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There are so many negative conversations going on about the city police, the county police, the newspaper reporting, etc. Our town isn’t bad, we make it what we want it to be. Other towns have the same issues as we do! 

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 …

Hello. My name is Jordan Berner and I am a student in Mr. Tod Bowman’s American National Government class. For my civic engagement project, I chose sports betting. Here are some reasons why sports betting should be legal in Iowa: It’s already legal in Delaware, Nevada, Montana, and Oregon, s…

As co-chairman of the recent 2018 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, I have many people to thank, starting with the hundreds of volunteers who rang the bells at Fareway and Wal-Mart no matter how bad the weather was. Thanks to the management at Fareway and Wal-Mart for allowing us to work i…