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Kim Brooks
09/20/2017 - 10:37am
     People ask me all the time what I enjoy about my job. Well, there are many things, but the obvious is that there is always something to keep me busy; always something going on in the community and county.      This weekend was a perfect example...

Agriculture

09/20/2017 - 8:38am
     In 2009, the Soil and Water Conservation District commissioners challenged us to teach Iowa’s youth about soil and water. The Conservation Station and Water Rocks! program were our answers. Since that time, we have been to every county in Iowa...

Features


The Maehl family left Monticello in 2013 for Florida. They first moved to the Keys and after a year, relocated to the east Florida coast Palm City. In front are Kennedy and Grace. Standing in back are Dawson, Charity and John Maehl. (Photos submitted)
09/20/2017 - 12:18pm
     Many of the people in the Midwest know what it feels like to take shelter during a horrendous storm, or deal with the aftermath of a tornado. But for those living in Texas and Florida recently, seeking shelter during a Category 4 hurricane is...

Sports


Devin Kraus of Monticello (right) pulls in a 25-yard touchdown pass against North Fayette Valley Friday, Sept. 15 at Dean Nelson Field. (Photo courtesy of Dianna Rucker, Rucker Photography)
09/20/2017 - 9:06am
     Throughout the first half, Monticello’s big home victory over North Fayette Valley at Dean Nelson Field was a see-saw contest.      And then it wasn’t.      Max Keleher rushed for 209 of his 243 yards in the second half, scoring three...

Obituaries


Dorothy Miller Rogers
09/20/2017 - 2:23pm
     Dorothy Miller Rogers, age 91, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.      A life celebration service will be held at 11 Saturday morning, Sept. 23, 2017 at the Goettsch...

News

09/20/2017 - 11:09am
     After the Monticello City Council could not come to an agreement at their last meeting concerning the city-owned lot at 224 N. Chestnut St., the council remained at an impasse yet again during the Sept. 18 meeting.      The 3-3 vote failed when...

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