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Note: 2018 marks the 150th birthday of Robert A. Millikan, the first American-born scientist to win the Nobel Prize for physics. He graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1885 and throughout his life credited his success to his early upbringing in Maquoketa.

When it comes to discrimination, the Iowa Code is clear. It is against the law to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and other categories in hiring someone, selling, leasing or renting property, serving someone in a restaurant, selecting a jury, denying insurance or cred…