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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces its dean’s list, honoring those full-time students who earned high honors in the spring 2020 semester.

Jaimaca and Matt Rayburn of Maquoketa and children Rhiot, 6, and Brooklyn, 3, have kept busy this summer in their backyard garden.

• Dallas Menke of Grand Mound has been named to the spring 2020 trimester Dean’s List at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Main campus in Davenport.

The Farmers Market will be open every Tuesdays from 4-6:30 p.m. through Oct. 13 at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center parking lot, located on East Platt St., Maquoketa. 

Roses are popular garden plants that provide season-long beauty. Various varieties of roses are now in bloom. Their many colors – red, pink, white, yellow, orange, burgundy, purple – grace many landscapes while their fragrances can add a whole new dimension in the area.

The modified 71st annual Hankemeier family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 2. Family members do not want the annual event disrupted, so they created a new plan for 2020 — a road trip! 

nMore than 7,500 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2020 semester.

“Weeds are just flowers in the wrong place.” “Weeds are in the eyes of the beholder.” I bet all of us at one time or another have heard these two quotations or facsimiles.

• Clarke University, Dubuque, has announced the names of students named on the spring 2020 semester dean’s list. 

More than 12,500 Iowa State University, Ames, students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2020 dean’s list. 

George Bronson of Baldwin, son of Jace Bronson and Kendra Branham, will celebrate his first birthday on July 21, 2020, with a family gathering to enjoy grilled food, birthday cake and splashing in the pool.

• Claire Sybesma from Maquoketa graduated with a bachelor of science degree, while majoring in health science, from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, in May.

The Eugenia Washington Traveling Tray Award for Service to America has been awarded to the Lawrence Van Hook Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Maquoketa, by the Iowa Society Daughters of the American Revolution. During 2019, the chapter recorded 130.26 hours per chapter …

• Caroline White of LaMotte has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

• Amy Wirth of Maquoketa graduated Summa Cum Laude, receiving her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Allen College, Waterloo.

Ardo “Rocky” and Kathy Junk of Dubuque celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 13, 2020.  Ardo Junk and Kathy Michel were married on June 13, 1970, at Assumption Catholic Church in Zwingle.

• Clinton Community College hosted an induction ceremony of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on March 10.