Dubuque County House Fire

A Dubuque County home was heavily damaged by fire Wednesday afternoon.  The Sherrill, Holy Cross, North Buena Vista and Farley Fire Departments responded to 20409 Ridge Road in Sherrill at approximately 4:22 p.m. Wednesday.  The home, owned by Duane and Kimberly Kass, sustained an estimated $200,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is under investigation, but authorities say it did not appear to be suspicious in nature.

Mercy and Finley Limit Visitation as Flu Season Rages

Dubuque County hospitals have announced restrictions on visitation in the wake of a vicious flu season.  Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque and Dyersville and UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital in Dubuque have announced patient visitation restrictions starting Friday, January 12 because of the respiratory virus.

All children under 14 and any people showing symptoms of the flu are asked not to visit hospitalized patients until further notice.

DNR to Discuss Chronic Wwasting Disease Jan. 18 in Harpers Ferry & Elkader, Ahead of Deer Tissue Collection Eeffort

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a special scientific collection effort Jan. 20-28, in targeted areas of Allamakee and Clayton counties near where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed in wild Iowa deer. The effort will be discussed during two public meetings on Jan. 18 – one at 2 p.m. at the Harpers Ferry Community Center and the other at 6:30 p.m. at the Elkader Keystone AEA building.

Chronic wasting disease is a neurologic disease of deer and elk, belonging to the family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) or prion diseases. Though it shares certain features with other TSEs like bovine spongiform encephalopathy (“Mad Cow Disease”) or scrapie in sheep, it is a distinct disease apparently affecting only deer, moose and elk. It is always fatal.

The disease first appeared in the wild deer herd in 2013 and each year since, the Iowa DNR has placed extra emphasis on tracking the movement of the disease with the cooperation of successful hunters.

Results from the tissue samples collected during the 2017 season have been delayed as part of the national shortage of test kits, although state experts expect additional positives from the CWD zone in Allamakee County. In 2016, there were 12 additional positive samples – 11 in Allamakee County and one in Clayton County.

“This special collection effort is important because it can help us to fill in the data gaps from specific areas and can help us to better understand the prevalence and the geographic extent of the disease in the area,” said Terry Haindfield, wildlife biologist for the Iowa DNR.

Permits to participate in the collection effort are available after the public meetings, or from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Jan. 19, at the DNR office in Harpers Ferry or the Clayton County Conservation Osborne Nature Center, which will serve as the designated check stations. Permits will also be available at the check stations daily during the Jan. 20-28 collecting period, starting at 8 a.m. on weekends and noon on the weekdays.

Authorities Continue Investigation into Lake Delhi Incident

Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a submerged vehicle in Lake Delhi.  The Delaware County Sheriff's Office was notified about the vehicle on Monday.  23-year-old Alex Salow was found deceased inside the vehicle, which had plunged through the ice on the north end of Lake Delhi.  According to investigators, Salow and a second occupant, who has been identified, left Smokey's Grill between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday and drove northbound on the lake. As part of the investigation, authorities are seeking the public's help to identify a person who picked up the occupant of the Salow vehicle during that same time frame and gave the person a ride to a residence in Manchester.  Anyone with info regarding this accident or the identity of the driver should contact the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

Police: Tire Tracks on Ice Where Vehicle, Body Found

DELHI, Iowa (AP) — Police in eastern Iowa are looking into whether a man found dead inside a vehicle that plunged through the ice covering Lake Delhi had been spinning doughnuts on the ice before the fatal incident.  Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere tells the Telegraph Herald that a witness spotted a vehicle doing doughnuts on the ice Sunday night before 23-year-old Alex Salow's body was found Monday. LeClere says there were tire marks on the ice on either side of where Salow's vehicle broke through that indicate the vehicle was spinning doughnuts.

LeClere says an autopsy has been ordered for Salow, of Delhi. The incident is under investigation by the sheriff's department with assistance from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Delhi Man Found in Vehicle that Plunged into Lake Delhi

A Delhi man has been found inside a vehicle that plunged into Lake Delhi. On Monday, at 12:28p.m., the Delaware County Sheriff's Office received a report that a vehicle had gone through the ice on Lake Delhi near the north end of the lake. Upon arrival at the scene, rescue crews with the Delhi and Manchester Fire Departments located the vehicle upside down in about eight feet of water with one person inside. Upon further investigation it was determined that the vehicle had likely plunged through the ice sometime Sunday evening. The vehicle was removed from the lake with a crane. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Alex Salow of Delhi. The incident remains under investigation by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the Iowa DCI.

Judge Postpones 'Bachelor' Star's Fatal Accident Trial

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The January trial for an Iowa farmer-turned-reality television star charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident last year has been rescheduled. Chris Soules who appeared on "The Bachelor" and "Dancing With The Stars" had been scheduled to face a jury trial on Jan. 18. On Monday, Judge Andrea Dryer approved his attorney's motion to postpone. No new trial date has been set. Dryer has said it should begin before May 7. Soules lost a legal battle Friday in the felony case when Dryer denied his motion to dismiss the charge. He claims Iowa's law requiring the surviving driver in a fatal accident to remain at the scene until police arrive is unconstitutional. Soules' attorneys say he will appeal that ruling to the Iowa Supreme Court.

Beckman Catholic High School Student Announces New Principal

On January 4, 2018, the Beckman Board of Education approved the hiring of Marcel Kielkucki (Keel-coo-ski) as principal of Beckman Catholic Junior/Senior High School effective July 1, 2018. He replaces the retiring Pat Meade.

Kielkucki earned his undergraduate degree in secondary education from Mount Mercy University. He completed his educational administration degree at the University of South Dakota. Currently, Kielkucki is the director of high school completion programs at Kirkwood Community College where he also served as an instructor coordinator for distance learning. Kielkucki started his teaching career as a social studies teacher at Starmont High School. Catholic education has been an integral part of Kielkucki’s experience. He attended grades K-12 at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Winsted, Minnesota. He continued his post secondary education at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Janet Stelken, chair of the Beckman Board of Education, noted, “The hiring committee was extremely pleased with the number of high quality candidates applying for this position. As an alumna, current parent and long time supporter of Beckman Catholic, I am very excited about Marcel's leadership experience. He will implement high expectations for academic success in a faith-filled environment.”

Fire Damages Garage, Home in Centralia

No one was injured in a fire early Saturday morning in Centralia. TheDubuque County Sheriff's Office, along with the Centralia, Peosta,Asbury and Epworth fire departments responded to 2172 Jericho Roadaround 3:52 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival an attached garage was foundfully engulfed. The residents of the home were able to evacuatesafely and no one was injured. Damage to the garage, it contents andthe home are estimated at $70,000. The cause of that fire had notbeen determined.

Bachelor - Fatal Crash - the Latest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man who stared on "The Bachelor" and is fighting to avoid prison for a fatal crash plans to appeal his case to the Iowa Supreme Court. Chris Soules lost a legal battle Friday when a judge dismissed his challenge to a law requiring the surviving driver in a fatal accident to remain at the scene until police arrive. Soules' attorney say he disagrees with the judge's ruling and will ask the state's highest court to review it. His trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 18.

Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Legislative Luncheon

The Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Legislative Luncheon Wednesday, January 3rd.  State Representative Lee Hein was among the four local lawmakers who attended.  He talked about the upcoming budget process.

Hein says one of the key items in thebudget will be funding for public safety.

Hein also commented about dealing with federal tax changes.

Also attending was State Representative Shannon Lundgren, who previewed the key issues for the upcoming session.

Lundgren also talked about her committee work for the 2018 session.

Two state senators attended the luncheon as well. Dan Zumbach talks about the budget work and addressing water quality.

Zumbach also commented onwhat committees he will be on this year.

The fourth law maker that attended the chamber's legislative luncheon was Senator Tod Bowman, who discussed the top priorities for the 2018 legislative session.

Bowman also talked about his committee work.

The Iowa legislative session begins Monday, January 8th.

Dyersville Council Approves Time Change for Meetings

The Dyersville City Council held its first meeting of 2018 Tuesday evening. One of their actions to start the new year was changing the start time for regular council meetings to 6 p.m.  The start time had been 7 p.m. the last four years.  In other action, the council passed a resolution approving an agreement for a grant to help build a pedestrian bridge connecting Candy Cane and Westside Parks.  The council also approved the reappointment of Tricia Maiers as City Clerk, and the mayor, with council consent, reappointed Brent Schroeder as Police Chief

Dyersville Chamber of Commerce to Host Legislative Luncheon

A Legislative Luncheon will be held in Dyersville next week. Area State Senators and Representatives will attend to discuss the upcoming legislative session and take questions.  That event will be held on Wednesday, January 3rd at Country Junction beginning at noon.  Cost for the lunch is $10. Please RSVP to the chamber office by 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Dyersville Business Changes

The end of 2017 is bringing changes for a couple of Dyersville businesses.  Ideal Decorating is in the process of moving downtown to the longtime home of Jacque's Home Fashions, which closed earlier this month after 60 years in business.  Ideal Decorating will open at it's new location on First Avenue East on January 2nd.  And this Saturday will mark the final livestock sale at the Dyersville Sales Company, which opened in 1946.  They will continue with their weekly hay auctions.

Iowa County Approves Forest Preserve Trail Despite Concerns

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A county in eastern Iowa has approved a privately financed trail through a forest preserve after it was stalled due to opposition from some neighboring residents.  The Dubuque County Conservation Board voted 4-1 Thursday in favor of continuing development of the trail for the Interstate Power Co. Forest Preserve.  The approval follows the board's tie vote in November after residents raised concerns about noise and increased traffic.  The Tri-State Mountain Bike Riders group has been pushing for the 6-mile (10-kilometer) to 8-mile (13-kilometer) trail for the county-owned preserve.  The biking group needs to raise $25,000 of the estimated $172,000 cost to build the trail.  Construction is planned for the spring.  The group hopes the trail can be completed by August.

Delhi Clerk gets Prison Term for Stealing more than $100 K

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An ex Delhi city clerk has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from the city.

U.S. District Court Judge Linda Reade on Wednesday sentenced Angela Billings, of Anamosa, to 15 months in federal prison and ordered her to pay $133,915 in restitution to Delhi. Billings had acknowledged stealing more than $100,000 from Delhi by using the city's credit card for personal expenses and adjusting her own utility bill. The thefts occurred between 2007 and 2015.

Iowa Population Grow Slower than National Average

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New U.S. Census Bureau data show Iowa's populations grew slower than the national average. Estimates released Wednesday show Iowa's population increased to 3,145,711 as of July 1, up from 3,130,869 at the same time in 2016. That's a growth rate of 0.47 percent. The United States' population reached 325,719,178 during that period, up from 323,405,935. That's an increase of 0.71 percent. The Census Bureau says Idaho was the nation's fastest-growing state, with a population increase of 2 percent. Utah, Washington, Florida and Arizona were also among the biggest gainers. Illinois experienced the largest population loss in terms of numbers, while Wyoming saw the largest percentage decline.

New Trial Starting Date Set for Man's 2nd Homicide Trial

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A second trial has been scheduled for one of the defendants in a Key West homicide.  The new trial for Eric Campbell Jr. will start Feb. 27 in Waterloo. The trial was moved to Black Hawk County District Court because of pretrial publicity in the Dubuque area.  A mistrial was declared Dec. 7 in Campbell's first trial when a witness who didn't know Campbell at the time of the crime and previously couldn't identify him mentioned his name during her testimony.  Campbell is one of the men charged with killing 21-year-old Collin Brown on April 2 last year during a robbery attempt at a trailer park in Key West.  Two other men already have been imprisoned.

Iowa DNR Puts Down Elk in Dubuque County

The Iowa DNR says it put down an elk Saturday in Dubuque County due to concerns that it could spread disease.  DNR conservation officer Nate Johnson says the elk, believed to be a captive animal, has been sighted throughout the fall in the Cascade area.  A farmer contacted Johnson on Friday, saying the elk had been in his field and knocked down a significant amount of corn.  Johnson attempted to put down the elk on Friday, but it ran away.  It was then spotted by deer hunters north of Cascade and east of Worthington on Saturday, and it was put down.  Johnson said the decision came at the direction of the state veterinarian’s office over concerns of the spread of disease to livestock and wildlife.

Car vs. Pedestrian Accident in Dubuque County 12/15

At approximately 7:16 this morning, the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office and Sherrill Fire Department responded Hwy 52 North for a report of a car vs. pedestrian accident. Initial investigation shows that a vehicle being driven by 26-year-old Kelly Klein of Holy Cross was southbound on Hwy 52 approaching a Western Dubuque Community School District bus stop.  A 7-year-old child exited his parent’s vehicle and started to cross the road to the bus when Klein’s passenger side mirror struck him.  The child was transported to Finley Hospital in Dubuque, with what are believed are to be non-life threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation, with possible charges pending.

Davenport Man Arrested after High Speed Chase in Linn, Jones and Dubuque Counties

One person was arrested after a high-speed chase that ended near Cascade on Thursday morning.  At 9:24 a.m., authorities were notified of a vehicle speeding and driving recklessly on U.S. 151 near Springville.  Authorities attempted to locate and stop the vehicle, but the driver, 30-year-old James D. Williams, sped off shortly after he was pulled over.  Authorities pursued the vehicle but soon lost contact.  Later,the vehicle was located heading northbound on U.S. 151, and Williams again drove off after another attempted traffic stop. The pursuit continued through Jones County and into Dubuque County before authorities were able to apprehend Williams north of Cascade.  Williams was arrested on charges of operating while intoxicated, attempting to elude, driving while under suspension, reckless driving, possession of a controlled substance and multiple traffic violations. A passenger in the vehicle and was detained for questioning and later released.

Charge Dismissed in Dyersville Stabbing Case

A felony charge filed against a Dyersville woman accused in a stabbing incident has been dismissed.  A judge this week approved the prosecutor's request to dismiss the willful injury causing serious injury charge against 34-year-old Brandy Rausch.  Officials say more investigation is needed before that charge can proceed.  The incident happened in Dyersville on December 3rd.  Authorities say Rausch and 27-year-old Christopher Bruggeman were involved in a physical disturbance at an apartment.  After the altercation, Bruggemann was in bed when Rausch stabbed him twice in the chest with a kitchen knife.  He was treated for his non-life-threatening wounds.

Congressman Rod Blum Releases Statement Regarding Proposed Tax Cut

Congressman Rod Blum has released a statement regarding the proposed tax cut plan. Blum announced that the average family of four in Iowa's First District would see a $2,121 tax cut with the double standard deduction under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Blum says that despite millions being spent by special interest groups to misinform his district, families will see their take home pay increase under this plan.

Library of Congress Ads 25 Films to National Film Registry, Including “Field of Dreams”

The Library of Congress has added 25 films to the National Film Registry.  Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on Wednesday announced the new selections, ranging from an early film of the New York subway in 1905 to “Die Hard”, “The Goonies”, “Field of Dreams” and“Titanic.”  Hayden says the selection for the National Film Registry recognizes the films importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage.  She added that being tasked with selecting only 25 each year is daunting because there are so many great films deserving of this honor.

Semi Roll Over on Old Highway Road in Dubuuqe County Leads to Ethanol Spill

The Epworth Fire Department and Dubuque Fire Haz Mat team responded for a tractor/trailer rollover at 19115 Old Highway Road Monday afternoon.  Authorities say 54-year-old Carl Grave, of Dyersville, lost control on a curve and the truck overturned in the ditch.  Approximately 1,500 gallons of ethanol spilled from the trailer.  Grave was taken to Mercy in Dubuque with minor injuries.  Damage to the tractor/trailer, owned by RNW Transport, was estimated at $100,000.  That crash occurred at about 1:05 p.m. Monday.  A hazardous material team from Ankeny was called into help clean up the spill.

Dubuque Sheriff Reveals Internet Scam

On Sunday at approximately 7:50 p.m. the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office responded to 16406 Cedar Ridge Rd for an attempted internet scam.  The complainant received an email from an individual claiming to be a hired hitman with a contract to kill the complainant.  The offender advised the complainant the she could pay $16,520 if she wanted to live, and would also receive the identification of the person who ordered the contract.  Follow-up is continuing on this case.  This is the first known instance of this type of scam in the Tri-State area, however, it has occurred in other areas nationally.  If you receive this email, or any other suspicious emails or phone calls, and are a resident of Dubuque County, please contact the sheriff's office non-emergency line at 563-589-4414.

Leo Gansen to Run for Iowa House
Leo Gansen of Epworth has announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination in Iowa House District 57. Gansen is a senior correctional officer at the Anamosa State Penitentiary and has been employed there for 23 years. Gansen says he i srunning for the Iowa House because politicians need to get back to the basics of creating good paying jobs for hardworking Iowans; investing in public schools; making healthcare affordable and accessible; and keeping our communities safe.

USDA Revokes License for Delaware County Zoo

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The USDA has revoked the exhibitor license for a Delaware County roadside zoo that was previously accused of maintaining deplorable living conditions for its animals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a decision filed Nov. 30 and made public Monday that Cricket Hollow Zoo, now known as Cricket Hollow Animal Park, has repeatedly violated federal animal welfare law. The USDA also issued a $10,000 fine to owners Thomas and Pamela Sellner. They have 30 days to appeal. A USDA administrative law judge says the zoo in Manchester had "chronic violations." It was cited for more than 100 violations between 2010 and 2015. The zoo previously removed tigers, lions and lemurs from the facility after lawsuits by an animal rights group.

Woman Charged after Stabbing in Dyersville

A Dyersville woman faces charges after a stabbing on Sunday.  At approximately 6:45 a.m. the Dyersville Police Department and Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office responded to 131 ½ 2nd St NE for a report of a disturbance.  Authorities say 27-year-old Christopher Bruggeman and 34-year-old Brandy Rausch were involved in a heated disturbance which resulted in Bruggeman being stabbed.  He was transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment, but the injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.  Rausch was arrested and charged with Willful Injury.  Following a Monday morning court appearance, Rausch was heldon $15,000 bond.  The investigation is on-going and more charges may follow as a result of this incident.

Steve Lukan Appointed as Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs Executive Director

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday announced the appointment of Steve Lukan as Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs executive director.  Most recently, Lukan served as director of the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy.  He replaces Jodi Tymeson, who announced her retirement last month. Lukan is a former state representative, serving Iowa House District 32 from 2003-12. From 2008-12, he assisted in guiding the House Republican Caucus as assistant leader.  During Lukan’s time in the Iowa House, he also chaired the House Economic Development Appropriations Committee, championed the creation of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and enacted legislation to help disabled veterans through establishment of the Veterans Trust Fund.  Lukan, who served in the Navy for four years, says he is humbled and honored to serve the brave men and women in the armed forces.  Lukan’s appointment is effective immediately.  Dale Woolery will serve as interim director of the Office of Drug Control Policy.

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HS Basketball 1/16

In high school basketball Tuesday night the West Delaware boys defeated Beckman 71-47.  The Hawks jumped out to a 24-18 first quarter lead, which grew to 37-24 at halftime, and 54-34 after three quarters.  Derek Krogman lead all scorers with 21 points, while Tyler Kelley added 12 for the Hawks. Mitch Gehling lead Beckman with 18, and Michael Keegan had 12. West Delaware improves to 9-4, while the Blazers are 8-5.

Inother boys action --

Cascade 68, Bellevue 40

Western Dubuque 56, Mount Vernon 52

Camanche 63, Monticello 52

Maquoketa Valley 57, Springville 53

Ed-Co 62, Central City 51

Maquoketa 51, Anamosa 38


Anamosa 55, Maquoketa 46

Beckman 45, West Delaware 39

Bellevue 46, Cascade 43

Monticello 54, Camanche 50

Mount Vernon 37, Western Dubuque 31

Springville 58, Maquoketa Valley 40

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll

Class 4A

1. Iowa City West

2. Johnston

3. Sioux City East

Class 3A

1. Oskaloosa

2. Mount Pleasant

3. Cedar Rapids Xavier

Class 2A

1. Western Christian

2. Van Meter

3. Aplington-Parkersburg

4. Cascade

Class 1A

1. North Linn

2. Grand View Christian

3. St. Mary's Remsen

HS Basketball 1/16

High School Basketball continues tonight on KDST as the Beckman boys host West Delaware. The Hawks won the first matchup 67-50 in Manchester on December 5th. Both teams are 8-4 entering tonight's game.Action will get underway a little after 7:30.

In other boys games tonight;

Cascade @ Bellevue
Mount Vernon @ Western Dubuque
Edgewood-Colesburg @ Central City
Springville @ Maquoketa Valley
Camanche @Monticello
Anamosa @ Maquoketa

In girls basketball;

Beckman @ West Delaware
Cascade @ Bellevue
WesternDubuque @ Mount Vernon
Springville @ Maquoketa Valley
Camanche @ Monticello
Ed-Co @ Central City

High School Basketball 1/12/18

High School Basketball continues tonight on KDST with Cascade hosting North Cedar.  The girls varsity game begins at 6, with the boys to follow.

In other area games tonight:


Beckman @ Central DeWitt
Western Dubuque @ Maquoketa
Monticello @ Northeast
Bellevue Marquette @ Maquoketa Valley
Anamosa @ West Delaware
Lisbon @ Edgewood-Colesburg


Central DeWitt @ Beckman
Maquoketa @ Western Dubuque
Monticello @ Northeast
Bellevue Marquette @ Maquoketa Valley
West Delaware @ Anamosa
Lisbon@ Ed-Co

Iowa Girls Basketball Rankings 1/11/18


2.Central Decatur
3.North Mahaska


1. North Linn
3.Western Christian
14.Maquoketa Valley


2.Sioux Center
3.Clear Lake


2.Lewis Central
14.Western Dubuque


1.Iowa City High
2.Cedar Falls
3.Iowa City West


West Delaware 63, Western Dubuque 53

Beckman 67, Anamosa 66

Class 2A #5 Cascade 58, #8 Northeast 55

Ed-Co 77, Midland 29

Maquoketa Valley 58, Cedar Valley Christian 41


Anamosa 31, Beckman 26

Cascade 53, Northeast 22

Western Dubuque 39, West Delaware 34

Maquoketa Valley 83, Cedar Valley Christian 42

Midland 54, Ed-Co 35

HS Basketball 1/9

High School Basketball continues tonight on KDST as the Western Dubuque boys host West Delaware. The Bobcats are 8-1, while the Hawks are 6-4. Tonight's game will begin around 7:30.

In other boys games tonight;

Beckman @ Anamosa
Northeast @ Cascade
Maquoketa Valley @ Cedar Valley Christian
Ed-Co @ Midland Wyoming

Girls games;

Western Dubuque @ West Delaware
Anamosa @ Beckman
Northeast @ Cascade
MaquoketaValley @ Cedar Valley Christian
Ed-Co @ Midland Wyoming

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll:

Class 4A

1. Iowa City West

2. Des Moines North

3. Johnston

7. Dubuque Hempstead

9. Dubuque Senior

Class 3A

1. Oskaloosa

2. Glenwood

3. Sioux City Heelan

Class 2A

1. Western Christian

2. Sioux Center

3. Van Meter

5. Cascade

8. Northeast

Class 1A

1. North Linn

2. Grand View Christian

3. St. Mary's, Remsen

7. Ed-Co

HS Basketball

Cascade hosted Beckman in high school basketball action on Saturday. The Cougar girls defeated the Blazers 60-30 in their matchup. The game was tied at 8 after the first quarter, but Cascade would outscore the Blazers 41-13 in the middle quarters to take control and earn the win. Abbie Ruggeberg lead all scorers with 18 points, while Jordan Simon added 13 for the Cougars. Sydney Steffen and Sydney Arens each had 9 to lead Beckman. In the boys game, Cascade defeated Beckman 58-43. The Cougars lead 10-8 after the first quarter, and built a 27-20 halftime lead. They would push that lead to 41-29 at the end of the 3rd. Beckman started the fourth quarter on a 7-0 run to close within five, but the Cougars kept them at bay and pulle daway again for the 15 point victory. Harris Hoffman, who sat most of the first half in foul trouble, lead the Cougars with 14 points, all in the second half. Mitch Gehling tallied 19 for the Blazers.

OnFriday, the Western Dubuque boys defeated Marion 63-56, giving CoachDennis Geraghty his 500th career victory. Geraghty is159-61 in his 10th year at Western Dubuque. Now in his 39th year, hehas coached at schools in all 4 classes & ranks 14th among activecoaches in career wins.

Boys Basketball Schedule 1/5

Center Point-Urbana @ Beckman
Cascade @ Tipton
Marion @ Western Dubuque
Monticello @ Wilton
Williamsburg @ Anamosa
South Tama @ West Delaware
Clinton Prince of Peace @ Maquoketa Valley
Bellevue Marquette @ Ed-Co

Girls Basketball Schedule 1/5

Beckman @ Center Point-Urbana
Cascade @ Tipton
Western Dubuque @ Marion
Monticello @ Wilton
Anamosa @ Williamsburg
West Delaware @ South Tama
Cinton Prince of Peace @ Maquoketa Valley
Bellevue Marquette @ Ed-Co

Basketball resumes on KDST Saturday as Cascade host Beckman. The girls varsity game is scheduled to begin at 4, with the boys game to follow.

Western Dubuque Defeats Beckman in Girls Basketball

Western Dubuque defeated Beckman 54-35 in girls basketball Tuesday night. Lindsey Eimers lead a balanced attack for the Bobcats with 15 points. Emma Baumhover, Chloe Baumgartner and Karly Fagan each scored nine and McKenzie Maahs added 8 as Western Dubuque improved to 6-2 in their final game before the break. Sydney Arens lead Beckman with six points. The Blazers, who are 6-3, host Oelwein Thursday night.

Girls Basketball 12/19 Scores

Class 2A

#8 Cascade 51, #6 Regina 39

Anamosa 53, Central DeWitt 39

Ed-Co 55, Clinton Prince of Peace 15

Maquoketa Valley 67, Easton Valley 41

Solon 49, West Delaware 40


Anamosa 43, Central DeWitt 39

Cascade 69, Regina 50

Easton Valley 71, Maquoketa Valley 50

Ed-Co 88, Clinton Prince of Peace Clinton 76

Solon 65, West Delaware 58

Boys Basketball 12/18

Western Dubuque defeated Beckman 66-58 in overtime Monday night in boys basketball.  This is the third OT win of the season for the Bobcats, who improve to 7-0.  Western Dubuque lead 15-7 after the 1st, and 27-20 at halftime.  Beckman outscored the Bobcats 18-9 in the third to take a 38-36 lead.  A back-and-forth fourth quarter found the Bobcats leading 50-48 in the closing seconds before Micheal Keegan tied it with four second left in regulation force the extra session.  Beckman is now 4-3.  Jordan Lake lead all scorers with 22 for Western Dubuque, while Jackson Bennett had 19 for Beckman.  Basketball continues tonight on KDST as the Western Dubuque girls host Beckman. Coverage will begin around 7:20.

Associated Press Boys Basketball Poll

Class 4A

1. Iowa City West

2. Des Moines North

3. Dubuque Senior

10. Dubuque Hempstead

*Western Dubuque 6 points in voting

Class 3A

1. Norwalk

2. Cedar Rapids Xavier

3. Heelan

Class 2A

1. Sioux Center

2. Western Christian

3. Van Meter

7. Cascade

Class 1A

1. North Linn

2. Grand View Christian

3. St. Mary's, Remsen

kman Hosts Western Dubuque in Boys Basketball

High School Basketball continues tonight on KDST as the Beckman boys host Western Dubuque.  The Blazers are 4-2 while the Bobcats have started the season at 6-0. Coverage will begin at approximately 7:30 tonight on KDST and online. Tomorrow night we will have the girls match up as the Bobcats host the Blazers.

High School Basketball 12/15

High School Basketball continues tonight on KDST as Cascade hosts Monticello. The girls varsity game begins at 6. Cascade enters with a 7-1 record and the Panthers are 6-2. The Cougars are 6-0 in conference action, while Monticello is 4-2. We will also have the boys game for you tonight. Cascade is 6-0 with a 5-0 conference record, while Monticello is 4-3 overall and 2-3 in league play.

In other girls games tonight;

Beckman @ Solon
Anamosa @ Western Dubuque
NorthLinn @ Maquoketa Valley
Ed-Co @ Springville

In other boys game tonight;

Solon@ Beckman
WesternDubuque @ Anamosa
Ed-Co@ Springville

High School Wrestling 12/14

Western Dubuque 55 Maquoketa 15
Western Dubuque 39 Beckman25
Beckman 66 Maquoketa 18
Cascade 42 Northeast 35
Cascade 54 Regina 21
Cascade 42 Mid-Prairie 39
Monticello 60 Durant 6
Monticello 48 West Branch 27
Camanche 45 Monticello 24
Maquoketa Valley 66 Alburnett 18
Maquoketa Valley 72 Central Elkader 6
West Delaware 48 Solon 23
Ed-Co 63 Midland 16
Ed-Co 60 Clayton Ridge 18
Mount Vernon 63 Anamosa 18
Central DeWitt 58 Anamosa 21

Girls Basketball Rankings 12/14


1. Springville

2. Central Decatur

3. North Mahaska

1. North Linn
2. Treynor
3. Western Christian
8. Cascade
10. Bellevue
11. Maquoketa Valley

1. Sioux Center
2. Crestwood
3. Clear Lake
13. Monticello

1. Marion
2. Lewis Central
3. Center Point-Urbana
7. Western Dubuque


1. Iowa City High
2. Cedar Falls
3. Iowa City West

High School Basketball Scores from 12/12


Western Dubuque 59, Central DeWitt 50

Cascade 66, West Branch 51

Mount Vernon 57, Beckman 56

Regina 56, Monticello 39

West Delaware 71, Maquoketa 41

Alburnett 72, Maquoketa Valley 38

Ed-Co 94, East Buchanan 34


Beckman 35, Mount Vernon 25

Cascade 73, West Branch 68

Western Dubuque 55, Central DeWitt 42

Maquoketa Valley 66, Alburnett 27

Regina 59, Monticello 33

Anamosa 55, Solon 36

East Buchanan 63, Ed-Co 25

Maquoketa 62, West Delaware 51

High School Basketball 12/12

High School Basketball continues tonight on KDST as the Western Dubuque boys host Central DeWitt.  The Bobcats are 4-0 this season, including two overtime wins. Central DeWitt is 2-2, including a 1 point win against West Delaware last Friday. Action will get underway around 7:30.

In Other Boys Games Tonight;

Beckman @ Mount Vernon
Cascade @ West Branch
Regina @ Monticello
Anamosa @ Solon
WestDelaware @ Maquoketa
Alburnett @ Maquoketa Valley
EastBuchanan @ Ed-Co

Girls Games Tonight;

Western Dubuque @ Central DeWitt
MountVernon @ Beckman
Cascade @ West Branch
Regina @ Monticello
Solon @ Anamosa
Maquoketa @ West Delaware
Alburnett @ Maquoketa Valley
EastBuchanan @ Ed-Co

Associated Press Iowa Boys High School Basketball Poll

Class 4A

1. Iowa City, West

2. Johnston

(tie)Sioux City East

6. Dubuque Senior

Class 3A

1. Cedar Rapids Xavier

2. Norwalk5-058

3. Glenwood

Class 2A

1. Sioux Center

2. Van Meter

3. Western Christian

8. Cascade

Class 1A

1. North Linn

2. Grand View Christian

3. Remsen - St. Mary's

High School Basketball 12/8

High School Basketball continues tonight on KDST with Cascade hosting Camanche. The girls match-up features the Class 2A 8th ranked Cougars who are 4-1 and the Class 3A 7th ranked Indians, who are 3-1. That game begins at 6 this evening. In the boys game, the Cougars look to improve on a 3-0 start as they face the 3-1 Indians.

In other girls basketball tonight;

Beckman @ Maquoketa
Western Dubuque @ Solon
North Cedar @ Monticello
Central DeWitt @ West Delaware
Maquoketa Valley @ Lisbon
Ed-Co @ North Linn
Anamosa @ Mount Vernon

In other boys games tonight;

Maquoketa @ Beckman
Solon @ Western Dubuque
North Cedar @ Monticello
West Delaware @ Central DeWitt
Maquoketa Valley @ Lisbon
Ed-Co @ North Linn
Mount Vernon @ Anamosa


The Beckman Blazers improved to 4-1 with a 53-46 win against West Delaware.  Beckman outscored the Hawks 21-9 in second quarter to build a 12 point halftime lead.  Sydney Steffen lead all players with 13 points, while McKenzie Arens added 9 for the Blazers.  Lauren Collier had 12 for the Hawks, who are 3-4.

Anamosa 78, Maquoketa 56

Alburnett 50, Ed-Co 29

Camanche 57, Monticello 40

Cascade 61, Bellevue 50

Maquoketa Valley 53, Central City 23

Mount Vernon 36, Western Dubuque 34

Class 2A #1 North Linn 49, Class 1A #1 Springville 35


Anamosa 47, Maquoketa 44, OT

Camanche 73, Monticello 59

Cascade 59, Bellevue 40

Central City 57, Maquoketa Valley 49

Ed-Co 73, Alburnett 66

Western Dubuque 44, Mount Vernon 42, OT

West Delaware 67, Beckman 50

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