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As children, siblings Jim and Kathy Merrick didn’t even know that their father, Jim Merrick, was a track star. He simply never talked about it.

Jack Broman accepted the 2019 Hall of Fame plaque for his father, the late Dr. John Broman, and spoke about his father’s example of exemplary sportsmanship.

Charles and Dolores Reistroffer of Maquoketa will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, with an open house from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Oakland Mill, Hwy. 64 east of Maquoketa. It has been requested no gifts, please.

The Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week will be held Sept. 15-21 in conjunction with the National Farm Safety and Health Week. This year’s national theme is “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear.”

Building a new campground area at Prairie Creek Recreation Area in Maquoketa returns to the spotlight next week during a special public-input meeting.

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A steel structure at Bullock’s Ag Service in LaMotte blew down during a heavy storm in the early morning hours of Sept. 10. Several trees fell in the LaMotte area, as well as throughout Jackson County.

Bill and Bonnie Schwenker walk past Jackson County Regional Health Center every morning. The route is routine, and the conversation flows. But one morning a few months ago, the husband surprised his wife.

Lisa Gottschalk followed a longtime dream to test her wheel of fortune.

Steve Siemens, “the people builder,” visited with us, the faculty and staff of Sacred Heart School, prior to the start of the new school year. He delighted us with numerous jokes and anecdotes about life and then reminded us of a common phrase that many people live by, Murphy’s Law: “Nothing…