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Starting Monday, avoid the intersection of Western Avenue and West Platt Street. 

Sitting on a wooden pew just inside the door, Connie Weirup still envisions the large cedar Christmas trees that flanked the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church in Andrew.

A new half-pipe and modified ramps beckon skating and biking enthusiasts to the Maquoketa Skatepark.

Fifteen people applied to be Maquoketa’s next city manager, according to the city’s search firm.

The Jackson County Economic Alliance hired a new economic development director last week.

Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) assemblies will begin next week, giving all Iowans an opportunity to share and discuss their visions for Iowa’s outdoor recreation, soil and water enhancement, historical resources and land management, and more.

The top five finalists have been selected for the 19th annual Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest, presented by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA).

Sometimes doing is better than seeing and there is a lot of doing that needs to be done. On Oct. 20 at 10 a.m., join Jackson County Conservation as we help out some of our rarest and most impaired habitats, the remnant prairie. Invasive and woody species threaten this rare ecosystem and the …

Sew Along Saturday with Town and Country Quilters will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, E. Quarry St., Maquoketa. 

Jason Patrick Ralston, 47, of Maquoketa, was charged with domestic abuse assault, first offense. 

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Maquoketa law enforcement dispatch received the following calls for service: 

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COVID-19 vaccination rates in Clinton and Jackson counties continue to edge up, as a new study from the University of Iowa showed that the virus is hitting rural communities much harder than metropolitan areas right now. 

Preston Country Store Inc. and Preston Country Store to Terry J. Feller and Jodi L. Feller, Preston Blk 27 Lot 9 and Lot 10 N. 7’

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The following accidents were reported to area law enforcement: 

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Gerald Franklin Baskin, 37, of Bellevue, was charged with domestic abuse assault, first offense. 

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Fall is a beautiful season in the prairie! Come learn and participate in Jackson County Conservation’s remnant hill prairie survey. Join naturalist Tony Vorwald on Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. as we document and learn about the native prairie plants found at Buzzard Ridge Wildlife Area’s remnant prai…

Every year between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Iowans on Medicare have the opportunity to choose the Medicare drug coverage they want for the next year and to decide if they want to get their Medicare health benefits from Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan.  

Fowl language crossed the lips of Maquoketa Public Safety Committee members last week. They and about a dozen Maquoketa residents quit walking on eggshells as they weighed whether to allow chickens to live within city limits.

The Clinton County Board of Supervisors engaged in a discussion Monday about how they might handle a federal mandate that would require employees who don’t provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to be tested weekly for the virus.

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The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H, according to Jackson County’s program director Brittany Moore.

The annual reunion of the Maquoketa Medical Center doctors and staff was held on Sept. 12, 2021. It has been 31 years since the office closed. Members were unable to meet last year due to Covid-19. 

The Baldwin Woman’s Club had their first meeting of the club year on Monday, Sept. 13. At the meeting, President Nancy Tabor recognized three members for their years of service, dedication to the club and community: Karen Beedle, 20 years; Judie Kleis, 25 years; and Mary Jo Fuller, 20 years.

Some public meetings continue to be held via videoconference. Please contact the entity holding the meeting to find out how you can participate.  

DES MOINES — Connor Becker of Maquoketa was awarded the $2,000 IFAA Don Greiman Excellence in Beef Participation Scholarship by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021.