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The University of Iowa is seeking bids from companies that can produce 10,000 face masks and neck coverings with the logos and colors of the school, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported.

Fourteen students submitted their work to Your Words, Your Poem: The Coronavirus and Me, a local contest sponsored by the Maquoketa Art Experience and the Maquoketa Sentinel-Press. The contest, in honor of National Poetry Month in April, was an opportunity for students to express their feeli…

I have seen it posted that when this COVID-19 cloud lifts from our land, it won’t be the importance of those we previously considered to be grand citizens - celebrities or politicians or athletes - that will warrant our admiration. Rather what really will warrant our admiration are those gra…

April is National Poetry Month, and students 8 to 18 can submit their work to Your Words, Your Poem: The Coronavirus and Me, a local contest sponsored by the Maquoketa Art Experience and the Maquoketa Sentinel-Press.

Sometimes in spite of weeds, a treasure is uncovered, bringing a smile of a memory forgotten. Walking in the pasture, I came across our old dump truck with its camouflage design still intact. Where gravel once sat, now weeds have grown, and those weeds could not stop my giggle as I remembere…

Editor’s Note: This story was submitted by DeWitt resident Roger Harrington and written by his 11-year-old granddaughter Marley Harrington, of Eldridge. This fictional story details the life of an 18-year-old during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is published verbatim just as Marley wrote it.

Every day for the past several weeks I’ve had a special appointment. Sometimes it’s in the morning, sometimes early evening, but I never miss it.

During this season of social distancing, I am spending a lot of time walking the gravel roads surrounding our farm. It is amazing how quickly (one year to be exact) I have forgotten the joys of being outside on an Iowa farm during the spring: the fresh air, the chirping of birds, the sun shi…

Clinton County Farm Bureau is sponsoring learning packets for younger students and parents that are hands-on and do not require technology. Here Audrina, Kinzie, Callen, and Laikynn Gordon have fun with this week’s lesson on PB&J. The kids first read a story about how peanut butter and b…

The clergy of the Maquoketa Ministerial Association, which includes congregations of the greater Maquoketa area, will broadcast a Good Friday service at noon on Friday via KMAQ 95.1 FM and 1320 AM.

Leslie Jacobsen converted her Christmas decorations into a meaningful message for people passing by her Maquoketa home. 

(In times like this, it makes each of us take time to review some of our favorite memories.  This is one of mine.)

As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part V, the final installment 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, s…

As part of our UpBeat articles for people enjoy while they are homebound, Alberta Ervin, pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa, shares some thoughts on why laughter is the best medicine. Enjoy!

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…

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…

Today at noon the Pope has called for the Christian Church Universal (all Christians), to say the Lord's Prayer in unison.  I think this will be a powerful event in the life of the Christian Church.  Church Bells in both Clinton and Jackson Counties will be rung at 11:58 am.  I hope you will…

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…

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…

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.