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Kim Brooks
09/08/2021 - 2:26pm
     If you ever listen to KHAK 98.1 (free radio station plug), then you know that morning Co-host Courtlin is originally from the State of Michigan. She only moved to Iowa in 2014 for her radio gig with “Brain” (Ryan Brainard).      Courtlin is...

Agriculture


Greg Kromminga, owner of Kromminga Motors, will be among those celebrating the company’s 51st anniversary at a Sept. 18 event at the Great Jones County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Pete Temple)
09/15/2021 - 10:50am
     When Kromminga Motors celebrates its 51st anniversary with an event Saturday at the Great Jones County Fairgrounds, it will showcase the continuation of a word owner Greg Kromminga uses often: legacy.      “I’m third generation, and (son)...

Features


On Oct. 11, 2001, Erdahl returned to D.C. and the Pentagon, a month after the attack. You can visibly see the damage the plane caused.
09/08/2021 - 2:59pm
     Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of what’s becoming known simply as “9/11.”      On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, four hijacked passenger airplanes caused death, injury, and destruction in the U.S. Two planes hit the two World...

Sports


Emma Hynick of Monticello goes high for a spike in the Sept. 9 win at Anamosa. (Photos by Pete Temple)
09/15/2021 - 11:04am
     Playing nothing but road matches doesn’t seem to be a problem for the Monticello High School volleyball team this season.      The Panthers had seven of them in a recent stretch of six days, and only lost once.      It was a hugely successful...

Obituaries


Jennie M. Dirks
09/08/2021 - 2:09pm
      Jennie M. Dirks, 93, of Monticello passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Monticello.       Visitation was held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello...

News

09/08/2021 - 2:50pm
     Jess Wiedenhoff, Jones County Public Health Community Health Specialist, offered updated COVID figures to the Jones County Supervisors just prior to their Aug. 31 board meeting.      Jones County’s vaccination rate has now hit 50 percent,...

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