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Fulton Community Church will hold services on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Charlie Tharp will conduct the service. Matt Walker is the organist. There will be no luncheon following the service.

Apple season is here and that means only one thing — life is about to get crunchier, juicier and sweeter! Apples and autumn are as destined a match as cider and cinnamon!

The Hurstville Interpretive Center is going solar and we want you to join us! Friends of Jackson County Conservation is hosting a virtual solar event, Journey to the Sun, on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 7 - 8 p.m. 

The Class of 2024 at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, is composed of 4,530 students, 456 fewer than last year. A decrease in enrollment was anticipated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fall is a great time to explore the prairie and it is also the time for seeds. Fall is when many prairie plants are ready to start dropping their seeds. Join a Jackson County Conservation Naturalist at the Hurstville Interpretive Center and explore the Hurstville Prairie on Oct. 2, as we lea…

• Anders Frieberg of Bellevue is one of more than 40 current students at the University of Iowa who are helping to shape the future of the UI by serving on one of 18 charter committees that advise institutional leadership on topics ranging from diversity and teaching to research and intercol…

June Gentry Till, daughter of Chad and Ashley Till of Nashville, Tennessee, celebrated her first birthday on Aug. 27, 2020.

Have you ever wanted to become a bird watcher but do not know where to start? Well here is your chance! On Sept. 17, Jackson County Conservation is hosting a Building Better Birders Workshop where beginning bird watchers, “birders,” will learn about the bird species of Iowa and have a chance…

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On Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. join Ray Hamilton and Jackson County Conservation for a guided walk through remnant and reconstructed prairie. 

Winter squash can be enjoyed for months when the fruit are properly harvested, cured and stored. Horticulture experts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide answers to frequent questions on all aspects of horticulture, including questions on winter crops.

Onions are a staple in the kitchen. If properly harvested, cured and stored, homegrown onions can be enjoyed through much of fall and winter. For more information on onions or to ask other gardening questions, contact Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture experts at hortl…

The MCHS class of 1960 held activities for their 60th class reunion in August, 2020. Classmates came from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Utah, and California.

• On Friday, May 8, graduates of Marshalltown Community College took their next step as they became alumni of the College. 

• Clinton Community College has announced the Spring 2020 President’s List. Students must earn a minimum of 6 credit hours and 4.0 GPA during the term.

Every garden needs water. Containers are no exception. They have limited soil volume so proper watering is very important. Proper drainage in the container is equally important. Here are some tips for containers:

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Chloe Swanson of Maquoketa was the recipient of the STAR scholarship and is the second in consecutive years in the Maquoketa chapter BX. There are over 6,000 chapters but only 800  $2,500 scholarships are awarded.

Four Maquoketa High School seniors from the Class of 2020 received $1,000 scholarships from the Maquoketa Optimist Club and were recognized at 7 a.m. July 22, during the club’s meeting at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club in Maquoketa.

The Maquoketa Optimist Club donated school supplies to Operation New View in Maquoketa for kids to have a good start to school this year. Donated items included scissors, crayons, and gift cards. Students can pick out what they need for school with the gift cards. Pictured is Isabel Krabbenh…

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Preparing to enroll in college often comes with a lot of questions, and in today’s world there are added concerns. That’s why Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is excited to offer a free online class to help students get a kickstart to college and prepare for their college journey.

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.