Kim Brooks
07/12/2018 - 11:14am
     This weekend I not only stood up as the “old” Maid of Honor for my younger sister’s wedding, but I gained one heck of a brother-in-law and extended family!      My sister and I attended the Maquoketa Valley School District all through our...


07/11/2018 - 9:39am
     Sweet corn fresh from the garden or farmers market makes a tasty addition to a summer picnic. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting and storing sweet corn, and examine some of the pollination and...


The Jones County Queen Pageant took place on July 8 at the Monticello Eagles Club. The pageant included skits from each candidate, an evening gown competition and on-stage questions. The winner of the Great Jones County Fair Queen will be announced on Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Pictured from left to right: Marissa Recker, Taylor Cruise, Sydney Ballou, Jessi Welter, Hanna Wall, Jabezz Husmann, Rachel Ross, 2017 GJCF Queen Shay Stephen and 2017 GJCF Princess Lauren Von Behren. (Photo by Hannah Gray)
07/12/2018 - 11:29am
     Seven contestants for the title of Great Jones County Fair Queen displayed their talents, creativity and ability to answer questions on the spot, before a full-house crowd at the Queen Pageant Sunday, July 8 at the Eagles Club in Monticello...


Taylor McDonald slides in with a triple for Monticello during the regional quarterfinal game July 3 at Mount Vernon. (Photos by Pete Temple)
07/11/2018 - 10:02am
     From a spectator’s standpoint, it was the kind of game many enjoy: close, back-and-forth, with outstanding defensive plays and big hits.      It didn’t end the way the Monticello High School softball team had hoped, however, as the final big...


Stephanie Bowling
07/12/2018 - 10:54am
     Stephanie Bowling age 24, died Saturday, June 30, 2018 at U of I Hospital.   Funeral Services were held 11 a.m. Friday morning, July 6, 2018 at  the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, where friends called from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday.  Pastor...


07/12/2018 - 11:31am
     Beginning the day after graduation, Monticello High School closed the gym to prepare for renovations. The renovations started on May 29 and are expected to last until July 22.      Tim Lambert, who’s the District Athletic Director, is one of...

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