When I started as sports editor here at the Journal-Eureka way back in 1995, Jerry Carstens had been coaching girls basketball at Midland for exactly 30 years.

Jackie Gonzales, 62, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at the Jones Regional Medical Center, Anamosa, following a sudden illness.

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