Kim Brooks
04/22/2019 - 4:42pm
     A couple of weeks ago, I got the pleasure to attend former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book tour in St. Paul, Minn. What a thrill that was!      Thanks to some locals who are also huge book nerds like myself (and fans of Michelle Obama, too),...


Karli Recker of the Monticello FFA Chapter placed first overall in the state in Ag Radio Broadcasting at the Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference April 15-16 at Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University, Ames. (Photos submitted)
04/24/2019 - 2:04pm
     The 91st Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference was held April 15-16 at Hilton Coliseum on the Iowa State University campus, where 17 Monticello FFA Chapter members participated in career development events (CDE), FFA Choir, Massing of the Flags...


The Porch Posse is hanging up their aprons after five years of service to the Jones County community, and beyond. They served meals at 60 functions since starting in 2014, and donated $10,000 to area projects. These photos represent the MHS Class of 1969 who make up the Porch Posse. (Photos submitted)
04/24/2019 - 10:10am
   The young-at-heart Porch Posse – At Your Service group is hanging up their aprons.      The ladies, all from the Monticello High School Class of 1969, are calling it quits as they near their 50th class reunion.      The Porch Posse, made up...


Avery Martensen (left) and Wade Picray are Monticello’s qualifiers to the Drake Relays. (Photos by Pete Temple)
04/24/2019 - 2:25pm
     The Monticello Panthers are moving up the ladder. And two of them are moving on to the Drake Relays.      The Panthers had two meets last week, and learned over the weekend that seniors Avery Martensen (110-meter hurdles) and Wade Picray (...


Lois Winchip
04/24/2019 - 9:16am
Lois Winchip, age 86, died Friday March 22, 2019 at Northbrook Manor Care Center, Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, April 2, 2019 at the Peace Church, Monticello with...


04/24/2019 - 9:55am
The Monticello City Council is getting closer to exploring its options concerning the dilapidated Compadres building in downtown Monticello. A structural engineer will inspect the building during the morning of Wednesday, April 10. Following...

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