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As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part IV of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise th…

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Various officials representing health care, emergency management, schools, businesses, long-term care, and others met via teleconference to discuss questions and concerns about COVID-19-related topics.

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The House on Friday passed a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill. President Trump is expected to sign it quickly, according to news sources. The legislation was passed unanimously by the Senate on Wednesday and provides relief for workers and businesses that have been devastated b…

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Due to newly-released USDA guidance, caregivers may pick up meals for children at Grab & Go meal sites, effective immediately. USDA recognizes that in this public health emergency, continuing to require children to come to the meal site to pick up meals may not be practical and in keepin…

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A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Clinton County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), one individual in the age range from 41-60 is self-isolating at home.Clinton County Emergency Management Coordinator Chance Kness said the hometown of the si…

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The Jackson County Regional Health Center blood drive on March 31st has been MOVED to The Timber Center from 1:00-5:30pm. To ensure social distancing, we are taking **APPOINTMENTS ONLY** and no walk ins.

FSA Makes Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation and Safety Net Programs to Make it Easier for Customers to Conduct Business

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If you want to see a doctor but do not want to come into the office during this pandemic please call our Maquoketa location at 563-652-5145 and ask about a televisit.  This is a HIPAA compliant platform. Patients who are using this service seem to really appreciate it.  A televisit requires …

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As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part II of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise th…

Like many retailers, Deb Shea of Make a Splash thought she’d be open throughout the pandemic. Despite Gov. Kim Reynold’s proclamation to reduce gatherings to groups of 10 or less, Shea enjoyed a booming business, at least 10 to 20 sales a day.

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We all know fitness has many benefits. Staying physically active has been shown to build immune systems, boost mood and help with various health issues. In Maquoketa we are working hard to adjust to the changes in our community due to the new health regulations. Our fitness centers are close…

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As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here's a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise that he has a…

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The Ohnward Fine Arts Center will be doing a Facebook Live concert this Saturday night, March 28, starting at 7 p.m.  This show will feature Nutsy Turtle and Lori featuring Jim Leick and Lori Gravel.  The will be playing old to new country, '50s-60s music, and everything in between.

The Diabetic Support Group at Jackson County Regional Health Center will not meet in March or April due to COVID-19 concerns and state rules limiting public gatherings to 10 people or fewer. The group would have met at 6 p.m. in the diabetes education center at the hospital.

Area emergency management continue to put out feelers in search of medical supplies to combat the spread of the COVID-19 respiratory illness.

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Laughter and music resounded from the stage and the seats at Ohnward Fine Arts Center as the Clauson Family Music Show entertained an audience of less than 250 people — the most permitted to gather in a public space at one time.

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, LaMotte (and the linked congregation, St. John’s Lutheran, St. Donatus) is participating in daily bell ringing at 8 p.m. each night to call all to prayer for our Lord’s intervention to end this health crisis and for all people as we cope.