Kim Brooks
12/08/2022 - 11:02am
   This time of year can be a bit slow when it comes to story ideas, so I tend to look through our newspaper archives of old newspapers to see if I can get any ideas from years past.    As I was doing so last week, I came across the front page of...


Several FFA members from Jones County were honored for earning the prestigious American Degree during the National FFA Convention Oct. 28 in Indianapolis, Ind. They are, first row from left: Adele Hogan, Monticello; and Kole Michaud, Midland. Second row: Elizabeth Riniker, Anamosa; Kristin Schaefer, Midland; and Marissa Recker, Monticello. (Photo submitted)
12/07/2022 - 9:48am


On Dec. 1, the library board and Friends of the Library held an open-house event for Director Michelle Turnis, who stepped down after 18 years. Visiting with Turnis is Sherri Neofotist and board member Lisa Stevens.
12/08/2022 - 11:12am
     After 18 years of working for the Monticello Public Library, Michelle Turnis stepped down last week to pursue a different career path in her life.    “It’s time for a change,” she said. “COVID changed the library, and we lost patrons the last...


Urijah Etzel of Monticello (top) works to control an East Buchanan opponent in the Dan Guilford Invitational Dec. 2 in Monticello. (Photos by Pete Temple)
12/07/2022 - 10:26am
   The first week of the wrestling season couldn’t have gone much better for the Monticello Panthers.    Monti opened Dec. 1 by sweeping three River Valley Conference opponents at Anamosa Thursday, beating Durant 51-25, topping Camanche 57-24, and...


12/08/2022 - 10:52am
      Edmund F. Stecklein, 80, of Monticello, Iowa passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.     Visitation will be held from 8:30 – 10:45 a...


12/08/2022 - 11:44am
     As the Jones County Supervisors prepare for budget season, County Auditor Whitney Hein reminded them that the new EMS Levy will be added to the budget.    "The budget will include all of the EMS income and expenses," she said.    The EMS...

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