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Classmates from Andrew High School, sixty years after graduating in 1961, came together recently at Kalmes Restaurant, Saint Donatus, for a catered dinner. Classmates returning for the gathering included, seated left to right: Sandra Milder Ritmer, Verla Borman Beck, Margie Livamaa Knebel, C…

Archery, fishing, kayaking, and shooting sports will be happening at the annual Youth Outdoor Skills Day in Jackson County! Jackson County Conservation will be hosting the fun-filled event on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Hurstville Fishing Pond from 1-4 p.m.

Sometimes doing is better than seeing and there is a lot of doing that needs to be done. On Oct. 20 at 10 a.m., join Jackson County Conservation as we help out some of our rarest and most impaired habitats, the remnant prairie. Invasive and woody species threaten this rare ecosystem and the …

Sew Along Saturday with Town and Country Quilters will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, E. Quarry St., Maquoketa. 

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The 291st Farmers Creek Sunday School Convention will be held Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at the Fulton Community Church, located north of Maquoketa off Highway 61.

The annual reunion of the Maquoketa Medical Center doctors and staff was held on Sept. 12, 2021. It has been 31 years since the office closed. Members were unable to meet last year due to Covid-19. 

The Baldwin Woman’s Club had their first meeting of the club year on Monday, Sept. 13. At the meeting, President Nancy Tabor recognized three members for their years of service, dedication to the club and community: Karen Beedle, 20 years; Judie Kleis, 25 years; and Mary Jo Fuller, 20 years.

DES MOINES — Connor Becker of Maquoketa was awarded the $2,000 IFAA Don Greiman Excellence in Beef Participation Scholarship by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. 

Observe planets and deep-sky objects in the night sky on Friday, Oct. 1, while learning more about astronomy. All are welcome to attend this event to be held at Hidden Bluff Farms, 19502 159th Ave., Zwingle, beginning at 7 p.m.

The Maquoketa Woman’s Club opened their 126th year as a GFWC Club on Sept. 10, in the home of Mary Melvold. Enjoying a sack lunch on the patio and deck, 18 members discussed recycling rules in Maquoketa and Jackson County. 

Sometimes doing is better than seeing and there is a lot of doing that needs to be done. On Sept. 22 at 10 a.m., join Jackson County Conservation as we help out some of our rarest and most impaired habitats, the remnant prairie. 

Sew Along Saturday will be hosted by Town and Country Quilters, and is planned for Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Senior Center in Maquoketa. 

The Delwood Class of 1970 celebrated their 50th class reunion one year late due to COVID-19. On Aug. 20, 2021, graduates met at Cedar Ridge Winery in Swisher to celebrate. Front row, from left: Vicki Wing (Bartels), Mary Fey (Schneden), Linda Nudd (O’Brien), Marilyn Foster (Sellnau), Barb Ki…

Cabbage is as nutritionally rich as it is versatile. Cabbage has a surprising amount of vitamin C, so much so, it was used to ward off scurvy among German soldiers in World War I and II. It’s high in vitamin B2 which plays a key role in the metabolism of fats. In other words, cabbage is a fo…

The Ecumenical Jackson County School Supplies project collected school supply donations for the 2021-2022 school year. The Maquoketa Optimist Club purchased a bunch of school supplies to be donated to children in need of them for the school year. Optimists donated hundreds of pens in red, bl…

Zucchini is one of the easiest vegetables to grow from seed. It can be used in endless ways - pancakes, pickles, dips, soups, stir fry, casseroles, quick bread, cakes, quiches, cobblers, cookies, brownies - the list is endless.

CLINTON – Clinton Community College has announced the Summer 2021 Deans’ List.

Tod and Jennifer Nims of Delmar will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception Saturday, Aug. 21, from 5 – 9 p.m. at Tony Sacco’s in Eldridge. Family and friends are invited to attend. It is requested no gifts, please.

The Town and Country Quilters welcomed nine new members to the club at their monthly meeting on Aug. 2. By joining during the fair, they were able to get 17 months of membership for a reduced rate, plus each was entered into a drawing for one of three gift baskets loaded with quilting goodies. 

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The Maquoketa Optimist Club held a fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Maquoketa Dairy Queen. A portion of the proceeds was given to the Optimist Club. Pictured, left to right, Kate Krabbenhoft and Carol Hammill picked up the check.

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

• The 30th Annual Leadership Award Ceremony was recently held on the UW-Platteville Campus. Grace Trenkamp, daughter of Lavern and Jann Trenkamp of Preston, was one of five nominees and the winner of the University Women’s Council Student Woman of the Year Award.