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The Monroe County Farm Bureau held its annual banquet and Ag Hall of Fame Awards ceremony Saturday at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. The group approved their leadership team for the next year including Terry Maloy, president, Lizzy McGlothlen, vice president, Ed Yarkosky, secretary, Jill Yul…

Obituaries

George Godfrey, 85, of Marshalltown, passed away on Sept. 7, 2019 at the Iowa River Hospice Home with his family at his side.

Jerry Gene Mickles, age 80, of Albia, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines surrounded by his family.

Opinion

Let me write this as clearly and succinctly as I can. It is never appropriate, wise or helpful in any way, shape or form, to call out kids on Facebook for things that happen on the field of play. Or in drama, music, art or FFA. Never. Not from high school girlfriends, not from grandparents o…

This is such an important exciting time of year if you are a sports fan. Major League Baseball season is in the home stretch ( and finally the Cardinals are making some noise), the Iowa Cubs are in the playoffs, college football and high school football are under way, volleyball and cross co…

You hear a lot about wealth in our nation. Wall Street and the state of the economy get a lot of play. Our President and most Congressmen are wealthy. Professional athletes make unreal salaries. Every year various magazines list the 100 richest people in the country. We have more millionaire…