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This note will be my final word to those receiving the Sentinel. For 13 years I have been pastor of the United Methodist Church here in Maquoketa. Much has changed during that time. The biggest transition for us is seeing the last of four children graduate from high school and move on to college. 

Iowa is still ranked 49th in humane companion animal laws because the legislature failed to act. There were several bills that could have improved the lives of pets in Iowa. One bill passed the House unanimously. The Senate leader, Jack Whitver, refused to let the bill come up for a vote in …

With high school graduation less than a month away, now is the time for seniors to decide what they’d like to do next. The good news is that students have a wide range of options available. Whether it’s a four- or two-year degree or short-term career training, they have much to choose from i…

OK, everyone’s complaining about this winter, me included, but don’t you think this is a wake up call from God telling us to get right with him? “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven …