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In response to a national push to further expand the COVID-19 vaccine to older adults, Iowa is now including people 65 and older in the Phase 1B round of vaccinations set to begin Feb. 1, the Iowa Department of Health announced today. Previously, the age limit was 75 and older.

A Clinton County sheriff’s sergeant and a woman suffered gunshot wounds during an incident Friday afternoon in rural Charlotte. 

Three Maquoketa Middle School students and one Midland High School student earned honors for their submissions in a Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest.

As of Friday, almost 1,500 residents of Clinton County and 600 residents of Jackson County had received their first round of COVID-19 vaccinations, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. 

Area voters will see a $40 million bond referendum to add career and technical training opportunities for students of all ages on the ballot March 2.

After some earlier reservations, Jackson County’s supervisors last week agreed to accept a subordinate position as a lender to a Maquoketa manufacturer as part of the company’s refinancing plan.

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque is partnering with the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) to offer this free virtual workshop for nonprofit professionals on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m.

People in and around the agriculture and conservation industries have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge during a variety of seminars and events around the state of Iowa.

• Thirty-three Morningside College students graduated with bachelor’s degrees and 78 students earned graduate degrees in December 2020.

Meetings will be held via teleconference or videoconference until further notice. Please contact the entity holding the meeting to find out how you can participate.  

Brenda Kay Klemme, 41, of Maquoketa, received a deferred judgment after pleading guilty to operating while under the influence, first offense. She was fined $625, was placed on unsupervised probation for two years, must complete a substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment, and…

• A Lost Nation man was cited for failing to maintain control of his vehicle following a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 4:26 p.m. Dec. 28 at 190th Street and 230th Avenue in Clinton County.

Maquoketa law enforcement dispatch received the following calls for service:

New Jackson County Sheriff Brent Kilburg said ensuring all citizens are treated equally and fairly under the law will be a top priority for his department. 

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“Cool!” Penny Pape exclaims as she snuggles into a plush chair in front of the fireplace at Maquoketa Public Library.

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Clinton and Jackson counties received enough doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the first round of distributions to cover all area frontline healthcare workers and residents in longterm care facilities. Now, public health officials are planning for the next round of shots, which will g…

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The Maquoketa Community School District will partner with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and other school districts to offer more technical training opportunities to district students.

Maquoketa High School’s all-state music excellence remains strong despite a year of changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The community of Preston celebrated its 150th anniversary last year. The town got its start in 1870, following construction of the railroad through the territory. 

Jackson County soon may have a new county zoning administrator who also has experience with geographic information systems.

Do you have what it takes to be a babysitter? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering basic babysitting courses from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 in the community room of the Jackson County Courthouse in Maquoketa. The sessions are limited to 12 youth per class.

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Maquoketa residents now have an online option to make payments and obtain forms. Various forms and applications can be found on our website at www.maquoketaia.com under the “Download Center” page. Completed forms can be put in the water/sewer drop box or e-mailed to csecretary@maquoketaia.com.