Kim Brooks
04/18/2018 - 3:48pm
     I know I’ve shared this several times before, but reading is important, especially in my life.      I start my day by reading the Cedar Rapids Gazette. I read news and entertainment magazines. At any one time, I’m immersed in a few different...


04/18/2018 - 9:48am
     The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is once again partnering with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) to offer funding for pig farmers interested in new nutrient loss reduction technologies.      IPPA has...


On April 9, the Monticello Theisen’s store opened its new garden center at the former Family Foods property on N. Sycamore Street. Plants and trees are being sold outside, with the addition of a heated greenhouse. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
04/18/2018 - 4:07pm
     There has been some development taking place inside the former Family Foods building and parking lot as of late.      The Sycamore Street location is the new home to the Monticello Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto Garden Center.      The facility...


Anna Loes (right) hands off to Panther teammate Natalie Newhard in the sprint medley relay at the Anamosa meet April 10. (Photos by Pete Temple)
04/18/2018 - 10:18am
     Once the Monticello High School girls track and field team finally got some decent weather to compete in, the Panthers took advantage.      The Panthers pulled off a fourth place finish in a 15-school field at the Tigerette Relays April 12 in...


04/17/2018 - 12:07pm
Robert Husman, age 92, died Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 Thursday morning, April 19, 2018 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello...


04/18/2018 - 4:05pm
     Getting its first chance to discuss it as a group, the Monticello School Board kicked around the Facilities Committee’s proposal to have a grade 5-8 middle school built on the high school site, during the board’s April 11 work session.      The...

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