When Joe Bisinger was going through some old family photographs he had inherited from an uncle, he found a wedding picture of his grandparents. There also was a photo of an aunt before she passed away during a diphtheria outbreak in the 1930s when she was a 3-year-old toddler. He thought som…

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The Maquoketa Community School District has come to terms with former middle school principal Christine Snell, but it still has not explained itself to the taxpayers who are on the hook for the $122,500 settlement.

In my job as a pysch consultant in Dubuque, I have noticed how often we admit geriatric patients who reside in a “memory unit” or some dementia-related care facility. Sometimes they are sent to psychiatric services because they become so confused they become agitated, and in turn become aggr…

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. 

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…