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Kim Brooks
01/11/2019 - 3:48pm
     Happy 2019!      It doesn’t even seem like we’ve gotten over the last Presidential Election, and already, two years into Trump’s reign, the media is talking about the next election in 2020.      Over the New Year weekend, the Democratic...

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


This is the 25th and final volume of the local “Wapsipinicon Almanac,” which is produced right here in Jones County. Publisher Tim Fay has dedicated 30 years to this project.
01/11/2019 - 4:04pm
     “The ‘Wapsipinicon Almanac’ jumped from a canoe onto dry ground in May of 1988, and I’ve decided it’s time for it to slip back into the current and course its ways downstream. It’s been an interesting journey, and I can’t think of anything else...

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

01/11/2019 - 3:50pm
      Logan L. Rickels, 21, of Scotch Grove died suddenly on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Visitation was held 4 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Kramer...

News

01/11/2019 - 3:59pm
     As the Monticello City Council approved a Resolution of Necessity and ordered plans/specs for the N. Sycamore St. reconstruction project, several residents impacted by the project were, again, present to speak their mind.      Kay Eilers asked...

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