Lowell and Barb Schroeder of Maquoketa celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 26, 2020.
Spring is just around the corner. It’s time to check plant damage from the heavy snow and ice we experienced this winter. Granted some damage cannot be detected yet but it’s in best interest to keep tabs on your plantings.
“Growing up in a large family, we learned quickly how to cook and bake,” said sisters Nora Sheehan of rural Bellevue and Mary Koos of rural St. Donatus.
The Maquoketa Garden Club will hold the monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 20, beginning at 1 p.m. at Pearson Memorial Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa.
• The Clinton Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted a virtual induction ceremony Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Forty-four members were inducted into the CCC Alpha Theta Beta Chapter.
Easter lilies are the perfect symbol to mark not only the religious Easter services but the beginning of a most anticipated season, that of spring. The large white, trumpet shaped flowers bring a bit of spring fragrance into the home but can also be enjoyed outdoors later in the season.
The members of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Organization in Jackson County said they are excited with the number of books that have been provided throughout the county.
Sacred Heart Church in Maquoketa and St. Joseph’s Church in Preston celebrated the sacrament of confirmation on March 24 in Preston. The 2021 confirmation class included first row from left, Emily Kloft, Grace Wing, Maddie Gehl, Kasey Coakley, Caide Steffen and Carson Cornelius. In the secon…
Have you ever wanted to learn what wildflowers bloom in the spring? Here is your opportunity to learn what spring wildflowers you can see here in the woods in Jackson County from the comfort of your own home before you go out and search the woods.
Maquoketa Optimist Club purchased a new chair from Furniture and Mattress Line in Maquoketa for Andrew Little Leaders to be used in the baby room. The chair will be used to feed, rock, and to cuddle with the babies. Pictured from the left, Little Leaders Staff Riley Waack, Kate Krabbenhoft, …
Mark Bormann, left, of Preston, and Kevin Holdgrafer of Spragueville claimed a jackpot prize of $61,795. The two Jackson County friends split a Jackpot Party Progressive InstaPlay prize from a ticket they bought in Davenport. They claimed their prize at the lottery’s Cedar Rapids regional office.
Since the winter seems exceptionally long and it’s been very distressing with the pandemic and the political picture, I suggest you do what I have been doing – turn off the TV and get a good book or seed catalog to read while sipping a cup of mint tea. Since mint is a calming, relaxing herb,…
Modern conservation efforts have been spearheaded by voices and work from those in all walks of life. Time will be spent learning more about some of the women whose dedication and perseverance has shaped and will continue to change striving to protect the environment.
Maquoketa Brewing will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, March 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the taproom located at 110 S. Main, Maquoketa.
The Maquoketa Lions Club and the Maquoketa Optimist Club went together to purchase a pair of shoes and a package of socks for each child in the Headstart program. Pictured, from the left, Ray Leblanc from the Maquoketa Lions Club, Headstart kids, and Kate Krabbenhoft from the Maquoketa Optim…
Learn about Jackson County’s prairie heritage. On Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. virtually join Jackson County Conservation Naturalist Tony Vorwald as we discuss tall grass prairies in Jackson County Iowa.
Owls live all around us, but as nocturnal animals, they aren’t often seen. Join Naturalist Jeny Meyer Friday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Maquoketa Caves State Park, Lower Shelter, to participate in the evening outing.
The Jackson County Regional Health Center Auxiliary Melba Kunde Scholarship Committee is offering scholarship to students in the Jackson County Regional Health Center service area, who are pursuing health-related professions career, and are second, third or fourth year students, having succe…