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For many Iowans on Medicare and their caretakers, Medicare plans can be confusing. Choosing the wrong plan can lead to your provider no longer being in-network, your prescriptions costing hundreds of dollars more or travel plans ruined due to out-of-state network gaps in your medical coverage.

The Maquoketa Woman’s Club is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Jackson County who plans to attend college in the fall of 2020. 

Saint Patrick was called “Apostle of Ireland.” His birthplace is uncertain but probably was in Southwestern Britain. At 16 years of age, he was carried off by Irish marauders and passed his captivity years as a herdsman near Mountain Slemish in County Antrim. The young herdsman saw visions i…

Drake announces dean’s and president’s list

Winter salt, in large quantities, can be bad for plant health. Now that the ice and snow have almost melted, damage to plants in the line of fire for salt can be determined. It’s actually difficult to determine if the symptoms, such as tip burn, delayed flowering and poor shoot growth, are a…

Seeds are a satisfying and thrifty alternative to purchasing flower and vegetable transplants each spring. Starting seeds indoors gives the gardener control over crop timing as well as a greater selection of varieties including heirlooms. Heirlooms are not always available as transplants in …

Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, has released its dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester. 

This nation has just finished celebrating our first president’s birthday. For those of you that don’t know, George Washington was a hard-working gardener and farmer as well as an outstanding military man. In many instances, he was ahead of his time when it came to agriculture.

On Feb. 14, seventeen members and a guest of the Maquoketa Woman’s Club met at the United Church of Christ.  The Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collect were recited. Treasurer and secretary reports were read. 

Maquoketa’s Peace Pipe Players Community Theatre has announced that they are now accepting applications for their $500 performing arts scholarship to be awarded to a single student in our area who has been involved in theatre, speech, dance, or music.

The University of Dubuque congratulates the students on being appointed to the Fall Semester 2019 academic dean's list.

Fulton Community Church will hold services Sunday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. 

Kyle and Dixie Sandlin of Cedar Rapids are the parents of a daughter, Eleanor Grace Sandlin, born Sept. 22, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Diana Davison is the 2020 Iowa Teen Miss United States Agriculture Queen. She will represent Iowa at the national

LaVera “Bunny” Luskey of DeWitt, and formerly of Charlotte, will celebrate her 90th birthday from 1–3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at CC’s Supper Club, located at Springbrook Golf Course, DeWitt. Friends and family are invited to help Bunny celebrate this exciting day. Gifts are not necessary.