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Opinion

08/16/2017 - 10:54am
To the Editor,      Removal of the Mon Maq Dam is in a word-UNNECESSARY! It appears County officials are busy chasing grants, which is putting pressure on them to hurry things through to meet a grant deadline, rather than exploring other options...

Agriculture

08/16/2017 - 9:01am
Several Jones County 4-H exhibitors participated in the Best of the Best competition July 29 at the Iowa County Fairgrounds in Marengo. Addy Rogers of Anamosa (second from left) was the overall winner in the Market Hog category. Exhibitors and their...

Features


Isaac Helgens, a MHS graduate, is seen here with actor Eddie Jemison, who played Max Parker in the movie “Amelia 2.0.” The movie was written by an Eastern Iowa native and filmed in Cedar Rapids. (Photos submitted)
08/16/2017 - 11:25am
     A former Monticello High School graduate is now on the “big screen.”      Isaac Helgens, Class of 1998, takes on the role as a lab technician in the sci-fi drama “Amelia 2.0”, which hit theaters on Aug. 4. The movie, with many Eastern Iowa ties...

Sports


Greg Stephen instructs his Barnstormers team during a time-out in a game this season. (Photos courtesy of Cole Cooper Photography)
08/16/2017 - 9:17am
     Patrick McCaffery, a member of the Iowa Barnstormers (Class of) 2019 boys basketball team, came up with a term to emphasize the team’s underdog status in the Adidas Gauntlet Finale tournament this summer.      “It’s Iowa vs. Everybody.”      It...

Obituaries


Ruby Toenjes
08/18/2017 - 1:48pm
     Ruby Toenjes, age 95, died Thursday Aug. 17, 2017 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.      Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello with...

News

08/16/2017 - 11:29am
     Showing support for the appointed members of the Conservation Board, the Jones County Supervisors voted 4-1 to back Conservation in their endeavors as they move forward with their Mon Maq Dam project, which at this point entails partial removal...

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