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Hillcrest Academy closing due to budget issue

Since opening in 1999 Hillcrest Academy in Maquoketa has been using strictly special education funding to run the school.

According to a state law created in 1974, that is illegal, administrative costs must come from the general education fund. 361 more words


Of singing, bicycling and Super Bowl Sunday

Today’s blog is brought to you by great friends.

For the blog’s purposes, great friends are defined as those who:

  • Throw snow shovels into their SUV before coming to your Super Bowl Party.
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Maquoketa Marks Seven Years Since Downtown Fire

The City of Maquoketa is taking another step forward as it recovers from a devastating fire that ripped through downtown. It will be seven years on Monday, January 19.  372 more words


Good Samaritan Rescues Stranded Woman

MAQUOKETA, IA — Corey Downey is a service technician at Brad Deery Motors. Last Tuesday, he went about his regular work day. He was test driving a car when he saw something to his right. 256 more words


Crews Plow County Roads After Snowfall

With fewer buildings to act as wind barriers, the cold is hitting hard in some of the rural communities. Crews are working around the clock to keep the roads clear as many people head back to school and work on Monday. 386 more words