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01/22/2019 - 11:17am
     A new year is a good time to take stock of what’s in store for the next 12 months. Like many Iowans, I take time to count my blessings. Representing Iowans in the U.S. Senate is an honor I don’t take for granted. And when the 116th Congress...

Agriculture


Hilary (left) and Agnes Hogan display one of the hams the Jones County Pork Producers donated to HACAP for distribution to needy families during the Hams Across America campaign. Hilary is also holding Elsie Hogan. At right, partially pictured, is Abby Jaeger (holding Everly Jaeger. (Photo submitted)
01/17/2019 - 9:56am
     The Iowa Pork Producers’ Hams Across America campaign became local in December, as the Jones County Pork Producers became involved.      Hams Across America kicks off on Giving Tuesday – the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving – each year. But...

Features

01/22/2019 - 2:18pm
     “This was the best fair in our 166-year history! And we’re really proud of that!”      Those words were spoken by John Harms, Great Jones County Fair manager, as he presented the 2018 fair profit/loss statement and 2019 fair budget to the Jones...

Sports


Ty Jesenovec of Monticello (left) battles Brandon Hines of Tipton in a 138-pound match at the Wilton quadrangular meet Jan. 10. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Stonebraker, Tipton Conservative)
01/17/2019 - 10:13am
     A sweep of three opponents in a quadrangular meet at Wilton, and a fourth place finish in the Loyd Shaffer Invitational at Marion, made last week a big one for the Monticello High School wrestling team.      The Panthers (10-4 in dual meets)...

Obituaries


Marvin E. Wink
01/22/2019 - 11:23am
      Marvin E. Wink age 79, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.       Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2019 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Monticello with interment...

News


Rep. Lee Hein (left) and Sen. Dan Zumbach answer questions during the legislative forum at the Monticello School Board work session Jan. 9. (Photo by Pete Temple)
01/22/2019 - 2:09pm
     Area state legislators expressed optimism that the 2019 Iowa legislative session will mean good news for the state’s school districts.      Sen. Dan Zumbach and Rep. Lee Hein visited the Administrative Board Room to speak with the Monticello...

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