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Kim Brooks
02/13/2020 - 9:55am
     Hi, my name is Kimberly, Kim, Matthew, Barbara, James, and Elizabeth.      No, I’m not doing a parody of Eminem’s “My Name Is” song. These are apparently all of my aliases, according to the numerous Democratic presidential campaign workers and...

Agriculture


Dairy bingo Don Eilers (right) calls out numbers for the Carla Zumbach Memorial Bingo Game, part of the Jones County Dairy Banquet Saturday. Assisting at left is Robert Stoll. (Photos by Pete Temple)
02/14/2020 - 2:27pm
     A meal, the naming of royalty, awards, and a Carla Zumbach Memorial Bingo game were all part of the Jones County Dairy Banquet Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Berndes Center in Monticello.      Jones County royalty for 2020 were recognized, including...

Features


Actress Catherine Bach who famously portrayed Daisy Duke in “Dukes of Hazzard” will be appearing at the O’Reilly Car Show, Feb. 22-23, in Monticello. (Photo submitted)
02/13/2020 - 11:05am
Who says there’s not much happening in February in Iowa? Affordable family fun in small-town America is on the menu in Monticello. A Midwest winter highlight return for the 51st consecutive year as the KCRG-TV9 Presents the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rod...

Sports


Four Monticello Panthers advanced to the district meet by placing in the top two at the sectional meet Feb. 8 at West Delaware. From left are Kale Hansen, Owen Ray, Kain Luensman and Ethan Tallman. (Photos by Pete Temple)
02/14/2020 - 3:12pm
     Four Monticello High School wrestlers will make their bids for state tournament berths when the Class 2A district meet is held Feb. 15 at Center Point-Urbana.      Kain Luensman, Kale Hansen, Owen Ray and Ethan Tallman earned that opportunity...

Obituaries


Loren J. Lubben
02/12/2020 - 10:28am
      Loren J. Lubben, 81, of Maquoketa passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at the Jackson County Regional Health Center.       A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa at 10:30 a.m. A...

News


Rep. Lee Hein, Rep. Andy McKean, and Sen. Carrie Koelker spoke to about a dozen people during the Farm Bureau forum on Feb. 7. The biggest topic was mental health and IWILL funding. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
02/13/2020 - 11:18am
     Jones County Farm Bureau hosted a legislative forum on Feb. 7 at Kirkwood Jones Regional Education Center in Monticello.      There were roughly a dozen people in attendance.      Rep. Lee Hein, Rep. Andy McKean, and Sen. Carrie Koelker were...

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