09/29/2023 - 8:12am
How to Create a Container Garden    Is your garden limited on space? Consider growing your vegetables in containers. Container gardening occurs when plants are grown in containers such as pots rather than in the ground. This method reduces potential...


Veterinarian Jayme Freye (kneeling, right) shows area FFA students how to use ultrasound equipment for a pregnant animal during Ag Explore Day Sept. 21 at the Great Jones County Fairgrounds. The event drew students from FFA chapters in Monticello, Midland and Cascade. At left is Allison Kelchen. (Photos by Pete Temple)
09/27/2023 - 9:15am


Camp CEO Charlie Becker showcases the Bud and Georgia Johnson Accessible Mini Golf Course. The 18 holes allow campers for all abilities to play a round of golf.
09/29/2023 - 8:18am
     The rain held off on Sunday, Sept. 24, for the dedication of the Bud and Georgia Johnson Accessible Miniature Golf Course at Camp Courageous.    This 18-hole mini golf course is completely ADA accessible for those in a wheelchair or using a...


Jonah Luensman has nothing but open field ahead of him as he races 100 yards with an interception for a touchdown against Northeast of Goose Lake Sept. 22 in Monticello. The return set a school record. (Photos by Pete Temple)
09/27/2023 - 10:25am
   If homecoming week is a perennial distraction for high school student athletes – as pretty much any prep coach would say – you wouldn’t have known it by watching the Monticello Panther football team Friday night.    The Panthers scored 41...


Kit M. Aldrich
09/28/2023 - 1:26pm
      Kit M. Aldrich, 74, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Sept. 18, 2023, from COVID-19 complications.     Kit was predeceased by his parents, Merle and Greta (Kuhns) Aldrich; his brother, Gene Aldrich; and brother-in-law, Dan Read.     He is...


09/29/2023 - 8:19am
     The Jones County Board of Supervisors heard two ARPA funding requests during their Sept. 19 board meeting.    Previously, in April, the board approved a $40,000 ARPA investment toward a master plan for Central Park.    Conservation Director...

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