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What lives only eight months, migrates over 2,000 miles, and spends the winter in Mexico?  It’s the monarch butterfly. Join Jackson County Conservation naturalists in learning about the monarch’s journey south every Saturday in September. The 7, 14, 21, and 28, at 1 p.m. at the Hurstville In…

Billy and Karen (Barker) Garien of Maquoketa are going to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 17, 1969, at the Maquoketa United Church of Christ. A family dinner is being planned for the occasion.

The Jackson County Retired School Personnel met on Friday, Aug. 2, at the St. Mark’s Fellowship Hall in Maquoketa at noon. A delicious lunch was served by the Episcopal Church members and the program was by Randy Meier who works with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office to help seniors fight crime.

Maquoketa’s Peace Pipe Players Community Theatre has awarded this year’s $500 performing arts scholarship to Daniel Koos, a senior at Marquette Catholic High School in Bellevue. He is the son of Randy and Julie Koos, and will be attending St. Ambrose University this fall.