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With the announcement from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) this morning, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has advised that all Iowa vaccine providers pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until more details are confirmed.

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Grove Street playground gets baseball-themed facelift

Brent Good has been interested in running for city government for a few years and had planned to put his name on the ballot this fall for a spot on the Maquoketa City Council.

Put on your thinking caps and polish your selfie skills to solve the clues in the second annual Great Maquoketa Scavenger Hunt.

Visitors to Maquoketa Caves State Park can fully explore the park’s caves starting April 15 after being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19 and winter bat hibernation. 

Maquoketa’s progress of its future visioning plan, incentive plans, and downtown redevelopment received praise last month.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Maquoketa Farmers Market, and market organizer Ted Strait wants to celebrate. However, a sizable celebration will have to wait.

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When Wisconsin first identified chronic wasting disease in its deer population almost 20 years ago, officials from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources held their breath, monitoring animals harvested near the states’ shared border for any signs of the neurological disease that is always fatal.

A Jackson County man claimed a lottery prize of more than $160,000. Gary Knief of Bellevue won an Extreme Green Progressive InstaPlay jackpot prize of $160,074. He purchased his winning ticket at Kalmes Store, 100 N. Main St. in St. Donatus and claimed his prize last week at the lottery’s Ce…

Spring is just around the corner. It’s time to check plant damage from the heavy snow and ice we experienced this winter. Granted some damage cannot be detected yet but it’s in best interest to keep tabs on your plantings.

• The Clinton Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted a virtual induction ceremony Tuesday, March 9, 2021.  Forty-four members were inducted into the CCC Alpha Theta Beta Chapter.

Genesis VNA/Jackson County Community Health at the Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa, announced the toenail/foot care clinics planned for 2021.

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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.  

Maquoketa law enforcement dispatch received the following calls for service (calls from the end of February did not run due to space and timeliness): 

The following accidents were reported to area law enforcement:

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A flurry of activity continues inside a downtown Maquoketa building despite it being closed to functions and exhibits due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

A love of learning attracted Gabrielle Recker to a career in education. She hopes to spark that love in Maquoketa students starting this fall as principal of Briggs Elementary School.

Calling the structure “dangerous,” Jackson County Supervisor Chairman Jack Willey recommended demolishing the wooden gazebo on the lawn to the south of the county courthouse off Second Street.

A new federal law went into effect on April 1 that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the ECOS link while operating on all federally navigable waterways. In Iowa, that means the four flood control reservoirs: Coralville, Rathbun, Red Rock an…

Easter lilies are the perfect symbol to mark not only the religious Easter services but the beginning of a most anticipated season, that of spring. The large white, trumpet shaped flowers bring a bit of spring fragrance into the home but can also be enjoyed outdoors later in the season.