Opinion


Kim Brooks
01/26/2023 - 3:32pm
   I am a reader, this much is true!    I read books; I read various newspapers on a daily and weekly basis; I read online blogs; I read online news articles. I like to read and stay informed.    But, life is busy and it gets in the way of my...

Agriculture


Parker Kray has been working for Beck's Hybrids under his own business, Kray Seed LLC, since 2020. He not only covers Jones County, but several neighboring counties as well. He prides himself on customer service. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
01/25/2023 - 10:02am
     Farming runs in the family. Tractors, restoring tractors, runs in the family. Selling seed also now runs in the family.    Parker Kray, a Monticello High School 2015 graduate, enjoys staying busy. Working three full-time jobs is nothing for him...

Features


Faith Brehm stared her new role as library director on Jan. 3. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
01/26/2023 - 3:40pm
     There is a new face behind the desk at the Monticello Public Library, assisting patrons.    On Jan. 3, the library welcomed Faith Brehm as the new director, replacing Michelle Turnis following her resignation at the end of 2022.    Brehm is no...

Sports


Kale Hansen earned his 150th career victory during the Midland tournament Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Dana Hansen)
01/25/2023 - 10:18am
   For the fourth straight season, the Monticello Panthers are dual meet wrestling champions of the River Valley Conference North Division.    And for the fifth time, the Panthers have a wrestler who has reached 150 career victories; Kale Hansen...

Obituaries


Mary A. Allamand
01/26/2023 - 3:07pm
      Mary A. Allamand, 76, of Scotch Grove, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 surrounded by her family. Visitation was held 9 to 10:15 a.m. and Mass followed at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Anamosa...

News

01/26/2023 - 3:40pm
     After some members of the Jones County Board of Supervisors fielded calls from rural county residents regarding the condition of gravel roads, the topic dominated the Jan. 17 board meeting.    “They’re bad,” Supervisor Jeff Swisher summed up...

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