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Opinion


Kim Brooks
08/09/2018 - 8:16am
     Passion is contagious, especially passion about one’s own town.      If you read last week’s Express, you saw the front-page article about Bobby Krum and the Amber Community Club working to put Amber on the map. The addition of a Free Little...

Agriculture


Several Jones County Exhibitors competed with champions from other counties at the Best of the Best Competition Aug. 1 in Williamsburg. From left are Tyler Frasher (showing for Jessica Frasher), DeLainy Fellinger, Jamien Moore, Marissa Recker, Ivan Lambertsen, Autumn Kirby and Tysen Gravel. Jessica Frasher won Supreme Champion Breeding Gilt at the event. (Photo submitted)
08/09/2018 - 8:59am

Features


Amber’s Free Little Library contains numerous kids’ books for the taking. You can take and return a book, or take a book and replace it with one of your own. Children’s and adult books were recently donated for the little library.
08/08/2018 - 11:12am
     Amber, Iowa, known for the famous Hula Hoop Tree, which is located on County Home Road E-23, now has another reason to draw visitors.      Earlier this year, the unofficial Amber Mayor, Bobby Krum, took on the project of building a Free Little...

Sports


The Jones County Special Olympics softball team that won its division at the state tournament Aug. 4 includes, first row from left: Abby Feldmann, Jacque Fowler, Lori Feldmann and Kayla Gronewald. Second row: Daniel Ruttan, Jeff Guilford, Jeremiah Grams and Brad Linder. Third row: assistant coach Tom Gronewold, Dylan Welter, Chris King, Ron Pfeiffer, Miles Hatchell, Dan Bodkin, head coach Josh Brenneman (obstructed), Billy Hughes, assistant coach Teri Gronewold and delegation manager Sharon Grams. (Photo submitted)
08/09/2018 - 9:21am
     With a pair of lopsided victories, the Jones County softball team won its division of the Special Olympics State Team Softball Tournament Saturday, Aug. 4.      The event was held at the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex in Ankeny.      Jones County...

Obituaries


Jane Joanne Nottberg
08/08/2018 - 10:58am
Jane Nottberg, age 76, a longtime resident of Loveland, Colorado died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Leon, Iowa to Arch Edwards and Anna Levsen, Jane attended high school in Monticello and then...

News


President Donald Trump was in Eastern Iowa on July 16 visiting NICC in Peosta. Air Force One landed in Dubuque where Trump was greeted by Gov. Kim Reynolds and many Republicans from Jones County. (Photos submitted)
08/08/2018 - 11:13am
     President Donald Trump was in Eastern Iowa last week on July 16. After Air Force One touched down at the Dubuque Airport, Trump headed down Highway 20 to Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta to take part in an invite-only roundtable...

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