Opinion

06/16/2021 - 8:09am
Labels Lead to Food Waste      Many Americans throw away perfectly good food due to label confusion. This contributes to 398,000 tons of food waste each year.      “Best buy” labels indicate when the manufacturer believes the food should be used for...

Agriculture

06/17/2021 - 1:52pm
     More than $1 billion in payments will be released over the next several weeks for agricultural producers with approved applications for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program and for producers who have already received payments through the...

Features


Lloyd Welter was inducted into the GJCF Hall of Fame. Honoring his memory and accepting the honor were Lloyd’s widow and children. In front are Bob, Ron, David, and Dean Welter. Sitting on the Lloyd Welter memorial bench are Joyce Welter and Donna (Welter) Sauser.
06/16/2021 - 8:21am
     Great Jones County Fair General Manager John Harms presented well-deserved recipients with the fair’s annual Friend of the Fair (FOF) and Hall of Fame (HOF) awards.      The honors took place June 9 during the fair’s kick-off event.      Harms...

Sports


Caleb Sauser of Monticello tags out a Durant runner at second base in the Panthers’ 7-3 home win over Durant June 10. (Photos by Pete Temple)
06/17/2021 - 2:24pm
     The biggest result of a five game week of high school baseball for Monticello Panthers was a 7-3 home win over Durant June 10 at Dailey Field.      What made it significant was not only that it was a River Valley Conference win, but it was a...

Obituaries


Garnett Helgens
06/16/2021 - 7:51am
      Garnett Helgens, age 81, died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.       Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday morning, June 17, 2021, at Goettsch Funeral Home,...

News


On June 9, Gov. Kim Reynolds stopped in Monticello to sign the EMS Bill into law. The signing took place in front of the 9/11 Memorial. Several state legislators were also present for the occasion, including Rep. Lee Hein, Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, and Sen. Dan Zumbach. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
06/16/2021 - 8:19am
     It was a special occasion on Wednesday afternoon, June 9, when Governor Kim Reynolds arrived in Monticello for the signing of the “EMS Bill.”      The event took place outside the Public Safety Building, in front of the 9/11 Memorial. Not only...

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