Sept. 12-18 is Farm Safety Week. With the harvest upcoming, Iowa State Extension Field Agronomist Rebecca Vittetoe said there are a multitude of ways that farm safety can be practiced.

As of Sept. 13, Jones County’s 14-day positivity rate held steady at 10.3%, an increase of just .1%. The seven-day stats dropped .6% to 9.3%. Statewide, for the past 14 days, the positivity rate dropped 1.3% to 8.9% for 14 days and down to 9% from 9.9% for seven-day averages.

As of first thing Sept. 7, Jones County’s 14-day positivity rate continued to drop from 11.3% to 10.2%.

As of Aug. 30, Jones County’s 14-day positivity rate dropped from 12.5% to 11.3%. The seven-day stats dropped 3% to 9.7%. Statewide, for the past 14 days, the positivity rate rose slightly to 8.2% for 14 days and 8.3% for seven-day averages. Under “total positive cases,” the dashboard listed…

A man who illegally possessed a loaded handgun pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

The 2021 Iowa Legislature session passed several changes to Iowa’s election law. With the upcoming city and school election on Nov. 2, there are several important date and time changes that will affect Iowa voters.

As of Aug. 23, Jones County’s 14-day positivity rate rose 2% from 10.5% to 12.5%. The seven-day stats were at 12.7%. Statewide, for the past 14 days, the positivity rate sits at 7.8% and 8% for the past week.

After not being able to have any events for the past year, Jones County Historical Society plans to have a re-opening celebration at the Edinburgh Pioneer Village on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, starting at 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be free admission to the event.

As of June Aug. 16, Jones County’s 14-day positivity rate sat at 10.5%. The seven-day stats were just under 13%. The county is top 10 in the state in terms of positivity rate.


Jones County Public Health (JCPH) is adopting updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) face covering recommendations to protect against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, the department said in a press release Aug. 5. The CDC recommends everyone, including fully vaccinated indiv…

We all have our personal experiences about the pandemic. There have been so many illnesses, deaths, missed milestones, and millions of lives changed in this last year and a half. My life changed as well. Loved ones, friends and associates were ill, and my family struggled with the uncertaint…