Kim Brooks
02/13/2019 - 9:23am
     Raise your hand if you’re over winter already!      What is being termed the “Polar Vortex” last week brought well-below zero wind chills to 75 percent of the United States. Actual temperatures at night for most of last week were 20 degrees...


The Jones County Dairy Producers held their annual awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 9. Royalty was crowned for 2019. Seated in front are Sydney Sparks, 2018 Little Miss Squirt; Aiden Ulferts, 2018 Little Sir Dairyman; Reagan Stoll, 2019 Little Miss Squirt; and Dalton Ricklefs, 2019 Little Sir Dairyman. Standing are Iowa Dairy Princess Jessica Schmitt, 2019 Jones County Dairy Princess Gabby Gadient, 2018 Jones County Dairy Princess Grace Gadient, and candidate Ashlynn Sparks. Absent from photo was candidate Gabrielle Steiner. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
02/19/2019 - 1:20pm
     A meal, the naming of royalty, awards and entertainment were all part of the Jones County Dairy Banquet Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Berndes Center in Monticello.      Jones County royalty for 2018 were recognized, including Jones County Dairy...


02/13/2019 - 9:19am
     The Iowa State Fair will celebrate the 90th birthday of Baby Mine at the 2019 fair in the form of a concrete statue contest. Baby Mine was a baby elephant that 15,000 Iowa children helped sponsor and name by sending in nearly $1,000 in nickels...


Chase Luensman of Monticello takes down Cael Meyer of West Delaware in the 145-pound title match at the Class 2A sectional tournament Feb. 9 in DeWitt. (Photos by Pete Temple)
02/19/2019 - 2:14pm
     Some familiar faces from Monticello will take to the mats at the State Class 2A Wrestling Tournament this week, as a result of the Feb. 9 district meet held at DeWitt Central.      Chase Luensman, Kain Luensman and Lake Stahlberg all reached...


01/30/2019 - 9:00am
      Robert (Bob) G. Cox, 72, of Gladbrook, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at his home.       A celebration of life was held Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Calvin Rockett Bar and Grill, Marshalltown. Attire was casual. Hawkeye, Cubs or...


Sen. Carrie Koelker and Rep. Lee Hein. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
01/30/2019 - 9:21am
     Jones County Farm Bureau hosted the first area legislative forum on Jan. 25. Despite the blowing snow, all four area legislators graced the small group with their presence: Sen. Dan Zumbach, Sen. Carrie Koelker, Rep. Lee Hein and Rep. Andy...

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