If you drove through Maquoketa about 10 years ago, you would have seen empty storefronts, a pile of rubble and a somber vibe that struck the hearts of the community.
Have you heard? The Eastern Iowa Farmer is about to come out in a few short weeks with its sixth edition. To my recollection there were no blood or tears shed, but certainly there was some sweat. And I don’t mean that figuratively.
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…