Kim Brooks
05/09/2018 - 10:47am
     On Friday, May 4, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a controversial bill this week into law.      The “heartbeat bill” in Iowa is now the nation’s strictest abortion law.      Regardless of how you feel about this now-law, my thoughts this week aren’t...


05/16/2018 - 9:26am
     Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has reminded eligible farm owners that the deadline to apply for the 2018 Century and Heritage Farm Program is June 1.      The program recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the...


On Friday evening May 4, Jeff Nagel and Kylie McDonnell, both of Monticello, got engaged. A pilot from Cedar Rapids took the couple and a photographer up in a small plane out of the Monticello airport. A field below spelled out the engagement. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
05/09/2018 - 11:20am
     Friday evening, May 4, started out like any other Friday evening…      Jeff Nagel and Kylie McDonnell were preparing for a short plane ride thanks to the Monticello airport. Nagel wanted to capture some aerial photographs of the Nagel farmstead...


05/16/2018 - 9:42am
     The bold type below tells the tale: the State Class 2A Girls Track and Field Meet will include plenty of Monticello Panthers.      The Panthers qualified 13 entries in 11 events to the state meet, and secured the meet’s team title as well,...


05/16/2018 - 7:36am
      Shirley Hearn, 81, of Monticello, died peacefully, with her loving husband of 64 years by her side on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Pinicon Place in Anamosa.       Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Matthew...


05/09/2018 - 11:18am
     A resident of Amber is pushing to see Jones County establish an ATV/UTV ordinance.      Bobby Krum was in attendance at the May 1 Jones County Supervisor meeting. He presented each supervisor with a packet of information and sample ordinances a...

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