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  • 11/15/2017 - 10:44am

  • The JCSHY Coalition honored several members for the outstanding commitment to the Coalition. From left are Amy Doerrfeld, Caroline Olson, Richard Tapia, Sabrina Rogers, Jeff Meyers, Sheri Gilds, and Jon Zirkelbach. Absent from photo is Phil Owen, accepting on behalf of his late wife, LaVonne Owen. (Photo submitted)
    11/15/2017 - 10:33am
  • 11/15/2017 - 10:32am

  • Members of the JRMC Foundation show off the Stone City Stone bricks that were purchased with the JRMC vision statement shown on them. The bricks were then handed out to JRMC staff, the foundation of the hospital. JRMC recently received a $200,000 anonymous donation, thanking the staff for their dedicated care. (Photo submitted)
    11/15/2017 - 10:31am

  • The Monticello High School volleyball team held its awards event Nov. 6 in the MHS Commons. Earning all-conference awards, from left: Caitlyn Cruise, Savanah Kremer, Maddie Lambert, Lauren Ries and Jordan Kuper. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    11/15/2017 - 9:36am

  • Drew Gravel of Midland (left) blocks a Don Bosco punt during the state Eight-player semifinal game Nov. 9 in the UNI-Dome. The play set up Midland’s first touchdown. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    11/15/2017 - 9:30am

  • The Jones County 4-H Awards Program was held Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Citizens State Bank Youth Development Center. County 4-H Teen Council members installed included, seated from left: Breanna Adams, Tom Dirks, Sydney Heims, Adele Hogan, Cassie-Kay Ross, Austin Timm, Lillian Strait and Koree Miller. Second row: Ivan Lambertsen, Emma Bock, Madalyn Heims, Caleb Hogan, Rachel Ross, Morgan Strait, Lauren Sylvester, Elizabeth Riniker and Katravia Burns. Not pictured are Hunter Kramer and Bo Kramer. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    11/15/2017 - 9:16am

  • Amy Picray poses with one of the new license plates that leave room for a Monticello Panther decal. Proceeds for purchase of the decal go to the Monticello Athletic Booster Club. (Photo by Pete Temple)
    11/08/2017 - 9:25am
  • 11/08/2017 - 9:22am

  • Jones County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Denniston was involved in an accident on Oct. 31 on Highway 64 near Wyoming. Denniston and his K-9 Loki were treated for their injuries and released for duty. Iowa State Patrol investigateed the accident. (Photo courtesy of the Jones Co. Sheriff’s Office)
    11/08/2017 - 8:33am
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  • 11/08/2017 - 8:27am

  • Nathan Stevenson of the Iowa Learning Farms “Water Rocks” youth outreach program speaks to third-graders at Carpenter Elementary School Oct. 31. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    11/08/2017 - 8:27am

  • Jane Schwartz of Monticello won $30,000 in the Iowa Lottery’s “Block-O” scratch-off game. She plans to use a portion of her winnings for home improvements and a vacation next spring. (Photo submitted)
    11/08/2017 - 8:21am

Opinion

11/15/2017 - 10:27am
     Though tobacco use rates continue to decline, with 15.1 percent of adults being classified as smokers nationwide, its health implications remain a very real cause for concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds cigarette...

Agriculture


The Jones County 4-H Awards Program was held Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Citizens State Bank Youth Development Center. County 4-H Teen Council members installed included, seated from left: Breanna Adams, Tom Dirks, Sydney Heims, Adele Hogan, Cassie-Kay Ross, Austin Timm, Lillian Strait and Koree Miller. Second row: Ivan Lambertsen, Emma Bock, Madalyn Heims, Caleb Hogan, Rachel Ross, Morgan Strait, Lauren Sylvester, Elizabeth Riniker and Katravia Burns. Not pictured are Hunter Kramer and Bo Kramer. (Photos by Pete Temple)
11/15/2017 - 9:16am
     With the motto “Start Your Future Here” overseeing the festivities, the annual Jones County 4-H Awards Program was held Sunday, Nov. 12 in the Citizens State Bank Youth Development Center in Monticello.      Awards were presented in a variety...

Features


Kristina (Burnett) Pace grew up in Monticello. She’s been in the Army for eight years now, alongside her husband, Patrick. Both will be sent for a second deployment to Afghanistan in early 2018, leaving their 7-month-old son Rayden in the care of grandparents in Monticello. (Photo submitted)
11/15/2017 - 10:49am
     After graduating from Monticello High School in 2009, Kristina (Burnett) Pace did what many high school graduates do… She went on to college. But, half way through her first semester, she quickly realized this was not the path for her.      “I...

Sports


The Monticello High School volleyball team held its awards event Nov. 6 in the MHS Commons. Earning all-conference awards, from left: Caitlyn Cruise, Savanah Kremer, Maddie Lambert, Lauren Ries and Jordan Kuper. (Photos by Pete Temple)
11/15/2017 - 9:36am
     Celebrating a season that saw them share the River Valley Conference, North Division championship, the Monticello High School volleyball team held its annual awards event Nov. 6 in the MHS Commons.      The Panthers went 23-10, including 4-1 in...

Obituaries


Junior Lewis Appleby
11/21/2017 - 9:08am
Junior Lewis Appleby, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. He was born June 5, 1935 to John and Josephine Appleby. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, James, Jay, Leroy, Joseph (Ernie); sisters, Jeraldine, JoAnn and Judy and...

News

11/15/2017 - 10:45am
     Two potential engineer and architect firms emerged as front-runners from a pool of four during a work session of the Monticello School Board Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Administrative Board Room.      The session was devoted entirely to interviews...

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