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• DUBUQUE – Clarke University has announced the Fall 2021 semester dean’s list.

Blayne and Judy Keeney, of DeWitt, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 22, from 2-5 p.m., at the DeWitt Community Center, located at 512 10th St., DeWitt.

In conjunction with its annual Eddy Awards, River Action is offering Eddy Scholarships to students with a commitment to environmental interests. These scholarships are funded by a grant from the Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation.

• CEDAR RAPIDS – Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean’s List for the summer 2021 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college. Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction include:

The Jackson County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce they will be sponsoring another round of community improvement grants this year. Each application will be screened by a committee and grant awards will be made public in March.

On Monday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. CT join wildlife biologist Toni Proescholdt and Jackson County Conservation to learn about Toni’s work and experiences studying the behavioral ecology of bighorn sheep in Montana. 

WAVERLY – The Wartburg College chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma first-year honor society recently inducted 36 new members.Area students inducted include: Gavin Foust-Wollenberg of Bernard, Chloe Swanson of Maquoketa. Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest freshman honor society. A student must …

Maquoketa Care Center was recognized as a 2020 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association. The 2020 award presentation and recognition ceremony, which was held in Washington, D.C., was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and res…

After a season and a half of travelogues interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the DeWitt Noon Lions Club has lined up a stellar 2022 series for its 53rd season. Armchair travelers can journey to 11 destinations around the world during the travel season that begins Jan. 11 and continues ever…

On Oct. 18, Andrew Little Leaders Daycare had a successful fundraiser at the Maquoketa Dairy Queen. Pictured from left are Kate Krabbenhoft from Little Leaders, Doug Biehl from Dairy Queen, and Isabel Krabbenhoft from Little Leaders.

Members of the Miles Consolidated School Class of 1952 met in October at the Pizza Ranch in Clinton for their 69th class reunion. Attending, front row from the left, are Bethel Tarr, Joan Daniels, Carol Christiansen, Myrna Miller and Dianne Snyder. In back row are Lester Moeller, Harlan Marx…

IOWA CITY – This fall, the University of Iowa welcomed the most academically accomplished class in its history for the fifth year in a row. 

Court St. Raphael Catholic Daughters of the America’s in Maquoketa welcomed new member Mary Ann McLaughlin to their organization on Oct. 5. Shown are, first row from left, Viola Kilburg, Mary Clark, Mary Ann McLaughlin, Mary Hintz and Mary Ellen Kirk. In the second row are Janet Saunders, Ma…

2021 season is up and running! The computerized light show is synchronized to music broadcast on 91.3 FM, and located at 308 Main St., Delmar. Show runs from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. nightly. 

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program Board held their quarterly meeting at the Krabbenhoft Public Library in Sabula. There is a lot of planning, fundraising and grant writing that goes with their roles on the board as almost 700 children birth to 5 years of age receive books each mon…

Even though Turkey Day has been enjoyed by many, some families are still celebrating the fall harvest. Here’s a little history about America’s one true American holiday. 

Karen Hansen, left, presents a king sized quilt to Jeni Joos, winner of the Year of the Woman quilt which was given away at the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting and Travelogue recently. The quilt, handmade by Karen, was to be given to a person who had attended any of the Year of the Wom…

Ted Maze of Maquoketa will celebrate his 90th birthday with an event Sunday, Nov. 28. In honor of his birthday, the public is invited to an open house and card shower event at the Timber Event Center from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28.

Fulton Community Church received a 2021 “Keep Iowa Beautiful” award of 6 gallons of Diamond Vogel exterior paint. The east and south sides of the church were power washed and painted by Kyle Reuter. The project not only enhanced the looks of the church but will help prevent decay and maintai…

• University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, awarded degrees to spring graduates. 

The Delmar Class of 1946 recently met for its 75th class reunion. The two graduates, Carl Machande and Ingwer Carstensen, reminisced about their high school days and the nine classmates who are no longer living. The class originally had two females and nine males.

Squash is a many splendored food. Unlike other vegetables, it’s available almost year round. There are two varieties: summer squash and winter squash. Squash comes in a rainbow of colors, from earth tones to deep green to pale blue. There are over 1000 different varieties of squash, world wide.