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It’s difficult to fit 10 people on a tour through the Jackson County Jail. The space is nothing if not cramped, with hallways so narrow you can touch the walls with outstretched elbows. 

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Assistant Jackson County Attorney Amanda Lassance has returned to work and is prosecuting drunk driving cases after having been involved in an alcohol-related incident during which police did not give her a sobriety test. 

Maquoketa’s new fireworks ordinance needs a bit more work and the public needs more education about it.

Recently, I had the privilege of traveling to Iowa State University with 11 Jackson County 4-H’ers for the State 4-H Conference. Some of the goals of conference are to make new friends, reconnect with old friends, be open to new experiences and, you guessed it… have fun. 

Jim Glass lives on 400th Avenue, “more famously known as the Droessler addition,” he told Jackson County supervisors July 9 as he asked for action to bring a public water source to the area.

The red bricks encasing a downtown building soon will bear a realistic mural to liven up downtown Maquoketa and events on the greenspace.

A Clinton man was charged with his third drunk-driving offense, plus multiple other offenses, following an accident that resulted in Assistant Jackson County Attorney Amanda Lassance being airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries April 12.

An Iowa playwright is looking for local “talent” for a production coming to Maquoketa in November. 

Army Maj. Jamie R. Clasen has graduated from the Command and General Staff Officers’ Course at the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The college is the Army’s senior tactical school.

Trees Forever recognizes Patti Hoffman of Preston with the Outstanding Volunteer Award. She received the award during the Iowa City Annual Celebration and Award Dinner on June 13 at the Celebration Farm, Iowa City.