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  • The Monticello High School varsity football team, first row from left: managers Mylo and Wyatt Wilson, Devin Kraus, Gavin Cooper, Tony Wallerich, Tyler Ungs, Chase Luensman, Dallas Bowser and Brody Brokaw. Second row: head coach Wes Wilson, Tyler Kuper, Jon Mootz, Thomas Broderick, Lake Stahlberg, Jacob Manternach, Max Keleher, Andrew Mescher, Kaleb Rigby, Hunter Kramer and assistant coach Jon Kyte. Third row: Harrison Eastburn, Gavin Holub, Wesley Henderson, Wade Picray, assistant coaches Greg Williams Nathan Freeze, Dustin Chapman and Donnie Kremer; Clayton Kraus, Kirklen Kiburz, Jacob Lorenzen and Andrew Ellis. (Photos by Pete Temple)
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  • The Monticello High School girls cross country team, first row from left: Gabby Guilford, Jaelyn Graver, Brooklyn Stark, Makenna Patterson, Keeley Anderson, Natalie Newhard and Hayley Manternach. Second row: Kehde Campbell, Katie Sauser, Sydney Ballou, Olivia Kremer, Lauren Lambert, Lizzie Petersen, Jordyn Patterson, Taylor McDonald, Rachel Larabee and Dru Kramer. Third row: assistant coach Vallerie Lynn, head coach Dan Sauser, Emily Schlarmann, Gabrielle Steiner, Sami Fritz, Emily Kurt, Anna Loes, Meredith Melchert, Paige Holub, Makayla Smith (manager) and volunteer coach Bruce Novak.
    08/23/2017 - 9:25am

  • The Monticello High School varsity volleyball team, first row from left: Caitlyn Cruise, Shalay Bronemann, Macy McDonough, Savanah Kremer, Rileigh Lambert, Maria Recker and Jaelynn Kraus. Second row: assistant coach Kylie McDonell, Maddie Lambert, Jordan Kuper, Corinne Gadient, Lauren Ries and head coach Stacie Breitbach. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    08/23/2017 - 9:21am

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  • Jim Flynn of Cedar Rapids is the new owner/manager of ValuMaxx Mattress in Monticello. Flynn enjoys the small-town feel of Monticello. In the near future, he plans to offer delivery service. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
    08/23/2017 - 8:32am

Opinion

08/23/2017 - 8:21am
     For the past several months, the Jones County Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Supervisors have been discussing the possibility of modifying the county’s sign ordinance to perhaps better serve businesses within commercially-zoned...

Agriculture


Tyler Frasher of the Anamosa FFA Chapter showed the Reserve Champion Purebred Breeding Gilt in the FFA Parade of Champions Aug. 12 at the Iowa State Fair. (Photo courtesy of Iowa State Fair/Steve Pope Photography)
08/23/2017 - 8:52am
     Sandy Hill Guernseys of Scotch Grove, Ka Kath Guernseys of Monticello, and Monticello’s Malcolm Clark, and Kira Steiner were among winners in early shows during the Iowa State Fair.      Tyler Frasher of Anamosa showed a Reserve Champion...

Features


Abby Morales and her son John work on a solar eclipse project at the Monticello Public Library Monday morning, Aug. 21. The library hosted a viewing and craft party for people of all ages. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
08/23/2017 - 8:55am
     It’s been 99 years since the last total solar eclipse crossed the United States from the West Coast to the East Coast.      On Aug. 21, the Midwest, or Iowa to be specific, meteorologists anticipated that the moon would cover 87-96 percent the...

Sports


The Monticello High School varsity football team, first row from left: managers Mylo and Wyatt Wilson, Devin Kraus, Gavin Cooper, Tony Wallerich, Tyler Ungs, Chase Luensman, Dallas Bowser and Brody Brokaw. Second row: head coach Wes Wilson, Tyler Kuper, Jon Mootz, Thomas Broderick, Lake Stahlberg, Jacob Manternach, Max Keleher, Andrew Mescher, Kaleb Rigby, Hunter Kramer and assistant coach Jon Kyte. Third row: Harrison Eastburn, Gavin Holub, Wesley Henderson, Wade Picray, assistant coaches Greg Williams Nathan Freeze, Dustin Chapman and Donnie Kremer; Clayton Kraus, Kirklen Kiburz, Jacob Lorenzen and Andrew Ellis. (Photos by Pete Temple)
08/23/2017 - 9:26am
     Injuries are usually bad for an athletic team, but in the case of the Monticello High School football team, last year’s injuries may wind up helping the Panthers this season.      “We have quality depth at a lot of positions this year,” second-...

Obituaries

08/23/2017 - 8:09am
     Minnie Stogdill, age 87, died Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital Cedar Rapids, Iowa following a brief illness.      Funeral services will be held at 11 Friday morning, Aug. 25, 2017 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello where...

News

08/23/2017 - 8:44am
     There seems to be interest in the former Hughes property, 224 N. Chestnut St., now owned by the City of Monticello.      Tom Harmon, who resides next door at 234 N. Chestnut St., addressed the Monticello City Council during their Aug. 21...

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