Kim Brooks
02/13/2019 - 9:23am
     Raise your hand if you’re over winter already!      What is being termed the “Polar Vortex” last week brought well-below zero wind chills to 75 percent of the United States. Actual temperatures at night for most of last week were 20 degrees...


02/06/2019 - 8:42am
     The revival of the Lovell Lions 4-H Club in Jones County is a classic win-win-win situation.      • Win: Calli McQuillen of Monticello and Lauren Von Behren of Olin got to continue working with Jones County youth after their summer internships...


02/13/2019 - 9:19am
     The Iowa State Fair will celebrate the 90th birthday of Baby Mine at the 2019 fair in the form of a concrete statue contest. Baby Mine was a baby elephant that 15,000 Iowa children helped sponsor and name by sending in nearly $1,000 in nickels...


02/06/2019 - 8:52am
     Three sectional champions and one runner-up from Monticello will advance to the Feb. 9 Class 2A district meet, as a result of the sectional tournament Saturday, Feb. 2 at Davenport Assumption.      Three of the four are repeat district...


01/30/2019 - 9:00am
      Robert (Bob) G. Cox, 72, of Gladbrook, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at his home.       A celebration of life was held Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Calvin Rockett Bar and Grill, Marshalltown. Attire was casual. Hawkeye, Cubs or...


Sen. Carrie Koelker and Rep. Lee Hein. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
01/30/2019 - 9:21am
     Jones County Farm Bureau hosted the first area legislative forum on Jan. 25. Despite the blowing snow, all four area legislators graced the small group with their presence: Sen. Dan Zumbach, Sen. Carrie Koelker, Rep. Lee Hein and Rep. Andy...

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