10 YEARS AGO – 2009

There will be a new look when Fareway hosts the annual Food Check-Out Day for Community Cupboards. This year’s public food donation event, scheduled for March 6 will be the first one held in the grocery store’s new location on Maquoketa’s west side. But celebrity area residents will still be sacking groceries during the event.

Girls prove FFA isn’t just for the boys. These four Preston seniors will earn their Iowa FFA degrees this year. They are Nicole Yaddof, Nicole Ruchotzke, Peggy Johnson and Brooke Miller.  

In Des Moines, three of four Cardinal wrestlers progressed beyond their first day in the state tournament, and two (Thomas Mayberry and Larry Eggers) remained in the championship bracket. Coach Tod Bowman and Larry Eggers are in good spirts after Eggers’ opening win Thursday morning.

20 YEARS AGO – 1999

George Washington’s birthday noted. Cardinal students Dena Donatsch and Megan Doll participated in the reading activity provided by Robert Christensen. He read to school children at Briggs and Cardinal elementary schools about George Washington to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Washington’s death.

A longtime family-owned Maquoketa business has changed hands. Campbell Clean-up Service and C & O Recycling Enterprises Corp. have merged with Hawkeye Disposal of Clinton.

An exhibit at Wartburg College student photo essay on “Waverly, Iowa” is on exhibit this month at the Waverly Civic Center. An area student involved in the exhibit was Heather Meinecke, daughter of Vicki Meinecke.

30 YEARS AGO – 1989

Janet Burrow is the manager of the Gateway Travel Agency which has recently opened in Maquoketa. Burrow is a graduate of the Weaver Airline School in Kansas City and has been working as a travel agent in Maquoketa for 14 years.

Karl Schroeder, Jennifer Ward and Linda Majerus have been named the three new directors of the Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce.

An involved teacher, the classes he teaches and getting to see the other side of the student through FBLA, is what Warren Roberts, a 26-year veteran of teaching, enjoys the most.

40 YEARS AGO – 1979

Leonard Roberts, superintendent of the Maquoketa Community Schools since 1971, has taken a position as superintendent of the Lombard, Illinois, school.

Maquoketa City Council members are expected to make only a few minor changes in a $5,591,741 budget for fiscal year 1979-80.

50 YEARS AGO – 1969

Richard Tubbs, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Tubbs, is listed in “good” condition at Jackson County Public Hospital following a flash fire. Young Tubbs sustained burns on his legs, a portion of his back, and wrists.

The featured home in this week’s paper is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gartman located 3½ miles south of Maquoketa. They built their new home on the same location of their old home where they have lived since 1948.

Bob Nance, Cedar Rapids television and radio farm news editor who spoke at a recent Lions Club meeting, told the 60 members present that they would see more changes in the future for more efficiency and a profit over the tremendous capital and high operating expenses needed in modern farming.

60 YEARS AGO – 1959

The Henry Felderman farm near LaMotte was sold at public auction last week. The 145-acre farm brought $316 an acre.

Clinton Engines Corporation is one of Jackson County’s largest property tax payers, it was noted. The firm will pay the county $39,769.82 in real estate and property taxes this year.

Elwood girls’ basketball team will pay Rowley for consolation honors in the district tournament at Vinton Friday night. The Eagles, coached by Rex Vana, lost a close 64-63 decision to Monticello Sacred Heart in district competition. Elwood, with a 16-9 record, was paced by its star scorer Karen Burke, with 31 points.

70 YEARS AGO – 1949

Sidney Watters is attending a two-week training school at Springfield, Illinois, studying the latest methods of diesel engineering.

During the business meeting of the Fulton P.T.A. the parents voted unanimously for the new merry-go-round to be ordered at once.

The 4-H clubs of Farmers Creek sponsored a sleigh riding party Thursday evening in the Frank McLaughlin pasture near the Maple Grove school. About 50 young people attended.

80 YEARS AGO – 1939

Maquoketa Junior College cagers were named Northeastern Iowa conference champions following a record in conference circles of 9 wins and 1 loss.

P. R. Maynard, manager of the new Schultz Bros. Store which will open soon in the Ringlep building, will move his family to Maquoketa about March 1.

During his 4 1/2 months residence in Maquoketa, the Rev. H. D. Green, pastor of FirstMethodist Church, has performed 25 marriage ceremonies and officiated at 18 funerals.

90 YEARS AGO – 1929

At the Methodist church parsonage at Andrew occurred the marriage of Miss Lulu Morehead and Howard Sagers, both of Iron Hill.

Salem Lutheran Church of Spragueville was the scene of the wedding which united Louise B. Beck and Dillon Marlowe.

An Iowa song composed by Mrs. Hal Walker has been published and her name listed among Iowa composers. The Woman’s Club is proud to claim her as a member.

100 YEARS AGO – 1919

Dr. A. B. Bowen departed for St. Louis as a delegate to the Mid-Continent Peace Conference.

H. S. Leake, manager, marimba xylophone soloist and trap drummer of the Saxophone Sextette, was a guest in the Dr. J. B. Ellis home last week when that organization appeared in our city.

L. A. Fairbrother has moved his auto and carriage painting shop into the Gibson block on the corner of Platt and Second streets.  “Rusty” is an expert at his trade.