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Opinion

09/09/2020 - 2:33pm
To the Editor,      My son and I had the privilege of being able to work the food pantry in Monticello twice this month. On our first two-hour shift, we assisted 13 families in need. The second time there were nine families. The need is there and it...

Agriculture

09/17/2020 - 9:22am
     Midwestern BioAg Holdings LLC (MBA), a special purpose acquisition vehicle formed by Skyline Global Partners LLC, announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, that it has acquired and provided significant additional capital to Midwestern BioAg Inc., a leader...

Features


The Flynn children, Sully (11th grade), Stella (seventh grade), and Soren (second grade), are spending their 2020-21 school year 100 percent online. Parents Tim and Jill said they chose this option for the health and well being of everyone in their family. (Photos courtesy of Timothy Flynn Photography)
09/09/2020 - 2:42pm
     Last week, Monticello Schools Superintendent Brian Jaeger reported that the Monticello Community School District has 127 students in grades PreK-12 taking part in online learning for the 2020-21 school year. That’s 13 percent of the total...

Sports


Bronwyn Hodge of Monticello (left) tips the ball over the net against Springville during the Midland tournament Sept. 5. Because of COVID-19 concerns, half of the tournament was played in Monticello, including the Panthers’ matches. (Photos by Pete Temple)
09/17/2020 - 9:37am
     While the Monticello High School volleyball team had two home matches and a home junior varsity tournament shut down due to the quarantine of more than 140 district students, the Panthers were able to get one event in prior to the postponements...

Obituaries


Gary Wernimont
09/09/2020 - 2:14pm
      Gary Wernimont, age 74, died early Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, 2020, at his home following an extended illness.       A mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday morning, Sept. 4, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello with...

News


This was the scene at the entrance to Central Park immediately after the derecho swept through the county on Aug. 10. The welcome sign blew over, as did several trees. (Photos courtesy of Jones Co. Conservation)
09/09/2020 - 2:45pm
     “I can say that of the 23 years I have worked here at Central Park, this was the worst damage from a storm event that I have witnessed. We have had other high winds and ice storms that have caused damage in other years, but none like the Aug....

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