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Opinion

10/24/2018 - 3:17pm
What if I want to vote early, or don’t want to go to the polls on Election Day?      Voters may receive a ballot prior to Election Day by voting early in the Auditor’s Office beginning 29 days prior to Election Day until 5 p.m. the day before...

Agriculture


Olin School students plant produce as part of the donation garden project. (Photos submitted)
11/06/2018 - 1:21pm
     Jones County Extension partnered with Jones County Master Gardeners and the Olin School district to start a donation garden planted, taken care of, and harvested by the students at Olin School.      Jones County Extension started in March,...

Features


The Courageous Travelers group poses for a photo before boarding the Corrib Princess for a boat tour on the Corrib River in Galway.
10/24/2018 - 3:49pm
     Every year Camp Courageous takes travelers out of the country to take in new experiences across the globe. In mid-September, Camp’s travel group, “Courageous Travels,” took 30 people to Ireland for a week and a half.      Courageous Travels is...

Sports


Cole Cruise runs to a 21st place finish for Monticello during the State Class 2A Boys Cross Country Meet Oct. 27 in Fort Dodge. (Photos by Pete Temple)
11/06/2018 - 1:35pm
     Runners at the State Cross Country Meet Oct. 27 couldn’t have asked for a better day – sunny, a high in the mid-60s and a slight breeze.      And the Monticello Panthers who ran in the meet, at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge,...

Obituaries

10/24/2018 - 3:26pm
      Lloyd S. Andre, 90, of Anamosa, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 4-7 p.m. at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where a Masonic service was held at 7 p.m. Funeral services...

News

10/24/2018 - 3:45pm
     A project that would entail roughly $120,000 in mostly exterior courthouse improvements went out to bid recently, with zero interest from the public.      During the Jones County Supervisors’ Oct. 2 meeting, County Auditor Janine Sulzner...

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