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Kim Brooks
02/14/2018 - 9:54am
     Every two years I take it upon myself to write a sport-related column. Why the significance, you ask? Because that’s when the Summer and Winter Olympics take place.      My last sports-related column was two years ago in 2016 just before the...

Agriculture


The Jones County Dairy Banquet was held Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Berndes Center. Royalty honored at the banquet includes, first row from left: Aiden Ulferts, 2018 Little Sir Dairyman; Sydney Sparks, 2018 Little Miss Squirt; Drew Ricklefs, 2017 Little Sir Dairyman; and Kylie McElmeel, 2017 Little Miss Squirt. Second row: Grace Gadient, Jones County Dairy Princess for 2017 and 2018; and Iowa Dairy Princess Rachel Grober of Ionia, Iowa. (Photos by Pete Temple)
02/14/2018 - 9:34am
     A meal, the naming of royalty, awards and a hypnosis show were all part of the Jones County Dairy Banquet Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Berndes Center in Monticello.      Jones County royalty for 2018 were recognized, including Jones County Dairy...

Features


April Covel
02/14/2018 - 10:20am
     At the request of April Covel’s defense attorney, a plea hearing in her case involving charges of homicide by vehicle while under the influence and involuntary manslaughter was set for 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12. According to Jones County...

Sports


Monticello’s State Wrestling Tournament qualifiers, from left: Chase Luensman, Lake Stahlberg and Kain Luensman. (Photos by Pete Temple)
02/14/2018 - 10:00am
     “Saturday was a great day for the Panthers.”      With that remark, Monticello High School wrestling coach Ryan Luensman aptly summarized a day at the Class 2A district meet, Feb. 10 at DeWitt Central High School, that saw three Panthers...

Obituaries


Miles Tredway
02/15/2018 - 9:01am
     Miles Tredway, 91, of Center Junction passed away Feb. 14, 2018 at Mercy Hospice House in Hiawatha.      His memorial service will be held at Onslow First Presbyterian Church on Saturday Feb. 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Friends may call on Friday,...

News

02/14/2018 - 10:16am
     The Monticello Community School District Facilities Committee is hosting a second Community Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 6-7 p.m. This public meeting will take place at Monticello Middle School, with a different format than the first...

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