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02/19/2020 - 8:56am
     If you haven’t heard by now, there is a lot to look forward to this summer in Jones County.      We have the traditional events and activities such as the Great Jones County Fair, Fourth of July events in every community in Jones County, and...

Agriculture


Steve Barber of the Jones County Cattlemen (right) presents a signed poster to Kenny Wilson, son of Seth Wilson of Miles, who was seriously injured in a farm accident March 7. (Photos submitted)
04/01/2020 - 9:51am
     Year after year, Seth Wilson and the Wilson family of Miles stepped up for the Jones County Cattlemen.      This time, it was time for the Cattlemen to return the favor.      Wilson, who for more than a decade has donated an hour of tub...

Features


Levi Temple, a MHS junior, was named KCRG’s Student of the Month for February. Temple was nominated by his youth bowling league coach, Tony Mondl. Temple said the whole experience has taken him by surprise. (Express file photo)
02/19/2020 - 9:14am
     Thanks to so much community support and online voting, Levi Temple of Monticello was named the KCRG-TV9’s Student of the Month for February.      The Monticello High School junior was nominated by his youth league bowling coach, Tony Mondl....

Sports


Avery Jurgens receives high-fives from a Monticello Heat teammate during a February USA Volleyball tournament at Monticello High School. (Photo by Pete Temple)
04/01/2020 - 10:08am
     Several dozen girls of varying ages and abilities participated in Monticello’s winter volleyball program again this season.      The season was cut short due to the COVID-19 virus spread, but the Monticello Heat teams got plenty of match...

Obituaries


Jeffrey Straw
02/19/2020 - 8:38am
Jeffrey Joseph Straw, 58, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m., with Pastor Mike...

News

03/31/2020 - 10:28am
Two additional cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Jones County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individuals, one in the age range of 18-40 years and one in the age range of 41-60 years, are self...

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