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BELLEVUE, Iowa — Mary Felderman smiled widely at the crowd gathered Wednesday to officially open a hiking trail and bridge named for her family.As warm...
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Posted on Oct 26, 2017
Category: Bellevue, Jackson County, Parks to People, Grant Wood Loop, Felderman Park

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has awarded the City of Dubuque and City of Preston – part of the Grant Wood Loop region...
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Posted on Oct 13, 2017
Category: Parks to People, Quality of Life, Grant Wood Loop

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — When construction started on a new rec center in Maquoketa in August of 2006, then-City Manager Brian Wagner said the fundraising took...
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Posted on Oct 07, 2017
Category: Maquoketa, YMCA, Recreation

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — As a three-sport athlete, Bellevue High School junior Harrison Haynes knows the value of being part of a good team. On Tuesday morning,...
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Posted on Oct 04, 2017
Category: Jackson County, Manufacturing, Dynamic Tube

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — A manufacturing company with a facility in Maquoketa announced Friday that it will undertake an $85 million worldwide expansion. That means 40 new...
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Posted on Sep 23, 2017
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BELLEVUE, Iowa — After 10 years teaching first grade together at Bellevue Elementary School, Lisa Roth and Emily Reeg are pretty much in sync.   Though the...
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Posted on Sep 06, 2017
Category: Bellevue, teacher, education, award

BELLEVUE, Iowa — Data gathered from surveys, words written on slips of paper and even crowd-sourced songs about the city of Bellevue are being used...
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Posted on Sep 04, 2017
Category: Bellevue, Bellevue Heart & Soul, community development

Photographer Amelia Charleen Roling, of Preston, Iowa, recently had a photo from Mines of Spain Recreation Area in Dubuque featured in Brides magazine as part...
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Posted on Aug 24, 2017
Category: Photography, Small Business, Preston

BELLEVUE, Iowa — Mark Herman said there’s no secret why locally sourced food is gaining in popularity. “These days, it seems to be a trend,” Herman...
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Posted on Aug 21, 2017
Category: Bellevue, local, community development

  Dubuque, IA, August 18, 2017:  The East Central Development Corporation (ECDC) recently received a $10,000 Iowa Area Development Group Community Foundation, Partners in Progress! grant...
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Posted on Aug 18, 2017
Category: ECIA, Housing

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — A proposed road project could prompt the closure of Maquoketa Caves State Park for several months next summer. Plans call for a complete...
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Posted on Aug 01, 2017
Category: Quality of Life

Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) has partnered with the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) and the Grant Wood Mississippi River Region (GWMRR), which includes Dubuque, Jackson...
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Posted on Jul 13, 2017
Category: Parks to People, Grant Wood Loop, Keep Iowa Beautiful, community development, Quality of Life

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — About 50 local and regional business leaders met Tuesday in Maquoketa to learn and exchange ideas to improve their downtown business climates. The...
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Posted on Jun 14, 2017
Category: Maquoketa, Downtown

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Photos throughout the JCEA Website are courtesy of David Namanny, Bellevue Herald Leader, The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, The Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce, and Patti Hoffman, who represents Preston Growth and Development and The Preston Times.