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Not surprisingly, much of the national attention on the recently passed $2.2 trillion stimulus package has focused on direct payments that will be made to most Americans. A $349 billion loan forgiveness program created in the bill, however, could have significant impacts for small businesses…

Communicating with loved ones, especially those in assisted living or nursing homes, remains crucial but is increasingly more difficult through this coronavirus pandemic. And sometimes, advanced technology isn’t an option. Alice McAllister and her daughter, Mary McAllister, both of Maquoketa…

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White gown of her dreams? Check.

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In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, low-income families and seniors on fixed incomes are experiencing food insecurity and struggles with housing, child care and transportation costs. 

The glimmer of success glows brighter for Will Cornelius, Dean Engel, Skott Gent and the rest of the Together We Build committee. 

Jackson County voters will go to the polls June 2 during the Iowa Primary to decide who will on the ballot in the November general election.

Blake Richard Rossmann, 35, of 700-60 Pershing Road, Maquoketa, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense, and first-offense possession of a controlled substance, marijuana.

Maquoketa law enforcement dispatch received the following calls for service:

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Medical Associates of Maquoketa PC is changing its office hours as of Wednesday, March 31 as follows: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. is for well patients only; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is for sick and well patients; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. is for telehealth visits. On Saturday, April 4, the main clinic will be clo…

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Laughter and music resounded from the stage and the seats at Ohnward Fine Arts Center as the Clauson Family Music Show entertained an audience of less than 250 people — the most permitted to gather in a public space at one time.

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As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part V, the final installment of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, s…

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As part of our UpBeat articles for people enjoy while they are homebound, Alberta Ervin, pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa, shares some thoughts on why laughter is the best medicine. Enjoy!

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As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part IV of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise th…

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Various officials representing health care, emergency management, schools, businesses, long-term care, and others met via teleconference to discuss questions and concerns about COVID-19-related topics.

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The House on Friday passed a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill. President Trump is expected to sign it quickly, according to news sources. The legislation was passed unanimously by the Senate on Wednesday and provides relief for workers and businesses that have been devastated b…

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Due to newly-released USDA guidance, caregivers may pick up meals for children at Grab & Go meal sites, effective immediately. USDA recognizes that in this public health emergency, continuing to require children to come to the meal site to pick up meals may not be practical and in keepin…

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A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Clinton County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), one individual in the age range from 41-60 is self-isolating at home.Clinton County Emergency Management Coordinator Chance Kness said the hometown of the si…

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The Jackson County Regional Health Center blood drive on March 31st has been MOVED to The Timber Center from 1:00-5:30pm. To ensure social distancing, we are taking **APPOINTMENTS ONLY** and no walk ins.

FSA Makes Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation and Safety Net Programs to Make it Easier for Customers to Conduct Business

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If you want to see a doctor but do not want to come into the office during this pandemic please call our Maquoketa location at 563-652-5145 and ask about a televisit.  This is a HIPAA compliant platform. Patients who are using this service seem to really appreciate it.  A televisit requires …