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Kim Brooks
01/16/2020 - 9:20am
A little election history lesson for you this week…  What happened in our nation’s history 231 years ago?  How about on Jan. 7, 1789?  That was the date of the first presidential election in the United States.  On Jan. 7, 1789, Congress required...

Agriculture


Lisa (left) and Jason Kurt of Cascade recently received the Commercial Cattle Producers of the Year award from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. (Photos submitted)
01/07/2020 - 12:33pm
     Jason and Lisa Kurt of Cascade have been named winners of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) Commercial Cattle Producers of the Year award.      The award was presented by the ICA at its Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit Dec. 5 at...

Features


Last week, the Jones County Supervisors declared 2020 as the centennial year of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Celebrating that occasion were many of the female employees of the county. Front from left are Jane Russell, Janine Sulzner, Kim Sorgenfrey, and Vicki Starn. Second row, Amy Picray, Sarah Benter, Gwyn Gapinski, and Michele Lubben. Third row, Julie Althoff, Kris Weers, Susan Yario, and Lori Jess. Fourth row, Sheri Jones, Lisa Mootz, Sarah Tate, and Stephanie Coffey. Back row, Paula Hart and Shelly Williams. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
01/16/2020 - 9:38am
On Jan. 2, during their first meeting of the new year, the Jones County Supervisors declared the year 2020 to be the “19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration.”  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women...

Sports


Bronwyn Hodge of Monticello (30) tries for a basket in the Jan. 3 home game against Durant. (Photos by Pete Temple)
01/07/2020 - 12:48pm
     There were a lot of things that went well for the Monticello High School girls basketball team in its 53-27 home win over Durant Jan. 3, but one sticks out.      After taking a 30-19 halftime lead, the Panthers outscored the Wildcats 13-1 in...

Obituaries


Willene Moenk
01/16/2020 - 9:08am
Willene Moenk of Anamosa passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at S.S. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in rural Monticello. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m...

News


County Engineer Derek Snead addresses the crowd of roughly 100 people on Jan. 9 during a public hearing about Old Dubuque Road/Highway 151. The joint meeting was conducted by Jones County and Anamosa. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
01/16/2020 - 9:43am
The intersection of Old Dubuque Road/130th Street and Highway 151 will remain open until Jones County and the City of Anamosa decide just what course of action to take.  Both government entities held a public hearing on Jan. 9 at the Anamosa library...

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