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With the announcement from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) this morning, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has advised that all Iowa vaccine providers pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until more details are confirmed.

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Grove Street playground gets baseball-themed facelift

Brent Good has been interested in running for city government for a few years and had planned to put his name on the ballot this fall for a spot on the Maquoketa City Council.

Put on your thinking caps and polish your selfie skills to solve the clues in the second annual Great Maquoketa Scavenger Hunt.

Visitors to Maquoketa Caves State Park can fully explore the park’s caves starting April 15 after being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19 and winter bat hibernation. 

Maquoketa’s progress of its future visioning plan, incentive plans, and downtown redevelopment received praise last month.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Maquoketa Farmers Market, and market organizer Ted Strait wants to celebrate. However, a sizable celebration will have to wait.

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When Wisconsin first identified chronic wasting disease in its deer population almost 20 years ago, officials from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources held their breath, monitoring animals harvested near the states’ shared border for any signs of the neurological disease that is always fatal.

A Jackson County man claimed a lottery prize of more than $160,000. Gary Knief of Bellevue won an Extreme Green Progressive InstaPlay jackpot prize of $160,074. He purchased his winning ticket at Kalmes Store, 100 N. Main St. in St. Donatus and claimed his prize last week at the lottery’s Ce…

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A flurry of activity continues inside a downtown Maquoketa building despite it being closed to functions and exhibits due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

A love of learning attracted Gabrielle Recker to a career in education. She hopes to spark that love in Maquoketa students starting this fall as principal of Briggs Elementary School.

Calling the structure “dangerous,” Jackson County Supervisor Chairman Jack Willey recommended demolishing the wooden gazebo on the lawn to the south of the county courthouse off Second Street.

A new federal law went into effect on April 1 that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the ECOS link while operating on all federally navigable waterways. In Iowa, that means the four flood control reservoirs: Coralville, Rathbun, Red Rock an…

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A COVID-19 vaccine clinic is set from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, 250 S. Faith St. in Preston. The clinic is open to anyone 18 and older. To schedule an appointment online, visit ClintonJacksonCOVIDVaccine.as.me/JacksonCo1.

Two fishermen found human remains near a pond north of DeWitt near 270th Avenue the evening of March 22, authorities said. 

Iowa is still on track to open eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all adults next month, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said last week. And while demand will continue to outstrip supply for the time being, the state expects increasing vaccine allocations in the coming weeks that will shorten the gap.

Jackson County 4-H members who are exhibiting swine at the county fair this year are welcome to attend Swine ID Day Saturday, April 3, from 8-10 a.m. at the swine barn on the Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa.