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04/27/2017 - 9:41am
     The Jones County Extension and Outreach Office along with the Jones County 4-H members would like to take this opportunity to thank all the adult and youth volunteers that work so hard all year to make the 4-H program possible.      It takes...

Agriculture


Iowa Degree recipients from the Monticello FFA Chapter include, from left: Wesley Henderson, Kirklen Kiburz, Robert Pejchl, Jacob Lorenzen, Quinton Felliner, Grace Gadient and Breanna Adams. Not pictured is Cassidy Russell. (Photos submitted)
04/26/2017 - 10:43am
     Quinton Fellinger represented the Monticello FFA Chapter as a Star finalist in Agriculture Placement, while eight members received their Iowa FFA degrees, at the 89th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference held April 9-11 at Iowa State University...

Features


Members of the MHS Class of 1969 Porch Posse helped in serving the catered meal at the March Monticello School Foundation Dinner. The money they make is donated back into the community. Front from left are Linda Ahlrichs, Danica Hughes, and Pam Jacobs. Back from, Jean Haas, Susan Bohlken, Linda Kahler, and Ginger Eilers. (Photo submitted)
04/27/2017 - 10:23am
     Ladies from the Monticello High School Class of 1969 enjoy each other’s company, sharing stories from times’ past, reminiscing, laughing together. But more than anything, they enjoy giving back to the community.      This is where the “Porch...

Sports


Drake Relays qualifiers from the Monticello girls track team, from left: Jordan Patterson, Taylor McDonald, Paige Holub and Corinne Gadient. (Photo by Pete Temple)
04/26/2017 - 11:12am
     Monticello sophomore Corinne Gadient qualified individually in two events, and two Panther relays also qualified, as Drake Relays entries were announced on Saturday, April 22.      Gadient will run in the 800-meter run and the 1,500 at Drake,...

Obituaries


Buirl Constance (Gill) Thomsen
04/28/2017 - 9:34am
     Our mother, Buirl Constance (Gill) Thomsen, born on Sept. 15, 1926 to Thelma and Christopher Gill in a small farmhouse near Buckhorn, Iowa, died April 12, 2017 at the age of 90 at The Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, Iowa. A “Celebration of...

News


After approving a motion to sell Ely’s Stone Bridge for $1 to the Jones County Historical Preservation Commission April 18, the Jones County Board of Supervisors ordered the bridge closed the same day. (Photo by Pete Temple)
04/27/2017 - 10:25am
     Ely’s Stone Bridge could remain standing for years to come, thanks to a decision made by the Jones County Board of Supervisors during its weekly meeting Tuesday, April 18.      The board voted to sell Ely's Stone Bridge to the Jones County...

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