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Opinion


Kim Brooks
05/27/2020 - 2:37pm
     Throughout this coronavirus pandemic, we’ve all seen just how fast toilet paper and cleaning products fly off the shelves at the stores. Recently I came across an article that explained other, unique items that have been hard to find…     ...

Agriculture

06/03/2020 - 8:42am
     State and federal programs geared toward farmers, particularly pork producers, who are feeling the strain of a backed-up food supply chain caused by COVID-19, are providing some relief.      “They are all sending information, and they want us...

Features


Paige Folken recently graduated from Kirkwood. The college held a virtual graduation, and the Folken family took photos at Kirkwood’s campus. (Photo submitted)
05/27/2020 - 2:43pm
     Denny and Lisa Folken’s three children are all Class of 2020 graduates. They recently graduated from college and high school. However, those experiences were not the traditional fanfare families have come to enjoy.      Due to COVID-19, college...

Sports

06/03/2020 - 8:51am
     Since Gov. Kim Reynolds opened the door for high school baseball and softball to commence with a shortened 2020 season, Monticello’s coaches have been preparing not only for practice and play, but also for the protocols that have been put in...

Obituaries


Janet Steele Andreesen
05/27/2020 - 2:22pm
      Janet Steele Andreesen, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Iowa Masonic Health Facilities in Bettendorf, following a brief battle with cancer.       Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers since no public services can be...

News

05/27/2020 - 2:55pm
     “Blame it on the Bug” is the theme for the 2020 Great Jones County Fair.      This summer’s 168th fair will see a big change thanks to COVID-19... A modified fair, according to General Manager John Harms.      At a Fair Board meeting earlier...

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