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Kim Brooks
07/01/2020 - 1:01pm
     Are we sick and tired of hearing the phrase “new normal?”      We’re living in a new normal. Life, as we know it, is a new normal. We’re all getting used to a new normal. Enough already!      But, it’s really true.      Events have been...

Agriculture

07/01/2020 - 10:34am
     Some important news regarding the WMT 2020 Tractorcade was released on June 25.      WMT’s “Big Show Tractorcade” will be rolling into Monticello Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 3-5. The event will be based at the fairgrounds.      “The...

Features


Dan+Shay
07/01/2020 - 1:11pm
     While the 2020 Great Jones County Fair was set to be modified this summer due to the spread of COVID-19, things are already in motion for 2021.      Fair General Manager John Harms just released the full line-up of entertainment (opening acts...

Sports


Jubilant Monticello players run to celebrate with Jeff Carlson (right, facing camera) after Carlson’s game-winning single against North Cedar June 25. (Photos by Pete Temple)
07/01/2020 - 10:53am
     If this turns out to be the kind of successful season the Monticello High School baseball team is hoping for, it will be easy to pinpoint the moment things turned the Panthers’ way.      Jeff Carlson stepped in with bases loaded and two out in...

Obituaries


David J. Kremer
06/24/2020 - 10:48am
      David J. Kremer passed away on Jan. 7, 2020 in St. Louis, Mo.       Graveside services will be held at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Fr. Paul Baldwin will officiate the services. A celebration of life will be...

News

07/01/2020 - 1:09pm
     It’s official. The intersection of Highway 151 and Old Dubuque Road will close to all traffic on Aug. 3.      The Jones County Supervisors made the closure date official during their June 23 board meeting, after hearing from County Engineer...

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