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03/20/2019 - 3:18pm
     When picturing St. Patrick’s Day festivities, it’s likely you’ll think of alcohol, and perhaps lots of it. This is for good reason, as this holiday commemorating the patron saint of Ireland is regarded as one of the biggest drinking days of the...

Agriculture


Don Stickle of Anamosa, 94, was inducted into the Jones County Cattlemen Hall of Fame during the Jones County Beef Banquet March 16 at the Berndes Center. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
03/20/2019 - 8:59am
     A Jones County Cattlemen Hall of Fame induction, Al Lubben Memorial scholarships presented to four students, and the third edition of the Jones County Idol karaoke contest were all part of the annual Jones County Beef Banquet Saturday, March 16...

Features


Doris Porter, the pre-K teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic School, was named the KDAT 104.5 Top Teacher of the Month. Porter was nominated by one of her student’s parents for going above and beyond her normal job as an educator. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
03/20/2019 - 3:38pm
     Sacred Heart Catholic School in Monticello has something to be proud of. One of their teachers was recently named 104.5 KDAT’s Top Teacher of the Month!      Doris Porter, who has been teaching pre-kindergarten at Sacred Heart for 18 years, was...

Sports


Brayden Cleeton of Monticello competes in the shot put during the University of Dubuque High School Indoor Classic March 16 in Dubuque. (Photos by Pete Temple)
03/20/2019 - 9:23am
     Monticello High School track and field teams faced several tough opponents while competing in the University of Dubuque High School Indoor Classic.      The girls competed March 15, and the boys had their meet March 16. While neither Panther...

Obituaries


Bruce Johnson
03/20/2019 - 3:23pm
      Bruce Johnson passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in his home in Monticello, Iowa.       Bruce, or “Brucie”, as his wife, Kim Johnson, endearingly called him, grew up on a farm in Alta, Iowa. In school, he excelled in sports and...

News


Sen. Dan Zumbach and Sen. Carrie Koelker (Photos by Kim Brooks)
03/20/2019 - 3:44pm
     Jones County Economic Development hosted all four area-legislators in Monticello on March 8 for a legislative forum: Rep. Lee Hein, Rep. Andy KcKean, Sen. Dan Zumbach, and Sen. Carrie Koelker.      The room filled quickly with over 30 people in...

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