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Due to the power outage, many businesses on the west side of Hwy 61 in Maquoketa remain closed Thursday, the Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce said. Crews were working on restoring service.

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Security lights began automatically turning themselves on throughout eastern Iowa early Monday afternoon.

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More than 30 plastic bulk bins line the south wall, filled with a colorful array of bows, lace, scrap wood, buttons, dice, playing cards, stampers, pens and pencils, plastic discs, and more.

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A Timber City car took first in the first heat race, getting the first final flag at the opening stock car races held on the quarter-mile Jackson County Fairgrounds track. Some 3,300 people attended the first-ever Maquoketa event in 1950. Talking over all the “firsts” are, from left, John Ko…

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Work on the Maquoketa Dog Park continues slowly and steadily as committee members focus on reaching fundraising benchmarks to meet installation milestones. However, that progress should not come to the detriment of existing parks, one city councilman said.

Meetings will be held via teleconference or videoconference until further notice. Please contact the entity holding the meeting to find out how you can participate. 

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Beginning today, the state is releasing the rolling 14-day percentage of individuals positive for coronavirus in Iowa counties. School districts may request to go to 100% online learning for two weeks if their counties have a 15% positive COVID-19 rate in a two-week period and 10% of student…

Erica Barker decided it was time to go on the record and encourage people to wear masks to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

The Maquoketa Sentinel-Press received a check for almost $16,000 last week from the City of Maquoketa’s insurance company to pay for the newspaper’s legal fees associated with an open records lawsuit it won in June.

They walked, jogged, ran or strolled 26.2-mile marathons. Some completed more than one. 

Students in the Maquoketa Community School District will attend classes in-person Monday through Thursday, then remotely on Friday this year – assuming nothing changes between now and school going into session.

Dubuque and Jackson Counties Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide affordable homeownership opportunities, opened the application window for anyone interested in living in Maquoketa and owning a Habitat for Humanity home. 

Home lots and financial assistance is available for first-time homebuyers or people looking to downsize into a two- or three-bedroom, ranch-style home with a two-stall garage in Bear River Cottages pocket neighborhood in Maquoketa. The homes are valued at $150,000, less down payment assistance.