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Bill and Bonnie Schwenker walk past Jackson County Regional Health Center every morning. The route is routine, and the conversation flows. But one morning a few months ago, the husband surprised his wife.

Lisa Gottschalk followed a longtime dream to test her wheel of fortune.

Steve Siemens, “the people builder,” visited with us, the faculty and staff of Sacred Heart School, prior to the start of the new school year. He delighted us with numerous jokes and anecdotes about life and then reminded us of a common phrase that many people live by, Murphy’s Law: “Nothing…

The Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educators (IFCSE) named Maquoketa High School teacher Nancy Johnson its Educator of the Year. 

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Sean Loras Dunne, 51, of 1171 Pershing Road, Apt. 2, Maquoketa, was charged with consumption of alcohol in a public place, first offense.

Maquoketa law enforcement dispatch received the following calls for service:

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Changing a street name could cause paperwork hassles and expenses for some Jackson County residents. Not changing it could slow progress for the new hospital and cause delays and confusion for local emergency response vehicles.

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Lane Stender and Ryan Risinger, both 16, made the most of their summer vacation.

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A steel structure at Bullock's Ag Service in LaMotte blew down in heavy storm in the early morning hours of Sept. 10. Several trees fell in the LaMotte area, as well as throughout Jackson County.

• Matthew Daniel Kutsch, 32, of Dubuque, rear-ended a vehicle driven by Eric Joseph Riedesel, 39, of Davenport, which then rear-ended a vehicle driven by Timothy Allan Coffin, 45, of Maquoketa, at the corner of Platt Street, McKinsey Drive and Westgate Drive at about 11 a.m. Aug. 3.

The city attorney’s desk is the next stop for Maquoketa’s proposed vicious and problematic animal ordinance.