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Ronald Lee Wagner was 1 year old on Jan. 5, 2021. His parents are Christopher and Kristie Wagner of Menomee Falls, Wisconsin. 

Helping children read on grade-level by third grade is the mission of Jackson County Grade Level Reading Campaign according to Joanne Evans, director of the local GLR.

• Thirty-three Morningside College students graduated with bachelor’s degrees and 78 students earned graduate degrees in December 2020.

Karrie Fischer and Joseph Heister exchanged wedding vows Aug. 8, 2020, at Assumption Church in Zwingle. Gary Kilburg, uncle of the groom, officiated at the ceremony.

Andre Bunyon of Maquoketa lays in the man cave he carved out of the more than 11 inches of snow that fell on Maquoketa Dec. 29-30. He is the son of Roger and Denise Bunyon.

Maquoketa Care Center earned the 2020 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association (AHCA)/National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), the leading association for long-term and post-acute care.

• AMES - This fall, 2,001 students earned degrees from Iowa State University. The graduates were recognized in a virtual ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Linda Comstock of Lucas County, Kaleb Marshall of Jackson County and Emily Doyle of Tama County have been named Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) 2020 membership toppers. 

The Iowa DNR and Travel Iowa invite Iowans to participate in the 2021 First Day Hike Challenge to ring in the New Year through the digital State Park Passport.  The challenge takes the place of traditional guided hikes due to COVID-19. 

Jenna Olson and Jesse Spain exchanged wedding vows June 20, 2020. The ceremony was held at their home north of Welton.

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

The Delmar Lions Club collected two vans filled with food and more than $900 during a food drive held Dec. 5 in Delmar. The donations benefit the Lost Nation Food Pantry, which serves Delmar and the surrounding area.

The Optimist Club of Maquoketa purchased and donated 108 items for the Maquoketa Sentinel-Press Mitten Tree this year to help keep kids warm throughout the county. The club purchased hats, gloves, outfits for kids, slippers, hat and glove sets. Optimist Club of Maquoketa member Kate Krabbenh…

Pounds of butter, pounds of flour and sugar, dozens of eggs, bags of chocolate chips, bags of pecans and more. Yes, it’s the holiday season once again! Start making out that grocery list so you can begin all that holiday baking.

Members of Sacred Heart Church, Maquoketa, held a baby shower on Nov. 3, 2020. The members brought items for babies 0-1 year of age, which have been donated to Operation New View. These items are donated to needy children in our county.

The New Year is just around the corner and that means new possibilities! At Eastern Iowa Community Colleges we offer students a number of options, from career/technical training leading directly to high-demand jobs to Associate’s Degrees with seamless transfer to four-year colleges and unive…

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Sammy was in for one-on-one prayers with the residents on Sunday morning. Conversation and company was offered throughout the day.  

Alex Hinerichsen of Preston has been accepted for enrollment in the Bachelor of Science/General Science program for the fall 2020 trimester at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport.

Twenty-one members of the Maquoketa Woman’s Club practiced “chair exercises” with YMCA fitness instructor Ruth Eltrich during their Zoom meeting on Nov. 13.  Eltrich demonstrated ways to stretch, build strength and improve cardiovascular health in the confines of one’s own home.  She shared …