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Peyton River stood amidst native Iowa switch grass along a field at Prairie Creek Recreation Area last week talking about the importance of maintaining such buffer strips to combat soil erosion.

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Community, voluntarism, shopping, children’s activities, holiday decorations – all are part of “It’s a Wonderful Life in Maquoketa.” 

Deputy Jackson County Auditor Alisa Smith brought the canvass of the Nov. 6 election to the Jackson County supervisors Nov. 13.

The city of Preston is seeking individuals who have small home businesses who might be interested in taking advantage of a program that encourages small home business owners to try a brick-and-mortar retail space. 

A group of Bellevue citizens who have long been annoyed by train whistles sounding off at the 399th Avenue crossing north of town near Sedgwick will soon be able to sleep a bit easier.

A hunter’s kayak capsized near Green Island recently amid high winds and waves. Thanks in part to a waterproof cell phone case, rescuers found the hunter, Jared Porter of Madison, Wis., clinging to a tree limb, and he went to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation. A dog who had been in th…

The Iowa General Federation of Woman’s Clubs, GFWC/Iowa, sponsors several music campships for interested eighth - twelfth grade music students (must have graduated from seventh grade before entering camp.)  These music camp awards can be applied toward tuition and room and board at a summer …

Amanda DeWulf, Maquoketa High School counselor, was named 2018 Iowa High School Counselor of the Year by the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) at the annual ISCA conference held in Altoona Nov. 4-6.

This year, the Jackson County piano festival expanded its scope beyond traditional recital performances for a judge, making it an activity-rich event for the families of piano students.

Jackson County assessor Lee Karabin has announced her retirement, effective at the end of the year.

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The Maquoketa City Council must act fast if it wants to adjust the city’s fireworks ordinance in time for the New Year’s holiday, which is only seven weeks away.