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The public has the chance to order engraves memorial stones for the new memorial walls at the Jackson County Veterans Memorial Park, 116 E. Jefferson St., Maquoketa.

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A majority of Jackson County residents visiting public places, such as retail establishments and grocery stores, are not wearing face masks, one of the key recommendations medical experts have advised to help prevent localized outbreaks of COVID-19. 

Steve Morehead (blue shirt) and team members from Circle M Auctions transport their taxidermied cargo down the thoroughfares of Maquoketa as they prepare for the annual Whitetail Classic sport show and auction this weekend. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event — normally held in March — w…

Jackson County Engineer Clark Schloz was fired effective June 30 after the county Board of Supervisors voted not to renew his contract.

Jackson County primary election results will be posted on maqnews.com as soon as they are available Tuesday night. 

The torch has been passed on at a longtime Bellevue business as Dale and Marilyn Junk, owners of Tri-State Buildings Corp., have sold their company to longtime employee and company foreman Frank Reisen.

As the national death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced last week that casinos, racetracks and outdoor concert venues could reopen June 1 after being shuttered for weeks.

May was National Historic Preservation Month and the Jackson County Board of Supervisors has once again proclaimed that May 2020 is Historic Preservation Month in Jackson County.  

Clinton Mayor Scott Maddasion issued a curfew order for the city beginning Monday night as a preventative measure. The mayor’s order came a day after protests in the Quad Cities turned violent.

Scavengers return to Maquoketa this month. But instead of racing to solve clues in the fastest time, they’ll be hunting clues to rack up the most points.

An emailed letter written by Eastern Iowa Mental Health and Disabilities Services Region board members Jeff Sorensen, of Muscatine County, and Jim Irwin, of Clinton County, detailed several changes the two board members would like to see within the region. 

The Maquoketa Community School District’s revenues totaled more than $21.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2019, a 4.49% increase from the prior year. Increased revenue from property tax and local donations were the largest contributors to the increase in total revenue.

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. 

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the June Agricultural Survey. The agency will contact producers nationwide to determine crop acreage and stock levels as of June 1. 

 The Delaware Dubuque Jackson County RTA and the Jackson County Board of Supervisors are partnering to offer reduced transportation rates for Jackson County residents.

• Clinton Community College hosted an induction ceremony of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on March 10.

Maquoketa law enforcement dispatch received the following calls for service:

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Effective Tuesday, June 2, the Jackson County Courthouse, Penrose Annex and Hurstville Interpretive Center will re-open to the public. Until further notice, the Courthouse and Penrose Annex Office hours will be 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; the Hurstville Interpretive Center 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., …

Eastern Iowa farmers can apply for federal COVID-19 aid through their local Farm Service Agency (FSA). While the offices are open by phone appointment only, FSA will be working with producers by phone and using email and online tools to process applications. 

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Iowa’s primary election will go on next week, both in-person and by absentee ballot.

Rowan Meyer, 8, left, and brother Cormac Meyer, 5, gladly practice their social distancing skills while romping at Lytle Creek Wildlife Area about 9 miles from Maquoketa. They were enjoying the flood bend maples along the creek, which made stairwells to castles and dragon necks to slay.

The Maquoketa Community School District’s revenues totaled more than $21.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2019, a 4.49% increase from the prior year. Increased revenue from property tax and local donations were the largest contributors to the increase in total revenue.