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Step into Sweet Things Bakery when it re-opens Feb. 5, and it might look a little different than the way customers remember it. The bright, cheerful blue-and-white donut shop includes a coffee station, exposed brick, and furniture repurposed from the bakery’s past.

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A historic downtown landmark and an auxiliary building may be transformed into a creamery, retail space, restaurant, event space, and apartments.

Awards, casino games and an announcement about a large, statewide event coming to town put a warm glow on a cold winter’s evening in Maquoketa Saturday.

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The family of Drew Edwards this week added a second Maquoketa police officer to the wrongful death lawsuit it filed in October. 

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Sixteen years after a 26-year-old Sabula man went missing, his roommate in Pennsylvania confessed to beating him with a baseball bat, then suffocating him.

The city of Maquoketa may wade into the garbage and recycling business to fill the need when Imagine the Possibilities, formerly known as DAC, ends its recycling service June 30. 

School district superintendents throughout the region reportedly will meet with the chancellor of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges amid ongoing efforts to enhance career technical education (CTE) opportunities in Eastern Iowa.

This fall, Maquoketa Schools will no longer send students with behavior challenges to Hillcrest’s Anna B. Lawther Academy in Maquoketa. 

Susie D. Barnette, 60, of Baldwin, passed away on Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2020, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

The new Jackson County Energy District (JacksonCED) received a $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Jackson County. The JacksonCED is a nonprofit group dedicated to strengthening communities by leading the local, fair and clean energy transition.

Tireless preservationist JoAnn Caven has earned the statewide Robert and Phyllis Carter award for her work restoring Jackson County pioneer cemeteries.

For the second time in less than a year, a federal court has halted enforcement of an Iowa law that backers say is needed to protect farms from deceptive trespassers but critics say stifles animal welfare advocates from exposing abuses.