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Despite a few public concerns, the Maquoketa City Council cleared the way for a Cedar Rapids developer to construct what will likely be a new grocery store in Maquoketa.

The number of housing rentals registered in Maquoketa decreased slightly from last year, as did the number of landlords.

As President Donald Trump traveled to Iowa for a political rally in Des Moines last Wednesday, the White House coronavirus task force was asking Iowans to avoid “crowds in public” and warning that it’s “critical” that Iowans step up their social distancing and use of face masks, the Iowa Cap…

The Eastern Iowa Mental Health Region, along with other mental health regions around the state, are seeking a delay in implementation of mandates in children’s mental health services that are scheduled to be completed by July 2021.

Earlier this summer, amid the commotion and concern over COVID-19, area residents were provided a refreshing and curious distraction in the form of a rambling black bear.

Buying a nine-passenger transport van may allay some difficulties until progress can be made on a new Jackson County Jail.

– This column was first published Sept. 6, 1995, after Betty Francis visited her hometown of Monmouth. She played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1949 until it folded in 1954. Francis died Jan. 30, 2016.

How do you best interact with people who suffer from dementia?  Sally Davies, community relations director at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa, answered that question and more for members of the Maquoketa Woman’s Club on Oct. 9.

Fulton Community Church will hold services on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Charlie Tharp will conduct the service. Matt Walker is the organist. There will be no luncheon following the service.

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:

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Iowa has jumped 15% in the past two weeks and the number of coronavirus-related deaths has risen even more, 32%, according to New York Times data. 

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Hundreds social distance to hear live bluegrass at Eden Valley

Jackson County’s insurance company wrote a $500,000 check to the estate of Drew Edwards last month, but no public vote on the matter was taken by the board of supervisors in what appears to be a violation of Iowa law, according to at least some public policy experts.

With sidewalks and entrances poured, the Maquoketa Dog Park is taking physical shape on the south side of the city.

Voters filled three of at least five spaces in the hallway of the Jackson County Courthouse one day last week as early in-person voting got under way Oct. 5. Jackson County Auditor Alisa Smith told the county supervisors that 60 people voted in the courthouse Oct. 5. “It went incredibly well…

Politicians converged on Jackson Manufacturing last week, touring the Maquoketa company that uses thermoplastic injection molding to produce adjustment and control knobs, custom parts, and components for assembly. Shown are, from left, Mary Rupp of Jackson Manufacturing, Iowa Rep. Ashley Hin…

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing. 

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The following accidents were reported to area law enforcement: