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Sunny skies and warm weather are on the way. Now is the time to get ready for Spring by cleaning out your closets and cashing in. Mark your calendar for Maquoketa's City Wide Garage Sale on May 2nd. For $15, your 25-word garage sale ad will be published next to the city-wide map on Wednesday, April 29, showing your number and address location. Deadline will be Friday, April 17

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