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Starting Monday, avoid the intersection of Western Avenue and West Platt Street. 

Sitting on a wooden pew just inside the door, Connie Weirup still envisions the large cedar Christmas trees that flanked the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church in Andrew.

A new half-pipe and modified ramps beckon skating and biking enthusiasts to the Maquoketa Skatepark.

Fifteen people applied to be Maquoketa’s next city manager, according to the city’s search firm.

The Jackson County Economic Alliance hired a new economic development director last week.

Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) assemblies will begin next week, giving all Iowans an opportunity to share and discuss their visions for Iowa’s outdoor recreation, soil and water enhancement, historical resources and land management, and more.

The top five finalists have been selected for the 19th annual Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest, presented by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA).

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COVID-19 vaccination rates in Clinton and Jackson counties continue to edge up, as a new study from the University of Iowa showed that the virus is hitting rural communities much harder than metropolitan areas right now. 

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Fall is a beautiful season in the prairie! Come learn and participate in Jackson County Conservation’s remnant hill prairie survey. Join naturalist Tony Vorwald on Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. as we document and learn about the native prairie plants found at Buzzard Ridge Wildlife Area’s remnant prai…

Every year between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Iowans on Medicare have the opportunity to choose the Medicare drug coverage they want for the next year and to decide if they want to get their Medicare health benefits from Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan.  

Fowl language crossed the lips of Maquoketa Public Safety Committee members last week. They and about a dozen Maquoketa residents quit walking on eggshells as they weighed whether to allow chickens to live within city limits.

The Clinton County Board of Supervisors engaged in a discussion Monday about how they might handle a federal mandate that would require employees who don’t provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to be tested weekly for the virus.

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The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H, according to Jackson County’s program director Brittany Moore.

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The Friends of the Maquoketa Public Library will be holding their semi-annual Book Sale this coming week, September 27-October 2. Hours will be 9-7 Monday-Thursday; 9-5 on Friday and 9-1 on Saturday. The book sale will be located in the community room in the lower level of the library. Proce…

Maquoketa City Council members hope some of the city’s police officers want to become the new police chief.

A new pay schedule approved by the supervisors last week should add more structure and performance incentive to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. 

Kristen Ralston’s face shows glee and determination as she clutches a water hose and uses its spray to knock down bowling pins with Maquoketa firefighter Greg Bopes during National Night Out Sept. 14 at Little Bear Park. The annual event allows the public to interact with law enforcement and…

The king and queen of the 2021 Maquoketa High School Homecoming were announced during kickoff activities Sunday afternoon in the school gym. King Cael Koob and Queen Jackie Miller received their crowns in front of friends and family. Look for more 2021 homecoming photos on themed pages in th…

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The Warrior Memorial Ride raised $29,165 this year. It was the biggest turnout in the motorcycle ride’s 10 years, according to JJ Giddings, one of the organizers.

 About 88% of Iowa patients hospitalized in intensive care units due to COVID-19 have not been vaccinated, said the county’s top health official Monday. 

The Scenic Byways in Northeast and Eastern Iowa are hosting the Best of the Byway Fall Bus Tour at the end of September and beginning of October. The tour will include a culinary crawl, a scenic overlook photo opportunity with fall leaves, a brief presentation about the byway and a special h…

As the Maquoketa City Council moved forward with advertising for the city manager’s job at last week’s meeting, it also acted to address unclear or outdated language in several ordinances so the new administrator can start next year with a clean slate.

The local health department is awaiting word from the state on how and when booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered, as well as guidelines regarding vaccine mandates announced by President Joe Biden last week.