Biden campaign

Joe Biden will kickoff his latest trip to Iowa in the eastern part of the state. 

Courtesy Codfish Hollow Barnstormers

First responders in Jackson County will practice their skills tonight at a popular music venue. The county's emergency management agency will hold a disaster drill at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, which is located in a rural area east of Maquoketa. 

Jackson County Regional Health Center

The Jackson County Regional Health Center is investing in a new building. Tuesday afternoon, officials broke ground on a new hospital in Maquoketa.

Bullock 2020

Two days after announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, Steve Bullock is coming to Iowa. The governor of Montana will visit eight counties, including several in the eastern part of the state, during his three day campaign trip.

Spring Flooding Begins

Mar 12, 2019
National Weather Service

The predictions for severe spring flooding are beginning to come true. Heavy rain is forecast for our area Wednesday, and since the ground is mainly still frozen, the rain and snowmelt will quickly run off.

Courtesy Codfish Hollow Barnstormers

Codfish Hollow, located five miles east of Maquoketa, Iowa, on a rural farmstead, is a unique music venue where prominent regional and national indie musicians perform in a rustic barn. Paste magazine has called it a "true oasis." Opened in 2009, Codfish Hollow has attracted a surprising number of well-known bands who have heard about the venue and the legendary hospitality of owners Tiffany and Shawn Biehl.

Glen Gardner

A major tourist draw in eastern Iowa will be closed for the next four months. Re-construction of the road through Maquoketa Caves State Park will require the closing of the park, starting Monday (4/23) , and continuing into August.

National Weather Service

Flooding continues as several rivers in this area continue to rise, and they're not expected to reach their highest levels until at least Thursday. 

Child Death Arrest

Jul 12, 2016
Rock Island Police Department

Nearly one year after the death of an infant in Rock Island, his care giver has been arrested and charged with murder. 31 year old Robert Brewer Junior was arrested Monday in Maquoketa, and is awaiting extradition.

Last August (2015), Rock Island police were called to a home in the 12-hundred block of 31st Avenue, for a report of a child not breathing. Three month old Eli Brewer died two days later at a hospital in Peoria. 

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Hoping to improve traffic safety in rural parts of Iowa, on Thursday the state patrol will begin working with five counties. Jackson County in eastern Iowa is one of the five participating in the "High Five Rural Traffic Safety Project."

Deputy Sheriff, Russ Long, says during the past five years, Jackson County has recorded 12 fatal injury accidents, and more than 100 major and minor injury accidents, plus over 300 property damage accidents.