious injuries.

Dubuque Woman Pleads Guilty To Arson Charges

June 15, 2021

A guilty plea from a Dubuque woman accused of trying to burn down an apartment last year. Authorities say 26 year old Mary Hall entered the guilty plea to a charge of threatening arson. Police checked out a report of of an arson at a home on Bluff Street last August. They found traffic camera footage showing Hall carrying what looked to be a bottle of lighter fluid, entering the building on Bluff Street and then running from the building with the bottle.

Red Cross Dealing With Blood Shortage

June 15, 2021

A severe blood shortage is happening, says the American Red Cross, due to a rising number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries. The agency has distributed about 75,000 more blood products than expected during the past three months. The Telegraph Herald reports appointments to donate blood may be made via the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org.

Sheriff’s Office Reminder About Fireworks

June 14, 2021

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents that the sale and use of fireworks is legal between June 1st and July 8th. They may be used between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM, with the exception of the 4th of July and the Saturdays and Sundays immediately preceding and following the 4th, on which dates they can be used between the hours of 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM.

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Sheriff

June 14, 2021

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents that the sale and use of fireworks is legal between June 1st and July 8th. They may be used between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM, with the exception of the 4th of July and the Saturdays and Sundays immediately preceding and following the 4th, on which dates they can be used between the hours of 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM.

Dubuque Rescue Mission Rolls Out Mobile Cafe

June 14, 2021

The Dubuque Rescue Mission has opened the Kindness Café. It’s actually a food truck and every two dollars of money spent their by patrons equates to a free meal for families in need. For now, though, they are only selling food while they figure out scheduling and staffing. However, Rick Mihm, the Mission’s executive director, said they hope to have the truck out giving out free food in the community by fall.

Could Your Brain Use A Little Coaching

June 14, 2021

Two regional healthcare providers have teamed up to provide free brain health coaching
sessions for anyone in a nine-county area in eastern Iowa. The services can be provided in
person, by phone or via telehealth. For anyone experiencing stress, feeling overwhelmed or
burned out, due to any circumstances related to COVID-19, these sessions are free, confidential
and don’t require any pre-authorization or insurance.
Hillcrest Family Services, based in Dubuque, and Unity Point Health – AbbeHealth Services,
based in Cedar Rapids, are offering free brain health coaching sessions for adults and children
of any age. The sessions can be scheduled now and will run until June 30.

Stolen Camping Trailer

June 14, 2021

Authorities seek the public’s help in locating a stolen camping trailer.The 2010 Ameri-Lite trailer by Gulfstream is approximately 20 to 22-feet long and was taken between 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday from the area of Wisconsin 18 in Bridgeport, according to a press release from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department/Crime Stoppers.The trailer is white with red and blue graphics and has a Wisconsin license plate 25538RV, according to the release.Anyone with information is asked to call 326-8933 OR 1-866-779-7297.Up to $1,000 will be paid for a tip which solves a crime with an arrest, charges filed, or the recovery of stolen property,

Grant County Dairy Festival

June 14, 2021

Grant County’s dairy industr was celebrated over the weekendy. Rebekkah Kleefisch, a Republican who served from 2011 to 2019 as the 44th lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, visited the 2021 Grant County Dairy Breakfast, held at Vosberg Colonial Acres, a dairy farm operated by Mark and Renee Vosberg in rural Cuba City.“I love being out on the farm,” Kleefisch said. “You see milk, you see butter, you see cheese in the grocery store, and too few people know the process by which it is produced. That’s why these dairy breakfasts are a gift across Wisconsin.”Organizers expected more than 3,000 people to attend the event, and a steady stream of vehicles continued to roll along the lane leading up to the Vosberg farm throughout the day.

North Cascade Road

June 14, 2021

One portion of North Cascade Road will be reopened this week, while another stretch of the road will be closed.Crews will complete the new Swiss Valley Road and North Cascade Road intersection today according to a press release from the City of Dubuque. The intersection will be reopened on that same day.Meanwhile, work on the intersection of North Cascade Road and U.S. 20 is slated to begin today,too, resulting in the temporary closure of that portion of North Cascade Road.No detours will be posted but access to local properties will be maintained, according to the press release.

Fight Turns Into Arrest

June 14, 2021

Police say a man pushed a woman onto the ground and stole her smartphone, cash, state identification card and other items Friday afternoon in Dubuque. 59 year old Jeffrey was arrested in the 1600 block of Central Avenue on charges of first-degree theft and possession of drug paraphernalia and warrants charging failure to comply with the sex offender registry and probation violation.Court documents state that 44 year old Cozzie Dye of 3712 Pennsylvania Ave., No. I92, was walking with Ellis in the 1500 block of Jackson Street when a fight happened.

Injury Crash In DBQ

June 12, 2021

One person is hurt…after a driver fails to yield…causing a crash at the intersection of Dodge Street and Brunskill Road in Dubuque. Officials tell reporters Emily Jones, 22, was injured but not taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. Witnesses tell officers Jones was westbound on Dodge when she tried to turn onto Brunskill. Apparently, she didn’t see Judith Gantenbein, of Dubuque, eastbound on Dodge. That’s when the crash happened. Jones is cited for failure to yield.

Child Hurt In Car V Bike

June 12, 2021

A child…on a bicycle…is hurt…after she is hit by a driver that ran a red light. Jambiya Williams, 11, was taken by ambulance to MercyOne Dubuque for treatment. Officials say the little girl was riding her bike on the sidewalk at East 20th and Jackson streets. They add she had the signal to cross the crosswalk. That’s when Robert Tinkham tried to turn right…hitting the girl on her bike. It’s all confirmed on video. No word on any citations. The investigation continues.

Boil Water Order For Barrington Lakes Lifted

June 11, 2021

Dubuque officials Friday lifted the boil water order for the Barrington Lakes subdivision. The move came after two consecutive sets of tests were negative for bacteria. The order had been put in place after a water service disruption related to water main work along U.S. 20 on Wednesday.

Girl Hospitalized After Being Hit By Car That Ran Red Light

June 11, 2021

Police say an 11 year old Dubuque girl was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car that ran a red light. Police say Jamiya Williams was biking southbound on a sidewalk along Jackson Street near East 20th and had a signal to enter a crosswalk when she was struck. The driver involved was charged.

Jo Daviess County woman sentenced in fatal love triangle case

June 11, 2021

A Jo Daviess County woman was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for her role in covering up the death of her husband. Danielle K. Heidenreich, 39, pleaded guilty in Jo Daviess County Circuit Court and received credit for 65 days already served. She was arrested in April, along with her boyfriend, Levi T.J. Meyers, 35, in the death of her husband, Keith A. Heidenreich, 48. Meyers previously pleaded not guilty to all the charges. His next court appearance is slated for June 24. The body of Keith Heidenreich was found March 10 in the Mississippi River at Miller’s Landing, a press release stated.
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Family of man killed during police chase in neighboring Manchester suing city

June 11, 2021

MANCHESTER, Iowa – The parents of a motorcyclist who died in a police involved chase that resulted in him crashing last year are suing the City of Manchester and a city police officer. Sandra K. and Daniel J. Mormann recently filed the suit in Iowa District Court alleging that the officer used “intentional, excessive reckless force” during a high-speed chase that killed their son Augustin G. Mormann, 31, Jan. 15 during an attempted traffic stop. The lawsuit seeks compensation for the Mormanns pain and suffering, and punitive damages against the officer.
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2021 Tri-Basin Summer Clean-Up series kicks off this weekend in Dubuque

June 11, 2021

Keeping Dubuque clean is the goal of the 2021 Tri-Basin Summer Clean-Up Series. Three community clean-ups are scheduled as part of the series, with the first set for this Saturday, June 12, from 9 – 11 a.m.
To help with the clean-ups register in advance at cityofdubuque.org/summercleanups.
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Several recent black bear sightings have been reported in Dubuque

June 11, 2021

Several recent black bear sightings have been reported in Dubuque County. Officials say two employees recently saw a bear on John Deere’s property north of Dubuque. The Iowa Department of Natural Resource says this is breeding season for bears and it’s not unlikely to spot young male bears actively looking for females this time of the year or for food.
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