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Leighton Hepker, whose deep voice was heard over the KMAQ airwaves for 44 years, died Friday, Jan. 11, after a lengthy battle with a rare blood disease.

Rural economic development, education, bottle bill reform and health care reform topped the list of priorities of Jackson and Clinton county legislators as they departed for Des Moines Monday. 

Registration began for Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2019 annual conference, “Cultivating Connections,” which will take place Jan. 17-19 at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. 

New rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show at Andrew School Gymnasium in Andrew on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. It’s basketball played on real, live donkeys and it will be wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus. All the players are local peopl…

The Maquoketa City Council took a step toward applying for a grant to convert upper-story downtown Maquoketa real estate into apartments Monday night after a robust discussion.

New designers for a possible Jackson County Jail will look at multiple locations, including the current hospital site and  the county farm between Andrew and LaMotte. 

Jackson County Area Tourism Association Director Julie Bainbridge is paid to staff the welcome center just outside of Sabula, Thursdays through Sundays through the busy season.