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In celebration of the 10-year anniversary on July 20, the Maquoketa Farmer’s Market thanks those who have supported and participated in the market for the entire duration. 

Upper Iowa University has announced the dean’s list for the 2021 spring semester. 

Summer vacation is a good time for baking or cooking with your children. It isn’t always easy, but it is the memories in the kitchen that is really worth all of those sticky, chewy, messy and gooey treats that the kids enjoy making!

• PEORIA, IL – Conner Schnoor of Maquoketa is one of 1800 students who was named to Bradley Univeristy’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester. 

Keeney Reunion at Bellevue State Park

• MILWAUKEE - This past spring, Caroline White of LaMotte graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

• The GFWC/Iowa Federation of Women’s Clubs has awarded two scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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A chilly breeze didn’t keep 26 members of the Maquoketa Woman’s Club from enjoying a picnic at Fifth Ward Park catered by Tri-M Barbecue. Before the meeting was over, a car was filled to bursting with pillows, bedding and cash donations for Sleep in Heavenly Peace of Jackson County.

What’s the only fruit with seeds on the outside of it? It’s that delicious, healthy, red fruit called strawberries! Each strawberry is estimated to have an average of 200 seeds.

I’ve been working with my house plants lately. Some I’m tired of looking at so I set them outside on a protected bench. They are in need of nature’s rain water and more spring light. However, I’m not quite ready to plop them in the ground yet. I’ll wait a little longer for warmer weather and…

After a one-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the annual Keeney Reunion is back on the third Sunday of July, as has been the case for many years. Family members and relatives are asked to jot the reunion down on their calendars for future reference.

The Optimist Club of Maquoketa held its annual Respect For Law banquet at the Eagles Club on Thursday, May 20, with a social and dinner. 

• The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 75 has awarded two $200 scholarships. This year’s recipients were Alana Barker and Kyler Beidler.

The Maquoketa Garden Club met May 18. Roger Hansen presented a program on growing nutritious micro greens. The club meets the third Tuesday of the month at Pearson Memorial Center, fairgrounds, Maquoketa. Visitors and prospective new members are welcome to attend.

Have you enjoyed all the “lawn daisies” this spring? The life cycle of the dandelion is starting to wane. The plant is probably the most hated wildflower or the most loved. Some folks regard them as weeds and others savor them for health and culinary purposes.

Summer is here and so is some of the best song bird viewing of the season! Jackson County Conservation is hosting a Building Better Birders Workshop where bird watchers, “birders,” will learn about warblers, sparrows, tanagers, grosbeaks, and buntings native to Iowa. 

Genesis VNA/Jackson County Community Health at the Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa, announced the 2021 dates of the child immunization clinics.

With the last few spring showers that have occurred lately, rhubarb plants have flourished beyond belief. I was checking mine the other day and the plants were telling me it’s time for the creation of rhubarb pies. 

Shealin Wiemann of Maquoketa is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

The Iowa State Fair is seeking entries for the 2021 Way We Live Award. The award recognizes outstanding farm families and will reward six Iowa families who exemplify hard working farm values and a love for the occupation of farming. 

The Coronado Car Club of Maquoketa is pleased to announce the recipient of its 7th annual scholarship award. Austin Barnes will receive a $1,000 award to continue his education at Kirkwood Community College, and will be pursuing the field of Automotive Technology.

WEST DES MOINES - The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation is offering 75 scholarships, totaling $167,500 to help individuals interested in pursuing or advancing their career in long-term care. Scholarship opportunities are available for current long-term care employees, veterans a…

A Jackson County Senior Roundtable Drive-thru Senior Expo will be held Tuesday, May 25, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area, 1215 E. Summit St., Maquoketa.