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Iowa's Secret Shelter from the Heat: Maquoketa Caves State Park

MAQUOKETA, Iowa  —  With extreme heat moving over the state, many people are looking for new ways to cool off.

In eastern Iowa’s Jackson County, there is a cool place that was first discovered by settlers back in the 1830s; Maquoketa Caves was named one of the early Iowa State Parks back in 1921. 173 more words


Jackson County crayon recycling could be trash without cash


A recycling program that keeps crayons from clogging landfills could get tossed out without cash donations.

The Hurstville Interpretive Center will no longer accept crayons for recycling after Sunday, June 18. 357 more words


Escaped Jackson County inmates back in custody

CLINTON, Iowa — Almost a week after two inmates escaped from jail in Jackson County, police say they have them back in custody.

On Monday, March 6, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced that the inmates, 19-year-old Andrew Combs and 20-year-old Brian Willey were apprehended in Clinton. 193 more words


Two inmates escape from exercise yard at Jackson County Jail

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is searching for two inmates who escaped from the county jail.

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, inmates were outside in the jail exercise yard. 266 more words


Maquoketa rebuilding downtown nine years after devastating fire

MAQUOKETA, Iowa – It’s been ten years since the fire that destroyed part of Maquoketa’s downtown, but even after all these years the community is still committed to bring life back to it. 324 more words


Sen. Ernst's "veterans roundtable" disrupted by angry protestors

MAQUOKETA, Iowa – U.S Senator Joni Ernst held a round table discussion at Maquoketa’s city hall to talk about veteran care, but the hundreds that packed inside had their own agenda. 256 more words