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Want to read about your friends and neighbors involved in farming? Check out eifarmer.com to read any of the past nine issues of The Eastern Iowa Farmer. Each magazine includes news and feature stories covering everything from soil health initiatives to our local roots and from recipes to pi…

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

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

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I gave up a dream today. And I think I will be better, maybe happier, because of it. But even at the moment I realized what I needed to do and that I would appreciate it later, it did not feel all that great.

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 III 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 t…

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.